New Book Shows How to Find Job Opportunities in a Financial Crisis

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Jobs and careers expert, Genevieve de Lacaze, shows a different way to view the world of work to find countless job opportunities, in her new book Passion Pays: How to make a living from your passions… and change the world too.

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She avoids the one-dimensional attributes of many self-help books by teasing the reader, in her trademark Show-rather-than-tell style, into solving their own problems.

Which is worse: having no job opportunities or having no job security?

This is not really a trick question. Or for some it may be. The financial crisis has been impacting people all over the globe. Students, workers, parents, businesses alike feel unsafe and fear for their future. When will I find a good job? How will I pay the mortgage? How will I provide good education to my children? Where will I get the money to pay my suppliers? “These are really challenging times, no wonder people feel paralyzed and confused about what to do” says jobs and careers expert, Genevieve de Lacaze, author of Passion Pays: How to make a living from your passions… and change the world too. “Yet, every challenge brings an opportunity. So job challenges also bring job opportunities. Of course, first, we must notice these opportunities; otherwise they don’t really exist, even if they are right in front of us. And therein lays the real challenge.” You can instantly read a free excerpt of Passion Pays on challenge, security and opportunity, here: http://passionpaysbook.com/book-excerpts-3/

“Genevieve’s enthusiasm for her subject shows in her writing. The book inspires and encourages creative thought. It is ideal reading for everyone but especially people who are either at the start of their careers or people who are going through a career or life change.” –Sidra Shaukat, freelance writer and blogger.

In Passion Pays, Genevieve teaches how to notice and capitalise on job opportunities by cultivating what she calls “the opportunity and growth mindset” as opposed to the “adversity and breakdown mindset”. She avoids the one-dimensional attributes of many self-help books by teasing the reader, in her trademark Show-rather-than-tell style, into solving their own problems. Genevieve travelled the world to interview 30 ordinary men and women to show us what she tells us. As she explains, “role models are extremely powerful. Positive role models, which currently lack in mainstream media, can sparkle the inspiration within us to turn negative into positive; to turn job challenges into job opportunities.” Passion Pays covers many jobs and careers. You will get inspired by people such as Lulu Kitololo, who got over a disappointment of not pursuing her PHD to create her own company Asilia. After a few years, she now has employees. As for Manjit Thandi, she was also a “victim” of the financial crisis and got made redundant after 25 years as a teacher. She noticed the perfect opportunity to finally work towards her bigger vision for education. She’s now in control of her work. Another example is Jae Sabol, whose near-death experience changed his outlook on life. Jae left his own company to create OneCommunity, a bigger than life project, attracting several investors. The add-on book Passion Pays Stories, with in-depth look into the interviews, will be released in 2013. You can find out more about all the interviewees here: http://www.gdltransitions.com/livingpassion/featuredstories/

Passionately argued, soundly researched, entertainingly written, Passion Pays will permanently change how you see the world of work - and how you see yourself in it. Finding a new job or career is easier than you may think, whether you find yourself in a global or personal financial crisis.

Take a few minutes to view the book trailer, the contents or read an excerpt for yourself on the book website: http://passionpaysbook.com. Passion Pays: How to make a living from your passions… and change the world too is available now from major booksellers. You may also listen to the GenieCoach as she hosts the Get Passionate radio show at getpassionateradio.com

About Genevieve de Lacaze
Genevieve de Lacaze is a job and careers expert and a humanitarian who keeps creating passionate conversations and ventures to uplift people in their life and career choices at individual, community and organisational levels.

She writes articles, delivers presentations and workshops on many empowering subjects in Europe, USA and Central America. She hosts the Get Passionate Radio Show.

She is the Official Expert Guide on Career Development at Selfgrowth.com, #1 self-improvement website and the Intl Head of Continuous Professional Development at the International Institute of Coaching (IIC).

But really. just an ordinary girl. changing the world. one passion at a time.

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