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“Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman” by Gail Evans

Thursday, January 17, 2019

I found this book review I wrote and thought I would share it.

May 24,2000

I am in Milan, Italy and just finished a book by Gail Evans, “Play like a man, Win like a woman.” After owning my own company for 25 years and working in a man’s world for 45 years, sometimes part time, being raised by a single parent and one that was a woman and career oriented, this was the most thought provoking book I have EVER read. I might add also from being a pioneer woman and a token woman on many boards and organizations. This book was interesting, funny and so full of recognizing myself or many other men and women. I wish Ms. Evans had written her book at least 40 years earlier and if my mother was alive she would have wished the book had been written at least 50+ years earlier.

My mother was one that worked in the Corporate World, she was the first woman manager at Dresser Industries. I am an entrepreneur, so I have seen both sides. Mrs. Evans has spurred me on! How? Finally a woman of my own thoughts that brought credence to my thoughts. I read another woman saying and thinking what I had.

Now don’t get me wrong, I did not know or think everything in this book. No, I had never had the analogy of the men making their job a game! What insight! After 25 years my company seems so wearisome to me but I do not want to sell it or get out of it, I can now make it a game! That idea in itself empowers me, awakens my spirit, excites me, gives me renewed enthusiasm! WOW!!!

This book along with Maria Shriver’s new book “Ten Things”, makes me want to sit down and prepare a class for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls, maybe even 5th grade girls. Also a class for teachers so they will teach the girls and the boys the thinking differences of both sexes.

I believe in making a difference in lives that will in turn make a difference in the world. It was important for me to write this and date it and I will note on my calendar for the same date in 2001 to write the things I have done, the things I have done differently, the impact this book has made on me and other people by what I have done or said because of this book.

Thank you Gail Evans and all the people that influenced Gail Evans life so she would be able to write this powerful and thought-provoking book.
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    Great read. Thanks.
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    aww--Yer kind words and your inspirational blog here are a great way for me to start a day-Thank yu too!-Lynda
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    Yes! Sounds great! THX for sharing! I'll share, too!

    Sharing my (Makes about 1.5 galloons BIG pot:) TURKEY SOUP: easy peasy! Water enough to cover everything & Cook, bones, skin, fat, gravy & all, till everything drops off the bones. About an hour. Makes a lovely broth. Separate ALL bones & etc. from turkey & put any cooked turkey from this concoction into a separate container & any more cooked turkey, to make VERY turkey pieces. I add things in 1 at a time, root veggies first: Carrots; yams; baby potatoes, etc. Cook till almost firm. Then I add butternut squash, (I buy frozen & already cut up) & zucchini; then I add Brown rice spirals from Trader Joes. About 1.5 cups. Cook about 5 minutes, only, then add things like broccoli, cauliflower, etc. Cook ONLY till broccoli is BRIGHT green. Then add back the cooked turkey chucks. At this point I take out several servings for our doggie. Maybe 4 days worth. (They can't have onions or spices. Truly her favorite food I serve her!) Then I roast & add in a small dry frying pan, dry onions. About 1/2 cup, till really dark. This is where the deep flavor comes from. I add a few tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce, Trader Joes, '21 salute' spices AND a couple of sprinkles of poultry seasonings. Cook just a few seconds, till flavors blend. DON"T over cook veggies. They cook more as cooling down. If there isn't enough liquid I may add a can or 2 of low sodium chicken broth. I actually LIVE on this stuff! Sometimes there isn't even enough to freeze. BUT if there is, I freeze only in single servings. SO much easier to defrost in a quick hurry. Hope this helps! It is a true balanced meal, nothing else needed. IN-Joy!!!!
    823 days ago
    Thanks for this blog! I'm going to read the book! I'm also going to be giving it to my daughter, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. They are still young enough to learn and give serious consideration to how they" play the game" in building their careers.

    I also have Maria Shriver's book - now maybe I'll get on with reading it. LOL
    823 days ago
    Sounds like a great book!
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    Thank you for sharing this!
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