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The School of Life

A Job to Love

€ 18,00
A Job to Love is a guide by The School of Life, to how we can better understand ourselves and select a job that is right for us.

In our social networks only a handful of our friends actually love their dayj ob, and they are an inspiration for others. A career to love is one of those mayor puzzle pieces contributing to a fulfilled life. Unfortunately, it is devilishly hard to understand oneself well enough to know quite where one's energies should be directed. A Job To Love is a book by The School of Life, and  A Job to Love is a guide by The School of Life, to how we can better understand ourselves and select a job that is right for us.

In our social networks only a handful of our friends actually love their dayj ob, and they are an inspiration for others. A career to love is one of those mayor puzzle pieces contributing to a fulfilled life. Unfortunately, it is devilishly hard to understand oneself well enough to know quite where one's energies should be directed. A Job To Love is a book by The School of Life, and is made to help out at of some of these impasses. 

This is a book with compassion and a deeply practical spirit, a guide to help you to discover your true talents and to make sense of confused desires and aspirations.

Teamed with The School of Life's What Should I do with my Life, this A Job to Love book, we believe The School of Life offers a great start in seeking one's dream job.

Chapters include:

How we came to desire a job we could love

The 'vocation myth'

The output/input confusion

The dangers of success

Confidence and inner voices

The 'perfectionism trap'

The imposter syndrome

Good enough work

Read an abstract from the book here.

The School of Life at Misc-store Amsterdam


At Misc-Store we also carry the The School of Life books Small Pleasures and On Being Nice.

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.

We love The School of Life because their items make a great gift for ourselves and others. Back in 2013 we started with a range of The School of Life items in store, and we are so happy that we can extend our range with all their new items, focusing on the job we have, appreciating small pleasures and the things that might go unnoticed. 

 
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About The School of Life

Alain de Botton founded The School of Life in 2008. His aim was to make philosophy — long seen as the inaccessible, inauthentic stuff of academies and archives — a functional aspect of modern life. The care with which ancient philosophers thought about their lives remains a valuable antidote to the generalised anxiety of our era.

The school thus posits that ideas of Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics are as relevant to us today as they were in ancient Greece. Even if Epicurus never had social media burnout, understanding his thinking can lead us to a healthier relationship with our phones — and by extension, with one another.

Developing emotional intelligence in the workplace
The working world can feel, at times, to operate with a dog-eat-dog intensity. We are often made to feel anxious or powerless by our jobs. Our colleagues can irritate or undermine, our bosses can demand too much while giving too little, our clients can be rude and difficult to please, and our assets are never quite liquid enough. So it goes.

We began stocking The School of Life’s series on work, gratitude and pleasure as a way of thinking through these issues. We admire these series for their capacity to stimulate reflection, and their ability to give a new perspective on age old problems. At its core, it is a set of strategies for finding meaning in the modern world.

The School of Life has had its own corner in our Amsterdam shop, and we’re proud to be one of their stockists in the Netherlands. You can browse our selection in store or on our web shop online.


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A Job to Love

A Job to Love

€ 18,00