Welcome to the official site for Make Your Job a Calling, which will be published by Templeton Press in October of 2012.
Here, you’ll find great tools and tips designed to help everyone in the working world–employees, employers, and job seekers, alike–to cultivate a sense of calling. What is calling? Formally, authors Bryan Dik and Ryan Duffy define it as “transcendent summons, experienced as originating beyond the self, to approach a particular life role in a manner oriented toward demonstrating or deriving a sense of purpose or meaningfulness and that holds other-oriented values and goals as primary sources of motivation.” They admit in the book that such a definition is quite academic and wordy, and for those of us outside the academy, they are kind enough to roughly translate it to having a sense of a higher purpose, which often involves helping other people.
This website will hopefully enhance your understanding of the practical lessons in the book, offer a sense of inspiration from the stories of calling that we hope to collect here, and provide opportunities to interact with both the authors and other calling-seekers in a meaningful way.
Hello Dr. Duffy,
I heard the last 1/3 of your interview on WOCA this morning and I love what you are doing with this book and this attitude. I am a job coach and most recently (the past 14 months) I have been coaching pre-release juvenile and adult felons at several nearby prisons on job acquisition skills. I also mentor a high school boy through the Ocala chapter of a Florida state program called Take Stock In Children. I also promote this “Calling” approach to job hunting in my book “JOB, The Search Is On … “.
Would you be open to the idea of meeting with me to discuss the possibility of promoting each others website with links. I can also help you with effective ways to overcome your stage fright, if you wish. ( I could be your straight man, if you want one, but not quick enough for stand up.) My website is simple and straight forward. Please visit me at http://www.skystorms.com
Gainesville is only 35 miles away for me and my schedule is flexible if you’d like to meet.