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The Earned Life

“We are living an earned life when the choices, risks, and effort we make in each moment align with an overarching purpose in our lives, regardless of the eventual outcome.”

That’s the definition of an earned life. But for many of us, that pesky final phrase is a stumbling block: “regardless of the eventual outcome.” It goes against everything we’re taught about achievement and fulfillment in modern society.

But now, in his most personal and powerful work to date, world-renowned leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith offers a better way: a dazzling but simple approach that accommodates both our persistent need for achievement and the inescapable “stuff happens” unfairness of life.

Taking inspiration from Buddhism, Goldsmith reveals that the key to living the earned life, unbound by regret, requires committing to a habit of earning and, crucially, connecting that habit to something greater than the isolated achievements of careerism. By grounding our achievements in a higher aspiration, he shows, we can avoid the easy temptation to wallow in regret.

 

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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful

America’s most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder.

The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management. They’re intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic. But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle — and as executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shows in this book, subtle nuances make all the difference…

Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It

Mojo is the moment when we do something that’s purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it. This book is about that moment–and how we can create it in our lives, maintain it, and recapture it when we need it.

In his follow-up to the New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, #1 executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shares the ways in which to get–and keep–our Mojo…

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be

In his powerful new book, bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life.

Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Are you surprised at how irritated or flustered the normally unflappable you becomes in the presence of a specific colleague at work? Have you ever felt your temper accelerate from zero to sixty when another driver cuts you off in traffic?

How women rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers — men and women — to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won’t get you there . . . and you might not even realize your blind spots until it’s too late.

what great leaders are saying

Pau Gasol

President of the Gasol Foundation
2x National Basketball Association world champion
5x Olympian (3 medals)

“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have met Marshall, to have him as part of my life an to have been able to learn from him – along with learning from the many other exceptional people in his 100 coaches community. He has played a very important role in my transition from being a professional athlete to the next chapter in my life.”

Amy Edmonson

Professor Harvard Business School 2021 Thinkers50 #1 Most Influential Management Thinker in with World

“The Earned Life is a great addition to Marshall’s body of work. The advice in this book can help you keep on achieving and, at the same time, do a better job of finding peace and happiness in the process.”

Pau Gasol

President of the Gasol Foundation
2x National Basketball Association world champion
5x Olympian (3 medals)

“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have met Marshall, to have him as part of my life an to have been able to learn from him – along with learning from the many other exceptional people in his 100 coaches community. He has played a very important role in my transition from being a professional athlete to the next chapter in my life.”

Aicha Evans

VP and general manager /
Fortune top ten next generation of female leaders
Intel

Marshall’s coaching invites leaders to focus relentlessly on their behavior. The leader’s behavior as well as the team’s behavior become the basis for great results and continuous improvement. This will be key to success for the connected, global, knowledge-driven companies of the future.

Deanna Mulligan

CEO, Fortune 50 most powerful women in business
Guardian Life

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…without Marshall Goldsmith’s help. With his coaching, you can change your old behavior to create new outcomes.”

G. M. Rao

CEO / Indian entrepreneur of the year
GRM Group (India)

Marshall Goldsmith is a great author and world-renowned executive coach. His contribution to our group has been immense, and we have greatly benefited from his unparalleled experience and his knowledge.

Jim Yong Kim

Twelfth president of the World Bank
World Bank

I have had the great fortune of working with Marshall for several years. He has helped me in so many ways. Triggers represents a natural progression in Marshall’s work and many of the ideas in it have already helped me and many of his other clients. As with all of his books, I know that Marshall’s focused, practical and insightful approach will help you in leadership, but even more important, it can help you in life!

Regis Schultz

CEO / one of Europe’s top electrical retailers Darty Group (France)

I had the great privilege of being coached by Marshall. He has been able to trigger change in my life and help me move to the next level in leadership. He has changed my life and career.

Amy Edmonson

Professor Harvard Business School 2021 Thinkers50 #1 Most Influential Management Thinker in with World

“The Earned Life is a great addition to Marshall’s body of work. The advice in this book can help you keep on achieving and, at the same time, do a better job of finding peace and happiness in the process.”

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