I won't give the book away because honestly I couldn't. It is so indepth that I wouldn't really know where to begin. One exercise that I believed was truly powerful was for the reader to imagine their funeral. You then picture 4 types of people getting up to say a few words. One person from your family, one friend, one person from your work, and lastly someone from the community. What words would you want these people to use to describe you?
Once you can really imagine and see yourself how you want others to see you then you can start working on being that person in those facets of life.
I started off by making a chart like the one below.
Under each category I though of five things I would want to go under each one. It really was quite difficult. After awhile this is what I finally came up with.
As you can see there is not one for Service/Community. This is one area in my life where I am currently lacking. Although this hasn't always been the case it currently is. I'm going to make this area of my life a mission. It took doing this exercise to realize how uninvolved I am in my own community.
I'm going to print out these three pictures and put the family one in my bedroom where I can see it, the friends print in my car, and the work one at my desk. These are going to make great reminders of what I want to strive to be each day.