Creating the Work You Love: Courage, Commitment, and Career

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In this unique and provocative look at work, career counselor Rick Jarow argues for a return to the concept of vocation—finding a "calling" instead of a job.

 Traditional career guides inventory the individual skills, talents, and abilities that correlate to specific existing jobs. Creating the Work You Love presents a unique alternative approach, using self-reflective exercises based on the seven chakras, to help you determine the ...

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Overview

In this unique and provocative look at work, career counselor Rick Jarow argues for a return to the concept of vocation—finding a "calling" instead of a job.

 Traditional career guides inventory the individual skills, talents, and abilities that correlate to specific existing jobs. Creating the Work You Love presents a unique alternative approach, using self-reflective exercises based on the seven chakras, to help you determine the elements you need to create a life filled with meaning and purpose.

Jarow believes that it is possible to live and act from the most authentic part of oursleves, and to express our strongest values, energies, and talents through our work in the world. Concentrating on the attributes associated with each of the body's energy centers, or chakras, Dr. Jarow helps us form a bridge between our personal priorities and the external activities of the work world. Once this bridge is established, strategies are developed to find a career that nourishes all aspects of our lives. 
 

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Editorial Reviews

Yoga Journal
"This wise and inspiring book can help you create a life that is a work of art."
Amherst Bulletin
"Jarow writes almost like a poet, offering references to mythology, guided meditations, and thoughtful exercises. He brings each of the pieces into place with such clarity that they add, rather than detract, from this thought-provoking, affirming approach to life design."
From the Publisher
"Jarow writes almost like a poet, offering references to mythology, guided meditations, and thoughtful exercises. He brings each of the pieces into place with such clarity that they add, rather than detract, from this thought-provoking, affirming approach to life design."

"This wise and inspiring book can help you create a life that is a work of art."

From the Publisher

"Jarow writes almost like a poet, offering references to mythology, guided meditations, and thoughtful exercises. He brings each of the pieces into place with such clarity that they add, rather than detract, from this thought-provoking, affirming approach to life design."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892815425
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,404,303
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Jarow, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor of History of Religion at Vassar College and former Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is a practicing alternative career counselor and is the author of In Search of the Sacred as well as numerous articles and audiotapes. His seminars on Career and Soul have been given at Columbia University's Career Development Seminar, Interface in Boston, The New York Open Center, the Connecticut State Council on the Arts, and internationally in Canada, Italy, Germany, and Eastern Europe. He lives in Warwick, NY.

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Table of Contents

 Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Art of Work, the Work of Art
2. Creativity and Victimization: Two Modes of Manifestation
3. The First Chakra: Abundance as the Root of Power
4. The Second Chakra: Tracing the Thread of Passion
5. The Third Chakra: The Right Use of Will
6. Moving Ideas into Action: The Wheel of Manifestation
7. The Fourth Chakra: At Heart Thou Art
8. The Fifth Chakra: Creative Vision
9. The Sixth Chakra: My Will and Thine
10. The Seventh Chakra: My End Is My Beginning
11. Bringing Our Work into the World
12. Investing in Your Ideals
13. Discipline: From Inspiration to Accomplishment
14. The Service Economy: A New Paradigm for a New Millennium
15. Interactive Management
16. The Alchemy of Transformation

Endnotes

Bibliography

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