- Narrated by: Marshall Goldsmith
- Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
- Release date: 05-03-22
The Earned Life AudioBook Summary
Discover the steps to earning your path to fulfillment and living without regrets—from the world-renowned executive coach and New York Times best-selling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“My life changed for the better when I started working with Marshall Goldsmith. The Earned Life is a wonderful book.” (Dr. Jim Yong Kim, served as president of the World Bank)
“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.” Not being attached to the outcome 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 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.