Making a Living, Making a Life

Work, Meaning and Self-Identity

Author: Sara James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317102606

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 7279

In a world in which individuals will undergo multiple career changes, is it possible any longer to conceive of a job as a meaningful vocation? Against the background of fragmentation and rationalisation of work, this book explores the significance and meaning of work in contemporary life, raising the question of whether people continue to feel motivated to dedicate their lives to their work, or must now look to other areas of life for meaning. Based on rich, in-depth interviews conducted with workers of different ages and across a broad range of occupations in the major city of Melbourne, Making a Living, Making a Life reveals that work continues to be a source of pride, passion and purpose, the author shedding light on the ways in which cultural narratives, collective meanings and structural factors influence people’s feelings about work. An engaging and empirically grounded examination of the meaning and centrality of work to people’s lives in today’s 'liquid' modern world, this book will appeal to sociologists with interests in cultural sociology, social theory, ethics, the sociology of work and questions of identity.

Making a Life, Making a Living®

Reclaiming Your Purpose and Passion in Business and in Life

Author: Mark Albion

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 044693061X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1566

Peppered with numerous quotes, quips, and observations, this book offers a detailed approach to how people who are serious about their careers can seek financial goals in life while maintaining an inner spiritual sense and stability.


Making a Life and a Living in Photography

Author: David duChemin

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780321702876

Category: Photography

Page: 272

View: 1749

For those who want to make the transition into the world of vocational photography—staying true to your craft and vision, while fusing that craft with commerce VisionMongers is a great place to begin your journey. With a voice equally realistic and encouraging, photographer David duChemin discusses the experiences he’s had, the lessons he’s learned, and the practices he’s adopted in his own winding journey to becoming a successful working photographer. When it comes to this personal, honest combination of craft and commerce, there is no single path to success. Everyone’s goals are different, as is everyone’s definition of success. As such, VisionMongers does not prescribe a one size-fits-all program. Instead, duChemin candidly shares ideas, wisdom, and inspiration to introduce you to, and help you navigate, the many aspects of transforming your passion into your vocation. He addresses everything from the anxiety-riddled question “Am I good enough?” to the basics—and beyond—of marketing, business, and finance, as well as the core assumption that your product is great and your craft is always improving. Along the way, duChemin features the stories of nine other photographers—including Chase Jarvis, Gavin Gough, and Zack Arias—whose paths, while unique, have all shared a commitment and passion for bringing their own vision to market. With VisionMongers, you’ll learn what paths have been taken—what has worked for these photographers—and you’ll be equipped to begin the process of forging your own.

Making a Living Without a Job, revised edition

Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love

Author: Barbara Winter

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307755630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 990

For all of the millions of Americans who are out of work, soon to be out of work, or wishing to be freed from unrewarding work—here is the must-have book that will show you how you can make a living by working when, where, and how you want. Newly revised and updated, Barbara J. Winter’s guide to successful self-employment is now more relevant than ever before. Drawing on the techniques and ideas of her popular seminars as well as her own thirty years of business expertise and that of other successful entrepreneurs, Winter offers the practical, proven way to launch your own profitable venture. Her indispensable advice ranges from why creativity is more important than capital to how to avoid the most common pitfalls of self-employment and how to develop multiple profit centers. And for this new edition, she has added timely advice on topics including: •how to find opportunity in a chaotic economy •why smart, small and spunky is the 21st Century business model •using the Internet to open the door to fresh opportunities •the best resources to help you create and grow a business that is uniquely your own •how to leave Employee Thinking behind and build an Entrepreneur’s Mindset •and much more Here are all of the tools you need for getting the most profit out of life both professionally and personally. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From 'Making a Living' to Creating a Life

How To Be Happy And Successful By Utterly Transforming Your Work

Author: David Firth

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1620958767

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

View: 5152

From Making a Living to Creating a Life shows people how they can truly enjoy and derive deep satisfaction from their work, whatever it is they happen to do for a living. And the book goes further than that; it challenges head-on the default conversation that work is, at best, the thing that earns the money to pay for what we'd rather be doing, or, at worst, that it's a curse for not having been born rich. What if we had a new vision for work, not as a necessary evil, but as a source of all the great things we want our lives to be; an expression of who we are; a way of serving rather than getting; a legacy we want to leave to the world? That is this book's promise.

You Are More Than Your Job

Making a Living Vs. Making a Life

Author: Earl Harrison

Publisher: Fairview Press

ISBN: 9780925190703

Category: Self-Help

Page: 199

View: 7226

Get more out of life--it's who you are, not what you do.


Having a Life After Making a Living

Author: Gloria Dunn-Violin

Publisher: Having a Life After Making a Living

ISBN: 9780966086706

Category: Self-Help

Page: 270

View: 303

Change the word and change your mind by transforming retirement into revivement? and, have your best life now! Gloria Dunn-Violin has coined this new word and a new philosophy for your second half of life in her book Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. She suggests that anyone over 50 is ready to have a rebirth; to renew and revitalize a life that has been waiting for this auspicious time. This book is a good friend for anyone contemplating retirement or already there.If there is something you always wanted to do! Areas you wanted to explore! Ideas you wanted to create! Accomplishments you wanted to achieve! Now?s the time! ?Receiving guidance on how to transition into your new life.?Unearthing and activating your dreams of long ago.?Finding purpose, meaning, and fulfillment.?Integrating the components of a wholesome and harmonious life.?Reading stories about real people?s challenges and successes.?Learning new scientific research and practices for longevity.?Overcoming ageism and increasing your brain smarts.?Using the book?s worksheets to develop a life you love.ReVivement: Having a Life After Making a Living is filled with wisdom, guidance, stories, and worksheets to help you think through and plan your future. The book is an uplifting, inspiring, and forward thinking escort to your best life yet. It informs, entertains, and personalizes this major transition for you, the reader, and will show you how to make the best of your later years.Gloria writes about how to plan the rest of your life, the beauties of age, and the nine pillars to make a life of meaning and fulfillment; and leading-edge scientific research on how to make our brains smarter and younger; influence your genes for your health; and increase your longevity.You?ll learn about purpose, community, volunteerism, on-going learning, and more ingredients of a good, wholesome second half of life. The 15 exercises with worksheets and two wrap-up forms at the back of the book? that you won?t find in any other book on this topic?will guide you to achieve your dreams.


Making a Living and Making a Life

Author: Joshua Halberstam

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: 9780399525780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9307

A thought-provoking compilation of interviews, anecdotes, humor, and essays offers a close-up look at the world of work, what we find fulfilling or frustrating about our careers, and how we balance the need to make a living with our personal lives. Original.

Zen and the Art of Making a Living

A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design

Author: Laurence G. Boldt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140195996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 1653

Applies Zen philosophies and techniques to uncovering one's talents, assessing career skills, marketing one's abilities, and conducting a job search

Serve 2 Win

8 Steps To Making A Living & A Life

Author: Mitch Durfee

Publisher: Mitch Durfee

ISBN: 1947368079


Page: 108

View: 7140

Serve 2 Win, the first in a series of business guidebooks by entrepreneur coach and serial business owner, Mitch Durfee, offers an unusual approach to launching a small business. The single most successful basis for any entrepreneurial endeavor is that of being of service. Not only does a service-to-others approach attract customers and clients, it rewards business practitioners with an unshakeable sense of purpose, undergirded by the inherent happiness of using their expertise to assist others in need of help. With service as the foundational principle, Durfee outlines the eight steps (which are also tools) that helped him launch three successful small businesses, and coach over 500 clients to launch theirenterprises. These steps are key in creating and sustaining a business, and they include: Having the Right Values; Setting Goals; Creating a Support Network; Cultivating a Positive Mental Attitude; Taking Action; Protecting Your Time; Building Your (small business) Team; and Positioning Yourself to Win. Durfee’s Serve 2 Win guidebook offers an enthusiastic but reality-based approach to business building, while helping would-be entrepreneurs gain confidence in their ability to realize big dreams. The book offers a well-tested, step-by-step methodology that, while challenging (the way any new endeavors are) is within reach of all those who want to own their own business, and as a result, direct their own life.

Mining Towns

Making a Living, Making a Life

Author: Erik Eklund

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 1742245986

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4646

"A history of iconic Australian towns that have emerged as a result of mining booms - including Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie, and Kambalda - this book is a unique attempt to introduce urban readers to those communities, past and present. Unlike many mining books, this is not limited to a single material such as coal or gold, but traces the fortunes of a range of towns. With explanations on how these towns were formed and how well they have fared, it will interest academics and history buffs alike."--Ebook Library website.

Business Ethics

Making a Life, Not Just a Living

Author: Eugene C. Ahner

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1570757488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 7177

"Business Ethics addresses students and those engaged in business to help them understand their work as an integral form of human development as well as an authentic Christian vocation. Ultimately, Gene Ahner shows us that if business is not ethical, it is not good business."--BOOK JACKET.

Making a Living in Crafts

Author: Donald A. Clark

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579906508

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 4867

A comprehensive guide on crafting as a business, from developing a product to drafting a business plan, from sales and marketing to gallery exhibitions.


Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

Author: Manjula Martin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501134574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2138

A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay their dues and count themselves lucky to be published. You should never quit your day job, but your ultimate goal should be to quit your day job. It’s an endless, confusing, and often controversial conversation that, despite our bare-it-all culture, still remains taboo. In Scratch, Manjula Martin has gathered interviews and essays from established and rising authors to confront the age-old question: how do creative people make money? As contributors including Jonathan Franzen, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Nick Hornby, Susan Orlean, Alexander Chee, Daniel Jose Older, Jennifer Weiner, and Yiyun Li candidly and emotionally discuss money, MFA programs, teaching fellowships, finally getting published, and what success really means to them, Scratch honestly addresses the tensions between writing and money, work and life, literature and commerce. The result is an entertaining and inspiring book that helps readers and writers understand what it’s really like to make art in a world that runs on money—and why it matters. Essential reading for aspiring and experienced writers, and for anyone interested in the future of literature, Scratch is the perfect bookshelf companion to On Writing, Never Can Say Goodbye, and MFA vs. NYC.

The Joy of Working from Home

Making a Life While Making a Living

Author: Jeff Berner

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781881052463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 163

View: 9622

A complete guide for meeting the practical and personal challenges of successfully working from home on either a part-time or full-time basis.