Sunday, September 24, 2023

Get it Together by Puja Rios Book Review

About the Book:

As a woman and dynamic leader in sales―and the C-Suite―Puja Bhola Rios has developed a proven, results-oriented program and mindset for success. However, success starts with personal development, and Puja has mentored countless people in how to “Get It Together.”

You may not be lucky enough to work for Puja, but now you get to learn from her. If you want to push past your current goals, want to truly excel, want focus and inspiration, Get It Together: A Winning Formula for Success from the Boss You Need is the one transformational book that can get you where you want to be. No matter where you are in your career and life, she has the energy and insights to make sure you go after―and achieve―what you aspire to.

Born into an immigrant family, she was raised on the ethics of hard work and ambition. But she also has the keen insights of being a woman in the C-Suite. Strong, warm, funny―Puja’s advice will bring results―but also build your self-belief, until you are capable of accomplishing anything!

This book will help you:

  • Achieve your goals―not just make a list of New Year’s Resolutions that fall flat by the third week of January
  • Learn how to shut out distractions and “swipe left”
  • Create “reach” goals―and learn how to actually measure and move toward them
  • Fight back from setbacks
  • Learn how to “critically think” and figure out the big picture
  • Get off the hamster wheel―and really make progress in your career and personal goals

Puja operates without limits. She has unlocked the truth: to have it “all,” you need to learn to laser-focus on the goals you really desire―and tune out all the other noise. A coach, a mentor, a leader, and a fierce believer in building opportunities for women and all who aspire to greatness, Puja is the boss we all need (and wish we had).


My Review:

Rios is very encouraging. That she has accomplished so much with her chronic illnesses is amazing. And that is the strength of this book, her own story of overcoming illness and setbacks to become the success she is today.

Rios has many great ideas, such as writing goals and doing regular assessments. She encourages readers to be persistent and disciplined. What the book lacks is a practical strategy to work out the suggestions Rios makes. While she encourages goals, she does not help us create them (such as SMART). She gives no practical strategy to be persistent and disciplined. Also, Rios does not clarify some things for readers in other sectors. She assigned her staff a QBR, for example. I have no idea what that is.

This book is good for women or those in the realm of sales. It is best suited for those who already know the techniques of making goals and creating assessments and are self disciplined but just need an encouraging boost to get back on track.

My rating: 4/5 stars.


About the Author:

Puja Bhola Rios is the Chief Revenue Officer at, an Adobe Company.  Frame is a cloud-based video collaboration platform.  Previous to, Puja spent seven years at Xerox and thirteen years at CareerBuilder as their SVP of Enterprise Sales and Customer Success.

As a first-generation American from a hardworking, educated, driven Indian family, Puja Rios has been hardwired to achieve since day one. By the time she was 13, she had started her first entrepreneurial business and began the career trajectory that landed her as Chief Revenue Officer of a Fortune 500 company.

Combining upbringing, instincts, and a knack for numbers, Puja has created a real formula for success. Built on data and reinforced by her talent in managing individuals and teams, her new book, Get It Together: A Winning Formula for Success From the Boss You Need spells out her formula, guiding readers through what it takes to achieve the results they want.

Forbes Books, 174 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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