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National Boss’s Day & 1 Month in Business

So Monday was National Boss’s Day and I didn’t even know it until I saw a few acknowledgments on Facebook. I cannot believe I am my own boss! I’ve only been telling whoever would listen at all my old jobs that I wouldn’t be working for someone else long. I just didn’t know at the time exactly how much those words I spoke would resonate in my life, nor did I know how to make it happen. I look back at all the jobs I’ve worked, none of which really correlate with any other, and I still can’t believe I’ve made it this far. However, at the same time, something deep within me always knew that I would not be working to help anyone else live out there dreams. Call it the law of attraction if you will!

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[Bossy Books] Message From A Mistress

The True Definition of Frenemy is what you will find in the urban novel Message From A Mistress by Niobia Bryant! Imagine chillaxing with your girls at your designated safe haven where you go to dish on all you and your man’s ups and downs.  I mean come on, I know that everyone keeps (or should keep) a little to themselves. I don’t dish all of me and my baby’s details, but for the most part you can count on talking to your girls about what he does to get on your last nerve, and what he does to turn you on… and that fine brother that was checking you out that you innocently flirted with just to see if you still had it like that. What about your friend that hit up the ex from back in 99’? I mean they are your best girlfriends; they know it all for the most part right?

Okay, take all that you’ve shared with your sisters and imagine sitting at the table like in Tyler Perry’s film Why Did I Get Married, when ALL THE JUICE COMES OUT.. and then multiply that by 2000 when you realize that one of those trifling bishes is SLEEPING and LEAVING with YO’ MAN and you find out via text!!!  But it might not be your man, as she has sent the message to ALL your girlfriends. However, the only way you’re going to find out whose man it is, is by reading until you get to the END OF THE BOOK! Makes you think twice about sharing those freaky details, right?!

Message From A Mistress will have you turning from page to page figuring out which character relates to you and your friends and will have you all up in your feelings!  Niobia Bryant carefully uses flashback scenes in good taste, and uses creative word play and backgrounds for these women that will keep you interested in their lives and in the situation at hand.  You will find that everyone has issues, like in real life, and that it could “possibly” happen to you in real life. All I know is that if one of my girls hit me with the text that they leaving with mine, I’m fading to black.  I can remember sitting on the edge of my bed and couch, turning pages, dying to get to the end of the book to figure out which one of those men were living unfaithful lives and why the bestie betrayed the girl code.  I found myself pulling for one couple and my teeth clenched as I hoped it wouldn’t end in a cliffhanger.

Get the book at your local bookstore or Wal Mart and entertain yourself with the thought that one of your girls could be smiling in your face just to take your place. Now, let me text my girls and tell them what this dude did last night! They’re going to flip! (ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY AND I CANT CHANGE THE WAY WE WOMEN ACT IN ONE) Happy Reading  Boss Chics!

A.Bad Boss 🙂

[Bossy Book Review] Fifty Shades Of Grey

Ohhh how I LOVED the Fifty Shades of Grey! I read this book in about a week and I would have finished much sooner if I wasn’t so busy. I love getting into the best seller books that are being discussed worldwide, but I must say this is my first Rated X best seller I’ve ever read LOL. I grew up into the Harry Potter craze, indulged in Twilight after high school, and most recently I jumped on The Hunger Games bandwagon. Let me just tell you NONE of those could have prepared me for what I was about to read in Fifty Shades!

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[Boss Books] One Day It’ll All Make Sense

If you check my All About Me section on the blog, you will notice that I’m an avid reader. I will read anything, and I’ll read the same book more than once if I can’t find anything new that interests me. I recently bought myself a kindle so I can keep up with all my books a little better. Since I got that for myself, I’ve read a good 15 books or more. What can I say, I’m a book worm lol.
The most recent book I’ve read is a memoir by Common of his own life titled One Day It’ll All Make Sense. This book was hard for me to put down from beginning to end. This compelling story of how a young black boy from the streets of Chicago paved his own way to become a successful rapper/actor. His mother provided him a pretty good life in southside Chicago and made sure that he went to a good school. However, he like any other young man got into his share of trouble coming up in the streets. His memoir told of physical altercations that surrounded him in his prime, some of which ended in a trigger being pulled. Luckily he made it out by going off to college at Florida A&M. Sadly not all of his friends made it out of the streets alive.

 He started each chapter of his life with a letter of someone important to him. Some of those started with letters to some of his best friends he lost throughout his life. Since he didn’t graduate from college, it goes on to show how he worked his way up in the entertainment industry by pure hard work. He didn’t get a free pass at all on his journey, yet he never gave up. There were a few times in life that he sacrificed himself and his beliefs for the sake of others and for love, but in the end he found a way to remain true to himself and still do what he loves.

Not only does he touch on the struggles of an every day black male, he also gives it to you 100% real. He speaks on the hurt that comes with abortion, the struggles of raising a child at a young age, and he also gives light to how the music industry works behind the scenes. And for those of you who love to get the scoop on any and everything, he also speaks about his relationships with both Erykah Badu and Serena Williams… I really appreciated this book as it’s hard to get a male’s perspective on life at times. Common is a very respectable man who I’ve always been a fan of. I love how the book shows how he become a more “conscious” rapper as he grew in life. This memoir was really enlightening and worth the read. If you’re a reader this is definitely one you should add to your list!
LaBellaBoss ♥