You don't have to go out looking for a job, Dr. Jarow teaches. The job you were born to do will unfold in time, like a tree from a seed, as you let go of self-limiting concepts and open to the energy of creation - with The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide.
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I have really enjoyed this book.
It's especially wonderful in the audio format. It has meditation sessions that are read in a deep, soothing voice by the author. I find it especially wonderful to fall asleep to at night while listening to the meditations. The book is more philosophical than a how-to book. It spoke to me about what it means to work for a living. It's about finding one's passion. It examines one's life as a whole - childhood, parental forces, personal heros, deep pains, joys, desire to contribute to the world - in order to help us find our career passions. My best chapter was the last one, which gives concrete advice if you are still searching. I think I listened to it about 10 times. For a how-to book, I would not recommend this book, but instead the "Pathfinder" by Rockport Institute. I would suggest you get the Pathfinder in the paperback-format, because it has tons of exercises, which you would want to do.
This is a glorious experience that includes exercises and guided meditations that I found took me places and provided incredible insight. Do not expect to multi-task while listening.
True callings are never easy to find...mostly, they find you.
This book will help those more in tune with that approach and subject, to clear away the mostly limiting and non-creative approaches bschools and corporate america embed early and often, --which is, "build it at any and all cost, and they will come ( and you can get rich)-but too bad if its not your life's calling--its ours"--after all these years --thats getting old.--its about time for purpose.
this book is all about alignment, and while its does get "out there" sometimes, the message is powerful and positive. You need to know yourself deeply inside and out and be at peace -and that -will prove to be a true reward.
What struck me was the impressive narration (not bland but spoken with real feeling). This book is full of wisdom and while new agey in parts, is a life changing book.
The information was very interesting, I really like how he focuses on living in the west and are drive for making a living and how that can get us into places were we are no longer being true to who we are. He teaches you how to cultivates a sense of "self" and practices on how to work from that space.
It is a great book
Now on the other hand the narration is almost unbearable. He has a deep voice that is monotone and he talks slow not as slow as Eckhart Tolle but slow enough. I really didn't think I could make it through the first chapter. I'm trying to listen to it now and I just want to shut it off, I think I'm going to buy the book. I'm glad I use credit cause I would not have been happy if I had spent $35 on this
II discovered some amazing thought processes and philosophies from the this audio book. Although I was ready to tune in/with all the messages at the same level. Through different stages of growth I refer to this audio book and every time I pick up something new and it transforms my paradigm of self growth/improvement.
I learned a lot about myself listening to this book. It asks questions that really make you think about what you are doing and why. I was on the verge of making some big mistakes and this book helped me think through it all and look in a direction more suited to my interests. I highly recommend it if you are trying to figure out what you want to do with your life and aren't really sure. I am a mom of two and this inspires me to nurture my children's passions so that some day they will find meaningful employment.
I have a huge appreciation for the likes of Rick Jarow when it comes to CAREER and JOB consideration: he aptly and ably reminds us that EVERYTHING is about how we feel operating in this world. Just as it is of utmost importance to realize that one spends at least one third of their lives in sleep, so investing in a good and refreshing bed is critical to the personal integrity of sleep hygiene and self love: so it is also just as critical for a life lived LIVING (rather than being experienced as dull or 'dead') to realize the importance of CALLING, INTEGRITY, JOY and INNER REVELATION as what draws you to your 'life's work' rather than the dollar line and so called concepts of insured or guaranteed employment. He is a very straight forward and rational lecturer, obviously well read in the classics and not too esoteric for layfolk like understanding, although I would reckon some concrete types would feel a tug of resistance towards the 'new agey' meditations...which, myself being a reluctant meditator, I found still enjoyable and useful for life paradigms I had never considered from those angles before...and got some illumination from the exercise even with my resistance. I do find him a bit of a big business and big brother dogger...one hears a tinge of the old cliches that are still the hallmark of the sixtie's generation jaundiced eye towards anything very corporate or 'government'...but this is mild and everyone that reads or studies is responsible for figuring out what is baby and what is bathwater for themselves. All in all, I would HEARTILY recommend this tutoring for anyone, at any point in life, as a great personal reckoning and re-evaluation of what is being made a priority in their everyday lives and how to live more fully into their own sense of calling. In joy it! I know you will!
Never. The spirituality movement sells books, I'm sure. But, other than religious institutions, there's no room for spirituality in the workplace. The author, an academic, is clueless about the reasons business organizations exist or the reasons those organizations employ people.
He's another of those "the universe will provide" pontificators.
No. His very voice offends me despite I kept "giving it a chance."
The author's "spiritual journey" is reflected in his delivery. This book speaks with a trendy vocabulary and in "touchy feely" tones. The approach appeals to followers of that movement but won't help a real-world career.
It's disheartening to think I spent my money and time on this book. "Anti-career Guide," indeed.
"Gentle, helpful, thought provoking"
This is an excellent book. I love the way Rick gently guides one through a different way of looking at jobs / careers. If you want help with finding a more meaningful way of earning a living then I highly recommend this audio book. Be warned there are no short cuts, no quick fix formulas but it makes you think a different way and that can be enough to bring about really big changes in your life.
"Absolute sandal wearing garbage"
This book has absolutely no substance to it. The author merely recants hippy clap trap based on India guru teachings distorted for the US market. Unless you like this stuff, I would avoid!
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