Summary of Intentional Living

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Prolific author, speaker and leadership coach John C. Maxwell is a worthy role model for “intentional living.” A former pastor of evangelical churches, he is also a successful entrepreneur and the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP. He’s written 74 leadership books, with more than 25 million copies sold worldwide. Although Maxwell is successful by almost any measure, here he focuses on how he’s been able to help others. And, he sets out to illuminate the measure of a truly significant life, lived with intention. This is one of Maxwell’s most personal works. He urges you to design your life proactively and not stumble through it by accident. How successful you become isn’t important, he says. Instead, what matters is how much value you add to other people’s lives. getAbstract recommends his inspiring message to leaders at any level, teachers, parents, students and anyone seeking insight about a better way to live.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why living an “intentional” life matters,
  • How John C. Maxwell experiences “intentional living” and
  • How to make your life more significant.

About the Author

New York Times best-selling author, coach, former pastor and famed speaker John C. Maxwell has sold more than 25 million books in 50 languages. He founded The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation. His books include 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, The Leadership Bible, Make Today Count, Developing the Leader Within You, and many others.



What Is Your Life Story?
Everyone has a life story. Some stories are inspirational and significant. Others aren’t. Significant stories matter. How would you characterize your life story? What does it mean? Like everyone else, you want to make a difference. And, you want to lead a rich, ...

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    Jose Gonzalez 3 months ago
    Where there is no vision the people perish, if you don't live an intentional life, then we are just floating through
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    Chong Park 1 year ago
    Well~~ shouldn't we all take some time to rethink about significance in our lives in the midst of a busy and competitive work place.
    I have enjoyed the summary. Thank you.
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    Martin de Urgoiti 1 year ago
    Hm, it's a bit of a stereotype approach.

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