Prosper: Create the Life You Really Want by Ethan Willis with Randy Garn is a practical guide to achieving the life you want —and sustaining it. This book is not about happiness. It is about how money interacts with our lives and how we spend our days and efforts earning it. Great book on what prosperity really means and the actual steps on how to really get there.
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers on October 3rd 2011.
Many people assume prosperity only means wealth or luxury, but true prosperity is something more. It’s about defining your own version of success—not your parents’ or your boss’s or your friend’s or the media’s—one that works specifically for you. It’s about striking the right, sustainable balance between work, wealth, and lifestyle.
Ethan Willis and Randy Garn—founders of Prosper Inc., the largest provider of individual coaching for personal finance and entrepreneurship in the US—explain how to achieve true prosperity through three steps. First, they help you define it in detail: what does your happy life look, feel, smell, sound and taste like? Arm yourself with your own personal vision of success that paints a clear picture of the life you want to lead. Then, they show you how to find it. How much money do you need to live your version of a truly happy life? They show how to begin by focusing on what you have, not on what you do not—you’ll be surprised what you find. Discover how to leverage your passions, experience, and expertise to generate the income you require. And then you have to live it: stay true to that picture and sustain it. Don’t get distracted by the lure of accumulating wealth if it means sacrificing your true vision of prosperity. Once you have achieved this balance you will have found your Prosperity Zone.
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