The School Of Life: A Job To Love (2017)

Was uns in unseren Jobs glücklich macht – und was nur vermeintlich.

Gelesen: Jänner – Februar 2020

The failure to receive genuinely well-targeted counsel (S. 16)

  • Wir hören oft nicht mal auf die „Berater” in unserem Umfeld, die es gut mit uns meinen, die bereits mehr wissen als wir. 
  • Wir schaden uns damit selbst – mehr, als notwendig.
  • Wir fragen zu wenig, weil wir wahrscheinlich Angst vor den Antworten haben. Weil wir Kritik immer persönlich nehmen, weil wir jede Kritik an unserer Arbeit als Kritik an unserer Person verstehen. Damit stehen wir uns selbst im Weg, damit werden wir zum schlimmsten Feind unserer Entwicklung und unserem Erfolg.
  • „Shun the non-believers”, sagt Seth Godin. Natürlich. Aber den believern in unserem Umfeld, denen sollten wir gut zuhören. Die sollten wir fragen. Denn sie meinen uns gut.

Ordinary people with the right guidance (S. 17)

  • „With the right opportunities and guidance, so-called ordinary people are capable of major contributions to existence.“
  • Wenn mehr Menschen nur die richtigen Helfer hätten, an die passenden Informationen kämen… was dann alles möglich wäre!
  • Wenn nur alle Lifestyle Entrepreneure an die Neue BWL kämen – wozu sie mit ihren Businesses dann fähig wären! Eine Revolution!

12 Pleasure Points of Work (S. 45ff) – Was mich davon anspricht

  • Pleasure of Beauty
  • Pleasure of Understanding, Pleasure of Helping Other People, Pleasure of Teaching:
  • Pleasure of Independence
  • Pleasure of Order
  • Pleasure of Self-Expression

People don’t like to feel pratronised (S. 59)

  • @ Pleasure of Teaching
  • „You know you have to be careful where you deliver your ‚lessons‘; people don’t like to feel patronised, but you like nothing more than filling in the gaps in the knowledge of others.“

Rivalling a parent or a sibling (S. 97)

  • „Rivalling a parent (or indeed a sibling) can be a thrilling covert project – but at the same time, a frightening one we might choose to retire from early.“

Selbstsabotage-Projekte (S. 98f)

  • „There is, of course, an alternative to success: self-sabotage.“
  • „Getting what we want can feel unbearably risky.“
  • „Self-sabotage may leave us sad, but at least safely, blessed, in control.“

Friends (S. 98)

  • „We should be careful too around ‚friends‘. The word goes in inverted commas because of how many of these so-called friends don’t exactly follow the rules of friendship as we like to tell ourselves they exist.“
  • „On the surface, our friends may say that anything we do is fine by them, but in reality certain choices can radically undermine their own life choices.“
  • „Success, although longed for, is not an uncomplicated state. It attracts admiration, but  also envy.” (S. 97)
  • „We should be generous towards the envy of others; it comes from a weak, fragile place.“

The price of doing what we love (S. 100)

  • „The price of doing what we love may be to upset people we love. We may have to drop some friends, make others, and recalibrate our relationships with family.“

Was ein Entrepreneur ist (S. 126)

  • „In essence, a creative entrepreneur is someone in command of an accurate thesis about what others truly want.“

Knowing ourselves = understanding others (S. 127f)

  • „Proper introspection, an ability to read ourselves accurately, with imagination and clarity, without sentimentality or prejudice, provides us with almost everything we might need to know about the key requirements of those around us – upon which sound business can be built. Knowing ourselves and understanding other people are, in terms of innovation, often essentially the same thing.“

Neue BWL (S. 128)

  • „Prevailing assumptions about procedures and products often contain ideas and stock responses that have drifted very far from underlying truths.“

Finding BIG Problems (S. 134)

  • „What part of the wold that is broken most pains you? What hurts you to hear about, what touches you, what makes you cry, what captivates you when you watch television?“

The good enough parent (S. 185)

  • Donald Winnicott entwickelte in den 1950er Jahren das Konzept des „good enough parent”.
  • „Children, he insisted, don’t need an ideal parent. They very much need an OK, pretty decent, usually well-intentioned and generally, but not always, warm and reasonable father or mother.“
  • Das dürfte auch Jesper Juul, wie ich ihn verstanden habe, inspiriert haben.
  • „Good enough” reicht auch für die allermeisten Bereiche im Business.“