"At a time when the world seems to be plunging ahead into a future dominated by information technology...The OPA! Way offers something else: a life based on values that go back to ancient Greece; a world in which friends and neighbors spend time together exchanging ideas and experiences; and a future in which service to others offers the richest personal rewards. Is there any doubt that The OPA! Way is by far the better path?"
--Michael S. Dukakis, former Massachusetts governor and U.S. presidential nominee
THE OPA! WAY
Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work
Authors: Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon
Publisher: BenBella Books
Hardcover (ISBN: 978-194036325-7); Audiobook (Tantor Audio: ISBN: 978-1494503925); Kindle/eBook formats
Greek Edition: Hestia Publishers, Athens, Greece
Category: MEANING, Self-Help, Motivational, Work
The book has received many favorable reviews and accolades, including:
"Stop looking for happiness and start looking for Meaning."
There is a Crisis of Meaning in our lives, work, and society. More and more people are feeling unfulfilled, stressed, and empty. It's not about the pursuit of happiness which doesn't help us deal with the tougher issues in life. It's not about power and it's not about purpose. It's about Meaning. Meaning is emerging as the next hot topic in personal, organizational, and societal transformation.
Bestselling authors Dr. Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon traveled to Greece to answer the question, "how can we live a meaningful life?" Inspired by the wisdom of ancient Greek philosophy, mythology, and traditional village values, and backed by years of research, they demystify the topic of meaning by developing a new paradigm, a new lifestyle based on the common Greek word, "OPA!"
Structured around the three core lessons, the authors provide unique insights, stories, practices, pathways, and practical "how to" tools for finding Meaning in everyday life and work:
"In times of crisis, when we are struggling or lacking fulfillment, we need to go back to the basics in life and search for the sources of true meaning. Meaning is all around us, waiting to be discovered. Because meaning is not only the fuel that drives us toward our goals in life and sustains us during difficult times but also is the primary link to our core essence, it is imperative that we make the search for meaning a priority in our lives."
"The specific goal of our work is to take this complex topic, demystify it, and make it more accessible to people by outlining specific action steps that can be taken to find more meaning in their daily lives."
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