Summary of The Purpose Principles

How to Draw More Meaning into Your Life

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The Purpose Principles book summary
To find happiness and success, engage life on your terms. Know what you want and work hard to get it.

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7 Overall

8 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style

Recommendation

Jake Ducey may be a college dropout, but he’s no slacker. He’s written two books, trekked around the globe, helped build an orphanage in Guatemala and delivered more than 100 motivational talks. His rambunctious ebullience brings his book alive. Ducey’s advice isn’t novel: Set goals, persist, think positively. But his passion is invigorating: He’s the no-nonsense coach who pushes you out of the locker room urging, “Get out there and come back a winner!” Ducey illustrates his classic concepts with unconventional role models, such as reggae star Bob Marley and surf champion Laird Hamilton. Most of the quotations he cites are engaging and lovely, but be warned that in reporting racist taunts, Ducey doesn’t shy away from quoting verbatim – albeit for a reason. Otherwise, getAbstract recommends this clear, simple book to those starting out, to entrepreneurs, to those seeking or changing careers, and to anyone who has a dream or wants to find one.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why people don’t know what they want from life
  • What mental strategies you can use to determine what you want
  • How you can achieve your dreams if you set goals and develop a positive attitude
 

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Get Happy
Success and happiness are a chicken-and-egg conundrum – which comes first? People assume that success, defined as wealth, fame and security, will lead to happiness. In reality, it’s the opposite: You find success by being happy. And, you find happiness by spending your life ...
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About the Author

Motivational speaker and human rights activist Jake Ducey also wrote Into the Wind, which chronicled his six-month spiritual journey around the world.


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