Megachurch pastor and serial entrepreneur Jakes (Instinct), known for his inspirational approach to Christian leadership, here tailors his practical advice for entrepreneurs. He uses examples from his life, his father’s life, and moments in history to show how business owners succeed, fail, or fall into patterns of “I have to do t all” attitudes. The desire to overwork, he writes, can hinder creativity and eventually prevent businesses from soaring. Jakes blames this mindset for his father’s death from kidney failure, making his appeal for change personal. Jakes’s business advice focuses primarily on using new media to grow businesses, developing a distinct voice before entering the marketplace and using the business version of the Golden Rule (treat customers as you would treat yourself) to design one’s website by improving on the sites of competitors. Although there are ways to make one’s business more competitive, Jakes stresses that business owners have to rely on faith and put in the work. “You can’t just play a role and dress the part,” Jakes urges. “You have to earn that right!” The book is filled with many similar encouragements that will be useful to those looking to expand their own prospects. But faith elements are light and readers are assumed to be as devout as Jakes himself. Christian readers looking for financial and spiritual structure will find it here. (Oct.)
Too often we remain in jobs that stifle our souls and leave us on the runway of opportunity with the engine of our deepest passion stalled, watching others make their personal vision a reality and build a legacy for their children. But it's never too late to get your dreams off the ground God sees great things in your future! If you long to amplify your unique abilities, if you strive to balance personal fulfillment and professional satisfaction, if you dream of fulfilling God's destiny for you, then you are ready to Soar!
In Soar! T.D. Jakes reveals how to transform your own unique vision into a powerful contribution to the world. Blending a CEO's practical business acumen with a life coach's dynamic inspiration, Soar! will stir your imagination into action, challenge you to embrace your God-given purpose, and align your character and creativity with your career.
Bridging both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, Soar! is a practical and easy-to-follow flight plan for launching the entrepreneurial drive inside of you. You'll learn how to adopt the mindset of people who don't wait to see what will happen but strategically build the wings that will take them to new heights. So buckle your seat belt and prepare for liftoff you have been cleared to fly beyond your fears, to absolutely soar!
"With his trademark warmth, wisdom and wit, Jakes will inspire you to quit procrastinating and start flying to new heights. If you're ready to take the next step in your career, life and dreams, this book could be the breakthrough you've been waiting for."Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, nominated by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 influential leaders in America
As a 30-year entrepreneur, we have technical books to tell us how to start a new business and motivational books to inspire us in pursuit of our dreams. But no book I've read has ever combined the two the way T.D. Jakes does in Soar! Drawing on many personal examples and focusing on the rapid growth of new ventures started by women, Jakes synchronizes information with inspiration to create a perfect set of wings for all dreamers wanting to get off the ground.Hattie Hill, President & CEO, Women's Foodservice Forum
"[T.D. Jakes] is uniquely gifted to help anyone determine and navigate their life into a deeper more successful experience...
DESTINY is the road and reading is the way to access your purpose and arrive at a fuller more complete life, career and family experience."Tony Robbins, on Destiny
"We can always count on a word from God through Bishop Jakes that will not only inspire us but will speak growth to our souls."Tyler Perry, bestselling author, actor, and award-winning filmmaker
"One of the nation's most popular evangelistsand quite possibly the smartest."USA TODAY
"This book is AMAZING, it unlocks so many doors and answers so many real questions you can have about your destiny and what life can hold for you.... This book would have saved me a bunch of lost days."Steve Harvey, on Destiny
"Destiny drove Moses from obscurity to immortality; destiny took Joseph from betrayal to royalty; destiny took David from a shepherd's field to the palace. Bishop T.D. Jakes, in his masterful presentation of
"Destiny," charts a divine path that will renew your dreams and transform your future."John Hagee, on Destiny
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