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The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation by Josh Linkner

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Chapter 9Transform Your Career

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

—Steve Jobs

Carlo Sweeney’s biological parents experimented heavily with drugs and suffered from a host of challenging circumstances. By the time he was about six weeks old, they gave him up to an older couple in the neighborhood that could better handle the responsibilities of child rearing. His adoptive family lived in a house in one of Detroit’s roughest neighborhoods and was plagued by poverty. Despite these challenges, they did everything in their power to raise him right, including boxing lessons from another family member as a form of discipline. As he says, that might have worked, but that family “mentor” wasn’t actually around consistently ...

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