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The Career Catapult by Roopa Unnikrishnan

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CHAPTER 2

Discipline #1: Dig Deep to Soar!

When Lindsay came to me for consulting assistance on her career, her first question was “Where do I start?” I gave her a simple answer: her starting point is herself. I give you the exact same answer: “Start with you.”

After all, if what you’re after is a career and life that rewards you with meaning and engages your ardor, you need to figure out what you mean by those terms. What is the meaning you seek as a reward in your work life, and what are the kinds of activities or circumstances that engage your ardor in other spheres of life? In short, what you have to determine is what Lindsay had to determine—what motivated her, what she wanted out of her life, and how her career could advance and support ...

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