Lyle Estill has been on the vanguard of social change for the past decade, which has placed him at the heart of the sustainability movement. Lyle is a prolific speaker and writer, and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, Biodiesel Power and now the editor of Small Stories, Big Changes. Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell.
– 240 pages
7.25 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 435 Grams
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Green Business
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2007-11-01
Making a Living While Making a Difference
Conscious Careers in an Era of Interdependence
Making a Living While Making a Difference is a timely and highly informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude. ItÂ’s Â“aboutÂ” greener enterprises and technologies, socially responsible business, innovative nonprofit work, and reinventing government. ItÂ’s really about putting the pieces together with creativity and hope.
Working people everywhere are realizing that personal success is interconnected with healthy communities and the environment. We are all looking for our unique Â“creative edgeÂ” with work that allows us to make an impact -- close to home and in the world.
The substantially revised third edition of Making a Living While Making a Difference acknowledges that while the path to finding a lifeÂ’s work that is satisfying, sustainable and financially feasible is not easy, there are simple steps to follow. An empowering ten-step program includes:
- Paying attention to what you most care about.
- Stabilizing your life with regard to time, money and relationships.
- Assessing your core aptitudes and attitudes.
- Cultivating the entrepreneurial skills to create the workplace you want, whether or not you are in business for yourself.
With dozens of rich personal stories, and a thorough look at the options, this is the comprehensive life/work guide for people who care about their communities and the planet.
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