AARP The Pledge: Your Master Plan for an Abundant Life (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 19, 2011 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Successful people don't sit around waiting for everything to be "100%" right or to be "absolutely sure" they will succeed. They don't need absolute assurance, because they realize life doesn't provide any. To get what they want out of life, they set specific goals and put together a formal plan to achieve those goals, one step at a time. Successful people know that the cost of failure is modest compared to that of inaction. Failure means they are smarter the next time. Inaction means there is no next time-there's only a lifetime of regret. In The Pledge: Your Master Plan for an Abundant Life, author Michael Masterson reveals how to become successful-and not just financially, but in every area of life. The book

  • Offers simple tips to making immediate changes and to establishing long-term goals
  • Details strategies on becoming more productive at the office and defeating depression
  • Explains why simplifying goals into four major ones makes them much easier to achieve

The Pledge teaches readers how to start and finish projects they have been dreaming about for years, boost confidence, strengthen skills, build wealth, and enjoy life.

  

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User Review  - Josie - Goodreads

I really liked the book!! I am going to be adding this to my physical book shelves soon. Will be a good reference book for remind yourself where you began, and how far you have come in relation to the goals that you set at the beginning of the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Jorge Martinez - Goodreads

Excellent habit changing book. Read full review

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Contents

HOW GOOD IS YOUR LIFE? TAKE THIS TEST AND FIND OUT
WITH WHOM YOU DO IT YOUR PARTNERS VENDORS AND MAIN CLIENTS
WHERE YOU DO IT THE PLACE YOU LIVE AND WORK
WHY YOU CANT GET STARTED
WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
REINVENT YOUR LIFE WITH A PROVEN PLAN FOR SUCCESS
INTRODUCING THE MASTER PLAN
ARE YOU SETTING GOALS OR STILL DREAMING?
WHY POSITIVE THINKING DOESNT WORK FOR MOST PEOPLE
TOO SCARED TO TRY? A FORMULA FOR DEFEATING THE FEAR OF FAILURE
HOW TO BECOME WHAT YOU WANT TO BE
WHEN TO DOUBT YOURSELF
TAKING THE BIG LEAP
CHECKING YOUR PROGRESS
WHY YOU CAN LEARN SO MUCH FROM A MENTOR
WHAT DANCING CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT LEADERSHIP

THE VOCABULARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
BEFORE SETTING YOUR LONGTERM GOALS FIGURE OUT YOUR CORE VALUES
SETTING SEVENYEAR GOALS AND SHORTERTERM OBJECTIVES
USING DAILY TASK LISTS TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS
HOW TO MAKE MEASURABLE PROGRESS TOWARD YOUR MOSTNEGLECTED GOALS
WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP A DAILY JOURNAL
HOW TO BECOME AN EARLY RISER
A LIFECHANGING EARLYMORNING ROUTINE
YOUR PERFECT DAY HOW TO ALLOCATE YOUR HOURS FOR MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY
THINKING ACTING AND BREAKING UP THE DAY
HOW TO BE ON TOP OF EVERYTHING
FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO TO GIVE YOURSELF MORE TIME TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL
HOW TO CREATE A PERFECTLY ORGANIZED OFFICE
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR WORK HABITS AND BECOME A SUCCESS MACHINE
THE CHOICES WE HAVE
REWARDING YOURSELF
FIVE STRATEGIES FOR LIVING A SIMPLER FULLER LIFE
WANTING THINGS
EMOTIONAL DETACHMENT AND THE ZEN OF GOLF
PUT A LITTLE LEVITY IN YOUR LIFE
GIVE YOURSELF A KICK IN THE PANTS
THE JUNKIES SECRET
THE POWER OF A SIMPLE QUESTION
DOUBLE YOUR PERSONAL POWER BY MASTERING ONE SKILL
THE RIGHT WAY TO TAKE A WORKING VACATION
READ TO SUCCEED
WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
GIVING UP YOUR INFORMATION ADDICTION
HOW TO ESCAPE THE CRUSH
THE EMAIL PROBLEM
HOW TO GET OUT OF THAT DAMNED RUT
WHEN YOUR LIFE SUDDENLY TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORSE
NINE STEPS TO DEFEATING DEPRESSION
HOW MUCH ARE YOU WORTH? FIGURE IT OUT AND MAKE YOUR LIFE MUCH MUCH RICHER
WHAT IT REALLY TAKES TO BECOME WEALTHY
PAY YOURSELF FIRST AND GET RICH AUTOMATICALLY
THE BEST WAY TO RISE TO THE TOP OF ANY BUSINESS
FIVE SECRETS TO DOUBLING YOUR MONEY EVERY THREE YEARS
HOW TO THINK LIKE A BILLIONAIRE
HOW NATURALBORN BILLIONAIRES FEEL ABOUT CHANGE
THE KEY TO ENJOYING A GREAT RETIREMENT AND A LIFETIME OF HAPPINESS
BECOMING A BETTER PERSON
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About the author (2011)

Michael Masterson is not your typical businessman. An ex?Peace Corps volunteer, he never took a class in business, doesn't read the business press, and hates to talk business. He spends his spare time writing poetry, collecting fine art, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His neighbors call him a bohemian. But he's also an entrepreneur. He started his first business when he was eleven years old, and in the forty-five years that have elapsed since then, he has started or co-started dozens of successful businesses. The author of numerous business books, several of them New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, Masterson consults for private clients and writes the Palm Beach Letter, a newsletter for individual investors.

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