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Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond: Reach Your Full Potential and Make the Money You Need Paperback – March 16, 2010
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Nancy Anderson brings us guidelines that inspire us to work on ourselves first, so that we can be strong and resilient enough to manifest the livelihood of our dreams and create a better world.”
Linda Bloom, coauthor of Secrets of Great Marriages
A complete course from a master career consultant. People pay Nancy Anderson thousands of dollars for her caring insight into their lives and careers and it’s worth every cent. She shows you how to create success in your own way, on your own terms.”
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One of the most delightful elements of the book is Nancy's humor ("which makes the medicine go down...")? "'...monkey see, monkey do' does not just apply to primates who live in trees." (pg. 47). "... he would sabotage success by procrastinating (ah, I see you know where this is going.") (pg. 61). Nancy smiles a lot: "I said, smiling..." (pg. 131 etc).
Running through the book like a fiber optic cable is the theme of encouragement - but counter-balanced with reality checks. Nancy warns the reader about those who would sabotage the reader because they are not willing to change themselves and want to prevent the reader from doing so. The blindsiding could come from the reader, too, says Nancy, like experiencing a feeling of guilt, which can interfere with progress.
The most forward-looking part of the book is the power of its spiritual dimension. From the quotes at the beginning of each chapter to statements like: "Trust the holiness of your heart's affections," the reader is encouraged to grow and experience the blessings that come from that growth.Read more ›
In 1984, Anderson wrote Work with Passion: How to Do What You Love for a Living. It was a bestseller. She started her own career counseling business, has hosted her own radio show, and has spoken to numerous professional groups. Clearly, her message strikes a chord with those who hear it.
With the first generation of Baby Boomers inching toward retirement, Nancy's message has taken on new meaning for those who are struggling with what to do with the rest of their lives. Should they retire? Can they afford to retire? If retirement isn't in the cards, what's next? Staying on the same job (if one's so lucky)? Changing careers? Scaling back? With all these burning questions coming up, Nancy Anderson's book is right on target. Maybe it's time to do a major reassessment of one's life. Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond: Reach Your Full Potential & Make the Money You Need is a great place to start.
Based upon the wisdom she has acquired over the years, and derived from the stories of her clients, Nancy Anderson has put forth a step-by-step process for moving into working with passion and making an adequate living doing so. At the heart of her message is in order to work with passion, self-knowledge is key.
This eight-chapter book starts with and features case studies throughout and builds upon those stories to provide her prescription for discovering one's unique passion and how to bring it into an adequate living.Read more ›
. . . Passion in Mid-life and Beyond is a refreshing blend of practical and inspirational ideas for living one's life fully-attuned to the authentic self. The suggested exercises range from simple - (using index cards to note goals) to more complex (writing one's life story). Her quiet humor often peeks through the page.
Her use of critical questions is important. As I read, there were times when a carefully-honed question brought tears to my eyes as a deep truth was revealed! There were also times when I didn't want to read another probing question!
The wrap-up "happy ending" section builds my faith that the ideas will work and are worth the effort at this stage in my journey. Thank you, Nancy, for a wonderful guidebook for career and personal success!
1. It is written in an easy to read style with wisdom coming from contact with "real" clients. By reading about someone else's story it makes it easier to learn about oneself.
2. It shares information on human and career development I have never seen anywhere else. I had many "Wow!" moments.
3. The way it is written leads the reader to the perfect amount of introspection, which can lead to growth and change.
4. There are many great ideas to implement, like clearing out things you don't love from your life. I have been working on this a room, or part of a room at a time and feel great about it. It is so much better to spend money on a organizer if one needs the help to get organized. She even suggests you get the family involved and use the money for what you sell for a family treat. It is great that she is encouraging people to get rid of things which is counter culture to the focus on buying new things, and can save you money. She even suggests finding a buddy to work with if you can't hire someone to help organize or figure out your career.
5. Great references to other relevant literature and sources.
6. Every chapter is well thought out and I gained knowledge and insight from.
7. This book will help you identify what is stopping you from creating the fulfilling life you want to have, so you can Work With Passion in Midlife and Beyond.
I definitely recommend this book if you are looking to do what you love for a living and are over 40. It is worth much more than $15 in the hours of career and life counseling you will receive from it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have actually met this author in person. She is a beautiful spirit and this is definitely felt throughout her book!!!!Published 8 months ago by Scott Lutheran
This book is a treasure trove of wisdom and principals that provide a guide book for those who reach mid-life and need to figure out where to go next. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sunflower
Good thing I didn't pay full price! the author seems to forget there is a reading audience, and explains almost throughout the whole book, her 'findings' about a person she is... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Deidre Pyatte
Ms Anderson provides the reader with a practical approach to understanding one's life. She defines and brings into focus the forces that shape behaviors and explain the dynamics... Read morePublished 16 months ago by George Lula
I first read this book about 12 years ago. I was at my physical therapist's office and impressed that she'd gone out on her own. Read morePublished on February 28, 2014 by Misty Ann Loetterle
I haven't had time to read all the book yet (as we are moving), but so far so good! I am sure that it will not disappoint.Published on February 2, 2014 by Nancy Hanson
I met the author and she was very good doing an analyst on me. So I decided to buy the book and help me even more with my career, Highly recommend this bookPublished on January 8, 2014 by C. Kwong
need to finish it, but there are so many steps to creating the life you want from the text peace.Published on August 31, 2013 by Stephen Folds
Badly written, trite and not very helpful. I wouldn't recommend it. Nine more words required right here, you got emPublished on July 28, 2013 by llc