Fran Hauser on Writing an Interactive Book to Help Women Become the Author of Their Own Career, Episode 150

If you’re a working mom looking to write a book one day, just know that there are going to be crazy and messy days. But they don’t have to be those kinds of days if you don’t allow them. You need to set boundaries to keep that sanity in you and you also have to learn how to leverage your network because that’s where you will find those rare gems.

In today’s episode, author and speaker Fran Hauser will teach us ways to say NO at work and she’s going to share some scripts on how to do that, especially if you need more time to write your book. She also shares the benefits of networking outside of your job function even outside of your book genre. 

Fran Hauser is passionate about leveling the playing field for women. She does this through her investing, writing, and speaking. Fran has invested in over 30 female-founded companies across consumer tech, CPG, media & publishing, and wellness. She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate, which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 2018” by Audible. 

Fran’s new book, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career is quickly becoming the go-to for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their careers. Fran regularly speaks at conferences and organizations to help women build careers they love while staying true to themselves. Much of her current work is informed by 15 years spent in media, where she rose through the ranks at Time Inc. to President of Digital. She lives outside of NYC with her husband and two sons. Fun fact: Fran became a mother in her 40s when she adopted her two sons. 

Finally, Fran shares that she wrote an interactive book because she wants it to be all beautiful, fun, and light. At the end of the day, it’s all about how you want to connect with your audience and touch their souls in a meaningful way.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Why writing an interactive workbook vs. a regular book might be the way to go
  • How to say NO at work i.e. scripts to use so you have time to write a book
  • Finding lower-lift ways that you can still be helpful to other people
  • The benefits to networking outside of your job function, country, book genre
  • How to use the art of storytelling to ensure the work you are doing is visible to the right people
  • Words to use when you are disappointed at work (also useful after agent rejections)
  • Asking for a raise whenever you move up and why it’s important (also important if you want to retire faster to become a full-time writer)

Supporting Resources:

Shop Fran’s books today!

Embrace The Work, Love Your Career

The Myth of the Nice Girl (Paperback)

The Myth of the Nice Girl (Kindle Edition)

www.franhauser.com 

https://www.instagram.com/fran_hauser/ 

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Similar Episodes:

Beth Comstock – Former GE Vice Chair of Business Innovation and CMO Beth Comstock On Granting Yourself Permission To Explore A Changing Reality, Episode 65

Suzi Watford of WSJ – How Wall Street Journal CMO Suzi Watford Puts Clarity of Purpose at the Heart of Leadership, Episode 77

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