The Man Who Has It All - A Patronizing Parody of Self-Help Books for Women


How much do I want to read more? 6/10

Weird book. The layout is nice and clear, which makes it easy to read. Apart from that. nothing much of value in here. It's all common place. And I wonder why making a book out of it.


FOREWORD

As I hobbled back to bed, I caught sight of my face in the mirror. My hair was greasy, my complexion was dull, and my eyes were puffy. I just didn’t look like me. Where had the old me gone? Was he still in there? It was at this moment that I realized I had a choice. I could carry on as I was—guilty, stressed, and exhausted. Or I could get a grip and radically change my life.

1 - CHOOSING TO THRIVE

ATHERS IN THE WORKPLACE

Nearly half of all managers admit to thinking twice when it comes to hiring men who have children.
Companies who do not hire fathers could be turning down an extremely valuable resource.

Doubt

Leaving your kids to go out to work is tough. But, believe it or not, dads do survive.
children of a career dad can do just as well as children of a stay-at-home dad.

Identity

Being a working dad can boost your self-esteem and give you an identity beyond just “Dad.”
Working reminds you that you are a person in your own right.

Dad skills

Because children require so much attention, fathers are super-organized and multitasking aces.

HAVING AN OPINION

Developing confidence

It is not only attractive but actually very healthy for a man to have an opinion of his own.
Studies have found that men who physically lean in at professional meetings are less likely to be interrupted. Men who lean away, shrinking into themselves, are harder to see, and therefore they find it harder to be heard.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

I urge men to think about how they communicate at work and in relationships. Sometimes we forget the power of simply being silent when communicating with others.

2 - THAT ELUSIVE BALANCE

CAREER OR BABY?