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Whistle While You Work: Heeding Your Life's Calling

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Everyone has a calling with a unique purpose to fulfill in the world. Heeding it is about deliberately choosing a way of life and work consistent with individual gifts, passions, and values. Through powerful stories and a guided exploration of 52 possible callings, Whistle While You Work helps readers discover how to make a living doing what they were born to do. The autho ...more
Paperback, 151 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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I enjoyed reading this book about life calling.

Since I got it from the library, the cards didn't come with it but I was able to download them for free and do the exercise with them.

This book was to help me learn to make a living doing what I was born to do. I didn't agree with all they said but I did add some of what they said to my Words to Live By doc I keep on my computer to refer back to at certain times of my life.

It did make me laugh that a lot of the stories were about taxi drivers but
Todd Kruse
Overall a good, not great, book with some inspiring life stories. However, several of the stories seem to be about taxi drivers so perhaps the authors needed to expand their range of data collection!

The primary lesson for me was two fold - 1.) instead of hiring high school guidance counselors students could read a book like this one or even better the wonderful book - "The Monk who sold his Ferrari" (highly recommended.) 2.) the "gap year" concept of waiting a year (to work, travel, study on you
Aug 04, 2009 Betsy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Michelle
Recommended to Betsy by: I'm faciniated with callings
This is one of those books you think is boring then you find yourself going in the direction this book encourages. I learned to accept gifts you have, let others question. The people that do not question are usually intellegent , sensitve, and most important genuienly happy. Feels good when you get to "the calling". Lots of struggle for me (the journey to get to the calling). Pieces adhere to your subconscious and boom one day you arrive.
An interesting and insightful book that helps you discover your "calling". I liked that the authors did two things: encouraged you to follow that calling into whatever work will best fulfull it. AND, practically, helped readers see ways to fulfill their calling in the work they are already doing.
This book would have been a 3 except that I specifically enjoyed the calling card exercise included in the book. They had very pointed, thoughtful questions throughout to get you thinking about your own journey and that was useful.
Eliot Fiend
enjoyed this book. good exercises.
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