The Prisoner, The Mercenary, and The Missionary


Chapter 1

Most people talk about how they relate to money or how they relate to relationships, but very few people talk about how they relate to work. Yet how you relate to work is one of the most important relationships you’ll ever have.

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Your Relationship with Work

Prisoner, Mercenary, or Missionary

The Athlete

Novus Global Book Club: Designed for Greatness (Excerpt)

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Your Finest Hour episode: Going Beyond Your Best with Jeff Lambert

Meta Performance episode: The Paradox of Mastery & MLB Pitching, with R.A. Dickey

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Article: Mastering the Art of Self Innovation

Questions to consider:

    1. How would you currently describe your relationship with work?
      • Prisoner
      • Mercenary
      • Missionary
      • Athlete
    1. How would you describe the relationship with work that the people have around you?
    1. How could you leverage the next 10,000 hours (or about 5 years) of work to grow or become masterful at something new?
    1. What is currently stopping you from leaning into an Athlete’s Mindset more often?
    1. What shifts would you need to make in order to lean into the Athlete Mindset?
    1. Potential Next Step: show one or two people you work with this chapter and invite them to reflect on how they relate to work.
    1. Potential Next Step: think about just one part of your work that you’d like to grow in or apply the Athlete’s Mindset. Share about that with one person.
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