Happy Thanksgiving - November Newsletter

Nov 22, 2013 by August Turak, in Uncategorized
 

“To witness miracles unfold in your experience, count

your blessings and be thankful. Perceived small blessings

accumulate to be the most powerful.”   ~ T.F. Hodge

Service and Selflessness Spotlight: 

Thankful Hearts from Helping Hands

I'm always saying that service and selflessness pays off in ways we can never expect! I recently read a blog from a dear friend, Chris Duke, that shows just what I mean. It inspires us to offer our hands in service, our thankfulness for what we have and our heartfelt hope reminding us that 'real miracles happen daily!' I invite you to read this touching story about bringing happiness to someone else, the importance of perspective, and the gratitude that comes from an opportunity to serve others. 

10 Ways to Succeed in Any Job 



We often switch between leader and follower many times in a single day, and success in any job depends just as much on being a great follower as it does on being a great leader. Read my latest Huffington Post article for 10 ways to do just that.

A Bit of Shameless Self Promotion

Jeff Sanders hosts one of the top business podcasts on iTunes (The 5 am Miracle). He featured my book in his latest post, 3 Books for Discovering Your Ideal Career Path.

 

"Outside of Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is easily one of the best books I have ever read. If you are an entrepreneur or just looking for a higher calling this book is perfect. The focus on selflessness is incredibly profound. It will likely create a paradigm shift in your thinking as it did mine." 

                                                                                                                               - Jeff Sanders

The Power of Trust in Business 



Sooner of later every executive realizes that 99 percent of the people she depends on for success don't report to her. The success of every CEO depends far more on vendors, stockholders, board members, regulators, politicians, strategic partners, the financial community, the media, and customers than it does on the relatively small number of paid employees that report to her either directly or indirectly. Leadership relies on persuasion and persuasion relies on trust. Discover the power of trust in business in my latest article for SAP Business Innovation.

Business Secrets Latest Reviews

My book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks has received so many wonderful reviews and I wanted to share some of the latest with you! Thanks so much for your continued support and for spreading the word!

LATEST BOOK REVIEWS

Strategic Monk

"Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks will transform your appreciation of transformation! Filled with practical examples from his own experience, this book is more than August's own story. Drawing on his own reading, reflection, and background with a variety of organizations, he describes how organizations can transform the people with whom they have contact."

Management-Issues Review 

"Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is both captivating and poignant. It is an important work because it offers the potential to inspire thoughtful leaders to evaluate their current approach to management and strategy and presents suggestions for change that, if adopted, will have an impact on the way the business world works for years to come. Read this book...It could change your life!"

Jeff Sanders Review

"Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is easily one of the best books I have ever read. If you are an entrepreneur or just looking for a higher calling this book is perfect. The focus on selflessness is incredibly profound. It will likely create a paradigm shift in your thinking as it did mine."

Burnside Writers Collective Review

"Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks shows us not only what could be, but shows us in a variety of practical settings, that work need not be toil and that our earning a living need not be at someone else's' expense. There's something approaching a monastic voiw in Turak's exploration of service and selflessness, but I can't help feeling that the world - especially the market place - would be a far better place if more people adopted it."