So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Book Review#2

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Why Should You Read This Book: 

The book ‘’So Good They Can’t Ignore You’’ is written by the professor Cal Newport. It’s a career advice book with practical steps you need to take for having a remarkable career.

What Does Author Mean by ‘’so good they can’t ignore you’’: 

Cal Newport says your skills must be way higher than acceptable. You must be perfect, ‘’so good they can’t ignore you’’. Additionally, you need to find a mission. Then, finally, you will feel confident and happy.

Does It Have Scientific Terminology Which is Difficult to Understand: 

No, the author uses several terms in this book. Some of them Cal Newport created himself to explain his method better. For example, craftsman mindset, career capital, dream-job elixir.

Is the Author’s Advice Difficult to Follow: 

No, there are only 4 rules to remember: Rule 1 – Don’t follow your passion. Rule 2 – Make sure you have excellent skills in what you choose to do.  This takes practising your skills every day. Rule 3 – Take control/freedom of your life. Rule 4 – Find a mission in your life after you have enough skills, when you are ‘’so good they can’t ignore you’’.

Does the Author Support his Method with Enough Evidence: 

Cal Newport uses a lot of research and case studies of successful people. By the way, some of them he interviewed himself. More than that, he is telling us about changes in his own career life which he made following these 4 rules.

Why is This Book Unique: 

First of all, it changes completely the perspective you have about your life and career. Actually, starting from the end (passion) is a huge mistake.

Cal Newport states that the advice ‘’find your passion’’ or ‘’follow your passion’’ is not good advice.  He says not to follow your passion. He suggests improving your skills first. Master something and passion will follow.

The Ultimate Guide for Your Remarkable Career: 

The truth is, by the title of this book, you can’t understand how deep is it. I would call this book ”The Ultimate Guide for Your Remarkable Career”.

It’s a practical book. Gives you step by step guidance which you can use to make the best of your career. And more than that, you can start from the point you are already. You can follow then the next steps necessary for the best career results.

 Above all, this book will organise your career. 

Use the book ”So good they can’t ignore you’’ as an ultimate guide for your new remarkable career.

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