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48 Days to the Work You Love Audiobook

48 Days to the Work You Love

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Publisher's Summary

In 2009, the U.S. unemployment rate approached ten percent. Today, when new work is found, it may not be traditional. Studies estimate half of the American workforce will soon consist of freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, entrepreneurs, "electronic immigrants", and so forth.

Are you ready for the new normal? Dan Miller has seen it coming for years. But his thriving vocational best seller, 48 Days to the Work You Love, is not so much about finding a new job as it is learning about who we are really called to be in relation to our vocation - whatever shape that career may take in these changing times.

According to the author, failing to make that fundamental discovery of calling is why so many people find themselves in jobs they hate. But now, thousands upon thousands are finding the work they love, thanks to practical advice from this leading career counselor.

Conversational and creative, Miller helps the reader understand one's God-given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. Doing so helps us recognize clear patterns that will point toward successful decisions along the career path. Step by step, this updated edition of 48 Days to the Work You Love reveals the process for creating a Life Plan and translating that plan into meaningful and fulfilling daily work. Let the countdown begin!

©2007 B and H Publishing Group (P)2007 B and H Publishing Group

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    Brett Owatonna, MN, United States 03-03-13
    Brett Owatonna, MN, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2017

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks. I like them.

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    "More than one way- Useful"

    I found this book to be very helpful, I tend to be at a job for about a year and then I get discouraged by something or someone. I start to look around for some other job, I mean there must be something better out there right? I find a job that promises better pay, better benefits, whatever.
    A year later, I'm out looking again.
    This book asks great questions about what you like to do, and in different ways than the typical-
    "What would you do if you didn't have to go to work?"
    kind of questions. So there I was, at my workstation, trying to figure out what i wanted to do with my life. and i looked back on my little scrap of paper and realized-
    I am DOING work that I love.
    Now, it might not be this job but Mr. Miller makes a great point in separating job, career, and vocation.
    He gives great information on how to decide what you enjoy doing, and then how to find a way to
    DO IT.
    Whether it is to start your own business, start several "side jobs", or how to land the job at the company that you really want to work for.

    Couple this book with

    Quittter
    by Jon Acuff

    or

    Entreleadership
    by Dave Ramsey

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jason United States 05-26-12
    Jason United States 05-26-12
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    "Decent, Basic Information"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I listened to the entire book. I thought about moving on and not finishing the book, but I wanted to give it a fair listen. It's okay material. Nothing earth shattering. TONS of lists...almost too many and there is no way to remember all of the lists he presents. I am not in the place that most of this book focuses on, but there were some universal principles that I was able to get out of it and apply. If you're looking for a new job, this book is for you. If you're like me, and already love the work you do, this may disappoint you.


    What does Dan Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration was rather bland.


    Was 48 Days to the Work You Love worth the listening time?

    I don't feel like my time was wasted, but I won't listen to it again.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    1torio 04-27-15
    1torio 04-27-15
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    "Excellent content"

    Excellent content. In fact it was life changing for me! I'm excited for the next step after being depressed for so long knowing that I'm not being the person that I need to be for God. I'm jacked! I will definitely buy the hard copy of this book and more resources the author has to offer. I was disappointed with the quality narration. There were parts that sounded like the narrator was sucking on a candy and that was distracting. I expect better on audible. Fortunately the content quality more than made up for it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thad 02-20-15
    Thad 02-20-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Helpful but dated"

    Positive and encouraging Dan gives advice on changing your work to fit your life. The stories & statistics are a little dated, though, and the audio version needs updating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jmoore 04-09-15
    Jmoore 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good listen"

    The narrator was clearly eating hard candy of cough drops during the whole excerpt... other than that minor issues it was a great book

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pen Name 09-24-16
    Pen Name 09-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Music is annoying."

    Difficult to hear the author at the beginning and end of each chapter because the music is so loud.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E. Stephens East Coast, USA 09-04-17
    E. Stephens East Coast, USA 09-04-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Good information. But not an easy listen."

    I got this book because it was recommended by someone I have a lot of respect for. My guess is that he read the actual book and did not listen to the audio book. The information is good. The editing and performance is not. There is chapter ending music that runs right overtop of the last line or two of each chapter and makes it impossible to hear what the author is saying. The intro music is less obnoxious as it fades out as he starts talking. In addition there are some chapters in which he seems to be either eating cough drops or struggling with excess saliva, and that became extremely obnoxious. Next time I'll pick up a kindle version or paperback if I want to read another book by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "the best book I have listened to"

    loved it! would recommend it
    wished I got it sooner will give as a gift

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John C. 06-29-17
    John C. 06-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Informative but needs to get to the point"

    The audio book is somewhat informative but doesn't get to the point soon enough.

    Chapter 8 and 9 were about all I needed.

    Dan fills the space with a lot of 'motivational' quotes from inspiration or influential people.
    I have heard most of the quotes before. They're supposed to motivate or encourage you.

    If I wanted all the quotes I'd buy a Ziglar or Brian Tracy book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie R Lewis Jr Akron, Ohio 06-22-17
    Eddie R Lewis Jr Akron, Ohio 06-22-17 Listener Since 2010

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    "This is a fantastic audiobook."

    I'm going to listen to this again just to make sure that I absorb every bit of the information that is chalked in this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "At last a book on Jobs that doesn't start Steve !"

    Firstly I do have to start with a word of caution. Dan continually references the bible throughout this book and offers a strong Christian perspective. I would urge the listener not to be put off by this as the principals he discusses are in any event great principals, whatever your religious persuasion or otherwise. For the most part this is fine although once or twice it does border a bit on a sermon (complete with a bit of a dig at Tom Cruise/ Nicole Kidman!) . The book is also largely written from an American perspective. OK, so now the reasons as to why this warrants 5 stars. 1/ Dan reads very well, he has a very soothing, down-to-earth and yet also very passionate voice- he's a joy to listen to. 2/ Not many people have written about this subject and yet it is a very important subject that affects everyone on the globe to some capacity 3/ Dan turned his life around and is open and honest about what happened and what he gained from this experience 4/ there is a lot of sage advice here based on experience.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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