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Carson Tate

How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job

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Own It. Love It. Make It Work. by Carson Tate is a self-help book that encourages readers to take control of their lives and careers. Through practical advice and exercises, Tate empowers readers to define success on their own terms and create a fulfilling life and career.

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    You have control over what your job looks like.

    If you’re among the 65 percent of Americans who feel disengaged at work, you probably think you only have three options: Quit the job. Stay and suffer. Or activate that backup escape plan. The first two options are unpleasant. The third? Whether you become a yoga teacher or an organic farmer – it would most likely upend your entire life.

    Plus, why quit a job you trained, studied, and practically bled to get? And why lose some of the benefits that come with your nine-to-five, like stability and work-life balance?

    But don’t worry. There’s a fourth option. You have more control over the situation than you think.

    The key message here is: You have control over what your job looks like.

    The relationship between you and your employer is a social contract. The terms dictate that both sides have expectations and responsibilities toward each other. In other words, the relationship must benefit both sides.

    Consider sociologist George Homans’s social exchange theory. It puts the give-and-take aspect of relationships through a cost-benefit analysis. It states the importance of evaluating the risks against the benefits. Imagine a friend repeatedly sticks you with the dinner bill. You might one day decide that the cost, or risk, of that friendship outweighs the fun.

    So, ask yourself, What benefits do I get from my job? Salary? Achievements? Impact? And What does my job get from my contributions? Is it a healthy relationship that benefits both of us? And since commitment ultimately impacts your level of fulfillment, use this analysis to assess your commitment to the job also.

    Knowing all this grants you a certain power. You don’t have to wait for your manager to change the relationship’s dynamic by giving you whatever it is you’re lacking. Instead, you can use this newfound clarity to change the dynamic proactively.

    We know that change is scary. But what would happen if you didn’t try? Probably more dreadful days at work, right? On the other hand, imagine how good life would be if you could make the changes that lead to happiness at work instead.

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    What is Own It. Love It. Make It Work. about?

    What’s it about?

    Own It. Love It. Make It Work. (2020) is a groundbreaking guide on how to beat the “Sunday night scaries” and make your job work for you. Combining productivity concepts with self-empowerment, this book outlines how anyone can take charge of their career and attain professional fulfillment.

    Own It. Love It. Make It Work. Review

    Own It. Love It. Make It Work. by Carson Tate (2020) is a book that helps readers take control of their work and personal lives. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers practical strategies for managing time and tasks, enabling readers to increase productivity and reduce stress.
    • By addressing the unique challenges faced by modern professionals, the book provides valuable insights and solutions for finding balance and fulfillment.
    • With its engaging case studies and relatable stories, the book keeps readers entertained and inspired, ensuring that the topic of productivity is far from boring.

    Who should read Own It. Love It. Make It Work.?

    Who’s it for?

    • Professionals looking for greater fulfillment in their work
    • Managers interested in maximizing their employees’ potential
    • Folks hoping to do work that really matters to them

    About the Author

    About the author

    Carson Tate is an author, teacher, and productivity coach. For the past 15 years, she’s been dedicated to helping clients attain personal fulfillment and organizations engage empathically with their employees.

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    What is the main message of Own It. Love It. Make It Work.?

    The main message of Own It. Love It. Make It Work. is taking ownership of your work to create a fulfilling career and life.

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    Is Own It. Love It. Make It Work. a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Own It. Love It. Make It Work. is worth reading for its practical insights and actionable advice. It can help you create a meaningful and successful career.

    Who is the author of Own It. Love It. Make It Work.?

    The author of Own It. Love It. Make It Work. is Carson Tate.

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