What would you rather haveÂ—conventional success or a high level beyond success? Â Dan Clark, one of the worldâ€™s leading inspirational speakers and leadership trainers, vehemently opposes the conventional wisdom about success. He believes itâ€™s tragic and superficial to build our careers and perÂsonal lives around getting more money, bigger houses, cooler toys, and fancier job titles. Â Whatâ€™s it all worth in the end? How many outÂwardly successful people still feel empty inside? Â Clark has spent decades traveling around the world, interviewing the famous and powerful; conÂsulting with presidents and generals and sheikhs and corporate leaders; creating a multimillion-dollar business; and (before any of the above) overcoming a paralyzing injury. All those experiences have conÂvinced him that the happiest people in the world donâ€™t pursue success at all. Instead, they pursue signifiÂcanceÂ—and find that success comes along as part of the package. Â Whatâ€™s the difference between success and significance? As youâ€™ll learn in this powerful, myth-shattering book . . . The successful get what they want; the significant want what they get. The successful think wealth flows to them; the significant know that wealth flows through them, to bless those around them. The successful earn financial independence, influence, and popularity; the significant earn financial independence, influence, popularity, admiration, loyalty, and respect. The successful compare themselves against others; the significant compete only against themselves. The successful are quickly forgotten when they die; the significant leave a long-lasting legacy. Clark shows us how it can be done by following his Twelve Laws of Significance, which include counterÂintuitive ideas such as Â“Patience is overratedÂ—it allows us to never begin,â€ť Â“Itâ€™s not all about teamÂ—teams lose,â€ť and Â“Donâ€™t strive for work/life balanceÂ—itâ€™s about harmony.â€ť Â He illustrates his ideas with a wide range of powerful true stories from business, education, the military, and sportsÂ—starting with his own story of fighting his way back from a serious injury that cut short his football career. Paralyzed both physically and emotionally, Clark began his recovery only when he started to focus on purpose rather than on goals; on being whole rather than famous; on serving othÂers rather than seeking praise. In the long run, that accident was the greatest gift he ever received, setting him on a lifelong path toward true significance. Â Clarkâ€™s wisdom will stimulate your intellect, challenge your beliefs, and penetrate your heart. By following his Laws of Significance, you will learn to connect your head and heart, manage your priorities, and live an extraordinary life that matters to your family, friends, coworkers, community, and country.
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