5 classic books about discovering your inspired work

When I was seeking clarity about the work that would be meaningful to me, I read every book about the topic I could get my hands on. It was through the lens of these authors that I began to reshape my entire concept of work. Beforehand, I perceived work as something we do, now I see work as an expression of who we are. Even though we are entering into a new paradigm of work, these classic reads all regale the reader with the same timeless message – the answer to discovering your inspired work lies within.


The Element: How Finding your Passion Changes Everything

by Ken Robinson

“When people are in their Element, they connect with something fundamental to their sense of identity, purpose, and well-being.”


Let your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

by Parker J. Palmer

Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.”


A Life at Work: the Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do

by Thomas Moore

 “Your work is not just a means for making a living, but the medium through which you become a person.”


The Reinvention of Work: A New Vision of Livelihood for our Time

by Matthew Fox

“Changing our ways includes changing the way we define work, the way we compensate work, and the ways we create work.”


The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

by Jon Gordon

“Purpose is our ultimate guidance system that provides us with direction for our lives.”


Not yet a classic, but still timeless, click here to get the free ebook The Journey to Inspired Work.
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