The Art of Work

A Must Read of 2015!

A few weeks ago I arrived home and had the pleasure of discovering an advanced readers copy of Jeff Goins’s latest masterpiece, The Art of Work, in my mailbox. Not only was I stoked to get a free book, I was fired-up to be able to say that I was one of the first to read it–not that first really mattering in the long-run, but it made me feel privileged.

I started reading right away, and I finished quickly. Part of this can be attributed to my six-month-old daughter, who was having difficulty sleeping through the night. She giggled, laughed, fussed, and spit-up. I read 🙂

One thing I can say with certainty is that Jeff Goins doesn’t disappoint. I consider The Art of Work, a must-read of 2015. Of course, I have long been a Jeff Goins fan. He inspired me to write my first book and is one of my social media hero’s of 2014. In fact, you can read more about that here.

So, what’s so great about, The Art of Work? That’s easy. This book is all about finding one’s true calling, abandoning the status quo, and living a life that matters! And, while this all sounds great, it’s not easy. Fortunately, Jeff doesn’t sugar-coat the process. He highlights the powerful and sometimes painful journey with statements like:

[Tweet “Sometimes, the only way to know the difference between a hobby and a calling is to put yourself through the crucible of painful practice.”]


[Tweet “Successful people are just as “lucky” as the unsuccessful. The difference is they do something remarkable with their lucky moment while the rest of the world sits around, waiting for the next lucky streak to come.”]

I would recommend this book to those who want to dedicate their lives to a cause that matters. In the art of work, you’ll find key principles for pressing though challenges, because challenges will come and,

[Tweet “Successful people… don’t succeed in spite of their failure; they succeed because of it.”]

So, if you have a big goal or dream you are wanting to pursue, don’t wait. Get started right now, and pick up The Art of Work, today!

And for those wanting to write a book, I’d highly suggest Jeff’s book, You Are A Writer, (So Start Acting Like One). An easy read that will equip you with the skills necessary to start sharing your message with the world 🙂

Be sure to pick up one, or both of the incredible books today! Then, come back, leave a comment, and let me know what you think. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Jed Jurchenko

Jed Jurchenko is the husband to an incredible wife, daddy to four amazing girls, and a foster dad to one more. He's served as a children's pastor, marriage and family therapist, psychology professor, award-winning writing coach, and life coach. Jed is the author of 23 books on relationships, parenting, writing, and doing life well. In his free time, you'll find Jed reading, preparing for an upcoming marathon, barbecuing, paddle boarding, and enjoying life with his incredible family. Find out more about Jed's books, coaching, and courses at

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