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Has no one told you that before? Then let me say it another way.
You have permission to try anything, and I believe you can accomplish whatever you’d like. This is the advice I’ve given to my kids and to every young person who’s ever asked me for career advice, and now I want to share it with you. That’s why I wrote Start Next Now.
You can get it right now at StartNextNow.com for just $9.99.
In my book, I outline five steps that you can take right now toward your goal. Here’s a preview:
Figuring out what you want can actually be the most difficult part of getting ahead. Don’t worry—there isn’t a perfect answer, and you can always change your answer later. If you can’t identify the big goal down the road, at least identify the next thing you want to try.
It may not be possible to move directly to your goal, but you can make sure that every turn you make is in the direction of your goal. Always turning toward your goal not only keeps your goal in mind, but it also helps you acquire the knowledge, the connections, and even the vocabulary that will help you achieve your goal.
The way you distinguish yourself is by doing stuff. In particular, do distinct and useful activities that aren’t easily labeled. Do stuff you couldn’t represent by checking a box on a form. Do stuff that will cause interviewers to ask questions when they see it on your resume.
Joining an organization is like getting on a bus. Make sure you’re getting on a bus that will get you closer to your goal. There’s no bigger waste of time than riding on a bus that is going in the wrong direction.
Identify something concrete and specific, then start. The act of doing, or even writing about doing, the next thing will teach you things you can’t learn any other way. “Move up or move out” is a career management strategy in many large organizations, including the military. There’s no reason you can’t adopt it as your own personal plan.
I have a lot more to say about starting your next now, so visit StartNextNow.com, and get your copy of the book.
Buy the book at StartNextNow.com, and you’ll get it in all its available formats—print, digital, audiobook, ePub, and (of course) the Vyrso edition. But the digital edition is the most exciting to me.
We’ve spent the last few months re-imagining what a book can be. And the reading experience at StartNextNow.com/Read is one of a kind. I’d love to hear what you think about it.
Tomorrow I’ll take the reins of the @Logos twitter account to answer your questions from 12:30—1:30 p.m. PT (3:30—4:30 p.m. ET). You can start asking questions now using the hashtag #StartNextNow. Ask me anything!
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Faithlife on Monday, October 12th!
Monday, October 12th, 2015 | 12–7 pm
1313 Commercial St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Join us at Faithlife’s Bellingham, WA headquarters for a behind-the-scenes day of product showcases, tours, and Q & A. Meet the people who build your favorite Bible study tools, and learn about exciting new developments in the works.
You’ll hear directly from:
Bob Pritchett—Faithlife Future Plans
Chris duMond—The Brave New World of Logos Now
David Schwegler—Mobile Development
Dr. John Schwandt—Logos Mobile Education
Dr. Steve Runge—The Value of Greek and Hebrew, Even If You Never Took the Class
Dustin Masters—Faithlife Groups
Eli Evans—What We Make is Who We Are: Our Values in Software Design
John Barry—The Story Behind Publishing at Faithlife
Kamira Rea—The Logos Desktop Development Process
Karlene Swalley—Logos Cloud
Miles Custis—Creating Mobile Ed Courses
Nick Kelly—Video and Design
Scott Alexander and Kayla Philp—Proclaim
Sean Boisen—Beyond the Book: Datasets, Media, and New Kinds of Content
Todd Bishop—Learn Logos from the Pros
RSVP at our Customer Open House event page on Faithlife by Thursday, October 8th, 2015.
Once you RSVP, you’ll find a full schedule, parking information, and everything else you need to know.
You can email Breanna Cain (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, or post a question in the Faithlife Event group.
I hope to see you on Monday, October 12th!
Thanks for your continued support,
Logos Bible Software (the company) is now Faithlife Corporation.
We haven’t been bought; we don’t have a new owner. Logos Bible Software is still our flagship product, and we’re not changing its name. You’ll still find it at Logos.com.
But ‘software’ is something you download onto your desktop computer. And while I still do that—and so do you!—we’re moving toward a future where apps, websites, and digital content set the pace.
We have been leading that way for a while: Proclaim Church Presentation Software, Biblia.com, Vyrso, Faithlife Groups, Lexham Press, Faithlife Study Bible, and so much more. This video really makes the point:
All of these tools are connected by a single account—the same one you use at Logos.com, Biblia.com, Vyrso.com, and Faithlife.com.
And that’s your Faithlife account, from Faithlife Corporation, the leading provider of digital content and tools for the Christian church.
The simple summary: Logos Bible Software is a product of Faithlife Corporation. You sign in to Logos—and all Faithlife products and websites—with your Faithlife account.
Changing a company name is a big deal, and we’ll be working through the details for months. I appreciate your patience as we make this transition, and I want you to know that we are still the same team, with the same leaders and owners, and with the same goal: helping you do more and better Bible study—and more!