No Excuses: Take Responsibility for Your Own Success

No Excuses: Take Responsibility for Your Own Success


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In a lifetime of achievement—creating a major commercial construction company, raising a family, traveling the world and teaching the principles of success to thousands—David Neenan treasures most his mistakes, failures and troubles.
When his company faced a loss greater than his net worth, David learned how to lead an effective organization. When an immune disorder made it almost impossible to stand, he learned how to heal himself. When he was 10,000 miles from home doing mindless work, he learned how to gain vision. These lessons are the keys to accomplishment and meaning.
In each case, David found there are no shortcuts to success. Meaningful happiness derives from taking responsibility for your own life—and accomplishment has value only when it is reached with integrity, love, humor and faith in the wonderful dance of life.
"No Excuses" describes David’s challenges, failures and lessons through personal stories that portray a colorful life. Readers will hear how a simple pair of shoes led to a crucial realization at an early age. How he made peace with a childhood catastrophe at his father’s grave. And how only embracing life’s struggles every day brings meaning and joy. David believes we all want that—and we are the only ones responsible for achieving it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614480273
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Neenan is the founder and chairman of The Neenan Company, a nationally prominent design/build commercial construction company that employs more than 250 people and surpasses $250 million in sales. He is also the creator of the popular Business & You self-improvement workshops, which have reached thousands of people in more than a dozen countries. He lives in Colorado and California, and has traveled to more than 30 countries.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction Don't Be a Sea Squirt 1

Chapter 1 Beginnings: It's time to grow up 5

Chapter 2 Go For It: The only failure is not to participate 11

Chapter 3 Responsibility: Be the hero of your own life 17

Chapter 4 The Stone Wall: Four things you can do 23

Chapter 5 Growth: You can't learn less 31

Chapter 6 Purpose: Clarity is the key 39

Chapter 7 Preparation: Action must be based on good foundations 47

Chapter 8 Prosperity: Persistence, observation, imagination, innovation 53

Chapter 9 Patience: Wealth is accumulation, not compensation 63

Chapter 10 Perturbation: Make change your ally 69

Chapter 11 Human Dynamics: Communication is the response you get 77

Chapter 12 Love: I now allow others to love and support me 85

Chapter 13 Partners: Your companions are your most precious assets 93

Chapter 14 Precession: In search of the great Perhaps 99

Chapter 15 Integrity: Principles come before profit 107

Chapter 16 Values: Ideas that guide action 115

Chapter 17 Abundance: An attitude that shapes your reality 125

Chapter 18 Excuses: The "reasons" we duck responsibility 133

Chapter 19 Sustainability: Waste is the problem 141

Chapter 20 Legacy: Spreading the opportunity 149

Chapter 21 Health: The best treatment is taking action 157

Chapter 22 Meaning: Only you can answer the big Why 163

Further Reading 171

About the Author 175

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