"Doing Work You Love is an insightful and practical book. Just one reminder which I put to practical use helped me negotiate a contract which will pay me several thousands of dollars more than I was first expecting." -- Ernie Zelinski; author of The Joy of Not Working and The Magic of Thinking Big
"Doing Work You Love provides futher proof that we can create a livelihood for ourselves today that only yesterday would have seemed like an impossible dream." -- Sara and Paul Edwards; authors, Finding Your Perfect Work and Secrets of Self-Employment: Surviving and Thriving on the ups and Downs of Being Your Own Boss
"Unlike most career books, Cheryl Gilman's Doing Work You Love takes the reader on a rich, creative journey into themselves and the path towards meaningful work. Not only is it a must read for those in search of fulfilling work that they love but for the coaches who partner with them during the process. -- Cheryl Richardson; author, Take Time for Your Life
Do you love your work? You should. Career Coach Cheryl Gilman...author of Doing Work You Love says that you should have a meaningful career that both excites and energizes you.
She says you spend two-thirds of your waking hours in work-related activities...and you should ask how you want to feel during that time. She recommends you time yourself for sixty seconds and list ten things that you enjoy most in life. As you write...she wants you to think how these things make you feel...and then how you could have these feelings at work.
Gilman says if you think you've chosen a job or even a career...don't feel like you are stuck... Choosing a career isnot forever. If you did something for a while but it no longer fits...you need to rethink the possibilities in your life.
To get started on a new career, while still in your current job, Gilman says to research as much as you can another job for one month.Find out what that job reall is like and ifit would really be the work you love. -- Andrew Finlayson, Business News Producer at KTVU/Fox in San Francisco/Oakland, CA
This book offers many more exercises to help the reader jump-start her or his creativity. In Doing Work You Love, Gilman applies the growing body of intuitive knowledge to the problems of career choice and maintenance. The pivotal question: How does one discover one's own natural talents and apply them effectively within today's business world?
Gilman encourages readers to start where they are and begin their future now. Through chapters on creating a sense of safety, increasing creativity, uncovering purpose, and staying motivated, she guides the reader all the way from taking stock of present options and creating a vision for one's future to aceing a job interview. She tells the reader what to do when the blues get you down (exercise, talk to someone who is not your mate, keep a journal, honor your body, reward yourself daily, etc.). And she offers suggestions on how to help children and friends find their own paths. Gilman notes that human beings weren't created to live at a frenetic pace. The hectic tempo of the modern office may suit a caffeine-soaked brain, but it may also upset our internal rhythms. One of the delights of this book is its acknowledgment of the body. Often career selection is undertaken entirely from the mind's standpoint, and we end up doing things for hours every day (such as sitting in front of computer screens) that further our career ambitions but cause our backs to stiffen, our muscles to atrophy, our eyes to weaken. The body is not a machine external to us; its health affects our mental acuity and moods. When choosing a career path, we should give some thought to the question, What does our body want to do?
Doing Work You Love offers less philosophizing than some similar books, and more practical help. -- Intuition Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Cheryl Gilman provides personal development and career coaching. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and other newspapers.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.