- Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market Ed. edition (2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781447297536
- ISBN-13: 978-1447297536
- ASIN: 1447297539
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 226 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,296,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do Paperback – 2016
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I would compare this with "The $100 Startup." It covers the topic on a very superficial level. Chris offers many examples how people found the work they were meant for, but I think the book would have been more effective if he shared less stories, but went into more detail on each. I want to know about the struggles people faced. It can't be roses and sunshine for everyone.
Check this book out from your library before buying. You may be left wanting more like me.
There have always been books which made the non conforming seem plausible and even attractive: Barbara Sher with Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want and later I Could Do Anything, If Only I Knew What It Was; Marsha Sinetar with Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow followed by To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love; Tama Kieves with This Time I Dance; Corey Ciocchetti with Real Rabbits: Chasing an Authentic Life; and more. This is the milieu in which Chris Guillebeau caught my attention many years ago first with The Art of Nonconformity followed by The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit. Now (April 5, 2016) Chris is back with another entry: Born For This. This is the book I have been waiting for. It not only provides guidance to answer the question “What do I want to do?”, but also gives real down to earth advice on HOW to do it, and more importantly WHY to do it. Chris has already proven himself to be an accomplished writer with his previous books and his blog entries. This book contains the same easy to read style. It is not abstract. Again like his other writing, it is full of real life examples. And it recognizes that the only real way to get where you want to go, or even know where that might be, is to try things, then try again. Following Cal Newport, Chris subscribes to the philosophy that most of us don’t just write down our passion one day, then go for it. We learn what our real passion is by doing things, thinking about their impact on ourselves and others, judging how that fits with our self image, then doing some more. In 13 chapters, Chris translates that simple to grasp concept into action steps to help anyone make it real. When I completed my career at age 70, I decided rather than retire, I am starting over. Chris’ new book gives me confidence that this time I can do it even better, have more fun, and finally live the dream.