Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Finding Happiness in Your Career: Three Principles

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“The problem is that what we think matters most in our job often doesn’t align with what will really make us happy.”

 Three Important Principles

          There are three things we need to do in order to find happiness in our career.
  1. Priority: We need to know which one is important and which one is not.
  2. Balancing plan and strategy: Plan is about what you predict; Strategy is how you react to unpredicted events. We need to balance the use of both plan and strategy.
  3. Allocate resource: Having idea isn’t enough. You need to execute. Since we have limited resource, we need to be smart in allocating resource for each execution. 
“The trap many people fall into is to allocate their time to whoever screams loudest, and their talent to whatever offers them the fastest reward. That’s a dangerous way to build a strategy.” 
Source: How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon

Book or Audiobooks?

Personally, I prefer audiobooks. It's fun, and I can listen when I'm doing something else. It also makes other activities (e.g., jogging) a lot more fun. For more detail about audiobooks, please read [this post].

There is one more reason that may encourage you to go for the audiobook version. You can get it now for FREE. Audible offers you a free trial for 14 days. Even if you get the book and cancel the subscription right away (so that you don't have to pay), you can keep the book. And, don't worry if you lost the audiobook file. Just log into audible.com. You can keep downloading the over and over again.

   About the summary: It takes time to finish up a book. And, when you do, sometimes, you want to review what you learn from the book. If you do not make  notes as you read, you might have to go through the book once again. This can be time-consuming when you are dealing with a book. But you can still flip through the book and locate what you are looking for.

However, when the material is an audiobook, it is extremely hard to locate a specific part of content. Most likely you will have to listen to the entire audiobook once again.

This book summary will help solve the pain of having to go through the book all over again.

I am leaving out the details of the books. Most books have interesting examples and case studies, not included here. Reading the original book would be much more entertaining and enlightening. If you like the summary, you may want to get the original from the source below.

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