Today’s post is a book recommendation. A bit surprising perhaps, but I simply must share Perfectly Paired.

The book is a journey in consciousness. Through the lens of a memoir, the author Bonny Meyer, shares with us a feast of qualities for living and leading with soul.

Bonny and her husband, Justin, founded a very famous winery in the Napa Valley called Silver Oak Cellars. A winery that in certain respects set the tone for the wine industry in the US.

Central to the story, in my view, is living life with utmost reverence for all that we are as human beings.

The book reveals attributes of ways of being that create a conscious foundation for great relationships, great business, and a great life:

Respect, Generosity, and Honesty.

Authenticity, Courage, and Vulnerability.

And last but not least, Fun.

As I reflected on the book, my mind felt inspired to combine these words into perfect pairs. Whether or not you consider yourself to be a leader, these pairs offer valuable ingredients for the times we live in:

  • Respect – Authenticity
  • Generosity – Courage
  • Honesty – Vulnerability

Now add Fun to this mix, and you have a solid foundation for Soulful Leadership, something that is at the center of my work. It’s no surprise that Bonny’s words struck such a deep chord in me. 

I have had the pleasure of spending time with Bonny on a number of occasions over the years. She is a savvy, heart-based business woman and a deep soul.

I consider this book to be a very important resource for anyone who wants to lead soulfully in their personal or professional lives.

To learn more about the book, click this link.

Who is Maria?
Maria helps focused and driven individuals in business to find values-based clarity, connection, and confidence that frees them up to live their life in ways that has heart and meaning for them and helps them show up as the leader they want to be at work and in life.