Life Purpose and Right Livelihood - Recommended Reading
True Purpose: 12 Strategies for Discovering the Difference You Are Meant to Make by Tim Kelley introduces his groundbreaking work for change agents who don't yet have the inner alignment and higher guidance they need to succeed in their mission to make a better world.
This method teaches you how to get a precise and detailed description of your life purpose from your own trusted sources of inner guidance. Tim Kelley's approach includes a radical method for clearing a pathway through your ego fears that normally keep you from living your purpose as your day job. You will also develop stronger two-way communication with your sources of guidance for support in manifesting this purpose.
There are several ways to use this book. Those with years of experience in shadow work and spiritual practice may wish to complete the exercises in this book on their own. You may read the background material to inspire and catalyze your own process, or have a guide support you through the True Purpose process.
Several Clear Change Group members are Certified True Purpose® Coaches and offer this process in private coaching sessions. Clear Change Group founder Audrey Seymour is also a teacher at the True Purpose® Institute and offers trainings for those who wish to offer this process to their clients. We believe this approach is by far the best among the life purpose methods available.
To learn more, download a free chapter of Tim's book.
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life by Gregg Levoy is a gold standard in the field of right livelihood. He addresses such questions as "How do we know if we're following our true callings?" "How do we sharpen our senses to cut through the distractions of everyday reality and hear the calls that are beckoning us?" and "How do we handle our resistance to a call?"
For an approach that combines spirituality with assessment questionnaires, work with this contemplative guide
to creative livelihood design:
Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence G. Boldt.
What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles, is a classic self-help reference in the search for fulfilling work. It's an excellent and very practical manual, combining text with a step-by-step discovery process.