A Book Review and Giveaway!

So, you all know I’m a reader. A few months ago, I preordered Jeff Goins’s book, The Art of Work, because… well… he was running a great deal on it. ūüėČ <sheepish grin>

IMG_1601-300x300To 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.

(Besides, another book would help me reach my reading challenge on Goodreads. And who doesn’t like a good challenge?¬†#confessions)

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.

3492079b0dfc69c3da2796f45630f0e4But 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. ūüėČ )

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!!

I have two… that’s right TWO… brand new copies of the Jeff’s book, The Art of Work, I am ready to give¬†to YOU!

In order to win, all you have to do is subscribe to my blog via the space¬†below! That’s it! You’ll be automatically entered to win a copy!

>>>Current Subscribers!<<< 
You are ALSO eligible to win, all you have to do is comment below about your thoughts on the topic/book or why you wish to win a copy! (If you are not a current subscriber, your comment is welcome, but you also must subscribe above!)

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Winners will be announced via the blog June 1st!

Good luck!

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**Winners will be emailed directly on June 1st!

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  • Reply Emily May 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Pick me! I love to read.

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