The Goodwill Jar

Reflections on Leadership and Legacy

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Pub Date 09 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 09 Jan 2024

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Everywhere we go, every minute of every day, there are opportunities to leave people and places better than we found them.

Too many people today aren’t sure of their purpose in life. They don’t know what their values are or where to draw strength in this unprecedented time of increasing egotism and self-interest. The Goodwill Jar contains wisdom gathered over decades of practicing positivity and generosity. Nick Rowe shares the basics of what it means to be a servant leader with a foundation of values and a vision for the greater good in the world. He shows how having faith in God and surrendering to His plan brings peace in even the worst of times.

Join Nick, his family, and his friends as they reflect on how our choices affect every relationship we have, whether it be with our family, coworkers, neighbors, classmates, and even strangers. No matter what your belief system is, there are life and leadership lessons for everyone in these pages. 

Everywhere we go, every minute of every day, there are opportunities to leave people and places better than we found them.

Too many people today aren’t sure of their purpose in life. They don’t know...

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On the cover it says that this book covers reflections on leadership and legacy, however I felt it was much more about being a good human being. Kindness, understanding, communication and just downright doing right by others. The chapter on value and investing in personal relationships for example reminded me that no matter what position I hold in an organization, I still should be able to add value through my responsibilities.
For anyone looking to be better, do better by themselves and others, this is one of the books to read- it includes reflection questions at the end of each chapter to help narrow down on what you could improve on.
Thanks Netgalley for the eARC.

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The Goodwill Jar was positively wonderful. It gave light to more than work. It spoke of friendships and relationships collectively. I plan on buying copies for our grown children and friends. I adore how in-tune Nick Rowe is to real life situations and how he addresses the hard parts while focusing in on ways to be successful and kind. I already have referenced “adding to the jar” to family, friends and patients. One kind gesture could be the only one a person receives in a day, be the good in the world. This book encompasses exactly that.

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The Goodwill Jar is a lovely, feel-good read. Rowe's book is personal and it's clear that he is passionate about leadership and making lasting impacts on people. The concept of the "Goodwill Jar" did not exactly resonate with me in ways that I was hoping, but this book is still wonderful regardless. This book is for you if you are seeking guidance in leadership/the workplace, developing your life purpose, and overall wanting to make this world a better place.

All opinions are my own. Thank you NetGalley for the eARC. Full review and more will be published to on or after Jan. 9th, 2023.

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This is a heartwarming and thought-provoking novel that captures the essence of kindness and the power of generosity. Each chapter unveils a new story, highlighting the ripple effect of kindness and its ability to transform lives. From helping a struggling mother to inspiring an elderly man - the jar's influence reaches far beyond what anyone could have imagined.
What sets "The Goodwill Jar" apart is Rowe's storytelling. The author's writing style is engaging and captivating, pulling the reader into the lives of each character. The characters are well-developed, relatable and authentic. They go through struggles as any real person would and the community around them is both heartwarming and inspiring.
This novel is touching and uplifting - it reminds us of the importance of the goodness of humanity. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking a heartwarming tale with a lasting impression.

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