Book Review by Taylor Berrett
Mary Mosham’s new book, Mindful Career: Seven Keys to End Burnout and Unlock Your Greatest Potential, begins with a wake-up call. I’m speaking literally— the first chapter is titled, “The Wake-Up Call.”
In this introduction Mosham— an established leadership coach and mindfulness expert who’s been praised by hundreds of top leaders worldwide— speaks to the moments when we see the world a bit more clearly. Moments like these, Mosham says, are our greatest opportunities to motivate growth within ourselves and to change the circumstances around us.
Mindful Career is a wake-up call in its own right, a compelling look at how changing our careers and lives for the better begins with changes we make within ourselves.
A Promise to Banish Burnout
Mosham’s guide is built around the ‘seven keys’ mentioned in the book’s subtitle. Together, they’re designed to serve as a holistic method for reducing career exhaustion, frustration, and the feeling that it’s all leading nowhere. Her keys are both honest and authentic, yet inspiring and motivating at the same time.
I won’t dive into the seven keys in detail in this review— I’ll let readers discover everything they have to offer by reading the book— but they are as follows:
- Find Your True North
- Put Your Oxygen Mask on First
- Recharge and Nourish Your Body
- Master the Monkey Mind
- Grow a Resilient and Courageous Heart
- Be Your Authentic Self
- Create Your Roadmap to Success and Happiness
Beyond these seven keys, Mosham also offers insightful guidance on how to navigate unexpected obstacles, banish regret, and more.
Overall, Mosham very effectively integrates her seven keys to transformation to help readers transform their personal and professional challenges into insights that will lead them going forward. The book is pPerfect for busy professionals, amateurs looking to break their way into their niche, and anyone looking to make it in a fast-paced and constantly evolving business world (and life).
Mindful Career is a thoughtful look at how we can change our outward circumstances by transforming our inner selves.
Readers may find something to be skeptical of with the timing of Mosham’s book— both career burnout and mindfulness have been major topics of discussion in the news and online as of late, and there are certainly plenty of books trying to cash in on promises of increased inner peace, less career burnout, and more success. But Mosham’s real-world experience and the genuine insights in her book mean that she’s crafted a meaningful contribution to the conversation— one that might just transform your mindset and career for the better.
Taylor Berrett is a Contributing Writer at Soundview. He is also a freelance writer, editor, and host of the podcast Alone in a Room. His other book reviews can be found here.