The Crossroads of Should and Must

The Crossroads of Should and Must

Find and Follow your Passion

eBook - 2015
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Who hasn't asked the question How can I find and follow my true calling?" Elle Luna frames this moment as standing at the crossroads of Should and Must." Should" is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. Must" is the thing we dream of doing, our heart's desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who've read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer. The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message-we get to choose the path between Should and Must. And it gives every reader permission to embrace this message. It's about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work. Why knowing what you want is often the hardest part. It gives eye-opening techniques for reconnecting with one's inner voice, like writing your own obituary (talk about putting life in perspective). It talks about the most common fears of choosing Must over Should-money, time, space, and the ultimate fear: total vulnerability-and shores up our hesitation with inspiring stories of and quotes from the artists and writers and thinkers who've faced their own crossroads of Should and Must and taken the leap. It explains the importance of mistakes, of unlearning," of solitude, of keeping moving, of following a soul path. Presented in four chapters-The Crossroads, The Origin of Should, Must, and The Return-inspired by the hero's journey outlined by Joseph Campbell, The Crossroads of Should and Must guides us from the small moment, discovering our Must, to the big moment-actually doing something about it, and returning to share our new gifts with the world.
Publisher: [United States] : Workman Publishing Company, 2015
ISBN: 9780761184201
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jul 23, 2018

Every creative working in a dead-end, mind-numbing job should read this. You are not alone and you CAN find your creative path in this stifling world we life in. I wish I had read this book 2 years ago, before the corporate world got it's claws in me.

Sep 05, 2017

A beautiful book indeed.
Inspiring and activates creative flow
I'm still undecided as to whether this 'advice' of following must instead of should
is practical and applicable.
I'm leaning towards to should AND must...especially if you have kids.

JCLHelenH Apr 05, 2017

Filled with wonderful quotes and interesting ideas, Luna's examination of MUST vs SHOULD can be enjoyed in an evening or two. The most interesting idea came early, "when you decide to look for your dreams in real life, where do you go?"

VaughanPLKasey Nov 15, 2016

This is a truly beautifully designed book, with a somewhat trite message.

Oct 20, 2015

For the SARK lovers out there, this book is engaging in many ways. It is an easy but thought provoking read if you're looking for some introspective prompts. This book is insightful, creative and "catalystic" in nature. It will help you line up your MUSTs and reconsider the SHOULDs that may have been impairing your progress for purpose and passion. Enjoy!

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