From the Author
You can bring your heart into your work - and earn money!
This book was born out my personal experience of being in a well paid job in computer sales and marketing, but being unhappy because it wasn't really me. I was playing a role, not being authentic and not being creative, but was scared stiff to leave because I had so much invested in the car, the house, my identity, and also had precious little idea about how I could earn a living doing something that my heart was in. I knew it was no longer for me, and although I was terrified, I found the courage to quit and follow my heart to create a new career that my heart was in.
Over the last 10 years I have created this new career - inspiring individuals and organisations to be more authentic in their work, and bring the best of themselves to it, in order to have true fulfilment in their work. I am the founder of the Heart at Work Project in London, and have been a director of Alternatives at St. James's in Piccadilly. My book details my own personal journey of the joys and challenges of major life change, has dozens of cases studies of people who have created the work they were born to do, and is also a practical handbook to give you the ideas, inspiration and tools to do it yourself, including the biggest one for most of us - money! The book also helps you change within your existing work. I don't claim quick fixes - for me this process can take some time, focus and effort, but the rewards of the joy of finding and expressing our spirit and the fulfilment are worth it. I do believe we are most likely to be truly successful - personally and financially - when our heart is in what are doing.
I have been thrilled by thre feedback I have received from people who have read it. It seems to have hit a wave - so many of us are wanting our work and our livelihood to be an expression of the best of us - our spirit - and I hope my book can help you on your journey.
All best wishes, Nick Williams
From the Back Cover
Would you like a more fulfilling work life? Do you want a job that's creative, exciting and rewarding? That allows you to be who you truly are? You need to discover the work you were born to do.
Leading work-expert Nick Williams has identified the twelve principles of the work we were born to do. He shows how we can activate these principles to amazing effect and utilize our inner power at whatever stage we have reached in our working lives. 'The Work We Were Born To Do' shows how to discover your purpose and reveals how to make money following your heart's desire. It will help undo any conditioning that has held you back, exploring ways to build work from the inside out, using heart, spirit, essence and inspiration.
The Work You were born to do is you birthright – lay claim to it now!
"Nick Williams offers useful and inspiring insights to explore the infinite possibilities inherent in every human being."
DEEPAK CHOPRA 'author of The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success'
"I've always believed that you should bring your heart to work. Step by step, Nick Williams shows you how."
ANITA RODDICK OBE, 'founder The Body Shop International plc'