Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Mastery Newsletter. July 2, 2014

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So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love –by Cal Newport

 

(Review from: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13525945-so-good-they-can-t-ignore-you )

 

“In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice.

 

Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.

 

After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers.

 

Matching your job to a preexisting passion does not matter, he reveals. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before.

 

In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it.

With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to “be so good they can’t ignore you,” Cal Newport’s clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love.

 

SO GOOD THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU will change the way we think about our careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.”

 

 

Love, Laughter and Smiles.

 

 

Matti

 

In this issue:

 

How One Doctor Reversed Her MS Symptoms

 

Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug?”

 

10 Ways Rich People Think Differently

 

 

25 Popular Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each


►BOOKS WORTH READING

►MOVIES WORTH WATCHING

►FUN: The Science of Smiling: How This Simple Act Helps Alleviate Depression, Pain, and Even Cancer

 

►FINAL WORD:

Get Rid of 80% of Your Body’s Toxins in 3 Weeks With These Tips

 

 

 

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Quotes:

“What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for.” Joe Vitale Author and Speaker

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HEALTH

 

How One Doctor Reversed Her MS Symptoms

Minding Your Mitochondria: Dr. Terry Wahls at TEDxIowaCity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

 

 

Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug?” http://ow.ly/xdKuS

 

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WEALTH

10 Ways Rich People Think Differently

http://www.businessinsider.com/ways-rich-people-think-differently-2014-5?utm_content=buffer22ad8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

You may notice…they think the OPPOSITE of poor people. m

 

 

25 Popular Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each http://www.businessinsider.com/famous-business-book-summaries-2014-5

 

 

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BOOKS WORTH READING

 

The Wahls Protocol. How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine by Terry Wahls, M.D. with Eve Adamson

http://terrywahls.com/about-the-wahls-protocol/

 

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MOVIES WORTH WATCHING

 

One Track Heart. The Story of Krishna Das

http://www.onetrackheartmovie.com/

 

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FUN

 

The Science of Smiling: How This Simple Act Helps Alleviate Depression, Pain, and Even Cancer http://ow.ly/xQ3qt

 

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FINAL WORD:

 

Get Rid of 80% of Your Body’s Toxins in 3 Weeks With These Tips http://ow.ly/ycxaf

 

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That’s it for now. Enjoy your month.

 

Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Zen of Joy Consultant and Author of:

 

* The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success. http://zenofjoy.com

 

* 108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health. http://joyenergyandhealth.com  (No cost…yay!)

 

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☼ No matter how happy or unhappy you are, you can feel “Authentic Joy” within minutes of accessing this video: http://joyenergyandhealth.com Complimentary email course included: 108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health.

 

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The Inner Circle

 

You just might want to see more of these kinds of stories/anecdotes than the once a month Mastery Newsletter. The “Inner Circle” explores a whole lot more subjects than I can fit into a monthly newsletter.

 

It is “ad hoc,” meaning it arrives in your inbox whenever I run across something, that could be once every 2 or 3 weeks. It might also be a few times in a single day. As always, simple to unsubscribe if it gets to be too much.

 

TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE INNER CIRCLE:Send an email to freedombalance@shaw.ca with “SUB INNER CIRCLE” in the subject line.

 

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