How much are your principles really worth? What price is too much to pay?
In the abstract these seem like easy questions to answer. On a purely philosophical level, there can be only one response. But, when fighting for what you believe is right causes your foundation to crumble, the answer isn t always clear.
Adam Smith grew up in an impoverished and deeply religious family. From the agonizing struggle to meet the basic needs of life to the crushing quest for acceptance in adolescence, Adam learned quickly that everything he wanted from life had a high price tag . But, he was not finished learning this lesson.
After achieving his dream of being financially secure and successful, Adam discovered the cost to his marriage was a sacrifice he was unwilling to make and walked away from a lucrative career.
Finding balance between work and home, Adam settled into a rewarding life with a job he loved and an expanding family that gave it all meaning . . . until he made the choice to stand up for the rights of someone else. His now infamous protest began with the painful renouncement of many of the religious teachings that once formed his world view yet no longer made sense, and ended with the even more devastating surrender of his sense of safety and security.
As the journey continues, Adam has found that instead of seeking the ever-moving bar of financial success and approval of others, building the great personal wealth that comes from embracing imperfections and living an authentic life is worth any price .
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About the Author
Adam loves dating his wife of 18 years and playing with his four sons by coaching their Little League teams, learning new tricks on the trampoline, riding bikes, wrestling, and falling off their skateboards.
Now currently looking for his next career opportunity, Adam has held various roles in investment banking, accounting, and corporate finance at companies, including Intel, DLJ LA, KPMG, IBM, and of course, Vante. He is a certified life coach, has taught courses at the University of Arizona and Portland State University, and holds an MBA and CPA.
Adam inspires others to lead their business and personal lives with authenticity, a heart of service, and courage to question their learned beliefs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book with some insider knowledge of subject matter of this book. That said I knew this book would be well written as the author is one of the more intelligent people I know. I was expecting a few chapters of expose followed by a bulk of the book talking about the healing that followed. It's the other way around. That's not a bad thing, it's just different from my expectations. I read this book in one night. It's succinct and efficient and as I expected a good read. I liked the last few chapters where the author is discussing his journey and transformation. I believe there is value there for everyone regardless of the situation.
Right from the start I couldn't put it down! This book is an amazing story of courage, perseverance, and most of all love. Get it now! You will be glad you did!!
Read the sample and various other sections in various other blogs. I'm sorry for his childhood, but the writing isn' t good and the story is,sadly, not unusual. That is until he gets to the point where he shows really bad judgment about what to post on the internet. Then it's just frustrating.
The author of this book is an acquaintance of mine, so was eager to check out the book. But I'm rather critical (Virgo), so I checked it out quietly, knowing that just because someone you like writes a book doesn't mean that it will be good. While critical, I am also open-minded (and a bit of a voyeur, apparently), so I read the first few preview chapters, not necessarily with the intention of buying the book. However, from the first chapter I was transfixed (and a little horrified) by the stories of his young life. I couldn't imagine how he was going to get to the point of making a million dollars, much less lose it all. I bought the book and read it all in just a few sittings. This is a fantastic memoir. The raw, unflinching way that he tells the story and displays his faults rivals that of Cheryl Strayed in Wild. He has had the courage to learn and grow from far more obstacles than most of us ever face. A good story and an inspirational read.