What Color is Your Parachute Author Sheds Light on the Question, "How Do I Find My Passion?"

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Numerous sources report that tens-of-millions of people are currently unhappy in their work. During an interview with psychologist Dr. Paul Dyer, What Color is Your Parachute author Richard Bolles provides practical suggestions about how to find a job you will love and a true passion for life.

Richard Bolles and Dr. Paul Dyer

Bolles suggestions about finding life’s purpose and enjoyment in their work will be seen by many disillusioned workers as refreshing and, more importantly, hopeful.

Author Richard Bolles recently sat down with psychologist Dr. Paul Dyer to discuss career issues including the importance of finding a passion for life. Filmed at the author’s home in Northern California, the interview is part of Dyer’s web-based video series profiling authors who offer advice on finding direction for one’s life and career. Bolles is best known as a job-hunting guru, having authored the perennial best seller What Color is Your Parachute. This video, however, goes far deeper than the subject of jobs, instead focusing on Bolles’ perspective on the importance of finding the purpose of life. True to his reputation, Bolles supplied plenty of humor and practical advice about this lofty topic.

“Perhaps the most surprising thing,” says Dyer, “is Dick’s incredible humility and graciousness. Having sold over 10 million books, I’d understand it if he was at least a bit arrogant, but Dick is exactly the opposite of that.” Additionally, while Bolles has already had a long career, it is clear he has much more he plans to accomplish. When Dyer asked, “What are you most proud of in your own career?” the 82 year-old Bolles was quick to respond, “Thus far, you mean!” before explaining that his real joy in life is helping people find meaningful lives and not settling for just “okay jobs.”

Bolles’ viewpoints about life’s purpose and finding a passion for life are different than those of the majority of today’s popular self-help authors. Rather than suggesting that we should begin our career search with questions about how to find personal happiness, Bolles suggests that people start their decision-making process by evaluating their relationship to a higher power. While Bolles clearly has a strong point-of-view about his own faith, it is also obvious from this interview that he enjoys hearing about and discussing many diverse perspectives on such matters.

In today’s chaotic workplace where tens-of-millions of people report being unhappy in their current circumstance, Bolles suggestions about finding life’s purpose and enjoyment in their work will be seen by many disillusioned workers as refreshing and, more importantly, hopeful. Many frustrated workers who are asking, “How do I find my passion?” will appreciate Bolles’ practical ideas. This inspiring interview with author Richard Bolles can be seen at http://www.pauldyer.com in the Author’s Corner section.

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