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Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You by Ph.D. Paula Caligiuri

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Chapter Three. Propel Your Career Forward through Self-Development

“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

Abraham Lincoln

If you have ever marveled at the strength and agility of Cirque du Soleil performers, you can fully appreciate the time and training that must be involved in their acts. Your acts will not require you to twist yourself into a pretzel (literally or figuratively), but great career acts generally require some investment of time, mental energy, and possibly money (for education, training, equipment, and so forth). Career acts do not become great overnight: You need to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities to make them great.

As you review your ideal career acts, think about what might ...

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