How to find fulfilling work summary
How To Find Fulfilling Work by Roman KrznaricDoing what it says in the title, Roman Krznaric explores the concept of meaningful work for those who are unhappy with their 9-5 and looking to change that. And he does a pretty good job of it!
Approaching his subject via a variety of disciplines, Roman frames work itself within a historical context, showing how it has evolved over time (mainly with an eye to the West) as well as incorporating psychology to explain how we can entrap ourselves in jobs that offer us money and status but fail to provide meaning or utilise our talents. People’s fear of change and why failure is more potent than success are concepts that are also addressed to encourage the reader onwards, past the doubt.
He also includes inspiring stories about people who were stuck in jobs they hated but who took a risk (and often a steep pay cut!) and are now in jobs they love and are much happier, as well as people who had no idea what they wanted to do so went out with the express purpose of trying as many professions as they could (usually for no money) to find out where their passions lie.
By far the most useful aspect of the book were the pointed questions scattered throughout to get you thinking about your own situation, how you can change it and what you really want to do. I also liked the idea of creating your own job - a bespoke career – as well as Marie Curie’s life story as an example of working up to the career you want over time. It’s a concept that’s not as dramatic as handing in your notice and immediately jumping into something completely different but made more sense, at least to me.
The chapter on juggling parenting and a working life was the only part of the book I didn’t go for and that’s because I’m not a parent and don’t plan to be.
Otherwise, this book gave me a lot to think about, as I hoped it would, and is full of great ideas, advice and inspiring stories to help anyone looking to get an idea of what they really want to do with their working life and help them realise it. I didn’t come away from this knowing exactly what I want to do but I feel like it has pointed me in the right direction with an idea for figuring it out, and that’s very positive.
How To Find Fulfilling Work
He is a founding faculty member of The School Of Life and a contributor to their work on practical philosophy series. It presents useful 6 ideas Actually 6 steps about how to find fulfilling work. I particularly like these two points here —. The second one is especially crucial. Not only from psychological or philosophical point of view, but also from practical perspective. If you want to follow your own path, first and foremost you need to know who you are! Here is an excerpt from the video that I found particularly insightful —.
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The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age. This book reveals explores the competing claims we face for money, status, and meaning in our lives. Drawing on wisdom from a variety of disciplines, cultural thinker Roman Krznaric sets out a practical guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming fear of change, and finding a career in which you thrive. Overturning a century of traditional thought about career change, Krznaric reveals just what it takes to find life-enhancing work. Read more Rating: not yet rated 0 with reviews - Be the first.
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How to find fulfilling work
How to Find Fulfilling Work explores the core components of what makes work meaningful and full of purpose, detailing exactly which steps you need to take to find work that brings out the best in you and keeps you truly happy. His other works include Empathy and The Wonder Box. Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library. The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read. Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more.
This book, another from the School of Life series, opens with the following quote from Fyodor Dostoyevsky:. The thought once occurred to me that if one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment, one at which the most fearsome murderer would tremble, shrinking from it in advance, all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning. So what do we do? There was a part about a lawyer, though. And talked about all the hard work and time and expense it got to get her where she was, and so how terrifying it was to leave that all behind. Of course that was interesting. Throughout the book, there were thought questions designed to get you thinking about what your attitude towards your current job is, why, and to get you thinking about what a different, more fulfilling career path could potentially look like.