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I’m the Boss of Me: A Guide to Owning Your Career by Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

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1. You Are Who You Are Because of Your Choices

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

Les Brown

I am very thankful for the success I have achieved in my career and life. I get to work with amazing people and do things that I never thought possible. Looking at my life and career, one might think that I grew up with all of the privileges and all the best advisors. The assumption is that I am someone from a nice town with good schools, my family had money and connections, and I thrived in the life I was supposed to live. None of that is the case.

A Challenged Beginning

I grew up a daughter of immigrant families who had tough lives, and I had personal and family challenges. We ...

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