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The Wealth Creator's Playbook

A Guide to Maximizing Your Return on Life and Money

by John Christianson

 

Someone becomes a millionaire every 30 seconds in the U.S.

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March 2019

Praeger

Pages 161
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Business/Finance, Investments and Banking
  Psychology/General

An advisor to many of today's most successful wealth creators explains how to align your values with your wealth, including the ways in which it is earned, managed, and spent, to maximize both wealth and personal fulfillment.

Money is something most people fantasize about: if only financial independence became a reality, then life would be easier and more fulfilling. Wealth creators soon discover that while money provides incredible opportunities, it can also bring unexpected consequences: isolation, relationship challenges, and a lack of purpose that are often by-products of achieving financial success.

Wealth is a gift that involves practical, psychological, and spiritual stewardship. Wealth creators desperately need advice they can trust to maximize, not just manage, the gift of wealth. Drawing on wisdom from John Christianson's 25 years of experience advising some of the most successful wealth creators in the country, this book explores money emotional intelligence, roadblocks around money and relationships, kids and money, generosity, identity, and aligning your values with your money. The Wealth Creator's Playbook is the go-to guide for individuals who are chasing financial success and the richness of a deeply fulfilling life.

Features

  • Answers the call from the new crop of millionaires who are concerned not only with financial wealth but also with having a personally meaningful life
  • Speaks directly to the needs of a new breed of wealth creators in one integrated volume
  • Addresses the unique challenges that come with rapidly building assets from the dual perspectives of practical financial management and personal fulfillment
  • Provides the services of a life coach to wealthy readers, allowing them to reap some of the same benefits as the author's many successful and happy clients
Author Info

John Christianson is founder and CEO of Highland Private Wealth Management, a boutique financial life management company in Bellevue, Washington. For more than 25 years, John has managed the financial lives of some of the most successful wealth creators in the country, including executives at Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nike, and Facebook and has acquired unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for wealth creators. John is a CFA charterholder, a CPA-Inactive, and a certified professional coach with the International Coach Federation. He is also the host and creator of The Wealth Confidant Podcast.

Reviews/Endorsements

Endorsements

"The Wealth Creator's Playbook offers critical insights and advice that will make life happier and more fulfilling for anyone climbing the ladder of success."—Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"John Christianson's 'playbook' for wealth creators is an eminently practical and enlightened guide to understanding our relationship to money, the relationship of money to the many other things we value, and how all of these assets—or blessings—can be maximized for a life of true abundance and wealth." —Whitney Johnson, Thinkers50 Management Thinker and Best-Selling Author of Build an A Team and Disrupt Yourself

"The Wealth Creator's Playbook will help you maximize your return on life and invest in what really matters: dreaming bigger than you thought was possible!"
—Bob Goff, Founder of Love Does and New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does and Everybody Always

"Because we're all human, money can complicate our relationships, consume our focus and even derail our happiness. John Christianson is on a mission to help wealth creators ask and answer the question, 'What's my life for?' The answers in this guide, a money book with tremendous heart, will help you maximize your wealth and your life."—Howard Behar, Former President, Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International, and Author of It's Not About the Coffee and The Magic Cup

"The Wealth Creator's Playbook offers a unique mix of sound advice for those at various stages of wealth creation and guidance on how to examine the meaning and effects of money on every aspect of your life. For people confronting the wealth bubble and overwhelmed with the task of managing it all, John Christianson offers a candid, pragmatic approach to maximizing wealth and fulfillment. The book is a valuable and insightful resource for executives, entrepreneurs, and their families."—David Zapolsky, General Counsel, Senior Vice President, and Secretary at Amazon.com

"The Wealth Creator's Playbook offers a unique vision of true wealth: a life of passion, purpose and understanding the meaning behind your money. If you've ever wondered, 'What's the money for?' look no further. I've known John Christianson for over ten years, and he is the ultimate guide to aligning your values with your wealth and expanding your vision of what's possible, with the end-goal of maximizing your impact on the world."—Paul Shoemaker, Founding President, Social Venture Partners International and Author of Can't Not Do

"John Christianson's approach to wealth through the unique lens of deeply held values and discovering your highest calling encourages wealth creators to construct a life that really means something, putting your money where your heart is."—Ida Cole, Former Microsoft Vice President, Founder of Seattle Theatre Group

"The Wealth Creator's Playbook is a significant resource for anyone experiencing the emotional and practical bumps in the road that come with building a company and wealth. We embrace John Christianson's vision of a 'life fully lived,' using the power of wealth to impact others for good. The tools offered in this book will inspire you to find greater purpose in your own success."—Scott & Ally Svenson, Founders of MOD Pizza

"John Christianson's expertise in wealth management, combined with his role as a life coach, make him uniquely qualified to offer both practical money advice and deeply personal prescriptions for a more healthy and fulfilling life. This book will inspire you to think deeply about your definition of success, how money affects your relationships, and how to align your money and your values. The Wealth Creator's Playbook has opened my eyes to the relational and spiritual implications of wealth and inspired me to maximize my resources to live fully and pursue a higher purpose."—Charles Meyers, CEO of Equinix, Inc.

"John Christianson's expertise in wealth management, combined with his role as a life coach, make him uniquely qualified to offer both practical money advice and deeply personal prescriptions for a more healthy and fulfilling life. This book will inspire you to think deeply about your definition of success, how money affects your relationships, and how to align your money and your values. The Wealth Creator's Playbook has opened my eyes to the relational and spiritual implications of wealth and inspired me to maximize my resources to live fully and pursue a higher purpose."—Fred Smith, President, The Gathering

"John Christianson uses an unusual blend of intellect and vulnerability to guide all of us with the gift of wealth into the larger questions of meaning, purpose, and wholeness. If you are wondering why wealth has not brought the joy you are seeking, you will be blessed by this book."—Kendra VanderMeulen, Former Technology Executive; President, NCF Northwest

"In John Christianson's book, you will learn how to maximize your own happiness through creating wealth not just for yourself, but also for helping others. Each one of us is born with a passion, and if you follow the advice in this book, your life's passions might even change the world—or at least a life. Christianson goes deep into what true happiness is. This book is a gift, well worth the time to read, learn from, think about, and act upon."—Carrie Morgridge, Author of Every Gift Matters

"John Christianson's perspective on the relationship between money and success is perfectly in touch with today's world. As he says so powerfully, the scorecard for success has changed from being mostly about income/wealth and now includes intangibles such as purpose, relevance, impact, relationships, etc. This is a must-read book for the person who knows that life is about much more than money."—Kelly Kay, Global Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

"As wealth creators, we've experienced firsthand how money can complicate relationships, impact your children, and feel overwhelming to manage. John Christianson shares incredible insights that have influenced the way we approach wealth: from a place of purpose and meaning. His mission is to help wealth creators flourish, because of who you are, not because of your money."—Steve & Patty Fleischmann, Community Leaders/Philanthropists

"John Christianson unpacks the very real issues that often accompany growing wealth, including practical complexity and relational issues, and asks his readers to invest in their life portfolio, not just their financial portfolio. John's expert advice will benefit anyone struggling with the practical, emotional, and spiritual implications of wealth. His ultimate goal is to help successful wealth creators find joy, meaning, and purpose, or as John puts it, begin 'living fully.' John's vision for a richer life is inspiring!"—Barry Rowan, CFO of Gogo, Inc.

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