Top 5 Lessons Learned from 5 Years and 5000+ Students in my Career Course

Just over five years ago, Cal Newport and I launched the first session of our career course: Top Performer.

The release was shortly after the publication of Cal’s book So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Cal’s career-advice book dispelled the myth that following your passion was the key to fulfilling work. Instead, the heart of great careers is rare and valuable skills — in other words, being a top performer at your job.