Career consultant Laurence G. Boldt has fashioned a multi-purpose paperback to assist those desiring a life's work planning book; to those seeking a general interest book on the "Art" of finding one's life's work; to those wanting nothing more than a how-to career guide; to information junkies seeking to swim in over 300 quotations; and to those searching for a career resource reference. There are four thematic modules on:
1. The Quest for Life's Work
2. The Game of Life's Work
3. The Battle for Life's Work and
4. The School of Life's Work.
Boldt quotes Herbert Otto who surmised that "change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life." Naturally we were most attracted to the section on the "Art" of life's work. Here Boldt looks at work as self-expression. It salutes Zen and the creative arts for challenging us to make our lives into "poetry in motion." As Abraham Maslow has pointed out, "a first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting."
There are plenty of career counselors. Boldt offers something more with his Zen perspective and creativity.