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May 24, 2013 9:27 PM

Embrace The Squiggle

I do not know who Jake Bronstein is.

I'm simply a huge fan of Jonathan Fields and the Good Life Project. So, whenever Jonathan releases a new episode (which you can now subscribe to as a podcast), I watch it. It is not uncommon for me to have to make a scramble for my Moleskine and pen as the episodes unfold. Jonathan is one of the most compelling interviewers out there. In fact, he's not really an interviewer, but much more of a conversationalist.

Embrace the squiggle.

This past week has been a crazy one. Crazy in an amazingly great kind of way. After a long wait, I finally got to release my second book, CTRL ALT Delete, on Tuesday. Since then, it has been all about promoting the book without letting the balls drop at Twist Image. A lot of my waking hours are busy spent speaking to media outlets about what this book is really all about. In the second half of the book (called Reboot: You), I talk about the value of having a squiggly career. How the most interesting and successful people I know didn't have a very linear trajectory. How it will not be uncommon for many of us to have 4-5 different careers in our lifetime (as opposed to 4-5 different jobs in our careers). Jack Bronstein is the epitome of a squiggly career. Too many people feel trapped and compelled to stay the course. Too many people think that a linear career is the prudent and true path.

Squiggly is interesting. Squiggly is better. If you don't believe me, please watch this:

By Mitch Joel

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  • Posted by Youan
    Mitch Joel

    I rarely sit down to watch Youtube for more than 5 - 10 minutes. But this interview got me glued to my screen. Thanks for sharing :) Makes you think a little about your own path.

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