20 September, 2016

Power Your Happy: Work Hard, Play Nice, and Build Your Dream Life by Lisa Sugar Book Spotlight!

Work Hard, Play Nice, and Build Your Dream Life
by Lisa Sugar, Founder and President of POPSUGAR

Lisa Sugar began blogging about celebrities and fashion as a passion project from her San Francisco living room 11 years ago.  She was 29 years old, married, pregnant, and had a burgeoning career in advertising. But when POPSUGAR started growing like crazy — within a year, she had 1 million readers — she decided to leave her established career behind and start a company of her own.

Fast forward to today: POPSUGAR is the No. 1 lifestyle media brand for women, delivering inspiring, informative, and entertaining content across subjects such as entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, news, parenting, and more and garnering a staggering 1.5 billion global monthly content views across video, social, and mobile.

Though Lisa makes it look easy, building a hugely successful company with 500 employees doesn’t materialize overnight; it takes vision, drive, and passion.
In an inspiring and prescriptive new book, POWER YOUR HAPPY: Work Hard, Play Nice, and Build Your Dream Life (Dutton; September 20, 2016, $27), Lisa shares the story of how she and her husband Brian built the POPSUGAR empire from the ground up, revealing stories from her personal life, the critical choices she made along her journey, and how she continues to nurture her dream company today.

Women searching for their ideal career or looking to make a change will benefit from Lisa’s refreshing insight and work philosophy, including interviewing and hiring candidates, networking, collaborating with colleagues, and fostering creativity at work —  all while maintaining a fulfilling personal life.  Employers and small business owners will also learn from Lisa’s valuable wisdom about how to build an exceptional team, sharpen key leadership skills, and know when to let go and delegate. Even while leading a global 24/7 media company, having the dream job isn’t the end goal for Lisa — it is having her dream life.  She believes in blending, not balancing, her personal and professional lives and shares her strategies (and struggles) to achieve that blend, including majoring in her health, building her calendar around her family, and always putting family first.

Lisa lives by the motto “work hard, play nice,” and her candid reflections on her transformation from a self-proclaimed “okay student” to a media mogul are inspiring.   Sprinkled with real-life anecdotes that highlight the skills and mindset needed to pursue the career you want AND a meaningful life, POWER YOUR HAPPY is the roadmap to success for readers of any age and stage in their career.

Lisa’s advice includes:
·      how to develop a work/life blend rather than a balance
·      how to follow the “work hard, play nice” mantra
·      how to “just do it” and take the leap to pursue the career you love
·      how to forgive yourself when work has to take away from family time
·      how to use technology to make certain chores easy and quick and maximize time with your family
·      how to say “no” to some outside-of-work commitments to avoid overwhelming yourself
·      how to indulge and take time to yourself to recharge.
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Lisa Sugar, Founder and President of POPSUGAR
Lisa Sugar’s passion for pop culture inspired her to start writing POPSUGAR for fun, writing after hours and on weekends from her living room, in 2005.  Joining forces with her husband, Brian, in 2006, the two transformed her hobby into the reality of POPSUGAR, and the media company was formed. Since then, as editor in chief and president of POPSUGAR, she has grown POPSUGAR into the No. 1 independent lifestyle media and technology company for women. Driven by POPSUGAR's mission to help women live their happiest and healthiest lives, Lisa is at the helm of a 500-person company that brings to life must-know content across entertainment, celebrity, wellness, travel, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, romance, parenting, news, and more channels. She is also the creator and curator of POPSUGAR Must Have subscription boxes, bringing the best of POPSUGAR into the homes of fans everywhere. Thanks to her vision and drive, POPSUGAR is now read by more than 85 million people worldwide and is known for its distinct voice as well as its premium editorial and video content.

Prior to POPSUGAR, Lisa served as a media supervisor at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and at Young & Rubicam.  Lisa graduated with a degree in psychology and English from The George Washington University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, three daughters, and Lucy, their Jack Russell Terrier.

Power Your Happy
Work Hard, Play Nice, and Build Your Dream Life
By Lisa Sugar

Dutton | September 20, 2016 | $27.00 (Hardcover) | ISBN: 9781101985069
Also Available as an eBook

Connect online:
Popsugar.com | Twitter: @LisaSugar | Instagram: @lisapopsugar | Facebook.com/PopSugar

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