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Great design comes not in the lightning strike of a brilliant idea but in the painstaking process of refinement. Part of the design process involves kerning, the meticulous adjustment of space between letterforms (type). And so it is in life that the achievement of excellence comes not in broad strokes but in deliberate and incremental change.
In Life Kerning, author Justin Ahrens applies this concept to both your life and career. There is a common misconception that positive change can only come from a complete system overhaul. Ahrens challenges this notion by inviting business leaders and professionals to not only reassess the goals of your life, but also to rethink your understanding of balance altogether.
Using insights and observations from both the creative and professional world, this book guides you in determining what you're passionate about, and then how to keep those passions in the forefront of your life and career. Discover strategies to apply to your life and career that will allow you to:
Reach out to others strategically and trust the collaboration process
Create space in your life and add enjoyment to your day-to-day existence
Develop critical decision-making skills
Establish an inspiring and motivating workplace environment
Learn how and when to ask for more
Embrace your curiosity, and become a catalyst for positive change
Live a life that fuels your work, and work in a way that fuels your life. Life Kerning shows you how, one miniscule step at a time.
I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a lift in their career and life!
Life Kerning will help you find the joy in your work, find the meaning in your professional relationships, find the purpose in your career.
A quick and entertaining read, Life Kerning offers up big ideas and advice in an way that is easy to digest.
Having read a bundle of books about life improvement (including The Four-Hour Work Week, Thinking Fast and Slow, The 48 Laws of Power, and The Art of Seduction), I felt that Life... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Melissa Trias
As a creative and ambitious individual, I was drawn to this book for a few reasons. I'm just starting my career as a Graphic Designer and I also just recently got married. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amy Schluckebier
I picked up this book because I was a lost designer. I desperately needed advice on how to navigate and balance my life as a designer and as a person. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Maple
It is an awesome and must read book! This book is not only for designers but also for anyone who wants the balance between the life and the career that they want. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by Weina
This book was everything I wanted to hear about....It was like all the things that needed to be revealed to me about life became revealed in this book. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Grant Legan
If you're expecting for this book to give you all the answers regarding achieving balance in your life, keep searching - and good luck with that! Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Saved One
Put it in your bag. Read it on the train. This book is quick, easy, tangible, and not to mention, beautiful. I finished the book with more nuggets of wisdom than I started with. Read morePublished on March 29, 2012 by Kevin Coleman
Intriguing. This book is not just for the executive but for every person. It will leave you wanting to better yourself and the world.Published on March 23, 2012 by Chap
Life Kerning helps you create the needed space in your life. Justin Ahrens helps you take the smallest
or big steps to get started.