The Enlightenment of Work (Published by Watkins 2012)
I wrote this book as I was approaching a major transition in my work. This was not my first transition since this was my third major career. I started out working in international banking in the City of London. You could say I was a round peg trying to fit into a square hole. I stuck at it for ten long years before resigning. My next career was in local government which was nicer in some respects and harder in others. After another ten years (getting to be a bit of a pattern) I resigned and intended to follow my heart to see where it led. After a couple of years doing all manner of paid and voluntary work I started working in an amazing organisation called Alternatives. This was a not for profit organisation that hosted events for self-help, personal development and spiritual awakening authors. I was finally home. After a couple of years there I was made a director of the company and stayed for 13 years. It was around the time I realised that I needed to leave this amazing place that I started writing this book.
A Fusion of Coaching and Buddhist Philosophy
In this book I have drawn upon a fusion of coaching and the timeless wisdom of Buddhism and applied it to the challenge of how to do we find work we love or how to we turn the work we are currently doing into a project of love. Work can be a source of growth, connection, and purpose, but too often it is a source of feeling aimless, bullied or manipulated. We may strive to climb up the corporate ladder only to find it is leaning in the wrong direction. On the other hand we may feel aimless going from job to job just to pay the bills.
If you are heading for a crossroads or transition in your work then this could be the book for you!
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We are entering a new age where old ideas and mindsets about work no longer fit. Quite simply, The Enlightenment of Work is a radical and revolutionary guide for anyone (and everyone) willing to pioneer a new world of work that is soul-satisfying, impactful and very different. Viva la revolution!Barbara Winter
If you’re in any way stuck in that horrible prison of a job or career you don’t love and feel you’re wasting your life away, I most strongly urge you to read this book – Steve A Nobel is genuine, a master at what he does and this book is a veritable gem.Barefoot Doctor
It’s not often a book manages to be so inspirational and informative, compassionate and practical, clear and thorough, simple and deep. This is the spiritual and compassionate path to finding your right work and loving what you do. Steve A Nobel’s approach to the world of work is inspired, insightful, practical, very real and truthful. A must read!Arielle Essex