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Volunteering : the selfish benefits : how to achieve deep-down satisfaction and create that desire in others
Bennett, Charles A.
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Oak View, CA : Committee Communications, [2001]

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xvi, 88 pages ; illustrations ; 23 pages
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Includes index.
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Advocates achieving self-understanding before beginning volunteer work as a way to gain greater inner happiness and a sense of accomplishment.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Logic and Purpose of Selfish Volunteeringp. xiii
1 The Selfish Benefits of Volunteeringp. 1
In the Face of Ever Increasing Change--It's Our Groundingp. 1
Americanism--Because of Volunteers
Universe, graphic
Typical family, then versus now, two graphics
Getting Back in Touch with One Another
Humanity is Like the Oceans: Constantly Rising and Fallingp. 12
The Continuum of a Civilization
Continuum of a Civilazation, graphic
Volunteers Carry the Values of American Societyp. 16
The Price America's First Volunteers Paid
Leadership is by Our Example
Let's Create Solutions--Enough of This Talk, Talk, Talk About This Country Falling Apart
2 Reclaiming America's Vision a Community at a Timep. 21
The Future of America Will Be What You Leave Behindp. 22
Do We Still Have Roots in America?
Reinforcing Our Foundations to Last
Mr. and Mrs. Wetookitwithus, graphic
Powerful Goals Overcome Apathy and Indifference
3 Taking Charge of Your Life During and After Workp. 27
Business is a Metaphor for Life
Volunteering is Natural and Innate Within Us
The Best Part of Volunteering is How Good You Feel
4 How About Your Happiness?p. 33
In Pursuit of Your Self-Esteem
Sisyphus, graphic
What Constitutes the Good Life?
"As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap"
How Businesses Help Their Communities by Not Writing a Check to Charity!
5 Analyzing Yourself, Your Directions and Goalsp. 41
What is the Definition of "The Good Life?"
Your Own Snapshot of Your Life
Let's Paint a Picture of You
Paintcan, graphic
'Look at yourself,' graphic
If Money Was of No Concern, What Would You Change?p. 45
Dragonslayer, graphic
6 How Exciting, Colorful and Motivated are You?p. 49
This is Your Test, You Decide
Self-rating chart
Becoming the You You'd Lovep. 50
Living Longer Has More to Do with Your State of Mind
Shall We Reverse the Typical Learning Curve in Our Life?
The Power of Positive Thinking
Failing is Practice for Success
7 How People-Wealthy are You?p. 57
Deep-Down Satisfaction Starts Right Here with Your Personal Relationships
Sphere of Personal Contacts, graphic
This is Your Life, graphic
8 What is, "Living a Successful Life?"p. 63
Grabbing for the brass ring, graphic
Four More Sincere Benefits of Volunteering
What One Word Describes Your Drive?
Focusing on Number Onep. 64
How You Will Become Wealthy!
Here is that One Incredibly Simple Idea
Focus on number one, graphic
9 Mastering Your Personal Lifep. 69
Getting Organized is an Everyday Thing
Time Management Will Set You Free
Couple's vacationing 'To Do' list, graphic
Getting Organized is a Matter of Degrees in Improvement
Synergy is Exciting, Healthy and Fun--All Working Together and Boom!
Want Change? Practice Doing Things Differently--Chart a Different Course
10 Success is in the Journey--Plan an Interesting Onep. 77
Planning a Lifetime of Great Rewards
Learn More About Yourself
Take a Few Minutes to Peek into Your Tomorrowsp. 79
Play "This is My Future" with Me
Your Personal Vision
Positioning Yourself to Begin
What are Your Values, How Do They Shape Your Priorities for the Future?
Who Holds up the World? graphic
About the Authorp. 83
Indexp. 85