In 48 Days to the Work You Love, author and career coach Dan Miller lays out a manageable plan geared toward overall life satisfaction, with the clear recognition that a rewarding job is a key component for the achievement of this goal. The book is geared more toward a career than a job and provides practical advice about how to develop one that suits your personal needs.
The book provides the perfect balance between objective facts and personal and historical anecdotes that reinforce Miller’s substantiated theories on career success. The objective facts relate to such things as the reality that a very limited number of people actually find new positions through the classified advertisements and the importance of building social relationships to serve the secondary purpose of assisting with your professional advancement. He also provides advice on drafting effective cover letters, creating a clear and concise resume, and knowing the limited but critical role each plays in the recruitment process. What I found most appealing about this book is that its tone actually fosters an amusing read, and it resulted in my devouring it with the same passion and enthusiasm I usually reserve for the cookie-cutter fiction that tops the bestseller lists. It takes a lot for a book to educate and entertain, and this is the result Miller achieves.
Readers should not be turned off by the 48-day time frame in the book’s title, since its relevance can be attributed to little more than a catchy book title; there is no reason you cannot implement his plan in a shorter period of time or extend the process depending upon your personal situation. Also, the book does have religious undertones but offers a great deal of valuable information even to those who might not ascribe to a particular (or any) religion at all.
48 Days to the Work You Love can be read in less than twenty-four hours, and even those few hours will be time well spent. Dan Miller has a strong sense of what it takes to achieve success and generously shares his road map with anyone who is interested.