The Suited Monk: Finding Your Life’s Purpose and True Happiness
The Suited Monk lives within all of us, an empowering new book about life purpose, true happiness, and self-discovery and practical philosophy.
In today’s society, many of us struggle to experience lasting happiness and contentment and find little purpose or fulfillment in our work and day-to-day lives. Modern society exerts a constant, subtle pressure to conform to the expectations of others, and to seek a version of success that is acceptable to the people around us but that does not necessarily meet our own most heartfelt needs and desires. Even if we manage to reach certain goals, the happiness they bring us rarely lasts long.
Because of this dynamic, some of us suffer deeply and experience a huge gap between the life we really want, with a deep feeling of joy about who we truly are, and the reality of the life we actually have.
By learning to synthesize your intuition, happiness, love, purpose, and life force (represented by your inner Monk) with the external world of success and achievement (represented by the Suit you wear), you will be able to close the gap and tap into the vast abundance that exists within you, both in your professional life and personal relationships. You will be able to minimize anxiety, stress, and problems caused by old, habitual ways of thinking and feeling.
Raf’s step-by-step guide–which includes The Life Journey Model® and GAP visual model, developed both from his personal experience and from time-honored teachings–will enable you to easily identify and discover your own life path and to explore pertinent self-questioning paradigms, such as “What is my purpose in life?” and “How can I live a truly fulfilling life and have a happy and satisfying career?” Or more simply, ”How can I fully align my deepest desires and wishes, and flourish in today’s world?”
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Suited Monk Leadership: Leading with Wisdom and Purpose in a Complex and Uncertain World
In a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, how can business and organisational leaders be true to themselves and the people they lead? Suited Monk Leadership helps to provide the answer by showing how people can embark on a journey of discovery in which they can live and lead with authenticity of practical philosophy and wisdom.
Suited Monk Leadership explains how you can close the Gap that exists between the real ‘you’ (the Monk) and your social identity (the Suit) so that you can be a more authentic leader able to inspire others with vision, values and purpose.
For business people, Suited Monk Leadership contextualizes the broader business challenges faced by leaders in a VUCA world. Research insights and case stories of leaders, famous and unknown, deal with self-management, interpersonal communication, intuition and practical philosophy and wisdom.
This is a book of purpose to inspire good leadership for a better world.
- Your Suit And Monk
- Close The Gap
- Intuitive Decision-Making
- Trust The Flow
- Enhance Values With Virtues
- Touching Hearts When Communicating
- Motivate With Purpose In Life And Career
- Big Vision – High Performance
- The Wisdom Of A Suited Monk
The Suited Monk Leader is well-equipped to meet the challenges in a VUCA world, to rise above petty self-posturing and a fearful concern for self interest. The Suited Monk Leader is a leader of poise and gravitas as well as a humble leader.
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“The Suited Monk is a book for NOW. Raf‘s distinctive, easy to read narrative captures the essence of “the truth” contained in the ancient spiritual traditions in a way that’s relevant for today. This is a must read for all Suited Monks and Nuns on “Life’s Journey”
Senior Vice President – Greater China, Mead Johnson Nutrition
How to manage life is the challenge. Raf Adams demonstrates that happiness in life is attainable every day by understanding how we respond to the inner and external journies. This is a book that can liberate the soul.
Professor Mike J. Thompson
China Europe International Business School, Shanghai
At some stage of our lives, we inevitably reach certain crossroads – whether in our careers and personal lives – and this can present huge challenges and uncertainty. Raf’s book gives clarity, guidance and certainty when confronted with such challenges and is a “must-read” for anyone seeking direction, fulfillment and enrichment during their life journey.
Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong
We live in times of great uncertainty but Raf provides us with great possibilities through his Life Journey Model. This model helps you to see where you are in your life and what is the best journey for you to take. Raf’s model will challenge you and take you to a new place of self awakening. Raf’s ability to tell his story and to then use the model to build a greater life for himself is truly inspirational and will motivate readers to do the same. A great read.
Former CEO, International Coach Academy
Raf Adams’s book The Suited Monk, has been, and remains, one of the most useful tools helping me to understand, locate and orient myself in the various situations, challenges and circumstances my family and I face. Raf and his works are a constant point-of-reference and source of guidance, insights and inspiration in my life. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a more meaningful and happy life to read The Suited Monk.
Dr. Dounald Thomas
Professor of International Marketing/Management. Guangzhou, China
Original and in honest, this book captures the Life Journey workshop perfectly and is highly recommended as separate reading or as complimentary follow up to one of Raf’s workshops. I found this book so helpful (Simple language and model, to a complex topic, easy to read, truly a knowledgeable book) that I have already recommended numerous to both read the book and participate the workshop.
Chairman of the Danish Chamber of Commerce South China
“Everyone who wants to enjoy life to the fulliest should read The Suited Monk. Raf’s Life Journey Model is a simple yet brilliant framework to help us understand why joy is not deducted from material wealth and we should strive for inner peace and happiness. Reading The Suited Monk, I rapidly identified my own journey to bridge the gap between the inner and external world, which I will now accelerate to the fulliest.
China Europe International Business School, Shanghai
The suited monk “speaks” to you. Written in an engaging, conversational style, the weighty matter of finding your life’s purpose has been decoded and broken down into some simple, easy to practice steps. Raf’s life journey model has been drawn from his and his workshop participants’s rich (and real) experiences and this is what makes it powerful and convincing.
HR Director, R&D, Greater China at Unilever