Work from the Inside Out: Seven Steps to Loving What You Do

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Three Rivers Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 251 pages
Many of us assume that our work will not only be a means of generating income but that it will also provide meaning and a sense of purpose to our lives. And yet we when we think about our jobs, it is with a vague sense of discontent -- perhaps even regret about another path not taken -- we may be disappointed, disillusioned, or confused.

In "Work from the Inside Out," Nancy O'Hara tells us not to worry. All these feelings are just fine, and becoming aware of and acknowledging them is the first step towards finding fulfillment in our work. She promises that if we make the changes she suggests, we will achieve a level of happiness with ourselves and a sense of meaning in our work that will permeate all areas of our lives. She also reassures us that in order to do this we don't have to do anything dramatic or give anything up -- that we can start today, and from exactly where we happen to be right now.

"Work from the Inside Out" is grounded in the principles of Zen Buddhism. It is divided into seven steps: Understanding & Acceptance; Seeing Clearly & Letting Go; Realizing This is IT!; Balance; Disciplined Attention; As Things Are; and You're Already There.

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NANCY O’HARA is the author of Find a Quiet Corner and Just Listen. A former executive in the publishing industry, she has been a student of Zen Buddhism for thirteen years and conducts corporate seminars and retreats on mindfulness at work. She lives in New York City.

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