A Job to Love A Practical Guide to Finding Fulfilling Work by Better Understanding Yourself

The School of Life
Alain De Botton (Series Edited


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A practical guide to finding fulfilling work by better understanding yourself.
The idea that work might be fulfilling rather than just painfully necessary is a strikingly recent invention. Nowadays, in prosperous areas of the world, we don’t only expect to obtain money through labor, we also, to a greater or lesser extent, expect to find meaning and satisfaction. It’s a big ask and explains why career crises are so common.
Unfortunately, it is devilishly hard to understand oneself well enough to know quite where one’s energies should be directed. A Job To Love is designed to help us better understand ourselves in order to locate a job that is right for us. It explores the many myths, traps and confusions that get in our way, and shows how to develop new, effective attitudes and habits.
With compassion and a deeply practical spirit, this book guides us to discover our true talents and to make sense of our confused desires and aspirations before it is too late.


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ISBN – 9780993538759
Publisher – Affirm Press
Format – Hardback
Dimensions – 190mm X 127mm
Categories – Brains and Well-Being

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