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The POWER of URGENCY: Playing to Win with PROACTIVE Urgency [Kindle Edition]

William Keiper , Chris Nelson , Steve Chandler
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Book Description

Have you ever said, "I am really great in a crisis!" You recall rising to the immediate challenge with the best of yourself. The question posed by The POWER of URGENCY is, "Why wait for a crisis to be at the top of your game?"

The author describes how to use the amazing strength, creativity and boldness you discover through your reaction to a fight-or-flight situation, and do it proactively when and where you choose.

As a business leader, entrepreneur, or anyone ready to change the status quo, learn how to create from the best of yourself by being urgent in pursuing the objectives most important to you.

From the introduction by Steve Chandler:

"This book first makes the point that the power of urgency is known to all of us. We can reference it. We have all had situations wherein we had no time to think and plan, where we simply had to respond with the highest energy we had. Later we basked in the afterglow of amazing results. This thought rose up: Hey I didn’t know I had it in me.

Then, maybe years later, it would happen again. Emergency-level crisis and massive, inspired personal action taken in response. Usually extremely bold and surprisingly clever. Remember those rare moments?

But, as Will points out here, these events are all driven by external circumstances. We are challenged. We have nowhere to hide. We respond.

But what if we could turn this ability on and off by making a proactive decision to engage it? What if we could bring the urgency with us into situations of our choosing? What if we could elevate our consciousness into that supermind state we’re all so fleetingly aware of?

That’s the lightning in a bottle that’s been caught here for everyone to learn to use."


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FINALIST: NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Best Motivational Book 2014
FINALIST: THE USA BEST BOOKS AWARDS - Best Motivational Business  Book 2013
FINALIST: NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Best Motivational Business Book 2014
FINALIST: LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL - Best Business Book 2013
FINALIST: LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL - Best Non-Fiction Book 2014  
FINALIST: SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL - Best General Non-Fiction Book 2014

RUNNER-UP: PARIS BOOK FESTIVAL - Best eBook (all categories fiction & non-fiction) 2014
 
"I was fortunate to do a study of this book with a couple dozen other folks who were leaders, coaches and speakers. The one thing we all pulled from this book is the relevancy to living our life with a sense of urgency before the storms hit. Living our life with proactive urgency keeps us focused on the goals and when the storms do hit we are already prepared." ~Paul Gustavson, CTO, SimVentions
 
The POWER of URGENCY shows you how to use the amazing strength, creativity and boldness of fight-or-flight urgency proactively. Why wait for external crises to engage the best you have to offer? This book gives you the tools to create with urgency-on-demand.

From the introduction by STEVE CHANDLER: "This book first makes the point that the power of urgency is known to all of us. We can reference it. We have all had situations wherein we had no time to think and plan, where we simply had to respond with the highest energy we had. Later we basked in the afterglow of amazing results. This thought rose up: Hey I didn't know I had it in me. 

What if we could bring the urgency with us into situations of our choosing? That's the lightning in a bottle that's been caught here for everyone to learn to use."

From the Author

I wrote The POWER of URGENCY as a reflection of what I have learned and been able to do with the concept of urgency-by-choice in my life and work. My mission in life is motivation, leadership and support for businesses and individuals committed to the urgent pursuit and achievement of their important objectives. If you are seeking to create your future with a sense of urgency, this is a great place to start.

Product Details

  • File Size: 820 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0984989366
  • Publisher: FirstGlobal Partners LLC (December 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DMFNOUS
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "must read" July 7, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
In the wonderful introduction (written by Steve Chandler) to this book he points out that author William Keiper "has caught lightning in a bottle". I couldn't agree more. This book is like riding a rail at 100 miles an hour. You can't stop and you can't get off and you don't want to. I love the whole idea that we have such amazing power that we only use when we are forced to use it in a crisis, but we can turn it around and be proactive. I will think differently about how I go after the things that are important to me. If you are stuck--buy this book. If you read it you can't stay stuck.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good November 18, 2013
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I really liked this as it was a great use of my "free" book for a month from the Prime library since that collection seems to be very iffy. I actually ended up purchasing it because I wanted to re-reference parts for future use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Urgency About This Book July 9, 2013
Format:Paperback
When I was first handed this book I felt great resistance to the concept of urgency as I had a belief that urgency caused me to make mistakes and plow through things with little regard for others. I now have an entirely new perspective about the gift and power of urgency. William Keiper did an outstanding job of shifting my perspective. Within the first chapter I was hooked. The truth is, when I look back at my life, a sense of urgency has worked for me and it has worked extremely well. In particular it worked in my field of passion, being a writer. Both of my books emerged because of urgency! I say bravo to William for such an outstanding presentation of a powerful life tool. I highly recommend this book to everyone...everyone who is interested in leading a more effective and fulfilling life. Job well done Mr. Keiper!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Than Just a Great Read July 7, 2013
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The Power of Urgency is a powerful and thought provoking call to action towards getting what you want. I read it, studied it and then used it as a guide as I put my own system in place towards playing "all out" and saw immediate results. The beauty of the The Power of Urgency is that not only does it kick start you into action, but it also serves to help you get unstuck. It does both by providing great insights into the role that fear, inauthenticity, lack of commitment and not dealing with the truth play in our not having what we want. William's Urgency Rule # 17 states, "Proactive Urgency is personal. If pursued with clarity and commitment, it will transform your work, your life and the lives of those around you". In just ten days with this book, I see great evidence of this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A motivating manifesto for getting your a$% in gear August 26, 2013
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A quick--but not at all superficial--read that gives you the tools and perspective to harness focused urgency in your life. A quote I particularly like: "The use of rational assumptions until they are proven false is a powerful tool to maintain direction and speed toward your objective." This is the kind of thinking that allows you to get into action almost immediately, without waiting for the full picture to take shape (which it almost never will anyway). In a way it's like the advice aspiring writers often get about getting started writing, which seems simplistic but is actually fundamental: start writing. It doesn't matter if you fumble at first--keep going. Only when you get writing/moving will all the latent ideas and possibilities around you start to take solid form so that you can actually grab hold of them. Until then they're just potential--you might be able to sense them but you can't put them to use. Keiper's book is geared toward helping you take those first steps--including doing some initial assessment of a situation--and then, once underway, adjusting course based on the feedback you get once in motion. It talks about making commitments, getting "first-mover advantage," the intuitive aspects of operating with urgency, and more. Keiper doesn't talk down to the reader, and he acknowledges that some readers may be familiar with some of the material here. But really I found the book uniquely inspiring, not only in content but because of the unique way in which Keiper's own passion and voice come through. For me one of the most inspiring things about the book is its motivational quality--you feel like getting to work after reading this, and more importantly you see how easy it can be to get started.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power of Urgency - your future depends on it! October 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Will Keiper is an outstanding author with an impregnable insight to life, where in The Power of Urgency, he continues to demonstrate his mastery of the subject at hand. His insistence on "Why wait for a crisis to be on top of your game" is followed by his blueprint of powerful doctrines for success, fabricating this book into an absolutely compelling read. He eloquently explains how a significant perceived threat immediately mobilizes two key delivery systems in our body, which essentially uses nerve pathways and the bloodstream to flood it with adrenaline. We have all been there, the good old "Fight or flee" conundrum! Here he cautions that anxiety is the enemy of effectiveness and stresses that by focusing efforts consciously and applying intelligence, life experience and training, we will in effect be acting with pro urgency. Like a good thriller, Will has me enthralled at this point and I am loath to put it down. Will continues to illustrate how we can harness our amazing power and how we can turn it around to be productively proactive.
So "squeezing all the juice out of life while we have the opportunity" is paramount and could it be, knowing that all our stuff, even the good stuff, could end up in a dumpster one day, change anything about what we plan to with ourselves, he asks? I can almost see Will, from personal experience, asking, yet again, "Can you remind me why we are doing this?"
Why, because its personal, it will reduce the stress in your life and if pursued with clarity and commitment, it will transform your work, your life and the lives of those around you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read and a nice wake up call to what is possible.
good book. nothing really new yet, it's a nice read, and offers some practical steps to take. enjoyed it and have implemented some of the suggestions with results. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MermaidMary
5.0 out of 5 stars World class performance through URGENCY
As a senior executive in the software and technology business, I am always looking for a management and motivational edge in a very fast-paced industry. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Cosmic Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Ground Breaking
This book does two things that every good book should do. It gives you a fresh perspective and gives you something to talk about! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Paul Gustavson
5.0 out of 5 stars Calling an end to the concept of 'burning platforms'
From now on, every time one of my corporate clients suggests that they need to create a burning platform so that they can bring change to their business, I will send them a copy of... Read more
Published 18 months ago by David Firth
5.0 out of 5 stars THE POWER OF URGENCY PLAYING TO WIN WITH PROACTIVE URGENCY
Will Keiper is an outstanding author with great insight to life. He has a very simplified way to get his point across on motivating people to do better. Read more
Published 18 months ago by JBSMITH
5.0 out of 5 stars A very readable (and useful) call to action!
Will Keiper writes about 'self-reliance' in the sense of being able to take care of oneself, but equally so in being ready & able to be in service to others. Read more
Published 18 months ago by R. A. Hardwicke
5.0 out of 5 stars Urgently Read this Review for Higher Performance!!
In the economic doldrums of today's global economy, there seems to be a lot of focus on "strategy" and there should be. Read more
Published 18 months ago by LUCRUM, Inc.
5.0 out of 5 stars Turning good ideas into results!
The Power of Urgency is a brief and effective book to help you take ideas, dreams and visions out of your head and into the world. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars LIghts a fire under your keester
Keiper lights a fire under your keester in this great expletive on living life with purpose and urgency. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jeff Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Practical "Field Guide" to Living Life to the Fullest
I appreciate the multiple messages around urgency and how to seize life today, and tomorrow. This book is an excellent field manual with great messages and stories to make the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Timothy T. Brown Jr.
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More About the Author

WILLIAM KEIPER is the award-winning author of The Power of Urgency: Playing to Win with Proactive Urgency; Life Expectancy: It's Never Too Late to Change Your Game, and The Presidential Essays series, including Apple for President! (volume 1), Walmart for President! (volume 2) and Amazon for President! (volume 3).

His writing and books have received numerous awards including:

WINNER - NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Best Personal Growth Book 2014 (LE)
WINNER - WORLD BOOK AWARDS - Best Business Motivational Book 2012 (LE)
WINNER - THE USA BEST BOOK AWARDS - Best New Non-Fiction Book 2012 (LE)
WINNER - WORLD BOOK AWARDS - Best Self-Help/Motivational Book 2012 (LE)
WINNER - NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL - Best eBook (all categories, fiction and non-fiction) 2012 (LE)
WINNER - WORLD BOOK AWARDS - Best Current Events Book 2012 (Apple)
WINNER - PARIS BOOK FESTIVAL - Best eBook (all categories, fiction and non-fiction) 2012 (LE)
WINNER - WORLD BOOK AWARDS - Best Political/Social Book 2012 (Apple)
WINNER - BOOK OF THE YEAR - Living Now Book Awards 2012 (Apple)
RUNNER-UP - GLOBAL EBOOK AWARDS - Best Book on Aging 2014 (LE)
RUNNER-UP - GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL - Best Business Book 2015 (Urgency)
RUNNER-UP - PARIS BOOK FESTIVAL - Best eBook (all categories, fiction and non-fiction) 2014 (Urgency)
RUNNER-UP - LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL - Best Non-Fiction Book 2013 (LE)
RUNNER-UP - NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL - Best How-To Book 2012 (LE)
FINALIST - NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Best Book on Aging 2014 (LE)
FINALIST - GLOBAL EBOOK AWARDS - Best Book for Seniors 2014 (LE)
FINALIST - NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Best Motivational Book 2014 (Urgency)
FINALIST - THE USA BEST BOOK AWARDS - Best Current Events Book 2012 (Apple)
FINALIST - NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS - Best Current Events/Social Change Book 2012 (Apple)
FINALIST - THE USA BEST BOOK AWARDS - Best New Non-Fiction eBook 2012 (LE)
FINALIST - NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Best Business Motivational Book 2014 (Urgency)
FINALIST - THE USA BEST BOOKS AWARDS - Best Business Motivational Book 2013 (Urgency)
FINALIST - LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL - Best Business Book 2013 (Urgency)
FINALIST - THE USA BEST BOOK AWARDS - Best Current Events Book 2013 (Walmart)
FINALIST - LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL - Best Non-Fiction Book 2014 (Urgency)
FINALIST - THE USA BEST BOOK AWARDS - Best Aging/50+ Book 2013 (LE)
FINALIST - SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL - Best General Non-Fiction Book 2014 (Urgency)
FINALIST - GLOBAL EBOOK AWARDS - Best Current Events/Political Book 2014 (Amazon)

His mission in life is motivation, leadership and support for businesses and individuals committed to the urgent pursuit and achievement of their important objectives. He specializes in creating a sense of urgency where one is lacking.

He has served as Chairman of the Board, Board Director, Chief Executive Officer, President and trusted advisor for a variety of public and private companies, and committed individuals.

Through his consulting firm FirstGlobal® Partners, Mr. Keiper serves individuals, company owners, boards, executives, investors and others in situations where the status quo will no longer be tolerated.



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