NAPW St. Louis, MS Local Chapter Hosted its Second Book Review Club and Networking Meeting in July

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National Association of Professional Women St. Louis, MS Chapter discussed what they learned about conquering procrastination & goal setting from the book Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy at July event.

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The most important take away...was that it helps you to complete goals by making that list and checking off items as you go, which gives a boost to your self-confidence and sense of accomplishment.

Members and guests of the NAPW St. Louis, MS Local Chapter gathered on July 8th for a professional networking meeting at the Olive Garden on St. Charles Rock Road.

The Chapter’s second book review club meeting focused on "Eat that Frog!" by Brian Tracy. The book’s classic 21 tips on how to conquer procrastination and accomplish more inspired the group of professional women and sparked a lively discussion about reaching career goals.

St. Louis Local Chapter President Lisa M. Pettis, Owner of REFORM, a personal training and health and wellness business, kicked off the meeting by welcoming all of the attendees to the meeting.

She then began the discussion of "Eat that Frog!" by Brian Tracy.

“Each of the women gave a summary of what they enjoyed most about the book,” said St. Louis Chapter President Lisa Pettis. “All of the attendees said that they would recommend 'Eat that Frog!' to others, and many had already recommended the book.”

The book has sold more than 450,000 copies and has been translated into 23 languages.

According to a Barnes & Noble review, “the new edition is revised and updated throughout, and includes brand new information on how to keep technology from dominating our time.”

Some of the comments made by members and guests about what they learned from the book included: working with a list so you can check off tasks as you complete them; time block your day with tasks to complete or to work on during specific time slots; focus on the few things that are really important; read something in your field; plan tomorrow today; tackling the things you don’t want to do and mix activity with accomplishment.

“One member found that someone she recommended the book to had already read it, and they were able to discuss and debate some of the issues in the book prior to the meeting,” said President Pettis. “The most important take away about Eat that Frog! was that it helps you to complete goals by making that list and checking off items as you go, which gives a boost to your self-confidence and sense of accomplishment.”

Most of the attendees said they worked through the book as they read it, creating goals as Mr. Tracy suggested at the end of each chapter.

All of the professional women said they plan to continue to use the book and work through the tasks at the end of each chapter to continue to reach their personal and professional goals.

“Members and guests thoroughly enjoyed the intimate review and discussion of Eat this Frog!” said Chapter President Lisa Pettis. “Details about the next book to be discussed are coming soon!”

The next St. Louis Local Chapter meeting will be held Monday, August 12th at 6:00pm at Olivette Lanes, 9520 Olive Blvd. in St. Louis.

The agenda includes bowling/planning for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Meeting updates can be found on the St. Louis Chapter Page.

Members in attendance included:
Courtney Bond, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, which specializes in financial services. Her skills and areas of expertise include retirement income, client relations and client services. She received her Bachelor degree in Finance and Business Administration from Southeastern Missouri State University. She is also currently involved with Urban Financial Services Coalition & the ABC's of Money Management.

Cheryl Robinson-Moore, Director of Health Center Operations at Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc. She is responsible for the overall planning, management, implementation and coordination of nursing care services and nonclinical functions provided at multiple health center locations. She ensures efficient patient flow and enhanced productivity through effective supervision and coordination.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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