The Proximity Principle

The Proven Strategy That Will Lead to a Career You Love
Narrated by: Ken Coleman
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (910 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Right now, 70 percent of Americans aren’t passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They’re sick of “average” and know there’s something better out there, but they just don’t know how to reach it.

One basic principle - The Proximity Principle - can change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love.

In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.

Forget the traditional career advice you’ve heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You’ll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill.

After listening to The Proximity Principle, you’ll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will come - and you’ll be prepared to take them.

©2019 Ramsey Press (P)2019 Ramsey Press

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Eh...

Nothing bad in the book, just very ordinary with few original concepts (past the main one (the title of the book)). Would have been perfectly fine to have made this a 3 page article instead.

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I learned more listening to Ken's podcast

I was underwhelmed by the handful of additional concepts discussed in the book that were covered in the book in addition to the abundance of knowledge I had already obtained from listening to Ken's talk show. Therefore, this book wasn't as useful as I would have hoped in supplementing career advise outside of his podcast and free materials. Otherwise, I loved hearing about personal success stories of people that put Ken's proximity principles into practice.

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Blah....

There wasn't anything meaty in here. No aha moments, alot of cliche stuff. Dave Ramsey bought me here. A waste of money in my opinion.

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Must read for changing careers

This book is very encouraging for anyone making a career change. Highly recommended.

The author speaks from his own experiences. He has a humble attitude, as one who has stumbled upon these principles and seen their effectivness in his own life, not as an arrogant know it all talking down to you. He is also an excellent orator, which makes the book easy to listen to and digest. 5 stars.

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Short but good

I wish the book had more content, and I wish audible came with a pdf. I love Ken Coleman and what he does though, so I recommend this book, but in print would be better, since there are steps you should write down.

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Good Advice

The book is simple and straightforward, probably suited for people who like lists. After each main topic, the author enumerated the steps to accomplish the goal. The proximity principle is about surrounding yourself with the right people to help you advance in your dream career:
* Professors: Teach you the basics.
* Professionals: Model the way.
* Mentors: Provide wisdom and accountability.
* Peers: Push you towards excellence.
* Producers: Give you opportunities.

Limiting beliefs that hold us back from seeking our dream job:
Pride: We like to think we are self-sufficient. We don't need to ask others for help and guidance.
Fear: Fear of rejection and failure

There are many examples and suggestions on meeting people, getting experience, and doing what it takes to prove yourself for that dream job.

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General is ok.

My recomendation would be to buy this book if your starting out to look for a job and don't have a clue how to do it. Or probably need some inspiration to change jobs. This is perfect.

Now if you want it as an additional book to read thats non-fiction I think there are better options. I'm not saying it's a waste of time but it's nothing out of the ordinary.

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Must read, even for those that “think” they have it right.

Ken Colman puts the proximity principle to work with his words and experiences and scenarios that can nearly fit every person where they are at. As an Author myself, I appreciate his heart and honesty he puts forth in this book. Great job Ken. I will be promoting this book to others.

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A much needed lesson

This is a great book for anyone looking to change careers or improve their position in company they’re in.

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Outstanding and Informative!

A great and very encouraging read for all ages searching for their "work" life purpose!

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  • 06-21-19

VERY HANDY FOR THE JOB SEEKER!!

Contains alot of information in 4hours
Very descriptive insights and strategies on how to find and get the job of your dreams
Well done Ken!!