The Modern Maverick: Why Writing Your Own Rules Is Better for You, Your Business and the World

Bloomsbury Business. Jun. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9781399407090. pap. $24. BUS
Business coach Haddon provides a useful and insightful guide for readers who want a more meaningful, independent, and autonomous life. The author takes a practical approach to evaluating the reader’s current circumstances, setting goals, and developing plans to reach them. Starting with a discussion of values and definitions of success, the book lays the groundwork for a thoughtful evaluation of one’s life. Nothing is out of bounds as the book tackles work and home life, recreation and family, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and much more. Haddon devotes significant attention to the tendency of many people to place work at the center of their life, which raises questions about a job’s influence on one’s health, family, relationships, and satisfaction with life in general. Every chapter includes exercises that build throughout the book to ultimately become a plan for making changes that will have a real and lasting impact. This book doesn’t break new ground, but it does present a helpful approach to evaluating and improving one’s quality of life.
VERDICT Recommended for readers who are looking to make quality-of-life adjustments in their professional and personal lives.
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