John Strelecky: "The Big Five" for your personality development

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John Strelecky: "The Big Five

"Working to make money was yesterday." This powerful statement is one of the central messages of the world bestseller "The Big Five for Life: What Really Matters in Life." Written by John Strelecky, this masterpiece has been translated into numerous languages and has inspired hundreds of thousands of people on every continent since its publication. It offers a wonderful introduction to personal development and is suitable for anyone interested in personal growth. If you don't yet know your purpose and your Big Five for Life, it's high time. In this magazine article, we'll tell you why "The Big Five for Life" is so successful and what you can expect from this exceptional read. Have fun reading!

Working to make money was yesterday.

John Strelecky

John Strelecky: "The Big Five for Life: What it's all about

Joe is dissatisfied with his life, especially with his job. By chance he meets the successful businessman Thomas and gets to know his profound business philosophy and the secrets of his success. The story begins and takes its course: Thomas becomes Joe's mentor and shows him the guiding principles of his companies. This consists of two essential factors: Firstly, every employee must know his or her personal purpose, the so-called purpose of existence (ZDE). Second, each employee must discover his or her individual "Big Five for Life" and live by them. The "Big Five for Life" refers to the five goals that one desperately wants to achieve in life. The exciting thoughts touch Joe and move him a lot. With the novel "The Big Five for Life" you also hold Thomas' collected thoughts in your hands. Can they captivate and inspire you as much as Joe?

The Big Five for Life: The Message

At its core, it's about how every employee and every company should recognize and fulfill the purpose of their existence. But "The Big Five for Life" is no ordinary guidebook or even a leadership read for top managers by John Strelecky.... On the contrary, the novel is based on a moving story that is told in an easy-to-understand and equally sophisticated way. It is in-depth and thought-provoking. And although it deals with entrepreneurship, it is suitable not only for executives, but for anyone who is concerned with the meaning of life and personal growth.

John Strelecky's 3 essential impulses for you

In addition to the central message of the ZDE and the "Big Five for Life", many valuable impulses are conveyed in the novel. We would like to introduce you to three of them today.

1. create good museum days

When the two protagonists first meet, Thomas asks the question, "Is today a good museum day?" Joe is irritated and surprised in equal measure. He doesn't know what the question means or how to answer it. When he meets Thomas again a few days later, Thomas explains the following thesis: What if all of our feelings, our hobbies, our work, and the people we surround ourselves with were catalogued? What would happen if every day of our lives were recorded in the form of pictures and videos? Then, at the end of our lives, a museum could be built that would show exactly how we lived.

Now imagine if you spent most of your life doing activities and people you didn't like. Then most of your museum would also be filled with unhappy moments and memories. How would you feel if you walked through the museum and knew that this is how your life would be remembered forever? Because the memory is not based on the life you dreamed of, but the one you actually lived. We note to ourselves: create good museum days! "Live your life in such a way that you will be able to look back on it with pride and joy one day.", John Strelecky says.

2. John Strelecky: „Do it while you can!"

Another statement of John Strelecky's novel. is: You have to do what you want while you still can. At some point it will be too late to achieve your goals and dreams. So why wait? With the "Big Five for Life" you define yourself what you mean by a successful life. You name exactly the five things you absolutely want to do, see or experience before you die. If you have achieved these five things, then your life has been successful. Start chasing your dreams now! Dedicate yourself to them every single day and you will live a happy life in harmony with your ZDE.

Profit from the experience of others.

John Strelecky

3. John Strelecky: „Orientate yourself on pioneers"

If you want to do, create or achieve something new, then turn to people who have experienced, felt, seen or created your project themselves. Because you yourself have only a limited amount of time and energy. Therefore, orient yourself to pioneers, learn from them and concentrate on profiting from their experiences.


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