Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

by Stephen M. Shapiro
Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

by Stephen M. Shapiro


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Praise for Goal Free Living

Setting goals may be fine. But letting your goals take control of your life can be devastating. Goal-Free Living shows you how to explore paths in your life you never knew existed and discover a more exciting, successful, and rewarding life—today!

"If you have only one goal this year, let it be this: Read Goal-Free Living!"
—Daniel H. Pink author, A Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation

"Stephen Shapiro's approach will help readers achieve the best kind of happenstance: taking a stance to make things happen."
—Heath Row Contributing Editor and Community Director, Fast Company magazine

"I have a sense that reading this book may turn out to be one of the most important things I've done in a long time."
—Doug Busch Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Digital Health Group, Intel Corporation

"This is an engaging, creative approach to discovering inner wisdom and personal fulfillment."
—Michael J. Gelb author, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and Discover Your Genius

"Reading Goal-Free Living is like jettisoning a hundred-pound pack. Suddenly, you're racing much faster and enjoying the breeze."
—Alan Weiss, PhD author, Million Dollar Consulting

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471772804
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/03/2006
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.73(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

STEPHEN M. SHAPIRO is a recognized expert and professional speaker on the topics of creativity and innovation. He is the founder of the 24/7 Innovation Group, a management education and research organization focused on innovation and breakthrough business thinking. A former consultant at Accenture, he founded that firm's Process Excellence Practice. You can learn more about goalfree living at www.goalfree.com.

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Table of Contents


Confessions of a Goalaholic.

Getting Started in Goal-Free Living.

Introduction: Setting the Stage for Goal-Free Living.

The Eight Secrets of Goal-Free Living.

Secret #1:  Use a Compass, Not a Map.

Secret #2: Trust That You Are Never Lost.

Secret #3: Remember That Opportunity Knocks Often, but Sometimes Softly.

Secret #4: Want What You Have.

Secret #5: Seek Out Adventure.

Secret #6: Become a People Magnet.

Secret #7: Embrace Your Limits.

Secret #8: Remain Detached.

Using the Eight Secrets.

Setting Your Compass.

Epilogue: One Person’s Transformation from Goalaholic to Goal-Free.


Appendix A:  Frequently Asked Questions.

Appendix B:  Take the “Are You a Goalaholic?” Quiz.

Appendix C:  Score the“Are You a Goalaholic?” Quiz

Appendix D:  The “Are You A Goalaholic?” Survey Results.


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