BEST BOOKS/RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON CHANGING CAREERS
Life's fluid so why shouldn't are careers be too? Here are some book recommendations on changing careers - from books on launching creative careers to books that impart wisdom on pursuing something more meaningful and fulfilling.
In the modern world, we often find ourselves torn between pursuing something that provides financial security and status to pursuing something that’s meaningful and that allows us to apply our natural talents.
The need and aspiration for fulfilling work is one of our era’s greatest conundrums. Integrating ideas and wisdom from sociology, psychology, history and philosophy, Roman Krznaric write a compelling guide to learning how to make fulfilling choices and discovering a working path that allows you to thrive.
It’s a great read - particularly when you are brainstorming and looking for new working avenues.
Anna Sabino, an artist, draws on her experience on how to successfully blend a creative path with an entrepreneurial one.
In Your Creative Career, targeting artists and creative, she spells out how to build a business that truly leverages talent and meaning whilst earning well. Whether it’s to find financial freedom or grow a business empire or simply sustain a lifestyle business, Your Creative Career takes you on a step-by-step journey on the road to creative entrepreneurship.
Specifically it details pricing strategies that optimise sales, branding and execution, PR and networking methods and making time for creativity to flourish.
If you’re at crossroads in your life, this book might resonate with you as you embark on a second working journey.
Most people follow ‘a two-mountain shaped’ journey. They graduate, embark on a career, hoping to thrive, enjoying both personal and financial success, becoming recognised and finding personal happiness. When they finally arrive at the top of the mountain, they meet dissatisfaction – there is more to life – another mountain that focuses on helping others too, rather than this pursuit of self-centred excellence.
Our commitment to other people and things might be what truly fulfils us – our commitment to a spouse and family, to a community, to a vocation and a philosophy and way of life.
How to pick these out and how to integrate them might be the things that in the end satisfy us the most.