Making a Living, Making a Life

Work, Meaning and Self-Identity

Author: Sara James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317102606

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 1957

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: 9923

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.

Mining Towns

Making a Living, Making a Life

Author: Erik Eklund

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 1742245986

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4416

"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.


Making a Living and Making a Life

Author: Joshua Halberstam

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: 9780399525780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8354

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.

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: 7718

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.

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: 240

View: 4618

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: 1407

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.

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: 696

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.

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: 7706

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

Business Ethics

Making a Life, Not Just a Living

Author: Eugene C. Ahner

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608332535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 7127

An essential guide to business ethics in a global economy. From an author with thirty years experience as an executive and corporate officer, "Business Ethics" addresses students and those engaged in business to help them understand their woek as an integral form of human development as well as an authentic Christian vocation. Ahner believes that the cure for poverty is better business practices rooted in a deeper grasp of human nature. Ultimately, he shows, if business isn't erhical, it isn't even good business.

Achieving Balance

Successfully Making a Life & a Living

Author: J. Paul Till

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964085299

Category: Insurance executives

Page: 173

View: 5880


Managing Relationships

Making a Life While Making a Living

Author: Jagdish Parikh

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781900961189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 1491

"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)

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: 1663

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

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: 4920

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.

The Monk and the Riddle

The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living

Author: Randy Komisar,Kent L. Lineback

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781578516445

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

View: 9417

What would you be willing to do for the rest of your life...' It's a question most of us consider only hypothetically-opting instead to "do what we have to do" to earn a living. But in the critically acclaimed bestseller "The Monk and the Riddle", entrepreneurial sage Randy Komisar asks us to answer it for real. The book's timeless advice - to make work pay not just in cash, but in experience, satisfaction, and joy - will be embraced by anyone who wants success to come not just from what they do, but from who they are.At once a fictional tale of Komisar's encounters with a would-be entrepreneur and a personal account of how Komisar found meaning not in work's rewards but in work itself, the book illustrates what's wrong with the mainstream thinking that we should sacrifice our lives to make a living. Described by as "part personal essay, part fictional narrative and part meditation on the nature of work and life," "The Monk and the Riddle" is essential reading on the art of creating a life while making a living. 'Belongs in a category by itself...The best thing I've read all year' - "San Francisco Examiner". 'A timely book' - "USA Today". 'A self-help manual and business fable rolled into one' - "The Times, London".

The New Entrepreneurs

Making a Living--making a Life Through Network Marketing

Author: Rene Reid Yarnell,Rene Yarnell

Publisher: Quantum Leap (NV)

ISBN: 9781883599157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 732