Thursday, June 07, 2012

Preview: Becoming a Professional Human Being by Jim Bagnola

I haven't finish the book yet, so below is just a glimpse of it :)

What Is a Professional Human Being?

  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
  • A Professional Human Being is a positive role model I would like to emulate.

Perform Your Magic

  • If you love the work you do, you'll never work a day in your life.
  • The magic trinity:
    • Skills: What are you good at?
    • Likes: What do you like to do?
    • Needs: What does society need?

Magic Formula from Jim

  1. Find your magic (Skills + Likes + Needs)
  2. Serve the needs of others
  3. Make a difference
  4. Allow us to gain financial freedom (it's not our top focus, but it's the side effect)

Four Practices of the World’s Great Entrepreneurs (from the The Entrepreneurial Age)

  • Sense of Mission
  • Customer/Product Vision
  • High Speed Innovation
    • Improve something––anything––every day
    • Speed up action: Create a sense of urgency
    • Wipe out bureaucracy: Grow big by staying small
  • Self-Inspired Behavior: Love what you do and get very good at doing it! Do what you are!

PS: Got the above wisdom from Jim Bagnola (thanks for the time, encouragement and guidance).

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