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These days it's increasingly rare to have a stable career in any field. More and more of us are blending big company jobs, startup gigs, freelance work, and volunteer side projects. We take chances to expand our knowledge, capabilities, and experience. But how do we make sense of that kind of career - and explain it? Pamela Slim, the acclaimed author of Escape from Cubicle Nation, gives us the tools to have meaningful careers in this new world of work. She shows how to find the connections among diverse accomplishments, sell your story, and continually reinvent and relaunch your brand.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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What People are Saying About This
“We are hardwired for story and no one gets that more than Pamela Slim. BODY OF WORK is a powerful and transformative book. Before this book, my journey from waiting tables to vulnerability researcher and teacher never made sense. Now, after reading BODY OF WORK and completing the exercises, I get it. Not only does it help me understand where I've been - it's renewed my passion for where I'm going and why. ”
Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly
"If you're looking for a career coach, Pam Slim is the gold standard. Warm and wise, savvy and practical, "Body of Work" will guide you through today's complex career landscape while keeping your sense of self and personal passions alive."
Susan Cain, author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking"
"In the pages of this life-changing book you’ll meet people who are creating beautiful lives from the most surprising materials – bravery and dedication, yes, but also fear, shame, and illness. Their courage and Pamela Slim’s words are inspiring. This book is a gift to every reader in these tough times."
Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
“Whether you are starting out at your first job, a longtime corporate employee, or a successful entrepreneur, you can survive the new world of work by telling a story about your journey. Pam Slim shows you how."
Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte, Inc.
"Pam Slim shows you how to thrive by building a body of work out of your experiences, knowledge, and accomplishments. A must-read for anyone who wants to achieve fulfillment, joy, and inner peace."
Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and author of Enchantment
"Heartfelt, practical and actionable, this is the rare book that will change your life if you let it."
Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception
“Pam Slim has written THE modern career handbook. Her advice, spunk, and spirit make it a joy to read.”
–Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor, author of The No Asshole Rule and Scaling Up Excellence
“Forget making new year’s resolutions. They are notoriously hard to keep. Instead set out on a concrete path to make the next chapter of your life more meaningful and satisfying… Begin by “finding the thread that ties your story together” suggests Pamela Slim in her new book, Body of Work.”
“You owe it to yourself to buy a copy, as reading [Body of Work] is a great way to start the new year.”
“While the book is a super easy read, the magic is not in just reading but actually digging deeper, questioning, reflecting and actually doing the exercises that Pamela has thoughtfully designed…I can confidently say that it will be one of the “game changing” books you will read in 2014.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Title: Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together Author: Pamela Slim Body of Work reads like a memoir but is more than any memoir you have ever read. It is a life story that shows in detail how to transform from where you’ve been, to where you might be and the rationale behind it. Aside from being a pleasant read, Body of Work is also an instruction manual about looking at your life experiences, and how they make you the person you are today; how to transform yourself creating the life you want by examining your life experiences, what you have learned along the way and how to transform in to the future you. If you are feeling stuck in life, wondering what to do, Body of Work is the perfect book to help you understand where you are and possibly metamorphose into a better you. Body of Work, is also an excellent manual on how to write a memoir for anyone considering writing a memoir or keeping a journal.