Retreat to Success: Living Your Life on Purpose
By: Bill and Billy Moyer and Amber Fogarty
Foreword by Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO, The Dwyer Group
Retreat to Success is a story about taking the time to slow down and find your life’s purpose. It’s a story of a retreat leader and two retreatants who spend time reflecting on what matters most.
Retreat to Success is about seeking, and hopefully finding, clarity. Open your mind and heart to the story of three people, all in different stages of life, who go on a retreat and find themselves.
How do you find your life purpose? The Retreat Leader told the participants about his four step process to determining what you are being called to do. The four steps are:
- Look at your talents and abilities. What gifts have you been given? You have been given those gifts for a reason. They are keys to living out your purpose.
- Look back on your life stories. Everything that has happened in your life up until now has been training camp for what’s next.
- Find a good coach. Often you need someone to provide you with accountability and direction. The right coach can do just that. The right coach will help you realize your purpose.
- Find quiet time to reflect. The busyness of life gets in the way of finding your purpose. If you can find quiet, you can find your purpose
“Retreat to Success is clever, refreshing, relatable, and inspiring! The authors did a masterful job taking 30 years of Bill’s experience and learning and the years of Amber’s and Billy’s learning to create a treasured resource for anyone and everyone who is fortunate enough to get their hands on a copy of the book.”
Dina Dwyer-Owens – Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group
“Retreat to Success is an exploration on self discovery. While your purpose in life can, and will change, you will never know where you are meant to be without investing in seeking your path. This book is a good read that will make you think deeply about where you are and where you want to go.”
Thom Singer – National Speaker & Author of nine books
“Retreat to Success is a significant tool of inspiring personal stories that encourages you to “keep living your life on purpose” and make a difference. I have learned that discovering your life’s purpose is more about the journey than the destination and you must choose this path on purpose….everyday. The teachings of SOS Leadership have profoundly changed my way of thinking, working, and living.”
Stephanie O’Banion- CEO of the Belton Chamber of Commerce
“Early in my career I was inspired by reading the likes of Zig Ziglar and Stephen Covey – both of whom propelled me toward doing more and doing better. Now in my early 50’s, I have once again been inspired by Retreat to Success mostly because it has helped me focus on the WHY of what I am doing. I believe that if I continue to invest my time and energy in the ideas that this book recommends, the 3rd quarter of my life will be more productive than ever.”
Don Christian- Dean of the College of Business at Concordia University Texas
“Retreat to Success is concise, accurate, and direct. Bill & Billy Moyer and Amber Fogarty remind us to keep our focus on the important aspects of life: What Matters Most! Summers Mill is proud to be the setting of this book!”
Richard Wood – Executive Director of Summers Mill Retreat Center
“Retreat to Success” is a powerful testimony for all of us of what ‘success’ really is and what it takes to get there. If you want to make a difference in this life and leave a lasting legacy, then you need to read this book! You can easily do it while on retreat.”
Alan Graham- President of Mobile Loaves & Fishes
“The best thing about “Retreat to Success” is that it puts forth, in plain and simple ways, a plan for success in life. It will speak to people of all walks of life and of all ages, reminding them what they already know: Success means living the life God intends you to live. While so many people find the answers to life’s questions to be elusive and complicated, this book shows that the answers lie within us all along. Take time to read and reflect. Find a good coach who will be honest with you. Set goals and work to achieve them. Go for it!”
Fr. Bill Wack, Pastor at St. Ignatius Catholic Church