Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance
Find success in finance, friendships, and spirituality with the advice of a well-known expert.
It's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? Business Secrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approach success--one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this audiobook encourages listeners to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs. Filled with concrete advice for improved finances, spirituality, and connection, this resource takes a practical approach and aims to change not just the minds, but the actions of listeners with a self-evident and persuasive pathway.
Drawing on his wisdom and knowledge of the Bible, the author reveals the clear link between making money and spirituality, and urges listeners to focus on self-discipline, integrity, and character strength in order to achieve personal prosperity. Special emphasis is given to establishing positive attitudes toward making money and adopting effective Biblically-based strategies.
- Demonstrates how earnings and profits are God's reward for forming relationships with others and serving them
- Stresses the importance of service, sharing, change, leadership, and creating boundaries and structures
- Encourages listeners to focus on other people's desires and teaches why and how to make connections with many people
- Suggests ways for listeners to transform themselves and continue toward success even in the face of fear and uncertainty
Attaining wealth and well-being is no longer a mystery. Let this audiobook identify and correct the errors that are keeping you from fulfillment and happiness.
RABBI DANIEL LAPIN is a respected Torah scholar, Jewish leader, radio and television personality, presidential advisor, and author. With radio host Michael Medved, he co-founded the Pacific Jewish Center in Los Angeles. Newsweek named him as one of the top 50 rabbis in America. Rabbi Lapin is the president of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians and has been the headline speaker for hundreds of companies, organizations, churches and synagogues and was the keynote speaker at the Congressional bi-partisan opening of the 106th Congress in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, Buried Treasure, Thought Tools, and Americas Real War . He and his wife, Susan, live on Mercer Island, WA where they homeschooled their seven children.
Introduction xi Secret #1: God Wants Each of Us to Be Obsessively Preoccupied with the Needs and Desires of His Other Children 1 Secret #2: An Infinite God created us in His image with infinite imagination, potential, creative power, and desires 5 Secret #3: Humans Alone Possess the Ability to Transform Themselves 9 Secret #4: The Universe Was Created for Connection 17 Secret #5: Making Money Is a Spiritual Activity 28 Secret #6: Everything Important and Joyful You Have Achieved Has Been in Partnership with at Least One Other Person 35 Secret #7: Focus on Other People's Needs and Desires, and You Will Never, Ever Be Short of What You Yourself Desire and Need 44 Secret #8: Become a People Person 53 Secret #9: We Love the People Whom We Help More Than We Love Those Who Help Us 64 Secret #10: Life Isn't About What You Know--It's About Who You Are 71 Secret #11: In Order to Achieve Success, We Must and Can Build Up Our Self-Discipline, Integrity, and Character Strength 80 Secret #12: Your Authentic Identity Requires Other People 92 Secret #13: Know How Business Works; Understand Specialization and Cooperation 96 Secret #14: Each and Every One of Us Is in Business and Should Act Like a Business Professional 107 Secret #15: Develop All Four Dimensions of Your Life Simultaneously 111 Secret #16: Earnings and Profits Are God's Way of Rewarding Us for Forming Relationships with Others and Serving Them Faithfully and Effectively 121 Secret #17: Raise the Limits on Yourself and Others by Imposing Boundaries and Structures 128 Secret #18: The Importance of Service Is That You Cannot Lead If You Cannot Follow 136 Secret #19: Vision Is Necessary; Sharing That Vision Is Not Always Necessary 140 Secret #20: The Most Important Organ of Leadership Is Your Mouth 146 Secret #21: Change Is Scary 151 Secret #22: As Painful as Change Can Be, It Often Contains the Seeds of Growth 158 Secret #23: Because Change Is a Constant Reality, Life Is More Accurately Depicted by a Video Than a Photograph 162 Secret #24: The More that Things Change, the More We Must Depend Upon Those Things That Never Change 168 Secret #25: Press Forward Even When the Road Ahead Is Not Clear 177 Secret #26: Do Not Let Your Fear Conquer You--Press On 185 Secret #27: Become Strongly, Even Radically, Open to New Directions, Soft Sounds, and Faint Footsteps 190 Secret #28: Use the Power of Words, Sentences, and Sound 198 Secret #29: Feeling Right About Money Makes You Act Right 205 Secret #30: You Can Best Attract That Which You Best Understand 214 Secret #31: You Must Know Your Money, Which You Must Be Able to Measure and Count 219 Secret #32: Money Is Spiritual 223 Secret #33: Don't Live Beyond Your Means--Give Beyond Your Means 233 Secret #34: Giving Money Away Makes You Feel Wealthy 238 Secret #35: How You Feel About Yourself Is How Others Will See You 243 Secret #36: Giving Money Away Automatically Connects Us with Other People 246 Secret #37: If There Is No Hebrew Word for Something, Then That Thing Does Not Exist 254 Secret #38: Retirement Is Unhealthy 261 Secret #39: You Can Ruin Today by Planning Bad Things for Tomorrow 265 Secret #40: Retirement Tends to Isolate You 271 Final Thoughts 283 About the Author 285 Index 287