The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

In The Long Game, Clark shares unique principles and frameworks you can apply to your specific situation, as well as vivid stories from her own career and other professionals' experiences. Everyone is allotted the same twenty-four hours—but with the right strategies, you can leverage those hours in more efficient and powerful ways than you ever imagined. It's never an overnight process, but the long-term payoff is immense: to finally break out of the frenetic day-to-day routine and transform your life and your career. Read more and purchase your copy on Amazon.

Why I Recommend This Book

After reading this book, I think The Long Game could also be called “Managing Your Professional Path to Infinity” because so much of the content aligns with successful career management principles.

After following Dorie’s work for some time, I continue to appreciate her transparency and candor when sharing tips for professional success. She is a truth teller, and this latest book feels like a wonderful accumulation of her best advice on entrepreneurship, networking, reinvention, branding, and strategic patience.

I most appreciated her advice on networking and love the concept of “no asks for a year.” Her tips on giving back (create value in some way), keeping in touch (most people don’t), trying to find common interests with those you seek out (this should be a no-brainer), and deflecting “brain pickers” are true gems. The Long Game is chockful of career wisdom. The nuggets Dorie shares are invaluable if you implement them. It takes work, but realization is achievable if you are willing to put in the effort, play the long game, keep the faith in yourself and stand for what you believe in.

As a global career coach, this book spoke to me and preached many of the concepts I discuss with my clients. I’m also proud to say that I’ve followed a lot of her advice on making new connections, growing my e-mail list, and multiflexing. Most recently I implement her suggestions of leveraging the life you want by deciding to become a nomadic career coach and transitioning into a truly mobile professional.

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