My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It had my interest up to the point it became a job search manual. I’m in a transitional period of my career and I believe I’ve found what I love to do as the book suggests. Coincidentally, it happens to be in the career I had when I came out of college 15 years ago.
I feel like I’ve come full circle in my career but the difference is I’m a business owner instead of an employee. The book had some great nuggets in it but when it focused on finding a “job” I started losing interest. I skimmed forward until it came back to the entrepreneurial advice. I gave this 3 stars, not terrible but took me off course a little.
Nuggets I pulled out:
- Success is not a future event—it is the “progressive realization of worthwhile goals.”
- Your goal should be to plan your work around your life, rather than planning your life around your work
- Your only “security” is knowing what you do well. Knowing your areas of competence will give you freedom amid corporate politics and unexpected layoffs.
- 1. State the problem. 2. Get the advice and opinions of others. 3. List the alternatives. 4. Choose the best alternative. 5. Act.
- When there is an alignment of our skills, abilities, talents, personality traits, and passions we will recognize God’s “call.” We will experience work that is fulfilling, meaningful, purposeful, and profitable