I have an ongoing frustration with the current trend of “female empowerment” books essentially being written by privileged white women who try to be “relatable” to the average person, but then talks about going to the Oscars with their major studio executive husband. *cough*rachelhollis*cough* So, I typically go in to most of these styles of books with my side-eye half cocked.
I got You Are A Mogul: How To Do The Impossible, Do It Yourself, & Do It Now as part of my Sparkle Hustle Grow box. In my experience, those books have been hit or miss with me. Judging by the cover, I thought this was gonna be a little too ass-patting for me. Anytime I see a book discussing how it’s going to inspire you, I brace myself a little.
Don’t judge books by their covers. I really liked this book, y’all.
Tiffany Pham started On Mogul in her bedroom as a side project and quit her job to build it in to the platform it is today. In “You Are Mogul”, she talks about her moving from Paris to Texas as a child and trying to fit in to a new environment, the choices she made, good AND BAD, that lead her down her path, and what drove her decision making processes as she joined or collaborated with people to create amazing projects that she was passionate about. THEN SHE WALKS YOU THROUGH STEPS TO DO THE SAME. There is insight from other “big names” on the Mogul team on how they’ve made their marks. There’s practical advice along with the pep talks for when you feel overwhelmed. Plus, it’s a comfortable length where you can finish it in a long weekend.
It’s so refreshing to read someone who has done these unbelievable things acknowledge when they’ve gotten lucky or shows their incredible work ethic. Tiffany is gracious in giving credit to the people who have helped her out along the way and humble when talking about the ballsy power moves she’s made in her career. I’ve actually bookmarked things and taken notes on how I can work some of this advice in to my own life. It’s also not lost on me that it was written by a WOC, which makes much her tenacity that much more inspiring.
You Are Mogul lives up to the claims on the cover. You too can do these big amazing things; here’s how Tiffany did it, and here’s how it can work for you. If you are looking to start a new career or stuck in a rut, this book can be the catalyst to help you drive yourself to your next destination.