Mojo➼ [Reading] ➾ Mojo By Marshall Goldsmith ➱ – Mojo is the moment when we do something that's purposeful powerful and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it This book is about that moment and how we can create it in our lives maintain it Mojo is the moment when we do something that's purposeful powerful and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it This book is about that moment and how we can create it in our lives maintain it and recapture it when we need it In his follow up to the New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won't Get You There executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shares the ways in which to get and keep our Mojo Our professional and personal Mojo is impacted by four key factors identity who do you think you are achievement what have you done lately reputation who do other people think you are and what have you've done lately and acceptance what can you change and when do you need to just let it go Goldsmith outlines the positive actions leaders must take with their teams or themselves to initiate winning streaks and keep them coming Mojo is that positive spirit towards what we are doing now that starts from the inside and radiates to the outside Mojo is at its peak when we are experiencing both happiness and meaning in what we are doing and communicating this experience to the world around us The Mojo Toolkit provides fourteen practical tools to help you achieve both happiness and meaning not only in business but in life. In the past I have really enjoyed this author’s work and that remains true with Mojo To really boil it down the book is about discovering what gives you energy or takes it away in your personal and professional life While this may sound simple it is worth remembering that the pace many of us keep up in life sometimes leads to sleep walking through our days doing the same old thing and never taking the time to step back and challenge ourselves to review what we are doing and what impact it is having on our livesThe value of reflection and evaluation is what I really took away from this book While some other books are very dry and scientific this book offers practical means to perform this evaluation in an ongoing fashion to gain real actionable knowledgeAnother hidden gem was a single uestion which the author challenges the reader to ask before they do or say something – “is it worth it?” Four words how will what you intend to do or say impact you your family your job your reputation? I started using this simple challenge immediately and was amazed at how many times I decided what I was about to do or say was not worth itCharacteristics of personal mojo are happiness rewards meaning learning and gratitudeCharacteristics of professional mojo are motivation knowledge ability confidence and authenticityThe author suggests four uestions to assess your Mojo Identity – who are you? Achievement – what have you done lately? Reputation – who do other people think you are and what do they think you have done lately? Acceptance – what can you change and what is beyond your control?Again seems simple but do you know the answers to those uestions at this very second?A scorecard is made available to track your daily tasks in both personal and professional life and rate them against the above characteristics I found using this scorecard extremely valuable in providing me with insight on the things which give vs take energy from me and the percentage of time I was spending on each daily Do the math days full of energy being taken away is not a healthy and sustainable recipe Once you know what gives and takes energy in the context of your life you will be better able to bring balance to your daysTake the time to read this book and then do as it suggests and devote the small amount of time necessary to taking stock of your mojo you will be glad you didThe next several books I read after this one share and build upon this theme so happening upon this one first in the chaotic order of my reading pile was happy chance for me Look for those additional uick reviews coming soon As the author defines it Mojo is that positive spirit toward what we are doing now that starts from the inside and radiates to the outside He continues That's the payoff of having Mojo More meaning More happinessThe book then expands on what are the foundational elements of Mojo Four vital ingredients need to be combined in order for you to have great Mojo The first is your identityThe second element is achievementThe third element is reputationThe fourth element to building Mojo is acceptanceBy understanding the impact and interaction of identity achievement reputation and acceptance we can begin alter our own Mojo both at work and home After spending time explaining and illustrating each of these areas Marshall then presents a complete toolkit of actions one can take to buildimprove one's Mojo I have included below excerpts that further summarize these conceptsWhat I particularly enjoyed about this book is the thoroughness in which the topic is covered from summarizing the concepts to explaining them and giving practical examples illustrating them to finally presenting a toolkit on how to apply them A recommended read that complements well Marshall's other work What Got You Here Won't Get You ThereBelow are some excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful1 Measuring your Mojo Professional Mojo What I being to this activity 1 Motivation 2 Knowledge 3 Ability 4 Confidence 5 Authenticity Personal Mojo What this activity brings to me 6 Happiness 7 Reward 8 Meaning 9 Learning 10 Gratitude2 Mojo Paradox Our default response in life is not to experience happiness Our default response in life is not to experience meaning Our default response in life is to experience inertia3 To understand how you are relating to any activity you need to understand your identity who you are To change your Mojo you may need to either create a new identity for yourself or rediscover an identity that you have lost4 If we want to increase our Mojo we can either change the degree of our achievement how well we are doing or change the definition of our achievement what we are trying to do well5 Worrying about the past and being anxious about the future can easily destroy our Mojo It upsets us emotionally It clouds our judgement It dills us with regret And it can lead to self punishment This sort of thinking afflicts the high and the low the rich and the poor the achievers and the struggling6 Mojo Killers 1 Over Committing 2 Waiting for the facts to change 3 Looking for logic in all the wrong places 4 Bashing the boss 5 Refusing to change because of Sunk Costs 6 Confusing the mode you're in7 In this new world Mojo is both harder to attain and important to keep When your competition is already responding to a tough new environment bu working harder and longer you need uniue tools to separate yourself from the throng8 The following is a list of specific actions that can help you attack the challenge of changing You or It1 Establish criteria that matter to you 2 Find out where you're living 3 Be the optimist in the room 4 Take away one thing 5 Rebuild one brick at a time 6 Live your mission in the small moments too 7 Swim in the Blue Water 8 When to stay when to go 9 Hello good bye 10 Adopt a metrics system 11 Reduce this number 12 Influence up as well as down 13 Name it frame it claim it 14 Give your friends a lifetime pass9 All of us consciously or not run everything through two filters short term satisfaction or happiness and long term benefit or meaning Both have value10 When you have mission you give yourself a purpose and that adds clarity to all the actions and decisions that follow There's an underestimated value to articulating your mission It focuses you points you in a new direction alters your behavior and as a result changes other people's perception of you Though I have respect for Goldsmith this book was or less a big pep talk The insights were good and encouraging but were all things that I could have gotten from any other book on leadership self help or just talking things out with a friend I didn't find much novelty to it If you feel that you need an inventory to help get and retain your mojo then this could be a great little book for you Alright self improvement and development book nothing groundbreaking really in it but it has some interesting insights and sections where you're likely to change your perspective towards certain matters It also presents some challenging uestions to ask oneself about where you are in life what you want to achieve and what are you doing towards or against it The first few pages I was disappointed This book has been on my wish list even when I knew it was only a penny in like new condition on for several years But I just never purchased it Then I came across it again and seen it in new condition for a penny and ordered it immediately As I was reading the first few pages I thought maybe this isn't the kind of book I was thinking it was Sure enough I was wrong It WAS the book I had been looking for And it turned out to be a great book Is your mojo no mojo? Do you need it back? I know mine is there and then its gone and I'm not sure where it went or how to get it back This book contains some information that just might help you get your mojo back But I'm not telling you anything about it Why? Because I truly believe that whoever you are this book is essential to your livelihood It is an important book for everyone to read I have found research that states that in general the average employee works a total of 30 minutes for each shift 30 minutes How sad is that You spend 8 hours on the job but instead of actually working you're on your company's network looking at Facebook watching your auctions on eBay to make sure you don't miss that bid you're talking to other employees putting makeup on cleaning out your purse taping up the pictures on your cubby walls filling out applications for other jobs or just searching for other jobs all while your employer who has given you a job in the first place is paying you for getting nothing done That is sad to me I would never tolerate that in my business and if what the research says is true it sounds like LOL it might be difficult to find an employee who is actually going to want to work at all Because really they just like fooling around while collecting a paycheck The problem is you're not just disrespecting your employer whether he knows you're doing it or not you're disrespecting yourself You're wasting all this time at work all day doing things that don't matter You're wasting your precious time on a job you don't enjoy doing After all if you loved your job you wouldn't be shopping online and chatting or texting with friendsYou would be working The real problem isyou've lost your mojo and you've just got to get it back Don't wait too longtime is of the essenceorder this book today and get your mojo on tomorrow Woo Hoo It's a great feeling to get your mojo back and keep it rocking Productive speed ahead Marshall Goldsmith does it again Mojo demonstrates that mojo drives success So what is mojo? According to Goldsmith mojo is that positive spirit toward what we are doing now that starts from the inside and radiates to the outside Mojo means having control of your Identity who you think you are your Achievement what you have done lately and your Reputation who others think you are and what they think you have done lately Mojo is not just a book filled with models and concepts although The Mojo Toolkit is uite practical Goldsmith shows how real life people have applied his principles to drive their success Rather than passively being impacted by external realities Mojo empowers the reader to take control of their attitude and approach to the world As always his stories are engaging and allow the reader to relate his ideas to their own lives As a seeker of both happiness and finding meaning in my life I thoroughly enjoyed Mojo and recommend it to anyone seeking the same What makes up our ability to have mojo Goldsmith says is four vital components identity Who do you think you are? achievement What have you done lately? reputation Who do other people think you are and what have you done lately? acceptance What can you change and when do you need to just let it go?Goldsmith gives us his own definition Mojo is that positive spirit toward what we are doing now that starts from the inside and radiates to the outsideHe loves the philosophy of Buddha not the religion and uotes the prophet a couple of times I like the dedication uote I am awakeHe's got an online mojo survey at The survey asks you to measure things in your life by the the short term satisfaction happiness and the long term benefit meaning This book puts you in a good frame of reference for positive change I scanned the TOC and went straight to the section that containg my new favorite concept The Lifetime Pass a conscious decision that the benefits of certain people in our lives will always outweigh and will forever override any conceivable negative behavior p 173 hardcover What a fabulous way to think of friendsfamily a gift for all This sole insight was worth the price of the hardcover Marshall Goldsmith at his bestMojo will become an innate part of you after you put the book downNi will negativity be a deterrent for progress of you assimilate the best of this write upThe writing is purposeful and it is served as the mechanism of revving up the system to a positive high works out wonderfullyAn antidote to the bleakness that warps youRead it for the thing called Mojo It took me longer than expected to finish reading this book but I enjoyed reading it It was full of interesting stories and useful tips

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Mojo
  • Marshall Goldsmith
  • English
  • 06 November 2016
  • 9781401323271