Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality and Business

The Dalai Lama once said, “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.”

David Howitt partially agrees with this statement. He says, “What the planet really needs is successful people, CEOs, influencers, entrepreneurs, and those in commerce who are peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

We need to integrate business with beauty, and we need commerce to collide with compassion. This is the Power of And™. It is integration, and is necessary for us to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. It is what allows us to become the heroes of our own life stories.

Heed Your Call has come at just the right time––a time when we many of us are searching for more meaning and value. We recognize we should be living more mindfully and with more authenticity, yet we struggle because we live in a capitalistic society where most of us are householders. We have mortgage payments, and children to put through college. We need to make sure we have hot water and that we can put gas in the car. Beyond these modern-day necessities, we also want and desire the finer things. We want creature comforts and it is not wrong for us to do so, but we are not meant to put all of our attention there. We are meant to integrate. We are meant to be seekers And crush it in the business world. We are encouraged to enjoy lives of abundance And be soulful and grounded in purpose.

No longer is it enough to simply be a good parent or a successful executive. No longer should we accept being a soulful and centered person or an abundant professional. Commerce, our communities, and the world require us to be both. Living from this place of And is what makes us heroes.

Heed Your Call is a modern-day manifesto that speaks to all of us. It is for the innovator whose creativity is stifled, the job hunter losing hope, the spiritual seeker afraid of financial success, and the professional who no longer feels connected and fulfilled. “Life is not an either/or prospect—you can have it all,” says entrepreneur and author David Howitt.

Armed with an uncanny ability to understand the lifeblood of a fledgling entrepreneur, Howitt, a business mentor who has closely guided companies and Fortune 100 leaders, has a proven track record of helping small business owners distill their passion and use it to grow the brand to its maximum potential, creatively and financially. He shares the stories behind his and others’ unique success and how they’ve achieved such by implementing what he calls 11 Tools For Transformation.

He suggests it is these tools of empathy, trust, empowerment, unity, manifestation, and others that lead us to inner happiness and result in greater abundance, peace and success in our lives.

Inspired by anthropologist Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey,” Howitt accompanies readers “along their journey to help them bridge the gap between commerce and their heart-centered desires. We all have the extraordinary within us, waiting to be released.”

He shares his uncompromisingly honest personal experience and examines the foundation-altering paths taken by some of today’s most impressive entrepreneurs on their way to becoming heroes of their own lives. Endorsed by acclaimed business author, Daniel Pink, ABC Executive Producer, Lara Spencer, and Brian David Johnson––Futurist for Intel (among others), Heed Your Call is THE book for our time––it is a modern day Alchemist and just as Paulo Coelho’s timeless book does, Heed Your Call has the capacity to change your life.


Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality and Business

By David M. Howitt

Beyond Words/Atria; February 25, 2014

$24.99; 192 pages

ISBN: 978-1-58270-484-5

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