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Which will help your business be more successful: statistics or probability? Underwriters at insurance companies use statistics to assess future risks. This is based on years of collected data. Probability is what card counters in Vegas use to increase their odds of success. This is based on real-time, real-life experience. If you want to play […]

Here’s an email I received the other day: I loved your book! It inspired me to (finally) get on the back of a Harley. Towards the end you mentioned going back to what you loved to do as a kid and I remembered that I LOVED riding motorcycles. Never owned one, but anytime someone would […]

Here is an email I just received from a reader that I thought I would share with you… Hi Steve, I really enjoyed your book. I just thought I would share my story in case it has the potential to help other people. Over the years, I’ve learned that if there’s one thing that will […]

Here is a wonderful poem written by a wonderful friend, Susanne Goldstein. It beautifully describes the oneness of everything. Enjoy. It was neither tall nor short. Open or shut. The dark helped the light and the light signified change and healing. It wasn’t really bad or good or narrow. Maybe the middle. Or perhaps the […]

I recently appeared on a TV show in Los Angeles, “Between with Lines” with Barry Kubrick. I received quite a few emails in response. One that particularly caught my attention was one from a former teacher, Doug. He writes: “Your book, Goal Free Living precisely addresses the problem with all of the in vogue accountability […]

One of the book’s early reviewers recently had a change of circumstances in her life. She was contemplating a career change. Rereading Goal-Free Living, when in this new situation, gave the book new meaning. Here’s what she wrote…. I was fortunate to be one of the early reviewers of Goal-Free Living manuscript. I read it […]

My theme for 2006 is “impact.” It makes me feel incredible when I receive emails, like this one… FINALLY! Stephen, Thank you so much. I could never put my finger on it, but the high pressure of all the goal setting made me anxious, and I felt like I was missing the boat half the […]

I recently received the following email… I appreciated your blog entry on goal-free business. My experience with start-ups has taught me that it is the journey, because the destination isn’t always what you originally intended. The first start-up company I was with managed to sell for profit in the midst of the telco bust (we […]

Here’s an email I received last night… I just got your book yesterday and started reading it. My 7 year old 1st grader came over and slowly spelled out the title: goal-free-li-ving. He then remarked “I didn’t know there was a book about our soccer team!???” – his poor team hasn’t scored one single goal […]

Over Labor Day weekend I met a wonderful woman, Susan Silver, at a conference in California. Susan, a successful television writer for shows including the Mary Tyler Moore Show, the Bob Newhart Show, Maude, and many others, is now writing a column entitled “The Search for Mr. Adequate.” It is the entertaining chronicles of her […]

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