The Millionaire in the Mirror
How to Find Your Passion and Make a Fortune Doing It—Without Quitting Your Day Job(amazon)
Gene Bedell (View Bio)
Hardcover: Collins, 2008.
"People set out on one of the most important journeys of their lives—their careers—with fewer instructions than they get when they buy a box of condoms. Some make the right decisions based on good intuition or good luck. But most, lacking good career management direction, stumble along and learn only in mid-career that their lives are not going to turn out as they hoped."So Gene Bedell opens THE MILLIONAIRE IN THE MIRROR, an operator's manual for your career. Its goal is to help readers achieve Outstanding Success, defined as being truly happy in your work while earning more than 99% of your peers. For people just starting out in business today, Outstanding Success means earning more than $42 million over the course of a forty-year career, ten times the amount that will be earned by the average U.S. household and more than seven times the amount that will be earned by the average U.S. household headed by a college graduate.
"This breezily optimistic guide to career rejuvenation and triumph offers up a blueprint to achieve 'Outstanding Success'—Bedell's term for garnering $40 million in a lifetime—with strategic and practical sections that aim to hone behaviors at work to achieve more focused results…. Bedell emphasizes becoming a 'heat-seeking missile' focusing closely on desired goals, constantly maximizing value, taking ownership of work projects and avoiding burnout. The book provides a number of helpful scenarios of people going astray in their careers and failing to achieve their objectives—or where they succeeded and how. While more applicable to corporate jobs with a clear ladder to follow than unconventional careers where the path is less certain, this book is effective in its motivational tone, which encourages readers about how to think about and manage their careers." — Publishers Weekly