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The On-Purpose Person: Making Your Life Make Sense [Kindle Edition]

Kevin W. McCarthy
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A richer tomorrow awaits in this easily applied and entertaining guide to making life make sense. -- Gordon M. Quarnstrom, Evergreen Park Courier, October 16, 1997

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Is Your Life Filled, Yet Unfulfilled?

Do you feel pulled in a thousand different directions?
Are your days so busy you hardly have time to think?
Are you living up to other people's expectations while your own plans and dreams go unmet?
In The On-Purpose Person you'll learn how to discover who you are, where you are headed, what you should do, and what's most important to you! That's being on-purpose!

Tap Into Your Highest Potential With The On-Purpose Person

Nothing adds more fullness and meaning to your life than discovering your purpose and living it out every moment of your life. With The On-Purpose Person, you'll be on your way to greater order and clarity within 30 minutes of picking up the book. This entertaining story format provides clear principles that are easy to apply to everyday life. You'll put them into practice immediately. Regardless of whether you're in your teens or well into retirement, being on-purpose will inspire and guide you to live true to yourself.

"Goals are consumable. Purpose is permanent," states Kevin W. McCarthy. The On-Purpose Person moves you beyond the surface of life to what matters most so you can make a difference. You'll have a simple, yet powerful system to:
Invest your time, talent, and treasure in what is most important
Exchange burnout for being integrated
Learn why a balanced life is a myth
Feel satisfied rather than stressed out at the end of the day
Find meaningful time for yourself
Align your innate passion and gifting in the right direction
Trade discontent and frustration for a growing and enduring joy
Make confident, more improved decisions more consistently
Manage hurdles and setbacks positively
Face opposition from an unassailable position of strength
Define your standards for success that are just right for you
Gain a vivid understanding of yourself
Explore your possibilities equipped to succeed

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 390 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0974052558
  • Publisher: On-Purpose Publishing (Dec 11 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0030ILXZK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Getting On-Purpose May 20 2001
This book was given to me by a friend eight years ago in response to a plea for some assistance in organizing and managing a very busy life. What I was looking for was a book on time management. What I received was a book on life management. This book almost singlehandedly enabled me to organized my life in several key areas: family, church, job, and being a full-time graduate student trying to finish a Ph.D. One might be skeptical of a book you can read in over an hour having that profound an effect, but do not dismiss the ideas and claims of Mr. McCarthy: they work. This book reads like a story and is most engaging. No two people will ever interpret or use the book in the same way. I have given this book to people as a gift, knowing that it will meet needs in their life, if not immediately, at some point in the future. When so many sources are claiming to "change your life", this one not only makes claims, it fulfills them. It is a must read for any person needing to prioritize their life and to find simplicity in becoming an "On-Purpose Person."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comments on "On-purpose person" Jan. 16 2002
Actually, I was a person who didn¡t have any purpose. Therefore, I always wait for others to play with me. When I was playing with them, it was a very happy time for me. However, I felt lost and lonely again when I was at rest. After reading this book, it really changed me a lot. Since the author was going to teach the readers to become an on-purpose person, it is very worthy to read this book if you feel lost in this moment.
Here are some comments from me:
- Well-structure
Since it is a very difficult to make a person become on-purpose, it is very hard to understand. Therefore, the author used a very good and clear structure to express the ideas and methods of being an on-purpose person. For example, he divided the content into 3 steps. Then, it is very easy to follow the ideas and methods.
- Interesting
In many books, it is very boring if it is related to any philosophy. However, it is a very interesting book since it is wrote in story format. Also, different characters told different steps in the book. Moreover, the methods and ideas are related to the characters¡ own experiences. When you are reading, you will become one of the characters in the book. So, it really can help you to involve in the story.
- Meaningful
The concept of this book is clear ¡V how to be an on-purpose person. From my point of view, being an on-purpose person is very important. I can¡t imagine that how terrible is a life without purpose. Besides, I was strongly agreed that the author used a light switch to make a metaphor. When the switch is off, that means you are off-purpose. When the switch is on, that means you are on-purpose. Therefore, it is no need for us to switch on the light in the whole day. But it is necessary for us to make the switch if you want a bright life.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Trivialities served with incredible pomp April 28 2000
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Imagine Coca-Cola served in a golden beaker, presented to you as a wonder medicine that cures all the diseases. That's what this book's like.
The book tells a story of a man who, despite of his tremendous professional success, feels empty and unhappy. He meets a professor who introduces to him a way of becoming an On-Purpose Person - finding a purpose in one's life.
Sounds great, you say. There, that's the golden beaker I was talking about. The actual contents of the book are very banal. The first sixty-something pages are dedicated to a vague presentation of a most primitive goal setting and selection system: 1. write down all the things you want that you can think of; 2. choose the things you want most. And yes, Mr. McCarthy actually manages to waste sixty pages on that! Of course, this shouldn't make you think that he's very thorough or detailed or something. Roughly 80 % of his text is just the hero driving around and hearing how good the new system is and thinking how happy he feels. In the remaining 20 %, Mr. McCarthy actually describes the system in a very wordy, but unfortunately not at all in a systematic or comprehensive way. The system itself contains nothing new, compared to the one presented by Raymond Hull in his book How To Get What You Want thirty years ago. I've been doing things like that for years, I kept writing want lists, prioritizing them, reaching my goals - and still feeling empty and purposeless. Mr. McCarthy's book was of no help at all.
Well, I was talking about the first sixty pages. The rest of the book isn't much better. Our friend meets more and more people who tell him how happy they are, having found the purpose in their lives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The On-Purpose Person Dec 10 1999
Recently I was reminded that most men lead lives of quiet desperation. I had forgotten that I was one of those men back in 1992. Like most, I have been on a hero's journey to discover the treasure of a life of meaning and purpose. Far too often I have chosen the futile pathes that masquerade as meaning and significance for my life. I have read every self-help book under the sun and listened to every personal development tape series in existence. Nothing has had greater impact in my life than The On-Purpose Person. First, it is a parable that is elegant in its simplicity. It can be read in about 2 hours. It avoids the cook-book how-to approach that accompanies the multitude of inspirational literature. Second, it is a truly interactive book. The author engages the reader with compelling questions along the storyline. I found this quite refreshing. It's like having the mentor you've always wanted. We all want someone in our lives to not let us get away without being who we really are.
The greatest value I perpetually gain from the book is the growing sense of profound identity that we all seek. Only by discovering my reason for being here, or, my purpose, did I harness my profound identity. I thank God for this, for I have lived almost 1/2 of my life without clarity about my profound self. I had too much practice affirming my mediocre self to notice.
I gained distinction in my life between purpose, vision, mission, and values. The author masterfully illustrates the distinctions and linkages between them. I learned that my life was truly off-purpose resulting in feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, fear, and meaninglessness.
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