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Passion at Work: How to Find Work You Love and Live the Time of Your Life

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World-renowned speaker and executive Lawler Kang will show  how to build a career one can be madly passionate about and create, actualize, and monetize a niche only you can dominate! Kang draws on the profound human stories of those who have followed their passions to achieve great things and live on their own terms. He then presents a unique Process of the Five PsTM: a start-to-finish blueprint for realizing your dreams, one step at a time. Learn how to discover passions, proficiencies, and priorities.  Redefine success.  Create realistic plans, complete with milestones and investments.   

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Advance Praise for Passion at Work
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Authors
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. Why Do You Work So Hard?
    1. A Question of Control
    2. Upending the Work/Life Balance
    3. Where Are You?
  8. 2. We Aren’t Cats
    1. Your Core of Steel
    2. 1. We Aren’t Cats!
    3. 2. Believe in Your Core
    4. 3. Accept X-Factors
    5. 4. What’s Your Point?
    6. 5. Whatever You Do (in Life), Do It with Passion
    7. 6. What Do You Want Your Tombstone to Say?
    8. One Final Thought
  9. 3. What Is the End Game?
    1. What Is Money?
      1. Virginia
      2. Eddie
      3. Jules
    2. Short Clips
    3. A Madness of Method?
    4. Success Is in the Eye of the Beholder or the Beholden?
    5. What Is the End Game?
    6. KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)
    7. The Rule of 85 Percent
    8. The Roots of Happiness
  10. 4. The Magic Bullet
    1. People Should Pay You to Work Your Passions
    2. A Note from the Boss
    3. Another Data Point
    4. The Passion Principle
    5. Business School Recruiting, Metaphorically Speaking
    6. Some Preliminary Data
    7. Bringing It Home
    8. Passionate Monsters
    9. Back to Jack
  11. 5. A Process Overview
    1. The Purpose of the Five Ps
    2. The Power of the Five Ps
    3. Passion + Proficiencies = Work or “Career” Options
    4. Proficiencies + Priorities = Work Life Prioritization
    5. Passion + Proficiencies + Priorities = Journeys and Niche → Plan
    6. A Primer on the Five Ps
    7. The Tipping Point
    8. Some Final Tipping Points
  12. 6. The First P: Passion
    1. What Do You Want Your Tombstone to Say?
    2. The Patterns of Your Experiences
      1. Step 1: Construct the Framework
      2. Step 2: Identify Your Releases
        1. Résumé
        2. Living
        3. What/When
        4. Inspiration
      3. Step 3: Brainstorm to Identify Potential Meta-Passions
      4. Step 4: Look for Patterns from Top to Bottom and Bottom to Top
    3. The Kid Factor
    4. Making a Stand
    5. How Do I Know?
      1. #1: Trust Your Gut
      2. #2: Life Is an Iterative Process
  13. 7. The Second P: Proficiencies
    1. What Can the Whole and Impassioned You Be the Best At?
    2. What I Am Innately Great at Doing?
    3. What Do I Absolutely Love to Do?
    4. Warning! Seller Beware!
    5. What Are My Values?
    6. What Life Experiences Do I Want to Leverage and Fulfill?
    7. Financial Accounting 101
    8. The Most Valuable Part of Any Balance Sheet
    9. Data Collection
    10. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall...
    11. How Proficient Are Your Proficiencies?
  14. 8. The Third P: Priorities
    1. A Slightly Different Perspective
    2. 1. (Again) Life Is Not a Balancing Act
    3. 2. You Determine the Terms of Your Priorities
    4. 3. You Can Have “It” All if You Give “It” Your All
    5. So Pass the Days of Our Lives
    6. The Prioritization Matrix
    7. A Metaphored Matrix
    8. Working the Prioritization Matrix
    9. Matrix This!
    10. What Version Are You On?
    11. A Blatant Secret
    12. Let’s Make a Deal!
    13. Your Niche
    14. Time to Define
      1. #1: “How Do I Define ‘Wealth’?”
      2. #2: “How Do I Define ‘Success’?”
  15. 9. The Fourth P: Plan
    1. How Do You Bring Yourself to Market?
    2. The Executive Summary
    3. Your Version: The Life Summary
    4. The Rule of the Six Ps
  16. 10. The Fifth P: Prove
    1. How Do You Fund Your Plan?
    2. Professional Fundraising 101
    3. “All I Want Are the Facts, Ma’am”
      1. Slide #1: Mission
      2. Slide #2: What Is Enabling My Venture?
      3. Slide #3: My Niche
      4. Slide #4: Why Will I Win?
      5. Slide #5: Management
      6. Slide #7: Key Success Factors
      7. Slide #8: Board of Advisors
      8. Slide #9: Required Investment and Use of Funds
    4. Keeping It in the Family
  17. 11. How Do I Prepare Myself for This Change?
    1. Any Journey
    2. The Journey of Life
    3. Why?
    4. Your Competitive Advantage
    5. Canyonlands
      1. Canyon 1: Baggage
        1. Make Friends with Your Past
        2. Make Friends with Your Future
      2. Canyon 2: Finances
        1. The Standard of Living Trap
          1. The State of Your Nation
          2. How Much Is Your Identity Costing You?
          3. The Kid Factor (2)
          4. Cash in the Bank
          5. Look at Your Hard Facts
          6. Invest Wisely
          7. And Finally...
      3. Canyon 3: Commitment
        1. The Corridor Principle
    6. The 1 or 0 Wake-Up Call
    7. Always Finish What You Start (Beware of Mr. Dreamy!)
    8. Mr. Dreamy on Paper
  18. 12. Looking for Your Life’s Work
    1. The Kid Factor (3)
    2. The Power of an Impassioned Plan
    3. A Sisyphean Ball of Snow
    4. SAYONARA!
    5. Shoga Nai
  19. References and Credits