If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair: A Manual for Life

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If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair: A Manual for Life

If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair: A Manual for Life

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There’s no trauma, grief or suicide here, just Anya’s common sense advice on how to live a more fulfilling life. She was appointed Governor of the University of the Arts in 2010 and a Prime Minister's Business Ambassador in 2011, holds both and MBE and a CBE and is a Trustee of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. In addition, she has set a wonderful model for building a warm, inclusive but professional business culture. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

The book is nothing startling or new and a bit too much about motherhood for me (not to mention slightly middle class) but it was pleasant enough. I seem to have run across this problem before, that a book isn't too sure if it's a memoir or a how-to.Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB. I also found Anya's tone strangely calming, as if the fact that she'd been there and done that and written about her experiences made it safer for me to consider going there. Although some points were cliche and repetitive but I guess that’s life and certain experiences are common in most autobiographies you read.

When I requested a copy of this book from Bloomsbury India, I was under the impression that this is a self-help book. Perhaps if I was in Anya Hindmarchs friend circle I would have found this relatable or insightful, but it really just felt out of touch.She has since grown it into an award-winning global brand known for it’s craftsmanship, creativity and sense of humour, including the hugely successful ‘I’m Not a Plastic Bag’ campaign. Entrepreneurs are more doers than reading through tons of small print (hat's what you hire lawyers etc for). I am not a big fan of non-fiction, but I occasionally do find myself flipping the pages of a random self-help title. Anya shares about her journey as a businesswoman in fashion, most notably for the “I’m not a plastic bag” campaign, her life experiences and juggling life as a working mother (as do many successful career women). The best thing about this book is that it’s enlightening without being preachy (which is the first reason that makes me love a non-fiction book).

Anya shares her challenges and her high points and I totally agree with her thoughts on being a woman in a male dominated industry.

In If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair, she shares what she has learned during her busy and eclectic life, what she still worries about, and what advice she has received along the way. Sharing a few snippets of what left an impression on me; on decluttering, being your authentic self, selecting who you surround yourself with, humility and a more refreshing one - how COVID changed life in a good way.

I didn’t feel there were many super inspiring points although I had a few snippets of reminders to self I picked up on, which was really what I needed. I’m so used to studying heavy going mental health books that reading entrepreneur Anya Hindmarch’s, If in Doubt Wash Your Hair, was like a mini break for the mind. XD Anyway, so in here she kind of outlines how she has been able to function and manage her life - which includes shouldering the responsibilities not only at her work but also looking after her 5 children, husband and herself. And it’s with this honest and open approach that she goes on to detail her battles with anxiety and her life spent building a business.

Being organised is critical to running a business and critical to running a family, and becomes essential when you manage both. I guess that’s something very real to most who have been feeling languished in recent years (yes, it’s been that long).



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