Right now, 70% of Americans aren’t passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They’re sick of “average” and know there’s something better out there, but they just don’t know how to reach it.
One basic principleThe Proximity Principlecan change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love.
In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.
Forget the traditional career advice you’ve heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You’ll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill.
After reading The Proximity Principle, you’ll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will comeand you’ll be prepared to take them.
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About the Author
Ken Coleman is host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLeadership Podcast. An acclaimed interviewer and nationally syndicated radio show host, Coleman equips, encourages, and entertains listeners through thought-provoking questions, helping them discover what they were born to do, pursue their passions, and ultimately land their dream career. He joined Ramsey Solutions in 2014 and is the author of One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices. You can follow him on Twitter at @KenColeman, on Instagram at @KenColemanShow, and online at kencolemanshow.com or facebook.com/kenColemanShow.
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored seven best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, The Complete Guide to Money, Smart Money Smart Kids and The Legacy Journey. “The Dave Ramsey Show” is heard by more than 16 million combined weekly listeners on more than 600 radio stations and digitally through podcasts, online audio streaming and a 24-hour online streaming video channel. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is The Proximity Principle? 7
Part 1 The People 13
Chapter 2 The Professors 25
Chapter 3 The Professionals 33
Chapter 4 The Mentors 47
Chapter 5 The Peers 61
Chapter 6 The Producers 73
Part 2 The Places 85
Chapter 7 The Place Where You Are 89
Chapter 8 A Place to Learn 99
Chapter 9 A Place to Practice 111
Chapter 10 A Place to Perform 129
Chapter 11 A Place to Grow 141
Part 3 The Practices 153
Chapter 12 Creating a Web of Connections 157
Chapter 13 Making Your Connections Count 169
Chapter 14 Seizing the Opportunity 179
Chapter 15 Adopting a Proximity Mind-set 191
Conclusion: Pressing On 203