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Connecting Peace, Purpose and Prosperity ~ A Survival Guide Memoir
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • May.25.2009
  • 9781598589139

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An “average guy” and academic underachiever shares how he overcame obstacles to personal and professional success by adopting basic, proven principles.FOR MANY PEOPLE the pursuit of happiness can be frustrating and elusive. Focusing on self-centered needs, dwelling on past mistakes and relying on government as a higher power only causes harmful behaviors and attitudes that can dampen the spirit and defeat the desire to succeed. Rob Severson’s straightforward, insightful memoir and guide Connecting Peace, Purpose & Prosperity relates actual experiences and shows how it is possible to overcome the many obstacles in the path toward a peaceful existence. As an “average guy” with a history of academic, personal and business struggles, Severson describes how he surmounted these and other problems by relying on key fundamentals which are outlined in the book: Learn to...
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An “average guy” and academic underachiever shares how he overcame obstacles to personal and professional success by adopting basic, proven principles.FOR MANY PEOPLE the pursuit of happiness can be frustrating and elusive. Focusing on self-centered needs, dwelling on past mistakes and relying on government as a higher power only causes harmful behaviors and attitudes that can dampen the spirit and defeat the desire to succeed. Rob Severson’s straightforward, insightful memoir and guide Connecting Peace, Purpose & Prosperity relates actual experiences and shows how it is possible to overcome the many obstacles in the path toward a peaceful existence. As an “average guy” with a history of academic, personal and business struggles, Severson describes how he surmounted these and other problems by relying on key fundamentals which are outlined in the book:

  • Learn to give up control to the higher power of God
  • Accept and offer forgiveness
  • Live to serve the needs of others
  • Learn to build and maintain a strong work ethic
  • Sharpen problem-solving abilities, and strengthen relationships
  • Develop existing skills and learn new ones to stay viable in the job marketplace

Written in plain language with a clear eye toward practical solutions, Severson’s personal story is intentionally brief written for his daughters and grandchildren so that they may want to learn from his mistakes and successes. Backed by a strong faith and desire to help others help themselves, his ideas are also for a wider readership. His formula for peace, purpose and prosperity is beneficial for anyone who is at a point of struggle, change, or in need of a fresh look on the age-old dilemma of how to find success and happiness:

  • Young people starting out in their career
  • People undergoing a dramatic shift in their career or personal situation
  • Readers interested in how an “average guy” overcomes obstacles and finds success

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PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ix

PART ONE – PEACE

1. Fundamentals: Three Keys to a Peaceful Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

2. Control: Knowing Who is in Control . . . . .8

3. Baggage: Lightening Your Load . . . . . . . .22

4. Relationships: Understanding Others, Living to Serve and Serving Others . . . . .27

PART TWO – PROSPERITY

5. Work Ethic: Applying Yourself and Keeping the Doors Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

6. Problem Solving: Persevering Toward Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

7. Sales: Marketing Your Skills and Proving Your Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

8. Money: Managing Financial Stability . . .60

PART THREE – MISSION

9. Be Guided by Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

10. Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

When we make mistakes we get angry, frustrated, and sometimes feel like loafing our life away like I was doing; but if we employ these sound fundamentals they will get us back on track.

So what are these “fundamentals” or “worldview” that I am talking about? Giving God control of the things we cannot control, accepting and extending forgiveness, and being others-centered are the ones I feel are most important and good ones to start with. They bring self-control and meaning to life, and will help you in your pursuit of happiness.

There are many more fundamentals in the Bible, which we gave you early on in your life. I highly recommend that you get involved in groups to study and learn from it, and expand your knowledge of God’s will for you.

You may not be “smiley” happy all the time, but you will learn to cope by connecting with what the Bible has to teach. All those problems we live with like health insurance, high gas prices, and the economy will be easier to deal with when we have inner peace.

You cannot control problems such as these, and many others, but you can control your reaction to them.

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Readers will have a much better understanding of … how to let go and let God help in all aspects of their life including wealth and prosperity.

About Rob

1.)  ROB SEVERSON grew up in Harmony, Minnesota, and graduated from Luther College. When not working or volunteering, Rob enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf, making new connections and trying on new hats. He lives with his wife Judy in...

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