Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Real Success without a Real Job

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Real Success without a Real Job

Article excerpt

Real Success Without a Real Job, by Ernie J. Zelinski 2007. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press 229 pages, Softcover, $16.95

Intended Audience: C

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

Life Without a Real Job Will Set You Free; Unreal Jobs.So Many Worlds: What to Do? Extraordinary Success Is Achieved by Ordinary People; Get Creative-You Will Surprise Yourself and Change the World; It's Not Just an Unreal Job-It's a Real Business; Prosperity Comes When You Do the Right Things with Your Life; Real Success Means Having Real Friends; It's All in How Your Play the Game, Isn't It?

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

Good for reading about a personal life and work journey.

The top five things you learned from reading this book:

Ordinary people can make money without a job. Your purpose and passion matter in the world of work. Be creative every day. Take risks; some will pay off. Enjoy yourself.

Ernie Zelinski tells the reader in this book's preface that it is an inspirational book and not a "how-to" manual on finding a job. He even includes a list of the "coolest un-real jobs," which can make for an interesting, unconventional living for the risk-taker willing to go it alone in making money. Zelinksi reminds us that a passion for what you want to do without a real job is a must. …

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