I recently enjoyed reading Pamela Slim’s Body of Work, Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together.
In 2005, she created the highly successful business blog, Escape From Cubicle Nation and subsequently went on to write the book by the same name.
In Body of Work, Pamela Slim continues the theme of finding our way in the world. She writes:
The world is not going to serve up neat career tracks anymore. You cannot guarantee that your business or nonprofit will survive in a constantly changing economic environment. But you can choose the kind of projects that are worth completing and a life worth living.
I enjoyed the way that this book shows some specific ways to go about creating those types of projects and a custom lifestyle. She talks about everything from work modes to the creative process and forming new types of collaborations.
This is a high level, but practical approach to looking at how to shape your body of work, and comes with glowing recommendations from the likes of Guy Kawasaki and Seth Godin.
It’s a worthwhile book to add to your library, especially if you are looking for new ways to think about developing your career and overall legacy.
What story does your body of work tell about you?