Thursday, September 20, 2012

Poke the Box

"When can you start?" I'm sure we've all heard this question asked of us in our lifetimes, phrased in many different ways. When can you get that project done? When can you start that new process? Poke the Box by Seth Godin tries to make one important point - "Soon is not as good as now."

This small book of 84 pages is packed full of wisdom for helping those who might need some help getting some initiative going in their jobs, or in their life. It makes the point that if you have no initiative you are just allowing people to push you in a direction that they want you to go. That's a powerful message for someone who is feeling stuck in a rut without direction or motivation to move forward.

Basically the book encourages the reader to stop waiting for direction in their lives from others and to instead start writing their own maps for the future. It's about starting...small projects, big projects, career decisions, life decisions. Whether you're in the place you need to be to move forward in your life or not, this book will get you thinking about taking charge of your own situation. In fact, it led me to apply for some jobs to move myself along. I highly recommend it for anyone who feels stuck in a situation they can't seem to work themselves out of or someone who'd like to help another. (And, by the way, I got the job.)

No comments: