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This workbook helps you live a meaningful life by finding and living your purpose using science-based strategies. It combines an engaging narrative, stories from people's lives, and research-informed exercises and worksheets designed to help you cultivate a rich sense of meaning and purpose. Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, this workbook draws on the author's scholarship on ...more
Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Published July 8th 2015 by Intentional Insights
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Jason Pettus
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

I'll say this for Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, that his heart is certainly in the right place with his nonfiction book Find Your Purpose Using Science, and that his advice is definitely up the right alley, advocating things such as journaling as a form of self-reflection, taking care of yourself, and doing
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April Bever
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a really refreshing read. There are so many self-help books out there that are full of flowery language that ask the same generic questions and repeat the same old statements, such as, “Do what makes you happy.”
Not so with this book. You cannot passively read this guy’s research. He makes you stop every couple of pages and do thought exercises to help you figure out what you want most out of life. There was even a meditation exercise, which was nice.
I also liked how there were
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Mark Gura
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Professor Tsipursky’s book "Find Your Purpose Using Science" provides a great overview of the subject, along with workbook exercises. It is a must read for those who are charting their trajectory in life and are seeking to create their own meaning and purpose.
Fahad87
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this! It was a fast read – took me less than an hour. I read through the book first and then went back through and really focused on the exercises, which are the main focus of this workbook. Thought provoking, straight to the point, and obviously well researched, this book actually helps you find your meaning and purpose. One of the better self-help books I’ve read! It's especially cool to see the meditation-oriented exercises in there, as I've been getting into mindfulness lately. I’d ...more
Az Sit
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book actually works, not kidding. It’s not a boring academic article or nonsense self-help stuff. It makes you pause to ask yourself questions and write down what matters to you, and a bunch of other things. The best part is, is it’s super short, about sixty pages minus the bibliography and stuff, so you don’t have to waste hours of time just to get to the important parts. This book makes you dive right in. I feel like I walked away with a definitely clearer sense of what I want in life, ...more
Aminur Rahman
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I’ve been looking for something like this! I grew up in a religious home and my parents always told me to ‘find meaning in God’ and all that, but this book makes you use science. So cool. I’ve always wanted to figure out the answers to the big questions, and man did this book help – it even made me set some goals for myself and really dig in to what my ideal life would be an how could set up a plan to make that life happen! The exercises were great. Totally recommend this.
John
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting approach. I liked the reason-based approach to finding meaning and purpose, and I certainly identify with the author’s struggle to distance himself from his religious upbringing and find evidence-based perspectives on meaning and purpose. This science-based approach was certainly helpful for me, as were the exercises. Would recommend to my reason-oriented friends.
Ashraful Islam
Jul 09, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
actually very bad .
Peter Livingstone
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a practitioner of science-based, data-driven continuous improvement processes, first in business and then applied more broadly to other areas of my life, I've been aware of the benefits of scientific, rational decision making. Until reading this book, however, I had no concept of how this approach could be applied to some of the most high level questions of human existence. I would encourage anyone wishing to improve their mental and physical well being to give this short but impactful book a ...more
Ella Aquino
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was good. I’ve been struggling to find purpose lately, and so, when I saw the title, I thought giving it a read couldn’t hurt. The idea of purpose has always been so abstract to me, so I had never thought to view purpose as something that can be attained using logic and science.

However, the author lays out some cool ways to find your purpose using science. The exercises were helpful. This book works for people who actually take the time to stop and think deeply about the questions the
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Jojo Olivar
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hands down, Find Your Purpose Using Science works. I feel closer to finding meaning in my life than I have in a very long time. The author, Gleb Tsipursky, hasn’t written just another self-help book. This is a well-researched self-help book that provides straight-forward strategies to help people think deeply about what their real purpose is. Are you going to find your purpose in one day after reading this book? Probably not. But are you going to see a clearer path to achieving the life you want ...more
Sargin Oghenerukevwe
I was originally hesitant to read this book. Having come from a religious background, I thought that this book would condemn those who find life meaning in religion. However, I was wrong. This book offers an alternative to finding purpose and meaning life. This book is suitable for both secular and religious people who have trouble finding their purpose within religion. As previous reviews have stated, the amiable writing style and the hands-on exercises made the short book quite pleasant to ...more
Dipa
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this! It was a fast read – took me less than an hour. I read through the book first and then went back through and really focused on the exercises, which are the main focus of this workbook. Thought provoking, straight to the point, and obviously well researched, this book actually helps you find your meaning and purpose. One of the better self-help books I’ve read! It's especially cool to see the meditation-oriented exercises in there, as I've been getting into mindfulness lately. I’d ...more
Chris Holder
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Mostly excellent resources and advice

After college, I had no idea what career I wanted to enter, and I was lost about how to start deciding. This book came along and gave me some real help facing my questions. My only critique is that a few of the cited studies and articles are linked to paywalled journals and expired websites, and a few of the hyperlinks don't work. Regardless, I've got some good strategies now, and I'm grateful that Mr. Tsipursky offered this e-book for free.
Shyam Soni
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Cool book, thought-provoking exercises, nice inclusion of meditation, and the author has a nice writing style. If you’re having trouble finding your purpose, I think this new research could help.
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Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases, which devastate bottom lines and bring down high-flying careers. His expertise and passion is developing the most effective and profitable decision-making strategies, based on pragmatic business experience and cutting-edge behavioral economics and ...more