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Work's a Bitch and Then You Make it Work: 6 Steps to Go From Pissed Off to Powerful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

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    This book is worth every penny

    Wow, what an eye opener this book was for me. Before I read this, I had no idea how much I was a part of the problem. I was reading Step 2 that describes many of my bad habits and beliefs, and thought, has she been looking at my life? How does she know I do this? What is great is that she offers you some wonderful ways to change those things. Step 1 makes you really see this too. Step 3 was another one of those AHA moments when I saw how I stop myself and therefore stop getting more enjoyment from my work. I am so grateful for the help this book has given me. I am back in charge and I can't thank you, Andrea Kay, enough.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

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    I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    It is written with such sensitivity, humor and practical advice, that I felt like the author must know me because she knew exactly what I was going through. You will connect with her stories because they are about us! I did in a way I haven't with any other book that tries to help you with your work and career. She clearly gets what we go through in our careers and inspires you to want to do your best. But she doesn't let you get away with anything. She speaks with authority in a friendly, down to earth way. Her 6 steps make you see who's really in charge, which really, truly is you, if you are willing to look at that. There are many exercises that will help you. Since I have used them at work, my days in my job have changed, as well as how I am at home. I get along better, I feel more relaxed and I don't feel like everyone else is upsetting me. When I interviewed for a job since our company is going through layoffs, I used her lists of questions to ask during interviews, her lists of what to look for and again I felt more in control than I ever have in an interview. I won't make the same mistakes I did in the past! Andrea Kay is one wise woman. I highly recommend you hear what she has to say and keep this as your career bible.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Practical Empowerment

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who is either confused or unhappy with the current state of their work and life. I bought this book, because I was desperate for a change. This book is the perfect (non-insulting/non-pacifying) how-to book. It is a book that demands you to be honest without the melodrama of just being pissed off. Through simple internal conversations, you become empowered to change, whether its you, your attitude, or your goals. The principles that I have learned have translated past work and into my personal life as well. This book helped me to be acutely aware of my own personal power and responsibility.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

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    This book is pretty much useless. It's not well researched or authoritative and doesn't really contain many good ideas for making your work life more enjoyable or easier.

    Don't waste your money! Dan Miller's books do what this book purports to do in a much more coherent way!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 29, 2009

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