Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wisdom Meets Passion

I received a copy of Wisdom Meets Passion by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.
Baby Boomers have relied on wisdom to pave the way to success. Education, knowledge, investing strategies, 401ks, real estate leverage and carefully contrived career paths were expected to lead to success in one's golden years. seeing the overall failure of that formulaic approach to life, younger generations today have relied on passion as the guiding principle for their version of success.

And yet both are necessary. Regardless of age, those using wisdom only to achieve their goals are likely to end up disappointed and unfulfilled-feeling as though they have been chasing empty rainbows. Those trusting passion alone may lose the power of wisdom and end up underachieving, falling short of their potential and unable to attain their worthy goals.

Wisdom without passion is a Ferrari with no gas in the tank. Passion without wisdom is a tricked out 57 Chevy with no steering wheel. In Wisdom Meets Passion, bestselling author Dan Miller and his entrepreneurial son Jared Angaza show how to blend the two-equipping you to accomplish your greatest goals, experience the thrill of fulfilling relationships, create meaningful work, and to complete your purpose and calling here on earth no matter which age group you represent.

I've read Dan's 48 Days to the Work You Love and found it helpful.  I really liked this book also.  I think what help make it relate able was hearing Jared's story and comments.  Jared has moved to Africa and lives in a way most of us can't even fathom doing.  I love that he's so committed to helping that he jumped in with both feet.  Where would the world be if everyone was that committed to what we believed in?

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