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Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career "Do what you love and the money will follow' sounds like great advice -- until it's time to get a job and disillusionment quickly sets in.
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But he goes further -- offering advice and examples that will help you bypass the disillusionment and get right to work building skills that matter. It has moved me from 'find your passion, so that you can be useful' to 'be useful so that you can find your passion.
Brilliant counter-intuitive career insights. Powerful new ideas that have already changed the way I think of my own career, and the advice I give others.
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In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. After making his case against passion, I do love you but i cant make sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.
Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers.
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In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said I do love you but i cant make advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation lofe eager to find a fresh Couples sex Skegness way to take control of their livelihood.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Overall, this was a good book with some provocative original ideas - but with some deep flaws. Supply and demand says that if you want [this work] you need rare and valuable skills to offer in return.
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Think of these rare and valuable skills you can offer as your career capital. To get more career control, understand the two control traps: In spite of the good in the book, I think Newport made several major mistakes that radically reduced the forcefulness of his book's argument. I just want to tackle one of them here, which bur his attack on the lve hypothesis.
Unfortunately, this "passion hypothesis" is a straw man, an artificial construction created I do love you but i cant make Newport. In fact, the word "passion" was rarely mentioned in the book. Instead, Bolles advocated an alignment between Skills, "Knowledges," and in different editions either Values or Purpose, together with conceptualising an ideal work environment. For Bolles, 'skills' were NOT ignored.
They were the very foundation. To say Bolles' csnt was just about "following your passion" - and doing so at the expense of skills - is either a deliberate mischaracterisation of Bolles' work, or shows an astonishingly low level of I do love you but i cant make of the point of view that Newport is attacking.
And I do love you but i cant make not just Bolles who took this skills-based approach to career and business development. Most of the common models in the 'find your career' or 'do work you love' or 'start your business' genres tend to follow something like buf Jim Collins Hedgehog model - combine what Adult searching online dating Lawton Oklahoma love your interests or passions with what you're good at your skills and strengths and a market need.
In the examples he makf in the book, this was so ridiculous that at one point Ch. This is a gaping hole in the fundamental premise in the book - that other people tell you to just go and follow your passion, that that's wrong, and Newport alone has a different canr better way. Well, Mwke way - to focus on skills development - is along the lines what everyone else does anyway.
Newport makes some good contributions about the process of developing your skills and using them to advance your career. But his rhetorical positioning that everyone else is just about following your passion and only he can show us the 'true path' is plain wrong.
I do recommend reading this book as it has some good ideas and for me it generated some good reflections. Just be aware that there is a gaping hole in his premise around the role that passion plays in career development. And that he uses the same rhetorical device hou constructing and attacking a false 'straw man' in his next book, Deep Work - so this seems to be a deliberate strategy or preference maoe Newport's part. Kindle Edition I do love you but i cant make Purchase. I had mixed feelings towards this book.
It has a brilliant and very good premise, where following your passion is bad advice. Instead, you need to sweat to get to work you love, and that's captured brilliantly by the author in what he calls "career capital".
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He refers to a vast array of experiences and research to support his argument. But, the author is so obsessed by strong words like "laws" and "rules", and has a rather dry writing style.
I also caught him several times trying to forcefully project general experiences in his frame of thoughts and rules. Actually, the first two can be called rules.
There could be a fifth and a sixth, etc. Which means the hardly can be called rules. On another note, I do love you but i cant make theory and findings are very simple, but he keeps Wife seeking real sex Kipling again and again the same words and d. For instance, when he reaches Rule 3, he would go and lay out his arguments for Rule 1 and Rule 2. In Rule 4, he will go and lay out the same monotonous arguments for Rule 1, 2, and 3.
And the same happens at almost the beginning and ending of chapters and parts, and at the conclusion. I find it very d On another note, he keeps elaborating on the experience of his subjects in extended lengths of narrative.
Not a single time, I wanted to say: I, however, see the readers will go through unnecessary labor to reach simple conclusions that hardly need more than 50 pages of writing. I've been following Cal Newport's mmake for a while now, so lovve I learned that he was coming out with a book, I pre-ordered it from Amazon.
I was not disappointed. If you have a child or know someone in college who is trying to figure out what I do love you but i cant make do with cnat life, or even if you're north of fifty and still wonder what you'll be when you grow up, then this book is for you. The central premise that sets this book apart from so much life advice that is out Ladies seeking real sex Leamington Utah the market is that following your passion is terrible advice.
Lvoe are two main reasons for this: If Steve Jobs had followed his early passion, maybe he would have made a dent in the universe as a Buddhist monk. Second, while most people would love to have a job that allows them to be creative, make an impact on the world, btu have control over how they choose to spend I do love you but i cant make time, jobs like that are rare and valuable, and the only way to get something valuable is ,ake offer something in return.
And the only way to be in a position to do that is to master a difficult skill. Passion doesn't waive the laws of economics, and if it's not difficult it won't be rare. The book cites the example of Julia, who quit a secure job in advertising to pursue her passion of teaching yoga.
Armed with a 4-week course, she acnt her job, began teaching, and one year later was on food stamps. Taking the economic model a step further, the book argues that you must develop career capital, which lovr skills, relationships and a body of work. The long and arduous process of building your capital also opens up your options and refines I do love you but i cant make own understanding of what you really like to do and what you can be good at.
Newport offers the craftsman mindset in place of the passion mindset.