Straining to master reality


Today, I finally finished reading Cal Newport’s So good they can’t ignore you. It has been full of revelations to say the least. In terms of career development, I have learned the importance of obtaining rare and valuable skills to increase my career capital and consequently invest this power to build a fulfilling career.

My review:

So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You LoveSo Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A treasure in the sea of career advice books, So good they can’t ignore you debunks the passion hypothesis – matching pre-existing passions to a perfect job – and instead systematically constructs a logical, compelling and well researched strategy for career satisfaction.

The concise and easy to follow writing style serves as a humble pedestal for novel and paradigm shifting ideas. Structuring the content into 4 key rules enables the reader to conceptualise and effectively apply the ideas through self-reflection and necessary effort.

In terms of investments of time and money, I absolutely believe that this tome offers actionable intelligence of the highest calibre. Employing these critical tactics diligently will lead to stellar performance, saved time and a meaningful career. Undoubtedly, no library is complete without a copy of this guide. I honestly feel blessed to have gained such an insight into life so early and I look forward to observing the results in my own life!

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Consequently, I am changing my tag line from Coding to change reality to Straining to master reality to reflect the insights which I’m adopting in my quest to obtain the ultimate philosophy!

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