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15 Lessons from Betting on You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career by Laurie Ruettimann:

1. Know your worth: Recognize your skills, contributions, and value in the workplace. Don't underestimate your capabilities and fight for fair compensation and opportunities.

2. Say goodbye to burnout: Prioritize work-life balance and healthy boundaries. Set clear expectations, manage your time effectively, and learn to disconnect when needed.

3. Fuel your fire: Invest in physical and mental health. Exercise, adequate sleep, healthy eating, and stress management are essential for optimal performance and resilience.

4. Become your own advocate: Don't wait for opportunities to fall into your lap. Proactively network, build relationships, and showcase your skills. Advocate for your career goals and take ownership of your professional development.

5. Embrace learning: Never stop learning and growing. Invest in upskilling, mentorship, and exploring new areas of interest. Stay relevant in your field and expand your professional horizons.

6. Challenge the status quo: Don't be afraid to speak up and share your ideas. Be proactive in suggesting improvements and challenge outdated practices.

7. Silence the inner critic: Don't let self-doubt and negative thoughts hold you back. Challenge limiting beliefs and cultivate a growth mindset. Celebrate your successes and learn from your setbacks.

8. Embrace imperfection: Perfectionism is paralyzing. Aim for progress, not perfection. Accept that mistakes happen and use them as opportunities to learn and grow.

9. Find your purpose: Align your career with your values and passions. Discover what you find meaningful and fulfilling, and pursue work that resonates with your purpose.

10. Cultivate authentic relationships: Connect with like-minded individuals who inspire and support you. Build a network of mentors, colleagues, and friends who can offer guidance and encouragement.

11. Seek help when needed: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Utilize resources like career coaches, therapists, or financial advisors to navigate challenges and find solutions.

12. Give back and inspire others: Share your knowledge and experience with others. Mentoring, volunteering, or building communities can benefit your career and foster a sense of purpose.

13. Define your definition of success: Don't let societal expectations dictate your career path. Define success on your own terms, prioritizing well-being, personal growth, and meaningful work.

14. Find joy in the journey: Enjoy the process of learning, growing, and achieving your goals. Don't be so focused on the destination that you miss the beautiful moments along the way.

15. Celebrate your wins: Acknowledge your accomplishments, big and small. Take time to celebrate your success and appreciate your journey.

"Betting on You" empowers you to take control of your career and create a fulfilling life. By prioritizing your well-being, advocating for your worth, and embracing a growth mindset, you can overcome challenges, achieve your goals, and find joy in the pursuit of your dreams. Remember, you are worth investing in, and your career path is yours to own.

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