Joy Of Not Working 21st Century Edition: Book For The Retired, Unemployed and Overworked by Ernie J ZelinskiJoy Of Not Working 21st Century Edition: Book For The Retired, Unemployed and Overworked by Ernie J Zelinski

Joy Of Not Working 21st Century Edition: Book For The Retired, Unemployed and Overworked

byErnie J Zelinski

Paperback | September 30, 2003

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Ernie Zelinski could change your view of the world forever. He has already taught more than 150,000 people what THE JOY OF NOT WORKING is all about: learning to live every part of your life-employment, unemployment, retirement, and leisure time alike-to the fullest. With this completely revised and expanded edition, you too can join the thousands of converts and learn to thrive at both work and at play. Illustrated by eye-opening exercises, thought-provoking diagrams, and lively cartoons and quotations, THE JOY OF NOT WORKING will guide you to:

   • Be more productive at work by working less.
   • Discover and pursue your life'¬?s passions.
   • Gain the courage to leave your corporate job if it is draining life out of you.
   • Pursue interesting leisure activities that make a difference in your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
   • Vanquish any guilt you may have about not working long and hard hours.
   • Be financially independent with less money.

Plus, new to this edition are inspiring letters from readers detailing how the book helped them improve the variety, tone, and quality of their lives.

   • A revised and updated edition of the classic guide to living life to its fullest.
   • Previous editions have sold more than 150,000 copies in 14 languages.
ERNIE J. ZELINSKI has an Engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Alberta. Because he is truly organizationally averse, he has not had a real job for over twenty-five years. Ernie speaks professionally on the subjects of real success, retirement, and applying creativity to business and leisure.
Title:Joy Of Not Working 21st Century Edition: Book For The Retired, Unemployed and OverworkedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 9.74 × 6.82 × 0.71 inPublished:September 30, 2003Publisher:Ten Speed PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1580085520

ISBN - 13:9781580085526


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this for my husband and ended reading it myself. It was extremely forthright and shows you that having outside interests from work does make you live longer. I laughed, cried and realized that life is too short to be worried about that presentation at work. Does anyone really care? In the scheme of things (ie. life) it rates a zero ... I recommend this book to anyone who is currently worried about losing their jobs or stressing about the little things in life - so not worth it!
Date published: 2011-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motivating Read Exciting and Motivating read. A life changing book. TJONW helps you in evaluating traditional ideas about life and work, plus will aid you in evaluating what you are doing with your work and personal life. This book has many ideas and stories that challenge you to think. I bought and read the book in early 2009 and quit work April 24, 2009. Not working has been great . For myself, The Joy of Not Working was the right book at the right time.
Date published: 2009-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK IS EXCELLENT!! The Joy of Not Working is an EXCELLENT read!! If you are stressed out with life, unemployed, bored or thinking about retirement then you should definitely read this book! Make the most of your life today by following your dreams. If you hate what you are doing, then stop doing it!! Make your life what YOU want it to be. This book can give you the kick in the pants you need to start enjoying life more (and learn how to relax and enjoy your leisure time!). I especially loved how the author formatted the book... easy to read with pictures and diagrams and fun quotes all in between. An easy, relaxing, fun, thought-provoking book. : )
Date published: 2006-07-14

Editorial Reviews

"The message is that leisure, not work, is critical to happiness. . . . Zelinski points out that no one'¬?s dying words have ever included, '¬´I wish I had worked more.'¬? "-Financial Post"Ernie Zelinski helps others find time to live."-Boston Herald"[Is the] key to success and keeping life meaningful."-Contra Costa Times