Monday, June 13, 2016

[Book Review] The Art Of Work by Jeff Goins





My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
EBook & Paperback Edition
Genre: Careers, Self-Help


Part 1: From The Book Cover

USA TODAY, WASHINGTON POST, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER!
Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose.

The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It's about the task you were born to do. 

As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try. 

Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.


Part 2: Recommendation

I received the paperback copy from the author way back before it launched and it is only now that I am able to get to it. And because it is a paperback, I borrowed the ebook from my library because I prefer reading ebooks nowadays. 

It is very rare that I read nonfiction but when I do, it is around the self-help category. The Art of Work by Jeff Goins is very well-written, inspiring and definitely thought-provoking. I read this book back in April 28, 2016 and until now, I'm still thinking about the points this book focused on: finding your true calling. I suspect I will be thinking about this book and the message it brings for a bit longer until I figure things out for myself (like, am I going in the right direction?). 

For others, this book might bring you instant clarity and for some, it might take a while (like me). And for those who have yet to find their true calling, what I like about this book is that you get access to bonuses like extra audio lessons, a PDF workbook, free audiobook version of the book, invite to a private Facebook group/community, and video lessons on mindset shifts. He's also doing an 8-week book study starting June 1, 2016 which will be posted on the private Facebook group as well as on his website. All these bonuses could be helpful if you apply yourself to it. I myself am still going through the bonus materials so I can't comment on that yet.


Overall, I enjoyed this book and there's a lot of passages you'd want to highlight in the book (or write down somewhere) as inspirational quotes for those days when you feel like you've lost your way along your journey to finding your true calling.