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

    1. Self-Advocacy: Learn to advocate for yourself in the workplace, whether it's negotiating for a raise, seeking opportunities for advancement, or expressing your needs and boundaries.

    2. Personal Development: Invest in your personal and professional development by seeking out learning opportunities, whether through formal education, training programs, or self-directed learning.

    3. Take Risks: Don't be afraid to take calculated risks in your career, whether it's pursuing a new job opportunity, starting your own business, or making a career pivot.

    4. Build Your Network: Cultivate a strong professional network by networking with colleagues, mentors, and industry peers, both online and offline.

    5. Embrace Change: Be adaptable and open to change, as the workplace is constantly evolving. Embrace new challenges and opportunities for growth.

    6. Work-Life Balance: Prioritize your well-being and maintain a healthy work-life balance by setting boundaries, managing your time effectively, and prioritizing self-care.

    7. Define Success on Your Terms: Define success on your own terms, based on your values, passions, and priorities, rather than external expectations or societal norms.

    8. Continuous Improvement: Commit to continuous improvement and lifelong learning, striving to become the best version of yourself both personally and professionally.

    9. Seek Feedback: Be open to feedback and constructive criticism, as it can help you identify areas for growth and development.

    10. Take Ownership: Take ownership of your career and your life, and make decisions that align with your goals, values, and aspirations.


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