Dear Success Seeker: Wisdom from Outstanding Women [NOOK Book]

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An inspirational collection of original letters written by remarkably accomplished women to future generations of success seekers

When facing obstacles to her own success, Michele R. Wright quickly discovered how valuable it is to have success warriors in your life who can inspire and guide you. With this in mind, Wright assembled luminaries from the entertainment, arts, ...
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Dear Success Seeker: Wisdom from Outstanding Women

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Overview

An inspirational collection of original letters written by remarkably accomplished women to future generations of success seekers

When facing obstacles to her own success, Michele R. Wright quickly discovered how valuable it is to have success warriors in your life who can inspire and guide you. With this in mind, Wright assembled luminaries from the entertainment, arts, business, and sports worlds to offer words of inspiration and invaluable advice to those seeking victory in their personal and professional journeys.

In these original pieces, the eighty-three contributors -- representing a diverse range of age, background, and experience -- share intimate stories of the challenges and triumphs, adventures and mishaps they faced that marked the road to their achievements. Mae Jemison, MD, the first female African-American astronaut, cautions that "'You can't' and 'You have to' are two deadly phrases that are stumbling blocks for many success seekers," and encourages those seeking success to "remain curious and inquisitive." Tennis great Billie Jean King suggests, "Use your talents to win, not only for yourself, but for generations to come." These women and award-winning actresses Shirley Jones, Ruby Dee, Mo'Nique, and Phylicia Rashad, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Nobel Prize winner Rosalyn S. Yalow, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, and entertainer Patti LaBelle are just a few of the many women offering such pearls of wisdom.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Readers will find much inspiration and encouragement in this collection of letters to those seeking their own sense of accomplishment and personal definition of success." — Booklist

"If you are seeking success and searching for your purpose in life, this is the book for you." — The Tuskegee News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416571216
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,332,644
  • File size: 412 KB

Meet the Author

Michele R. Wright, Ph.D., is an award-winning electrical engineer and pharmaceutical sales specialist. Her well-received research on successful female executives has served as inspiration for this book. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband.

Camille Cosby is a producer and educator. She coproduced the Tony Award-nominated Having Our Say, which won a 1999 Peabody Award for television, and has also served as executive producer of numerous film projects.

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Mary Aaron
First Lady,
Bibleway Community Church

Dear Success Seeker...

Success is like a traveler setting out to reach a particular destination. She starts out traveling the maximum speed limit. But the road is not straight. She has to reduce her speed for curves, loops, speed bumps, construction sites, caution lights, and maybe a brief delay due to a flat tire. These might slow her down, but with the determination to reach her destination, she does not dare give up. She must keep traveling. The saying is true, "a quitter doesn't win, and a winner doesn't quit."

Success comes in cans. "I can, you can, we all can," especially when we put trust in one God. My personal experience comes from stamina, loving people, respecting others, willingness. These traits were put in me as a child.

Life has many struggles, and in the midst of your struggles, the goal may seem unreachable; but you'll be fine if you pop the trunk of your intuition, put on that spare tire of strong determination, and make sure that you check the oil of perseverance in your engine. Put your complete trust in God to do the driving, and you will surely be successful.

Sincerely,

Mary Aaron

Copyright © 2009 by Michele R. Wright

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    wow

    full of great words! read it and you-ll not regret!

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    lovely

    Dear Success Seeker have a depth and richness to them that go far beyond superficial success. The messages get to the real heart and soul of success, which is

    the mastery of one's self and one's life and the fulfillment of the God-given potential that lies within the soul of each individual.

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    The True Meaning of Success

    I am very honored to be among the women featured in the book "Dear Success Seeker," which includes advice from such remarkable women as:

    --Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks
    --Actresses Della Reese & Shirley Jones
    --Faith leaders Joyce Meyer & Reverend Johnnie Colemon
    --Tennis champion Billie Jean King
    --Philanthrophist & Educator Camille Cosby, Ed.D
    --Oprah Radio & Oprah Show personality Gayle King.

    I have read countless books on success over the years and many of these books focus just on material success.

    However, the messages in the book "Dear Success Seeker" set it apart because they have a depth and richness to them that go far beyond superficial success.

    The messages get to the real heart and soul of success, which is the mastery of one's self and one's life and the fulfillment of the potential that lies within each individual.

    My success letter, and many of the letters featured in the book, touch very much on the deeper aspects of success, including the psychological and spiritual components of success.

    To me, success is so much more than material success or achievements. Yes, it is great to set goals and to achieve these goals, however, it must never be done at the expense of one's personal integrity.

    Many people attain riches, success and great achievements in the eyes of the world, but live with self-doubt, self-hatred and feelings of unworthiness. Many people achieve success at the expense of others and in direct conflict with their own conscience about what is right and wrong. This can drive them to use alcohol or drugs or to engage in soul-numbing activities so they don't have to feel the emotional pain, discontent and unease they have at a deep level.

    As Camille Cosby states in the book, "I have seen numerous people put their work ahead of family or loved ones and eventually pay a tremendous price"....and...."the fear of emotional intimacy is a success bankruptcy. We must cultivate deep relationships to achieve good success."

    Another key point brought out in the book is that it is important to follow your own individual path and not try to be something that you are not. Gayle King says "So many people spend their lives trying to work out somebody's else's plan, instead of figuring out what works best for them. Stick with you plan, instead of looking at what she's doing over there because her life seems to be great."

    As Rosa Parks says in her letter in the book, everyone can succeed at something in life. She states that "Success is knowing that we are all leaders of something in life."

    Every woman of every age will find some some message in this book that will resonate with her because of the great diversity of contributors from all walks of life.

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