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Succeed On Your Own Terms: Lessons From Top Achievers Around the World on Developing Your Unique Potential

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2006

    SUCCESS IS ONLY A PAGE AWAY

    This book was written for anyone committed to improving their career - It's for leaders, executives, managers, HR people, and for EVERDAY people just looking to get the best out of themselves. Its focus is on finding your own definition of success and then building on that until you become your definition. Through the telling of the success stories of individuals like Ben Vereen (Broadway Star), Muggsy Bogues (shortest player in the NBA), Roger Staubach (Cowboys Quarterback), Jeffrey Lurie (Owner of the Philadelphia Eagles), Sonny Barger (Hell¿s Angels), Governor Jon Corzine and many many others in the first half of the book, Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney help readers find a definition of success that is most relevant to them. The remaining half of the book is the road map for developing and utilizing your definition of success to ultimately become that definition. But, the best part of the book is the first chapter. It relates the story of Herb Greenberg, who after going blind at the age of ten due to an inner ear infection, refused to be subjected to ¿normal¿ blind training. He knew that in order to be successful in a ¿seeing¿ world, he would need to function the same as anyone with sight. So he went to regular school (although he did learn to read Braille), and claims to have never taken a single note in all his school days ¿ from elementary to Ph.D. He graduated from New York University with a Ph.D. in psychology and went on to create Caliper Corporation, where he created and developed the most accurate personality assessment test offered around the world. Of all the success stories in the book, his is the most inspiring. This is the book for the person sitting in a cubicle entering numbers all day every day because they just don¿t know what else they would want to do! It¿s for college graduates who aren¿t quite sure what they want out of life. READ THIS BOOK and figure out what you want, where you want to go and what your definition of success is before you get started! (The book also comes with a Caliper Personality Assessment worth over $200. The answers will surprise you!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    Shining Examples -Their Way Can Be Your Way !

    Succeed On Your Own Terms is packed with an amazing assortment of stories from which every reader can benefit. Whether rich and famous or even poor and obscure, everyone can see from these examples the importance of discovering their defining qualities and recognizing their own defining moments. In fact, a free personality test is included to help you create your own definition of success ¿ so you can, as the title says - succeed on your own terms! The book features extensive interviews with nearly fifty top achievers, and the profile of one its co-authors, who just happens to be blind, is especially inspiring. In each conversation the subject¿s key strengths are revealed, often in truly surprising ways, and the lessons to be learned range from down-to-earth practical to concepts that verge on the Utopian. In short, Succeed On Your Own Terms is a great read and, at the very least, visiting just one of these outstanding achievers before bedtime each evening is bound to enhance the dreams you can take with you out into the world the next day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    Redefining Success for Myself

    This book gave me a new perspective on how to define and achieve success in life. By recognizing their strengths and doing what they love, the people interviewed achieved incredible things that really made me think about my own goals. Now, I'm planning on taking the free test the authors provide to help readers uncover their own strengths. It's really great to read something that challenges you so much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2006

    GREAT STORIES - HELPFUL

    Check this book out for useful advice if you're unhappy in your job. You may not be aware of some of the personality traits that are holding you back. This book offers up 19 traits you can easily identify with and perhaps get your career back on track. It also offers a free personality assessment that a bunch of large corporations use that is quite helpful. The stories that illustrate each trait are terrific - fun reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    Why are you just sitting there?

    This book makes you wonder why you¿re wasting your time at a job where no one appreciates you or values what you do. Instead, you need to listen to your inner voice and make some changes. Everyone should feel that they are doing exactly what they should be doing, and the people featured in this book give you lots of food for thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    Insightful Advice Told Through Awe-Inspiring True Life Accounts

    The advice on how to find your own definition of success that Herb and Patrick provide in Succeed is something we all can use - both personally and professionally. And the free assessment that they offer is incredibly insightful - and definitely worth the time to take! The true life accounts contained in the book, including some by big names such as Roger Staubach, the legendary Congressman John Lewis and Ben Vereen are without a doubt awe-inspiring, but some of my favorites are by those less known, including Samuel Pisar - Holocaust survivor who became a prominent international lawyer and advisor under President Kennedy. I highly recommend reading this book, you will not be disappointed.

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