Success Built To Last is a book that allows one to imagine discovering precisely what it is that successful people all around the world have in common.
What makes this book different than so many other 'success' books, is the fact that all three authors: Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery and Mark Thompson - each tremendous leaders in their field, take on the task of challenging conventional wisdom at each and every step along the way.
Francis Hasselbein, Chairman of the Leader To Leaders Institute, recently commented on Success Built To Last, “At last, a powerful new resource, for leaders struggling to create ‘a life that matters,’ a guide book for the journey to greater significance for leaders across the sectors, around the world.”
Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters (paperback) encourages the reader to work hard at what you love. The point is made that work does not ever feel like work when you are doing something that you truly enjoy; that you feel passionate about, and that you feel compelled to do.
"Personal capital is increased when we are fully engaged and passionate about the business we are in, the services we provide and the quality of the products we sell."
We have all heard the saying, “time flies when you are having fun”. Well, this makes complete sense. When you are fully engaged in a task, you become enthralled in it and hours seem to go by at a tremendous pace.
Another by-product of doing what we love is that we tend to want to share what we are passionate about with others. To us, we are so attached to our passion, it is hard to imagine that others would not appreciate or benefit from learning more about what we do. In this sense, we become better servants to society.
The authors of Success Built To Last takes this concept one step further and tells us that “It’s dangerous not to do what you love”. The truth of the matter is that if we are not spending the majority of our time doing the thing that energizes us, we will eventually lose to the one that is doing just exactly that.
It makes complete sense that when we do what we love, we tend to work longer hours, we work harder, we are more committed to quality, and we are totally vested in ensuring the success of the final product. Our chances of losing diminish greatly!
Success Built To Last wakes us up to the fact that today we all are independent contractors. The idea of job security has long gone out the window. There is no job security. Therefore, the best way for us to secure our future, is to increase our level of personal capital.
The authors of Success Built To Last remind us that making a life, is even more important than making a living. They encourage us to do both, with total engagement in order to ensure a life of prosperity, joy and optimism.
The idea of “service to others” is a recurring theme in this book. The authors believe there is a powerful synergy that is created when you combine service to your fellow man, with passion for your mission.
When we feel a calling deep within us to do that one special thing we do, and when we actually listen to the tiny voice in our head and in our heart that is pointing out where our direction in life should be, the work is never considered drudgery or just a J.O.B.
Success Built To Last clearly points out why successful people stay successful and how you can do the same:
"When we are called to serve and we answer the call – we are met with joy and personal fulfillment."
Success Built To Last draws on face-to-face discussions with literally hundreds of outstanding leaders from all around the globe. You will meet CEO’s, billionaires and leaders of nations, in addition to the more common everyday unsung heroes who have no less impressive success stories to share.
This book is well worth your time and attention as it provides unique perspectives from top leaders and business owners throughout the world. Learn from these giants of industry and use their knowledge and wisdom to create your own personal empire.
We encourage our readers to add Success Built To Last to their personal leadership library.
Jerry Porras co-authored international business bestseller Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, with Jim Collins.
Stewart Emery brings to the international bestseller, Success Built to Last, a lifetime of experience as entrepreneur, executive coach and leader, and is considered one of the fathers of the Human Potential Movement.
Mark Thompson brings to every engagement two decades of experience as a senior executive, board member, management coach, producer and investor in growing businesses. Mark helps your team embrace rapid change, ignite growth as leaders and engage with influential people who are driving the future of your brand.
To learn more about the authors and the book, please visit www.SuccessBuiltToLast.com
"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."- General George S. Patton