THE POWER OF PURPOSE
We all want to find our purpose - that thing that makes us feel like our life matters. Legendary coach Richard Leider defines purpose as that deepest dimension within us that tells us who we are, where we came from, why we're here, and where we're going. Purpose fills us with passion, drive and direction. When all else seems unsettled, uncertain, or impermanent, purpose gives us the will not just to live, but to live long and well. It's not a grand concept reserved for a gifted few, but something each one of us possesses, needing only to be uncovered.
Twenty-five years after the publication of the first edition, Richard Leider has completely rethought his bestselling classic, adding new stories and new practices. The result is a book that sums up what he has learned in a quarter century of guiding people from all walks of life on their journeys to meaning and fulfillment. If you've ever wondered why you should get up on Monday morning, The Power of Purpose will help you find the answer and integrate it into the whole of your life.
SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR: FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE
With David Shapiro, Berrett-Koeher, 2008
Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research, Richard Leider and David
Shapiro provide insightful ways of thinking and being that help us find meaning and purpose in the
second half of life. This deeply reflective book uses a safari (referencing a trip the authors
took to Africa in 2006) as a metaphor to show how the second half of life can be a journey of
discovery. In what may be their most personal book to date, Leider and Shapiro share dozens of moving
stories, from both their own experiences and those of their safari companions, that offer sometimes
surprising examples of lives well-lived, lives that exemplify the qualities of authenticity and
wholeheartedness that they believe are essential to finding meaning and purpose in the second half of life.
CLAIMING YOUR PLACE AT THE FIRE:
LIVING THE SECOND HALF OF YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE
With David Shapiro, Berrett-Koehler, 2004
If you're in, or about to enter, "the second half of life," this practical guide will show you how to claim
your rightful place among the "new elders"–men and women who "use the second half of life as an empty canvas,
a blank page, a hunk of clay to be crafted on purpose." Through inspiring stories and thought-provoking
exercises, you'll learn to ask, and answer, four key questions: Who am I? Where do I belong? What do I care
about? and What is my purpose? This book provides a new model for vital aging. It shows you how to age
successfully by living on purpose.
REPACKING YOUR BAGS: LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
With David Shapiro, Berrett-Koehler, 2002
(International best seller, reprinted in 17 languages)
"Does all this make you happy?" Repacking Your Bags helps individuals discover the answer to
this question plus helps them discover new ways to lighten their load and find the fulfillment
they're missing. This updated edition of the classic international bestseller provides new strategies
for getting your life under control, deciding what really matters now, refinding your smile and
discovering a clearer sense of purpose in your life.
WHISTLE WHILE YOUR WORK: HEEDING YOUR LIFE'S CALLING
With David Shapiro, Berrett-Koehler, 2001
Richard Leider and David Shapiro combine the breakthrough Calling Cards
separately) with straightforward advice for how you can discover your calling. Featuring dozens of inspiring
stories of individuals who have found—or are in the process of finding—the work they love to do. Most importantly,
they provide an inspiring, effective, and entertaining guide to discovering the work you were born to do.