A job is never just a job. It is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work. In Thomas Moore’s groundbreaking book Care of the Soul, he wrote of “the great malady of the twentieth century…the loss of soul.” That bestselling work taught readers ways to cultivate depth, genuineness, and soulfulness in their everyday lives, and became a beloved classic. Now, in A Life’s Work, Moore turns to an aspect of our lives that looms large in our self-regard, an aspect by which we may even define ourselves—our work. The workplace, Moore knows, is a laboratory where matters of soul are worked out. A Life’s Work is about finding the right job, yes, and it is also about uncovering and becoming the person you were meant to be. Moore reveals the quest to find a life’s work in all its depth and mystery. All jobs, large and small, long-term and temporary, he writes, contribute to your life’s work. A particular job may be important because of the emotional rewards it offers or for the money. But beneath the surface, your labors are shaping your destiny for better or worse. If you ignore the deeper issues, you may not know the nature of your calling, and if you don’t do work that connects with your deep soul, you may always be dissatisfied, not only in your choice of work but in all other areas of life. Moore explores the often difficult process—the obstacles, blocks, and hardships of our own making—that we go through on our way to discovering our purpose, and reveals the joy that is our reward. He teaches us patience, models the necessary powers of reflection, and gives us the courage to keep going. A Life’s Work is a beautiful rumination, realistic and poignant, and a comforting and exhilarating guide to one of life’s biggest dilemmas and one of its greatest opportunities.
Release on 1997-10-01 | by Dr Thomas Addington,Dr Stephen Graves
Author: Dr Thomas Addington,Dr Stephen Graves
Category: Christian life
In A Case for Calling, Thomas Addington and Stephen Graves provide practical examples and biblical insights to show how a godly man can have a clear calling in his work life, experience a sense of satisfaction, and lead a life of influence.
Release on 2012 | by Gerd Spittler,M. F. C. Bourdillon
Working and Learning in Growing Up for Life
Author: Gerd Spittler,M. F. C. Bourdillon
Pubpsher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: Social Science
Most children in Africa start working from a very early age, helping the family or earning wages. Should this work be abolished, tolerated, or encouraged? Such questions are the subject of much debate. International and national organizations, employers, parents, and children often have diverse opinions and put pressure in different directions. The contributions in this book offer intensive fieldwork and careful analysis of children's activities, considering childhood and family, work and play, work in rural and urban contexts, paths to learning, work and school, and children's rights. (Series: Reports on African Studies / Beitrage zur Afrikaforschung - Vol. 52)
Release on 2018-07-09 | by Raida Abu Bakar,Rosmawani Che Hashim,Sharmila Jayasingam,Safiah Omar,Norizah Mohd Mustamil
The Paradox of Wellbeing
Author: Raida Abu Bakar,Rosmawani Che Hashim,Sharmila Jayasingam,Safiah Omar,Norizah Mohd Mustamil
Pubpsher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
A Meaningful Life at Work addresses a range of issues impacting experiences in the workplace and restricting personal growth in a professional setting. The authors explore employee wellbeing from a Malaysian perspective as a developing country, as well as the broader Asian and wider global context.
Release on 2020-04-14 | by Marie Kondo,Scott Sonenshein
The Life-Changing Magic of Organising Your Working Life
Author: Marie Kondo,Scott Sonenshein
Category: Business & Economics
If you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you'll never have to do it again. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, sparked a new genre of publishing and became an international bestseller. Now, for the first time, you will be guided through the process of tidying up your work life. In Joy at Work, KonMari method pioneer Marie Kondo and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein will help you to refocus your mind on what's important at work, and as their examples show, the results can be truly life-changing. With advice on how to improve the way you work, the book features advice on problem areas including fundamentals like how to organize your desk, finally get through your emails and find what sparks joy in an open plan office. Like how the key to successful tidying in the home is by tackling clutter in the correct order, Joy at Work adapts the inspirational KonMari Method for the workplace, taking you step-by-step through your professional environment so that you can identify the most joyful way to work for you. Once you've found order in your work life, you can feel empowered to find confidence, energy and motivation to create the career you want and move on from negative working practices.