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HAYVN November 2022 Book Group: Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back by Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson with Heather Cabot

Join us on Wednesday, November 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to discuss Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back by Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson with Heather Cabot. We will be joined for the conversation by Heather Cabot!

Fifteen years into their entrepreneurial journey together, they have tackled the obstacles that many business owners face: how to grow sustainably, hire thoughtfully, and keep up with the Goliaths in your industry.

Now, for the first time, Stacey and Lara share their inspiring and relatable personal story and lessons learned the hard way to show how every business owner can confront the forces that conspire to keep small businesses small. Lauded for her “resilient, visionary leadership” (Barack Obama) and celebrated as a “passionate advocate of democracy” (Madeleine Albright), Stacey now brings her fierce sense of justice to the challenges that America’s business owners face. Level Up arms readers with the confidence, know-how, and savvy to overcome the obstacles that hold their businesses back.

Order the book now!

To RSVP, please email me at nancy@nancysheed.com.

HAYVN October 2022 Book Group: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to discuss You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy. Hosted by Hayvn Co-Working Space.

Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to connect, it seems no one is really listening or even knows how. And it’s making us lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. A listener by trade, New York Times contributor Kate Murphy wanted to know how we got here.

In this always illuminating and often humorous deep dive, Murphy explains why we’re not listening, what it’s doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there (including a CIA agent, focus group moderator, bartender, radio producer, and top furniture salesman). Equal parts cultural observation, scientific exploration, and rousing call to action that’s full of practical advice, You’re Not Listening is to listening what Susan Cain’s Quiet was to introversion. It’s time to stop talking and start listening.

To RSVP, please email me at nancy@nancysheed.com.

HAYVN Sept Book Group: The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel Pink

Join us on Monday, September 19th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to discuss The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel Pink.

Everybody has regrets, Daniel H. Pink explains in The Power of Regret. They’re a universal and healthy part of being human. And understanding how regret works can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and school, and bring greater meaning to our lives.
 
Drawing on research in social psychology, neuroscience, and biology, Pink debunks the myth of the “no regrets” philosophy of life. And using the largest sampling of American attitudes about regret ever conducted as well as his own World Regret Survey—which has collected regrets from more than 15,000 people in 105 countries—he lays out the four core regrets that each of us has. These deep regrets offer compelling insights into how we live and how we can find a better path forward.
 
As he did in his bestsellers Drive, When, and A Whole New Mind, Pink lays out a dynamic new way of thinking about regret and frames his ideas in ways that are clear, accessible, and pragmatic. Packed with true stories of people’s regrets as well as practical takeaways for reimagining regret as a positive force, The Power of Regret shows how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

To RSVP, please email me at nancy@nancysheed.com.

HAYVN Book Group: Tracking Wonder: Reclaiming A Life of Meaning and Possibility in a World Obsessed with Productivity by Jeffrey Davis

Join us on Wednesday, July 13th from 5:30-7 pm to discuss Tracking Wonder: Reclaiming A Life of Meaning and Possibility in a World Obsessed with Productivity by Jeffrey Davis, who will be joining us for the conversation.

Discover how the lost art of wonder can help you cultivate greater creativity, resilience, meaning, and joy as you bring your greatest contributions to life.

Beyond grit, focus, and 10,000 hours lies a surprising advantage that all creatives have―wonder. Far from child’s play, wonder is the one radical quality that has led exemplary people from all walks of life to move toward the fruition of their deepest dreams and wildest endeavors―and it can do so for you, too.

A refreshing counter-voice to the exhausting narrative hyper-productivity, Tracking Wonder is a welcome guide for experiencing more meaning and joy in the present moment as you bring your greatest contributions to life.

Learn more at https://trackingwonder.com/.

Wednesday, July 13th
5:30 – 7pm
HAYVN, 320 Post Road, Darien, CT

To RSVP, please email me at nancy@nancysheed.com.

HAYVN Book Group: Read Your Favorite Memoir!

Check out this list of all of the memoir(-ish) books we discussed. 


Join us on June 15th at 5:30 pm and bring a favorite or recently read memoir that you’d love to discuss, share and recommend! Need some ideas?

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And we’ll plan out upcoming book group gatherings for the rest of the year!

To RSVP, please email HAYVN Member, Nancy Sheed at nancy@nancysheed.com. Friends of Nancy welcome!