Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design

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Penguin, 1999 - Business & Economics - 640 pages
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First published in 1991, 'Zen and the Art of Making' a Living is the life-changing book that helped revolutionize the career planning field by offering a new vision of work. This new edition has been updated throughout with up-to-the-minute contact information and hundreds of new biographical resources. In addition to traditional material on assessing career skills and conducting a job search, Laurence Boldt provides innovative ideas and strategies, with more than 120 worksheets and more than five hundred inspirational quotations from sages of every stripe. A book that goes far beyond other career guides, 'Zen and the Art of Making a Living' brings creativity, dignity, and meaning to every aspect of the work experience.
 

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Review: Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design

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In my late 20s, I got partway through the very extensive writing and reflecting that this workbook calls for, and that's it. There's only so much soul-searching that I can do. Maybe this book would be better for people with more life/work experience -- and thus more to reflect on...? Read full review

Review: Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design

User Review  - Goodreads

In my late 20s, I got partway through the very extensive writing and reflecting that this workbook calls for, and that's it. There's only so much soul-searching that I can do. Maybe this book would be better for people with more life/work experience -- and thus more to reflect on...? Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
vii
PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION ixxll
xiii
DOING THE WORK YOU LOVE xxxvili
xxxvi
The Art of Lifes Work ihi 23
lii
THE TAO OF WORK OR CREATIVE SELFEXPRESSION 3851
41
ZEN AT WORK OR POETRY IN MOTION 5275
52
MYTH AT WORK OR CRAFTING
76
THE WORLD CALLS FOR THE POSTMODERN
112
NO OR GO? 309325
309
Winning in the Marketplace 328350
328
Scenario 1 SAILING THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP 367394
367
Scenario II WIELDING THE FREELANCE 395412
395
Scenario III CRAFTING THE NONPROFIT
413
Scenario IV LANDING THE RIGHT JOB 429474
429
STREET SMARTS 475505
475
The School of Lifes Work 506583
506

The Quest for Lifes Work 124247
124
VISION QUESTING 147178
147
CLARIFYING VALUES 179196
179
POINTING TO PURPOSE 197214
197
TARGETING TALENTS 215228
215
MARKING MISSION OBJECTIVES 229236
229
WHAT IF YOU STILL DONT KNOW? 237247
237
The Game of Lifes Work 248325
248
GETTING A PICTURE 279286
279
REALITY TESTING 287308
287
TRANSITION STRATEGIES 537542
537
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 543564
543
CREATING THE SELFIMAGE YOU NEED
565
ENLISTING SUPPORT 575578
575
SCARCITY
584
AFTERWORD 608609
608
BIBLIOGRAPHY 619633
619
INDEX 634642
634
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