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  • Keywords
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    • Myth of success,
    • Rethinking success,
    • Personal growth,
    • Metrics of success,
    • Overcoming adversity,
    • Disability and success

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The Myth of Success and the Truth of Abundance
Rethinking What Really Matters In Life
by Lisa Standeven

There has never been a better time to reconsider what really matters in life. The pandemic presented us with a pause and an opportunity to re-evaluate the values that guide our lives. Lisa Standeven used this time to reflect and share her newfound worldview, captured in her new book, The Myth of Success and the Truth of Abundance. This book is a deep, introspective dive into the typical milestones we set for ourselves and our loved ones. Drawing upon her personal stories, and the stories of those around her, Lisa challenges the traditional definition of success and posits a new way to achieve abundance. Each chapter offers an analysis of the common guideposts we use to measure our own levels of achievement. Conventional accomplishments such as wealth, position, beauty, and education are carefully examined from a new perspective, and novel strategies to reimagine and recreate our lives anew are proposed. This is a book that pushes the boundaries of typical belief systems and opens the reader to the possibility of living a life filled with joy, flow, and true abundance.

Lisa Standeven is a successful teacher, coach, author, and entrepreneur who has worked with learners and leaders of all kinds, helping them achieve their potential and overcome both real and fear-based limitations. Her experience of losing a limb in a workplace accident provided Lisa with strategies to rise above struggles to mediocrity and live a life of inspiration and flow. With her genuine nature, her straight-talking style, and her trademark humour, Lisa presents a new look at success and what it means to have true abundance. After living through trauma, raising a family, thriving in her chosen career, building new businesses, and reaching the pinnacle of her athletic career, Lisa shared her strategies for overcoming life’s challenges in her first book, The Gift of Adversity: Stories and Strategies to Turn Trials into Triumphs. Now, she reflects on the concept of success and the conditioning that keeps us clamouring for the elusive brass ring, suggesting that the proverbial hamster wheel of “hustle and achieve” does not have to keep you trapped. This is a must read for those looking to revisit the markers of traditional success and invite new and fulfilling experiences into their lives. Lisa Standeven lives outside Onoway, Alberta, with her husband and daughter. Her two grown sons live nearby.


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