The organizational framework of “The Successful Woman’s Mindset” is deceptively simple; there are 21 chapters — one designated for each characteristic. The straightforward layout of the book makes it very accessible for readers, unlike many of the other overly complicated self-development programs out there. And, yet, it is clear that a lot of thought went into the ordering of each chapter. The book’s standout feature is in the fluid unfolding of principles that Ventura-Rozen lays out; each chapter inches readers into the right mindset to move forward in the book. Using past successes to overcome future obstacles, for example, is something that readers will be better suited to do once they have adopted a growth mindset and developed their own definition for success. Ventura-Rozen masterfully builds a comprehensive program between the lines, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves into the text without having to do the work of mentally navigating multiple sets of complex steps or figure out where to begin and what’s the most important takeaway.
Ventura-Rozen’s appeal to her target audience is a double-edged sword. On one hand, women do account for a staggeringly large portion of self-development literature; her committing to a female audience does some work to establish the tone of her book and enables her to touch on some keen points that apply specifically to women. On the other hand, her program is so well-organized and comprehensive that non-woman readers could otherwise stand to benefit. There is something all readers can gain from Ventura-Rozen’s insightful perspective. It is this very perspective that makes the book fresh, expressing at several points the importance of taking action and including actionable advice throughout.
The Successful Woman’s Mindset offers a comprehensive set of tips for jump starting your change in mindset.