"In 2009, the U.S. unemployment rate approached ten percent. Today, when new work is found, it may not be traditional. Studies estimate half of the American workforce will soon consist of freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, entreprenuers, ""electronic immigrants,"" and so forth. Are you ready for the new normal? Dan Miller has seen it coming for years. But his thriving vocational best seller, 48 Days to the Work You Love, is not so much about finding a new job as it is learning about who we are really called to be in relation to our vocation-whatever shape that career may take in these changing times. According to the author, failing to make that fundamental discovery of calling is why so many people find themselves in jobs they hate. But now, thousands upon thousands are finding the work they love, thanks to practical advice from this leading career counselor. Conversational and creative, Miller helps the reader understand one's Godgiven skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. Doing so helps us recognize clear patterns that will point toward successful decisions along the career path. Step by step, this updated edition of 48 Days to the Work You Love reveals the process for creating a Life Plan and translating that plan into meaningful and fulfilling daily work. Let the countdown begin!"
I hate to leave a negative review as the first reviewer but this book was very much just ok. I'm definitely the target market for this book, being dissatisfied with my career and wanting desperately to be doing work I love. I was seeking answers to my questions and hoping this book would provide some biblical insight. While the author claims to be Christian, he quotes secular and even new age sources more than the bible. The advice in the book was old and tired, and much more worldly than it was spiritual. I did the journaling exercises, and there were a few good ideas and insights that I took away, but I could have gotten better advice from a mentor and church elder. I felt throughout the book that the author does not know me and wasn't speaking to me, even though I am clearly his intended audience. Oh well.