#review Winning the Game of Work, by Terry Boyle Mcdougall @teebeemhp

MY REVIEW 4 stars:

This book is pretty cool, and isn’t at all what I expected. It’s out of my usual genre, and although I do enjoy and like to rotate self-help into my regular reading, however this is a completely different type of self-help than what I usually gravitate to. I went in expecting it to be rather cut and dry, and I was curious as to how you could possibly talk about applying yourself in the working field for over 200 pages. That said, I was very pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t cut and dry, full of all the successful tips and tricks of exactly how you should be in the work field, not at all really.

This book actually has a lot of heart and personality. It gives an account of many experiences, and approaches that are – effective, self-destructive and really everything in between. What I really loved is that the content in this book isn’t directed at one particular type of working class. It isn’t only for those who’ve been in the working field for years, or only for those who are new to obtaining a ‘job’… There’s something to gain, no matter where you stand when it comes to earning money and ‘working’ for pay. It gives prospective and help in utilizing your own personal skills and passion, no matter what phase you’re in.

I highly recommend this book, especially to teens who are about to embark on their lifetime as independent adults. I actually have a list of books to read with my own children as they grow, and am happy to say this particular book has made its place on the list along with Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Secret, and Think and Grow Rich. A special thanks to the author and Reads and Reels for a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

DESCRIPTION:

You can be happier and more successful when you learn to play the game of work. If you’re not currently satisfied in your career, it could be because you’re playing by the wrong rules.

In Winning the Game of Work, Terry Boyle McDougall shares the rules she learned from wise mentors and coaches, as well as the lessons she learned the hard way. She entered the workplace as an ambitious “go-getter” and was confused about why she wasn’t advancing at the pace she expected. She learned that being smart and working hard aren’t enough. The reward for developing a strategy for the game of work is success and happiness with less stress and duress.

This book will help you:

* Get recognized for your value on the job
* Develop and appreciate your unique “superpowers” at work
* Cope with a bad boss without burning out or getting fired
* Get the promotion you deserve
* Deliver more impact on the job with some simple hacks
* And more…

Winning the Game of Work is the essential guidebook to help you develop your unique skills as a “player.” Now is the time to see the whole field, make the savvy moves and win the game of work on your own terms!

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