The Art Of Work – A Proven Path To Discovering What You Were Meant To Do

The Art Of Work

The Art Of Work by Jeff Goins – Book Review

Every now and then you come across a book which – to your delight – is nothing like you expect it to be.

When I picked up The Art Of Work – A Proven Path To Discovering What You Were Meant To Do by Jeff Goins, I thought I was in for another book filled with tried and true career advice and exercises designed to help you find the perfect job for you – but thankfully, this wasn’t the case!

Instead, The Art Of Work focuses on sharing the inspiring, real life stories of people who find their calling – their vocation – the thing that they can’t not do – after life takes them down paths that they did not expect.

During the course of his research, Jeff heard hundreds of stories from people who found their calling in life, and through these stories, he identified seven common characteristics which he uses as the thematic chapters for the book:

  • Awareness
  • Apprenticeship
  • Practice
  • Discovery
  • Profession
  • Mastery
  • Legacy

Jeff says that as you read through these chapters, think of these characteristics as steps and overlapping stages that you can experience and build upon for the rest of your life!

I found The Art Of Work a bit of a misnomer – based on the inspiration I found inside, I thought the book could be more aptly entitled A Handbook For Life!

No matter who you are or what you do – The Art Of Work should be on your list of books to read!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Video: The Art Of Work with Jeff Goins

About Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, son, and border collie.

Jeff has authored four books and frequently speaks on writing, creativity, and making a difference. His website has been visited by more than four million people from all over the world.


For More Information

For More Great Books

Book Nook 200

Stay In Touch!

Follow Create With Joy On:

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

I review for BookLook Bloggers

Copyright © 2015 by Create With Joy. All Rights Reserved.
If you see this content posted elsewhere, please contact the site owner.
Thank you for helping to prevent content theft!

9 Responses to “The Art Of Work – A Proven Path To Discovering What You Were Meant To Do”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Alex says:

    This sounds like a great book. Added it to my reading list!

    Have a nice weekend 🙂

    Alex -Funky Jungle

  2. Great detailed review. I’m always trying to discover myself as I learn about life through others. This sounds like the book for me.

  3. Kim says:

    Sounds like a great book..I’m going to look it up on Audible to see if I can listen to it while driving:) Thanks for the review.

  4. Carolyn says:

    That’s quite a glowing review! It’s in my TBR pile, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Thanks for the recommendation! Stopping by from Literary Musing Mondays. 🙂

  5. Kristine Hart says:

    I read this book as soon as it came out. Loved it! Mr. Goins made so much sense to me and helped me realize I was on the right path and to always keep your eyes open for that next opportunity.
    Saying hi from Share the Wealth Sunday
    Kristine 🙂 @

  6. Hello! This books reads interesting and helpful. I have a niece in college who’s struggling with this very issue. I think this book would be great for her. 😀

Thanks for visiting Create With Joy! Your comments are greatly appreciated!


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.