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Why Not Do What You Love? An Invitation to Calling and Contribution in a World Hungry for Your Gifts

Why Not Do What You Love? An Invitation to Calling and Contribution in a World Hungry for Your Gifts

by Martha Johnson

Paperback(2014 ed.)

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There are "how to" books, "self help" books, and memoirs... and then there is Martha Johnson's wise prompt for life reflection for readers of any age. The title is both a question and an exhortation: Take another look at your life, your dreams, your past, your beliefs and your future. The book itself, through a variety of associated resources, encourages introspection, reflection and dedication to a life you love... and ultimately deserve.

In a gentle and conversational style, the author shares her wisdom garnered from 40 years of following her own path and helping salespeople, secretaries, and executives do the same. Using the real life examples of many ordinary people who have found the intersection of calling and contribution either early or late in life, the author makes her illustrations accessible and her recommendations actionable.

Organized in five sections, the book invites readers to take time... First to take time to ponder the possibilities for living in passion and service through the stories of many people who chose to do just that. Second, to take time to look the truths in your own life through lots of questions. What are your talents and passions? being among them. Third, take time to pause and reflect and take stock of your process. Fourth, take time to uncover your own intentions with three focused question: What do you want? Why might you be unwilling to have it? and What will you do next? Fifth, take time to act on what you have discovered. And sixth, since life is fluid, take time to review and reflect again.

Everything in the world is changing. The need for each of us to discover and share our gifts, is not only essential for our own happiness, but for the resilience of the communities in which we live and on which we ultimately will depend. Our time is now. And our lives can be the change that this world seeks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984304806
Publisher: Pearl Meadow Press
Publication date: 04/28/2017
Edition description: 2014 ed.
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Martha Johnson has loved her life as a Peace Corps Volunteer, management consultant, teacher, park ranger, business owner, and retired elder. At 74-plus, she still believes in doing what she loves and encouraging others similarly.

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