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This amazing book shares the personal discovery of consultant Stephen Shapiro, who achieved professional success only to find that personal satisfaction remained elusive. He wanted to escape the treadmill of goal-chasing and find a way to make his life truly rewarding. So over 90 days, he drove 12,000 miles and interviewed 150 extraordinary people from all walks of life to learn how they lived fulfilling, happy lives. Along the way, he discovered the eight secrets to living life free from the constant pressure of goals:
Goal-Free Living offers practical guidance on putting these valuable lessons to work in your own life every day. Take them to heart and you'll be free of the tyranny of goalsand experience a life truly worth living.
Setting goals may be fine. But letting your goals take control of your life can be devastating. Goal-Free Living shows you how to explore paths in your life you never knew existed and discover a more exciting, successful, and rewarding life—today!
"If you have only one goal this year, let it be this: Read Goal-Free Living!"
—Daniel H. Pink author, A Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation
"Stephen Shapiro's approach will help readers achieve the best kind of happenstance: taking a stance to make things happen."
—Heath Row Contributing Editor and Community Director, Fast Company magazine
"I have a sense that reading this book may turn out to be one of the most important things I've done in a long time."
—Doug Busch Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Digital Health Group, Intel Corporation
"This is an engaging, creative approach to discovering inner wisdom and personal fulfillment."
—Michael J. Gelb author, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and Discover Your Genius
"Reading Goal-Free Living is like jettisoning a hundred-pound pack. Suddenly, you're racing much faster and enjoying the breeze."
—Alan Weiss, PhD author, Million Dollar Consulting
Pretty terrible all the way around. Appropriates the ideas of others (some of those none to good in the first place) and effectively contradicts himself. Read morePublished 18 months ago by JDH
While I don't believe this book is abdicating 100% goal free (as the title suggests), it does help someone bogged down in over-goal setting break the cycle. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Wayne Trattles
I have read tens of books on personal development, popular psychology etc. Yet I consider this book irreplaceable. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Daneb
I loved this book. I found the part about navigating life using a compass instead of a map, especially relevant, given the fact that I created a tool whose very purpose is to help... Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Petra Martin
The book feels as though it caters to those looking for the quick, simple, check-list approach to life. Read morePublished on August 18, 2009 by Bill Pierson
I found this book on goal-free living to be very helpful and refreshing with all the great advice and perspective it had to offer. Read morePublished on December 2, 2006 by Travis Hellstrom
Many people live their lives to please others -- their parents, their spouses, their employers or their friends. Read morePublished on October 11, 2006 by Donald Mitchell
Stephen Shapiro's books doesn't really recommend being "goal free" -- it recommends being clear about what's really important and focusing on getting the most out of the present... Read morePublished on September 6, 2006 by Ace
As an experienced voice instructor, I see students all the time who work really hard at their goal of "trying to sing". Read morePublished on August 4, 2006 by Karen Lyu