An Authentic Human's Guide to Finding Meaningful Work

An Authentic Human's Guide to Finding Meaningful Work

by Deborah Mourey


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"This isn't an advice book, it's a Huh, I never thought of it that way book."

Do any of these statements feel true for you?

  • Finding a job can be relatively easy but finding a job I feel happy in is tough.
  • I don't seem to fit into any career box.
  • My family wants me to go (or go back) to college but I'm not sure if I should.
  • When I think about finding a new job, I feel overwhelmed or stuck.
  • My last boss was terrible. I want to avoid a situation like that again.

If you checked any of these boxes, then this book is for you. Complete with case studies and exercises, An Authentic Human's Guide to Finding Meaningful Work is here to help you find your own unique path forward. Since no one else has the same upbringing, values, experience, talents, hopes, and dreams, this guide won't tell you what you "should" do, but instead encourage you to look at your options deeply and differently.

We can all find work that feeds not just our bodies but our souls-and that includes you. This book will help open your mind to new strategies and possibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578757841
Publisher: Deborah Mourey
Publication date: 12/15/2020
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 230,635
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Deborah Mourey has been a file clerk, a consultant, a waitress, a teacher, a nanny, a librarian and much more. She's worked in corporations, non-profits, for the government, and had her own business. Some of these jobs held no meaning for her and others did, but none more than her current journey supporting seekers-people who want something more from their work, something better. She lives and works happily from the Pacific Northwest with her terrier, the trees, and the mountains.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is Meaningful Work?


Chapter 1: Good Intentions, Bad Advice

You Work It: Make a list of your unique qualities.

Chapter 2: Changing a Lifetime of "Unbelonging" Messages

You Work It: Pay attention to the messages that are playing in your head.

Chapter 3: My Path to Finding Meaningful Work

You Work It: Observe patterns in the jobs you've had.

Chapter 4:Take Stock of Your Tool Kit

Meaningful Work Case Study: J

You Work It: Assess your strengths and weaknesses.

Chapter 5: Know Your Personal Values

Meaningful Work Case Study: M

You Work It: Understand your values.

Chapter 6: Assess Your Current "Work"

You Work It-Part 1: Rate your current job.

You Work It-Part 2: Pretend to quit your job.

Chapter 7: Should You Go Back to School?

Meaningful Work Case Study: O

You Work It: Get honest about your education.

Bonus You Work It: Own your unique, authentic self.


Chapter 8: The Power of Community

You Work It: Make an audit of your current community.

Chapter 9: Finding a Mentor

Meaningful Work Case Study: DJ

You Work It: Find a mentor.

Chapter 10: The Pull of Entrepreneurship and Independent Work

Meaningful Work Case Study: R

You Work It: Consider being your own boss.

Chapter 11: Boss Shopping

You Work It: Imagine an ideal boss.

Chapter 12: Where Do You Fit In?

Meaningful Work Case Study: H

You Work It: Imagine an ideal work environment.

Chapter 13: You're In! How to Thrive in Your New Position

Meaningful Work Case Study: V

You Work It: Set yourself up for success.

Chapter 14: Envisioning Future Work

You Work It: Go ahead-picture the possibilities!



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