Top 10 Lessons learned From the Book-- So Good They Cant Ignore You
1. Dont Follow Your Passion
The Passion Hypothesis is the biggest myth in occupational happiness.
It says The key to occupational happiness is to first figure out what you are passionate about and then find a job that matches this passion
2. Grab the Opportunity
Steve Jobs who was well-known for follow your passions, didnt start off loving computers, instead, he only saw it as an opportunity to earn quick cash.
Get the most out of the opportunity, then passion will come.
The craftsman mindset focuses on becoming better and improving the quality of what you produce.
It focuses on becoming so good they cant ignore you, regardless of what you do for a living.
You simply do whatever you are doing really well.
4. Rare Skills
If you want a great job, you need to build up rare and valuation skills to offer in return.
So, your goal is to acquire as much career capital as possible, then more opportunities would come.
5. When should you leave your job?
If the job:
1. presents few opportunities to distinguish yourself
2. focused on something you think is useless
3. forces you to work with people you really dislike.
6. Deliberate practice is the key to acquiring career capital.
It means that an activity is designed for the sole purpose of effectively improving specific aspects of an individuals performance.
It requires an obsession with improving and constant learning process.
7. Mike Jacksons time-tracking spreadsheet
He tracks how he spends every hour of every day. He ensures that he spends time on whats important instead of whats immediate.
At the end of the week, he checks how well he achieved his goals, and uses this feedback to guide himself
8. Control your life
Control is one of the most important targets you can choose for investment on your career capital.
Gaining control over what you do and how you do it, has been shown up so often in the lives of people who love what they do.
9. Think Small, Act Big
Build your career on a clear and compelling mission.
It focuses your energy toward a useful goal, and this in turn maximizes your impact on your world- a crucial factor in loving what you do.
10. Maximize your chances
You should deploy small, concrete experiments that return concrete feedback.
These small bets allow you to tentatively explore the specific avenues surrounding your general mission.
1. Identify money mentality
2. Improve money skills
3. Handle with money feelings
4. Track spending habits
5. Provide value to earn more
You dont see the world as it is
You only see the world as you're.