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Born for This Audiobook

Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever met someone with the perfect job? To the outside observer, it seems like they've won the career lottery - that by some stroke of luck or circumstance, they've found the one thing they love so much that it doesn't even feel like work, and yet they're getting paid well to do it.

In reality, their good fortune has nothing to do with chance. There's a method for finding your perfect job, and Chris Guillebeau, the best-selling author of The $100 Start Up, has created a practical, actionable guide that can help you turn your passion into paychecks - whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own.

But finding the work you were "born to do" isn't just about finding your passion. Doing what you love is great, but if you aren't earning a pay check, it's a hobby, not a career. Those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don't just have jobs that tap into their passions. They have jobs where they can lose themselves in the flow of meaningful work for hours at a time.

This intersection of joy, money, and flow is key to what Guillebeau will help you find in this book: work perfectly suited to your unique interests, skills, and experiences. Whether by launching a side hustle that turns into a profitable business, "hacking" your dream position within a traditional job or organization, becoming a "DIY rock star" by fashioning an entirely new profession around your varied interests, or building your own mini empire as an entrepreneur, this book will show you how to find that one job or career that feels so right, it's like you were born to do it.

©2016 Chris Guillebeau (P)2016 Chris Guillebeau

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    TK 04-14-16
    TK 04-14-16
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    "Inspirational and Actionable"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. I finished it in one day. And while reading it you'll find that there is something for everyone to take away.

    The most enjoyable parts were the many examples of people's lives and work situations that were essentially the main support for this book.

    Still my favorite topic had to be the resumes. I have never considered writing a resume of the future. I thought it was a very unique idea.

    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to for an answer to "What kind of work can I do that gives me joy and pays?"

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    B. Crews Arizona 04-13-16
    B. Crews Arizona 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome. Great tips."

    Very informative. I really enjoyed this audiobook. This is Chris's fourth book and it does not disappoint. Very informative with great actionable tips.

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    Amazon Customer 05-03-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent information for anyone that has a dream!"
    Where does Born for This rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ranks very high on my book favorite list. I read 68 inspirational and business books last year.


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    TC 05-28-16
    TC 05-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "life changing"

    this book was very life-changing I especially like the section on Works shifting I think that anyone who has a full-time job that aspires to become a solopreneur or business owner should definitely take a look at this book most books will tell you to quit your job and move forward as fast as possible this book really shows you a detailed plan on how to escape your full-time job life-changing!

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    DFA1977 12-07-16
    DFA1977 12-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "#jobhacks for the Millenial Generation"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I'd give this a solid 3.5 stars. The book had a strong start but started to wander at the end. In his defense, Chris Guillebeau warns that it's not a 'cover to cover' type book but can be read a la carte. It started off with some strong insights and practical advice but then began to drift at the 60% mark.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Successfully reframing the default perspective of gainful employment


    Have you listened to any of Mike Chamberlain’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The voice takes a little while to get used to -- I listened to his narration of 'Re:Work'. I wouldn't say he's easy to listen to but I didn't mind it.


    Was Born for This worth the listening time?

    Yes'ish -- could have said the same with 30% less words.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good read for those feeling in a rut, looking to start a side-gig or figure out how to hack their existing life scenario in terms of employment. There are some good ideas and exercises in here. This felt like an updated version of Po Bronson's "What Should I Do With My Life?" but for the Millenial generation.

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    Jason 11-11-16
    Jason 11-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "change the way you think about work"

    highly recommended
    contains actionable advice that you can start to use immediately, not just theory
    again, highly recommended

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    Elizabeth 11-02-16
    Elizabeth 11-02-16 Member Since 2015

    Freelance writer, digital strategist, holistic wife/mother, and long-time digital nomad.

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    "Very inspiring! A must-read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've read Guillebeau's 100 Dollar Startup and loved the book so much that I went ahead and used one of my recent credits on Born For This. I at first thought it would be talking about the same (business) concepts as in the previous book, but instead it covered even more subject matter and wasn't specifically geared to entrepreneurs. It talks about the benefits of having a side job/biz and how determination can help us land even seemingly impossible jobs/forms of employment. He interviews interesting people from all walks of life who share stories of how they searched for the right career for them, and how their hard work paid off. I'm self employed so I am more interested in how I can stand out as a writer and consultant, and Chris' tips for getting more clients ( through doing market research and free consults) was very helpful as it helped me better understand my niche.

    This was one of the best career books I've purchased!


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    Susan 10-31-16
    Susan 10-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "left me wanting more"

    He was full of stories but there were no exercises for how to apply it to my life. Also, for some careers, 1 year is too short. I know tons of people who took 10 years to have success. Also, art is subjective, so there is no way to be able to rate ones own talent.

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    Melissa Banyan Ridge 10-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Yaaasss ! This book really helped get me motivated"

    this book really help me get motivated to work on my career and side hustle. I now work for myself and I have a budding side business. I still have a lot of work to do but the advice on this book is going to help.me get farther with my plans!

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    Andrew Zygarewicz 10-06-16 Member Since 2014

    I am a business analyst.

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    "The most actionable book in the last couple of yea"

    Born for this was totally amazing in as you peel an onion, the author kind of does the same thing to you where you can analyze your self from a totally different perspective. the author does a great job by going deep into your values and what you exist for and how you show up every day. I have not done a review for audible in a while but this book made me stop on my mountain bike and dictate the awesomeness of this book so that others could share the joy.

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    "Great book"

    Great book that will make you question what knew before. Very interesting, I listen to it in two sittings 😮 I'm definitely going to check authors another books.

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  • James
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    "The push I needed"

    I have listened to a few books that intends to help you work for yourself or earn more. This book really helped me focus on an idea and to then put that idea into action.

    It's a short book, but I think that helps to highlight the key points.

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