This is a timely and highly informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude.It is really about putting the pieces together with creativity and hope. Working people everywhere are realising that personal success is interconnected with healthy communities and the environment. We are all looking for our unique "creative edge" with work that allows us to make an impact - close to home and in the world.This substantially revised third edition acknowledges that while the path to finding a life"s work that is satisfying, sustainable and financially feasible is not easy, there are simple steps to follow. An empowering ten-step program includes: paying attention to what you most care about; stabilising your life with regard to time, money and relationships; assessing your core aptitudes and attitudes; and, cultivating the entrepreneurial skills to create the workplace you want, whether or not you are in business for yourself. With dozens of rich personal stories, and a thorough look at the options, this is the comprehensive life/work guide for people who care about their communities and the planet.
Contents: Introduction: The Impact Factor; Part One: The Work to be Done -- Organising the Infinite: Fields of Opportunity; Work that Protects and Restores the Environment; Work that Protects and Restores Our Communities; 4 Catalytic Occupations. Part Two: The Ten Step Program for Principled Career Development -- Prepare; Step 1 - Wake Up; Step 2 - Stabilise Your Life; Step 3 - Create a Vibrant Support System; Step 4 - Understand the Landscape; Step 5 - Understand Yourself; Step 6 - Identify the Essence of Your Work in the World; Step 7 - Commit Yourself to Doing Your Work in Some Form, Whether or Not Anyone is Paying You for it Right Now; Step 8 Plan and Organise Your Campaign; Step 9 Plan (and Prepare) to Work with the Unknown; Step 10 Co-create the Workplace You Want; Index.