Making a Living, Making a Life

Work, Meaning and Self-Identity

Author: Sara James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317102606

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 9234

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.

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: 2108

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.

Making a Life, Making a Living®

Reclaiming Your Purpose and Passion in Business and in Life

Author: Mark Albion

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 044693061X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 806

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 Living and Making a Life

Author: Joshua Halberstam

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: 9780399525780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9030

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.

Mining Towns

Making a Living, Making a Life

Author: Erik Eklund

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 1742241115

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7015

At any given moment in our history Australia has been in the middle of a mining boom. This timely book is a history of the iconic Australian towns that arose with these booms over a century: Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie and Kambalda. Mining Towns shows the rich cultural and historical legacy these towns helped create as townspeople – those working below the ground and those above – sought to make their lives in them. The current ‘fly-in-fly-out’ mining culture means we may not see the likes of them again, which, as this book shows, will be a great loss.

Working Actor

Breaking in, Making a Living, and Making a Life in the Fabulous Trenches of Show Business

Author: David Dean Bottrell

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 039958191X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 9035

Veteran character actor David Dean Bottrell draws on his 35+ tumultuous years of work in the entertainment industry to offer a guide to breaking in, making a living, and making a life in the fabulous trenches of show business. David Dean Bottrell has worn many different hats during his decades in showbiz: television actor with appearances on Boston Legal, Modern Family, The Blacklist, Mad Men, True Blood, NCIS, and Days of Our Lives; screenwriter for Paramount and Disney; respected acting teacher at UCLA and AADA; and regular expert columnist for esteemed acting site Backstage. In Working Actor, Bottrell offers a how-to manual jammed with practical information and insider advice, essential reading for any artist (aspiring or established) in need of insight or inspiration. Mixing prescriptive advice ("Getting Started," "Learning Your Craft," "Finding an Agent") with wisdom drawn from Bottrell's own professional highs and lows and those of his acting compatriots, this book's humorous, tell-it-like-it-is tone provides career advice in a modern form perfect for today's up-and-coming actors.


Making a Life and a Living in Photography

Author: David duChemin

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780321702876

Category: Photography

Page: 272

View: 3855

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.

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: 3203

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

Zen and the Art of Making a Living

A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design

Author: Laurence G. Boldt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 4675

The most innovative, unconventional, and profoundly practical career guide available?newly revised and updated With today?s economic uncertainties, millions of Americans realize they must seize control over their own career paths. They want work that not only pays the bills but also allows them to pursue their real passions. In this revised edition, Laurence Boldt updates and revises his revolutionary guide to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century workplace. The first part of this book helps readers to identify the work that they really want to do, while the second provides practical, active steps to finding or creating that work. Zen and the Art of Making a Living goes beyond inspiration, providing a proven formula for bringing creativity, dignity, and meaning to every aspect of the work experience.

Making a Living While Making a Difference, Revised Edition

Conscious Careers in an Era of Independence

Author: Melissa Everett

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550923605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8031

Making a Living While Making a Difference is a timely and highly informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude. It’s about greener enterprises and technologies, socially responsible business, innovative nonprofit work, and reinventing government. It’s really about putting the pieces together with creativity and hope. Working people everywhere are realizing that personal success is interconnected with healthy communities and the environment. We are all looking for our unique “creative edge” with work that allows us to make an impact close to home and in the world. The substantially revised third edition of Making a Living While Making a Difference acknowledges that while the path to finding a life’s work that is satisfying, sustainable, and financially feasible is not easy, there are simple steps to follow. An empowering ten-step program includes: Paying attention to what you most care about Stabilizing your life with regard to time, money, and relationships Assessing your core aptitudes and attitudes Cultivating the entrepreneurial skills to create the workplace you want, whether or not you are in business for yourself With dozens of rich personal stories and a thorough look at the options, this is the comprehensive life and work guide for people who care about their communities and the planet. Melissa Everett is a career counselor, group facilitator, and educator in the field of sustainable development, and is the executive director of Sustainable Hudson Valley.

Cutting Through the Chaos of Making a Life and a Living

Author: Mark E. Dotson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517578046


Page: 82

View: 2720

Getting from where you are to where you want to be can be a daunting task. There are many twists and turns, uphills and downhills in this thing called "life" and the choices we make can either make or break us. We all make choices both good and bad. Your ability to navigate these choices to determine which are best for you is one of the most important things you can do to secure a great future. This book includes practical tools and interactive questions that you can apply to your life to help steer you in the right direction. Ride along on a journey that I have taken that will help guide and inspire you to make your way through this thing called "life." You don't need to live your life like a "sailboat without a rudder." Together we will sail off into the sunset and start a new life in a new direction. Buckle up, it's going to be a fun ride ahead!

There's More to Life than Making a Living

Mastering Six Key Essentials on the Way to a Life of Significance

Author: Jack C. McDowell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446571717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 5453

A significant life has positive meaning and value beyond individual success. It means contributing to the lives of others and showing compassion. In this book, Jack McDowell shares the six keys to a life of significance: Find your calling, learn from your experiences, acquire habits that build character, discover the joy of generosity, build relationships for life, and don't retire. Each chapter contains specific actions that will help readers master the six essentials. These steps are the harvest of Jack's own experiences and they are, he says, "the gifts of a providential God to this seeker after a life with deeper and more lasting meaning." Giving is man's God-ordained purpose. This book will provide encouragement and resources for the journey to a more significant life. It is a personal invitation to discover that there is far more to life than just making a living.

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: 5701

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

Achieving Balance

Successfully Making a Life & a Living

Author: J. Paul Till

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964085299

Category: Insurance executives

Page: 173

View: 7271


Business Ethics

Making a Life, Not Just a Living

Author: Eugene C. Ahner

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1570757488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 5654

"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.

Managing Relationships

Making a Life While Making a Living

Author: Jagdish Parikh

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781900961189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 7529

"Dr. Parikh?s?straightforward approach in this book goes right to the point, with focus on the important role of relationships, which is valuable reading to everyone in today?s changing world." Matti Alahuhta President, Nokia Mobile Phones (Finland) "The importance of understanding oneself and one?s relationships with people, ideas, things and events is essential to anyone who wants to make a difference together with others. Dr Parikh?s book could be an excellent start on such an exploration of yourself and your relations?which good management and true leadership call for." Anders Aspling President, IFL - Swedish Institute of Management "Parikh?s book is a profound rendering of the significance and power of relationships at work - and in life. It is a unique contribution to the literature of management and would benefit any executive or leader who desires to understand the undercurrents of motivation and meaning in organizational life." Warren Bennis Distinguished Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USA) "This book serves as a "missing link" for those who seek a balanced quality of life. It is an important addition to everyone?s core reading." Yotaro Kobayashi Chairman and Co-CEO, Fuji Xerox Co Ltd (Japan) "A valuable contribution to our understanding of the crucial role of relationships in the business world and beyond." David K.P. Li. Chairman and Chief Executive The Bank of East Asia, Limited (Hong Kong) "Managing Relationships offers a unique set of insights regarding how to manage relationships. It has particularly strong implications for how people work together as a team nd and use their energies proactively in pioneering and developing new business." Peter Lorange President, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), (Switzerland) "A "must read" masterpiece to be carried with you as a reference wherever you are." George E. McCown Chairman, World Business Academy (USA) "Definitely a book that should be read by any thinking individual, executive or professional who would like to improve his work and life!" Washington Sycip Chairman, The SGV Group Chairman, Asian Institute of Management (Philippines)