• The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide

  • The Inner Path to Finding Your Work in the World
  • By: Rick Jarow
  • Narrated by: Rick Jarow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 03-29-01
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 3.9 (164 ratings)

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According to the perennial wisdom teachings, your vocation is not a means of survival in the world - it is a pure expression of your life force. Vocation arises, not as a response to external forces, but authentically from within your own body. The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide is the first audio curriculum which adapts this classic approach to right livelihood to the challenges unique to our place and time. Since 1998, this life-changing workshop by Dr. Rick Jarow has helped thousands of frustrated job-seekers open to their intuition, transform their values into action, and answer their true calling - instead of settling for a paycheck. Traditional career strategies are simply reactions to the job market, Dr. Jarow begins - for example, matching an inventory of skills with the want ads. An "anti-career" is a manifestation of the unique blueprint for your destiny encoded in your body since birth. The key to this revolutionary approach is your body's chakra system, the seven centers that govern the free flow of prana, or life force, through your body. Through a program of powerful meditations, you gain direct access to your chakras, clearing and aligning them with the energetic forces that make everything in life possible.

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.

©2001 Rick Jarow; (P) Sounds True, All Rights Reserved; Cover Image © Sally Gall

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Best book I've read on internal career calibration

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.

25 of 25 people found this review helpful

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An experience rather than just a good read

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.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • naperville, IL, USA
  • 03-08-03

way out there -or deep ?

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.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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Impressive narration

Would you listen to The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide again? Why?

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.

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  • Angel
  • Tucson, AZ, United States
  • 05-22-11

No idea how to rate this 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

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  • June
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • 12-09-09


This was a fanastic piece of work.Great advise for everyone.I really enjoyed the exercises. Highly recommend it.

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  • Jill
  • Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • 05-15-03

The journey of alignment

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.

12 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • ALB
  • Draper, UT USA
  • 07-01-11

Very helpful and insightful

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.

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  • Edwin
  • Pensacola, FL, USA
  • 06-30-10

Inner and Outer Focus and Personal Review

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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeff
  • Eureka, Malta
  • 12-08-09

Bad, plain and simple

I must admit, I always rely on the reviews before committing to download, however I never usually get around to writing reviews of my own.

This audiobook however compels me to prevent anyone else from wasting a credit.

What made this a bad audiobook (for me - your mileage may differ)
- narrator - monotone - makes Keanu Reaves sound dramatic - I could not believe how terrible it was
- content - simply didnt follow the description, and filled with new age propaganda I really didnt want to tolerate listening to
- sound quality - terrible - usually download the 2nd highest quality and have always been pleased, this however sounds absolutely terrible.

All in all just a bad purchase. I guess it's to be expected once in a while, just glad I have 30+ downloads I was happy with before this one.

9 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Sharl
  • 12-23-12

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.

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  • Marcelo
  • 06-26-17

Great work

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide to be better than the print version?

I haven't seen the print version.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The idea of working with your career aspirations up through your chakra system is quite interesting.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The meditations within the programme are simple and powerful, specially the one working on family lines on the heart chakra.

Any additional comments?

In the beginning I was having mix feelings about the programme. Nevertheless, when I let go my preconceptions and actually embarked on the journey with the author, the result was tremendous. I can understand why people get uneasy with the terms used by the new age fellows, but regardless of the words chosen, the ideas are powerful and if you open yourself to experience them, you will definitely find something there inside of you that you did not know and be amazed.

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  • Mark
  • 12-26-11

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!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful