Taken together, these pathways (Soft Skills, Professional Skills, and Continuous Improvement) comprise a powerful life-way, as appropriate for the longtime seeker as it is for the spiritual novice. Almost all of us work, and work (especially nowadays) can be fraught with difficulties: lack of meaning, lack of security, frustrating relationships, to name a few. Grace, through this prism of work, is providing the public at large a process into deeper experience and understanding. This is a book you can give to anyone as an ultimate, self-guided personal growth method, whether or not they've ever uttered the word spirituality. To the degree that they embody and express the 18 Keys, they will open inner doors and what they learn and experience will find its outer reflection. Mastery At Work is a work about Mastery Of Life. Belongs on every bookshelf.
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In Mastery at Work, Nicole Grace distinguishes herself by combining wisdom from bushido, Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies with astute insights into the contemporary American workplace, and presenting a practical, startlingly clear roadmap to not only success, but fulfillment, in both work and life.
(William Scott Wilson, author of The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi translator of Hagakure, The Book of Five Rings and The Unfettered Mind)
Jennie S. Bev, Managing Editor, Book Review Club
Want to change your life and career satisfaction? Read Mastery At Work... Without any reservations, we're glad to give five stars to this extremely recommended book... a rating that is reserved for life-changing books written with enlightening insights that only one in a million books would possess.
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What I love most about this book is the perfect balance between extremely practical career advice, enlightening anecdotes, and pure inspiration. Everything you need to be successful, and to get more out of life (whether your work is full-time motherhood or running a corporation) is in here. The author has done an excellent job of presenting a LOT of information, and each chapter ends with a helpful summary of key points as well as detailed exercises, which makes absorption of the material extremely easy. I found a number of techniques extremely helpful in taking my career to the next level, and to get more out of my work personally. Ms. Grace's Mastery At Work offers much more than your typical career or business book!
Nicole Grace is an excellent writer, and speaks from years of experience as an ordained Buddhist Monk and as a Project Manager working on Wall Street. What a cool combination! That said, it is not religious by any means, and could easily be combined with any belief system. Simply put, it provides the reader a path to live and work in this challenging, stressful, and often unfair world, with true and deep happiness. This seemed impossible to me before reading "Mastery at Work". In fact, I was miserable and hopeless about career - to the point of depression - before picking up this book 5 years ago. Since, I have made a major career change from Sales to IT, a seemingly-impossible feat for me. I now make more money than ever before, AND I really am <b>deeply happy</b>. Shift your mind first, and naturally your circumstances will shift too.
This book changed the way I view my career. I now see my career as an exciting way to achieve greater peace and happiness in my life. Mastery at Work has motivated me to master my profession and be the best at what I do. The key undertones of Truth running throughout this book give it a timelessness that will apply to anyone in any given period of time regardless of their profession. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to achieve greater happiness and joy in their life.