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Finding your element : how to discover your talents and passions and transform your life /

by Robinson, Ken; Aronica, Lou.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, ©2013Description: xxiv, 258 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780670022380 (hbk.) :; 0670022381 (hbk.).Title notes: $27.95 7-2013 (db)Subject(s): Self-actualization (Psychology) | Self-realization | Creative ability in children
Contents:
Finding your element -- What are you good at? -- How do you know? -- What do you love? -- What makes you happy? -- What's your attitude -- Where are you now? -- Where's your tribe? -- What's next? -- Living a life of passion and purpose.
Summary: A guide to self-improvement, happiness, and creativity outlines practical steps for identifying personal talents, merging one's passions with inherent abilities, and transforming interests into income.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Element gives readers an inspirational and practical guide to self-improvement, happiness, creativity, and personal transformation <br> <br> Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk video and groundbreaking book, The Element , introduced readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired readers all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element. Among the questions that this new book answers are:<br> <br> * How do I find out what my talents and passions are?<br> * What if I love something I'm not good at?<br> * What if I'm good at something I don't love?<br> * What if I can't make a living from my Element?<br> * How do I do help my children find their Element?<br> <br> Finding Your Element comes at a critical time as concerns about the economy, education and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater. As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you're searching for your Element, this book is for you.

$27.95 7-2013 (db)

Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-251) and index.

Finding your element -- What are you good at? -- How do you know? -- What do you love? -- What makes you happy? -- What's your attitude -- Where are you now? -- Where's your tribe? -- What's next? -- Living a life of passion and purpose.

A guide to self-improvement, happiness, and creativity outlines practical steps for identifying personal talents, merging one's passions with inherent abilities, and transforming interests into income.

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Library Journal Review

In addition to hard work and perseverance, there are a number of ways to achieve one's dreams and goals. Professional mentor Carter offers 20 "breakthroughs" or "course corrections" (think following a compass) to assist readers in fulfilling their basic needs, such as finding love, understanding, and meaning in life. Carter poses questions, relies upon case studies, and guides readers through worksheets that ask them to list their priorities and strengths and their energy-givers and energy-takers (or people and activities that respectively invigorate one's life or sap energy from it). Similarly, Robinson (The Element, LJ 12/08) believes that one can achieve self-fulfillment by meshing natural talents and personal passions. He helps readers embark on a personal quest to find their purpose in life through exercises, narratives, and autobiographical information. VERDICT Both approaches are potentially useful to those willing to delve into the exercises. But are there new answers here to the old questions that are posed? Not really. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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