Don't F*** This Up!
How To Get What You Want In Life
by Fred Stuvek, Jr.
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 07 Jul 2020 | Archive Date 03 Nov 2020
The margin of error is shrinking...
Has the new normal just f***ed up the future for young adults?
Thanks to a global pandemic, they’re entering adulthood, their college career, or the workforce during record unemployment, a terrifying economy, and social guidelines that have all but eliminated life as we knew it.
And what about the millions of newly unemployed workers in America? As they look for a fresh start, how will they overcome the challenges of an economy decimated by COVID-19?
If having a strategy for the future was important before, now it's critical. The choices new grads, young adults, or the newly unemployed make and the practices they adopt right now are going to shape not only their career, but every other aspect of their life as well.
Fred Stuvek, Jr. has some hard-earned life lessons to share with them. As a former athlete who served in the military and successfully started his own business, he has advice for those looking to thrive in this battered economy.
In Don’t F*** This Up!, he explains how harnessing certain proven success principles will help guide those looking for a new start in a world where the margin of error is narrower than ever. He can explain the following in more detail:
● Adopt high standards and become disciplined
● Learn how to focus on goal setting from a Hall of Fame athlete turned soldier
● Develop and improve essential relationships from someone who has built successful businesses
● Establish a high level of personal integrity through the right actions and attitude
● Develop the resilience and grit to overcome adversity
“Fred Stuvek embodies the principles and values instilled at the Naval Academy which is why we provide his book to graduating seniors on the football team. The lessons and advice will be of incalculable value as they embark on their military service and put these principles into action.”
- Frank Schenk, President, Navy Football Brotherhood
“Fred has written a course unto itself. This book reaches out to anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur and leads them down the path they need to follow to turn their dreams into reality. Rarely does one book do so much for so many, but its applicability is undeniable. If you are mentoring someone, you have to read this book and then get it to your mentees!”
- Alan Lerchbacker, Adjunct Professor, School of Business, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Average rating from 3 members
Here's the thing. What I have read so far is excellent. Solid advice by a military man, a successful man who doesn't waste words. But here's the other thing: the title is going to put a lot of people off. My guess is the the current crop of books with f in the title get attention. I'd be happy for a smart young man or woman to read this as I am sure they would benefit. But I was raised to consider swearing a sign of not being intelligent enough to express yourself any other way. That's certainly not true in this case. A great book (inside) for a young person leaving university.
In Don’t F*** This Up!, Fred Stuvek explains how harnessing certain proven success principles will help guide those looking for a new start in a world where the margin of error is narrower than ever. He can explain the following in more detail: ● Adopt high standards and become disciplined ● Learn how to focus on goal setting from a Hall of Fame athlete turned soldier ● Develop and improve essential relationships from someone who has built successful businesses ● Establish a high level of personal integrity through the right actions and attitude ● Develop the resilience and grit to overcome adversity Part One: Find Something You Believe In and Get Good at it. Warrior Mindset based on Self-Belief and Belief in what you are doing. Alignment with a career that fits your interests, skills, personality and values, where you can create a career plan to keep you on track. The body follows the mind when you set goals to meet your career plan. Fully commit to your clear and carefully defined action plan. Part Two: Associate with Successful People and Organisations. How to apply the strategy and principles you have established in leadership and corporate environments. Part Three: Persevere and Adapt – Never, Ever Give Up Put yourself into action mode; make a decision, take that first step, and then another. Repeat. There is a lot of repetition in this book, but the principles are sound. Strategy. Personally, I think planning and goal setting are the tactics that should come after you have set your mission criteria and the strategy to achieve that long term endpoint so the contents of part one are out of order, but the detail is there.