Jeff Goins has done it again! He hits another one out of the ball park with his newest book soon to be released The Art of Work – a proven path to discovering what you were meant to do. I’m not sure how he continually writes and publishes books that make it into my hands in the most timely of manner.
I have followed Jeff for a few years and have helped him launch three books — Wrecked, The In-Between, and now The Art of Work. He is the real deal full of wisdom beyond his years, which I witnessed first hand as he led out in my first trip to Guatemala.
The Art of Work
Before I dug in to read Jeff’s new book, I had just written about the dilemma over a calling, “a purpose.” My life has always looked like a jagged-pieced-together mosaic and sometimes it just gets a little confusing. Doesn’t it always seem that everyone wants to know their ONE purpose and calling? As I look around, everyone looks to have one thing they run after and that they are good at and that’s never been my life. Ever.
While my soul was wrestling through the messiness of figuring out what all these new mosaic pieces meant, along comes The Art of Work.
From the very first page of the book, my soul was shouting, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Thought provoking wisdom was tucked right there in black and white. These words tugged at me:
“The experience of finding your calling can be both mysterious and practical.”
“Finding your purpose is more of a path than a plan: it involved twists and turns that you never expected.”
With many stories of calling from other sojourners intertwined throughout, Jeff lays out seven stages that complete the process to finding your life’s work — your purpose. At each step I was eager to know the next. I needed to see this marked-out path for meaningful life’s work. I needed to know my life could make sense — all fragments of it.
The Portfolio Life
As I flipped the page and entered into Chapter Six, I had no idea my life would begin to make sense. Don’t you love it when you finish a book and you can say, “That book changed my life because . . . ?”
The new perspective I needed was tucked away in this chapter as Jeff explains his daily schedule — all the things he does which are a part of him. Not one of the tasks fit into a single job description and he wasn’t going crazy like me trying to figure out how to make it fit in to one job.
So I’m not crazy y’all! What I learned is . . . I have a portfolio life.
“A portfolio life means you aren’t just a writer or a husband or a dad. You are all those things, and you need to embrace them.”
I don’t have to do just “one thing” to have meaning and purpose — no, I can embrace these diverse set of activities, these mosaic pieces, that make up my life and know I’m living with purpose.
“A calling is more than a career; it’s the purpose and direction of your life.” Jeff Goins [tweet that]
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Are you ready to live a life that matters? This book will put you on the right path!
Jeff feels the message of this book is so important that he wants to get it into the hands of others. For a limited time, you can get the book FREE (just pay shipping). You can order it here at this link: http://www.artofworkbook.com/alene
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Are you living a life that matters?
After reading the processes of discovering what you were meant to do, I can easily say I’m laying all the questions and doubts aside because I am living my purpose. The streets, church outreach, planning a wedding, loving a new g-baby, Guatemala missions, writing and renting out beach front property — it’s me, my calling, and my portfolio life!! It’s time to recognize that each moment has significance and live it to the fullest.
What has you stumped and questioning whether you can live a life that matters?