Book Giveaway and Interview with Rick Shurtz

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With Start Good Things, Robb Overholt and I along with our team from Gateway Church in Austin want to maximize the efforts of the entrepreneurs and artists who are making a positive difference in our world.

In this episode, we interview Rick Shurtz, a pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. Robb and I came to know Rick during his years serving as part of the pastoral staff and teaching team at Gateway Church in Austin.

Rick is also the author of the inspiring and incredibly helpful Freebird: Work Free. Live Free.

From the book cover:

According to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction Survey, only 48.3% of US workers are satisfied with their jobs. This is down from 61.1% in 1987. This trend is affirmed by Gallup who reports that nearly 70% of American workers are “not engaged or actively not engaged” in their work. Add to this that the American Institute of Stress reports that job stress is “far and away the major source of stress for American adults,” and that it has “escalated progressively over the past few decades.” Clearly, there’s a problem with the way we approach our work.

Through a page-turning, easy-to-read story, Freebird addresses key questions at the intersection of our work lives and our spiritual lives. What do we really want? How do we thrive in the midst of turbulent corporate cultures? What were we made for? With both wisdom and wit, Rick Shurtz offers thought-provoking insights that will not only impact the way you approach your work but will influence the way you approach your life.

For a chance to win a free copy of Freebird: Work Free. Live Free., be one of the first 4 people to email with “Freebird Giveaway” as the subject. Be sure to include your U.S. mailing address.

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