Career Courage

Discover Your Passion, Step Out of Your Comfort Zone, and Create the Success You Want

 Career Courage

Author: Katie C. Kelley
Pub Date: March 2016
Print Edition: $16.95
Print ISBN: 9780814436745
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436752

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Beginning the Journey 1

1. Motivation: Clarifying What Really Matters to You 7

Understanding Your Basic Motivations 8

Designing Your Motivational Game Plan 13

Scripting Your Unique Career 20

Clarifying Your Vision 22

2. Confidence: Conquering Your Worst Fears 29

Discovering Your Discomfort Zones 3 1

Designing Your Confidence-Building Game Plan 35

Fortifying Your Confidence Factors 36

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize 40

Adjusting Your Emotional Thermostat 44

3. Risk: Thinking Like an Entrepreneur 51

Raising Your Risk Quotient 52

Designing Your Risk-Taking Game Plan 58

Confronting Your Fear Factors 60

Remembering Your Passion Purpose 65

Perfecting Your Entrepreneurial Trifecta 66

4. Character: Linking Who You Are and

What You Do to How You Relate to People 71

Playing Well with Others 73

Designing Your Character-Building Game Plan 82

Managing Your Power Bank’s Deposits and Withdrawals 86

5. Harmony: Orchestrating a Life While

Pursuing Your Life’s Work 93

Composing Your Unique Harmony 94

Diagnosing ADABS 96

Assembling Team Trinity 108

6. Vision: Connecting the Dots to Your Future 113

Making the Case for Strategic Thinking 114

Going Back to the Drawing Board 118

Adapting to Surprises 125

7. Community: Designing Your Powerful Network 133

Networking Your Own Special Way 136

Evolving Your Network 142

Sustaining the Flow 149

Figuring Out What It All Means 150

8. Influence: Mastering the Key to Effective Leadership 153

Walking in Their Shoes 154

Observing Effective Influencers 155

The Influence Window 161

Avoiding Major Missteps 166

Becoming a Good Politician 169

9. Fortune: Keeping an Eye on Your Finances 175

Assessing Your Return on Investment 177

Owning Your Bottom-Line Responsibilities 182

Thinking Your Way to Financial Success 186

Keeping Happiness on Your Balance Sheet 189

10. Pivots: Staging Your Next Act 193

Recognizing Your Pivot Points 194

Deciding When It’s Time to Make a Change 200

Weighing All the Options 203

Conclusion: Wishing Can Make It So 211

Notes 213

Index 215

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