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by Ernie J. Zelinski

  • ISBN: 0898159148
  • Category: Money & Business
  • Author: Ernie J. Zelinski
  • Subcategory: Business Culture
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 3rd edition (January 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1806 kb
  • EPUB size: 1404 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 375
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Ernie Zelinski could change your view of the world forever. He has taught more than 300, 000 people what The Joy of Not Working is about: learning to live every part of their lives - work and play.

Ernie Zelinski could change your view of the world forever.

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This book could change your life forever. What a wonderful title: The Joy of Not Working

This book could change your life forever. The Joy of Not Working is all about learning to live every part of your life - employment, unemployment, retirement, and leisure time alike - to the fullest. You too can join the thousands of converts and learn to thrive at both work and play, while enjoying life like never before. What a wonderful title: The Joy of Not Working. Ernie Zelinski’s basic message, no matter your career stage, is get a well-balanced life and quit relying on your job to define who you are. It’s hard to quibble with Zelinski’s lest message.

Zelinski, Ernie J. (Ernie John), 1949– The joy of not working: a book for the retired, employed, and overworked, Ernie J. 21st-Century ed. p. cm. ISBN 1-58008-552-0 (pb. 1. Retirement. 27 A Nation Gone Mad with the Work Ethic. 29 Another Nation Tries to Catch Up to the Madness. 31 To Be Highly Successful in North America Is to Fail Badly. 33 What the G in GNP Really Stands For. 34 Why Panhandlers Contribute More to a Better World than SUV Owners . A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked. By Ernie J. Category: Business Personal Growth.

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The Joy of Not Working makes the case that leisure is the highest form of human activity. The Joy of Not Working. I’m not sure if this will reach you but having enjoyed three of your books so much, I thought I would write and tell you about our own ‘joy of not working’. Two years ago, my husband Ian and I, both in our fifties and caught up in the common ‘work until you drop’ culture of stress, decided to take a year out to travel.

Ernie Zelinski could change your view of the world forever. He has already taught more than 300,000 people what THE JOY OF NOT WORKING is all аbout: learning to live every part of your life-employment, unemployment, retirement, and leisure time alike-to the fullest. With this completely revised and expanded edition, you too can join the thousands of converts and learn to thrive at both work and at play. Illustrated by eye-opening exercises, thought-provoking diagrams, and lively cartoons and quotations, THE JOY OF NOT WORKING will guide you to:Be more productive at work by working less.Discover and pursue your life'¬?s passions.Gain the courage to leave your corporate job if it is draining life out of you.Pursue interesting leisure activities that make a difference in your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.Vanquish any guilt you may have about not working long and hard hours.Be financially independent with less money.Plus, new to this edition are inspiring letters from readers detailing how the book helped them improve the variety, tone, and quality of their lives.A revised and updated edition of the classic guide to living life to its fullest. Previous editions have sold more than 300,000 copies in 17 languages.
Reviews about The Joy of Not Working (7):
Grotilar
It's obvious that the author enjoys not working. I don't argue against Zelinski's point the idea that North Americans place too much value on financial security at the cost of happiness, family, friends and years of our lives. However, he presents this notion with very little empirical data. The book is largely opinion. Zelinski's expertise appears to be that of a TV talk show host or a radio announcer that has a show where their title is doctor. This Dr. Phil approach of "they say" hammers home Zelinski's points again and again with little guidance or citing any specific studies.

The book itself is 75% quotes, 10% lists, 10% opinion and 5% reliable data from science. Oh the quotes, everywhere quotes. A number of the quotes cited a book, but no author. Why is this, I wondered? They were other Zelinski books. This is the age of self-promotion, I guess. Still, it was strange. Furthermore, the version I recently grabbed from Amazon was filled with letters from fans. Seemingly the last quarter of the book is simply letters from fans that he has quoted into this most recent version of the book. At one point, Zelinski gives the reader an exercise to do some graphical brainstorming on a piece of paper. The goal is to list 50 activities you'd enjoy doing or trying. To get us started he fills many pages with over 300 ideas. Many ideas are duplicates and absolutely simplistic and ridiculous.

Again, the idea of work/life balance is an important idea that I was hoping to explore. Personally, I felt this was less of a self-help book and more of a book of quotations. When it comes to advice, we must always take what works for us and leave the rest. Perhaps others who enjoyed the book needed a swift kick in the ass to get them going. I'm happy that they found the book useful. Myself, I need the inspiration and much more practicality. Thus, I was not a fan of this work at all and do not see myself ever reading any of his other books.
Coiwield
This book is an interesting read. I've read a number of books now on retirement. I've also searched the web on the subject and followed a number of bloggers. Retirement is a choice looming in my not too distant future so I'm researching the pros and cons of retiring now versus working for another few years. Almost every book I've read says, stay the course and work as long as you can. Most say that you want to guarantee you have enough money to make it the rest of your life. Who knows how long they will live? Who knows what the future holds? Who knows what your health will be next year? Most people save up for a lifetime only to will it to their children.

This book does exactly the opposite. It shows the fallacy of this premise. Happiness is NOT achieved through more money, more consumption and more work. Instead he advocates working less or not at all and enjoying life more. He makes a point that working is not all that it is cracked up to be. He advocates spending more time thinking and less time worrying.

It is an easy read and one that I enjoyed. I wanted to quit my job after reading it. There are so many things I want to do and I can't while working at a regular job. I like working, and I like the camaraderie at the office, but this book makes me think about just how much longer I should labor in the job. He says you can always "go back to work" but you may not get to travel, have fun and spend time in leisure activities if you die before you get a chance. Furthermore, just because you retire doesn't mean you have to quit working you just get to work at what you want to work at.

I recommend this book for anyone fearful of retiring and quitting their job. He provides exercises which will make you think hard about what you really want when you're not working at a job anymore. There are other books out there which will give you a more pessimistic perspective. This one will inspire you, even dare you, to quit and look at retirement and NOT working as the best life to lead.

I liked it!
Goktilar
You retire and then what? You get depressed and want meds! Seriously, if you don't have a dozen interests and hobbies, you are left looking at the calendar wondering when your colonoscopy is. No, this can't be all. So, I needed to do research. Found this delightful book. The main reason I enjoyed it was that it really offered suggestions. It's foolish to say that it changed my life. However, it did put me on a path. Ernie's words gave me the direction I truly needed.
1. Everyday I do some sort of exercise.
2. I use my time in worthwhile pursuits. (volunteer, read, classes)
3. Discover what you are good at.
These are just a few of the thoughts that follow me from day to day.
This was an excellent purchase.
Kit
Easy and enjoyable read. I've been retired for about a year and struggled at times with my new life. After forty years of full time work it was easy to feel a little lost and that I should be more productive. This book gave me a different perspective to consider and helped me to be OK with more often enjoying the many, simple pleasures life has to offer and to appreciate those blessings.
Brariel
This is a great book. I have read this before I quit my job and has helped me in realizing that I needed to relax and enjoy life. Not to work till I am in the hospital wishing that I could've done other things. Like taking time for my kids, or even doing something challenging... like write my poems and take up other real activities to enjoy life. I am looking for another job...however,I am enjoying the extended vacation that I put myself on. Thank you for writing this book. Hopefully others will realize that hard work will only make you sick and stressed. Relax and enjoy the FREEDOM.
Inabel
This is a great book that has insights for the young and old combined. It is a fun read with visuals that help make the point. This book transends political preference and seeks to help ther person live a better life. The book encourages hobbies and attempts to prevent people from having their entire identities tied up in how they make a living. The story of the old person who dies soon after retirement is sad, and can be avoided if people rediscover purpose in their life. This book helps people do that, in a way it encourages life.

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