This episode is the most practical Professional AF that we’ve done. I had a chance to interview Fran Hauser, a long-time media executive, startup investor and best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. Fran is best known for her role building PEOPLE.com – one of the biggest media brands online – She made the leap to early stage investing in 2014. And 18 of the 20 companies she has invested in are founded by women, highlighting her broader commitment to increasing the representation of female founders and investors. Fran’s first book, THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL: deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world and resonates with smart women who are looking to take their career to the next level. The Myth of the Nice Girl was named Audible's Best Business Book of 2018 and one of Amazon's Best Business and Leadership Books of 2018. In this episode, Fran is going to show you specific tools you can use to:· Deliver difficult feedback· Create more time and space on your calendar· Stop being in reactive mode all day and get a lot more done· Know when you need to recalibrate your calendar to focus on what matters.Plus· Practical tips on turning down invitations or finding the sweet spot between yes and no· How to find the right mentor and nurture that relationship I hope you have a pen and paper ready or open up an email to yourself because you’re about to get some powerful ideas from this episode of Professional AF!