Whistle While You Work: Heeding Your Life's Calling

  • 2h 55m
  • David A. Shapiro, Richard J. Leider
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2001

Have You Ever Wondered: What do I want to be when I grow up? What was I born to do?

Whistle While You Work will help you answer these questions and find your calling.

Calling is natural. We all possess it. It needs only to be uncovered, not discovered. Whistle While You Work makes the uncovering process inspiring and fun. Featuring a unique "Calling Card" exercise--a powerful way to put the whistle in your work--it is a liberating and practical guide that will help you find work that is truly satisfying, deeply fulfilling, and consistent with your deepest values.

Richard Leider and David Shapiro combine straightforward advice for how you can discover your calling with dozens of inspiring stories featuring individuals who have found--or are in the process of finding--theirs. Most importantly, they provide an inspiring, effective, and entertaining guide to discovering the work you were born to do. It will equip you to see a clear picture of what your right work is and what to do with your limited time here on Earth.

About the Authors

Richard J. Leider is a founding partner of The Iventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota devoted tobringing out the natural potential in people. He is a nationally known writer, speaker, and career coach, and a pioneer in the field of Life/Work Planning. A National certified Career Coach, he has been helping people to hear and heed their callings for more than 30 years. Author and co-author of five previous books, including the best-sellers Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose, he is also an online columnist for Fast Company.

David A. Shapiro is a writer, philospher, and educator whose work explores questions in ethics and meaning in life. He is the Education Director of the Northwest Center for Philosophy for children, a non-profit organization that brings philosophy into the lives of young people in wchools and community groups through literature, philosophical works, and classroom activities.

David is the co-author of Repacking Your Bags and the author of Choosing the Right Thing to Do, a practical guide for helping people make educated decsions about matters of ethical import in all aspects of their lives.

In this Book

  • Whistle While You Work— Heeding Your Life’s Calling
  • Introduction: If You Can’t Get Out Of It, Get Into It!
  • What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?
  • What Is My Calling Card?
  • Gifts—Is My Job My Calling?
  • Passions—What Keeps Calling Me?
  • Values—Where Do I Get Connected?
  • How Do I Heed The Call?
  • Legacy—Did I Answer The Call?