Book Cover Image of Having What Matters: The Black Woman’s Guide to Creating the Life You Really Want by Monique Greenwood

Having What Matters: The Black Woman’s Guide to Creating the Life You Really Want
by Monique Greenwood

    Publication Date: Dec 04, 2001
    List Price: $25.00
    Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780688175092
    Imprint: William Morrow
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Parent Company: News Corporation
    Borrow from Library

    Hardcover Description:

    She who has the most joy wins!

    Accomplished author, entrepreneur, and former Essence editor in chief Monique Greenwood offers a refreshing prescription for personal and professional success, showing any woman how to have financial freedom, fulfilling work, loving relationships, great style, a sense of purpose, and a balanced and joyful life.

    As Greenwood convincingly argues in her provocative new book, success is highly subjective— or at least it should be. “What rocks my world may feel like a rock in your shoe,” she advises. Having What Matters gives African-American women the confidence to define success for themselves and the techniques to turn their dreams into reality.

    Greenwood shows you:

    • How to identify the illusions that hold you back
    • How to track your dreams and create “the plan”
    • Why no dream is impossible

    Her very own life-from anonymity to the top of the Essence masthead, from an unfit size eighteen body to a shapely size twelve, from a cramped rental apartment to a mansion of her own, from countless bad relationships to a sweet union — is evidence that her “bootstrapping” strategies work.

    Funny, down-to-earth, and motivational, Greenwood asserts that to achieve true personal satisfaction, a woman doesn’t have to work harder, but she must manage her life smarter. It was while writing this book that Greenwood really reflected on these lessons and decided to leave her esteemed position as editor in chief of Essence to devote more time to self, family, and the development of her own businesses. Reading Having Mat Matters will change your life, too.