Whistle While You Work

Book description

Calling is natural. We all possess it. It needs only to uncovered, not
discovered. Whistle While You Work makes the uncovering process inspiring and fun. Featuring a unique “Calling Card” exercise—a powerful way to put the whistle in your work—it is a liberating and practical guide that will help you find work that is truly satisfying, deeply fulfilling, and consistent with your deepest values.

Richard Leider and David Shapiro combine straightforward advice for how you can discover your calling with dozens of inspiring stories featuring individuals who have found—or are in the process of finding—theirs. Most importantly, they provide an inspiring, effective, and entertaining guide to discovering the work you were born to do. It will equip you to see a clear picture of what your right work is and what to do with your limited time here on Earth.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. preface
    1. Repacking Our Bags
  5. Introduction if you can’t get out of it, get into it!
    1. The Call
  6. Chapter 1 what do I want to be when I grow up?
    1. Everything Happens for a Reason
    2. Whistle While You Work
    3. The Roots of Calling
    4. Seeds of Destiny
    5. Doing What You Love, Not What You Should
    6. Parents at Work
    7. The Message We All Want to Hear
  7. Chapter 2 what is my calling card?
    1. Doing What You Do
    2. Connecting Who You Are with What You Do
    3. “It’s for You”
    4. Should I Quit My Day Job?
    5. Labor of Love
    6. Calling Cards
    7. List of Calling Cards
    8. Calling Cards Instructions
    9. Get Into It!
    10. Your Calling Journal
    11. Day One
    12. Your New Calling Card: Who You Are and What You Do
    13. Did You Choose Your Work or Did Your Work Choose You?
  8. Chapter 3 gifts—is my job my calling?
    1. “This Is What I Do”
    2. Seeing Life as a Set of Possibilities
    3. Fully Absorbed and Immersed
    4. What Does It Feel Like from the Inside?
    5. A Brand-New Old Job
    6. No Whiners Allowed
    7. What Are You Good At?
    8. Receiving Your Gifts
    9. Is It Really Money?
    10. What IS Work, Anyway?
    11. Our Love Affair with Our Job
  9. Chapter 4 passions—what keeps calling me?
    1. Radiating Joy
    2. Reasons for Living
    3. Life Is Beautiful
    4. Passion in Work
    5. Igniting Passion
  10. Chapter 5 values—where do I get connected?
    1. Why Are You Doing This?
    2. Who’s Dealing the Cards?
    3. Do I Value My Values?
    4. Getting Out and Getting Into It
    5. Well, It’s Easy for You…
  11. Chapter 6 how do heed the call?
    1. “It’s Not My Trip, Man”
    2. A Life of Your Own
    3. What’s Your Story?
    4. What Is Your Life Project?
    5. “What Have They Got That I Don’t?”
    6. A Place in the World
  12. Chapter 7 legacy—did I answer the call?
    1. Are You Driving a Taxi?
    2. Replacing Selfishness with Selflessness
    3. What Really Matters, Anyway?
    4. If I Could Do It All Over Again, What Would I Do Differently?
    5. Leave a Little Heaven Behind
    6. Legacy? What Legacy? I’m Just One Person!
    7. Putting a Finish on Our Lives
    8. Listening with the Third Ear
    9. Training Our “Third Ear”
    10. Is It Worth It?
    11. Did I Answer the Call?
  13. index
  14. about the authors
  15. Congratulations!
  16. Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Product information

  • Title: Whistle While You Work
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: January 2001
  • Publisher(s): Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781576759523