The Zen of The Art of Work

writingIn the last couple of years, my writing journey took me to a book called You are a Writer by Jeff Goins. The book was a quick read and one that motivated me to get writing.

I began reading some of Goins’ blog posts. And I saw how motivating he could be.

In March, Goins gave away a copy of his upcoming release called The Art of Work. All the reader had to do was pay the shipping and handling. And the reader got some added bonuses, including a workbook and some podcasts.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure I wanted the book. I got two or three emails over the course of a week before I finally couldn’t pass it up any longer.

I took that as a sign.

And I’m glad I did.

The book

Even though the shipping of The Art of Work took longer than expected, I connected on Facebook with Jeff and many others who had ordered the book as well.

Before I ever received my book, I built my excitement by reading the posts on Facebook.

The day The Art of Work arrived I ripped open the box without hesitation. I started reading it that night.

This book helps us find our calling in life. Right now this book couldn’t have come at a better time.

“Reward the givers”

Goins sent his readers an email saying he wanted to give back to those of us who write a review of his book and post it on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, and even our blogs.

Hence, that is one reason I am writing this. That and I wanted to share my review with my own readers.

Here is what I wrote for Amazon and Goodreads:

“I’ve been in a ten foot hole for the past year after losing a good paying job. No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to get out of this hole. I have been trying to get a freelance writing and editing business going since then. I have read some of Jeff’s blog posts before and had read his book called You are a Writer.

When this book was released, I knew it was something I needed to read. It kept “calling” to me. I finished reading it a couple of days ago and haven’t stopped thinking about what I’ve read.

Jeff has podcasts and a workbook to go along with it so my plan is to go back through the book again and focus more on each chapter. Jeff gives us great stories about people who have found their calling. These stories have motivated me and made me focus on what my calling is.

In fact, I have so many ideas swirling around in my head that I don’t even know where to start. If you aren’t sure what you were called to do in life, this book is strongly recommended!”

Find your calling

To add a little more, the book has inspired me to get moving. I want to get out of that ten foot hole and use the stories about people who, at times, were probably worse off than me at this moment.

No, I’m not feeling sorry for myself even though we are allowed to do that once in a great while.

The Art of Work is the kick in the pants I needed to get moving and find my calling. What are you doing to find your calling?

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