Business Secrets from the BibleSpiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance
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
RABBI DANIEL LAPIN is a respected Torah scholar, Jewish leader, radio and television personality, presidential advisor, and author. With radio host Michael Medved, he co-founded the Pacific Jewish Center in Los Angeles. Newsweek named him as one of the top 50 rabbis in America. Rabbi Lapin is the president of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians and has been the headline speaker for hundreds of companies, organizations, churches and synagogues and was the keynote speaker at the Congressional bi-partisan opening of the 106th Congress in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, Buried Treasure, Thought Tools, and America’s Real War.
We are often blameless for misfortune we may suffer in health and family matters, but money is different. Today’s money problems are nearly always the result of wrong decisions we made yesterday. In Business Secrets from the Bible, Rabbi Daniel Lapin reveals the right decisions that his people have so effectively made over centuries. God’s plan for human economic interaction has always been central to Jewish thought. Now, finally we all can understand it and apply it in our own lives. Business Secrets from the Bible distills forty powerful permanent principles from the vast body of Jewish Biblical wisdom, all of which are essential for increasing revenue in today’s business climate. Rabbi Lapin researched and wrote this book after discovering how few people realize that the Bible contains the keys to increasing income. Business Secrets from the Bible contains all the tips, tools, and techniques you need to create your own opportunities and ride them all the way to the top. Rabbi Lapin provides the reader of Business Secrets from the Bible with a colossal competitive edge by explaining, among many other insights, why making money is a spiritual activity and why God put us on Earth to do what we do best. But that is just the start. In this book you will not only thrill to timeless truths but you will discover the stunningly simple strategies to put them into practice increasing your earnings. Whether or not you follow the Jewish faith, and regardless of your belief in the Bible, Business Secrets from the Bible will change the way you think about money, and help you make more of it.
PRAISE FOR Business Secrets from the Bible “Rabbi Lapin’s first book, Thou Shall Prosper, is one of the most eye-opening, mind-blowing books I’ve read in the past decade. I’m so excited that he’s now turned that same meticulous biblical lens toward our view of business. I read everything Rabbi Lapin writes!”—DAVE RAMSEY, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host “Making real money is not what will allow you to do the right things; it is the result of doing those right things in the first place. Rabbi Daniel Lapin teaches what those right things are in this bold and eye-opening book that takes readers through the forty steps of Biblical abundance.”—GLENN BECK, #1 best-selling author of Miracles and Massacres and founder of TheBlaze.com “No one makes a more passionate, persuasive case than Rabbi Daniel Lapin for applying the timeless wisdom of Scripture to the timely challenges of modern life. This wise, wonderful book helps point the way to productivity and peace of mind for individuals as well as society at large.”—MICHAEL MEDVED, best-selling author of 5 Big Lies About American Business, speaker, and host of the nationally syndicated Medved Radio Show “Rabbi Lapin is one of the smartest men I know. The world that he guides us through is a world in which ancient truths unlock today's riches. I have learned to trust him for spiritual guidance and, now, I trust him to guide Americans to prosperity, as well. This book is a gift that will keep on paying dividend—literally.”—KEITH ABLOW, MD, contributor, Fox News, New York Times best-selling author Eternal wisdom for present-day professionals For thousands of years, the Bible has guided its enthusiasts in all their endeavors, and finance is no exception. With his knowledge of ancient Jewish wisdom, Rabbi Daniel Lapin has extracted 40 business secrets from the pages of humanity’s most trusted volume. In Business Secrets from the Bible, the Rabbi teaches these timeless truths with clarity so you can apply them to business and beyond. In this book, Rabbi Lapin explains how business is a way of measuring our interactions with others, and how the Bible guides us to serve them for mutual gain. Only by unifying business, relationships, and spirituality can we achieve lasting financial and personal success. If you focus on business and hard work but can’t understand why you aren’t more successful, this book is for you. Business Secrets from the Bible will gently take you from confusion to abundance in forty simple steps.
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