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Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

by Ken Robinson PhD, Lou Aronica
Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

by Ken Robinson PhD, Lou Aronica


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The New York Times bestselling author of The Element gives readers an inspirational and practical guide to self-improvement, happiness, creativity, and personal transformation. You, Your Child, and School is forthcoming from Viking.

Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk video and groundbreaking book, The Element, introduced readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired readers all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element. Among the questions that this new book answers are:


   •  How do I find out what my talents and passions are?
   •  What if I love something I’m not good at?
   •  What if I’m good at something I don’t love?
   •  What if I can’t make a living from my Element?
   •  How do I do help my children find their Element?

Finding Your Element comes at a critical time as concerns about the economy, education and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater.  As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you’re searching for your Element, this book is for you.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143125518
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 123,996
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human potential. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers and has had a profound impact on audiences globally. Born in the U.K., he now lives in Los Angeles. 

Lou Aronica is the author and coauthor of several books, including the national bestsellers The Culture Code and The Element. He lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Finding Your Element 1

Chapter 2 What Are You Good At? 33

Chapter 3 How Do You Know? 56

Chapter 4 What Do You Love? 78

Chapter 5 What Makes You Happy? 111

Chapter 6 What's Your Attitude? 140

Chapter 7 Where Are You Now? 167

Chapter 8 Where's Your Tribe? 188

Chapter 9 What's Next? 214

Chapter 10 Living a Life of Passion and Purpose 237

Notes 244

Index 251

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Praise for THE ELEMENT by Sir Ken Robinson

"Offers life-altering insights about the discovery of your true best self."—Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, any dream, a reality. The Element captures that force with passion and insight."—Tony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within

"The Element is another reminder of why Sir Ken Robinson is one of America's finest imports. With a crackling wit and deep humanity, he urges us to ignore the naysayers, bypass the crowd, and find the place where our talents and desires intersect. This is a truly inspiring book."—Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

"Ken Robinson presents the theme of creativity and innovation in a way that makes you want to go out and make your dreams a reality. In his wonderfully easy-to-read and entertaining style he presents the stories of many who have done just that...It is a book that lightens and lifts the minds and hearts of all who read it."—Susan Jeffers, Ph.D, bestselling author of Feel the Fear and DO it Anyway and Life is Huge!

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