The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

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HarperCollins Leadership, Mar 24, 2015 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
On his thirtieth birthday, Jeff Goins quit his job and began his pursuit of becoming a full-time writer. While certainly that was a milestone day, it was still less significant than the ones that lead to that memorable moment. The journey he took leading up to that daring decision involved twists, turns, and surprises he never expected. In the end, he found his life’s purpose, his calling; and in The Art of Work, he wants to share his journey with you and help you, too, discover your life’s work, along with the invaluable treasure that comes with doing so.As writer, keynote speaker, and award-winning blogger Jeff Goins explains, our search for discovering the task we were born to do begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, as Jeff discovered along the journey he shares in this one-of-a-kind book, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try. Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find the vocation they were meant for and what to expect during the long, arduous journey to discovering and pursuing it.
 

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User Review  - CassandraT - LibraryThing

a real dud in my opinion. advice is mixed into not that illustrative stories. Cal Newport's "So Good They Cant Ignore You" and Barbara Sher's "Wishcraft" are much better. I would advise not reading this book. Read full review

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"The Art of Work" is one of the most honest self-help books I have ever read because it diverts from the "everything will be OK if you just think and plan it out" speech that occurs in almost every ... Read full review

Contents

Action
83
Completion
155
The Work Is Never Done
179
Acknowledgments
193
Your First Steps Down the Path
195
Notes
203
About the Author
212
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Jeff Goins is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and popular blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. In three years, Goins built a million-dollar business, published four books, and became an online marketing expert, using his skills in writing and business to help others succeed. He is the author of four books, including The Art of Work, which landed on the bestseller lists of USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and Washington Post. He lives with his family near Nashville, TN.

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