Finding the work you were “born to do” isn’t just about discovering your passion. Those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don’t just have jobs that turn their passions into paychecks. They have jobs where they also can lose themselves for hours in the flow of meaningful work. This intersection of joy, money, and flow is what you’ll learn to find in this book. Through inspiring stories of those who have successfully landed their dream career, as well as actionable tools, exercises, and thought experiments, he’ll guide you through today’s vast menu of career options to discover the work perfectly suited to your unique interests, skills, and experiences.
““Born for This” is definitely a worthwhile read, even if you thoroughly enjoy what you do now. If you’re lucky to already feel that way, consider it as a reinforcer of good behavior, and food for thought for when you’ll need it in the future. Come to think of it, reading this book could be considered another type of worthwhile investment in our career success.” —Rockstar Finance
“Do you think doing what you love is reserved for a few lucky ones? Do you dream of doing work that you enjoy and that pays well? Do you dream about starting your own business to do what you actually like? Somewhere, somehow, we accepted the argument that we could not have it all. Leave it to Chris Guillebeau to majestically poke holes into that limiting thought, debunk career-path myths, and open up our mindset into the realm of what is possible in his new book Born for This. In short: YES, you can do what you like to do (and what you are really good at), while earning the money that supports and sustains your lifestyle.” —The New York Public Library
“"Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do" is a career guide for the non-traditional (by choice or necessity) who wants to survive the changing world of work. Author Chris Guillebeau offers a plethora of ideas, examples, and optimism to help you navigate your work-life balance with a concept the book calls "winning the career lottery".” —Small Business Trends
“His newest book, Born For This, is due out April 5, 2016. The book is centered around how to find the work that you were meant to do. It is a tool for aiding those who may be struggling to find happiness in their career. Chris structures the material around what he calls the “Joy - Money - Flow” formula. Simply put, he asks the reader to consider what they like to do, the financial aspects they need to live the lifestyle they want, and the things that they are really good at doing. It is a smart way to break down the aspects to winning what he calls the “career lottery.”” —Brandon Lyles
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