Creating the Work You Love

Courage, Commitment, and Career
By (author) Rick Jarow, Ph.D.
Creating the Work You Love
Courage, Commitment, and Career
By (author) Rick Jarow, Ph.D.

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Pages : 216

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892815425

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : November 01, 1995

Format : Paperback Book

Career counselor Rick Jarow argues for a return to the concept of vocation--finding a "calling" instead of a job. Concentrating on the attributes of the body's energy centers, or chakras, Dr. Jarow shows how to form a bridge between personal priorities and external activities that allows strategies to be developed for finding a career that nourishes all aspects of one’s life.
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About Creating the Work You Love

In this unique and provocative look at work, career counselor Rick Jarow argues for a return to the concept of vocation--finding a "calling" instead of a job.

 Traditional career guides inventory the individual skills, talents, and abilities that correlate to specific existing jobs. Creating the Work You Love presents a unique alternative approach, using self-reflective exercises based on the seven chakras, to help you determine the elements you need to create a life filled with meaning and purpose.

Jarow believes that it is possible to live and act from the most authentic part of oursleves, and to express our strongest values, energies, and talents through our work in the world. Concentrating on the attributes associated with each of the body's energy centers, or chakras, Dr. Jarow helps us form a bridge between our personal priorities and the external activities of the work world. Once this bridge is established, strategies are developed to find a career that nourishes all aspects of our lives. 

 

Table of Contents

Table of content


Acknowledgments

Introduction


1. The Art of Work, the Work of Art
2. Creativity and Victimization: Two Modes of Manifestation
3. The First Chakra: Abundance as the Root of Power
4. The Second Chakra: Tracing the Thread of Passion
5. The Third Chakra: The Right Use of Will
6. Moving Ideas into Action: The Wheel of Manifestation
7. The Fourth Chakra: At Heart Thou Art
8. The Fifth Chakra: Creative Vision
9. The Sixth Chakra: My Will and Thine
10. The Seventh Chakra: My End Is My Beginning
11. Bringing Our Work into the World
12. Investing in Your Ideals
13. Discipline: From Inspiration to Accomplishment
14. The Service Economy: A New Paradigm for a New Millennium
15. Interactive Management
16. The Alchemy of Transformation

Endnotes

Bibliography 

Author Bio
Rick Jarow, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor of History of Religion at Vassar College and former Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is a practicing alternative career counselor and is the author of In Search of the Sacred as well as numerous articles and audiotapes. His seminars on Career and Soul have been given at Columbia University's Career Development Seminar, Interface in Boston, The New York Open Center, the Connecticut State Council on the Arts, and internationally in Canada, Italy, Germany, and Eastern Europe. He lives in Warwick, NY.
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"This wise and inspiring book can help you create a life that is a work of art."

Yoga Journal



"Jarow writes almost like a poet, offering references to mythology, guided meditations, and thoughtful exercises. He brings each of the pieces into place with such clarity that they add, rather than detract, from this thought-provoking, affirming approach to life design."

Amherst Bulletin

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CAREER / BUSINESS

In this compelling look at work, Rick Jarow argues for a return to the concept of vocation--finding a “calling” instead of a job.

Traditional career guides focus on external issues (the job market, the economy, financial needs) and inventory the individual skills, talents, and abilities that correlate to specific existing jobs. Creating the Work You Love presents an alternative approach to the job search: start with the values that make each individual’s life worthwhile. The essential question then isn’t “What do I want to do?” but “How do I want to be in the world?”

The author uses self-reflective exercises based on the seven chakras to determine what you need to create a life filled with meaning and purpose. By clarifying the issues related to particular energy centers in the body, you can map a pathway from the inner to the outer world and create a bridge between personal priorities and daily activities.

Once this bridge is established, the author helps you develop strategies toward actually finding the career that expresses your personal vision. The exercises collected in the final sections--meditation techniques, alternative approaches to time management, and tips for setting priorities (instead of goals)--can be incorporated into a daily program that will help you find work that isn’t merely a job but a form of authentic personal expression.

RICK JAROW, Ph.D., Visiting Professor of History of Religion at Vassar College and former Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Columbia University, is a practicing alternative career counselor. The author of In Search of the Sacred as well as numerous article and audiotapes, he presents seminars on career and soul in the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, and Eastern Europe.

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