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Summary

An inspirational novel about business and life, struggle and success

There are millions of people who own small businesses - and millions struggle. The Highest Calling is the inspirational story of one of them: Troy Becker. Troy has struggled for 12 years with his remodeling business. Not making much money, working 70 hours per week, his family life suffering, Troy is frustrated and confused.

One day, an old man named Cy mysteriously appears in Troy's life - and keeps appearing. Cy, who is on a desperate journey of his own, comes to understand he has been put there to help Troy - but why? And how will he convince Troy to listen?

The Highest Calling is the story of helping others and of learning how to do the right things to succeed. Cy weaves the most important and powerful business principles of all time into the lessons he delivers to his student, for Troy's sake - and his own. His teachings are beneficial to businesspeople and managers alike.

You will laugh, you will cry, and you will learn. The Highest Calling is more than an inspirational book. For those who seek, it is a powerful entrepreneurial education - one that will improve the lives of millions for a lifetime.

©2009 Lawrence Janesky (P)2012 Lawrence Janesky

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  • TheDocterWhoanger
  • 28-03-16

Fantastic Perspective

This is a book That I enjoy listening to over and over again. I like how the author weaves in a narrative with the point he’s trying to make. But also the message of long term investment and not just thinking short term.

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  • Aaron
  • 02-08-21

Powerful and Salient

Many books speak to you and the journey you are on in life. Although there are many journeys in many domains in this life, one’s professional journey is an important one. This book speaks to that for those that have started a business and struggles with it.

As you read a book a second and third time, more truths avail themselves to you. After a few more times you see that although there are many pursuits, professional or otherwise, when done well those pursuits - or the journey to master them - are mostly the same.

Wonderful book.

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  • Paul Szymanski
  • 08-10-20

Great

Great book for entrepreneurs.
Highly recommend to those looking to expand their thought process.
Thank you

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  • Bruce Northcraft
  • 26-03-20

Second time listening to it

I still got emotionally upset. If you are a contractor that’s been in business for 30 years like we have the story truly hits the nail on the head. This is definitely a must read or listen to

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  • Christian Papp
  • 30-01-20

Easy, enjoyable listen

My cousin is a very successful business owner (3 businesses). I’m five months into my first and it’s been consuming me. The stress and way I’ve been processing my thoughts/spending my time led me to not enjoy the month of December at all. Usually it’s my favorite time of year. What makes that worse is that I have three kids under four so my mindsets kept me from helping them make the same special memories I had of Christmas seasons past. I asked my cousin for some advice because I was miserable and he recommended this book, saying he listens to it once a year. I was not disappointed and will listen to it a second time on my long drives.

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  • Dan
  • 01-07-19

Great book in story and content

The story is well written and communicates the businesses principals with excellence. The reading is easy to listen to and executed perfectly. I highly recommend this book to any business CEO or owner

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  • Scott McIntosh
  • 03-03-19

Great story with real value!

This book made me re-think my business and make changes that are growing my biz. Jun story too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-18

Really enjoyed the book!

I listened to most of the book in one day! I will listen to it again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-08-18

A Must Read for Every Contractor

Contracting is a hard gig. We all have horror stories about the contractor who just couldn't get his stuff together and either ended up broke or ended up compromised because he did his clients wrong in an effort not to go broke.

This is an engaging story that teaches life lessons to contractors while also delivering concrete steps to avoid being "that guy". It is possible to serve homeowners, maintain your integrity, and make a great living! This book was my first step in learning how.

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  • Tyrone Auston
  • 04-07-18

This story was absolutely wonderful.

This story was so well put together, the lessons on how to grow the person behind the business and how to manage the business itself. So many great lessons woven into the story. Thank you Larry for sharing and reinforcing lessons learned. I ran across this at the time when I'm starting a new contracting business with similar goals and aspirations as Troy. This is right on time.