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SpiritSite.com is pleased to offer excerpts from the following books. You may click on a book's cover to begin, or on the links below:
Selections from Laurence Boldt's Zen and the Art of Making a Living:
Selections from How to Find the Work You Love:
Selections from The Tao of Abundance:
Laurence Boldt is a writer, career consultant, and lifetime student of Eastern philosophies, with more than a decade of experience helping people shape their dreams into practical realities. He is the bestselling author of Zen and the Art of Making a Living, How to Find the Work You Love, and Zen Soup. He lives in Santa Barbara, California
Zen and the Art of Making a Living
In Zen and the Art of Making a Living (review or buy), Laurence Boldt presents the idea that "everyone is the artist of his or her life." The first part of the book helps the reader to identify work that will be deeply satisfying. The book's second part provides practical steps to finding or creating that work. In the SpiritSite.com excerpt, Laurence Boldt explores the way we perceive the world, and therefore, our work.
How do you find the courage to start the search for a new career? How do you tap into your own best resources to discover what you want to do and what you're good at? The insightful, clear How to Find the Work You Love (review or buy) offers simple yet profound strategies to help you answer those questions by focusing on four key elements to be sought in any life's work: Integrity, Service, Enjoyment, and Excellence.
The Tao of Abundance
In The Tao of Abundance (review or buy), Laurence Boldt presents eight guiding principles from Taoist philosophy geared to bring a truer and deeper sense of abundance. These eight principles include, "Recognizing the unity of all things," "Learning to receive," and "Following the path of least resistance." Laurence Boldt encourages readers to see that increased prosperity comes as a natural byproduct of inner peace.