This is an unusual book; a very "wise" book - not only for women thinking about "maximizing (their) career potential" but it contains a great number of insights and ideas about personal values, customer service, self-marketing (the plain takeout box story is a good one), goals (goal setting versus do setting), personal, financial and professional development and motivation. It's a lot to deliver! But this book does it and does it well.
Kelley Keehn starts out with an employment satisfaction self-assessment for her readers to take, and describes her career journey starting from her late teens, from a position in marketing to becoming a successful investment manager at age 21 which led to further success down the road. Kelley shares her thoughts that we are all CEOs of own personal corporations, millionaires with "million dollar lessons" and many other insights.
Although one gets the feeling that this was no ordinary 20 year old (buying a condo at age 18 for instance), her story is very relatable due to her authenticity, strong work ethic and determination, as well as her appreciation for her early employers and jobs that were stepping stones and opportunities to the success she has today (nice to read!). Her sidebars and PVPs (you'll have to read the book) provide additional wisdom.
In the career services industry, thinking of your employer as your (best) client and yourself as President and CEO of You Inc. changes people from within as they begin to realize that they are, as Kelley states, the definitive voice in their lives defining new ventures and driving successful ones.
I would highly recommend this book to job seekers, career changers, and anyone who just wants to be inspired!
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Insomniac Press (Oct. 1 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1897178646
- ISBN-13: 978-1897178645
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Customer Reviews: 2 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #592,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)