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The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to Your Faith, Family, and Work [Paperback]

By Pat Gelsinger (Author)
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Somewhere along the way, 9-to-5 morphed into 24/7. Demanding schedules and technology have been able to crowd out what matters most: family, friends, and even faith. Pat Gelsinger understands this challenge. As a prominent executive in Silicon Valley, Pat worked hard to juggle a thriving career and his family. Pat's pursuit of balance led him to dynamic, time-tested wisdom that will put readers' lives in perspective. The Juggling Act, an updated and expanded revision of Balancing Your Family, Faith and Work, details the guidelines for balancing life with insights on the importance of prioritizing life, why we should have a personal mission statement, how to be an effective employee, the value of good support systems, and sharing faith in the workplace. Readers will end their wrestling match with life and start living it.

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Lunch is reserved for meetings, technology makes us available anytime, anywhere-and somewhere along the way 9-to-5 morphed into 24/7, and technology makes us available anytime, anywhere. Our demanding schedules crowd out what matters most: family, friends, even our faith. Although it may feel like you're living under the Big Top, take heart. You don't have to be a circus professional to keep all the plates spinning.

Pat Gelsinger understands this challenge. As a prominent executive in the Silicon Valley, Pat struggled to juggle* a thriving career with his family. Pat's pursuit of balance led him to dynamic truths that revolutionized his approach to life.

"The Juggling Act" shares Pat's time-tested wisdom for keeping your life in perspective. This updated and expanded revision (formerly Balancing Your Family, Faith & Work) details the guidelines for balanced living, with insights on: Prioritizing your work, family, and GodDeveloping a personal mission statementBecoming an effective employeeCreating a support systemSharing your faith in the workplace

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  • CBA Retailers - 10/01/2008 page 27

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Item Specifications...

Studio: David C. Cook
Pages   255
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.18" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2008
Publisher   David C. Cook
ISBN  1434768740  
ISBN13  9781434768742  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mr. Pat Gelsinger is a Senior Vice President for Intel Corporation and is its first ever Chief Technology Officer. He has over 20 years expereince, 10 patents and numerous publications. As CTO he is responsible for setting the long-term research and technology directions for Intel. he frequently speaks at industry conferences through-out the world. In addition to his technology career, Pat speaks regularly on the subject of balancing priorities in many settings (including many for Campus Crusade for Christ). He also serves as an elder and regular Bible study instructor in his church. Pat has been married to his wife Linda for 20 years, and they have four children: Elizabeth, Josiah, Nathan, and Micah. They live in Beaverton, Oregon.

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The Real Deal  Jan 5, 2009
I have had the privilege of working in a Christian college environment for more than 40 years. Like any educational institution, much of the time is devoted to research, the dissemination of rems of information, and the debate of different perspectives on most of life's issues. The refreshing power of Dr. Gelsingers book is that it is extremely practical! It takes the great values of life and Biblical truth and shows how these can work in a marriage, ministry, and in a vocation...his own! It is not that he lacks in the intellectual area, he is obviously a genius as demonstrated by his current and previous roles at Intel, and his graduate education at Santa Clara and Stanford Universities. But rather, he demonstrates that brilliance is most helpful and needed in living out what we say we believe in order to achieve our highest potential.

The Afterword by his wife Linda, is worth the price of the book, for she relates in down to earth fashion life with Pat from her perspective. It is transparent, real, and leaves you with the sense that here is a couple who are extremely busy and yet they know how to set goals, work within them, and make allowances for their differences.

I have known Pat & Linda for more than 25 years, having performed their wedding ceremony. I have had frequent contact with them through the years, as Pat has served on our William Jessup University Board and Foundation, two of their children have attended our University, and they have been wonderful mentorees and mentors in our relationship through the years. They walk their lives of integrity...they are the Real Deal!
A Modern Classic  Dec 19, 2008
When I was asked to review "The Juggling Act," I wondered what I could say that would add value to my previous review of the first edition of the book (titled "Balancing Your Family, Faith & Work"). I've been struggling with that question for several weeks. Finally, I found inspiration in Oliver Van DeMille's book, "A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century." What I'm about to say has nothing to do with new material Pat has added to the second edition. (Although for many readers, Pat's wife Linda's Afterword itself is worth the price of the new book or a trip to your local library.) I believe the most important and fundamental messages haven't changed one iota.

Without realizing it, perhaps, Pat was molded by and has come to embrace the two pillars of A Thomas Jefferson Education: mentors and classics. First, Pat was mentored by the best of the best including his own father and Andrew S. Grove (read "Swimming Across" for the remarkable story of Andy's early life). Second, Pat receives daily nourishment from one of the most significant classics of all time: the Bible. In addition, Pat's work ethic is comparable to that of Tiger Woods or Lance Armstrong. It's no wonder he became the youngest Vice President in Intel's history, the company's first Chief Technology Officer, and is now a General Manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group. I believe Pat's success is the natural result of combining great mentors, classics, hard work, a passion for computing, and faith in God.

Most importantly, Pat now role models what it means to be a leader and a mentor. He is developing men and women who will follow in his footsteps. He is changing lives. In his book he gives practical advice about how to apply the lessons learned through mentoring and reading the classics to everyday problems such as managing personal finances, working hard for your employer, being a loving husband and father, and witnessing to God's grace.

Pat's book invites you to journey down the path toward becoming a leader yourself. It challenges you to do something wonderful. It begs you to participate in great conversations. Everyone is welcome. In "A Thomas Jefferson Education" Oliver Van DeMille boldly asserts: "Greatness isn't the work of a few geniuses, it is the purpose of each of us." However, it is apparent to me that the path to greatness is also the path less traveled. If you're considering it or you've already chosen that path, I recommend you read Pat's book and start putting some of his advice into practice. You might be surprised where it takes you.
You have to know what you want to get what you want.  Nov 19, 2008
To get what you want in life, know what you want and admit it to yourself. Gelsinger balances priorities, but first you must define the priorities that are important to you. Work, family, religion (Christian practices for him) have to be put into perspective with a constantly reevaluated self assessment. For people who think it is aggressive and unattractive to recognize ambition, it is better to do some self searching to define goals and the values of their individual lives. Gelsinger offers a practical way of self evaluation which should help everyone to achieve more of what they want from their lives. There are no compromises but a balancing of priorities. The one commodity everyone has equally but may not manage is time. And time well spent with family, work, and God is what this is about. This is a truly great book and a guide to a more effective life experience
Highly recommended  Nov 10, 2008
Pat's book is VERY inspirating and practical, on how to set up the priorities of your own life, including goals and values, and then live by them.

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