Item description for On the Fly Guide to...Balancing Work and Life (On-the-Fly Guide) by Bill Butterworth...
Overview The attitudes and actions that result in steady success over the long haul are what make for long-term satisfaction and achievement. To experience this, one must understand how to conquer life's inevitable challenges by setting clear priorities and learning the disciplines of endurance and pacing.
Publishers Description Life is more like a marathon than a sprint. Here's how to stay well conditioned. Bill Butterworth will make you laugh–and learn while you're doing it! In the opening chapter of this powerful little book, Bill shares with you how, while running his rotund body in a nightmarish 440-yard dash, he learned a great lesson: Life is much more like a marathon than a sprint.
The attitudes and actions that result in steady success over the long haul are what make for long-term satisfaction and achievement. To experience this for yourself, you need to understand how to deal with life's inevitable challenges: ·The “Hazies”–losing sight of long-term goals ·The “Lazies”–lacking the self-discipline to bring life back into focus ·The “Crazies”–allowing life to run out of control
Each of these can be conquered by three “clarifying triangles:” setting clear priorities, learning the discipline of endurance, and reaching the finish line through skillful pacing. It all adds up to a succinct and inspiring guide to balancing excellence at work with fulfillment in all of life.
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Bill Butterworth blends humor, storytelling, wisdom, and practical advice which has made him one of the most sought-after speakers in a variety of venues throughout North America. Bill speaks frequently for corporate clients that include American Express, Ford, Disney, Bank of America, and Chrysler. A highly regarded author, Bill has written books on topics ranging from sports to psychology and self-help issues. He has been a columnist, editor, and script writer. Bill lives with his wife, Kathi, in Newport Beach, California.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.24" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Jul 18, 2006
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series On The Fly Guide
ISBN 1578569648 ISBN13 9781578569649
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill Butterworth
Bill Butterworth knows firsthand the process of working through a divorce. His extraordinary ability to blend humor, storytelling, wisdom, and practicality has made him one of the most sought after speakers in venues throughout North America. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was on the counseling staff of Chuck Swindoll's Insight for Living for seven years and has authored over a dozen books. Bill lives with his wife, Kathi, in Newport Beach, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about On the Fly Guide to...Balancing Work and Life (On-the-Fly Guide)?
Excellent Insight -- the Only Pain is Applying It to My Life Oct 25, 2006
Bill Butterworth is an excellent writer and communicator. I've watched him hold an audience spell-bound with his storytelling. He uses the same power in his writing for this slim volume on balance between work and life.
You will smile and possibly laugh out loud at the personal stories then identify with the truth behind the story. In the opening chapter, Bill tells one of the most embarrassing experiences from his childhood--when he ran the 440 in a track and field event. He had no plan and didn't balance enough to finish the race. He writes toward the end of his opening chapter, "It is possible to be successful while at the same time maintaining balance between your personal and professional lives. Life is a marathon, my friend, and the key to any long-distance race is endurance. I hope this book will help more of you reach the finish line so that fewer of you will hit the wall at the 330-yard mark."
This book is part of Butterworth's on-the-fly guide series--or books designed to be completed on a short plane ride. The only challenge to you as a reader (and my own life) is faithfully applying the valuable lessons and insight--an every day decision.
I recommend this book. It's well worth your reading time.