The Angel Inside by Chris Widener
Michelangelo's Secrets For Following Your Passion and Finding the Work You Love

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There will come a time when you must decide to lead the life someone else has chosen for you…or the life you want.

According to legend, when a young boy asked the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo why he was working so hard hitting the block of marble that would eventually become his greatest sculpture, David, the artist replied, “Young man, there is an angel inside this rock, and I am setting him free.” In The Angel Inside, the renowned consultant and career coach Chris Widener uses Michelangelo’s words to explore the hidden potential that exists within us all.

In this unforgettable tale, Tom Cook, a disillusioned American businessman, has traveled to Italy looking for direction in his life. In Florence, the last city on his tour, Tom meets a mysterious old man who opens his eyes to the art and life of Michelangelo and reveals what the artist’s work can teach him—and all of us—about the power of following your passion.

Among the lessons that Tom learns over the course of the next day:

The beauty is in the details
Your hand creates what your mind conceives
All great accomplishments start with a single swift action
No one begins by creating the Sistine Chapel

Whether you’re looking for a way to reinvigorate your career or searching for the courage to begin a new one, THE ANGEL INSIDE is a must-read if you want to find true meaning in your life and work.

The break-out business parable that’s already sold more than 70,000 copies, The Angel Inside tells the story of a young man searching for meaning in his work and finding it in an unlikely place: the life and art of Michelangelo.
 

About Chris Widener

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CHRIS WIDENER is the founder and president of Made for Success, one of the world's leading personal-development companies. A sought-after speaker, he is also a coach to CEOs, sales professionals, and top political figures. Chris is a columnist for Success magazine and co-hosts the show True Performance with Zig Ziglar. Chris and his family live in Issaquah, Washington.
 
Published May 15, 2007 by Crown Business. 129 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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