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Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance

Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance

Rabbi Daniel Lapin

ISBN: 978-1-118-74914-2

Feb 2014

320 pages

$19.99

Description

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 book encourages readers 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 readers 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 readers 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 readers to focus on other people's desires and teaches why and how to make connections with many people
  • Suggests ways for readers 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 book identify and correct the errors that are keeping you from fulfillment and happiness.

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