Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Real Success without a Real Job: There Is No Life like It!

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Real Success without a Real Job: There Is No Life like It!

Article excerpt

Real Success Without a Real Job: There Is No Life Like It! by Ernie J. Zelinski 2006. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press 229 pages, $16.95, Soft-Cover.

Intended Audience(s): B, D, F

Major Headings from the 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 All in How You Play the Game, Isn't It?

How Is the Book Most Useful for Its Intended Audience?

Inspirational and motivational for people ready to leave the corporate grind.

The Top Five Things You Learned from Reading this Book:

Unconventional businesses; The coolest unreal jobs; Retirement jobs; Using your creativity; Rewarding yourself.

Real Success Without a Real Job debunks the myth that only a real job means success and its sidekick, happiness. Ernie Zelinski, who also authored the international bestseller The Joy of Not Working, actively promotes alternatives to this simplistic formula, emphasizing joy, finding your life, and exploring who you might be.

How to gain control of your own life while enjoying yourself might well be the rallying cry for the frustrated worker ready to pitch it all but afraid to actually quit. The author shows by example how to be true to yourself and gain your perspective on life by not following the herd to more misery caused by an ill-fitting career. He speaks from personal knowledge on ditching a job, conjuring alternatives, understanding your authentic self, and landing an income/job that does not control you. …

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