Life (and Career) Lessons from Becoming

There are so many reasons to love Michelle Obama and Becoming aptly embodies all of them. She says it like it is. She is self-aware. She is serious but doesn't take herself too seriously. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, single or married, it is hard not be touched by her authenticity or inspired by her story. Not surprisingly from a self-proclaimed "box checking" lawyer, her story is nuanced, sharing the facts, while giving you a peek into her emotions, insecurities, and values. There are so many life lessons woven through the chapters. It was hard to narrow in, but we narrowed in on a few. If you haven't read it yet, hopefully, this inspires you.

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15 Pieces of Advice From My 20’s That Stand the Test of Time

Universal, genuinely helpful pieces of advice that are immediately applicable and pay dividends later are tough to summarize. “Best pieces of advice” can seem too generic to fit an immediate, specific situation. And explicit guidance for a unique challenge is often narrow. That said, we’ve gathered our best insights and given it a shot.

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