Deborahann Smith takes up where she left off in her well-received Temp: How to Survive and Thrive in the World of Temporary Employment, this time providing the same sound and entertaining advice to the broader audience of everyone who works for a living. Her book shows how to make all the work we do meaningful and rewarding: from finding the job in the first place, to flourishing in it, to—eventually—moving on. She shows how to cultivate a positive attitude no matter what the task at hand, how to generate satisfaction for one's work from deep within, and how to continue to learn and grow throughout your working life.
Also included is wisdom drawn from the author's own Zen practice and personal experiences, as well as from spiritual teachers, such as the Dalai Lama and Krishnamurti, on how to turn work into the spiritual path it is meant to be.
"Work with What You Have abounds with anecdotes, personal insights, and advice from sources as diverse as a woman who cleans out stables for a living to Albert Einstein. . . . If Work with What You Have fails to inspire readers to a new sense of fulfillment in even the most stressful job or mundane task, it's time to give notice and reread that chapter entitled "Chaaaaaaange."—Independent Publisher
"This book tells you what you need to know to get going—and Deborahann Smith's style is so delightful you'll want to get going soon. It may even be your path to financial freedom."—Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, authors of Your Money or Your Life
"Work with What You Have is a book that encourages us to approach each day with willingness and enthusiasm. Most important, it reminds us that happiness is a choice."—Laurence G. Boldt, author of Zen and the Art of Making a Living and How to Find the Work You Love