Beyond Success: Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity


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Advance Praise for Beyond Success:

“A must read for anyone concerned with their future and the future of our world.” — T. Harv Eker, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

“The concepts in this book challenge the way we think about and approach profes­sional and financial life, whether you are one of the many millions stepping into retirement, newly entering working life, or at a crossroads.” — Kathleen Murphy, CEO, ING US Wealth Management

Beyond Success will unclog stagnant thinking and limiting belief behavior to demon­strate that each of us has the power to create the life we imagine for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our planet. Step into the power of understanding a new definition of money unencumbered by the ups and downs of the stock market. Gitterman’s four-part plan will be the last plan, financial or otherwise, that you need to create a life of abundance.” — Dr. Pat Baccili, host of the awarding-winning Dr. Pat Show

“Having money might make you wealthy, but it won’t guarantee a rich life. The world needs more books like Beyond Success because Jeffrey Gitterman has proven how well you can do by doing good. He shows that a rich life is the result of what you put into this world, not just what you take from it. Money is a part of this life but it occupies the footstool, not the throne. Read it and gain true riches.” — Mitch Anthony, author of The New RetireMentality

“Gitterman effortlessly reveals a proven path toward redefining and achieving personal success. A must read for anyone who is looking for more out of life — much more.” — Bruce D. Schneider, Founder and CEO, iPEC Coaching, and

author of Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core

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Editorial Reviews

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“…thought-provoking, philosophical discussion of what happiness really is, and what it takes to achieve it…a dialogue that should benefit everyone…”

Foreword magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814413364
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 5/13/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey L. Gitterman (Freehold, NJ) is one of the few corporate leaders able to successfully bring a spiritual message to the traditionally materialistic business community. He is one of ING Financial’s top advisors, whose GoBeyond seminars have been the highest-rated training program at the company for several years. He has been interviewed and featured in TV shows and magazines including Money, CNN, and Fortune Small Business.

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Read an Excerpt


I’m talking to everyone

. . . but you’re the one listening


see the Blue Man Group perform in New York City. I’d heard

great things about their shows, so I was excited at the opportunity

to see them myself. We took our seats and waited for the

show to begin. As the lights dimmed, the packed theater slowly fell

silent, but nothing happened on the stage. People around me began

talking and rustling popcorn bags. Then, all of a sudden, my friend

asked me to switch seats with him. And to my surprise, I heard a

quiet but distinct voice that seemed to be coming out of a plastic

tube attached to the armrest of my seat, addressing me by name.

“Jeff! Jeff! I need your help.”

“What do you mean?” I asked

“Your friend who was sitting there before said you’re the guy

who can help me. I need you to start the show!”

Taken aback, I looked more closely and saw that the tube went

right down through the floor. That was where the voice came from,

the voice that was now calmly explaining to me that every Blue

Man Group show starts with a member of the audience leading the

entire audience in the “Blue Man Group War Whoop,” which I was

then shown how to do.

All I could think was that this was some joke, that I was being

set up to be humiliated in front of a fairly large audience. My heart

raced and my palms started to sweat. Convinced I would end up

looking like an idiot, I leaned down into the tube and said, “You’re

out of your mind! And why are you talking to me, anyway?” And

to this day, the reply I got was something I’ve never forgotten: “I’m

talking to everybody, but you’re the one listening.”

Okay, I thought, so I got up out of my seat and yelled to everyone

to follow me. Out of the few hundred people in the two- tier

theater, perhaps twenty or so joined me in the war whoop. Embarrassed,

I quickly sat back down.

The voice from the tube said, “Dude, that was lame.”

So I got up again and screamed and hollered and jumped up and

down until everyone in the theater joined in. Literally, every person

in each tier of the theater stood up as I demanded that they

follow me or else I would not start the show for them. When I took

my seat again, the voice said, “You da man.”

At the time, this event didn’t mean much more to me than any

other uncomfortable situation. But some years later, I had a vivid

fl ashback to that moment in the theater, and the words and events

took on a whole new meaning for me. I realized that I had learned

two very important things from that strange encounter:

1. The most important voice that is speaking to us is usually

the one asking us to do something that takes courage, something

that takes us out of our comfort zone. That’s why we

so often ignore that voice and listen only to the endless

chatter of our minds.

2. When we do listen to that voice and fi nd the courage to step

out of our comfort zone, we discover that one person can

have an extraordinary impact.

Over time, this incident has become my metaphor for life, and

it informs all of the principles that I’ll be sharing in this book.

These principles are simple, but I fi rmly believe that if enough

people adopted them, it could make a real difference in the world.

But changing the world starts with changing individuals. So I ask

you to read this book not as an observer or a philosopher but as a

change agent. The lessons I have learned over the past few years

have allowed me to be more present in every aspect of life and to

live my life more fully. I’ve also come to realize that everyone has

this capability within. That voice that I heard is within everyone—

we just have to learn how to listen.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

INTRODUCTION: I’m talking to everyone . . . but you’re the one listening xiii

1. Redefining Success 1

2. A New Currency 17

3. A Core Investment Strategy 43


4. Saving and Spending in an Attention Economy 55

5. Pathways to Silence 67


6. Earning Energy 91

7. Expressing Yourself 109


8. Investing in a Future You 139

9. Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination 153


10. Giving 169

11. Beyond Success 177

12. Your Legacy 199

Notes 207

Recommended Reading 211

Index 215

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    Posted September 9, 2010

    Wonderful insightful energizing

    We can change the world, one person at a time!

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    This has to be the best book i have ever read. It is life changing! :)

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