Over the summer, Robert Pasick and I collaborated on Self-Aware: A Guide for Success in Work and Life. The book grew out of Rob’s teaching at the University of Michigan and his experience as a psychologist and executive coach. I helped with the book editing, book project management, and publishing it to ebook and paperback.
Self-Aware – the Book
The book guides students through self-discovery assessments and reflection exercises. These activities help the reader explore their
- self-care requirements (mind and body),
- mission and core values,
- lifestyle values—balancing work, family, friends, health, self, and
- sweet spot—the intersection of what you’re good at, what you can be paid for, what aligns with your values, and your passions.
The book coaches the student to write their own vision for success and a short and long term plan.
Throughout, the book emphasizes that we don’t accomplish these things solo. We achieve things and learn through interacting with the world and through the support and guidance of friends, family, mentors, and good examples. Throughout the project, Rob and I kept each other on track, reminded each other of the larger vision and purpose, and had fun along the way.
We collaborated on the structure and the publishing of the book. We published it via Kindle Direct Publishing (ebook) and CreateSpace (softcover).
You can find Self-Aware: A Guide for Success in Work and Life on Amazon (affiliate link).
New Service – Book Editing and Publishing I loved the project so much I am looking for other similar projects. If you have an idea for a book and need help with project management, editing, publishing to different formats, and then publicizing the book, get in touch! I want to be your book editor and publisher.
Edited 7/7/2017 as I no longer take book projects now that I work for Court Innovations.