Wisdom: Life's Great Treasure

Wisdom: Life's Great Treasure

by Richard E Simmons III

Hardcover

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939358134
Publisher: Union Hill Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2017
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Richard E. Simmons III received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 1976. He later studied risk management and insurance at Georgia State prior to beginning a 25-year career with Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton, a property and casualty insurance firm, where he was CEO for 10 years.

Much of Simmons' life has been devoted to giving back to the community by advising businessmen and professionals. Through these experiences, he discovered a calling for teaching and public speaking.

In December 2000, Simmons founded The Center for Executive Leadership (www.thecenterbham.org), a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry located in Birmingham, Alabama. When he's not spending time with his wife and three children, Simmons can be found teaching, counseling, writing or speaking to groups across the country.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Nature of Wisdom

-The Path of Wisdom

- The Value of Wisdom

- Wisdom and the Pursuit of Happiness

- Wisdom - The Key to a Healthy Life

2. Personal Growth and Development

- A Life That Flourishes

- The Art of Achieving

- Priorities

- Disordered Priorities

- A Plan for Growth

- The Power of a Focused Life

3. Wisom and True Freedom

- Freedom and the Control of Our Desires

- Freedom Without Restrictions

- Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness

- Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness Part 2

4. Wisdom in the Search for Meaning

- The Search for Meaning in Life

- Why We are Here

- Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World

- Harvard Our Culture in Microcosm

- Answering Life's Big Questions

5. Business and Career Wisdom

- Business Wisdom

- Career and Achievement

- Why Leaders Fail

- Strength is found in Humility

- Finding Purpose in Our Work

- What Gets You Up in the Morning

- A Modern Business Parable

6. Financial Wisdom

- Wisdom and the Building of Wealth

- Solomon's Insight on Money and Wealth

- The Root of Financial Problems

- The Danger of an Easy Life

7. Relational Wisdom

- Relational Beings

- Thoughts About Marriage

- Thoughts About Marriage 2

- Saving Your Marriage

- Marital Conflict

- Being Intentional in Marriage

- One of Life's Great Blessings–Friendship

8 Human Sexuality

- The Purpose of Sexuality

- How Sexuality Impacts a Culture

- Sex and the Pursuit of Happiness

- The Devastating Consequences of Pornography

9. Care of the Soul

- Care of the Soul

- The Two Worlds We Live In

- Strength in Our Innermost Being

- Therapy for the Soul

10. Wisdom and a Healthy Life

- A Reason for Our Discontent

- Slaves of the Past

- Guilt and Shame

- Satisfying the Desire of the Soul

- Moral Confusion

- A Parable

- The Legacy We Leave Behind

11. The Storms of Life

- Am I Prepared for the Storms of Life

- Can God Use Pain to Bless Me

- The Painful Circumstances of Life

- The Painful Circumstances of Life 2

- The Painful Circumstances of Life 3

12. Facing Our Mortality

- Fugitives from Reality

- Our Ultimate Hope

- If a Man Dies, Will He Live Again

- What Would It Mean If He Really Did Rise

- Conquering the Fear of Death

The Five Principles

- Sowing and Reaping

- Finding Your Center

- One of Life's Most Important Principles

- The Daffodil Principle

- To Find Your Life You Must Lose It

Afterwords

Acknowledgements and Sources

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