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The Gandhiana Jones Project

An 8-Week Course in Becoming the Change You Want to See in the World

by (author) Joe Kelly

Initial publish date
Jan 2022
Motivational & Inspirational
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
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In this personal development guide, Joe Kelly leads readers on an 8-week adventure to discover the principles of Values, Passion, Skills, and Service—and how to apply them for maximum impact in the world and in one’s own life.

What if you could be the change you want to see in the world and have the time of your life doing it?

It’s time to shelve the outdated concept that a life of purpose and impact must be one devoid of adventure and fun.

Welcome to The Gandhiana Jones Project.

Author and professor Joe Kelly leads readers on an 8-week adventure to discover the four core principles to living a life of change—Values, Passion, Skills, and Service—and how to apply them for maximum impact in the world and in one’s own life.

With material adapted from Kelly’s change-makers university course, and his personal year-long experiment with “being the change,” The Gandhiana Jones Project is packed full of everything you’ll need for the journey, including lessons on self-growth and community development, research findings, and real-life accounts of individuals who have all found their own unique way to combine duty and delight (and earn a dollar) while making a difference. You’ll also find practical exercises and weekly challenges to ensure you won’t just be reading about how to create change, you’ll learn exactly how to unleash your true potential and leave your mark on the world—and have fun doing it.

So, grab your prayer beads and your bullwhip. This is going to be one heck of a trip.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Joe Kelly is an educator, consultant, and innovator working in sustainability and social change. He teaches university courses and corporate workshops on thinking and acting like a change-maker and has authored numerous articles in mainstream media and academic journals, as well as speaking to audiences around the globe. Joe’s professional career encompasses twenty years of experience providing consulting and advisory services to a wide range of businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations. He holds a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management and is the founder of the Project Change Foundation, a public foundation that provides financial and other support to early-stage charities in Canada with significant potential for creating social or environmental change.

Editorial Reviews

“This book is a distillation of years of experimentation with issues of meaning and purpose. Mr. Gandhi famously said, ‘Life is but an endless series of experiments.’ Joe Kelly shows us precisely how to perform these life-changing experiments. Read every page!”

—Stephen Cope, founder, Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, and bestselling author of The Great Work of Your Life

“If you want step-by-step instructions and exercises on how to live a more fulfilling life, read The Gandhiana Jones Project.”

—Azim Jamal, bestselling coauthor of The Power of Giving

“This empowering book will inspire you to reach for your dreams.”

—Robert Maurer, PhD, bestselling author of One Small Step Can Change Your Life