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Girl Code

Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur
Written by: Cara Alwill Leyba
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Self-Help, Motivational
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For fans of Girl Boss by Sophie Amoruso, I Am That Girl by Alexis Jones and You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero comes the latest book from best-selling author, entrepreneur, and master life coach Cara Alwill Leyba. Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, "side hustlers" (those with a day job who are building a business on the side), and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman. This book will not teach you how to build a multimillion dollar business. It won't teach you about systems or operational processes. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your "why", eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that's what life and business is all about.

"I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group of women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It's almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power-playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly believe they can have it all - and you can, too. There is something dynamic that happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, when we cut the bulls--t, and when we truly have each other's backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and we show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work that all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and dish on what works. There is no reason to hoard information, connections, or insight. Wisdom is meant to be shared, so let's start sharing what we've learned to make each other better. Let's start building each other up. Let's live up to our potential and start ruling the world."

©2015 Cara Alwill Leyba (P)2016 Audiobooks.com Publishing

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Lacks substance & didn’t do much for motivation or to stimulate any creative processes. Will make you want to drink champagne though... seems like there’s a mention of it in every chapter.

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  • BOLIVAR, MO, United States
  • 2016-08-16

Ah. Millenials.

The reviews disagree with me, so I assume this book and I are just a poor match.
If I hear the word "journey" again today, I may forget all my inner peace and ask the universe to wack somebody on the head. The author's story of finding the perfect salon to get her mink lash extensions gave me pause. It was her rapturous recounting of the time she took a town car to buy a Chanel purse that finished me off. I'm a mother of grown children and now a new grandmother. This whole 'purse that cost twice as much as my first car' phenomenon is beyond ridiculous. But she's young..she'll learn.

So, if you are an ambitious 20/30 something and are new to positive thinking and sending out good energy to get good energy back; if you like the idea of mink lash extensions (seriously?) you may very well enjoy this book. If, on the other hand, you are a more mature person who has lived through the fads and fancies of superficiality, look elsewhere. It's hard to get a reinvigorating shot of positivity when you are hearing from the wife of an NBA star or a reality TV personality about how they run their businesses and get everything done. Hmm ..ready cash maybe?

In summary, road weary pragmatists beware! The info is standard positive cheerleader stuff. A great message, but the messenger may not resonate for everyone.

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  • Nicola H.
  • 2016-11-04

Very misleading title

Would you try another book from Cara Alwill Leyba and/or the narrators?

No. The Narrator was good but the book was not for me at all.

Has Girl Code turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I will just do more research next time.

Which scene was your favorite?

None.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Major disappointment. Annoyance.

Any additional comments?

This book appears to be a business book at first look, but it is not at all. I tried to return it but it would not allow me. I kept listening hoping it would improve but it never did. This is book is not for a woman who (like me) is already confident, already strong, already outgrown high school behaviors towards other women, has kids, already believes in positivity brings in only good things in your life; if you fit any of those, do not buy this book. This book would be very helpful if you are unsure of yourself, doubtful, awash in negativity, cannot maintain good working relationships, have a woe is me attitude, can't be happy for others. I run a painting company. There was nothing about dealing with men in business in this book. Next time I will research more than the first couple reviews before buying a book.

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  • Daisy Cruz
  • 2016-07-19

Loved it!

Amazing, intriguing, and inspiring. Great book to empower women and make them more confident. I loved it!!

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  • Brittany
  • 2016-07-07

loved it!!!

Loved it so inspirational definitely gonna read again and again the narrator has a very welcoming and inviting voice I listened to it all day and didn't want it to end, sad that I finished it so quick I will definitely recommend giving it a read and I will also be looking into more books from this author. Great job!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-08-06

Such an important book for all generations.

Narration was great from the author. Ladies, she has an important message for is and I wish we would all read it.

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  • Michelle
  • 2016-07-10

Awesome & Inspiring!

I loved this book!! Every woman should read it. Cara gives great advice for life, business and happiness.

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  • MrsRogers
  • Ardmore, OK, US
  • 2016-06-24

Empowering

loved this short book! I will definitely keep this one on my short list for a boost when I need it or for girlfriends!

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  • Dominique C.
  • 2017-08-22

All Hype!!! No substance

I wasn't expecting a lot but this was a total disappointment! This book is all hype and I personally couldn't find the true value to learn anything! To be fair I stop listening at hour 2. I couldn't take it any more.

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  • catherine broom
  • 2017-08-11

Average if that.

Difficult to be inspired by unoriginal quotes and stories that are yes relatable but that's about it. Definitely not mind altering. Even a tad boring.

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  • April Terrell
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 2017-07-02

Inspring and Down To Earth

My takeaway is OWN who you are and do what you want. Listened in one day. Lifted me up :)

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