This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money - earning it, spending it, and giving it away - can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.
Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.
©2003 Lynne Twist (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"An inspired, utterly fascinating book…. A book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place." (Jane Goodall)
Good book with some really great points. Sometimes it's gets a little too flowery for my taste, but it never really lost my attention.
Definitely worth listening to!
The message of this book was good but it got a little redundant and preachy towards the end and the narrator made it even worse...she sounds like the strict goody goody teacher you always dreaded in school. I would prob not recommend this audible to my friends.
Very thought provoking. It reinforces my life purpose. Thank you for sharing your experiences. It provides hope that individually we can all change the world with our own actions
The concepts are almost mind-blowing in their simplicity and yet are completely life-changing. The concepts of "enough", "you AND me instead of you OR me" and changing huge cultural norms by not accepting "the way things have always been done" and committing to change, definitely shook me out of my current lazy assumptions about money. It's a little idealistic, but that is possibly due to her own background of never having had to struggle for money.
On the negative side, the narrator is a horrendous over-enunciator and makes the author sound like a self-righteous snob in some parts of the book, simply by the snooty way she reads it. If you have the choice, I would recommend reading this one instead of having it read to you. I think that the author's warmth and sincerity would come across much more clearly in the printed form.
Bottom line: I'll definitely recommend this book to people. First in line is my brother-in-law, a financial planner.
I love the sufficiency mindset and the idea that money is like water - flowing through our lives. While Lynn masterfully tells stories that describe all facets of money, this book is so much deeper. Touching on spirituality and transformation of humanity.
I'm very glad I read (listened to) this book. It constantly had me popping with new insights, nodding my head is amazement, and on a few occasions, deeply moved and crying.
It has made me rethink how I can use money to live out the impact I wish to make on the universe. Not just try to keep as much as I can until I die.
I'm in awe with the depth of this book. I will NEVER look at money the same way. The insights about resources are nothing but remarkable! This is the best book I've read in a long time and would highly recommend it to anyone willing to question their assumptions about money.
Loved the fresh perspective. She challenges many standing beliefs about money. Reading this will make you uncomfortable!
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