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The Art of Work

by JEFF GOINS

SYNOPSIS

Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose.

The path to your life’s work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life’s work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It’s about the task you were born to do.

As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try.

Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.

 

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT

The Art of Work is a call to action. It was a simultaneously affirming and butt-kicking read. I feel I’ve been aware of my calling for most of my life, but putting it into action hasn’t been easy. This book, then, is suitable for people who know their calling but need a nudge, as well for those who’ve yet to find it.

The Art of Work is also a collection of stories. Jeff writes personal, eye opening accounts of real people finding their purpose in life. Jeff shows firsthand what gives people a sense of completion; and often times, it’s not even the work itself.

This is one of those books I’ll be keeping close at hand, to pick up and look through when I need motivation or inspiration, or just a good story of someone doing something amazing with the small window of time they’re given on earth. I hunger for that sense of completion too, and this book is certainly helping me get there.