48 Days to the Work You Love

48 Days to the Work You Love

48 Days to the Work You Love48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller

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

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