Even though only a short and somewhat simplified book, it
is actually pretty much as important as they come, its premise no less than
literally finding one’s very purpose, and turning their life to doing what they
feel passionately about, preferably for a living. It is a sentiment I strongly subscribe to,
and have always tried to drive into the mentality of the younger members of my
family and other people I care about, who may have struggled in respect of finding
The book is short – almost a concise, compact guide to the
subject – but that is actually in its favour, I think. It is very easy, I have found, for authors to
plump out their motivational or self-help reference books with unnecessary
filler, and this is usually to their detriment, distracting and often tiresome,
turning a good book into a dull one.
But, in the case of Passion, Purpose and Profits, there is
nothing of the sort; The Prosperity Sisters resist any temptation to devalue
the book in this way. Their message is
important – perhaps the most important one there is in life – and it is simply
presented then delivered: how to find your purpose, based on your passion, then
embed it into your work life. Their approach
reminds me of that which a school-teacher, youth mentor, or guest speaker for
young people might deliver, and it works well.
That is not to say that it is a guide solely aimed at kids – far from
it; most people I know well into their forties don’t enjoy the work they do, and
fewer still actually know their purpose in life. They would benefit from the advice herein, for
sure. I admit, even I myself found the
book to be very useful, motivational and inspiring, and I consider myself to be
someone who is creatively satisfied vocationally.
Very simplistic, but not at all a wasted read. Nice and short, yet a brief encounter which
might in fact inspire you to change your life.
Like practising yoga or tai chi, settle yourself somewhere quiet, calm
and undistracted; grab yourself a pen and paper and give it your full focus – I’m
positive you’ll gain something very valuable from it, whatever your age or your
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