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Prosper: Create the Life You Really Want (BK Life)by Ethan Willis
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Ethan Willis and Randy Garn have helped tens of thousands of people find their own paths to prosperity. In Prosper they share the Six Prosperity Practices that enable you to create a personal plan for prosperity that is rooted in your deepest goals and aspirations—a plan that is sustainable over the long term. You will not simply succeed—you will truly prosper.
“Prosper is the perfect book for these uncertain times. You’ll thank Ethan Willis and Randy Garn for their practical guide to your own path to achieving the life you want—and sustaining it. It’s never too late to prosper!”
—Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
“Ethan Willis and Randy Garn show that true prosperity is about more than just money. It’s about living the life you want without ever having to drag yourself to work—because the way you make a living is in line with who you are. Most important, they provide practical exercises and action steps to help you achieve it.”
—David Bach, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Automatic Millionaire and founder of FinishRich.com
“Ethan and Randy pack a lot of practical wisdom into a small book. They understand that money and happiness can go hand in hand but understand too that there is a lot more to the story. If you want to ‘prosper from the inside out’ and are ready to commit yourself to do so, read this book.”
—Cynthia A. Montgomery, Timken Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Ethan Willis and Randy Garn know that there’s a lot more to prosperity than making money. Over the years they’ve helped tens of thousands of people find and achieve their true purpose and passion. If you’re ready to live your values, do what you love, and truly prosper, study this book—and take action!”
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The One Minute Manager® and The One Minute Entrepreneur
“Prosper gives you the concrete steps you can take to align your life with the core of your being. Follow this plan and you’ll be happy—and truly prosper.”
—T. Harv Eker, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
Book News Annotation:
This book identifies six practices individuals interested in personal and career development, entrepreneurship, and personal finance and investing can use to balance financial prosperity with happiness. The authors emphasize transforming habits, attitudes, and responses to change ideas about prosperity and ways to achieve and sustain it, and draw from their coaching and the experiences of students to describe how to locate a point of aspiration or achievement, live at a place where earnings are aligned with it, earn from talents and abilities, find and use hidden assets, commit to a path to prosperity, and take action. Willis, an entrepreneur, and Garn, a networker and entrepreneur, are associated with a company specializing in education and mentoring for entrepreneurship, career development, investing, personal development and finance, and e-commerce. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Many people assume prosperity only means wealth or luxury, but true prosperity is something more. It’s about defining your own version of success—not your parents’ or your boss’s or your friend’s or the media’s—one that works specifically for you. It’s about striking the right, sustainable balance between work, wealth, and lifestyle.
Ethan Willis and Randy Garn—founders of Prosper Inc., the largest provider of individual coaching for personal finance and entrepreneurship in the US—explain how to achieve true prosperity through three steps. First, they help you define it in detail: what does your happy life look, feel, smell, sound and taste like? Arm yourself with your own personal vision of success that paints a clear picture of the life you want to lead. Then, they show you how to find it. How much money do you need to live your version of a truly happy life? They show how to begin by focusing on what you have, not on what you do not—you’ll be surprised what you find. Discover how to leverage your passions, experience, and expertise to generate the income you require. And then you have to live it: stay true to that picture and sustain it. Don’t get distracted by the lure of accumulating wealth if it means sacrificing your true vision of prosperity. Once you have achieved this balance you will have found your Prosperity Zone.
About the Author
Ethan Willis is the CEO of Prosper and has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2005 and as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs by Vspring. His work in the field of entrepreneurship has been featured in such media as BusinessWeek, USA Today, and CNBC. He is coauthor of the #1 New York Times Business bestselling book The One Minute Entrepreneur with his friend and mentor Ken Blanchard. He is an Alumni of BYU and Harvard Business School.
Randy Garn is one of the founding members of Prosper and serves as the organization’s Chief Relations Officer. He previously served as the company's president for more than seven years, overseeing the business during the beginning phases of the company's growth. He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2005. He is an Alumni of BYU and Harvard Business School.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Welcome to the Prosperity Zone
1. Start with What You Already Have
2. Earn from Your Core
3. Chart Your Prosperity Path
4. Take Profound Action
5. Celebrate the Pursuit
6. Renew Your Prosperity
7. The Prosper Revolution
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