Love Your Work: How to Pivot to Your Ideal Career from Wherever You Are
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8 X 5.25 X .5 (inches)
ISBN: 0802414389
ISBN-13: 9780802414380

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Is your career all it could be?

Henry David Thoreau famously said, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." Does this describe your current work situation?

Whether you’re just starting out, looking for a change, or experiencing unwanted change, there’s a way forward. Love Your Work is about pivoting step-by-step to a more satisfying career. It will help you:

  • Dream up bigger goals than you have now—and meet them
  • Search out new careers or niches within your industry
  • Pursue work and success in the holistic sense

Maybe the new economy feels daunting to you. Maybe you’re not sure how to break out of your industry. Maybe you’re struggling to move up in rank. Wherever you are, if you don’t find your work meaningful and engaging, it’s time for a change, and Love Your Work will prepare you to make it.

Robert Dickie III is a career advisor and CEO passionate about helping people find their best work. And it shows. He offers motivating stories, insights into today’s market, and dozens of resources for growing in your career. By the end of Love Your Work, you won’t just be equipped for the next move, you’ll be inspired for it. You’ll see work differently, and you’ll want to pursue it like you never have before.

Author Bio

ROBERT DICKIE III has served as a decorated Air Force Officer, the CEO of an international company, and as the leader of several non-profits. In July 2011 he became the President of Crown. This unique and bold career path has given Bob a first-hand look at the changing economy/job market we now find ourselves in.

Bob and his wife Brandi reside in Knoxville, TN with their six children and two dogs. They are both graduates of the University of Tennessee. Bob earned his Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas in Industrial Engineering and is currently in the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.

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  1. Jen Pen
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    Relevant, useable and well-written...
    March 16, 2017
    Jen Pen
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    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    SUMMARY:

    With a changing economy resulting in a changing workforce, changes are inevitable. Perhaps a career swap, a new work opportunity, or a chance for advancement, in his new book, Love Your Work, author Robert Dickie III shares perspectives on all of these possible changes. Outlining the four quadrants of a career (Revector, Renew, Reinvent and Repurpose), and combining them with career skills while including character and integrity, the future of growth and opportunity is then observed. Equipped with an action plan, a career move can be examined or staying in place can be made better with the importance of loving your work.

    A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:

    With diagrams, highlighted notes, depths of experience and doses of humor, Love Your Work was easy to read, clear to understand, and undeniably relevant. Filled with personal examples, ideas for thought, and pivot-point challenges, I found this book well written, reliable, prominent and useable. Definitely a book I will refer to again as well as share with friends, it would also be successful as a group study, career training, or ministry workshop. Is your career all it could be? You may just be surprised

    RATING:

    4.5 (out of 5) pennies

    *I received a complimentary copy of Love Your Work from Moody Publishers for my honest review*
  2. Treenz
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent book! Fantastic resource for everyone!
    March 9, 2017
    Treenz
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    I just finished this book now and WOW - I feel so inspired and excited at the possibilities! What an amazing resource. Full of practical advice, tips, personal anecdotes and other forward thinking information - this book is a goldmine for today's job market.

    I really enjoyed Robert's writing style - it was easy to read, and conversational. It is very evident he sure knows his stuff on this topic. I didn't know how much I needed to read the information in this book. It's like reminding me of things I've known and reiterating their importance, and showing how those things translate to today's ever changing world. How people of today's world have to have an attitude of lifetime learning now as things change so fast, we have to keep up.

    I'm just really glad I read this book. It has sharpened my focus, reminded me what's important and makes me feel confident about keeping up with all the changes in technology etc. He recommends books, websites to follow, and websites to gain more skills among lots of other information. He discusses up and coming technologies, and gives tips to staying ahead of the game and the importance of that. There is just so much in this book.

    I highly recommend this book for everyone! Especially if you feel overwhelmed with all the changes in today's society - this really motivates you to keep up! I've got pages marked and am ready to put much of it to action.

    Please note that Moody Publishers sent me a copy of this book for purposes of review, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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