You're Not Your Job
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You're Not Your Job

Going Above and Beyond for Yourself

About the Book

Do you feel like a square peg in a round hole sometimes?

Do you feel like what you're doing is not really meant for you?

Would you rather be doing something else entirely but don't know where to start?

In our lives, we don't ask ourselves enough questions. We follow the lead of others because they seem to know what they're doing. Along the way, you may lose track of who you really are. You mistake your identity for your job. Deep down, however, you know you were not meant to be living like this. You even have a plan to switch gears. But you never do.

Looking for answers? Try asking questions instead!

Daniel has been through the journey of switching careers. He's not offering you answers, though. His goal is to help you ask yourself LOTS and LOTS of questions to get where you want to be.

This helpful book is what he wishes his past self had at his disposal.

Hopefully it can be useful to you on your own journey!

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Daniel Voigt Godoy
Daniel Voigt Godoy

Daniel Voigt Godoy is a husband, brother, and son. In the last 25 years, he has had many jobs — developer, data scientist, teacher, writer — but he is none of them. He is an avid learner, and he has a curious and restless mind. It took him several years and lots and lots of questions to figure out what the right path for him was. At age 46, he was finally able to switch gears. Now, he’s finally at peace and happy with who he is while living his life the best he can.

Daniel resides in a small town close to Lisbon, Portugal. To learn more, please visit or follow him on Twitter @dvgodoy.

Reader Testimonials

Len Epp
Len Epp

Leanpub Co-founder

Switching careers is a big decision, and an easy one to put off, especially if it feels like it's too late for you. You're Not Your Job helps you face the tough questions you need to ask yourself about your own professional journey, regardless of what you decide to do next.

José Quesada
José Quesada

Data Science Retreat Founder and CEO

This book is tiny but it's packed with wisdom. It is peppered with questions that you must face sooner rather than later: What is money? What is time? Why do we exchange one for the other? How does their relationship changing as we age? As a motivational book, it shines. It's perfect if you thought you were leaving your jobs but somehow, years later, you are still doing it and feeling miserable. Highly recommended.

José Luis Lopez Pino
José Luis Lopez Pino

SHUTTLE99 and Affi99 Founder

In this new era of employment, newspapers are full of buzzwords like flexibility, remote work, digitalization, and work-life balance. Yet, the significant changes in labor have left us without the tools to manage our relationship with work, which can be toxic or just not fulfilling enough in many cases. As someone who had to follow his own journey to find a job that doesn't look like a job, I find the author's questions particularly meaningful and reflective.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Your Journey
  • The Hero's Journey
  • The Price
  • Time
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Money
  • The Unknown
  • Conformity
  • You're Not Your Job
  • Enjoyment
  • Choices
  • Success
  • Small Bets
  • Procrastination
  • Transformation

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