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I wasn't sure if "Born for This" was going to be helpful to me--50 years old, doing a job I love but which has little room for advancement and isn't highly paid (Human Services, what can you do?).
If you haven't read many books on doing what you'd like to do for a living, this book might be good for you. But if you have, you'll recognize a lot of it. What's covered: Make yourself indispensable; Have income always coming in before you do something (rash?) life shattering; Sure, follow your joy, flow, the money; Look through all areas of your life and see what is or can become a more fully-developed and marketable skill. And, yes, there's quite a bit on setting yourself up as your own brand/business.
The greatest weakness of the book, I believe, is that there are in-depth case studies, but they go on and on until you're wondering how on earth Guillebeau is going to get back to his outlined point. They're enlightening; but my do they ramble!
I guess what I came away with, what will help me, is to develop my loves and skills, but I'm not ready to break with my job (nor does he advise you to go off willy-nilly and do that; he's done that in another book). Still, I've heard it from other books.
This is a good little book if you haven't been around the My-Job-Is-Killing-Me Block. Worth the time, as it's fairly short, but I wouldn't spend a whole credit on it
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The content of this book is really great but the narrator sounds like Squidward's annoying know it all brother. It bothered me a lot but I'm glad I pushed through it because I definitely learned some good stuff.
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excellent book for helping you get direction on your future work endeavours. make money and BE HAPPY
I really enjoyed listening to this book. It shared a lot of positive and good practical advice. It's perfect for anyone wanting a change. I wish that I read of this many years ago.