|About the Book|
While there are countless self-help books explaining what you must do to become successful, there are few describing the mistakes you should avoid on the road to success. I have discovered six scenarios you should eliminate from your life in order toMoreWhile there are countless self-help books explaining what you must do to become successful, there are few describing the mistakes you should avoid on the road to success. I have discovered six scenarios you should eliminate from your life in order to become successful. No matter what your vocation, occupation, or interest may be and regardless of whether it is in your career or personal life, steer clear of these six pitfalls if you want to attain success.Lots of people would like to have an impressive six-pack. It might be the six-pack the young lady playing beach volleyball has attained or the one the ripped guy working out at the gym is sporting. Hey, it might even be a six-pack of imported beer you got through a friend in Belgium! While these six-packs might be enviable, the six-pack of scenarios I’m going to reveal throughout these pages does not turn anyone green with envy. Quite the opposite.Oftentimes success depends not on what one does, but rather on what one does not do. Isn’t this one of the reasons we study history? Did one of your parents ever tell you they just wanted you to learn from their experiences and mistakes? Ever heard a coach say that if we avoid mistakes, we’ll win the game? Errors are frequently a part of the game, but minimizing those errors increases our chances for winning.Such is the essence of this book: learning how to eliminate the bad habits that reduce your chances for success, whether in business, sports or in your personal life. Eliminate bad habits, and the opposite characteristics that allow one to be successful are more likely to occur. As late actor and comedian Mickey Rooney once stated, “You always pass failure on the way to success.” Don’t let a missed ground ball mess up the rest of your game!These six chapters are short and to the point. Isn’t that the way you like the preacher to be on Sunday morning? Don’t tell me how to build a watch, just tell me what time it is! Give me the nitty gritty- I’ll fill in the blanks and details later. We all lead busy lives and are bombarded with far too much information. Facts come at us fast and furiously. You’re probably used to grabbing the most important concepts from this avalanche of information- so I’m sure you’ll get the gist of these points quickly and apply them accordingly.Success can be measured at many different levels. You don’t have to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, MVP at the Major League level, or President of the United States to be considered successful. In fact, many people have positively impacted other’s lives, run successful businesses, been responsible citizens, accomplished financial and personal success, and been respected by others without being labeled the top dog. Regardless of their level of attainment, it would be fairly safe to say that these successful people have avoided most of these six scenarios on their road to achievement. The focus of this book is to show you how to sidestep these detrimental characteristics so you can achieve your personal version of success.Please invest a short period of time to read this book, whether during a coast-to-coast flight, a leisurely Sunday afternoon or during a conference call! If you have read my author bio, you’ve seen it’s possible for a person from a plain, simple and moderate background to obtain moderate success, at least by this book’s definition. The points I will address in the following pages are not intended to be insulting to the reader nor boastful about the author. They are intended to give credence to the fact that if you can avoid these habits, you can achieve success (at least by certain definitions). In the end, I hope you will feel your time reading this book was well-spent!