Success Built To Last: Creating A Life That Matters
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.
The authors set out to help people discover the key practices that successful people leverage in order to transform themselves, their company, their careers and their life.
"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."
Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters 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.
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
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 take this concept one step further and tell 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 ground to those who really do love what they are doing.
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!
Co-author Mark Thompson shares his definition of Success during this keynote speech...
"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
Success Built To Last, Doing What You Love
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.
Why it’s so difficult to do what matters to us most, and what we can do to change that.
See what you have in common with successful people who have positively impacted the world that we all share. Key leaders such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, John F. Kennedy and Maya Angelou.
Learn how our historic leaders of the past were successful in harvesting their victories, despite facing tremendous challenges. See how they found the courage from their inner reserves to face the obstacles in front of them.
"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 also have very 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 freedom and success.
Jerry Porras co-authored international business bestseller Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, with Jim Collins.
Stewart Emery brings a lifetime of experience as entrepreneur, executive coach
and leader, and is considered one of the fathers of the Human Potential
Mark Thompson brings to every engagement two decades of
experience as a senior executive, board member, management coach,
producer and investor in growing businesses.