Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Beyond Success: Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity Hardcover – May 13, 2009
“…thought-provoking, philosophical discussion of what happiness really is, and what it takes to achieve it…a dialogue that should benefit everyone…”
Ask those who have achieved their ultimate dream—whether it's related to career, fortune, or fame—and they will most likely tell you that something is still missing. As Jeffrey Gitterman reveals, when it comes to success and happiness, we often find more exhilaration in pursuing our goals than in attaining them. So what does this mean for those of us who strive for fulfillment? We can't just stop trying, can we? Is there any way to truly feel fulfilled? Beyond Success presents simple principles to help us:
• redirect our efforts toward what we want to express in the world, rather than what we want to get or how we want to feel
• experience ongoing peace while still working toward our material goals
• map a plan for the future which embraces a continually evolving life story
• derive personal satisfaction through our affect on others
This book provides a down-to-earth process for finding peace and contentment within the real world...all the while redefining the meaning of success.
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
I am now starting my second reading of this book and I am actually finding myself writing notes in the margins and dog earing pages. I have never done this before. I recommend this book highly - it is the closest thing I have found to the secret sauce to understanding what drives us and how to redirect our energy to produce the results we want out of life. Life is not random - it is in our control and moving forward with deliberation is half the battle.
This book gave me real-life advice on how to filter out the clutter in my mind, and the constant to do list (you know that one that always translates to feelings of guilt and inadequacy) so I can embrace the calm bliss I have craved.
A definite must read for everyone....no matter what stage of life or career you are in.
This is the book to read if you still "don't know what you want to be when you grow up" or you DO know and everyone thinks you are crazy. A great thinking read when everyone tells you that you have it all, and yet, you know that there is something very important "missing".
Jeffrey speaks to everyone, only the chosen few listen."
For Jeffrey that means that he considers others along his path. This doesn't seem like something that someone in a competitive business environment would do, but he shares that it is because of his willingness to help and assist others that he has been able to actually accomplish something worthwhile. There are many lessons that he shares with readers about what it actually takes to be successful. One of the biggest is not to think of success as the end. Success is something that is a continuation of the path you have chosen. It's like thinking that just because you are happy one day that means you are going to be happy forever.
Jeffrey also points out that the attention we give to others as well as our own choices has alot to do with the capital we accumulate along the way. This shows how important relationships are and how we can't expect to make it in business or in this world by ourselves.
For me the most important reminder is that we have to be able to invest in ourselves. This means not just financially but the way that we use our time each day. Are we taking out time each day to appreciate the little things around us? Are we recognizing the hand of something larger than ourselves in our activities? Are we giving our both the right nourishment and rest in order to give our best? These are all questions that we need to answer.
BEYOND SUCCESS is just the kind of book that those pursuing a successful business or relationship need to read and reflect on. Once we realize why we are doing the things we are committed to we can make sure that we are giving it our best. This book will help you in do just that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! Excellent allegories, easy to read,& has practical wisdom.Published 19 months ago by Les
Why is it most of the people who we think are successful are not happy in their lives. Then when we start to find success, happiness eludes us as well. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Steve Kanney
I really liked this book. I read it twice and learned many valuable lessions. I will definately recommend this to other people.Published on January 31, 2013 by Nick
Thanks Jeff for this fresh take and a look inside true success and happiness. I feel like I've read it all and to some degree done it all as per most current philosophers and... Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Dave Markowitz,
When I first found out about this book, I wasn't expecting it to wow me the way it did. I've read many similar books and I've coached and trained financial advisors for 15+ years. Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Pamela Holloway