Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life's Financial Ups and Downs
American Management Association, 2003 - 206 páginas
"Foreword by Monsignor James P. Lisante
What is it about money that not only makes us feel secure but also drives us to measure our true worth by our financial standing? Whether we've experienced unmet monetary goals, job loss, or outright financial crisis, too many of us have let the stress of financial issues obscure our higher priorities. Taking Stock is a revelatory book filled with the wisdom and practical tools to move toward a lifeview in which success is defined by spiritual clarity, not by the promises money seldom delivers.
The author has been through his own rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags saga, through which he learned money's true place and value. Examples from his own experience and from community and business life are sprinkled with teachings from the world's religions -- not to mention a healthy dose of common sense. To the religious and nonobservant alike, Taking Stock reveals:
* the role money plays in our lives
* why we envy others for things we don't need
* the difference between failure and failing
* and how to ""start over"" using new definitions of success and happiness
The book closes with Prescriptions for Each Day of the Week, each one an inspiring and beautiful story with a gentle, clear moral. With compassion, humor, and profound wisdom, Taking Stock gives readers not only a way to cope, but also a deep appreciation for what they have -- not what they're missing."
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Paul Coorey, Malden Mills local 311 President in Dec. 1995 was misquoted on page 137. He said “We figured this was the end. I never thought Aaron would rebuild.” He NEVER said he was stupid for not going overseas. Paul Coorey and Aaron Feuerstein have known each other for 58 years and have a mutual respect for each other.
Say GoodbyeIts Really Gone
No Youre Not Stupid
How Much Are You Worth?
How Expensive Is a Guilt Trip?
Money Isnt Really Your Best Friend
Wealth or Health?
What Would You Do with It?
Thou Shalt Not Covet
Is There Life After Failure?
Are You Being Tested?
Pessimism Is Deadly
Are You Afraid of Success?
Greed Is Not Good
Go to a Funeral
Why the Bible Is Better than Buffett