“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Confucius (551 BC–479 BC)

Satisfying career acts—a job you love in Confucius’s words—are within your reach. Although the world has changed in the past 2,500 years, finding your career happiness is still an actively owned process. If there is only one motivational message I want you to take away from this book, it is to take personal ownership of your career. Love it or hate it—it is yours. You have choices to make; time, money, and energy to allocate; and a life to live (and harmonize). No employer, no boss or mentor, no professor or teacher, no parent or spouse—no one—will be able to create the career that is right for you; it is your responsibility to ...

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