Whatever You Choose to Be: Eight Tips for the Road Ahead

Whatever You Choose to Be: Eight Tips for the Road Ahead


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ISBN-13: 9781629720142
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 876,991
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Ann Romney received a bachelor of arts degree in French from Brigham Young University and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Utah University in 2014. As the first lady of Massachusetts she worked to focus attention on the challenges facing at-risk youth and served as the Governor's Liaison to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, she has volunteered much of her time to raise awareness of the disease and founded the Ann Romney Neurological Research Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She places primary importance on being a wife, a mother, and a grandmother.

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Do Your Present Job Well

It may come as a surprise that working on a political campaign is far from a cushy, high-status job. Desks are shared, space is cramped, and pay is modest at best. That said, some highly capable young people sign on to a campaign for the experience. And those who go to work-who don't chafe about the pay and the hours, and who excel at whatever job they're given-really stand out.

During Mitt's 2012 presidential campaign, Garrett Jackson signed on as Mitt's "body man." Not a very prestigious job or title. In addition to providing security and running interference in a crowd, Garrett arranged for things like Mitt's peanut-butter sandwiches and the towels he used to wipe off the perspiration. He did his job so well-never complaining, never losing his cool, always being gracious to people around him-that when the campaign was over, one of the campaign finance chairmen hired Garrett into one of the most selective and sought-after private sector positions in the field of finance.

I know there are self-help books that tell you to plan every step of your career. That may work for some people. But Mitt and I lived by his dad's counsel. We never could have imagined where our life's course would lead-we simply did the very best we could in the job at hand.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Make Your Relationships a Priority
Section 2: Do Someone a Favor
Section 3: Do Your Present Job Well
Section 4: Remember That Parenting Is the Most Important Thing You'll Ever Do
Section 5: Recognize that Everyone Has Problems
Section 6: Live for a Purpose Greater than Yourself
Section 7: Do Something You Love Every Day
Section 8: Live Bible Principles


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