Sunday, July 09, 2006

Book Review: Need Career Help?

I recently read a small paperback book called "Radical Careering" by Sally Hogshead and while there are great tips for those looking to find a better career, it really covers some great life lessons that once learned will allow the reader to become better in all areas. Many of these chapters deal with the way we think about the things we do. Overall, it was a quick read and a fun little book.

The subtitle is 100 Truths to Jumpstart Your Job, Your Career and Your Life. Here are the truths that really jumped out at me as I read:

No. 2 Revolution is the new status quo.
No. 3 The axle on the gravy train is broken.
No. 8 Work is hard.
No. 12 Luck is for wimps.
No. 17 Chaos unlocks opportunity.
No. 18 Invent Option "C"
No. 19 Being in a crap job isn't your fault. Staying in a crap job is.
No. 20 Don't work for someone you don't respect.
No. 23 Your "job" is not your career.
No. 26 Circumstances can't cripple your career as much as doubt and passivity.
No. 28 The most risky decision is not making one.
No. 31 You can be comfortable or outstanding but not both.
No. 45 Options = Power
No. 51 Indecision generates anxiety.
No. 62 Ongoing panic kills innovation.
No. 68 The most powerful catalyst for success is failure.
No. 69 Work toward the positive not away from the negative.
No. 71 The antidote to fear is action.
No. 75 Protect hope at all costs.
No. 77 Expect people to say you can't do it.
No. 81 Buck routine.
No. 86 Balanced is not the same as half-assed.
No. 87 Your job description is not your self-description.
No. 91 Don't figure out your priorities while lying on your deathbed.
No. 93 Escape toxic.
No. 99 Expressing your truest self is the ultimate competitive advantage.

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