An Insightful and Inspirational New Book 

Lessons from Life: Four Keys to Living with More Meaning, Purpose, and Success 

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“Steve’s book draws you from one page and story to the next. I found the writing to be magnetic, sentence after sentence. The communication is clear and deep; nothing hidden, so painfully honest. The message about life and purpose, consistent and growing, illustrated through struggles, victories, and defeats that are so real.”

—Arthur F. Miller, author of The Power of Uniqueness, How God Shapes Our Lives, founder of People Management Inc.

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In Lessons from Life, Steve Darter distills years of wisdom and experience into a compelling and concise narrative, as engaging as it is inspirational. . . Truly a life-changing book!

—Robert Rex Waller, Jr., Associate Professor of Writing, University of Southern California; playwright, author, singer, and co-song writer for the roots band “I See Hawks in L.A.”

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“. . . Steve gently provides the outline, palette, contours, and framework of an image of 'the purpose of a life' that resonates deeply and, upon reflection, results in a compelling basis for the reader to complete the picture for his or her own life.”

—David T. Emott, retired CFO, Ensign-Bickford Industries; author of Practitioner’s Complete Guide to M&As

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“. . . a useful guide packed with insights for all of us who want to live life to the fullest! This book reveals an amazing, intelligent, and proven way to discover your life’s purpose.”

—Dick Staub, nationally syndicated broadcaster and founder of The Kindlings; author of  About You: Fully Human Fully Alive

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". . . I found myself laughing at times and shedding tears of emotion at others. I literally couldn't put your book down after I started it . . . Everyone who reads this will benefit from its honest self-reflection and will be inspired to find the hidden strength their life journey has to make them better people.”

—Kenneth Klepper, Cofounder, Chairman, and CEO, ReactiveCore; former President and COO, Medco Health Solutions, Inc.; business board director, U.S. Department of Defense; and board of directors, U.S. Naval Institute

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“. . Steve incisively mines his life’s experience to come to a deep understanding of his own meaning, purpose, and truth, and simultaneously equips us to do the same.”

—Greg Baumer, senior vice president and chief growth officer, naviHealth; co-author of God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

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“. . . Steve offers us the powerful reflections that have emerged from his own life story. . . Steve shows us how to acknowledge joy in the journey of doing what we were designed to do and being who we are meant to be. . . This is a book you will read, reread, and gift to others.”

—Zara F. Larsen, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Engineering, Werner International POC GmbH; former President, the Larsen Group

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“Steve’s engaging life stories—each with important lessons for all—point to the
imperative of finding one’s unique design and purpose to be fulfilled. . . This book will move you in that direction.”

—Robert C. Andringa, PhD, President Emeritus, Council for Christian Colleges
& Universities 

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“This concise and richly illustrated book is a must read for anyone interested in improving performance and enhancing motivation at work. Whether the focus of your interest is on yourself, your direct reports, or coaching others how to realize rewards from their work efforts you will find sage advice throughout this book from one of the premier career consultants working today.”
--James W. Fairfield-Sonn, Ph.D.,
Dean, Barney School of Business, University of Hartford
Managing Yourself, Managing Others addresses the very core of managing and presents the finest tool I’ve seen that promotes human development within the work place.”
--Joseph Carlone
President and General Manager, Linemaster Switch Corporation
"One of the most amazing things I’ve seen as a manager. We have integrated this into the fabric of Medco; its impact has been enormous and a key factor in our continued success"
--Kenneth Klepper
President and Chief Operating Officer,  Medco Health Solutions, Inc 
"A truly impactful approach to understanding business and personal motivations and success factors”
--James E. Miller
Executive Vice President, MassMutual Financial Group
“Regardless of where you are in your career: just starting out, somewhere in the middle or nearing the end this is a must read book. Your performance, the performance of your team, and the performance of the organization will dramatically improve if you apply the principles contained in this book. If you’re not excited and energized after reading this book check your pulse”
--Richard G. Barnaby
President and Chief Operating Officer, Kaiser Permanente



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