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The challenge for any artist – and we are all creating something on the canvas of our lives – is to do our work well while letting go of the result. – Jeff Goins, The Art of Work
Recently, I conducted a Reader Survey. You told me a topic that interests you greatly was Personal Development. Funny you mention it. I happen to think that topic is AWESOME.
That is why my book review for May is “The Art of Work” by Jeff Goins.
Filled with great stories that challenge your heart and soul, this book will cause you to think twice about how you plan to spend tomorrow.
It’s packed with straight up truth. Page after page, Jeff Goins nails it.
The overarching theme I kept hearing was:
[Tweet “Pursuing your calling is difficult. Trust me. Do it anyway. #artofworkbook”]
Jeff worked a desk job before he was a full-time writer. He launched a blog, wrote every day, wrote guest blogs and began speaking. He even wrote several inspiring books leading up to his latest (and I believe his greatest) achievement:
You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)
The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing
Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life
Now Goins is a full-time writer. He followed his calling – as terrifying as that was. What I love in The Art of Work is how zealously Goins walks the walk.
He believes in your calling, probably more than you do right now.
[Tweet “”If you can do something when it’s not fun…then it just might be your calling.” @JeffGoins”]
I followed Jeff Goins’ progress with this book via his blog. It was really exciting to watch the publication of the final product. You couldn’t help but be excited for him. It was contagious. Electrifying even.
If you are searching for your calling and need inspiration to lead the way, I invite you to read The Art of Work.
Join the Conversation: Life may bring more than one calling into our lives. What is one thing, great or small, that you know you’ve been called to do?
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