No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career by Larry Smith

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Over the past three decades, professor Larry Smith has become something of a “career whisperer” for his students at the University of Waterloo. Each year, millions of talented college students graduate with little or no real sense of what their next step will be, yet they are determined not to settle for a so-so career; they are looking for a great career. Smith points out that only a few fortunate souls are born knowing exactly what they want to pursue in life. The rest of us have to stop making excuses and start asking ourselves tough questions about achieving our goals.  In his straightforward, no-nonsense approach, Smith itemizes and dismisses all the usual excuses, fears, and worries that people hide behind when trying to find their true direction. His unusual take on this challenging conundrum is both universal and timely, and his stunning TEDx talk on this subject has been viewed by more than six million people so far.  This is the perfect book for any college graduate who is wondering where he or she fits into the world. It won't necessarily be easy, but if you follow Smith’s guidance, your career dreams can indeed come true. 






Title : No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career
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ISBN : 0544663330
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


Kat rated it ★★★★★

March 04, 2016

I don't think I've ever given this type of book five stars. Most of the nonfiction I read is informational, or inspirational (collections of essays, or books like "On Writing" by Stephen King), but I tend to have a hard time with books like this, books that claim to have "answers" on how to impro...


Darren rated it ★★★★☆

July 05, 2016

This was an interesting book that ostensibly sets out to show you how to change things to get a great career, yet so much of the advice can equally be applied in other life situations. The author has, for several decades, been a so-called “career whisperer” for his students, giving them advice an...


Valerie rated it ★★★☆☆

May 10, 2017

Asked challenging, thoughtful questions of its readers. I think, however, that even though anyone can have a great career, not everyone can. The author's advice just isn't reasonable for some fields or populations.


Samir rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2017

I feel very bad for not being a student of this lecturer, economist, advisor, consultant - the person who loves and enjoys providing the extremely helpful advices, showing the way to defeat the fears and to recognize the excuses, getting interested in how his students and/or acquaintances are doi...


Andrew rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

4.5 stars. A very honestly hyped book for personal development that I would recommend to most people of my age (21-25+) who are yet to decide on a career. Smith helps to mobilise the reader's thoughts on careers by asking Hard Questions that help to hold a mirror up to my actions and emotions to b...


Xiaoyi rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2017

I've been wondering if there's any book for confused young people. As most of the best sellers romanticize passion, this book provides an incredibly calm, logical, learnable approach to passion. He doesn't not go extremes. He recognizes passion as something deep in your heart that you want to pur...


Lael rated it ★★★★☆

March 19, 2017

Best/most realistic of the "find your passion" books I've read


Mikelle rated it ★★★★★

February 17, 2017

A great book that is simple to read and will have parts of you scattered throughout different stories. I had to stop a few times for a day or so to acknowledge emotional barriers I had to having a great career. That being said, I am now planning my great career and it is amazingly liberating. Larry...


Kevin rated it ★★★★★

August 17, 2016

The job market in fifteen years or in fifty years might look so much different from today. Technology changes as quickly as job requirements and specialization. Competitive job markets makes it harder for those without passion to thrive in their current job. Those three points spelled out early i...


Jonathan rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

I have a lot of fears and have made many excuses. Larry Smith, ruthlessly and incisively, picks apart these everything you use to hold yourself back. This isn't a lofty proclamation of how, if the reader could only have similar abilities and luck as its author, you too can have the same success t...





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