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The Business Hive Academy Digital Book Club

"Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens."   ~ Phylicia Rashad

Our Book Club Story...

When Angela and Erica met, one of the first interests that they shared and were excited about was their love of books.  Angela had tried to join a book club when she first moved to Austin and Erica had always wanted to be a part of one.  When other book clubs failed to help them grow their circle of supportive, empowering women they knew what they had to do: Start their own. 

The very first book club they hosted was small, just 5 or 6 women. But after just three months, the Facebook group they had started grew to 100 women. All who shared a love of books.  The group evolved and became what it is today - The B Hive Apiary, a women's social community, grown with love to help women make authentic friendships with other women. 

As The B Hive Apiary grew, Angela and Erica knew that there was so much more they could do to impact the amazing women around them but also the women who didn't live in Austin, begging to be a part of a community like The B Hive Apiary. And The Business Hive Academy came to be - a community to support women in their businesses, their careers and their lives. 

But they felt like something was missing - a core piece of what The B Hive Apiary was from the very beginning! 

A Book Club! 

Back to the roots of what started The B Hive Apiary - a book club is now a main part of what The Business Hive Academy is and how it will support the women who are members of this community.  

 

How It Works: 

  1. We announce the book! Yay! 
  2. We release a Chapter Schedule - Each week we read just a few chapters, we know as entrepreneurs it can be challenging to read a whole book by a certain date, breaking down our books into bite sized pieces makes it easier to consume! 
  3. Every Wednesday we go live in our Facebook Group and discuss the weeks chapters with you all! 
  4. The very last week of chapters, we host an online book club via Zoom to connect with each other virtually and discuss the book in depth! 

What We're Currently Reading

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

Synopsis via Good Reads:

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Mason doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

Join The Business Hive Academy Book Club!

Have you been looking for a book club that is about professional development and not just about drinking wine? Join us for our DIGITAL BOOK CLUB! No matter where you're located you can join us! 

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