While perusing books on work, life and leadership, I noticed a small, red covered, square text. I thought, “This looks different.” and then, “I believe the work I am engaged in is great work and I want to do more of it.” Seemed like the book had potential but, I continued my browsing for some time. Fact: I love browsing.
In the end, I chose it for two reasons.
First, I’m drawn to the central thesis that there is a way to move away from the “busy work” that tends to trap us and burn us out, and to spend more time on the “good” and even “great” work that energizes us. Second, the book consists of 15 “conceptual maps” that guide the reader through a process of identifying what really matters and to make choices and take action that move toward doing more of the work which motivates and inspires. I am always looking for ways to do more of the stuff that inspires me and I am a visual person who loves maps.
So, I’m diving in.
I’ll let you know how it goes…and maybe even share a couple of my “maps” along the way.
Have you read this? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts.