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Lifefocus : achieving a life of purpose and influence
Foster, Jerry, 1955-
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Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, [2004]

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238 pages ; 22 cm
How to get where you want to go -- Myths about true personal wealth -- How do you define success? -- Are you holding it all together? -- The path to true personal wealth -- A life rich with experiences -- An overview of your life -- The road to true personal wealth -- The vector principle -- Now what? -- Strategies for lifefocus -- Focus your vision -- Live purposefully -- Equip for success -- Give from the heart -- Enjoy the journey -- The legend of Montana Slim.
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BV4598.3 .F67 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Feel stuck in a rut? Feel like your life is unbalanced, insignificant, or ineffective? Making small changes can add up to a big difference. Get ready for life to come into focus. Book jacket.

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Jerry Foster is CEO and founder of the Foster Group

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Those who turn to the self-help section to improve an unexamined life can profit from the goals recommended by Foster, a Christian financial planner. The "Vector Principle" governs his outlook: each of us is a product of past choices, but small changes in the present can yield huge benefits over time. The best course corrections spring from the proper definition of success. This incorporates what Foster calls "lifeWealth": "the accumulation of financial, relational, physical, intellectual and spiritual capital." Faith figures prominently in Foster's life strategy; it's presented gently, on equal footing with the other four priorities. The seeker who is pressed for time would be well-served to head straight for Part 3, "Strategies for lifeFocus," which presents Foster's best practical advice. Reliance on the language of the motivational speaker tilts the writing toward clich?, but Foster's description of the results of choices in each stage of life and his exploration of the three "life paths" indifference, self-indulgence and the more positive path of concern for others provide a useful overall perspective. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Bob Buford
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Forewordp. 13
1. How to Get Where You Want to Gop. 15
Part 1 Myths about True Personal Wealth
2. How Do You Define Success?p. 27
3. Are You Holding It All Together?p. 41
Part 2 The Path to True Personal Wealth
4. A Life Rich with Experiencesp. 53
5. An Overview of Your Lifep. 69
6. The Road to True Personal Wealthp. 89
7. The Vector Principlep. 107
8. Now What?p. 123
Part 3 Strategies for lifeFocus
9. Focus Your Visionp. 133
10. Live Purposefullyp. 147
11. Equip for Successp. 167
12. Give from the Heartp. 185
13. Enjoy the Journeyp. 201
14. The Legend of Montana Slimp. 215
Questions for Consideration or Discussionp. 229
Notesp. 236