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Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life by [Robinson, Ken]
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Praise for THE ELEMENT by Sir Ken Robinson

"Offers life-altering insights about the discovery of your true best self."--Stephen R. Covey, author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

""There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, any dream, a reality. "The Element "captures that force with passion and insight."--Tony Robbins, author of "Awaken the Giant Within

"""The Element "is another reminder of why Sir Ken Robinson is one of America's finest imports. With a crackling wit and deep humanity, he urges us to ignore the naysayers, bypass the crowd, and find the place where our talents and desires intersect. This is a truly inspiring book."--Daniel Pink, author of "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

""Ken Robinson presents the theme of creativity and innovation in a way that makes you want to go out and make your dreams a reality. In his wonderfully easy-to-read and entertaining style he presents the stories of many who have done just that...It is a book that lightens and lifts the minds and hearts of all who read it."--Susan Jeffers, Ph.D, bestselling author of "Feel the Fear and DO it Anyway "and "Life is Huge!"


Praise for THE ELEMENT by Sir Ken Robinson

"Offers life-altering insights about the discovery of your true best self."--Stephen R. Covey, author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

"There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, any dream, a reality. "The Element "captures that force with passion and insight."--Tony Robbins, author of "Awaken the Giant Within"

""The Element "is another reminder of why Sir Ken Robinson is one of America's finest imports. With a crackling wit and deep humanity, he urges us to ignore the naysayers, bypass the crowd, and find the place where our talents and desires intersect. This is a truly inspiring book."--Daniel Pink, author of "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us"

"Ken Robinson presents the theme of creativity and innovation in a way that makes you want to go out and make your dreams a reality. In his wonderfully easy-to-read and entertaining style he presents the stories of many who have done just that...It is a book that lightens and lifts the minds and hearts of all who read it."--Susan Jeffers, Ph.D, bestselling author of "Feel the Fear and DO it Anyway "and "Life is Huge!"

Praise for FINDING YOUR ELEMENT by Sir Ken Robinson
-A book that is as relevant and imperative for the parents of a 12-year-old as it is for the CEO of a behemoth corporation. And with luck it will help you to find yours.---Vanity Fair
-Fans may glean some insight about understanding who we are as individuals and how we can have a better life that communicates our uniqueness to the world.---Kirkus Reviews
-Finding Your Element is an accessible, actionable guide for discovering what most matters.---New York Journal of Books

About the Author

Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human potential. He is also one of the world's leading speakers and has had a profound impact on audiences globally. Born in the UK, he now lives in Los Angeles. Lou Aronica is the author and coauthor of several books, including the national bestsellers The Culture Code and The Element. He lives in Connecticut.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1159 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (21 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241952026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241952023
  • ASIN: B00ADNP8RE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,861 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Another good read by Ken.
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Inspiring, honest, witty and challenging! Always enjoyed Robinson's down to earth insights into life. This book does not disappoint! Very practical and well articulated.
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Nice simple writing. But not really answer the question very convincingly. Appreciate the author though.
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According to Ken Robinson, what he characterizes as "The Element" is not a physical location but the challenge is to locate it, nonetheless. "It's about doing something that feels so completely natural to you, that resonates so strongly with you, that you feel as if this is who you really are." Some people locate it in childhood, others decades later, and still others never. "Finding your Element is a quest to find yourself...it is a two-way journey: an inward journey to explore what lies within you and an outward journey to explore opportunities in the world around you." Robinson wrote The Element (2009) with Lou Aronica who also assisted with the writing of Finding Your Element four years later. Ever since the first book was published, Robinson explains, "people have asked me how they can find their own Element, or help other people to find theirs."

In response, this sequel has five main thematic threads that weave throughout the book, each of which is intended to help the reader reflect and focus on finding their own Element and, if they wish to, help others to do so. Robinson provides ideas and principles as well as stories and examples, stories, and other resources such as 15 exercises to complete (more about them in a moment) and clusters of questions to consider at the end of each chapter before moving on to the next. In fact, each chapter title is a question. "Although there are ten chapters in the book, Finding Your Element is not a ten-step program." Just as Oscar Wilde once suggested, "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken," Robinson suggests that only the reader can answer the questions posed. "In the end, only you will know if you've found your Element or if you are still looking for it. Whichever it proves to be, you should never doubt this is a quest worth taking.
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I imagine that you either love these self-help books or you don't. I find that I am eternally disappointed by them. Maybe I don't have the discipline required. I bought the book because of my respect for Ken Robinson. I have enjoyed his educational material and especially his sublime TED talks presentations. This type of book, unfortunately, is not for me.
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Rather boring
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Although reading this book made me realise that I am currently in my element and living a life that I am genuinely happy with, it gave me a deeper understanding of why, taught me that taking risks is and will be a way of continuing an exciting journey in my life and also made me realise what's really important in life. Inspiring stories, inspiring people, inspiring reading. A must read for me.

Brett Durney - London, UK
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Essential reading for anyone who feels they're just going through the motions and doing what's expected. Open your eyes to what you want to do instead. Lots of good exercises to get you to see yourself differently.
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