The information in this book will help you set clear goals, define success in your terms, and give you practical ways to achieve them. In doing so, it is important to always be true to yourself and not settle for less than your vision of success. Being true to yourself sounds courageous and honorable, but what exactly does it mean? To me, being true to yourself means living your life and developing your career in a way that you can pursue your dreams while staying aligned with your values and your beliefs.
I believe that way too many people settle for less than they deserve in their career and life. Ask yourself these questions: Do you enjoy going to work each day? Are you challenged, engaged and/or inspired in your career? If you’re not, then I would ask you, why not?
Unfortunately our culture has forced many of us (thankfully not all of us), to adopt the belief that work isn’t supposed to be enjoyable – it’s all about getting a paycheck. I believe that all of life, both personal and professional, is meant to be interesting, exciting, and extraordinary. That doesn’t mean that we don’t encounter challenges along the way, but most of the time these challenges present new opportunities for learning and growth. [Read more...]