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The bad old days of multiple-choice-test career counseling are over. It takes more than a #2 pencil and a computer to find your life's work, as career consultant Laurence G. Boldt tells us in Zen and the Art of Making a Living, a hefty but lighthearted tome that will help you find yourself and your place in the world. Boldt is quite up-front about it, though: it's a long, hard journey to get there. But his uplifting prose and liberal doses of inspirational quotes from wise men and women provide support for the weary traveler. Indeed, in between learning how to find the kind of work that strikes the right chord for you, figuring out what skills and talents you'll need to succeed at it, and righteously persisting until you get your reward, you may find lapses and stumbling blocks you hadn't expected--but Boldt has seen them all and finds the right words at the right time to keep you moving. Like a traditional career book, Zen and the Art of Making a Living includes résumé advice and worksheets for narrowing down and sticking with your goals; however, it takes off from there to guide the reader on a quest for spiritual fulfillment through work, something you won't find elsewhere. This updated edition contains plenty of Internet-related information and other resources unavailable in 1990 and is invaluable for anyone concerned about his or her future in the world of work. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Laurence G. Boldt is a writer, career consultant, and lifetime student of Eastern philosophies, with more than a decade of experience helping people shape their dreams into practical realities. He is the bestselling author of Zen and the Art of Making a Living, How to Find the Work You Love, and Zen Soup. He lives in Santa Barbara, California..
I was weary about ordering this book because of the low price. I thought the book might not be in good condition. I WAS WRONG. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2012 by gzenmaster
Shoved into square peg, deadened, working for money. --Or Doing work that is not work, Real fun. --There IS No finer, better book on this subject. Author truly Brilliant. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2003 by Baygell
Like other career books, this one was most valuable to me in the questions it posed (much like "What Color Is Your Parachute? Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by Paulindc
By far, the best career "Bible" I have ever seen. I refer to it regularly, as I shape my life as a self-employed person. Read morePublished on March 19 2003 by Mimi Jackson
Zen and the Art of Making a Living is a great, insightful resource for exploring, and working towards, meaningful career goals. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2002
After reading many career planning guides, I have found that "Zen and the Art of Making a Living" is perhaps the most thoughtful, life-changing book ever written on the... Read morePublished on June 25 2002
Like some of the other reviewers, I didn't make it through the first part of the book -- too much long-winded pseudo-mystical rambling. Read morePublished on May 30 2002 by Janet
There are self-help books...and then there is the "Zen" book. As a writer, teacher and consultant, I am always looking for good information to pass onto the people I... Read morePublished on April 5 2002
If your looking for a quick fix, for a guru to take your hand and bring you to the promised land, you need to look elsewhere. Read morePublished on March 9 2002 by Ron