In a blog post related to starting again, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about important transitions in life, and how there are moments when we start again and begin to earn a new life for ourselves.
Goldsmith writes: “Earning your life is the long game. You need a strategy anchored in both self-awareness and situational awareness to sustain the urgency and avoid burnout — until earning has become your habit. In the course of a lifetime, you will experience episodes when one phase of your life ends and another begins. Some of them are predictable markers of modern life: graduation; your first real job; marriage; your first house; parenthood; divorce; career success; career failure; the loss of a loved one; a lucky break; a big idea. These moments can be exhilarating or confusing to the point of paralysis. They can be opportunities or crises, turning points or setbacks. We all experience these intervals between the old and the new.”
Elon Musk’s ongoing negotiations for buying Twitter are causing many employees at Twitter to consider where they are in their careers. They are bewildered about what their jobs are and will be. According to reports in the Wall Street Journal, employees are distressed about Musk’s criticism of the site, as well as worried about their own futures.
In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.
With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.
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About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
About THE EARNED LIFE
In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”
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