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Many people live their lives on a set track. They suppress the interests that sparked their imagination as children, and they choose safe but uninspiring careers and lives. Maybe you’ve reached the breaking point at work, so you finally listen to that inner voice urging you to take a chance, try something better, make a bold career change or start a new business that aligns with your passions. Whether you want to change jobs, take a bigger role in your organization or start your own business, professional coach Nina Segura – drawing from her difficult youth and professional success – offers her take on how to manage personal change, transition and transformation. You will find some solid, familiar counsel here as Segura cites standard sources on leadership and coaching. However, her very personal, spiritual text ranges from offering this routine advice and sounding like promotional material for her work as a coach. To her credit, she also offers useful activities and exercises for those considering significant change. getAbstract suggests her basic advice to people new to the literature of personal and business change.

About the Author

After a successful career at American Express, Nina Segura built a multi-million-dollar business from the ground up.

 

Summary

Know Yourself

Adults generally decide how to act based on what they think they should do, on their need for earnings to provide for their families and perhaps on the prestige they might gain. Ask yourself what you love doing and what values matter to you. What gets you into your zone? Successful business leaders know their “personal values” and align their work with them.

Choose your top five values from among such concepts as “peace, resilience, family, faith, community, achievement, humor,” and more. Ask how much your work and the way you are leading your life align to those values and to what degree you “live them.” Write about what you wanted to be when you were a kid, a teenager and a 20-something. Do the answers offer any guidance about what you would like to do now?

Identify the one most important value among your top five. How would your life change if you applied it more? How would your goals change? You may have already reached other goals you thought would make you happy – only to experience hollowness. Ask yourself what people would say about you if you died tomorrow. Would their recollections match the way you want them to remember you? To discover...


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