I had the opportunity to read “I’m The Boss of Me” by Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn recently. It’s my habit to skim the chapter titles, preface, and author’s bio prior to digging into a new book. If I’m not hooked by the time I finish those, it’s not likely I’ll finish the book. This time, I was surprised by, of all things, the acknowledgments. It so mirrored my own beliefs and experience about life, I’ll quote the entire paragraph here:
“There is no higher purpose than helping your family and others you care about achieve, succeed, and find their way through life’s choices and challenges. I learned this truth first from my mother, who – – through troubled times and easier times – – always made me feel loved, valued, and important. She set the stage for my success by showing me how to get back up when life knocks you down and by demonstrating resilience throughout my childhood”
Yes, that’s what life is about. And that’s accomplished by taking charge and taking responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. By truly being “the boss of you.”
The author proceeds to give what I’d call the most clear and complete outline of how to succeed in and own your life I can ever recall having read. While the context is business and career, the principles and ideas expressed are directly applicable to all of life.
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