- Discovering core identity
- Awakening to opportunity
- Envisioning the future
- Developing goals and strategies
- Building healthy support systems
- Taking action and making a difference
- Embracing renewal and reinvention
The book does have its shortcomings. For example as good as the interviewee vignettes are, I would have liked to have had more in-depth information on the process of how they reinvented their careers and lives; many of these individuals are quite extraordinary and as a reader you’ll want to understand the thought processes that helped them to get to where they are today. Additionally, social entrepreneurs are over-represented among the interviewees. Not a bad thing but for those who are focused on more traditional entrepreneurism (without the social or philanthropic angle), some of these stories may not resonate. These are minor criticisms though. On the whole this book is perfect for anyone who is questioning their current career path or looking to create a deeper connection between their core values, identity and what they do for a living. I also highly recommend Life Entrepreneurs for new college grads and anyone who has been out of the workforce for an extended period of time and is thinking about reinventing their career.
Regardless of where your career is today, Life Entrepreneurs is a book you will come back to again and again to rethink and relearn its lessons.