The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything is a book that tells the readers how to tap into their hidden potential by understanding and utilizing their talents.
Summary Of The Book
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything starts off by telling the readers that they all are born with very high natural capacities. However, with time, they often lose touch with these talents as they spend time in the world. The authors then tell the readers that most of them don’t realize what they’re capable of achieving, and throws light on the fact that this affects society and business in a negative manner.
The authors make use of a number of short stories on the lives of highly successful individuals in modern-day history such as Meg Ryan, Gillian Lynne, Arianna Huffington, Richard Feynman, Paul McCartney, and Matt Groening, along with several other famous athletes and entrepreneurs. They go on to tell the readers that these highly successful individuals started off by realizing their talents, and were gradually able to make a successful living off what they love to do.
The authors move on to explain the Element, which they believe is the point where natural talent meets passion. Through the course of this book, the readers are given key insights into finding their element, and reaching their full potential. They also tell the readers that occupation or age are no barriers, and emphasize that there is an urgent requirement to boost innovation and creativity, which can only be achieved by an individual changing their way of thinking.
About The Authors
Lou Aronica is an author.
Aronica has written The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do, The Bantam Spectra Sampler, and Flash and Dazzle.
Aronica was born in the year 1958. He began the Spectra imprint at Bantam at the age of 27, forming a five part fiction and fantasy based series. He has served as the Publisher and Senior Vice President for Avon Books.
Ken Robinson is an author and speaker.
Some of Robinson’s literary works include Finding Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents And Passions And Transform Your Life, Out Of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative, and All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture, and Education.
Robinson was born on the 4th March, 1950, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He completed his schooling from the Liverpool Collegiate School and the Wade Deacon Grammar School, Cheshire. He then went on to pursue his undergraduate degree in English and Drama from the University of Leeds, and earned his doctorate from the University of London, in Theatre and Drama in Education. He has been presented with several awards for his immense contributions, and some of them include the Governor’s Award for the Arts in Pennsylvania, the George Peabody Medal, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal. He currently resides in Los Angeles along with his spouse and their two children.
Chapter One: The Element
Chapter Two: Think Differently
Chapter Three: Beyond Imagining
Chapter Four: In The Zone
Chapter Five: Finding Your Tribe
Chapter Six: What Will They Think?
Chapter Seven: Do You Feel Lucky?
Chapter Eight: Somebody Help Me
Chapter Nine: Is It Too Late
Chapter Ten: For Love or Money
Chapter Eleven: Making the grade After word
Great book for people who want a different perception
18 Oct, 2011
wonderful, entertaining and thought-provoking
3 Feb, 2013
11 Sep, 2012
A must read
1 Jun, 2014
Worth every penny
3 Aug, 2017
A very good book for motivation
22 Feb, 2016
19 Sep, 2014
Same ol' story
4 Mar, 2014
3 Feb, 2014
23 Dec, 2013