Fire Your Boss: Discover Work You Love Without Quitting Your Job

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“Be who you really are and go the whole way”.

In 600 B.C., I think what Lao Tzu was getting at when he wrote that sentence was something like

  • Get comfortable in your own skin
  • Embrace all of your life including the muck, the mundane and the beauty
  • Once you learn to know and love yourself, both your superpowers and your imperfections, then stand up, be counted, and say, “This is ME” 

At age 47, after prioritizing my heart, body, mind, and soul for the past decade, I’ve gone the whole way in writing my new book, Fire Your Boss: Discover Work You Love Without Quitting Your Job. It’s about making a ruckus at work-and in your life, getting out of your way, and being more human. Wholehearted. Courageous. Bold. Alive.

About the book

Fire Your Boss is the disruptive alternative blueprint for charting a new life-giving career path that gives you control, allowing you to set your own rules for your work life. Provocative, liberating, and universally appealing, Fire Your Boss seeks to help readers resolve the deepest root of workplace unrest—namely, fear and self-preservation.

Discover how to plot a new course of career freedom and independence, empowerment, and self-reliance. Find your smile again, rekindle your mojo, recapture the art of your work, and start enjoying your work every single day.

Published by Post Hill Press and distributed by Simon and Schuster.

Early praise

“This is a seductive, subversive, practical book that could very well change your life. Leap!”

-SETH GODIN, author of THIS IS MARKETING

“This is an empowering and liberating new operating system deepening your ability to make your highest contribution.”

-Greg McKeown, author of ESSENTIALISM: THE DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF LESS

“Knowing what to do is easy, DOING it is hard. This book will provide you with the courage to take action on long-ignored dreams, whether big or small. ​​”

-CARL RICHARDS, NEW YORK TIMES SKETCH GUY COLUMNIST 

“Every decade I discover a few remarkable books, Fire Your Boss is one of them. This winsome book is brimming wisdom, filled with hope and is a sure path to reclaiming a life worth living..”

-MORGAN SNYDER, author of BECOMING A KING

“I wish I’d had Fire Your Boss when I was 40. I would have devoured it line by line, word by word. And then, alone, I would have screamed at the top of my lungs “But where’s the answer!” It’s there dear reader, I promise.” 

-SHAWN ASKINOSIE, author of MEANINGFUL WORK and FOUNDER OF ASKINOSIE CHOCOLATE

“Rich in wisdom, authenticity, and inspiration, Fire Your Boss paves the way for how to think differently and how to get out of your own way. Whether it’s developing your own agile regimen or thinking in emotional currency, Fire Your Boss empowers each of us to step into our next level of leadership, from the inside out. Recognize the patterns that keep you stuck, and instead of quitting your job or settling for less, pause, and read this book!”

-RACHAEL O’MEARA, author of PAUSE: HARNESSING THE LIFE CHANGING POWER OF GIVING YOURSELF A BREAK

“Aaron leads us into learning to be curious, remembering how to play, and aspiring to be more childlike, which have become key components in my own attempts to live more adventurously every day.”

-ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS, author of MIDSUMMER MORNING, and A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURER OF THE YEAR

About The Author

Aaron McHugh

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Aaron McHugh is a writer, podcaster, adventurer, author, and career liberator who is learning to master a sustainable work-life balance while weaving the rhythms of play and enjoyment into his every day routine. He hosts the fast-growing podcast “Work Life Play,” leads Reboot Your Life experiential weekends, speaks widely, and is an affiliate advisor to McKinsey & Co., helping drive large culture transformations in North America.

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