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Art of Significance : Achieving the Level Beyond Success (Hardcover) (Dan Clark)

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What would you rather have?conventional success or a high level beyond success? Dan Clark, one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers and leadership trainers, vehemently opposes the conventional wisdom about success. He believes it’s tragic and superficial to build our careers and per­sonal lives around getting more money, bigger houses, cooler toys, and fancier job titles. What’s it all worth in the end? How many out­wardly successful people still feel empty inside? Clark has spent decades traveling around the world, interviewing the famous and powerful; con­sulting with presidents and generals and sheikhs and corporate leaders; creating a multimillion-dollar business; and (before any of the above) overcoming a paralyzing injury. All those experiences have con­vinced him that the happiest people in the world don’t pursue success at all. Instead, they pursue signifi­cance?and find that success comes along as part of the package. What’s the difference between success and significance? As you’ll learn in this powerful, myth-shattering book . . .
  • The successful get what they want; the significant want what they get.
  • The successful think wealth flows to them; the significant know that wealth flows through them, to bless those around them.
  • The successful earn financial independence, influence, and popularity; the significant earn financial independence, influence, popularity, admiration, loyalty, and respect.
  • The successful compare themselves against others; the significant compete only against themselves.
  • The successful are quickly forgotten when they die; the significant leave a long-lasting legacy.
Clark shows us how it can be done by following his Twelve Laws of Significance, which include counter­intuitive ideas such as ?Patience is overrated?it allows us to never begin,” ?It’s not all about team?teams lose,” and ?Don’t strive for work/life balance?it’s about harmony.” He illustrates his ideas with a wide range of powerful true stories from business, education, the military, and sports?starting with his own story of fighting his way back from a serious injury that cut short his football career. Paralyzed both physically and emotionally, Clark began his recovery only when he started to focus on purpose rather than on goals; on being whole rather than famous; on serving oth­ers rather than seeking praise. In the long run, that accident was the greatest gift he ever received, setting him on a lifelong path toward true significance. Clark’s wisdom will stimulate your intellect, challenge your beliefs, and penetrate your heart. By following his Laws of Significance, you will learn to connect your head and heart, manage your priorities, and live an extraordinary life
We?re socialized from birth to pursue success at all costs. Day after day, we build our careers and our personal lives around getting what we want. But Dan Clark thinks we?re missing something important: the difference between success and significance.
For instance, successful people think wealth flows to them. Significant people know wealth flows through them. The successful say ?knowledge is power.? The significant realize that knowledge has no heart?that reason leads to conclusions but emotion leads to action. Clark offers a unique blend of psychological insights, historical examples, military stories, incredible personal experiences, and other material from his popular motivational speeches and leadership training. In a series of brief, emotionally charged essays, he answers essential questions such as ?How do we carve out meaningful legacies?? and ?How do we bring ourselves and those around us true, lasting satisfaction??
This book will help readers improve not merely their financial and career performance, but their human performance as well.

Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Personal Growth / Success, Careers / General, Motivational, Leadership, General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Dan Clark
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2013
TCIN: 14435065
UPC: 9781591845744
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-8517
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