How to Find Fulfilling Work

The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age and this inspirational book reveals how one might make it a reality.

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766110

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 762

The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age and this inspirational book reveals how one might make it a reality. It explores the competing claims we face for money and status while doing something meaningful and in tune with our talents. Drawing on wisdom about work that is to be found in sociology, psychology, history and philosophy, Roman Krznaric sets out a practical and innovative guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming the fear of change, and finding a career that makes you thrive. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

How to Find Fulfilling Work The School of Life

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.

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1743295146

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 759

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.

God Is Always Hiring

In this inspiring collection, Brett focuses on how we relate to our work, or lack of work, and the seeking of something deeper and more meaningful in our career and life.

Author: Regina Brett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455556351

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 541

Beloved columnist and bestselling author Regina Brett offers her special brand of uplifting, yet practical advice to help readers find fulfillment in their work . . . and to deal with unexpected challenges. In this inspiring collection, Brett focuses on how we relate to our work, or lack of work, and the seeking of something deeper and more meaningful in our career and life. With essays like "Every job is as magical as you make it" and "Only you can determine your worth," this book relates tales of discouragement turning into hope, and persistence paying big dividends. People with challenges in their jobs or job search will find solace and advice.

The Wonderbox

History is usually read for pleasure or for insight into current affairs, but The Wonderbox, stepping into the territory of Alain de Botton and Theodore Zeldin, is 'practical history' - using the past to think about our day to day lives.

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847654452

Category: History

Page: 527

View: 483

There are many ways to try to improve our lives - we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of religions or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely to look to history for inspiration - and when we do it can be surprisingly powerful. Showing the lessons that can be learned from the past, cultural historian Roman Krznaric explores twelve universal topics, from work and love to money and creativity, and reveals the wisdom that we've been missing. There is much to be learned from Ancient Greece on relationships, from the industrial revolution on job satisfaction, and from Ming-dynasty China on bringing up our children. Just as a Renaissance 'Wunderkammer' was a curiosity cabinet full of fascinating objects, each with a story behind it, The Wonderbox is full of stories and ideas from history, each of which sheds invaluable light on the decisions we make every day, whether we think about the different uses of the senses or changing attitudes to time. History is usually read for pleasure or for insight into current affairs, but The Wonderbox, stepping into the territory of Alain de Botton and Theodore Zeldin, is 'practical history' - using the past to think about our day to day lives.

Want a New Better Fantastic Job

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Author: Pam Gross

Publisher: Careermakers

ISBN: 9780963001214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 318


Working in the Voluntary Sector

This is a guide for those wanting to devote their time to a cause, or to build the experience of charity work into their CV. It describes the benefits of working for a charity, and the different types of work available - paid or unpaid.

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: How to Books

ISBN: 9781845280079

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

Page: 180

View: 335

1. Understanding the voluntary sector; 2. Working in the voluntary sector; 3. Finding the right work for you; 4. Looking at opportunities for young people; 5. Giving your free time; 6. Making a career in the voluntary sector; 7. Moving up, moving on; 8. Working overseas; 9. Working with people; 10.

Why Am I Here

This book goes into a step-by-step process that will help you free yourself from this pain and get clear on who you are and why you are here.

Author: Martin Formato

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533060495

Category:

Page: 40

View: 396

*** Why AM I Here? *** You are about to find your purpose, your passion, your gift which is the first step in living the life you were meant to live. Millions of people suffer mentally from not knowing who they are and why they are here. Most people realize the problem, but have been unable to find the solution. The truth is, if you are suffering from not knowing who you are and why you are here it is because you do not have the formula to work it out. This book goes into a step-by-step process that will help you free yourself from this pain and get clear on who you are and why you are here. Clarity is power and with this power you will be able to take control of your life and steer it in the direction it was meant to go. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Learn... To Be Able To Define What You Want Why You Are A Gift To The World The 3 Steps To Creating A Life You Love To Find Your Purpose, Your Passion, Your Gift To Develop Your Passion To Give Your Passion To The World The Meaning Of Life Why Life Is Shorter Than You Think How To Help A Family Member Or Friend Do The Same And much, much more! Today only, get this amazing book for just $5.99 I'm so confident that this book is going to help you that I'm going to give you a 100% Honest, 60-day Money-back Guarantee! This way the risk is removed. Grab your copy now! Tags: soul purpose, stuck, my purpose, fulfilled life, why am i here, how to find your passion, how to find your purpose, how to find happiness, how to find fulfilling work, who am i, how to be happy, life coach, life coaching, self-help, self help, meaning of life, purpose driven life, purpose of life, finding your passion, find your passion, changed my life

Empathy

Krznaric contends that, as we move on from an age of introspection, empathy will be key to fundamental social change - making this book a manifesto for revolution.

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846043859

Category: Empathy

Page: 288

View: 309

Influential popular philosopher Roman Krznaric argues our brains are wired for social connection: empathy is at the heart of who we are. It's an essential, transforming quality we must develop for the 21st Century. Through encounters with actors, activists, groundbreaking designers, undercover journalists, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways. Empathy has the power to transform relationships, from the personal to the political. Krznaric contends that, as we move on from an age of introspection, empathy will be key to fundamental social change - making this book a manifesto for revolution.

How Change Happens

The author argues that current development thinking uses only a narrow range of approaches to change and the result is that most development strategies are limited; excessively reformist and insensitive to underlying power and inequality ...

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 0855985976

Category: Psychology

Page: 58

View: 230

The author argues that current development thinking uses only a narrow range of approaches to change and the result is that most development strategies are limited; excessively reformist and insensitive to underlying power and inequality and largely ignore environmental issues that confront our societies and planet..

The Modern Medical Student Manual

In The Modern Medical Student Manual, Chris Lovejoy presents a fresh perspective on how to approach learning medicine in the 21st century.The book brings in insights from a wide range of sources and combines them with the personal ...

Author: Chris Lovejoy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781973413592

Category:

Page: 140

View: 885

In The Modern Medical Student Manual, Chris Lovejoy presents a new and unique perspective on how medical students can succeed in the 21st century. He combines deep cross-discipline insights with his own personal experiences and those of students who have excelled in a wide range of domains; from coming top in Cambridge University medical exams to excelling in teaching and from winning essay prizes to combining Medicine with the arts at the highest level. With great succinctness and clarity, he lays out a roadmap for acing exams while studying less, finding a deeper level of enjoyment in work and setting yourself up to have a big positive impact on the medical field. In this far-reaching book, you will learn: Two powerful techniques for finding the optimum balance between work and play. The core science-backed learning principles for performing better while studying less. How to utilise techniques of world-class performers to excel in diagnostic skills. Four guiding principles for making the most of time spent on the wards. The best approach to scientific research as a student and a method for generating great research ideas. The challenges of communication in healthcare and how to prepare as a student. How to go from struggling to write essays to winning essay prizes. How to create a competitive medical CV through doing things you enjoy. Five techniques for pulling yourself out of a low mood when medicine or life gets you down. A step-by-step approach to take if you question whether medicine is really right for you. How to maximise the positive impact of your medical career and find a career path you love. Praise for The Modern Medical Student Manual: "Brilliant! Inspired me to make the most of my time in med school and has given me the tools to do so. The author's way of combining his own experiences as a med student with the ideas of lots of smart people to produce advice that's easy to implement in everyday life is super useful." - Eveliina Ilola, Medical Student, Kings College London "Great book, would highly recommend to others. Perfect for anyone thinking about or currently studying medicine." - Ali Abdaal, Founder of 6med "This book addresses so many aspects of the medical school journey, and had it been available back when I started, it would have been incredibly valuable. The book offers some very refreshing and innovative approaches to learning, but also some great tips on truly making the most of the professional experience, over and above excelling at the basic medical degree." - Vignesh Vetrivel, Cambridge Medical Graduate and Strategy Consultant


How Should We Live

Presents an analysis of practical history, covering twelve universal topics, including love, family, empathy, and money, to reveal wisdom and inspiration to live one's life.

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Bluebridge

ISBN: 9781629190044

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 302

There are many ways to try to improve our lives—we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of spiritual guides, or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely look to history for inspiration—and when we do, it can be surprisingly powerful. In How Should We Live? the cultural historian Roman Krznaric explores twelve universal topics—including love, family, and empathy; work, time, and money—by illuminating the past and revealing the wisdom we have been missing. There is much to be learned from the ancient Greeks about the different varieties of love, for example, from medieval and Renaissance Europeans about living with passion and facing the realities of death, from various indigenous cultures on bringing up our children, and from Japanese pilgrims on the art of travel. Whether it is the different uses of the senses or nature across time, or changing attitudes to belief and creativity, How Should We Live? is full of ideas and stories from the past. A wonderful work of “practical history,” it sheds invaluable light on the decisions we make every day and shows what history can teach us about the art of living.

How to Get a Job You Love 2017 2018 Edition

" James Curran, Career coach and podcast host at www.graduatejobpodcast.com "Watch out - this book could turn your life upside down." Liz Hall, Editor, Coaching At Work "For years, John Lees has been the smartest voice in career coaching.

Author: John Lees

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Europe, Middle East and Africa

ISBN: 9780077179540

Category: Career changes

Page: 296

View: 528

The nation''s much loved careers guide book is back! How To Get A Job You Love is a blueprint for anyone looking for work or planning a career change. Whether you''re looking for your first job, a graduate or an experienced professional, this book will guide you through the process accompanied by a series of exercises to help you decide what kind of role suits you. New Features in the 2017-18 edition include: * The changing nature of jobs and careers - including the ever-growing ''hidden'' job market * A wealth of practical tips to help you understand the kind of work that would suit you best - and how to find it * Everyone''s obsessed with finding their dream job - how realistic should your expectations be? * Are you currently feeling over-worked in an organisation where there''s little scope for progression and everyone''s experiencing job fragility? * Developing career ''agility'' - reinvent yourself as the market demands "When I read John''s writing, two things happen. First, I feel as if he''s standing right there, personally advising me. And second, I always come away thinking over the issue in a new way. It''s a rare, but very useful, gift." Sarah Green, Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review "This book is an excellent guide to enable students and professionals to understand themselves and apply this knowledge to create fulfilling and impactful careers in today''s global employment market. The exercises within are a great combination of pragmatic and reflective and we have utilised these to support our MBA students, from a diverse range of international and professional backgrounds, to define the milestones and actions they need to achieve careers success." Yasmina Mallam-Hassam, Careers Consultant Team Manager, Imperial College Business School "A positive, practical and readable guide, packed with creative tools and common sense advice from an author who understands careers from all angles. This book will support and encourage you throughout your working life, from making your initial career decision to helping with long term career management. It will challenge your preconceptions of yourself and of the world of work, and help you to a more fulfilling career." Julia Yates, Programme Leader, MSc Career Coaching, University of East London "This updated edition of my favourite career book reveals the results of important new research which emphasises the increasing importance of word of mouth referrals as a primary job hunting tool. John Lees'' approach works, because he gives readers simple, practical steps to help flip their mindsets into the more daring, exploratory and confident mode needed for career transition success." Stuart Lindenfield, Head of Transitions Practice, Reed Consulting "An absolute cracker of a book that will quite literally change your life as well as your career. I am always excited to try out the new ideas, concepts and intelligence presented in this essential career book every time it is revised, and am always inspired. Wherever you are on your own career path, just buy this book - and have John by your side as you navigate your way to a place you didn''t think was possible." Kathryn Jackson, New Zealand Executive Career Coach and author of How to Keep Your Cool if You Lose Your Job "I love the way that this book evolves; and it''s important that John has set this edition in the context of the changing nature of organisations and careers. Most of us will no longer be in a job for life. Many will find their values and life goals change, and so we need to review and consider what''s best for us right now. Inside this book are many helpful activities to get you thinking and moving to a more satisfying option." Denise Taylor, Career Psychologist with Amazing People and Author of Find Work at 50+ "I frequently recommend job seekers or those at a career crossroads to read How to Get a Job You Love as it offers practical and easily accessible advice from someone with vast experience in the area." Joëlle Warren, Managing Director, Warren Partners Ltd "John Lees'' latest revision of his seminal book both brings it firmly up to date and reinforces its now established special position as a place of reference and unusual insight". Stephen Bampfylde, Chairman, Saxton Bampfylde "Thank you John, for producing yet another ''How to Get a Job You Love'' masterpiece. This latest edition combines John''s extensive wisdom of the complex world of careers, with heaps of practical and accessible advice on enhancing your career prospects. A ''must-read'' for anyone who wants to maximise their job satisfaction and explore the next step in their career." Sophie Rowan, bestselling author of ''Brilliant Career Coach - How to Find and Follow your Dream Career'' and ''Happy at Work - Ten Steps to Ultimate Job Satisfaction'' "This is THE definitive careers book which I recommend to listeners on my podcast and to my coaching clients. John Lees provides clear, accessible and engaging career guidance which will help readers no matter what stage they are in their job seeking journey. Life is too short to spend your time doing a job you don''t enjoy. This book gives you the practical step-by-step skills, exercises and strategies you will need to get the job you''ll love." James Curran, Career coach and podcast host at www.graduatejobpodcast.com "Watch out - this book could turn your life upside down." Liz Hall, Editor, Coaching At Work "For years, John Lees has been the smartest voice in career coaching. His insight and advice are a must-read for anyone entering today''s competitive job market." Rebecca Alexander, Dossier Editor, Psychologies Magazine "I love John''s really practical "How to guides" - over the years I have recommended them to clients, family and friends, as they are full of ideas on how to unlock the potential opportunities you have when seeking a job or career change. Life is too short not to love your job and this wonderfully practical book will help you secure the perfect job for you. It is filled with a number of creative tools and techniques that are fun to work through and will provide you with new insights and ideas that will encourage you to think in a whole new way." Brigit Egan, Director, Oakridge Training and Consulting "John is a regular speaker at AMBA events. His real world approach and engaging style of career coaching made him the obvious choice to launch AMBA''s webinar series. Alongside the various editions of How To Get A Job You Love and his other titles, business schools repeatedly welcome John to dispense highly practical advice to MBA students and alumni. In my own coaching practice John''s techniques are enthusiastically actioned by clients as they design (and achieve) their next role either as an in-house promotion or elsewhere." Steve Gorton, Enabling Development;, Trustee Director - Association of MBAs (2008 - 2015) "I''ve had the pleasure of working with John over several years where he has been a regular speaker at I Am events, on the theme of finding a job you love. John''s talks never fail to inspire; the advice he gives is always very well received, insightful and most importantly, of a practical nature. From both my own personal perspective and that of our delegates, I can''t recommend How to Get a Job You Love enough!" Debbie Hockham, Director, I Am Enterprises "This practical guide is a well-thumbed book in our school Careers Library. John Lees'' advice and guidance is as useful to young people as it is to adults." James Brittain, Head of Careers and Higher Education, Millfield School "The popularity of John Lees'' writing lies in his ability to connect with the sense many people have that they can be more than they currently are and deserve greater job satisfaction than they currently have. What makes his work distinctive is his use of his wide experience in careers coaching to provide tools and ways of thinking that any motivated individual can easily use to take control of their working life." Carole Pemberton, Career and Executive Coach and author of Coaching to Solutions "John Lees'' advice on careers is always useful and interesting and often surprising and even fascinating. From getting ahead to changing your career completely, this book is great guide to navigating the treacherous waters of the modern workplace." Rhymer Rigby, writer of the FT''s Careerist column and author of 28 Business Thinkers Who Changed The World and The Careerist "I know first hand the joy that being in the right career can bring and I commend John Lees for his books and seminars which help other people do just that." Rosemary Conley CBE "John Lees is the Career Professional''s professional; the doyen of careers experts. His books and advice have helped countless numbers of people to enjoy better, more fulfilling careers." Dr. Harry Freedman, Career and Business Strategist, Hanover Executive

Job to Love

With compassion and a deeply practical spirit, the book guides us to discover our true talents and to make sense of our confused desires and aspirations before it is too late.

Author: School Of Life

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780993538759

Category:

Page: 136

View: 930


The Good Ancestor

"We are trapped in an age of short-term thinking.

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780753554494

Category:

Page: 320

View: 894

'This is the book our children's children will thank us for reading' - The Edge, U2 How can we be good ancestors? From the first seeds sown thousands of years ago, to the construction of the cities we still inhabit, to the scientific discoveries that have ensured our survival, we are the inheritors of countless gifts from the past. Today, in an age driven by the tyranny of the now, with 24/7 news, the latest tweet, and the buy-now button commanding our attention, we rarely stop to consider how our actions will affect future generations. With such frenetic short-termism at the root of contemporary crises, the call for long-term thinking grows every day - but what is it, has it ever worked, and can we even do it? In The Good Ancestor, leading public philosopher Roman Krznaric argues that there is still hope. From the pyramids to the NHS, humankind has always had the innate ability to plan for posterity and take action that will resonate for decades, centuries, even millennia to come. If we want to become good ancestors, now is the time to recover and enrich this imaginative skill. The Good Ancestor reveals six profound ways in which we can all learn to think long-term, exploring how we can reawaken oft-neglected but uniquely human talents like 'cathedral thinking' that expand our time horizons and sharpen our foresight. Drawing on radical solutions from around the world, Krznaric celebrates the innovators who are reinventing democracy, culture and economics so that we all have the chance to become good ancestors and create a better tomorrow.


Carpe Diem Regained

An essential and empowering work of contemporary philosophy, the book unveils the surprising ways of seizing the day that humankind has discovered over the centuries, ones we urgently need to revive.

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781783524938

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 304

View: 720

Existentialism is back Carpe diem - 'seize the day' - is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But its true spirit has been hijacked by ad men and self-help gurus, reduced to the instant hit of one-click online shopping, or slogans like 'live in the now'. We need to reclaim it to make sense of our complex, confusing times. The last great expression of carpe diem was in the electrifying existential philosophy of the 1940s. Today it's an idea that challenges us to confront our mortality and live with greater passion and intention rather than scroll mindlessly on our phones or allow freedom to become a mere choice between brands. In Carpe Diem Regained, Roman Krznaric reinvents existentialism for our age of information and choice overload. An essential and empowering work of contemporary philosophy, the book unveils the surprising ways of seizing the day that humankind has discovered over the centuries, ones we urgently need to revive. Carpe diem is the existentialism for our times.

Small Business Today Guide to Beating the Odds

When you apply your magic to your work , you see miracles happen . We all need
to exert effort ; work is ... When she “ got laid off , ” she didn't figure out a way to
continue using her magic with other children . START A BUSINESS IN WHICH ...

Author: Hattie Bryant

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761503446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 393

Provides information on starting a small business, including how to develop ideas, create business plans, secure financing, and hire the right people

Carpe Diem

Offering food for thought as well as inspiring takeaways, the book examines not just the contributions of great thinkers throughout history, but also reveals insights from the lives of great seize-the-day practitioners including nightclub ...

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101983124

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 934

"Brilliant. One of those rare books that forces you to ask what the hell you're doing with your life." --George Monbiot, The Guardian **One of Forbes' 13 Best Books for Summer 2017** We've all heard the saying "seize the day." But what does it really mean--and how can we use it to jumpstart our lives? In the age of distraction, carpe diem is more essential than ever, and yet many of us simply don't employ it in our lives. In this thought-provoking and empowering book, cultural writer Roman Krznaric unpacks the history, philosophy, and modern-day applications of "seizing the day" and delivers a rousing call to action for anyone who wants to improve their lives--or our world. Carpe Diem is a far-ranging read, drawing on everything from the neuropsychology of regret to the anthropology of play, from medieval carnival rites to religious conceptions of the afterlife and early Japanese cinema. Offering food for thought as well as inspiring takeaways, the book examines not just the contributions of great thinkers throughout history, but also reveals insights from the lives of great seize-the-day practitioners including nightclub dancers, war photographers, bored housewives, and committed revolutionaries--offering a wide range of solutions to the daunting challenge of leading a meaningful life.

Life After College

Millions of dollars are spent on research , books , seminars and services that
instruct us how to get a fulfilling job and how to ... It takes plenty of persistence ,
perseverance and a lot of hard work that , at times , can make job - hunting a
career in ...

Author: Diane Lento-McGovern

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

View: 657

Offers recent college graduates advice on setting career goals and finding work, and discusses graduate study, military careers, travel, and decision making