Book Club: Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life, by Jane Pauley
“Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life,” by Jane Pauley is a book that encourages anyone approaching mid-life with hesitation to be motivated to take action. Pauley tells the stories of people who reached a turning point in their lives, connected with their personal passions, and created opportunities for change. They found ways to overcome challenges and confront their fears. Embracing their passions, they made positive decisions to live more purposeful lives.
Jane Pauley also courageously shares her own personal story of reinvention as she introduces readers to the fascinating people she featured on her Today show segment called “Life Reimagined Today.” The stories are human, fascinating, eclectic and inspiring! She features many individuals who took huge risks to leave left their corporate jobs and start new careers more aligned with their heart’s calling.
The book is practical and inspirational. Throughout, Pauley is realistic about how hard this kind of reinvention can be and tells her story with humour and a sense of fun. This down to earth attitude is what makes the book so approachable and useful. In describing the journey of reinvention, she writes, “Sometimes it takes the better part of a lifetime to find out what your passion is, but, in my observation, if you do, it might be the best part of your life.”
If you are trying to decide which direction your own life should take, this book could be extremely helpful. It might inspire you to take those important first steps. The author will remind you to be gentle with yourself and to take small steps every day. The recurring message is to think creatively and take some risks in order to pursue your personal dreams.
If you don’t already have a copy of “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life,” you can get it on Amazon.
To kick things off, here are a few questions. Please add your thoughts in the comments:
What is the one thing you have always been passionate about doing in your life?
Is there anyone in the book who you really admire and identify with?
What is the most practical piece of advice the author gives?
Were there any moments in the book that changed your mind about your own life situation?
I hope that you enjoy this book! Please share your thoughts below.