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What is your one thing? The entrepreneur, thought leader, and best-selling author of Called to Create offers a refreshing invitation: stop trying to do it all so you can thrive in your unique, God-given work.
“A compelling case for embracing our vocational limits and choosing to do our one thing well.”—Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Next Right Thing
Imagine how different your life would be if you spent your time doing the very thing that brings you the greatest joy. It’s possible, but most people spend their days making incremental advances on numerous tasks, competent at many things but exceptional at none. That’s because for too long we’ve believed the lie that more activity, more jobs, and more responsibility equals greater effectiveness. In short, we are becoming a society of “jacks-and-jills-of-all-trades and masters of none.”
But what if you could shift your focus from too many things to one?
In this thought-provoking book, you’ll discover the exponential power of pursuing a singular craft. Through practical principles, Jordan Raynor provides straightforward steps for finding and thriving in your calling. He also highlights more than a dozen real-life examples of high-impact individuals who have chosen to focus on and excel in their unique gifting, including:
• Chronicles of Narnia author C. S. Lewis
• Enron whistle-blower Sherron Watkins
• TV legend Mister Rogers
• Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall
• Reality TV star Chip Gaines
• NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy
• Biblical figures, a teacher, a pilot, a banker, and world-class entrepreneurs
Too many of us are overwhelmed, overcommitted, and overstressed. This book offers a better way—the path to becoming a master of one!
Entrepreneur Raynor (Called to Create) helps Christians find and home in on their God-glorifying talents in this empowering work. He explains how God's call for excellence should set the standard in any Christian's professional and personal life. Glorifying God through one's vocation, he writes, will also gain the respect of others. Raynor provides illuminating profiles of accomplished Christians such as Emily Ley, founder of popular organizational planner company Simplified, and television's Fred Rogers, both of whom did not realize their passions without first experiencing setbacks, uncertainty, and circuitous career paths, but remained steady in their faith and dedication before eventually succeeding. These examples will encourage readers who are unsure of how to find a worthy, engaging career to commit to prayerfully approaching the practice and mastery of one skill, which Raynor believes is the most effective way of finding a fulfilling career. Raynor walks readers through the process choosing and mastering a vocation through the exploration of interests and passions, elimination of distractions, submitting to the teaching of other masters, and practicing discipline in the name of glorifying God. Raynor's sage advice will be of help to any Christian seeking guidance in finding their divine professional purpose.