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Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

In the design field, every single choice is intentional—especially the ones that you don't even notice. The things we use every day and don’t even think about are also things that were thoroughly designed. In "Designing Your Life" by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, you will learn how to apply this same thinking to the choices you make in your own life and intentionally build a system that works for you.

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Perhaps unsurprisingly, certain personality types are terribly suited to particular jobs. If you don't like math, becoming an engineer would probably be a challenge. But how do you discover what your unique personality is and how that impacts the best career choices for you? Enter "Do What You Are": this book will walk you through every step of figuring out your personality type, what occupations are popular with others with that personality type, and gives you an inside look at your unique strengths and weaknesses. You will also figure out how to make your job search as efficient as possible.

So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice.  Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.

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