ABOUT YOU ARE ENOUGH!
Using posts from her “Just Between Us Girls” blog that follows her courageous battle with breast cancer, lectures from her popular “Lessons from Being Invisible” speaking series, and personal accounts of her climb to being one of the first Black female executives in traditionally White and male-dominated industries, Charlene’s voice is one that resonates across every spectrum; a clear, compelling voice that everyone needs to hear. Charlene’s experiences provide a compass for individuals and corporations looking to change their course, alter their patterns, and expand their ways of thinking and being. With raw honesty, blazing courage, and solution-driven sensibility, Charlene reminds us that despite the setbacks, struggles, and obstacles life throws our way, we can and must be seen. We must not be invisible. We must be our own authentic selves. In short: We are enough!
“The book emphasizes that we are enough just as we are and nurtures the trait of being the best in whatever you do, whether its in one’s personal or professional life. It made me be more comfortable with myself and break the barriers that held me from moving ahead in life. I loved the author’s personal story on battling breast cancer and how she overcame the stereotypes and biases surrounding women in her career. This is an ideal book to cultivate a spirit of confidence and self compassion.”
“From start to finish, two words kept resonating with me as I read : reclaim and unapologetic . Upon completion, I walked away knowing without doubt that I can unapologetically reclaim my life back. This book has been a huge blessing. Will definitely recommend to others on my journey forward. God bless!”
–Mary Pauline M.
“Very inspirational read! Left me inspired to go after all my dreams. She is fearless and determined. I would highly recommend this book.”
“With a whimsical sense of humor, the author writes this amazing book to inspire others to work fearlessly towards attaining goals and living a purpose-driven life. Author Wheeless starts her chapters with eye-catching quotes from well-known personalities such as Dr. Maya Angelou, that offer readers a hint of the information shared. She examines how women, especially of Black descent, have to work twice as hard to reach the glass ceiling. She further explains how she succeeded in defying odds and overcoming unflattering stereotypes.
The fascinating book covers a lot of questions that often go unanswered such as how to achieve work-life balance and the fact that the author has worked as a senior executive in world-renown organizations makes her a credible source.
The tome covers two aspects: her career path and her blog posts, which include her journey as a cancer survivor. Smart and snappy advice breaks up every chapter and succinctly covers all the salient details of the world of employment. Further, the diction is fitting for this type of memoir/self-help/inspirational book, which was my favorite aspect. It is also rich in practical life lessons that can be used for ages to come. For this reason, I heartily give this amazing title, 5 stars.
One person’s survival story is another’s survival guide. This is not just a story of surviving but also one of flourishing against all odds. “You Are Enough: Reclaiming Your Career and Your Life With Purpose, Passion and Unapologetic Authenticity” by Charlene Wheeless is perfect for career-driven people, both men and women. It is a true testament to self-discipline and being true to oneself!”