Meshel Laurie has had a very varied career, but whether she's working the front desk at a brothel or anchoring drive-time radio, it's always had one common thread: she is a self-confessed workaholic. Thankfully, over the years she's learnt to temper her tendencies with a bit of Buddhist perspective - and you can too!
Meshel shares her own experiences with wit and wisdom and explores how to navigate the modern workplace (and stay sane), how to handle difficult relationships with colleagues, how to deal with work stress and - of course - how to achieve that ever-elusive work-life balance.
This is an easy insightful, entertaining and touching book. Honest and open it presents the teachings in such a practical way - if you're not a parent it is easy to relate to which is so rare. It was great to find a book written by a busy working mother that a 'no-children by choice' woman could relate to and appreciate as well.
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I love how honest Meshel is in this book. I laughed and cried throughout. Great book. Thank you!
This is really what this is about and how she managed to be less busy. We can all see ourselves in this book at some point and learn some take aways but dont expect to learn about Buddism and its theories/concepts in detail. Check who she is online first if you don't know. It will help better understand the examples she gives. She is Australian and most examples revolve around this country.
Finally, she comes across as a very passionate person, the tone of voice can get annoying at times. Listen to an extract pror to buying the audio book.
I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed listening to this book as I don’t usually engage with spoken non fiction. But Meshel narrates in a very engaging way and she has a great story telling ability, whilst making the practice of Buddhist teachings accessible to the everyday person.
This book is amazing. I loved listening to the beautiful wisdom and enlightenment of Meshel Laurie - I wish it went for another 5 hours!
She is so down to earth and truthful 10 stars!!!
Love Meshel but I expected some of her humor to be present in this book. I probably would have read it into a physical copy but since Meshel is the narrator, I felt like I was being preached at by someone who has made more mistakes in her life than I have. That being said, I do agree with the main sentiment. Just don’t expect any humor.
I found this so easy to listen to as the path that Meshel has been on through her life (minus the brothel receptionist job) is so relatable. Throughout this audio book I constantly had the thought of "yes, me too" and made a mental list of at least a dozen people in my life who I also felt would benefit from listening to this. My only mild complaint is that I missed that infamous humour of Meshels although I know that she was simply trying to pass on insight without the distraction of too many jokes.
Well worth the listen and a great place to start in your journey to discover Buddhism.
love the book and listening to the writer was enjoyable. lots of good take away messages to implement. thanks
This book is awesome, funny amd so relevant for so many woman that are busy. It suggests small changers that we can do to help get some balance. Thank you Mishel.
So straight forward and wise, it is a must for an out of control life.