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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Upgrading Your Life

I was thumbing through the summary of a new book the other day, "Upgrade / Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary" by Rana Florida. 

The author asked some famous people as to how they made things work so well for themselves.  From her work, she came up with six principles to leading fulfilled, successful lives:
  1. Envision your future
  2. Realize your passion and creativity are key to everything
  3. Protect your time
  4. Collaborate
  5. Take risks
  6. Embrace failure as a part of success

Actually, I can relate to the principles and could add a few, such as never forget where you came from, there will always be luck involved and prayer can pretty worthwhile in lots of situations.  

According to the summary, Rana Florida, who is a columnist for the Huffington Post, presents her insights and findings in an engaging way.  She says that the majority of us are riding through life in coach class and that the book should motivate us to get an "upgrade."  I have added her book to my reading list of at least two management / leadership type books per month.

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