Wednesday Author Spotlight: Pamela Slim and Your Body of Work

This week’s meditation is focused on expanding our legacy.  One part of our legacy is the body of work that we create over the course of our life.

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.

Today’s contemplation:

What story does your body of work tell about you?




7 thoughts on “Wednesday Author Spotlight: Pamela Slim and Your Body of Work”

  1. I’ve been totally funky lately. I’m ready to just live off the grid as my life style because things just go completely wrong all the time.

    Have you heard of the Venus project, or resource based economy. That’s what I’m for, it may not be perfect, but at least not as flawed.


    1. Aaron, I think I’ve heard of that one. There are several new economic models being talked about that intrigue me. I’ll have to look into that more. I’ve been listening to discussions about place based economics as well. We definitely could use a new economic system that is better for more people.


      1. That’s how I feel, it’s all still a little new to me, I just wish we could get them started. I personally just want to be self sufficient.


  2. Exceptional post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Appreciate it!


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