To be honest – the title is what originally struck me. And the fact that, as a writer (read: wanna-be Stephen King or Lysa TerKeurst), I knew Goins had some sound advice for writers, so I figured I’d order it to see what it was all about.
When I first started reading, I was sort of hesitant. He was sharing a lot of stories about people following their “callings.” I thought it was turning out to be a book full of narratives. And to be honest – I didn’t care to read about other people’s work. If I wasn’t going to be entertained, I wanted hard, sound advice/enlightenment – not fluffy, feel good stories of people I didn’t know.
But Jeff uses those stories for a purpose. He digs into and dissects them, enlightening his reader of his own twist on the idea of a “calling.”
For me, he changed the idea that our callings are “what we do” (our jobs, volunteering, etc.) but is actually a combination of those things PLUS who we are – how & where we grew up, our morals, families, interests, etc…
Then, it was easy to relate and apply his exercises to my own life.
(I especially like his idea of a portfolio life… because oh-em-gee… that’s me!! Thank you for finally giving my lifestyle a name, Jeff. It’s the little things in life, right? Like clarity. You are appreciated. 😉 )
Anyway, The Art of Work is a great read for anyone, but could especially be great for those who are in a stage of unsettlement and concern in their work (or just life).
So guess what??? I am giving away copies of his book!!
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