Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Anyone who wants to perform at higher levels, with less effort and less stress.
Q: What is the book about?
A: Our society has been brainwashed into thinking that goals are the key to success. The reality is, they stifle imagination, squelch passion, and hinder true prosperity. Goal-Free Living will enable you to realize your full extraordinary human potential and begin living a more successful personal and professional life.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: This book is based on interviews with over 150 individuals and 20 years of management consulting experience.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: A recent Guardian newspaper book review contrasted Goal-Free Living with Brian Tracy’s GOALS! The article said, “”Life, Brian Tracy is fond of saying, is like a buffet, not a table-service restaurant: you have to buckle down and work hard now, so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor in the future. But this is surely exactly wrong – a recipe for storing up all your happiness for a brief few minutes on your deathbed, when you can look back smugly at your achievements. Contrast that with the insight of Stephen Shapiro, whose book Goal-Free Living makes the case that you can have some kind of direction to your life without obsessing about the specific destination. ‘Opportunity knocks often, but sometimes softly,’ he says. ‘While blindly pursuing our goals, we often miss unexpected and wonderful possibilities.’ That sounds a lot more smart to me.”
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: It was the cover story in O, The Oprah Magazine. 2 pages dedicated to Goal-Free Living.