Passion at Work: How to Find Work You Love and Live the Time of Your Life (paperback)
- By Lawler Kang, Mark Albion
- Published Jan 31, 2005 by FT Press.
- Copyright 2005
- Dimensions: 6 X 9
- Pages: 272
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-703247-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-703247-1
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-7686-6819-0
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6819-3
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Product Author Bios
Lawler Kang is one of this generation’s leading business consultants and inspirational speakers. After recovering from a neural aneurysm that left him in a coma and wheelchair, blind in one eye, and verbally challenged, he earned an MBA at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. His corporate experience includes helping to grow the U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese firm from $2 to $40 million in five years; consulting on data communication mergers and acquisitions exceeding $7 billion; and growing a technology consulting practice to almost 100 employees within a year. Lawler’s well-rounded business experience also allowed him to be a key leader in three successful technology turnarounds. Lawler has presented to a variety of audiences and has spoken at Wharton, Columbia, and Harvard Business School conferences.
Mark Albion, who wrote the Foreword for Passion at Work, is the author of the bestseller, Making a Life, Making a Living.
World-renowned speaker and executive Lawler Kang will show how to build a career one can be madly passionate about and create, actualize, and monetize a niche only you can dominate! Kang draws on the profound human stories of those who have followed their passions to achieve great things and live on their own terms. He then presents a unique Process of the Five PsTM: a start-to-finish blueprint for realizing your dreams, one step at a time. Learn how to discover passions, proficiencies, and priorities. Redefine success. Create realistic plans, complete with milestones and investments.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
"There is no other way.",
This review is from: Passion at Work: How to Find Work You Love and Live the Time of Your Life (Hardcover)Passion and rage are among the most powerful of human emotions and each is obviously capable of producing extraordinary results, either positive or negative. The happiest people tend to be those who are passionate about both how they earn a living and the quality of life their efforts provide. Conversely, the unhappiest people are those who continuously rage against real (or imagined) grievances in any or even in all of the areas of their lives. In this book, Lawler Kang addresses these and other issues. Specifically, he suggests answers to questions such as these:
1. When am I and/or when have I been I happiest? Why?
2. Doing what?
3. Not doing what?
4. With whom am I and/or with whom have I been happiest? Why?
One of the greatest benefits of this book (and there are several) is the assistance Kang provides so that his reader can measure the gap between where she or he is now, and, where she or he would much prefer to be. He then provides sound,... Read more
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Passionate self-help manual on actualizing yourself at work,
This review is from: Passion at Work: How to Find Work You Love and Live the Time of Your Life (Hardcover)Lawler Kang is here to help if you're feeling unhappy or unfulfilled in your career. His "Five Ps" self-examination process arises from his philosophy that, since "you don't get nine lives" like the fabled feline, you must live each moment to the fullest. Life is too short to stay in a boring job. You've probably heard these ideas before, but Kang's exercises and checklists may help you to act on them. His style is sincere, but overeager and jargon-ridden, and the peculiar, hard-to-read typeface exacerbates his confusing tendency to trip on his own clichés. We suggest that people who are feeling inextricably stuck in unsatisfying careers will find it worthwhile to transcend these drawbacks. Kang may be able to start you on a journey to fulfillment and happiness.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good book for work... Great book for life.,
This review is from: Passion at Work: How to Find Work You Love and Live the Time of Your Life (Hardcover)"Passion at Work" is at least as much about how to be happy in your life as it is about how to have passion at work. This book is a very fast and fun read, with questions and self-guided exercises that never end. In early sections, the book guides you through better understanding how and why you do what you do - on a very personal level. Later, it guides you through techniques usually reserved for building businesses, and applies those techniques to building a great life. It's a very fun book, filled with powerful insights and lessons, and I highly recommend it.
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Table of Contents
About the Authors.
1. Why Do You Work So Hard?
2. We Aren't Cats.
3. What Is the End Game?
4. The Magic Bullet.
5. A Process Overview.
6. The First P: Passion.
7. The Second P: Proficiencies.
8. The Third P: Priorities.
9. The Fourth P: Plan.
10. The Fifth P: Prove.
11. How Do I Prepare Myself for This Change?
12. Looking for Your Life's Work.
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