Equanimity: Conquering Mt Entrepreneur by The Og Mandino Leadership Institute and their Intentional Creation assessment is a must read for entrepreneurs and small business people.
Paul Blanchard is the President of the The Og Mandino Group. Brad Szollose and Chuck Bolena interviewed him for Journey To Success Radio.
The Foreword for the book is written by "Famous Dave" Anderson, who is in the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
from the book; ""Dave should have been dead three times, has been bankrupt two times, has gone through treatment and has been sober for 22 years. Through it all, as Zig Ziglar wrote, "Dave turned his backyard grill into a $500 Million Restaurant Empire!"
These are just a few of the notes I underlined as I read the book.
"Discover how to create your dreams in tangible reality - profit with a purpose. You are the main character. Be courageous, live the journey."
"Visualization is a tool by which entrepreneurs manifest vision and clarity, which in turn ignites passion.
"Og writes: "Only action determines my value in the marketplace and to multiply my value I will multiply my actions."
"Entrepreneurs want to bring the best version of their Self to each and every moment, and most importantly, home to those they love the most."
"Entrepreneurs choose to live...They want to become the best possible version of themselves. In doing so, they find purpose and joy in the journey of life and in the process of creating a brighter future."
"When we own our life experiences and use them to connect with and serve others, there is finally purpose in our suffering, joy in our journey, and much needed healing in our souls - peace of mind."
"Entrepreneurs want their lives to matter. They want to leave a footprint on this planet."
We can play small, even shrink to the size of a grain of sand, in search of equanimity, it always eludes us.
We can chase money, wanting to be rich and famous in the belief that our material possessions give us equanimity. Our hearts are left empty still.
We can waste valuable time fantasizing about an easier, less stressful life, wishing our dreams to magically manifest.
Broke, broken, and angry, we sing the Hype and Hopeum Blues.
Or, we can courageously conquer Mt. Entrepreneur and learn how to create profit with purpose. By doing so, we radiate equanimity.
In preparation, we make three critical decisions that guide our every step. As we climb the mountain, we discover the power in the three important mile markers-- the principles that govern the creation of any worthy dream.