She made a successful career anchoring business shows on network television, on CNBC, Bloomberg and CNN, and contributing money reports to TODAY and MSNBC.
Yet as Nicole Lapin felt the daily pressure to keep pushing herself even when she was stressed and exhausted, it finally led to burnout.
In her just-released third book, Becoming Super Woman: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Go from Burnout to Balance (BenBella Books), Lapin candidly shares her very personal story and the diagnosis that prompted her to take her mental health seriously, for the first time ever.
She describes the emergency hospitalization that prompted her to slow down the process and make a priority shift that became the key to unlocking even greater achievements.
For years, she says, maybe your entire life, you’ve been told that success means having it all and doing it all. But working more and harder is holding you back, not moving you forward. In Becoming Super Woman, Lapin redefines what it means to be a woman who “has it all,” and shows how to find lasting success by your own definition, on your own terms.
Lapin lays out an actionable, 12-step plan to guide you in taking control and becoming the hero of your own story, with the skills it takes to be a real Super Woman—skills we should (but often don’t) learn growing up, from productivity hacks to boundary setting.
In the book, Lapin addresses:
· How to talk to your boss about burnout without backlash
· Three ways to ask for a Mental Health Day at work
· How to banish toxic people
· Five ways to say “no” and set boundaries
· How to balance your life like your checkbook: points system using her Weight Watchers-style system for staying on track daily
· Why people don’t put themselves on the list of things they value most in their lives
She makes the case that the real secret to success doesn’t hinge on the hustle or the degrees you have, but in “putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others.” In fact, self care is the biggest asset or liability in our careers, she says. When it’s on-point it can help us soar, and when it’s neglected it can bring us down faster than anything else.
Becoming Super Woman shows you how to banish burnout, ward off a breakdown, and achieve true balance … finally.
Becoming Super Woman is available for purchase.
Author Nicole Lapin
Nicole Lapin is the New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together… Finally and Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career. From anchoring business shows on network television, including on CNBC, Bloomberg and CNN, to contributing money reports to TODAY and MSNBC, Nicole has a long history with speaking the language of money fluently, and using that language to empower an entire generation of women to take control of their lives and their finances. Star of the CW’s business competition reality show Hatched, Nicole helps a fresh wave of entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground with smart advice and actionable feedback on their products.