Do I really want to be a “cube monkey” for the rest of my life?


Right now I am reading Reboot Your Career: 27 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in the Workplace…(If You Still Have a Job!) Peter Fogel really gets to the heart of the matter and uses humour to get his message across. What he has to say makes a lot of sense and I am really enjoying this read.

And…you can get bonus gifts if you order the newly released Kindle version! See below for details Smile

Excerpt ~ Chapter 2 (pgs. 45 – 47)

Now that we’ve gotten all that uncomfortable, yet liberating, stuff out of the way, our next step is to figure out exactly what you actually want.

Let’s get back to the most important subject there is – YOU! And to do that we need to assess you and your present career.

Life and business continually throw us curves. Just like any new relationship, we sometimes go into a job thinking it’s exactly what we “thought” we wanted.

Fast forward a few years into it, and we start to feel like something is wrong. Something is missing.

You might ask yourself,

“Do I really want to be a cube monkey for the rest of my life?”

Then it happens. The thoughts start twirling in our head. This leads to us doing crazy things to “replace” whatever it is we think we’ve lost.”

Our spouses think we’re having a midlife crisis. Our bosses think we’re slacking off. We think we’re going a little nuts as we pop another Xanax to calm our frayed nerves.

Guess what? I’m here to tell you it isn’t as bad as all that. Look, if you’re starting to feel like your career is going to hell in a hand basket, here are a few things you can do.

Consult Your Inner Child!

First off, you need to digress for a moment. No really, I mean it. Digress! Now, turn back the clock. What did you want to be when you grew up? Maybe you wanted to be a doctor, a lawyer, a ballerina, cowboy, or a werewolf hunter/vampire slayer…


…Anyway, psychologists call what I have just described “expectancy violation.” This twelve-dollar phrase happens when people decide to do something important in their lives – then fail to follow through with it.

If that is you, please don’t be hard on yourself. Certain circumstances might have prevented you from reaching a particular dream – family, unexpected illness, etc.

For a long time, I really wanted to leave show business, but like Al Pacino said in The Godfather, “Every time I try to get out…they just pull me back in!”

Let’s examine some particular “expectancy violations.” Perhaps, you wanted to write the great American novel and took up a career in teaching instead. To put it mildly, it’s as if you have defaulted on a contract with your subconscious mind, which can cause depression, restlessness, and feelings of inferiority.

Does this sound like anything you’ve gone through lately? (DING! DING!We have a winner!) If so, then I have the cure.


Review by Scott L. ~ Very Helpful, Funny and Great Reading!

“I was searching for career self-help book and came across “Reboot Your Career!” Glad I did. Not only entertaining, but Fogel (The Author) knows how to get you to think about what you need to do to stand-out and get noticed at your job. It’s about the marketing and about delivering value to your company and colleagues. Learn to do this and you’ll accomplish your goals. This book shows you how jump over your competition! Great read with loads of humor!”

Here’s the deal!

Peter offers you his 4 in 1, Total Success Reinvention Package ($75 value) PLUS the WORK YOURSELF HAPPY e-manual. ($45 value) when you order his Kindle book. For around the world Kindle links – click here!

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