Richard Leider: Books

The Power of Purpose

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 exercise (sold 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.

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