Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life's Financial Ups and Downs

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American Management Association, 2003 - 206 sivua

"Foreword by Monsignor James P. Lisante

What is it about money that not only makes us feel secure but also drives us to measure our true worth by our financial standing? Whether we've experienced unmet monetary goals, job loss, or outright financial crisis, too many of us have let the stress of financial issues obscure our higher priorities. Taking Stock is a revelatory book filled with the wisdom and practical tools to move toward a lifeview in which success is defined by spiritual clarity, not by the promises money seldom delivers.

The author has been through his own rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags saga, through which he learned money's true place and value. Examples from his own experience and from community and business life are sprinkled with teachings from the world's religions -- not to mention a healthy dose of common sense. To the religious and nonobservant alike, Taking Stock reveals:

* the role money plays in our lives

* why we envy others for things we don't need

* the difference between failure and failing

* and how to ""start over"" using new definitions of success and happiness

The book closes with Prescriptions for Each Day of the Week, each one an inspiring and beautiful story with a gentle, clear moral. With compassion, humor, and profound wisdom, Taking Stock gives readers not only a way to cope, but also a deep appreciation for what they have -- not what they're missing."

 

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Say GoodbyeIts Really Gone
5
No Youre Not Stupid
11
How Much Are You Worth?
21
How Expensive Is a Guilt Trip?
26
Money Isnt Really Your Best Friend
31
Wealth or Health?
39
What Would You Do with It?
45
Thou Shalt Not Covet
53
Is There Life After Failure?
90
Are You Being Tested?
104
Pessimism Is Deadly
114
Are You Afraid of Success?
124
Greed Is Not Good
132
Go to a Funeral
141
Why the Bible Is Better than Buffett
150
Starting Over
167

What You Have Left
62
Did the Money Really Buy You Happiness?
73
Oh No Not Chapter Eleven
82
Its Gods Fault
83
The Fortune Youre Going to Leave Behind
179
Prescriptions for Each Day of the Week
189
Index
201
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Rabbi Benjamin Blech (New York, NY) is the author of Complete Idiot's Guide To Jewish History and Culture, Complete Idiot's Guide To Understanding Judaism, and several other books. He has taught at Yeshiva University for more than 30 years and writes regularly for major newspapers and journals.

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