For anyone who struggles to balance life, family and career while communicating without conflict, At the End of the Day is a must-read book.
Gasping and clutching his chest on the floor of a French hotel room, Lewis Senior - the workaholic, who later went on to co-found the international coaching company Equilibria - believed he'd taken his last breath on earth. On that day he made a bargain, vowing that if given another chance, he would change everything about his life that had brought him to this moment of crisis.
In a story about one life changing instance, you will discover that:
- unhappiness is a choice,
- suffering is optional, and
- circumstances are meaningless,
But how you choose to respond makes all the difference.
"Your story is truly moving and inspiring, and you have affected my life by sharing yours with me. It truly was a pleasure." --Kami Craig, US Women's Olympic Water Polo Team, 2012 Gold Medalist
"Thought-provoking, emotionally potent, and ultimately uplifting, At the End of the Day belongs in every corporate headquarters and high school library. This is one of those books that has the power to make a real difference." --Joni Rodgers, NYT bestselling co-author of Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer
"The story of how Lewis and Laura learned to become the wonderful team that they are today is instructive of the power of personal growth. At the End of the Day is not a business book although there are many lessons for business. It is a story of personal growth both for two individuals and a family." --J. David Payne, Vice President Drilling & Completions, Chevron Global Upstream
"I highly recommend At the End of the Dayfor anyone who wants to understand the inner thoughts of an adolescent daughter, for parents who work constantly on balancing the professional and personal.... At the End of the Day reminds us in any moment where a decision is needed, the choice is ours." --Dr. Rosalinda Mercado-Garza, Principal, Southwest Middle & High School
About the Authors
Lewis M. Senior is the co-CEO of Equilibria, a global coaching company focusing on effective communication, applied leadership, personal and team development, and risk management and mitigation. Formerly, Lewis spent 29 years with the world's largest oil-drilling company. Tapped to be the drilling company's spokesperson and representative to 18,000 employees located all over the world, Lewis took on a grueling schedule that led to the physical and emotional breakdown detailed in At the End of the Day. How he was forced to face his choices - and change them for the better - is the core of the story he wants to tell. It is a story for anyone who ever thought he had it all and yet could never seem to find the right work life balance.
Laura Senior Garcia is Equilibria's Product Development Manager, a senior coach, and Lewis' daughter. Laura joined Equilibria at 19. Since then, she has been on a continuous learning journey, acquiring a vast amount of experience and key skills that have enabled her to become a lead member of the Equilibria Executive Management Team. Now in her mid-20s, her duties include everything from worldwide facilitation of seminars to coaching teams to business development. However, it is her personal journey that became one of the inspirations for At the End of the Day. How Laura, with her father's coaching, went from being a rebellious, resentful teenager to a dynamic, fulfilled young woman is an inspiring example for both parents and their teens.
At the End of the Day
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a life-changer!
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2015
I recommend this book to anyone finding themselves in conflict with the day to day - work, family, and self. Lewis Senior shares the secret to being in control of your own happiness, and making sure you aren't contributing to the unhappiness of others.
Wendell P. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting trip in the life of a father and daughter
Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2012
This is the story or more to the point an adventure of a father who becomes lost and how he is found by a revelation within himself. IT is also how a daughter reacts and feels about the happenings of her father and what it prompts her to do. In many ways both of their perspectives are true of any father/daughter relationship and I find myself reassured that I was not the only person who felt this way. IT is a revelation, and a clever weaving of how all of the thoughts in a family come in the end from the same tree. An interesting book and a remarkable take on life.