How to know what you want to do, how to set about achieving your goal and how to sort out your need for certainty or money or is freedom of choice , with all the risks that involves, the most important thing for you?
This is a book about how to take working life in new directions how to negotiate the labyrinth of choices, how to think about personal ambitions and motivations, and ultimately how to take concrete steps to finding a fulfilling career. It is a self-help book with a difference. Standard career guides are filled with pop psychology and bullet-point advice for writing CVs and making action plans, but How to Find Fulfilling Work casts its net wider. While not ignoring the insights of psychology or the need for practical planning, it reveals wisdom about work found in sociology, history, literature, film and philosophy. It may be a false illusion that there is some perfect dream job out there for us, an ideal calling or vocation. But this book is premised on the idea that it is possible to find work that is life-enhancing. This is a book that inspires as much as it instructs and will aid self-reflection about the wider quest of how to live a good life.
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||10th May 2012|
|Author:||Roman Krznaric, School of Life|
|Publisher:||Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Lifestyle & Health,|
|Categories:||Popular philosophy, Advice on careers & achieving success,|
Roman Krznaric is an author, cultural thinker and founding faculty member of The School of Life, where he teaches courses about work. He has been named by the Observer as one of Britain's leading lifestyle thinkers, and advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. For more, see www.romankrznaric.com. The School of Life is a London-based enterprise that is dedicated to the most useful ideas relevant to the dilemmas of everyday life. We consider questions like: How can we fulfil our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does ...More About Roman Krznaric, School of Life