The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

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The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

Praise for The Art of


Work


“The Art of Work will make you think differently about what


you do and how you do it. Jeff Goins is a fresh young voice


in a field full of copycats. He challenges us to approach our


work the way we would a canvas—both delicately and with


furious discipline. People will be reading this book, and


profiting from it, for a long time.”


—STEVEN PRESSFIELD,


BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF


THE WAR OF ART


“This is one of the most honest, direct, and generous books


about you and your life that you will read this year. It took


guts to write and it will take guts to read. Leap.”


—SETH GODIN,


BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF


WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S YOUR


TURN


“Today, unlike any previous time in history, we have


options about the work we do and the role it plays in our


lives. But it is precisely here that so many of us get stuck. With so many choices, we struggle to figure out what we


really want or where to start once we do. In The Art of Work,


Jeff Goins provides a clear framework for discerning our


calling, developing our mastery, and maximizing our


impact. This is the plan we’ve been waiting for—from a


guide we can trust.”


—MICHAEL HYATT, NEW


YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR AND FORMER CEO


OF THOMAS NELSON


PUBLISHERS


“This is the real stuff. The Art of Work is a powerful dive


into what matters, how to connect with that inside yourself,


and then how to bring it out into the world in a useful way.


This book will push some buttons you want pushed, and


from there, it will guide you toward a new level. Dig in.”


—CHRIS BROGAN, NEW YORK


TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR OF THE FREAKS


SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH


“ ‘Every story of success is, in fact, a story of community.’


Lines like that and the powerful truth behind them are why


I’m such a big fan of the books Jeff Goins writes. At times,


The Art of Work felt like I was reading my diary. Jeff has


such a knack for clearly articulating the thoughts we’ve all


quietly wondered!” —JON ACUFF, NEW YORK


TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR OF DO OVER AND


START


“How would it feel to go to work each day because you


wanted to—not because you had to? In The Art of Work, Jeff


Goins shows you how. This is a real-life treasure map that


can lead you to the life you were meant to live.”


—CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, NEW


YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR OF THE HAPPINESS


OF PURSUIT AND THE $100


STARTUP


“I used to think hating your job was just a normal part of


every adult’s life—that is until I discovered I could build a


job I actually loved. Thank goodness for Jeff and thank


goodness for this book. Here’s to not waiting one more day


to find, build, and engage in work you love!”


—ALLISON VESTERFELT,


AUTHOR OF PACKING LIGHT


AND FOUNDER OF


YOURWRITINGVOICE.COM


“If there were just one chapter I could recommend to my


colleagues and clients from this book, it would be ‘The


Portfolio Life.’ Just this! I won’t spoil it, but I will say it gave me a permission to be and embrace what I suspected


about myself (and apologized for) for my entire life! I’m


living a portfolio life, and you can’t make me go back to


conventional wisdom. Thanks, Jeff—this book is a must-


read for the creative spirit, the restless soul, and the lifelong


learner anxious to make things happen!”


—CARRIE WILKERSON,


AUTHOR OF THE BAREFOOT


EXECUTIVE,


CARRIEWILKERSON.COM


“Jeff Goins takes away the mystery of discovering and


mastering your true calling, all with a healthy slice of reality


thrown in. Thoroughly life inspiring.”


—CHRIS DUCKER, AUTHOR


OF VIRTUAL FREEDOM


“Our hearts crave connection to a meaningful calling. The


Art of Work shares the process for hearing that calling and


then doing the work that feels like ‘slipping into an old pair


of shoes.’ A must-read for anyone wanting to live a life that


matters—fully alive.”


—DAN MILLER, NEW YORK


TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR OF 48 DAYS TO THE


WORK YOU LOVE


“The Art of Work accomplishes the next to impossible, providing clear, relevant, useful guidance on finding your


calling while being enormously enjoyable to read. It is


required reading for anyone who is asking, ‘What should I


do with my life?’ ”


—PAMELA SLIM, AUTHOR OF


BODY OF WORK


“The Art of Work is encouraging, uplifting, and meaningful.


I cannot recommend it enough. It may be one of the best


books on finding your purpose in life I’ve ever read. If


you’ve ever wondered what your life should be about, this


is a book you should pick up and read today.”


—JOSHUA BECKER, WALL


STREET JOURNAL


BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF


SIMPLIFY


“No more excuses! The Art of Work illuminates the path for


anyone who wants to embrace their calling and build a body


of work they can be proud of.”


—TODD HENRY, AUTHOR OF


DIE EMPTY Reader Reviews


“The Art of Work is a practical, yet inspiring prescription for


how to identify and nurture your true passions in life,


allowing you to turn a calling into your own beautiful


contribution to the world. It’s full of stories of regular


people who have come alive by following their vocations


and overcoming the greatest obstacle: fear. Jeff’s writing has


forever changed my outlook on chasing my dreams.”


—JENNIFER


“I have some simple criteria for enjoying and defining a


book as good: I don’t want it to end. I could and will re-read


the book. It touches my heart, and I know it will touch the


hearts of others. The Art of Work met all those criteria.”


—BRYAN


“If you’re feeling stuck in life, read this book. In it, Jeff


gently prods you to rethink the idea of a ‘calling’ while


encouraging you to recognize that you already have one.


Then he gives you practical steps to start identifying what


that calling is, which might just help to unstick you.”


—BRANDI


“The Art of Work is chock full of inspiration that will


motivate you to live your best life. Jeff’s encouragement to ‘just take the next step’ is a roadmap that will have you


going from overwhelmed to accomplished. Looking to live


life on your terms? Permission granted!”


—KIMI


Praise for The Art of


Work


“The Art of Work will make you think differently about what


you do and how you do it. Jeff Goins is a fresh young voice


in a field full of copycats. He challenges us to approach our


work the way we would a canvas—both delicately and with


furious discipline. People will be reading this book, and


profiting from it, for a long time.”


—STEVEN PRESSFIELD,


BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF


THE WAR OF ART


“This is one of the most honest, direct, and generous books


about you and your life that you will read this year. It took


guts to write and it will take guts to read. Leap.”


—SETH GODIN,


BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF


WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S YOUR


TURN


“Today, unlike any previous time in history, we have


options about the work we do and the role it plays in our


lives. But it is precisely here that so many of us get stuck. With so many choices, we struggle to figure out what we


really want or where to start once we do. In The Art of Work,


Jeff Goins provides a clear framework for discerning our


calling, developing our mastery, and maximizing our


impact. This is the plan we’ve been waiting for—from a


guide we can trust.”


—MICHAEL HYATT, NEW


YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR AND FORMER CEO


OF THOMAS NELSON


PUBLISHERS


“This is the real stuff. The Art of Work is a powerful dive


into what matters, how to connect with that inside yourself,


and then how to bring it out into the world in a useful way.


This book will push some buttons you want pushed, and


from there, it will guide you toward a new level. Dig in.”


—CHRIS BROGAN, NEW YORK


TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR OF THE FREAKS


SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH


“ ‘Every story of success is, in fact, a story of community.’


Lines like that and the powerful truth behind them are why


I’m such a big fan of the books Jeff Goins writes. At times,


The Art of Work felt like I was reading my diary. Jeff has


such a knack for clearly articulating the thoughts we’ve all


quietly wondered!” —JON ACUFF, NEW YORK


TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR OF DO OVER AND


START


“How would it feel to go to work each day because you


wanted to—not because you had to? In The Art of Work, Jeff


Goins shows you how. This is a real-life treasure map that


can lead you to the life you were meant to live.”


—CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, NEW


YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR OF THE HAPPINESS


OF PURSUIT AND THE $100


STARTUP


“I used to think hating your job was just a normal part of


every adult’s life—that is until I discovered I could build a


job I actually loved. Thank goodness for Jeff and thank


goodness for this book. Here’s to not waiting one more day


to find, build, and engage in work you love!”


—ALLISON VESTERFELT,


AUTHOR OF PACKING LIGHT


AND FOUNDER OF


YOURWRITINGVOICE.COM


“If there were just one chapter I could recommend to my


colleagues and clients from this book, it would be ‘The


Portfolio Life.’ Just this! I won’t spoil it, but I will say it gave me a permission to be and embrace what I suspected


about myself (and apologized for) for my entire life! I’m


living a portfolio life, and you can’t make me go back to


conventional wisdom. Thanks, Jeff—this book is a must-


read for the creative spirit, the restless soul, and the lifelong


learner anxious to make things happen!”


—CARRIE WILKERSON,


AUTHOR OF THE BAREFOOT


EXECUTIVE,


CARRIEWILKERSON.COM


“Jeff Goins takes away the mystery of discovering and


mastering your true calling, all with a healthy slice of reality


thrown in. Thoroughly life inspiring.”


—CHRIS DUCKER, AUTHOR


OF VIRTUAL FREEDOM


“Our hearts crave connection to a meaningful calling. The


Art of Work shares the process for hearing that calling and


then doing the work that feels like ‘slipping into an old pair


of shoes.’ A must-read for anyone wanting to live a life that


matters—fully alive.”


—DAN MILLER, NEW YORK


TIMES BEST-SELLING


AUTHOR OF 48 DAYS TO THE


WORK YOU LOVE


“The Art of Work accomplishes the next to impossible, providing clear, relevant, useful guidance on finding your


calling while being enormously enjoyable to read. It is


required reading for anyone who is asking, ‘What should I


do with my life?’ ”


—PAMELA SLIM, AUTHOR OF


BODY OF WORK


“The Art of Work is encouraging, uplifting, and meaningful.


I cannot recommend it enough. It may be one of the best


books on finding your purpose in life I’ve ever read. If


you’ve ever wondered what your life should be about, this


is a book you should pick up and read today.”


—JOSHUA BECKER, WALL


STREET JOURNAL


BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF


SIMPLIFY


“No more excuses! The Art of Work illuminates the path for


anyone who wants to embrace their calling and build a body


of work they can be proud of.”


—TODD HENRY, AUTHOR OF


DIE EMPTY Reader Reviews


“The Art of Work is a practical, yet inspiring prescription for


how to identify and nurture your true passions in life,


allowing you to turn a calling into your own beautiful


contribution to the world. It’s full of stories of regular


people who have come alive by following their vocations


and overcoming the greatest obstacle: fear. Jeff’s writing has


forever changed my outlook on chasing my dreams.”


—JENNIFER


“I have some simple criteria for enjoying and defining a


book as good: I don’t want it to end. I could and will re-read


the book. It touches my heart, and I know it will touch the


hearts of others. The Art of Work met all those criteria.”


—BRYAN


“If you’re feeling stuck in life, read this book. In it, Jeff


gently prods you to rethink the idea of a ‘calling’ while


encouraging you to recognize that you already have one.


Then he gives you practical steps to start identifying what


that calling is, which might just help to unstick you.”


—BRANDI


“The Art of Work is chock full of inspiration that will


motivate you to live your best life. Jeff’s encouragement to ‘just take the next step’ is a roadmap that will have you


going from overwhelmed to accomplished. Looking to live


life on your terms? Permission granted!”


—KIMI


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