Career Success without a Real Job: The Career Book for People Too Smart to Work in Corporations


Do you truly enjoy your job and have the personal freedom and prosperity to perform your work any time you want? Or are you just a wage slave working eight hours or more at a boring job that barely pays the bills?

It doesn't have to be that way. This unconventional career guide will challenge and inspire you to:

* Create your own dream job or choose to be self-employed in an exciting micro-business.
* Learn ...

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Do you truly enjoy your job and have the personal freedom and prosperity to perform your work any time you want? Or are you just a wage slave working eight hours or more at a boring job that barely pays the bills?

It doesn't have to be that way. This unconventional career guide will challenge and inspire you to:

* Create your own dream job or choose to be self-employed in an exciting micro-business.
* Learn how to actively pursue the alluring rewards of your dreams without compromise or apology.
* Find your own important mission, true calling, or passionate pursuit with which you can make a great living.
* Gain courage to escape the corporate world so that you don't have to spend the rest of your life trapped in a cubicle.
* Be creative and have fun in your work.
* Adopt a work model that allows you to get up at noon and make money while you sleep.
* Restructure your life so that it has meaning, direction, and joy.
* Take charge of your physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual well-being.
* Experience true personal freedom in all areas of your life.
* Above all, get the most out of your life - personally and professionally!

"Career Success Without a Real Job" is for those millions of organizationally averse people who would like to break free of corporate life so that they have complete control over their lives. Throughout the book you will read about several ordinary individuals who have attained extraordinary success without a real job.

International best-selling author Ernie Zelinski, whose books have sold over 750,000 copies worldwide, also uses experiences from his own life to show how the powerful success principles on the pages within can help you joyfully avoid the shackles of the corporate world for the rest of your life.

Positive, lively, and captivating, "Career Success Without a Real Job" is designed to help you live an extraordinary lifestyle that is the envy of the corporate world - it truly is the career book for people too smart to work in corporations!.

"Career Success Without a Real Job is not so much a how-to book, although there is some of that in there. It's more an inspirational book so people can make major changes in their lives."
- "Edmonton Journal"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780969419471
  • Publisher: Ernie Zelinsk
  • Publication date: 4/25/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 641,536
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI is a best-selling author, consultant, and lecturer on the subject of applying creativity to business and leisure. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Chapter 1 Life Without a Real Job Will Set You Free 5

Corporate Employment Is So Last Year! 5

Ordinary Career Success Is a Real Good Job; Real Career Success Is a Real Good Life 11

Don't Work Solely to Make a Lot of Money and You Will Likely End Up Making a Lot of Money 18

If You Recently Got Fired from Your Job, Your Good Luck Has Just Begun 23

Cool, Unusual Reasons to Quit Your Real Job 27

If You Love Your Work, Keep on Rocking 29

Chapter 2 Unreal Jobs - So Many Worlds; What to Do? 33

The Best Time to Pursue Your Dream Career Is Twenty Years Ago and Today 33

Stop Dreaming; Start Choosing 41

Why Not Work for the Best Boss in the World - Twenty Million Individuals Already Do! 50

There's No Better Business than Your Own Unconventional Business 56

The World's Coolest Unreal Jobs 63

Today's Most Exciting Unconventional Business That Allows You to Make Money While You Sleep 66

Write Yourself out of Poverty into Satisfaction and Riches 71

Retire to a Job You Love Instead of One You Love to Hate 75

Chapter 3 Extraordinary Success Is Achieved by Ordinary People 81

Real People Attain Unreal Success - So Can You! 81

Commit Yourself to Being Successful and You Won't Have to Be a Victim - Ever Again! 93

Receiving a Lot of Criticism Is a Good Sign That You Are Well on Your Way to Success 98

Action Has Magic, Power, and Grace in It 102

Chapter 4 Get Creative - You Will Surprise Yourself and Change the World! 109

Creativity Is Your Biggest Asset - Bar None! 109

Bold, Creative Effort Will Dispel Your Fears and Bring You Good Fortune 116

A Bit of Craziness Is Good for Business 119

Just One Great Idea Can Change Your Life Dramatically - It'sThere Somewhere! 123

Hard Work and Real Success - Oil and Water! 126

Chapter 5 It's Not Just an Unreal Job - It's a Real Business! 131

It's Not Creative Unless It Sells! 131

Fifteen Minutes of Notoriety Beats the Best Advertising Money Can Buy 138

Try Something So Stupid That It May Pay Off Big Time 143

Claim Your Way to Fame 146

Give Yourself Away to the Influencers of This World 149

Chapter 6 Prosperity Comes When Your Do the Right Things with Your Life 151

More Money Won't Bring You More Happiness - It Works the Other Way Around! 151

Financial Freedom Does Not Have to Be Just a Dream 158

Your Prosperity Will Grow to the Extent That You Do 165

To Acquire the Golden Touch with Money, Hang around People with the Golden Touch 170

Try to Spend More on Your Career Training and Personal Development than on Your Next Hairstyle 173

Prosperity Spending Is Good for Your Financial Soul 177

Chapter 7 The Work Model for People Too Prosperous to Do Mornings 181

The Unquestioned Quest for Corporate Success Is an Idiot's Journey at Best 181

You Don't Have to Be Able to Walk on Water to Make Money While You Sleep 183

Becoming an Internet Marketing Genius Is a Lot Easier than You Think 196

Do It Badly - But at Least Do It 199

Chapter 8 It's All in How You Play the Game, Isn't It? 203

It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been 203

Look Ma: Life's Easy 209

Failure Is the Universe's Way of Ensuring That Too Much Success Doesn't Happen All at Once 217

Do Your Best and the Best of Things Will Come Your Way 219

Ah, Career Success Without a Real Job - There Is No Life Like It! 224

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

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    Career Success without a Real Job - simply Excellent!

    One of the BEST books I have read so far, I could not put the book down. It is inspiring, honest, motivating and genuine. Career Success without a Real Job is very enjoyable and easy to read, it is simple and to the point. I also loved many many quotes in it and Ernie's great sense of humour. This is a book that I will read many times and is a valuable addition to my home library. It is a fantastic guide for anyone who dreams about living life to the fullest doing what he or she loves love to do, but is too conditionned by the "what if's", and does not know how to take the first step, this book will definitely help. Thank you for sharing you great thoughts Ernie!

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    You MUST read this book if you are sick and tired of working for corporate America!

    This is a MUST read if you want the inspiration to get out of the humdrum and stress of a corporate job and into the exciting and satisfying life of an unreal job! I read this book twice in one month and will read it again and again. It is the one book that made me realize how with the right persistence, and stick-to-it-ivness, regardless of how little money or encouragement from others you might have, your dream job and life can be yours. It immediately made my life turn in a new and more fulfilling direction. Ernie's own life stories were the biggest inspiration since he too started with not much of anything, and according to many didn't know how to write, but ended up doing what he loves with a life he loves. I can't wait for my journey now while enjoying my next 60 years...and maybe I'll see you at the top!

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  • Posted November 10, 2009

    Career Success without a Real Job

    Ernie has written a great plan for finding rewarding work and a great career. His ideas are unique for finding satisfaction with your work.

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