Chasing Daylight How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

Author by : Gene O'Kelly
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Total Read : 15
Total Download : 421
File Size : 51,6 Mb
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Description : “Must the end of life be the worst part? Can it be made the best?” At 53, Eugene O'Kelly was in the full swing of life. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, one of the largest U.S. accounting firms, he enjoyed a successful career and drew happiness from his wife, children, family, and close friends. He was thinking ahead: the next business trip, the firm's continued success, weekend plans with his wife, his daughter's first day of eighth grade. Then in May 2005, Gene was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer and given three to six months to live. Just like that. Now a growing darkness was absorbing the bright future he had seen for himself. He would have to change his plans, quickly, and capture what he could of his last diminishing days. Chasing Daylight is the account of his final journey. Starting from the time of his diagnosis and concluded upon his death less than four months later, this book is his unforgettable story. With startling intimacy, it chronicles the dissolution of Eugene O'Kelly's life and his gradual awakening to a more profound understanding. Interweaving unsettling details of his battle with cancer with his moment-to-moment reflections on life and death, love and success, spirituality and the search for meaning, it provides a testament to the power of the human spirit and a compelling message about how to live a more vivid, balanced, and meaningful life. Inspiring, passionate, deeply insightful, Chasing Daylight is a remarkable man's poignant farewell to a beloved world.


Chasing Daylight

Author by : Eugene O'Kelly
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Companies
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 95
Total Download : 301
File Size : 51,8 Mb
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Description : “Must the end of life be the worst part? Can it be made the best?” At 53, Eugene O'Kelly was in the full swing of life. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, one of the largest U.S. accounting firms, he enjoyed a successful career and drew happiness from his wife, children, family, and close friends. He was thinking ahead: the next business trip, the firm's continued success, weekend plans with his wife, his daughter's first day of eighth grade. Then in May 2005, Gene was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer and given three to six months to live. Just like that. Now a growing darkness was absorbing the bright future he had seen for himself. He would have to change his plans, quickly, and capture what he could of his last diminishing days. Chasing Daylight is the account of his final journey. Starting from the time of his diagnosis and concluded upon his death less than four months later, this book is his unforgettable story. With startling intimacy, it chronicles the dissolution of Eugene O'Kelly's life and his gradual awakening to a more profound understanding. Interweaving unsettling details of his battle with cancer with his moment-to-moment reflections on life and death, love and success, spirituality and the search for meaning, it provides a testament to the power of the human spirit and a compelling message about how to live a more vivid, balanced, and meaningful life. Inspiring, passionate, deeply insightful, Chasing Daylight is a remarkable man's poignant farewell to a beloved world.


Facing Cancer And The Fear Of Death

Author by : Norman Straker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 105
File Size : 51,7 Mb
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Description : In Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Treatment, Dr. Norman Straker's psychoanalytic perspective on facing cancer and the fear of death brings into sharp focus the emotional conflicts of doctors, psychoanalysts, and all mental health professionals as they interface with dying patients and their families. Remedies are offered for lessening the emotional burden on those treating patients facing death. These remedies should decrease the number of futile treatments at the end of life, lessen the suffering of dying patients, give greater solace to surviving family members, and preserve our health care resources so they can be allocated more wisely.


Aarp The Secret Of Shelter Island

Author by : Alexander Green
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 61
Total Download : 104
File Size : 47,9 Mb
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Description : AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In The Secret of Shelter Island, nationally renowned financial analyst and bestselling author Alexander Green explores the complicated relationship we all have with money and reveals the road map to a rich life. Drawing on some of today's best minds and many of history's greatest thinkers, The Secret of Shelter Island is both a much-needed source of inspiration and an insightful look at the role of both money and values in the pursuit of the good life. Addresses what really matters when it comes to money and how to make smarter decisions with what you have Describes the profound connection between money, character, personal philosophy, and outlook Other bestselling titles by Green: The Gone Fishin' Portfolio If you want to understand what ultimately provides meaning, contentment, and the satisfaction of a life well-lived, then read The Secret of Shelter Island.


The 100 Best Business Books Of All Time

Author by : Jack Covert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 10
Total Download : 747
File Size : 40,6 Mb
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Description : Thousands of business books are published every year— Here are the best of the best After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten are among the most respected experts on the category. Now they have chosen and reviewed the one hundred best business titles of all time—the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers. The 100 Best Business Books of All Time puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising—you’ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball, but not Jack Welch’s memoir. At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights. This guide will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.


Navigate The Chaos In 2020

Author by : Michael Edmondson, Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 71
Total Download : 381
File Size : 45,6 Mb
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Description : This publication represents over ten years of note taking involving backstories, historical events, and academic research. Once the notes exceeded 200 the idea of a daily question came to mind. This is the third year for the Navigate the Chaos publication that contains 366 daily questions to consider. (2020 is a leap year) Since self-awareness forms the foundation for both personal growth and professional development, these questions served as a daily reminder to think about a critical issue related to your growth as a person and as a professional. Before you start your day, during lunch, or prior to going to bed, consider asking yourself the daily Navigate the Chaos question. See if you can find a few minutes to reflect upon a specific trait, habit, or idea. Dedicating a few minutes each day can help you increase your self-awareness as you look to grow personally and professionally.


The Way We Re Working Isn T Working

Author by : Tony Schwartz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 12
Total Download : 827
File Size : 46,5 Mb
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Description : This is the paperback edition of 'The Way We're Working Isn't Working'. Through his years of intensive work consulting to companies including Procter & Gamble, Sony, Toyota, Microsoft, Ford and Ernst & Young, with his firm The Energy Project, Schwartz has developed a powerful program for changing the way we are working that greatly boosts our engagement and our satisfication with our work and increases our performance. In this book he marshalls a wide range of powerful evidence from business research and psychology that shows that the current model of work is not only not optimal, it is specfically counter-productive because it saps us of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. In order for us to perform at our best, we must make a set of key changes in our work lives -- and in order to develop the full potential of their work force, our managers and companies must institute changes that will provide us with the regular physical renewal, emotional reward, mental focus and stimulation; and sense of purpose and significance that we need.


Under My Helmet

Author by : Keith O'Neil
Languange : en
Publisher by : Skyhorse
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 43
Total Download : 284
File Size : 50,5 Mb
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Description : Ever since he was a child, Keith O’Neil wanted to play football. Born on the same day that his father, Ed O’Neil, was cut from the New England Patriots, football was all Keith could think about...aside from his anxiety. Offered a scholarship to Northern Arizona University, O’Neil jumped at the chance to prove himself. Though it wasn’t a Division I-A school, he brought his all and was a natural on the field, achieving first-team All-Big Sky choice as a junior and senior, as well as earning All-American honors. Going undrafted, luck came from the Dallas Cowboys, who offered O’Neil an invite to rookie mini-camp. But while trying to learn the playbook, his anxiety and insomnia returned. Even so, he made the team as an undrafted free agent. His dream had come true. While proving himself as a hard-nosed special teamer, sleepless nights, constant anxiety, and suicidal thoughts clouded his mind. O’Neil considered stepping away from the game multiple times, even speaking to his coach, Bill Parcells. Parcells gave him the wisdom that “Everyone has a demon in their head, and we have to beat that demon. Beat the demon!” After being released from the Cowboys, O’Neil spent time with the Colts and Giants, but still could not escape his inner demons. He asked for help but never received the attention he needed. In fact, for suicidal thoughts was given a CD to help him relax—Enya. It finally became too much for him to handle, and the final decision was made to walk away from the game. It wasn’t until sometime later that was finally diagnosed: Bipolar I disorder. Finally, everything made sense. Under My Helmet is the personal story of a man working every day to prove his worth while struggling with a debilitating—and undiagnosed—mental illness. O’Neil’s voice is honest and open as he shares his battles and the steps he’s taken to overcome adversity.


Chasing Daylight

Author by : O Kelly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 91
Total Download : 221
File Size : 48,8 Mb
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Description : At 53, Gene O'Kelly, the hard-driving CEO of KPGM, one of the world's top professional services firms, had it all--a string of career accomplishments, a loving family and a circle of friends among whom he counted the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet. Then Gene received news that would change everything. The diagnosis was late-stage brain cancer. The prognosis: six to eighteen months to live. Inspiring, passionate, profoundly insightful, is Gene O'Kelly's eloquent, at times searingly intimate reflections on life and death, success, and the search for meaning. Along the way, he offers his prescriptions for living a more vivid and fulfilling life, and for creating days that are filled with perfect moments.


Engineering And Mining Journal

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Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 16
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File Size : 55,7 Mb
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