Today, I am excited to announce the launch of a special reader review event with author Karen Arrington. Today, our readers are sharing their insights into her book Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America.
You'll have the chance to find more about this book―which won an NAACP Image Award in 2020―and more about the author, Karen Arrington, herself.
Join us as we celebrate this book and this inspiring author.
First, here's more about the book:
If you’re a Black woman in business and feeling stuck or trapped by other people’s expectations of what you can achieve, it’s time to stop playing small and start redefining what success means for you. It’s time to get that upgrade.
Channel your black girl magic. Karen Arrington―author of Your Next Level Life, founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women’s Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women―is your guide to getting to your next level life. Build a legacy of black excellence.
How big do you want to live? With the seven simple rules in Your Next Level Life, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.
Give the gift of confidence. Looking for inspirational gifts for aspiring black women in business? Your Next Level Life is unlike other self-help books for women. It’s a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious black women.
Adopt the 7 rules of power, confidence, and opportunity and you can find success:
- Create all the money you need
- Position yourself like a star
- Connect with other powerful women
Purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, and Bookshop.org. Be sure to also add this to your GoodReads reading list.
What WOW readers had to say:
"So, while the author intended this book for Black women, I feel the book will really help anyone who struggles with self-confidence and self-doubt. She shares so many inspiring stories that will encourage you to keep working for your goals.
It can be so easy to become discouraged and to settle with what you have. But, this book really encouraged me to step out on faith and take a few risks to make my dreams happen. And, it outlines 7 steps that you need to take to make this happen.
Plus, these steps are practical and easy to implement. They aren’t something you’ll put off for months intending to get to someday.
If you need the motivation to take the steps necessary to be successful, Your Next Level Life by Karen Arrington is a must-read."
- Ellen Christian
"I enjoyed this book. Not only does the author offer lots of advice and inspiration, but she also offers actionable tips. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a positive message on how to move forward."
- Karen Brown Tyson
"This is definitely not the kind of book I usually read. And usually, I don't even give a moment's attention to ideas like "dream-big" and "write-your-dream-down" and "your-dream-is-your-birthright."
However, some wonderful things have happened to me lately. One of my dreams came true (I got a book published that I'd worked on for five years) so now I DO believe in taking a risk and thinking outside the box and believing in a dream. Karen Arrington is Black. She's a successful businesswoman and philanthropist, and her book was written with Black women in mind... but her advice works for every woman. Really, it would work for every person.
Arrington shares big "rules" to follow, like "Expand Your Horizons" and "Identify Your Superpowers" to small gems. A tiny tidbit I appreciated was this one: make chores like researching scholarships (or agents/publishers, in my case) fun and inspiring. I've never made my surroundings pleasant when doing grunt work like this. A candle? Music? Having a friend over? Making a few changes would have made chores like this more appealing, and obviously. Arrington has what it takes to make her cause more appealing... to make her business propositions appealing. So give this book a read if you have dreams you've not reached yet..."
- Sioux Roslawski
"I am such a fan of Karen Arrington after reading her book, Your Next Level Life; 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity For Black Women In America. Your Next Level Life has given me the advice and tools needed to shift my mindset and change my life after a year that has been testing for us all, and one in which for myself, was difficult to focus on my dreams and goals to position myself to live that next level life.
Ms. Arrington has written an informative and inspirational guide for Black women to follow in this very much appreciated quick read. She lists seven empowering rules to elevate to your next level in a straightforward and friendly tone which makes it easy to visualize that purposeful and abundant life you desire, and to manifest it. I also love the fact that Ms. Arrington has a list of resources and pages with prompts at the end of her book. Your Next Level Life is definitely a book that should be in every woman's library, or on a coffee table, and gifted to a friend or relative. It is a must-read that won't disappoint."
- Jeanine DeHoney
"Your Next Level Life is a short read that contains everything you need to finally make the right steps to grow, rise, and take your life to the next level. Karen Arrington encourages and guides all black women of all ages to upgrade every aspect of their lives by following seven simple rules. If you need to build your self-confidence and improve your self-esteem, read this fantastic, sweet book. It will empower you to reach your full potential.
This book is easy to love because it contains a positive message. It makes you feel powerful and in control of your destiny."
- Emma Megan
Karen’s coaching, mentoring + philanthropic work spans over 100,000 hours of service — including her position as a Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra Leone, her work as the co-founder of the first Diabetes Awareness Day in West Africa, and her role as the founder of The Miss Black USA Pageant.
She won a 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for her book, Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence and Opportunity for Black Women In America. She has also been honored by The Lifetime Network, Jones New York + other major media outlets for her tireless advocacy for women’s health, success + empowerment -- including a Red Dress Award from Woman’s Day Magazine for her efforts in the fight against heart disease, the #1 killer of women.
Over the past 20 years, Karen has helped over 1,000 women step into powerful careers in media, business, medicine + law — transcending hardship, abuse + financial limitations, and transforming their lives + communities. Today, Karen offers private coaching + global service retreats around the world for ambitious women who want to live their best lives -- only better.
Find out more about Karen by visiting her website KarenArrington.com, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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