Written with infectious enthusiasm which leaps off the page, What I Wish I Knew When I was 20 by Tina Seelig is a must-read for graduates and individuals considering a change or side step in their careers.
"You are limited only by your energy and imagination," says Tina, challenging her readers to look beyond limitations and the expectations they may have of themselves and others may have of them. "The world is divided into people who wait for others to give them permission to do the things they want to do," she says, "and people who grant themselves permission."
Tina proves if you apply creative thinking techniques to the twists and turns of your work and life you will gain confidence and skills in navigating a fulfilling career that suits your life circumstances and stages, and your greater purpose.
From challenging assumptions, identifying your resources, brainstorming different and even fun ways to promote yourself, the book is peppered with insightful anecdotes and examples of individuals who apply such techniques to their lives and careers.
Ten years on from its original publication, we face a shifting landscape in the way we work with ever-changing technology, requiring individuals to adjust, upskill and continually reshape their careers and so What I Wish I Knew When I was 20 is indeed today more relevant than ever.
By Barbara Harvey