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How To Enjoy Your Job
by Joanna Penn   

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Publisher: ISBN-10:  9781409203766 Type: 


Copyright:  26 April 2008

How to Enjoy Your Job

Powerful strategies to improve your work life now! If you are bored, stressed, unhappy at work, trapped by the money, or unsure what you want to do - this book is for you!

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning and being happy at the thought of another day doing the work you love...It is possible!

This powerful book is targeted to your specific work problems so you can find the most useful information for your situation immediately, and start making changes tomorrow. You will discover...

  • How to turn boredom into self-development that will accelerate your growth
  • The 11 ways to manage your stress at work
  • How to escape the money trap that keeps you tied to the pay-cheque
  • The use of creativity and escape to enrich your working life
  • The 9 questions you need to answer to find out what you really want to do
  • Effective methods for setting and achieving your goals
  • How to extend your comfort zone so you can achieve more
  • How to use the 7 step Career Change process to reach your goals
  • How to maximise your future choices

The book is designed to be helpful to you, featuring:

  • Easy-to-use visual diagrams and flow charts so you can follow the process easily and quickly
  • Questions to guide your thinking throughout the book
  • Links to the free workbook that contains exercises, questions, tips and areas for you to fill in your details

How much is it worth to you to be happy in your job?

This information could change the way you work, and your happiness within weeks of implementing some of the ideas. You could be...

  • Happier in your work
  • More contented at home as your work life improves
  • Managing your stress
  • Making the most of the money you earn
  • Exploring your creativity
  • Discovering what you really want to do and how to get there
  • Achieving your goals

If you are interested in learning more, there is a free workbook containing Chapter 1 as well as audio and articles at the website.

10% of the profits from the book go to Outward Bound to fund young people on wilderness experiences. Their mission is to inspire character development and self-discovery through challenge and adventure, and to impel people to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

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Penn presents strategies and tips for making the most of your job or finding appropriate, satisfying work.
Everyone needs money, but a job has to have more substance than a paycheck if you want meaning in your life, writes Penn. We spend the majority of our lives at work; if it is not fulfilling,
it is a fast track to the psychiatrist’s couch, the casket or, perhaps the worst outcome—
long, sad days spent in quiet desperation. Penn tenders a common-sense handful of tools to make the most of your job, and if that is not possible, she details paths to find a job to meet your needs. The author’s tone is chatty and upbeat, her delivery crisp, but she is also direct and demanding. There is no way to avoid the difficult work of identifying desires and then engaging
face-to-face with the people who can help you achieve them. To start, Penn charts ways to make your current job as good as it can be—finding new challenges, assuming responsibility—and how to handle the inevitable downsides, like troublesome coworkers and harassment. Occasionally Penn will float some airy notions, such as “Always remember that you have choices,” which may or may not
ring true for some, and there is a rather unoriginal chapter on taking care of your non-work life. But for the most part Penn provides a
template for identifying and pursuing employment goals, including sharp chapters on writing a solid resume and techniques to prepare for
interviews. She spices the text with entertaining apercus from characters like Henry Miller, Bruce Chatwin, Ingrid Bergman and Ray
Bradbury (“First you jump off the cliff and then you build wings on the way down.”), and pleasingly beats the drum of persistence—don’t
get down on yourself because that’s all you have.
Solid advice and encouragement for those seeking a gratifying work life.

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