How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up

By | June 25, 2017
How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up Author Emilie Wapnick
ISBN-10 0062566652
ISBN-13 9780062566652
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher HarperOne
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What do you want to be when you grow up It s a familiar question we re all asked as kids While seemingly harmless the question has unintended consequences It can make you feel like you need to choose one job one passion one thing to be about Guess what You don t Having a lot of different interests projects and curiosities doesn t make you a jack of all trades master of none Your endless curiosity doesn t mean you are broken or flaky What you are is a multipotentialite someone with many interests and creative pursuits And that is actually your biggest strength How to Be Everything helps you channel your diverse passions and skills to work for you Based on her popular TED talk Why some of us don t have one true calling Emilie Wapnick flips the script on conventional career advice Instead of suggesting that you specialize choose a niche or accumulate 10 000 hours of practice in a single area Wapnick provides a practical framework for building a sustainable life around ALL of your passions You ll discover Why your multipotentiality is your biggest strength especially in today s uncertain job market How to make a living and structure your work if you have many skills and interests How to focus on multiple projects and make progress on all of them How to handle common insecurities such as the fear of not being the best the guilt associated with losing interest in something you used to love and the challenge of explaining what you do to others Not fitting neatly into a box can be a beautiful thing How to Be Everything teaches you how to design a life at any age and stage of your career that allows you to be fully you and find the kind of work you ll love

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