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The Career Catapult by Roopa Unnikrishnan

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CHAPTER 1

Why a Career Catapult? Design Your Own Destiny

This isn’t a book about luck; it’s a book about making the most of what the world throws at you. There are circumstances in life that only a shock can free you from: the relationship that hasn’t been going anywhere for far too long; the 20 extra pounds you put on when you quit smoking five years ago; the half-finished manuscript of your novel stuffed into the desk drawer; your dream of exotic travel stuffed into the other desk drawer. When good intentions, willpower, or reminding yourself that “life is short” aren’t enough to thrust you out of whatever stagnation or complacency you’re in, you need a jolt.

A jolt stops you in your tracks, turns you around, and pushes you in another direction, ...

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