book hack

So Good They Can't Ignore You

Cal Newport

5 mins

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So Good They Can't Ignore You sheds light on the 'follow your passion' myth and shows you that the true path to work you love lies in diving deeper into the job you already have.


So Good They Can't Ignore You

So Good They Can't Ignore You

by Cal Newport


After developing a new mindset about work and passion to navigate his career trajectory, Cal Newport broke down the best ways he found to reach happiness and satisfaction — starting with one's professional life. Many people have a hard time balancing out their passions and their income. More often than not, we feel like following our passions will leave us penniless. But with organization, planning, and an ability to prioritize, doing work you love and getting paid well for it is possible.

Favorite quote

If you don't produce, you won't thrive — no matter how skilled or talented you are.

- Cal Newport

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