- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd (April 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0881842125
- ISBN-13: 978-0881842128
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,538,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Work with Passion: How to Do What You Love for a Living Paperback – 1 Apr 1986
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Top Customer Reviews
Work with Passion is different from other career books because it connects the emotional and psychological intricacies of early family life to the subconscious blocks that inhibit personal and financial success. I discovered this connection six years ago after I worked through the exercises in the book. I am still amazed by the transformation and changes that have occurred and are still occurring in my life since then. The process was slow and often painful, but it led me to freedom from the past. I've learned that the journey should be enjoyed because that's how you come to know yourself and what you love. The hardest part was letting go of what's familiar and trusting in the unknown. It's been a struggle to dissolve the myth that work should be drudgery, but three years ago I moved to Madrid, Spain and created my own business doing what I love most, language and communication coaching. The journey and process are still unfolding, but thanks to the work Nancy's book encouraged me to do, I'm at a place in my life that I had only dreamt of when I was younger.
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It was life changing.I was an accountant working in corporate america when I bought your book. My job was fine but there certainly wasn’t any passion. My children were young and wanted me to stay home and my husband was doing well with his job. He encouraged me to quit which was a difficult decision as change is hard. However, quitting was one of the best decisions that I made. Now that I had more time, I took out the book and started doing the work. I discovered how I had suppressed my artist and creativity. Using this knowledge and Nancy's process, I started my own business, Mustang Web Designs. It was the perfect job – I was able to use my business sense, my newly discovered (as a result of your book) artistic side and I had flexibility to be with my children. Also, as a result of the book, I started meditating which took me down a whole other path. Two years ago, that path started tugging and now I’m really working with passion as a feng shui consultant.
This month, I ran into a young mother. She was trying to decide if she should go back to her corporate job or find something else. I handed her this book.
I read "Work with Passion" about 5 years ago. It is the only book I can honestly recommend, as it is the only book which ever caused me to change my behavior. Assuming that such a change is the goal of reading a book geared towards helping one's self, then it alone was successful with me.
In reading it I became particularly in touch with the interests I had as a child. Upon reading it, I proceeded to fine-tune my college studies, and two years later had a job in the specialized field I had re-discovered through reading this book.
One thing I hadn't been aware of is that the author offers counseling in Marin County (call 411 for her number). Due to the recession, I am now in a state of career flux once again, and intend on using her personal services for the first time.
Though it helped me, this book may not resolve another person's lengthy (in my case 7 years) search for the "true" profession. However, if you intend on buying a book to help you out, do include this one.