March 04, 2010
Last updated: April 05, 2010
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Nancy Anderson's, Work With Passion in Midlife and Beyond" is not merely a how-to book leading one toward purposeful employment and generating income. It is an imaginative journey in further understanding ourselves --self actualizing. This process of knowing who we are is essential in our ability to create a passion-filled and successful occupation, one in which we find pleasure, meaning and challenge.
Anderson's taking-small-steps guide assists by asking us to look at what no longer works, identify fears that hold us captive from change, weed out the dross in our lives, cease playing the game of "victim/rescuer/persecutor," be more mindful of our strengths and temperament, and set realistic goals. Using client stories, practical exercises and insightful questions, we further our own sense of authentic self in determining what we truly want to undertake as livelihood.
I found this book to be soulful, encouraging, realistic and creative not only in ushering me to the next stage of work life, but continuing to build on who I am personally at midlife (plus:).