Author(s): Keith Abraham
How to ignite your passion, live with purpose, and succeed in life and business No matter what you want to achieve in life, the secret to doing it is passion. For people to be happy, they need to find meaning in what they do and in the roles they play in their lives, careers, and communities. When we identify the personal passions that drive us, the byproduct is focus, satisfaction, and achievement. But it's not always easy to find our passions. In this book, Keith Abraham shows you how to ignite the passion in your life, as well as in the lives of your colleagues, employees, and associates. He includes in-depth research, easy-to-understand concepts, inspirational stories, and clear visual models to show you how to find out what's meaningful to you and pursue it with passion and energy. In the process, Abraham shows you what you can achieve when you align your purpose, passion, and personal goals. Offers effective advice on how to inspire passion and purpose in yourself, your colleagues, and your employees Written by a Certified Speaking Professional and bestselling author of self-help titles Ideal for business owners and managers who want to inspire better performance in their teams When you understand the "why" of what you're doing, the "how" becomes the easy part. This handy, enlightening guide shows you how to find your "why" so you can make your "how" happen.
Preface ix Introduction: The 4 parts to creating a passionate life xi Taking Control xvii Part 1: Meaningful -- creating certainty in your life 1 1: Find your why 3 2: Creating real wealth 9 3: Being out of balance to be inflow 11 4: The 6 emotions of achievement 17 5: The 6 ways to create certainty in your life 25 6: How people lose their passion 31 7: Reconnecting with your passion 34 8: What's the big picture for you? 38 9: Creating your life to do list 41 10: Lifetime dream examples 46 Part 2: Milestones -- creating clarity in your life 55 11: S.M.A.R.T. goals don't work! 57 12: Driving emotions 61 13: Feel -- Think -- Do ... true goal alignment 65 14: Putting the Feel -- Think -- Do process to work 71 15: Determining your driving emotions 79 16: Mapping out the milestones 82 17: Turning dreams into destinations 86 18: Creating the road map for the year ahead 93 19: Recognise, reflect, reset 100 20: Letting go of expectations 105 Part 3: Mindset -- gaining confidence in your life 109 21: Who's! stopping you? 111 22: Your plate is only so big 117 23: Real education is igniting what's inside you 122 24: Fill your mind with transforming information 126 25: The power of positive association 129 26: Create time & space to think 132 27: Readers are leaders! 137 28: Sit at the feet of a master 140 29: There is no substitute for experience 144 30: You are a great investment 148 Part 4: Momentum -- living consistently in your life 155 31: It's not about motivation, it's about creating momentum 157 32: Defeating the greatest robber of self-esteem 163 33: Understanding how you like to focus 167 34: Focusing on what counts 170 35: Stop trying to manage time 173 36: Recharging your batteries 180 37: Rituals create your future 183 38: 1% improvements 188 39: Bringing it all together 193 40: The first domino 196 Conclusion: Become the living example 200 Appendix: Insights -- ideas -- information -- inspiration 208