Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond: Reach Your Full Potential and Make the Money You Need

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If you are looking for a way to make your final working years better than all that have come before, this book is for you. Bestselling author and innovative career and life consultant Nancy Anderson understands the uncertainty and anxiety that crop up in midlife. She knows firsthand that family pressures, cultural conditioning, and the need for money drive many people to stay in unsatisfying jobs and careers. Anderson demonstrates that it is never too late to rewrite your life story so that it aligns with values ...

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Overview

If you are looking for a way to make your final working years better than all that have come before, this book is for you. Bestselling author and innovative career and life consultant Nancy Anderson understands the uncertainty and anxiety that crop up in midlife. She knows firsthand that family pressures, cultural conditioning, and the need for money drive many people to stay in unsatisfying jobs and careers. Anderson demonstrates that it is never too late to rewrite your life story so that it aligns with values that bring fulfillment and money. She offers, exercises to get you started as well as inspirational stories that will remind you just how good life can be when you pursue work you love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577316947
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Anderson, author of the bestselling Work with Passion, cofounded two career counseling firms and then established her private practice. She has hosted her own radio show in San Francisco, appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and spoken to civic, business, and professional organizations. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Ann Rewrites Her Life Story 1

Chapter 2 Streamline Your Life 15

Chapter 3 Rewrite Your Life Story 43

Chapter 4 Recognize the Passion Clues and Off-Track Signals 81

Chapter 5 Create a Template for Success 103

Chapter 6 Take Small Steps 127

Chapter 7 Find Your Perfect Niche 153

Chapter 8 Savor Success on Your Terms 193

Acknowledgments 211

Notes 213

Recommended Resources 219

Index 225

About the Author 235

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    PASSION IN A DIGITAL UNIVERSE? I have just finished reading WORK

    PASSION IN A DIGITAL UNIVERSE?
    I have just finished reading WORK WITH PASSION IN MIDLIFE AND BEYOND by
    Nancy Anderson. It is a fitting companion to the digital age. Like the
    Ethernet, it reaches far beyond the individual into the world arena and
    even
    beyond that. It is not just a self-help book spouting a to-do list
    necessary to get a job. It is a comprehensive (and entertaining)
    exploration of the universe of PURPOSE. It still presents a precise,
    well-thought-out, step-by-step process to discovery which will uncover
    skills, talents, and passions. And when these are fulfilled, they will
    lead
    to satisfaction and good for all.

    One of the most delightful elements of the book is Nancy's humor ("which
    makes the medicine go down...")? "'...monkey see, monkey do' does not just
    apply to primates who live in trees." (pg. 47). "... he would sabotage
    success by procrastinating (ah, I see you know where this is going.") (pg.
    61). Nancy smiles a lot: "I said, smiling..." (pg. 131 etc).

    Running through the book like a fiber optic cable is the theme of
    encouragement - but counter-balanced with reality checks. Nancy warns the
    reader about those who would sabotage the reader because they are not
    willing to change themselves and want to prevent the reader from doing so.
    The blindsiding could come from the reader, too, says Nancy, like
    experiencing a feeling of guilt, which can interfere with progress.

    The most forward-looking part of the book is the power of its spiritual
    dimension. From the quotes at the beginning of each chapter to statements
    like: "Trust the holiness of your heart's affections," the reader is
    encouraged to grow and experience the blessings that come from that growth.

    Nancy's description of the genius of Irish writer, James Joyce, expresses
    it best: "But the difference between the ordinary person and the genius is
    that the latter transforms personal experience into work that rings true
    for
    everyone." (pg. 107). The purpose of this book is nothing less.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    I’m a baby boomer and in the throes of making a career tra

    I’m a baby boomer and in the throes of making a career transition, so this book has been an invaluable guide.

    One thing I found unique in Nancy’s approach to career counseling is that she wants you to write about your parents’ and grandparents’ beliefs about work, sex, religion, and money. You’d be surprised how much you’ve been influenced or conditioned based on these people’s attitudes, which are often so ingrained that you might not question them. But their beliefs become part of the internal script that propels us (for success or failure) toward our own careers.

    Nancy offers encouraging support throughout the book in the right places. Just when you start feeling anxious about doing an exercise, she has the right words to keep you going. Her writing is clear, compassionate and wise. And I liked the examples she gives of her clients’ experiences to illustrate what she means.

    One part of the book examines the fears that hold us back, such as the fear of poverty or loss of love, and how to deal with the fears. Another section explains the passion clues that show when you’re going in the right direction. And as you might expect from a career-counseling book, you’ll find practical advice on approach letters, resumes, thank-you letters, and so on. The book has good examples of all of these things, too.

    Obviously, Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond is not a quick-fix book for job seekers. It requires patience and effort on your part to dig deep and trust the process of self-discovery as you work through the exercises. The payoff is a more satisfying and rewarding profession, something you can do into your golden years and beyond if you choose.

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