The Saint, The Surfer, And The Ceo: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Heart's Desires

Paperback | October 1, 2002

byROBIN SHARMA

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Release any concerns that you have about this path you're about to walk on, and just go into it with the curiosity of a child, knowing that you'll come out on the other side as a new person, or to be more accurate, far more of the person who you truly are and have been created to be." Jack Valentine seemed to have it all. He made good money as an adman, and looked good doing it. He had a hot apartment, cool friends, even a slick car-at least until the hectic Monday morning a truck smashed into it, sending the critically injured Jack to the hospital. Everything happens for a reason, though, and Jack's reason reveals itself in the silver-haired cancer patient who becomes his roommate one evening. The elderly man, Cal, shares his life story-one not dissimilar to Jack's-of material wealth masking a gaping hole within. Cal ultimately found salvation through philosophy ("the love of wisdom"), and now offers to help Jack by prepping the younger man for the Final Questions we all must face: Have I lived wisely? Have I loved well? Have I servedgreatly? Presenting Jack with three plane tickets, each accompanied by a map marked with a red X , Cal sends Jack to meet with three great teachers, each of whom will help Jack answer one of the Final Questions-just as they once helped Cal. First, in Rome, Jack will meet "the Saint." Then a haunted beach in Hawaii introduces him to "the Surfer." And finally the grandeur of New York City sets the stage for his last encounter: with "the CEO." Along the way, Jack will learn to do his interior work, discover that our negative traits offer gateways to higher versions of ourselves, and understand that figuring things out in your head can distract you from the powerful whispers of your heart. Join Jack on his journey and step into the you that you were always meant to be. "

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Release any concerns that you have about this path you're about to walk on, and just go into it with the curiosity of a child, knowing that you'll come out on the other side as a new person, or to be more accurate, far more of the person who you truly are and have been created to be." Jack Valentine seemed to have it all. He made ...

Robin Sharma is one of the world's premier thinkers on leadership, personal growth and life management. The bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, ISBN: 0062515675, sold 40,000 in US; Who Will Cry When You Die?, ISBN: 1-4019-0012-7; and The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO hardcover, ISBN: 1-4019-0016-X. and four other b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Hay HouseLanguage:English

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from new age nonsense The central message of this book is that there is an 'earth force' we can all tap into and gain incredible power. Most of this book is in direct opposition to the main world religions. For example, one theme in the book is personal power - that if we only knew the power we had, we would worship ourselves everyday (pg 71). Personal power is something many people like to believe in, yet it doesn't really exist. Next time you are lying flat on your back for days with a bout of the flu, consider how much 'personal power' you have. And what about during a hurricane or earthquake? We are utterly helpless in many areas of our lives. Most world religions believe in one power - God's. He gives power to His children. Another similar theme in the book is that we control our own destiny's. Really? Do people who spend years or even decades in prison for a crime they didn't commit - do they really control their own destiny? What about those shipped off to concentration camps? Or the mentally disabled, or the million or so homeless children in South America, who are left in the street - are starved, raped, beaten and killed like vermin - do they control their own destiny too? Or those sold into slavery by their own parents, or victims of genocide... Again, the bible teaches that our lives are in God's hands. This doesn't make us helpless - it makes us reliant on God. Another theme of the book - we should all live our own truth, on our own terms. Well, if your truth is right, and my truth is right etc.. then nothing is wrong. I don't share the 'truth' of the Klu Klux Klan and am glad that they can't live life on their own terms, aren't you? The brain is an organ made of flesh, prone to error, clouded by emotion, bias and past experience. One out of 4 people have a mental illness. Should we really all be living our own truth? The Christian faith teaches one truth - God's.. and this is unchanging, whether your brain or mine is working or not. The author states that our highest calling is self awareness, and gaining self knowledge - our highest calling? How sad.
Date published: 2009-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite This was a truly inspiring story that I keep reading because I keep learning from it. Even if you are not big on self help books it is a great story to go along with it. I DO recommend this to everyone.
Date published: 2008-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational Truly an inspirational book. I would, without hesitation recommend this book to anyone; for the purpose of self direction and discovery or just because they are important in my life and would benefit from the words within. I can say that this book has laid a foundation for me to start building a better self.
Date published: 2008-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I originally took this book out of the library after my stylist recommended that I read it. As I read it, there were so many passages in the book I wanted to highlight and reflect upon. SInce this was a library book I decided to buy my own copy. If there is a blueprint for living a more peaceful, satisfying life then this is it! The storyline is interesting and the messages that come out of the subplots will leave you thinking about them for days.
Date published: 2006-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will Change Your Life! I have recently began my own life journey. I have become a voracious reader and have been reading such titles as Think and Grow Rich, The Wealthy Barber and How to Win Friends and Influence People. While I would still recommend any of the above books to other readers, if I had to only recommend one it would without a doubt be The Saint, The Surfer and the CEO. This is a life changing book that is also a fantastic read. If you want to live a happier life, have better relationships, set higher goals for yourself than pick up this book. You owe it to yourself to live your best possible life and this book will show you how. I have already purchased 10 extra copies to hand out to friends and family. That is how much this book has meant to my life and I know it will mean the same to yours. Best wishes to all who read this book.
Date published: 2003-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Saint The Surfer and The Ceo I picked it up today, and could not put it down. I was amazed at how easy and flowing this book was. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2002-10-31