Tuesday, March 15, 2011

No More Dreaded Mondays - A Book Review

"Do you have a calling or just a job?"

How many of us are thankful to see Monday when it rolls around?  It seems as if everyone lives for Friday.  This book was an excellent read.  This was not a how-to book.  This was a book that challenges you to change your mindset.  Mr. Miller gives you the tools to see your "work" differently.  The author gives lots of practical, real world examples of people who have made a shift in their work or in their thinking. 

This book is just what people need in this time.  We know that manufacturing jobs are almost non-existent in America.  Gone is the day where you could get hired on and work for the same company for 30 years.  This book gives us all hope that money can be made even if you have worked in a 9 to 5 job for a long time.

The end of the book gives several resources for those interested in different work.  It also gives you ideas and places to start. 

Even if you are not entrepreneurial-minded this book is still for you.

One story that I really enjoyed was titled, "Sew Up Your Buttonholes".  Basically a small girl had sewn up the gentleman's button holes.  His fingers had went on autopilot for so long, buttoning buttons and when they realized they couldn't be buttoned they had to think outside the box.

A quote from the book:

"So my advice is this:  Sew up some buttonholes in your life.  Drive a different route home from work.  Read a book you would not normally read.  Take time to help a stranded motorists. . . you may be surprised at what happens when you allow your brain to turn on.  Who knows what creative ideas or solutions you may discover?"
I would highly recommend this book for everyone.  Even if you are content in your job, you will still get something out of it.  It gives you ideas to do better in your current job while also encouraging you to seek out your passion and get paid for it!

Disclaimer:  Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.

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