No Fears, No Excuses

No Fears, No Excuses

What You Need to Do to Have A Great Career

Book - 2016
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A provocative new approach to discovering your true calling in life and achieving not just a good career, but a great one

Over the past three decades, professor Larry Smith has become something of a “career whisperer” for his students at the University of Waterloo. Each year, millions of talented college students graduate with little or no real sense of what their next step will be, yet they are determined not to settle for a so-so career; they are looking for a great career. Smith points out that only a few fortunate souls are born knowing exactly what they want to pursue in life. The rest of us have to stop making excuses and start asking ourselves tough questions about achieving our goals. 
 
In his straightforward, no-nonsense approach, Smith itemizes and dismisses all the usual excuses, fears, and worries that people hide behind when trying to find their true direction. His unusual take on this challenging conundrum is both universal and timely, and his stunning TEDx talk on this subject has been viewed by more than six million people so far. 
 
This is the perfect book for any college graduate who is wondering where he or she fits into the world. It won't necessarily be easy, but if you follow Smith’s guidance, your career dreams can indeed come true. 


A tough-love, contrarian approach to career advice based on the author's widely viewed TEDx Talk (more than 6 million views), in which he confronts readers on how to work through their excuses, mistakes, and whatever is holding them back to achieve the meaningful and happy careers they desire.


Baker & Taylor
"A provocative new approach to discovering your true calling in life and achieving not just a good career, but a great one Over the past three decades, professor Larry Smith has become something of a "career whisperer" for his students at the University of Waterloo. Each year, millions of talented college students graduate with little or no real sense of what their next step will be, yet they are determined not to settle for a so-so career; they are looking for a great career. Smith points out that only a few fortunate souls are born knowing exactly what they want to pursue in life. The rest of us have to stop making excuses and start asking ourselves tough questions about achieving our goals. In his straightforward, no-nonsense approach, Smith itemizes and dismisses all the usual excuses, fears, and worries that people hide behind when trying to find their true direction. His unusual take on this challenging conundrum is both universal and timely, and his stunning TEDx talk on this subject has been viewed by more than six million people so far. This is the perfect book for any college graduate who is wondering where he or she fits into the world. It won't necessarily be easy, but if you follow Smith's guidance, your career dreams can indeed cometrue. "--

Baker
& Taylor

Outlines a provocative approach to discovering one's life calling and achieving a satisfying career, challenging the perspectives of college graduates while sharing strategies based on the author's popular TED talk.
Outlines a provocative approach to discovering one's life calling and achieving a satisfying career, challenging the perspectives of college graduates while sharing strategies based on the author's popular TED talk. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
ISBN: 9780544663336
0544663330
Branch Call Number: 650.1 SMITH
Characteristics: 255 pages ; 22 cm

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Feb 18, 2017

This is the book I wished I read back in college. Too often as I went from chapter to chapter, I found the author was talking directly to me. If you read any book about discovering what your "great career" path should be, read this one.

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