Synopsis: 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.
Book Review: How to Find Fulfilling Work is well set out, succinct and easy to read with common sense approaches to changing your career. It has reflective exercises to help readers:
- Question motivators in their career
- Create a list of dream jobs
- Consider new career paths
Undertaking experimental projects such as shadowing, volunteering and branching projects are some suggested job research techniques in the book.
The book explores what makes work enjoyable in terms of having flow and is meaningful, along with a sense of freedom. It acknowledges that most people tend to fear change and have a preference for stability and security. Krznaric introduces ideas such as ‘weaning yourself off the work ethic’, starting with the reduction of long work hours.
I enjoyed the anecdotal stories and philosophical thoughts which are both relevant and inspiring. If you’re seeking new directions and not sure how, this book introduces fresh ideas on how to get started. Are you ready to embark on a ‘radical sabbatical’?
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