The lens we use

There are 2 main ways to look at the world and at people.

The first one with suspicion and so you never get to build a bridge with them.

And the second one to see them as who they truly are, another you, trying to make sense of the world.

The first one leads you nowhere.

The second one (that builds bridges or boats) leads you to the ends of the world.

Take your pick.

Book Review: Career Renegade

Career Renegade is a bible. It’s a bible for everyone out there who’s tired of deferring your life plans. In this highly-engaging and a great how-to book, Jonathan Fields tracks down and shares with us the inspiring stories and steps taken by ordinary Joes and Janes who have reached their dreams – doing work that they love.

This is not just a simple how-to book. It is a wonderful collection of some of the world’s best risk-takers. They may not be the typical celebrities in a sense but their life stories clearly show that anyone with guts and determination and with the right attitude can monetize his or her passion.

With the advent of books like Tim Ferriss’ The Four Hour Workweek, Pamela Slim’s Escape from Cubicle Nation and Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist, Career Renegade is yet another resource guide that will help YOU chart out a future where your passion and your money work hand in hand. The stories completely blew me away as they are simple yet sometimes you really need to dig deep down inside you to find these creative solutions.

If you’re not convinced yet, you can check out his blog at jonathanfields.com and see for yourself. Jonathan Fields has shared with us a wonderful plan of action to make money out of our passion. And I don’t see living my life any other way than that. As Sally Hogshead said in the Cherry Bombs manifesto:

“Because when you love your career, others see your best self, and you can become even better.

Because when you love your career, everyone wins: your company, your co-workers, your clients, your community, your loved ones, yourself.

Because if everyone’s career satisfaction rose, the level of poverty and drug abuse and domestic violence might go down.

Because when people recognize their innate strengths, they can truly make a difference.

And once that happens, bigger things become possible.”

Thank you John and keep them coming!