Live a Meaningful Life: The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

The Art of Work

My Thoughts:
This is one of the most beautiful and sincere books I’ve read. Jeff Goins takes a different approach to discussing your career and your life. His advice does not come from a position of simply making money, becoming famous, or pursuing self-serving objectives. This is a book that everyone should  read. It’s uplifting, encouraging, and eye opening.

After finishing this book, I had to ponder the author’s advice for a few days. It’s the kind of book you savor, going over it again and again. It left me feeling empowered, motivated, and ready to move forward instead of simply letting life pass me by.

It’s about finding your priorities and living your life to its full potential. It’s about finding fulfillment in every day you live. It’s about embracing the setbacks and setting your own expectations for success.

Do you feel like there is something you are meant to do? A specific life you are meant to live? I’ve always felt that way, but I’ve always felt like whatever it is, is just out of reach. The Art of Work showed me that it might not be as far from my finger tips as I thought. It might be within my grasp and I don’t even know it. The trick is to figure out what you’re supposed to do, and then do it. It probably won’t end in fame or fortune, but it will bring fulfillment and purpose to your life.

My favorite quote from the book is this bit about finding your calling:

“Perhaps while serving someone else’s dream, you will make a discovery of your own. At first, it will come imperceptibly, like a whisper.  It may come early in the morning or late at night, whenever you are still and the most vulnerable.  Gently, it will speak to your heart, calling greatness out of you that you never knew existed.”

This is a book that I would highly encourage anyone to read.  If you feel lost, unsure of yourself or your future, or if you are simply hoping to add meaning and purpose to your life, pick up this book.  It’s a gem.

Source: I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.


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About the Book:

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 24, 2015)
Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose.

The path to your life’s work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life’s work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It’s about the task you were born to do.   

As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try.

Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.

About the Author:

Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, son, and border collie. He has authored three other books: The In-Between, Wrecked, and You Are a Writer. His website,, has been visited by more than four million people from all over the world. He humbly considers himself the world’s foremost expert on guacamole. 

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    April 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    so have to check this out! thanks for sharing your review

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    April 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    so have to check this out! thanks for sharing your review

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