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The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

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The element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. This groundbreaking new book is all about how every one of us can find our ... Show synopsis

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  • Good for the Soul Feb 23, 2012
    by Adam C

    I highly recommend this book. Very inspiring. It challenges you to recognize and run with your inherent strengths -- the natural abilities you already have. Robinson motivates his readers to evaluate themselves based on nontraditional areas of intelligence - the areas society usually overlooks. Finding this strength, this passion inside of you can change your life, your career, your achievements.

    This book is especially meaningful for those looking for a career, or people who feel they have so much more to give, but haven't yet found their niche. It's a must read for home-schooling parents seeking to bring out the best in their kids.

    I believe it is the answer to a wearying global economy. Instead of hunting & chasing after up-and-coming job markets or industries -- instead of pushing yourself to learn job skills in fields you don't care for, and will change anyway -- this book should teach you the power of living in YOUR element, something you both love and excel at. Find it, and people will pay you to do what you love and do best.

  • square peg, round hole people Jul 8, 2010
    by AmeliaAirhead

    This book is for educators or artistic people in need of recovery from their regimented lackluster official Western education, not for those trying to find their passion.
    The first three quarters of the book talks about the blazing success of those of artistic nature who thrived in spite of the one size fits all education. This part could've used some culling.
    The last quarter of the book looks at why and how the education system missed the mark for those who aren't of the math/science leaning. It also cites a few shining examples of schools that've retooled their curriculum to engage more students.
    The sad and sorry advice at the end for those plugged into the labor-market in unengaging roles is to engage in your passion in your spare time. I don't know that it's going to be news to anyone and that's usually tougher to accomplish for those loaded with the typical job/house/kids/spouse as it means offloading a great deal of responsibility for serious pursuit.

  • Engaging and Interesting Jul 9, 2009
    by JFPINTO

    The author is man out if is time. He is our Shakespeare of Education. Hope we may follow his advice and change the education system accordingly. The Element is more than a book: it is a reference for the youth and a reminder for the ones that presently work and are unhappy with their professional as they feel there is still something to be done. To quote a British Royal Airforce saying: "Those who risk win". JFP

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