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Making a living without a job: winning ways for creating work that  you love

Got the urge to throw in the towel at what you're currently doing and become joyfully jobless? That's because self-employment rocks! Making a Living Without a Job is for anyone who has always dreamed of becoming their own boss and creating the work they love. Barbara Winter will take you on a step-by-step journey that integrates the things you like to do with the things you're good at doing. For more creative ideas on self-employment, pick up Winning Ways (her bi-monthly newslwetter) or take a tour of joyfullyjobless.com.

   

What Color is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? Just the title of this book intrigues me. Revised and updated annually, Parachute (a word coined by the author when he was referring to career transitions back in the late 1960s) is about taking chances, gaining confidence, and making changes in your career and life. Complete with exercises on self-assessment and career planning, it is perhaps most valuable to those who are securely employed but unhappy with what they're doing. Richard Bolles has also crafted JobHuntersBible.com—the companion for his wit, words and wisdom, and lots of links.

   

How'd You Score That Gig? A Guide to the Coolest Jobs and How to Get Them

Career guru Alexandra Levit profiles over sixty of the coolest careers in How'd You Score that Gig?, with insider wisdom from young careerists in jobs they love and how to take specific action steps for breaking in. From a passion quiz to step-by-step advice, the secrets of landing your dream job are now yours to discover.

   

Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find & Sustain Your Life's Work

Drawing wisdom from playgrounds of his youth, where Kevin Carroll spent hours sharpening his mind and body, the Rules of the Red Rubber Ball shares with you how to achieve maximum potential through the power of passion and creativity. Finding your own red rubber ball and chasing it to your heart's content is the surest route to peace, prosperity and happiness.

   

Getting Unstuck: How Dead Ends Become New Paths

Are you at an impasse about the next move in your life? Instead of feeling stuck or paralyzed, Getting Unstuck offers strategies for finding your way again—with renewed meaning. Built around a practical six-step process, you'll identify the things that will most likely satisfy you while making smart choices that will transform your new vision into reality.