- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 3, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471703249
- ISBN-13: 978-0471703242
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pursuit of Passionate Purpose: Success Strategies for a Rewarding Personal and Business Life Hardcover – December 3, 2004
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The author, a corporate executive turned consultant, offers a practical guide for producing extraordinary results and reaping the real rewards of life by caring passionately about what we desire and then pursuing it with true determination. She advises the need to build relationships and the importance of maintaining supportive friendships. With extensive research involving 80 participants, she offers her proven process for living life fully through self-assessment, determining what we do and do not want, establishing how to get what we want, and evaluating our progress while making adjustments. Her six success strategies include honoring opposites in life, surrendering to the natural flow of life without attachment to a certain outcome, and discovering what energizes and what discourages us so we can focus on the former and distance ourselves from dispiriting people and situations. This how-to road map may be helpful to a broad range of library patrons who are searching for enrichment and purpose in their lives. Mary Whaley
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From the Inside Flap
Q: What is passionate purpose?
A: A meaningful intention or goal pursued with intenseenthusiasm, dedication,
Q: Who are Passionate Pursuers?
A: People who find their passionate purpose in life and worktirelessly to achieve it.
Today, many people wonder how they can achieve more in work andlife. They seek the real key to success and fulfillment. But theymight be surprised by what they find.
In Pursuit of Passionate Purpose, author and entrepreneurTheresa Szczurek taps into her decades of experience and four yearsof research to reveal the secret to a successful, rewardingpersonal and professional life. At the heart of this life-changingbook is the premise that every person can produce extraordinaryresults and reap the real rewards of life. But how? Here, Szczurekshows that the real key to success is caring passionately aboutwhat you desire and then pursuing it with true determination.
Based on the everyday wisdom of eighty real people from allwalks of life, along with the practical strategies she used tobuild her own successful company, Szczurek presents a proven,step-by-step plan for effectively pursuing any passionatepurpose.
More than a simple self-help book, Pursuit of Passionate Purposeoffers a verified path for finding and fulfilling worthwhileintentions. It helps you understand who you are, what you reallywant, how to achieve it, and how to assess your progress. Throughthis process, you discover or reaffirm your passionate purpose. Butmost important, you'll learn to adopt and apply six strategies thatalmost all effective Passionate Pursuers share. These help youachieve the meaning, peak performance, financial gain, andprofessional results you want. Most successfulpeopleincluding world marathon champion Mark Plaatjes,co-inventor of the baby carrier Margaret Hansson, Tom Chappell ofTom's of Maine, and many others who contributed their personalstories to this bookengage in similar practices in theirpursuit, and achievement, of passionate purpose.
This inspiring book offers practical pointers for all people ontheir life journey, helping ordinary people produce extraordinaryresults. Pursuing that passionate purpose gives people a sense ofdelight and deep satisfactionand helps them transform "makinga living" into "making a difference."
"It is the pursuit of passionate purpose, as well as itsattainment, and relationships along the way that bring the realrewards in life," explains Szczurek. Pursuit of Passionate Purposeshows you how to give yourself the greatest gift you canamission that leads to a life lived with more purpose, more passion,and more success. Why risk NOT embracing these success strategies?Life is short. Follow your heart. Begin now.
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I give it two stars, rather than one, because I can believe it might help a reader who'd never before read a book of this type. If the title piques your interest, I suggest checking it out at the library before you buy.
But there really are so much better professional and personal self-help books out there. One of my favorites: Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up.
John Cutler Anderson