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A Life at Work

The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Best-selling author and internationally known lecturer Thomas Moore finds people everywhere he goes who express unhappiness with their work lives and ask, "Why am I doing what I'm doing?" In A Life at Work, Moore takes listeners through the transformative process of discovering their deepest purpose in life.

In exploring the strong desire in all of us to feel fulfilled by our work, Moore offers no charts or questionnaires but rather a personal, contemplative guide to traversing obstacles such as inflated egos, despair, and fear that prevent us from finding purpose in our careers. He also shares the struggles of great thinkers and artists who grappled with uncertainty before finding their calling. For those who feel dissatisfied and question the path they've chosen, this poignant, practical work will help them discover new answers.

©2008 Thomas Moore (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"The book's governing metaphor, alchemy, is often apt; Moore notes that both alchemy and finding a life's work require patience through a long refining process, and both are about the process, not just the end result." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Wish I had it when I was in the thick of things!

I find audiobooks the best way to enjoy a classic like A Life at Work because of my increasingly age-and-computer-dimmed eyesight. I wish that I had had this book when I was in the thick of things--I think it might have helped, if I could have relaxed enough to take it all in! Even now, it makes me think about the work and career choices I made and how they might have been different. The pressure of the need for money and pressures from society and family make it difficult for many people to choose work that is good for them. I didn't know myself very well at all when I was young, and I don't now, so this is a book that provokes thought and self-examination. I am still going through it, but I wanted to say something about my impressions midway through it. This book is a marker on my journey of self-exploration and I am glad I bought it and hope it will help you think a bit more about who you are, which is really a life-long process of investigation...

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Very timely

As I listened to this insightful book, I could sense and feel my own life’s workings become more understandable; the various inquiries, experiences, hardships, paths taken and not taken began to weave themselves into a life-art tapestry that was not visible before. The confirmation is now a useable piece to follow down a path of my own making.

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Good book that leads to views never contemplated.

Very well thought out from many different views. Although it may not help find your dream job it may help with looking for your purpose in life that could lead you in the right direction.

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  • James
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  • 11-10-08

Thomas Moore speaks to the heart...

I can not think of any writer that speaks to me more than Thomas Moore. Thomas Moore is a must for the spiritual life.

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