Praise for Goal Free LivingSetting goals may be fine. But letting your goals take control ofyour life can be devastating. Goal-Free Living shows you how toexplore paths in your life you never knew existed and discover amore exciting, successful, and rewarding lifetoday!"If you have only one goal this year, let it be this: ReadGoal-Free Living!"Daniel H. Pink author, A Whole New Mind and Free AgentNation"Stephen Shapiro's approach will help readers achieve the best kindof happenstance: taking a stance to make things happen."Heath Row Contributing Editor and Community Director, FastCompany magazine"I have a sense that reading this book may turn out to be one ofthe most important things I've done in a long time."Doug Busch Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, DigitalHealth Group, Intel Corporation"This is an engaging, creative approach to discovering inner wisdomand personal fulfillment."Michael J. Gelb author, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci andDiscover 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
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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.
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, butSometimes 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 toGoal-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?” SurveyResults.
About the Author.
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