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More Than Money

Book Description

What are you going to do with your lucky lottery ticket?

That's a question every MBA faces. A lot of time and money has been invested in you. Once you graduate, you're supposed to cash in that ticket for as much money and status as you can. Your parents and peers expect it, and with thousands of dollars of student loans, you may feel that there's really no other choice. You can't risk "wasting" that expensive education. It's the safe thing to do. Isn't it?

Not necessarily. In fact, when you measure success by more than money, what you think is your safest choice may actually be the riskiest. The “safe” choice can lead to enormous psychological and spiritual pain, costing you a chance to live your life. As Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, “Sometimes money costs too much.”

Mark Albion doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but his unique perspective can help you find yours. He guides you through a framework of four crucial questions and twelve principles to consider when making career decisions. Using tales of experience to caution and uplift, Albion helps you construct your personal, strategic "destiny plan."

An inspirational yet practical career guide, More Than Money encourages aspiring MBAs, current students, and graduates to give themselves permission to be who they really want to be and to find their path of service and fulfillment. As Albion says, in the end “we won't remember you for the size of your wallet as much as for the size of your heart.”

Table of Contents

  1. COVER PAGE
  2. TITLE PAGE
  3. COPYRIGHT PAGE
  4. FOREWORD
  5. PREFACE
  6. INTRODUCTION: THE MBA TRAP
  7. CHAPTER 1: WHO ARE YOU?
    1. First Steps: Unlocking the Courage to Be Yourself
    2. What Did You Want to Do Before the World “Should” on You?
    3. Don’t Get Really Good at What You Don’t Want to Do
    4. Listen to the Little Voice
    5. Broaden Your Vision of Life
    6. Destiny Plan Questions
  8. CHAPTER 2: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
    1. An “I Want” List from Youth
    2. Measuring the Good Life
    3. Destiny Plan Questions
    4. Know How You Measure Success
    5. Destiny Plan Questions
    6. Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears
    7. Destiny Plan Questions
    8. Don’t Treasure Your Trash and Trash Your Treasures
    9. Destiny Plan Questions
  9. CHAPTER 3: WHAT CAN YOU DO?
    1. It’s Your Will More Than Your Skills
    2. Leveraging Your Strengths to Serve
    3. Managing Your Risk-Reward Trade-Off
    4. Destiny Plan Questions
    5. Turn Your Values into Value
    6. Destiny Plan Questions
    7. Keep Your Walking Costs Low
    8. Destiny Plan Questions
    9. Don’t Live a Deferred Life Plan
    10. Destiny Plan Questions
  10. CHAPTER 4: WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
    1. Destiny Plan Questions
    2. Look Not at the Masses but at the One
    3. Destiny Plan Questions
    4. Surround Yourself with a Community of Love
    5. Destiny Plan Questions
    6. Plant Trees Under Whose Shade You’ll Never Sit
    7. Destiny Plan Questions
  11. CONCLUSION: FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE
    1. Destiny Plan Questions
  12. RESOURCE: THE CHALLENGE OF MONEY
  13. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  14. INDEX
  15. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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