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Title:
Spirit means business : the way to prosper wildly without selling your soul / Alan Cohen.
ISBN:
9781401953362
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
Carlsbad, California : Hay House Inc., 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
xvii, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Abstract:
"Beloved author and teacher Alan Cohen (A Course in Miracles Made Easy) uses his idiosyncratic, insightful spin on spiritual wisdom to show that we can enjoy significant career and financial success and be true to our passion and soul's calling. Can you create material success and keep your spirit alive? Is it possible to combine prosperity with purpose and passion? Can you sell your product without losing your soul? Expert coach and beloved teacher Alan Cohen demonstrates the answer is yes. In Spirit Means Business, he identifies--and then dismantles--the 10 primary illusions that keep us from connecting spirituality and prosperity. To name a few: If you want to succeed, you have to suffer first. There's only so much to go around. Competition is healthy and necessary. To do well in your work, you must give up your life In each case, Alan shows us how to replace the illusion with a higher truth, using principles that always work when we apply them consciously. You'll learn from down-to-earth examples of individuals who have combined soul and success, and you'll find crisp, clear formulas to bridge the gaps and surmount the hurdles along the way. Drawing on wisdom sources from the Tao Te Ching to A Course in Miracles, as well as stories from Alan's clients and his own life, this book will help you navigate a spiritually sound path to the success you desire"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Summary

Can you be both a spiritual seeker and a seeker after success in the world? Best-selling author and teacher Alan Cohen knows it's possible. In coaching and leading seminars for thousands of people over many years, Alan has identified three groups of people who struggle with issues of money, prosperity, and spiritual life. This book is written to help them all find a spiritually sound path to the success they desire.

The first group comprises those who have corporate or other well-paying jobs with lots of benefits but are miserable because they work in impersonal environments and their industries are consumed with profits rather than people; their souls are starving for meaning and contribution. The second is entrepreneurs who have created a livelihood with meaning but are sweating to make their income support them. The third group is made up of artistic, creative, alternative-culture spiritual aficionados who don't care much about earning money and do not have business skills-but they still have to generate an income, so they struggle to pay their bills.

Spirit Means Business speaks to all three groups, demonstrating that it is possible to achieve big career success and enjoy passion and soul fulfillment. Alan identifies the 10 primary illusions that keep people separated from spirit and prosperity, then shows readers how to overcome these illusions with higher principles that always work when we apply them consciously. The book includes many down-to-earth examples of individuals who have combined soul and success, plus many crisp, clear formulas to bridge the gaps and surmount the hurdles along the way.


Author Notes

Alan Cohen is the author of 27 popular inspirational books, including A Course in Miracles Made Easy, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and the award-winning A Deep Breath of Life. He is a contributing writer for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and his books have been translated into 30 languages. A respected keynoter and seminar leader, Alan has taught at Montclair State College, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and EnTheos Academy for Optimal Living. He has appeared on national radio and television and is a featured presenter in the award-winning documentary Finding Joe, celebrating the teachings of Joseph Campbell. Website: www.alancohen.com


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
A Few Notes to the Readerp. xvii
Illusion #1 Success Demands Sufferingp. 1
Illusion #2 The Answers You Seek Are Somewhere Out Therep. 25
Illusion #3 Your Success Depends on External Conditionsp. 45
Illusion #4 Your Supply Is Limitedp. 63
Illusion #5 You Must Earn Your Goodp. 87
Illusion #6 The Goal of Work Is Moneyp. 107
Illusion #7 To Succeed, Get as Much as You Can While Giving as Little as You Canp. 131
Illusion #8 Competition Is Healthy and Requiredp. 155
Illusion #9 The Rules of Business Are an Exception to the Laws of Lifep. 179
Illusion #10 You Must Sacrifice Your Life for Workp. 203
Epiloguep. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
About The Authorp. 233