I hit rock bottom. That’s when I surrendered and miracles started happening.
The Success Paradox:
How to Surrender and Win in Business and Life
Imagine you’ve hit rock bottom and are told you have just one month to live.
What would you do?
Gary C. Cooper let go. He surrendered control and his life changed forever. Six years later, healthy and happy and immensely successful in business and life, he wrote The Success Paradox to help others learn how to surrender and win, without having to hit rock bottom.
In The Success Paradox, Gary shares his journey through pain, guilt, loss, fear, and failure to an ultimate triumph that reveals what’s possible when we quit trying to run the universe and engage with the intelligence that already is.
Brimming with wisdom that can only be gained from profound experience, The Success Paradox provides a detailed blueprint for applying the lessons Gary learned to transform stress and fear into enjoyment and ease. “Relaxed productivity” is Gary’s new normal and the astounding results of his fundamental shift speak for themselves: success on every level.
Surrender and win: learn the formula, embrace the lifestyle, enjoy a new experience.
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Through riveting anecdotes and hard-won insights, we discover a new path to success, worlds away from being a workaholic or a ‘do-aholic.’ Inspiring lessons and practical recommendations for living a passionate, purposeful, and balanced life.
Gary and I share a passion for servant leadership, although our stories are very different. My passion was with coffee, as Starbucks Coffee Company’s President of North America for twenty-one years; Gary’s passion is with health care Read More
at Palmetto Infusion. His book offers the inspirational story of how he discovered and realized the “success paradox” in his business and life, in a way he didn’t expect. I highly recommend this book to anyone, no matter what business sector you are in, if you want to become a better leader and create healthy success in your life through humility and service.
For the past thirty years I’ve watched the mental health crisis ravage my loved ones, my employees, and my own well-being, all because of pursuing traditional success. I‘ve had a long career Read More
as a leader in the creative industry, and this is the first time somebody neatly upends everything you might consciously or unconsciously believe about success—that it requires hard work, that you can’t have it all, that you’ve got to focus on profit at all costs, that your health and that of your employees are not important. This book is a literal life saver. It’s full of inspiring stories and practical lessons, with a clear roadmap to breaking free and charting toward our own paradoxical success stories. This is a vital read for postpandemic leaders.
Having pushed hard to be successful as a player and coach, I could relate to success at all costs. But, as this book points out, what is success without a life full of love, family, and friends?
Former lacrosse coach, UNC Tar Heels
“As a doctor, author, documentary filmmaker, professional speaker, and change and communication skills business consultant, I’ve repeatedly witnessed the toll that the drive for success takes on motivated people Read More
and businesses. The authors redefine success by rightly putting health first, for individuals and for organizations. That truly is paradoxical thinking, particularly because they can demonstrate how financially profitable this has been. For anyone wanting to achieve big things, this book will prove itself an invaluable difference maker.
I can totally relate to the author. I’ve accomplished many of the goals I set for myself as a young man—scholarship sports, world travel, meaningful relationships, a life of creative endeavors, and financial success. Read More
But to the degree that I was drawn into the world of business and finance without my youthful love and creative drive, I inevitably lost my grounding and peace of mind. Those challenges made this book much more than an inspiring read for me, it’s an experience—an interactive virtual workshop with exercises and online materials that guide me out of that lonely fearful world and back home. For anyone else suffering from too many hours in a loveless business state of mind, keep reading!
How different our world might be if The Success Paradox were required reading for every young man and woman as they set off to make their mark on the world. What if we dumped the paradigm of success Read More
as an achievement earned at the loss of happiness and health, to discover success as a personal expression of integrity that earned us both? After four decades as a ‘successful’ architect I am ready to go back to the drawing board for round two!
I hit the wall early and rejected the traditional success story in my twenties, becoming a leader in several NGOs and progressive political campaigns. I totally relate to Cooper’s amazing story and predict that Read More
this book will inspire many readers into a deep inquiry of what true success would be for them and will launch many ‘turnarounds’ into service-first enterprises of all kinds.
I was the founder of what grew to be a large architectural firm responsible for innovative buildings scattered across the US (you may have seen some in Las Vegas). I know my dad (who had told me, Read More
‘If you’re not working, you’re a bum’) was proud of my achievements. Success is rewarding, but it typically comes at a steep price. My loving wife convinced me to retire at seventy-two. It took two years of therapy to be okay without a twelve-hour workday. I wish Gary and Will had written this book sooner. But it’s not too late to benefit me or you.
The Success Paradox blends a compelling memoir with a practical guidebook, taking us on a journey from the ashes of a devastated life through to the phoenix rising. A self-described workaholic, Read More
do-aholic, and alcoholic, Gary Cooper hit the wall hard. When given just one month to live, he let go to the fire of trauma and used it as a force for profound transformation. He shares his hard-earned footholds on the way to sustainable success. While the arc of this hero's journey was literally deadly serious, Cooper and Wilkinson have crafted a book with humor, inspirational reflections, and practical exercises that show us what is possible when we come home to our true nature, surrender to something larger than ourselves, and walk through our dark night to become a light for others. This is a guidebook you will want to carry with you on the rugged road of life toward true success, sourced from the ground of being.
Founder, Mysterial Woman, Author
Knowing Gary for fifteen years, I have had a front-row view of his personal and business trials, tribulations, and successes. His positive transformation in all aspects of his life has been phenomenal.Read More
His disarming personality attracted me to him. I think his best traits are being genuine, honest, transparent, and a wonderful listener. I learn something of value from him every time we speak. This book will help nurture a much-needed movement supporting mental wellness, and the business leadership ideas and tools that Gary promotes are invaluable!
Retired Chairman and CEO, AutoZone
The Success Paradox is not the typical ‘how to succeed’ book or the typical ‘this is how I succeeded’ book. Instead, it is an invitation to share a faith-filled story of a life full of lessons learned by someone Read More
striving for success in the traditional manner. Upon reading this special book, the reader just might not only go about seeking success in a far different manner, but they just might also completely change their personal definition of success in its truest form.
Combining Gary Cooper’s remarkable life story with a set of practical, hands-on, and at times counter-intuitive tools and tips, results in a wonderfully rich and valuable life / business framework that can Read More
benefit many. Independent of age, gender, education, profession, ethnicity and religion / tradition, The Surrender Paradox shows how to create tangible abundance and purpose that come from releasing ourselves to a greater power for the highest service to all. This offering comes at a special time for our species to realize its potential to experience our collective consciousness by exploring that which unifies us as being far greater than what is perceived to separate us.
Founder/CEO, Kilowatt Capital and co-founder, Coongie!
For me, there are three things that seem to flow so freely from Gary’s writing and his current approach to his life and leadership: authenticity, humility and wisdom. The Success Paradox gives us a glimpse into Read More
the transformational journey that resulted in these remarkable qualities. These qualities did not suddenly appear. They emerged from a place of brokenness, learning how to surrender and the rich discovery of a faith that has reshaped Gary’s identity and purpose. Get ready to be rocked to the core by the exposure o the temptations and traps that seek to destroy each of us when we reach for the promises of success. The joy will come as you see the light of the courage, commitment and consistency that is possible for those who crave ameaningful life of significance.
Implementor, The Entrepreneurial Operating System
Speaking Programs on the Paradoxical Path to Success
Gary C. Cooper | Palmetto Infusion Services | The Carolus Group
Gary C. Cooper is the Executive Chairman of Palmetto Infusion Services. Gary is also the Founder, President, and CEO of The Carolus Group. For over two decades, Gary’s ground breaking work has made the difference for patients, clients, and communities. Gary is the author of The Success Paradox, a thoroughly novel blueprint for personal and corporate success without compromising values, health, or relationships.
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