My job has been tough lately. Computer systems that are constantly crashing and being updated, long hours, and some issues with management all combine to make the hours of 9-5 (more like 7-7 recently) leaving much to be desired. With all that going on, a book titled Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life and Not a Resume caught my attention.
Some insights in this book resonated with me. I liked that the author, founder CEO of mindbodygreen Jacob Wachob, focused on more aspects of like that a career. In fact, he gave a well-rounded approach to becoming wellthy including everything from health (exercise and diet) to spending time in nature to including laughter in your life. I also appreciated that Wachob acknowledged the fact that people may not be in the place to leave their current career for something they will enjoy more. His advice? Focus on the other areas of your life.
The few things I wasn’t sure about in the book are things the author readily admits readers may not be sure about. Things like taking time to meditate or incorporating Eastern medicine into your life (he advocates for combining Eastern and Western medicine).
Overall, the book is an encouragement and provides practical steps for anyone who wants to experience true happiness and joy in life, for anyone who realizes success isn’t about the almighty dollar and how much you have in your bank account.
****Blogging for Books provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.