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Overview The spiritual aspects of finding one's place in the work world are explored in this guide to finding a vocation that is both socially responsible and personally fulfilling. By the author of What Color Is Your Parachute?. Reprint.
Publishers Description Now in Paperback In this intimate treasury of wit and wisdom, Richard Bolles, author of the job-hunting bible: WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?, explores the spiritual aspects of finding one's place in the work world. For anyone who has ever wondered how to make the most of their unique natural gifts, or how to find a vocation that is both socially responsible and personally fulfilling, this enlightening and empowering little volume provides immeasurable guidance. Originally appearing as an appendix in PARACHUTE, this book has led countless people through life's most difficult passages and is sure to inspire anyone who is either new to the job market or reconsidering their place in it. A guide to exploring the spiritual aspects of finding one's mission in the workplace. Previous editions have sold 85,000 copies.
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Studio: Ten Speed Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.1" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Ten Speed Press
ISBN 1580087051 ISBN13 9781580087056
Availability 0 units.
More About Richard N. Bolles
RICHARD N. BOLLES is considered to be the father of the modern career development field and is the author of the best-selling job-hunting book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute?, which has sold more than10 millioncopies in twenty languages. He has keynoted hundreds ofconferences and has been featured in theNew York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, the Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, and theWall Street Journal.He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci."
Reviews - What do customers think about How to Find Your Mission in Life?
Thoughtful Jan 12, 2007
This was a thought provoking book. Unfortunately it doesn't tell you what your mission in life should be! However it does put into words approaches that are useful as you try to find your own purpose. It was pretty short and relatively expensive for what you got!
Its short and brief and not very helpful Oct 17, 2006
The key in the book is How to Find your Mission in Life, well after reading this thing several times, I found it as unhelpful as the first read. Quite honestly it is full of feel good platitudes, which are not only Christian, and no roadmap. If you really want to find your mission perhaps try the other book, Parachute, the 2007 edition is superb.
Read this book and you don't need to read all of the others Sep 24, 2006
It really speaks to you. To answer the criticism of some, if you aren't a Christian, sub any other higher power.
Finding Value and Peace in the Workplace Apr 24, 2004
This book in written with numerous references to the Christian Bible. The author is writting through his christian backgound and using christianity as his vocabulary. This is not to say that people of other faiths or no faith could not find value in this book. As he is writting in "big picture", "macro" terms it would be impossible to do so without using "God" terms.
The book is simple and profound at the same time. It's basic premise is to find your greatest value and to see it as your place of vocation.
He states that there are 3 stages in finding your mission in life. The first is to connect with your God; the second is to do what you can to make the world a better place. My favorite is the third phase: a)"execise that Talent which you particulary came to earth to use -- your greatest gift which you most delight to use". b)"in the place(s) or setting(s) which God has caued to appeal to you and the most" and c) and for the purposes which God most needs to have done in the world".
I do not see what some reviewers have stated that it boiled down to waiting on some inspiration or spiritual leading. I especially liked the example of being as medical doctor and working in a leper colony. It has to be a match that is helpful for both sides or you will not be happy and will have missed your mission in life.
Meditative Vocational Advice Jul 8, 2003
I purchased this book two years ago and read it through, but it didn't impact me very much. I just pulled it out again to reread and was deeply moved by the author's conviction about the spiritual nature of life. Even if one has strong spiritual convictions, it is all too easy to compartmentalize work, family, friends, and spiritual life. Bolles reminded me of the "integrity" of integrated life and work. Although it is very short, this book should not be a quick read, rather, it is something to meditate on.