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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It

Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It - Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter A better than usual business book. The definition of mojo is a bit stodgy -- I prefer to keep the Muddy Waters song in my head. "Mojo is that positive spirit toward what we are doing now that starts from the inside and radiates to the outside."Four parts:1) Identity. Who do you think you are? Without a firm handle on identity, we may never be able to understand why we gain -- or lose -- our identity. 2) Achievement. What have you done lately?3) Reputation. Who do other people think you are?4) Acceptance. What can you change and what is beyond your control?Professional mojo -- what I bring to this activity.1. Motivation. You want to do a great job in this activity.2. Knowledge. You understand what to do and how to do it. 3. Ability. You have the skills needed to do the task well/4. Confidence. You are sure of yourself when performing this activity.5. Authenticity. You are genuinely enthusiastic about this activity.Personal mojo -- what this activity brings to me.6. Happiness. Being engaged in this activity makes you happy.7. Reward. This activity provides material or emotional rewards that are important to you.8. Meaning. The results of this activity are meaningful to you.9. Learning. This activity helps you to learn and grow.10. Gratitude. Overall, you feel grateful for being able to do this activity and believe that it is a great use of your time.Other takeaways:Be the optimist in the room.Take one thing away (person, activity, etc) -- what could you subtract and be better off? Name it (anything you do / encounter regularly); it will make it more meaningful and puts it in perspective. It makes you think about what you think about it.