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“I got my black cat bones all pure and dry, I got my four-leaf clovers all hanging high, I got my mojo working,” says the happy refrain of “Got My Mojo Working,” a 1956 song by Preston Foster, later made famous (with slightly different lyrics) by bluesman Muddy Waters. “Mojo” originally referred to a magical charm bag used in hoodoo, traditional African-American folk magic. The term mojo now connotes the idea of a positive life filled with meaningful activity. Is mojo working for you? If not, executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, in collaboration with author Mark Reiter, knows how you can get it going. Goldsmith, whose mojo is performing overtime, is an easy-access writer. In this cheery, if not terribly original, self-improvement book, he uses “mojo” to mean a happy sense of purpose. He tells you how to boost yours with some upbeat philosophy and good, uplifting case histories. getAbstract recommends this guidebook to anyone who seeks a reboot – and you won’t even need a four-leaf clover.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What “Mojo” is and what its components are,
  • What “Nojo” is and
  • How to measure and enhance your mojo.

About the Authors

Executive coach Marshall Goldsmith has written 10 books and sold more than one million volumes, including his bestseller, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Mark Reiter collaborated with Goldsmith on this book. He is also Goldsmith’s literary agent.



How’s Your “Mojo”?
Is your mojo working? Mojo is a sign that you’re at full speed. It’s your good fortune and drive, the element that’s working when you’re doing something optimistic and good. It’s the spark that others recognize. For athletes, mojo means being “in the zone.” It is a “...

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