When Glenn R. Burkey was 49 years old, after building two multimillion-dollar businesses, he reached two startling conclusions about himself: First, he didn’t know why he’d done it. Second, he hadn’t found the fulfillment he assumed success would bring.
Thus began a 25-year journey of self-discovery and personal and professional development that led Glenn to his present career as a business coach, where he helps people get their lives and their livelihoods unstuck.
In this book, he’s distilled his journey into easily accessible lessons about professional enrichment, best practices, leadership, and the idea that a successful business should give its owner a lifestyle, not a life sentence.
Glenn R. Burkey grew up in northeastern Ohio during the 1940s and ’50s in a converted summer cottage that often didn’t have running water or heat.
After high school, he joined the Marine Corps. During his service, he studied through correspondence schools.
Returning home to Ohio after his enlistment ended, he took a job in construction and attended night school. Twice, he built multimillion-dollar businesses without the benefit of knowing why he did it.
This book is the culmination of a 25-year journey to personal and professional fulfillment.