What would you rather have - conventional success or a high level beyond success? Dan Clark, one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers and leadership trainers, vehemently opposes the conventional wisdom about success. He believes it’s tragic and superficial to build our careers and personal lives around getting more money, bigger houses, cooler toys, and fancier job titles. What’s it all worth in the end? How many outwardly successful people still feel empty inside? Clark has spent decades traveling around the world, interviewing the famous and powerful; consulting with presidents and generals and sheikhs and corporate leaders; creating a multimillion-dollar business; and (before any of the above) overcoming a paralyzing injury.
All those experiences have convinced him that the happiest people in the world don’t pursue success at all. Instead, they pursue significance - and find that success comes along as part of the package. He illustrates his ideas with a wide range of powerful true stories from business, education, the military, and sports - starting with his own story of fighting his way back from a serious injury that cut short his football career. Paralyzed both physically and emotionally, Clark began his recovery only when he started to focus on purpose rather than on goals; on being whole rather than famous; on serving others rather than seeking praise. In the long run, that accident was the greatest gift he ever received, setting him on a lifelong path toward true significance.
Clark’s wisdom will stimulate your intellect, challenge your beliefs, and penetrate your heart. By following his Laws of Significance, you will learn to connect your head and heart, manage your priorities, and live an extraordinary life that matters to your family, friends, coworkers, community, and country.
©2013 Dan Clark (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
"Dan Clark shows how success is but a stepping-stone to the real prize - making a difference that benefits others. He offers common-sense tools for character building and focusing on the greater purpose. Mr. Clark’s work affirms my belief that ‘the best exercise for the human heart is reaching down and lifting another up." (Jon Huntsman, Sr., founder and executive chairman, Huntsman Corporation)
"Dan Clark’s The Art of Significance is a magnificent audiobook! His 12 Laws urge us to chart a course beyond the fleeting success found in money, popularity, and fame in order to enjoy the enduring rewards found in service, obedience, harmony, and love. Leaving a lasting legacy is our true gift to the world." (Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust)
Honestly, a different voice. One can appreciate when the author has passion and reads their own work, but the delivery on this can only be described as douchey. It's really sad because the premise of the book is so bright and promising.
I had to stop listening after an hour because it feels like the listener is being talked down to. Not very good for trying to encourage significance.
No, and after this experience I will never, ever want to hear him speak in person.
He has an uncanny talent for making the listener feel talked down to. On one hand, it's kind of amazing, on the other hand, just thinking about it still makes me want to punch things.
The whole lot of it. This book could have benefited from an uplifting voice talent. The audio delivery completely kills the message.
Being a big fan of Audible and listening to audiobooks nearly every day, this is the first time I've felt betrayed. Voice and intention is such a powerful thing, so I'm shocked this one got through QC.
I am a horrible book reader but audible has changed my life. I now feel like I have access to what the "smart people" know. I also have a new level of confidence based on my new knowledge.
The author had a great idea - doing things that are significant and meanful in our lives and this will translate into feeling content and happy. For me, the title was the most significant part of this book. The author should read a few Malcolm gladwell and chip Heath and Dan Heath books. The author writes by merely expanding upon his view point and never grabs my attention by asking a question and then engaging me to think nor does he point to a curious mystery and then unravel it. The content did not overtake my random thoughts and have me discussing the interesting points with friends and relatives. Rather, I felt like I had listened to endless babel that left me thinking that the author didn't do his research and just wanted to publish something. Sorry about being so hard on this book and may not be so horrible for someone who doesn't have high hopes for it or doesn't feel the need to think while listening.
Disappointed. Title great. Content painful.
The author should rewrite the book after investing some time to research stories that can illustrate his points and taking a few lessons on how to engage the listener / reader.
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