This is an interacive book that is focused on exercises, similar to the book What Color is Your Parachute. They both get you thinking and priming the pump in your brain so you can go out and find a career that is both meaningful and rewarding. What differentiates How to Find the Work You Love from the Parachute book is you won’t find any step-by-step guides on how to find a job. How to Find the Work you Love is more about actually figuring out what job you will be most satisfied at than telling you how to get it.
The author, Laurence Boldt, believes that the answers to our questions come from within, and if we can just tap into them, then we’ll find a better life. He explores various aspects of oneself and helps you determine who you are and what you should be doing. It all comes down to a few main concepts of the book that focus on fulfilling these certain topics:
Integrity – What are your values
Service – What can you do for others
Enjoyment – What do you find engaging
Excellence – What inspires you
This book is short but brings clarity to the question of “What is it that you want to do with you life?” Therefore, since I have read it and have received value from it, I highly recommend it.