A Job To Love

  • Work
A practical guide to finding fulfilling work by understanding yourself.

The idea that work might be fulfilling rather than just necessary is a recent invention. These days, in prosperous areas of the world, we don’t only expect to get paid, we also expect to find meaning and satisfaction.

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Alongside a satisfying relationship, a career we love is one of the foremost requirements for a fulfilled life. 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 out of some of these impasses. It is a guide to how we can better understand ourselves and locate a job that is right for us.

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.

Chapters include:

How we came to desire a job we could love
The ‘vocation myth’
The output/input confusion
The dangers of success
Confidence and inner voices
The ‘perfectionism trap’
The imposter syndrome
Good enough work

•  This is a guide to find fulfilling work by first embarking on a project of self-exploration.
• Addresses a subject where people commonly seek answers and guidance from The School of Life faculty.
• Practical examples and exercises to inspire fresh thinking about finding fulfilling work.
• A Job to Love hardback has sold almost 27,000 copies in the English language.