Life's Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World

Life's Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World

by Tom Rath
Life's Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World

Life's Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World

by Tom Rath


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Life is not what you get out of it . . . it’s what you put back in.

Yet our current means for summarizing life’s work, from resumes to salaries, are devoid of what matters most. This is why the work we do is often bad for our wellbeing, when it should be making us happier and healthier.

What are the most meaningful contributions we can make? This is Life’s Great Question.

Life is about what you do that improves the world around you. It is about investing in the development of other people. And it is about efforts that will continue to grow when you are gone.

Life’s Great Question will show you how to make your work and life more meaningful, and greatly boost your wellbeing. In this remarkably quick read, author Tom Rath describes how finding your greatest contribution is far more effective than following talent or passion alone.

More than a book, each copy includes a code for an online program that identifies the most significant contributions you can make.

This deeply practical book will alter how you look at your work and change the way you live each day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939714176
Publisher: Missionday, LLC
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,086,627
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists.

Tom’s first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and led to a series of books and activities for kids that are used in classrooms around the world. His book StrengthsFinder 2.0is Amazon’s top-selling non- fiction book of all time.

During his 13 years at Gallup, Tom was the Program Leader for the development of Clifton StrengthsFinder and also led the organization’s employee engagement, wellbeing, and leadership practices. Tom has served for the past five years as a Gallup Senior Scientist and was Vice-Chair of the VHL cancer research organization.

Most recently, Tom co-founded a publishing company; he is also an advisor, investor, and partner in several startups. Tom holds degrees from the Universityof Michigan and the Universityof Pennsylvania and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Ashley, and their two children.

Table of Contents

Part I Life's Great Question 1

Chapter 1 Who You Are Meets What the World Needs 5

Chapter 2 Working for More Than a Living 17

Chapter 3 The Pursuit of Purpose 23

Chapter 4 Pushing Your Personality 31

Chapter 5 A Map for Creating Meaning 41

Chapter 6 Answering life's Greatest Question 47

Part II The 12 Contributions 51

Chapter 7 Create 55

Initiating: How do we get started? 57

Challenging: Are we doing the right things? 63

Teaching: What do people need to know? 71

Visioning: What should we do next? 79

Chapter 8 Relate 87

Connecting: How do we connect people to our mission? 89

Energizing: How do we get and stay charged? 97

Perceiving: What does each person need? 105

Influencing: How can we grow our client base? 113

Chapter 9 Operate 121

Organizing: How do we make things run smoothly? 123

Achieving: How can we get more done? 129

Adapting: How can we adapt quickly to changes? 133

Scaling: How can we reach more people? 137

Online Resources 141

References 143

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