Forgive me as I pontificate on the joys of middle age (it will only take a minute).\u00a0 There is something glorious that happens when you cross that magical line of actually being mature enough to have an opinion on something and stand by it.\u00a0 It doesn\u2019t have to be true for everyone \u2013 it just has to be true for you. When you have that epiphany, it feels like a big, fat, oppressive blanket has been lifted off your shoulders.\u00a0 You suddenly \u201cget\u201d the world and you\u2019re okay with it.\u00a0 It\u2019s that \u201cThings I know for sure\u201d kind of phase in your life.\u00a0 Once you\u2019re in it - people will notice. That\u2019s what I get from Karen Finerman (@karenfinerman), CNBC\u2019s \u201cThe Chairwoman,\u201d CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, mother of two (yes two) sets of twins and all around super woman of Wall Street. And now, the author of Finerman's Rules:\u00a0 Exerts I\u2019d Only Tell My Daughters About Business and Life.\u00a0 I received a review copy of the book and placed it on my summer reading list. If you\u2019re a woman in business, it goes without saying that you\u2019re going to want to read this book.\u00a0 It\u2019s guaranteed to get you emotional.\u00a0 Think of this as the working mom versus stay at home mom debate kind of topic. \u00a0Except that it\u2019s targeted toward working women, who they are and how they are at work and how being that way has probably worked against them. So You Want to Get ahead in Business\u2026 While Finerman\u2019s Rules is written as a guide book for women in any professional situation, a lot of these rules come directly from her experiences on Wall Street and in a corporate environment.\u00a0 By saying that, I mean \u2013 not necessarily entrepreneurial.\u00a0 It\u2019s just a different overall culture and situation. That said, let\u2019s get you a flavor for some of these rules: "Realize that working from home is like a sexual fantasy: It (mostly) doesn\u2019t work out in the real world." Oh yeah, this one got my emotion up for sure.\u00a0 I\u2019ve worked in corporate and I currently work from home and it totally works for me.\u00a0 I also work onsite with clients and that doesn\u2019t work for me. This is what I mean when I say that you will have an emotional response to some of these rules; you will cheer at some and jeer at others.\u00a0 That\u2019s what makes the book so much fun: "Recognize there still exists a serious double standard and plan for it:\u00a0 A man who takes a few hours to go to his kid\u2019s soccer game is considered a great dad.\u00a0 A woman who does the same is \u2018unprofessional\u2019." I\u2019m on board with this one.\u00a0 I don\u2019t like it and I recognize that it exists.\u00a0 And this is what I like about Finerman\u2019s writing in this book.\u00a0 She\u2019s just telling you what she\u2019s experienced and what\u2019s true for her.\u00a0 It may or may not be true for you, but you will find wisdom between the covers of this book. There are more rules, but I\u2019m going to let you stew on those two until you get your own copy of this book. Let\u2019s move on to how to live inside the rules. A Framework for Success for Today\u2019s Working Woman Don\u2019t worry.\u00a0 This isn\u2019t a preachy book at all, Finerman shares a framework that she\u2019s developed to survive and thrive in today\u2019s working environment.\u00a0 Here\u2019s a short summary: Frame the problem: Clearly define the problem and eliminate the noise. Take your emotions out of the equation:\u00a0 Oh yes, women do get caught up in the emotional thing.\u00a0 Lose the emotion when you\u2019re making decisions. Know your options:\u00a0 While Finerman is a big believer in NOT taking polls to make your decisions, she also advocates making sure you\u2019ve done your research and have as much information as you need to make a good decision. Recognize what needs to be decided and what doesn\u2019t.\u00a0 When you have a big decision to make, wait as long as you can to decide because new information may present itself that will help.\u00a0 But don\u2019t sweat the small stuff \u2013 decide as quickly as you can.\u00a0 (This is my favorite one). Cut your losses:\u00a0 If one of your decisions doesn\u2019t go as well as you\u2019d like \u2013 cut your losses and move on.\u00a0 Stop holding on to a bad decision and wishing it would have gone differently. But Wait \u2013 There Are Even More Rules There is so much good stuff in this book.\u00a0 You\u2019ll find even more rules to help guide you on your road to success; eight rules to finding your personal style, ten rules for raising kids as a working mom and everything in between. All of Finerman\u2019s rules are delivered in a frank and engaging writing style through her own personal stories and professional life experiences .\u00a0 The only thing I thought was sort of ironic was the subtitle of the book: Secrets I\u2019d Only Tell My Daughters About Business and Life. They aren\u2019t secrets and she\u2019s not just telling her daughters \u2013 she\u2019s sharing it with the world \u2013 and it\u2019s worth listening to.