Book of the Week: The Art of Work


Grabbed from The Art of Work’s website



“We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions…this especially applies to what we used to call bad things…the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.”
― James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy

I was a little bit under the weather last week as you may have noticed based on my last post. When I read it again, it really sounded more dreary that I would have thought. It isn’t that bad. I still have so many blessings in my life. 

Okay. So back to the quote I posted at the beginning…

It’s funny how things just unfold at the perfect time. I know that I have been so torn last week between pursuing my corporate life again or just pursuing this WAHM lifestyle. I think I have my answer… For now, at least.

What was my pivot point? Jeff Goin’s The Art of Work book.

I have subscribed to Jeff Goins’ amazing promotional offer sometime in February. Haha. For a marketing professional, my husband always told me that I am so easy to sell to. Yes, he is absolutely right.

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So, I availed of this at $6.99 offer. Jeff sent an e-book version so that you can have a head start and read it in advance. The e-book was sitting on my mailbox (I hate reading e-books) until this weekend (I had a short vacation with the husband to get away from it all) and I could not be more grateful that I have read it.

I started with this book and just right off the bat, I knew that this was my book for this certain chapter in my life. It was something that I needed, an affirmation to the things that I am doing and bringing me back on track.

The Art of Work talks about one’s calling. How people sometimes are faced with “bad things” or unexpected moments in their lives to steer them to what they were meant to do in the first place.

Here are just some of the quotes that I loved —

Quitting a job to chase a dream is anything but safe. If you’re not feeling a little insecure about taking such a leap, then you probably haven’t considered the cost. The problem, then, isn’t the fear; that’s natural. It’s that many get afraid and stay there.

The path to your dream is more about following a direction than arriving at a destination.

When you start pursuing your calling, you may find it more difficult that you thought it would be. … What you must do is to keep moving. Don’t stand still.

Every calling is marked by a season of insignificance, a period when nothings seems to make sense.

If you are like me, lost and somehow, unsure (for the first time in your life), then this book is for you. I could not capture the greatness that Jeff has written in this book. It is for you to read and be moved by it.

I rate this book a 5 out of 5. Please grab the copy while you can. Until its official launch on March 24, you can still avail of the $6.99 offer. Just head on to The Art of Work website>>

So what is my takeaway –

This. If there is one thing that I would like to do my whole life, it is to write. My autoimmune disorder has caused me to give up a fabulous corporate life. But it has brought me back to the joys of writing. I should be thankful for this silver lining.

For now, I want to write a book about my plight as well as hundreds of success stories of women with APAS and other repro-immune disorders>>. I have wanted to do this for so long but it is just now that I am gathering the courage to do it.

Because after all, (and yes I am proud to say this), I am a writer.


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9 Responses to “Book of the Week: The Art of Work

  • I might get a copy and try reading it.

  • I might get a copy and try this one.

  • Passion for one’s work is something we all must have. If not, we can say that the work isn’t for us.

  • HI! i have a mini library at home.. i think i should aldd this to my list 😀

  • I should add this to my book list!

  • Jeff Goin started the intentional blogging challenge which actually inspired me to start my blog. Will be forever thankful to this guy.

  • worthyblogproject
    4 years ago

    Discovering Jeff Goins works a few years ago is one of the most important things that happened to my blogging life.

    He is like a blogging hero for me.

    It was him… through his blog… that told me that yes I am a writer, that I shouldn’t be afraid nor shy about it. But believe it.

    I am just glad that you’ve found Jeff’s writings very useful. Idol ko talaga sya. Lol!

  • I’m definitely adding this to my list of books to read. It looks like something that can definitely help me out especially since its been a year since I pursued my passion of doing social media.

  • It sounds like a good read. I might just grab a copy 🙂

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