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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Compendium, Inc. (January 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932319441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932319446
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'5' is a great book! It incorporates quotes and questions to spark your imagination as to what you would like to accomplish over the next five years...to live your life on purpose." --Rachael Ray, host of Lifetime's Rachael Ray show

We are pleased to announce that "5" has won the gold medal for top honors in the Personal Growth/Motivation category of the Living Now Book Awards. --Independent Publisher

We sent the "5" book out to our top 500 clients. Our clients love life, work, travel, adventure, challenges, accomplishment...many asked where they could get copies for their clients. --Mark Murphy, President/CEO, Performance Media Group

The "5" book...helped me realize that in 5 years you can do a lot, a little or nothing. It got me off the treadmill of 10 hour work days and back on the road to adventure and purpose. --Laura Boro, CEO/Creative Director, Wild Things

I was moved to get 72 copies for our classrooms. So many students just live in the "now," but "5" helps inspire them for the future, to set goals and to think about what's really important in their lives. --Erin Clarke, teacher

'5' is a great book! It incorporates quotes and questions to spark your imagination as to what you would like to accomplish over the next five years...to live your life on purpose--Rachael Ray, host of Lifetime's Rachael Ray show. We are pleased to announce that '5' has won the gold medal for top honors in the Personal Growth/Motivation category of the Living Now Book Awards. --Independent Publisher. We sent the '5' book out to our top 500 clients. Our clients love life, work, travel, adventure, challenges,accomplishment... many asked where they could get copies for their clients --Mark Murphy, President/CEO, Performance Media Group. The '5' book...helped me realize that in 5 years you can do a lot, a little or nothing. It got me off the treadmill of 10 hour work days and back on the road to adventure and purpose --Laura Boro, CEO/Creative Director, Wild Things. I was moved to get 72 copies for our classrooms. So many students just live in the now, but '5' helps inspire them for the future, to set goals and to think about what's really important in their lives. --Erin Clarke, teacher

From the Author

This remarkable gift book was first introduced at Starbucks stores during the Holiday season and it sold out nationwide in a matter of days---and for good reason. "5" is not a work book, it's a play book. It's not a "here's how" book, it's a "why not?" book. You are the hero of this story. The thoughts in these pages will inspire you to look out at the next five years and be daring, bold and true to yourself. No matter what stage you are in life, this book helps you answer the questions, "What do I really want to do? What do I really want to be? What do I really want to have? Where do I really want to do?"

More About the Author

Dan Zadra is a nationally recognized author, book mentor, strategic
communications and creativity consultant. He is the founder
and former Creative Director of Seattle-based Compendium Inc.
Founded in 1983, Compendium is one of the nation's foremost
publishers of inspirational books, greeting cards and gifts, and one
of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing companies. Dan remains an active
member of Compendium's board, but in 2012 he relocated to
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho to launch his new company, Zadra Creative.
http://zadracreative.com/

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#59 in Books > Self-Help

Customer Reviews

I love the book and often buy it as gifts for friends and clients.
JONATHAN FLEMING
It really pushed me to start finding the time to really go after the things I want to do, but have procrastinated about.
Sarah D
Great book for helping to create goals for all aspects of your life.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

76 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Jim Smith on February 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Each year I share with my clients and friends a book that I believe will provoke their thinking in some way.

Shortly after Thanksgiving last year I found myself in a Starbucks Café with a steaming Americano on my table and seated next to a display of dark chocolate and merchandise. I had a 30-minute wait till my appointment arrived, so I began to page through the book titled, "5." It's a tool for planning your life five years out, filled with thought-provoking activities. Yet even when I ignored the exercises, I decided, it's a good, fun read!

I found the layout stimulating, the questions quite provocative, and the value high. So high, in fact, that I talked a Starbucks manager into ordering me a full case of these (50) for exclusive distribution to my client base.

They loved the book! I received dozens of notes from clients who dug into the exercises and were having a wonderful time discovering their future. A few confessed they had no energy to plan the future, but when they started reading the book they felt so inspired by the layout and the powerful questions that they found themselves engaged despite them selves.

I also had a lot of requests re: Where can I get a copy? Until very recently (end of month Jan 09) the book was not available except thru Starbucks, and they were sold out. I'm thrilled it's now available thru AZN.

My wife and I used two copies of this book to do our annual Planning Retreat, where we set aside an entire day to review the past year and then look ahead to the next. This book, 5, challenged us to look even further ahead.

It's not a breakthrough book, and it's filled with a lot of quotes and readings that self-improvement junkies will have already seen before.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By NC Capital on February 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a straight foward, no nonsence book to introduce the power of goal setting to people in your life, this is $10.00 very well spent. The return on investment for this book is huge.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By alicedonut on July 16, 2009
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This is a great book! I have bought it for myself, my husband and brother. It is full of great examples and inspiration for setting goals and living your life with purpose.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sarah D on June 15, 2011
Format: Hardcover
What a great book! I love the fact that it is "user friendly" and an easy read. The content of the book is excellent and it really got me thinking about what I want to focus on and how much can be accomplished over the next five years.

It's amazing to think that Julia Child went from cooking school to an Emmy winning TV chef in only four years. And that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos went from a 500 square foot apartment at age 30 to a net worth of $10 billion in just five years. It made me realize just how much can be accomplished in such a short span of time!

One of the things that I found particularly helpful was breaking out the various areas of my life into discrete categories, what he calls the "Wheel of Life" (e.g., family, career, health, travel relationships, etc.). Thinking about what I want to accomplish in each of these areas helped me formalize some thoughts that had just been floating around in my head.

Another part of the book that I found inspiring was the section titled, "Do It Now!" It really pushed me to start finding the time to really go after the things I want to do, but have procrastinated about. In the same way, the thought that you should not "go" through life, but instead "grow" through life was perfect, as it inspired me to try new things like reading the classics and breaking some bad habits that have bothered me for years.

If you want to really make the next five years of your life something you can enjoy and be proud of, do yourself a favor and read "Five". For those of you who like setting goals but don't always know how to go about achieving them, I recommend reading "Goal! Your 30 Day game Plan for Business & Career Success" Goal!: Your 30-Day Game Plan for Business and Career Success, since it helps you create a specific plan to achieve important goals.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Schade on March 11, 2011
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This book was purchased for me by a previous boss and mentor (though I don't think he realized he was my mentor or made an impact, he did!). The night I received the book I read it begining to end and frequently used parts during pre-sort meetings and currently a weekly newsletter. I have purchased this book now for each and every associate that shows leadership potential. This would make an excellent gift for those graduates, someone heading towards an occupation change or for you on your coffee table!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By superquilter on February 6, 2010
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I think this book will provide the nudge I need to a pursue a second career. I will use it as a workbook, and I hope to uncover hidden interests that will get me started down a new path. Before now my ideas have been random and floating around in my imagination. I think this book will help me explore and focus on the best of them. I like the layout of the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By babydoll1 on March 29, 2011
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everyone should have this book! young or older.. it REALLY inspires you to think, find yourself...dream.. remember...go do it.
for those of us who lost or forgot the dreams along the way.... or to share with those who are starting out into the real world, kinda a Dr.Suess for grown ups. NEVER stop sharing.

very well done book...
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