No Excuses: Take Responsibility for Your Own Success

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Morgan James Publishing, Aug 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 184 pages
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In a lifetime of achievement---creating a major commercial construction company, raising a family, traveling the world and teaching the principles of success to thousands---David Neenan treasures most his mistakes, failures and troubles. When his company faced a loss greater than his net worth, David learned how to lead an effective organization. When an immune disorder made it almost impossible to stand, he learned how to heal himself. When he was 10,000 miles from home doing mindless work, he learned how to gain vision. These lessons are the keys to accomplishment and meaning. In each case, David found there are no shortcuts to success. Meaningful happiness derives from taking responsibility for your own life---and accomplishment has value only when it is reached with integrity, love, humor and faith in the wonderful dance of life. "No Excuses" describes DavidŐs challenges, failures and lessons through personal stories that portray a colorful life. Readers will hear how a simple pair of shoes led to a crucial realization at an early age. How he made peace with a childhood catastrophe at his fatherŐs grave. And how only embracing lifeŐs struggles every day brings meaning and joy. David believes we all want that---and we are the only ones responsible for achieving it.
 

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Contents

Dont Be a Sea Squirt
1
Beginnings Its time to grow up
5
Go For It The only failure is not to participate
11
Responsibility Be the hero of your own life
17
The Stone Wall Four things you can do
23
Growth You cant learn less
31
Purpose Clarity is the key
39
Preparation Action must be based on good foundations
47
Partners Your companions are your most precious assets
93
Precession In search of the great Perhaps
99
Integrity Principles come before profit
107
Values Ideas that guide action
115
Abundance An attitude that shapes your reality
125
Excuses The reasons we duck responsibility
133
Sustainability Waste is the problem
141
Legacy Spreading the opportunity
149

Prosperity Persistence observation imagination innovation
53
Patience Wealth is accumulation not compensation
63
Perturbation Make change your ally
69
Human Dynamics Communication is the response you get
77
Love I now allow others to love and support me
85
Health The best treatment is taking action
157
Meaning Only you can answer the big Why
163
About the Author
175
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David Neenan is the founder and chairman of The Neenan Company, a nationally prominent design/build commercial construction company that employs more than 250 people and surpasses $250 million in sales. He is also the creator of the popular Business & You self-improvement workshops, which have reached thousands of people in more than a dozen countries. He lives in Colorado and California, and has traveled to more than 30 countries.

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