Travelling back and forth between Whidbey Island and Oregon has given me a fair opportunity to catch up on some “reading”. I’ve been listening to some interesting topics such as Animal Welfare, Goal Setting, and now, Job Hunting. I listened to this book within 24 hours traveling to and from Whidbey Island for my Beach Naturalist Training- “What Color is Your Parachute?” I’m not sure what possessed me to pick it up from the library. I already own a printed copy of the book, so I wasn’t sure why I was privy to listen to it right now, especially with so many other titles I’ve been interested in. But I did pick it up, and I am now thoroughly grateful that I have my own personal copy in my possession, so I can peruse through it once we are moved and settled on Whidbey for good!
I’m not technically looking for a job, but I have put out feelers for this and that, and have begun getting frustrated. But I figured out just by listening to the first chapter that 1) it’s not my fault, exactly, there are just better ways to go about looking for a job, and 2) there are definitely some pointers I can utilize to increase chances of success in the future, should I decide to look more fervently for a position.
But looking for a job wasn’t what inspired me about this book. This book is more than finding a “job”. It’s about finding your purpose. You know, “Why You Are Here”. It reminded me so much of one of my top ten favorite books of all time, “The Why Are You Here Cafe“. While “The Why Cafe” is a parable, “What Color” is a great road map, how-to book.
I haven’t had the opportunity to complete the activity of the Flower Petal Exercise, because my books are all packed up. But it seems to be incredibly helpful in assisting someone looking for a life-changing career. If you are interested in pursuing more in your life than just a day job to “pay the bills”, I recommend “What Color is Your Parachute?”