Discover Your Sweet Spot: The 7 Steps to Create a Life of Success and Significance

Discover Your Sweet Spot: The 7 Steps to Create a Life of Success and Significance

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by Scott M. Fay
     
 

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To create an effective space, landscapers must design, build, and maintain that space. To create an effective life, we must design, build, and maintain that space too. Discover Your Sweet Spot equips you to create the life you want. Using a landscaping metaphor and written in a conversational tone, author Scott Fay reveals seven proven steps that enabled him to

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To create an effective space, landscapers must design, build, and maintain that space. To create an effective life, we must design, build, and maintain that space too. Discover Your Sweet Spot equips you to create the life you want. Using a landscaping metaphor and written in a conversational tone, author Scott Fay reveals seven proven steps that enabled him to achieve a unique blend of personal and professional success.

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ISBN-13:
9781614485933
Publisher:
Morgan James Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
154
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Scott Fay is a student, practitioner, and teacher of leadership and business practices. His content is hewn from the experience of acquiring more than a dozen failing landscape businesses and rolling them into two industry-leading organizations, building a commercial real estate portfolio, and partnering with the John C. Maxwell Certification Program. As the Vice President of the John Maxwell Team, Scott Fay is a speaker, trainer, and author committed to growing himself and the people around him. Scott is passionate about creating effective leadership environments.

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Discover Your Sweet Spot: The 7 Steps to Create a Life of Success and Significance 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scott Fay is one of the best teachers I've had the pleasure to sit under. When he's teaching I write pages of wonderful takeaways, and walk away knowing I have grown internally. So, naturally I'm thrilled he has written this book which is chock-full of life changing nuggets. This is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book if you are trying to discover your “Why?’.  It will give you a step by step way to find a purpose for your life that you can be passionate about but more importantly Scott guides you to create the plan so that you can truly find your SWEET SPOT.  But one of the important things is that Scott will guide you through the roadblock that will come up.  It is great read and practical advice that can help anyone who wants to grow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to redesign your life?  Read this book!  Can't put it down once you pick it up. Totally actionable if you really want to make some changes and start living in your sweet spot! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of books written to teach self development, discovering and accomplishing your life’s purpose, but I have never related to the message as much as I have Discover Your Sweet Spot. I was amazed at how deep the insight, experience and material was, but even more than that I was able to relate to the stories and the author. I enjoyed learning how Scott was able to chronicle his journey and development into a well documented and inspiring book that really inspires me and gives me a sense that I can do it too. I know I will re-read and share the valuable lessons and insights I have gained from this book. I sincerely recommend reading this book and passing a copy along to someone you care about so they can also benefit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've lost your way in life or are just unsure of where to go next, read this book. It's a practical & easy to read book that'll help restart the fire in your gut. My only regret is that I didn't read this 15 years ago back when I was a senior in high school!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DOES DIESEL FUEL AND DIRT REFLECT YOUR SWEET SPOT? Probably not! However it does for Scott Fay because it reflects his down to earth attitude and the lessons he has learned in building multiple businesses. His personal growth journey will definitely help you as he shares both his wins and losses (learning opportunities). Most importantly, his simple stories and illustrations will stick with you so it will be easy to remember the important concepts he shares with you. When Purpose (what you are meant to do) intersects with your Passion (that for which you are willing to sacrifice, what excites you) and has a definitive Plan to bring it about, YOU WILL SUCCEED! And you will have found your Sweet Spot! Scott Fay is a highly successful landscaper, entrepreneur, coach and down to earth philosopher. His genius lies not in the process he sets before you (though it is brilliant), but in the questions he asks of you. And some of those questions, though seemingly simple, are extremely deep. DON'T OVERLOOK THEM OR GIVE THEM A CASUAL GLANCE! They can pull you back from the brink. Many fail to succeed because they've never fully committed, don't understand why they do what they do, or have a plan that is too complicated. The beauty of Discover Your Sweet Spot is that it is simple while thorough. Who knows, in the end you just might appreciate diesel fuel and dirt. After studying this book, I know I do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book with easy to understand and apply principles. This one will go down as a classic. There is a special feel when you hit the sweet spot, this book has that feel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"If we're casual, we'll just experience casualties." That line hit me upside the head like a 2 X 4, but in a good way. This book helped me to see where I was settling for less than I deserve and it outlined a 7 step process to help me create and re-create a better plan for a more optimal, authentic life. The conversational tone of the book and the author's stories and analogies make it an easy read with a lot of heart. This is the book I am giving to my friends and colleagues to read this year. Highly recommend it as a graduation gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple - Practical - Genuine. I highly recommend Scott M. Fay’s book Discover Your Sweet Spot. Three words best describe this book: Simple, Practical, Genuine. Scott weaves his personal story and his professional experience into the process of creating a life of significance. The lessons are lessons from real life. The steps are actionable. The stories are raw and motivating. If you are looking to discover your sense of purpose in life than this is one book you want to get. Scott lives these truths day in and day out and they are the principles his business is built upon. Discover Your Sweet Spot … Simple … Practical … Genuine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is highly practical and empowers the reader to take positive steps toward working within his/her passion and purpose. Scotts easy going style makes this book a pleasure to read as you learn how his experiences have taught him the very concepts and action steps that he places before you. The steps in this book can easily be applied both in our personal lives, and in organizations that we are part of. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scott Fay has been a mentor of mine for years. Now to see his teaching come together into a very simple to read and apply book has been great. For me the best section is the mid-course corrections. I find that so many people get hooked and committed to a plan and even though the plan is not working, they are not willing to make a change. This section outlines very simply how make this mid-course corrections.  This really had me reflect and take a deep look at how I react during those situations that do deviate from the plan…and some of it was not very comfortable. However, taking the look and evaluating, now gives me the ability to change. Thanks Scott
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so relevant and practical!! As you read this book, you don't feel like you are reading, but rather you will feel like Scott Fay is talking with you about your life. He shares his real life experience and examples as he guides you through the seven steps to create a life of success and significance. This is one book I will be reading multiple times as it is packed full of golden nuggets!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This may be one of the most impactful books I have read. Scott takes the seemingly overwhelming concept of defining your life's purpose and passion, and creating a plan to live them, and simplifies that concept with logical and easily understandable analogies to every day life. I was fortunate to receive an advance copy, and although I have already gone through it three times, many more times are to come as each time through reveals something new to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"SPOILER ALERT" By reading this book and applying the simple messages contained within, your life will get better.....Scott Fay has written a book that is easy to read, easy to comprehend founded on personal experience of a life in leadership. I loved the personal feel to the book and the lessons contained within are ignited by the touch and emotion of the story. A home town feel, but one that resonated with me at a level that made it simple to put into place in my way. Thanks Scott for sharing... your words of wisdom, they have created an impact already within my life and i look forward to more.-Tony Curl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You Had Me at Grape Bubble Gum. Darren Hardy says it well: "I only read and endorse books by people who are the living proof of their message." There are people who write books because they've read books, and there are people who write books because they've worked, pushed, and forged a path to success that others want to learn. Scott Fay is the latter. When he says you can apply his principles to build a successful business, it is because he has done it. When he says you can find your sweet spot and live a life of fulfilling purpose, it is because he is doing it. In his stories and illustrations, you can see and feel and taste the elements of his success in such a tangible way that you begin to sense your own ability to succeed as well. You experience this from the very first sentence, "Grape bubble gum changed my life." And as he relates the story of going from being a highly successful business owner to pulling weeds with tears trailing through the dust on his face, you may be wiping tears from your own eyes as well. You cheer as he comes back to be CEO of that very business. And you learn very vividly the importance of staying in your sweet spot. It is real, relatable, and provides solid principles and methods on which to build a successful business and fulfilling life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Discover Your Sweet Spot: The 7 Steps to Create a Life of Success and Significance is a one of a kind book. If you want to be successful then you should read this book. In a simple, yet profound manner, Scott Fay lays out in 7 steps concepts that if you will put to practice will guide you to finding and achieving your goals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scott's style of writing is simple and easy to follow while at the same time hitting on many profound concepts.  I found myself highlighting and tabbing so many parts of this book to apply, share, and teach. This book is one you will pick up over and over again because of the universal nature of the sweet spot system. Thank you Scott!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LIFE IS SWEET: Scott is a remarkable man who is living a remarkable life. Scott’s passion for life and his caring nature resonate throughout this landmark guide to personal and professional success. Scott weaves warm and emotional laden stories along with the significant lessons he has learned along his personal journey. Then he presents a powerful & logical framework for his readers to achieve their own “Sweet Spot.” Embrace this book as your guide to breakthrough achievement in 2014.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maintaining an atmosphere creates an environment that produces growth and that is exactly what Scott Fay's book, "Discover Your Sweet Spot" does. If you want to take your life, your leadership, your career, and your faith to a deeper level then you owe it to yourself to read this book. Scott is not only giving you principles to think about, these are steps he has learned from his personal experiences while on a journey to discover his own "sweet spot."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you looking for a way to Intentional grow yourself in the coming year?  Then , this is the book that you have to read.  Scott's idea are simple and easy to follow but will make lasting changing if you follow them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Discovering Your Sweet Spot is an inspirational, yet practical book on how to align your purpose, passion and plan to intentionally live out the life of your dreams. Scott provides relevant examples of how he has applied these timeless principles to his life and his business to create a life of success and significance. This is a book that I will read again and again to refine my leadership skills and to shape my life. Thank you Scott for translating your life work into a system that sets us all up for success through living in our sweet spot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most people know who they want to be, what they want to be, however many let life get in the way instead of using their experiences to move them down the road.  If you desire to do more, become more, give more, this system is for you.  A roadmap to bring a balance and clarity to your life that will unleash a potential in yourself you only dream existed.  Scott Fay will walk you through his 7 step 3 phase system to a better life personally and professionally.  Hope isn’t a strategy, this system is.  Take a walk with a man who has kicked a lot of stones on the road to success.  Discover Your Sweet Spot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Success in Seven Steps: Yes - as my title says - This book gives you simple and practical 7 steps to find your "Sweet Spot" - seven steps packaged into 3 main blocks Design, Build and Maintain. The book is energizing as it gives you great practical ideas for personal transformation. A great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only have I read the book, Ibut have marked it, dog-eared it, and high-lighted it. Scott brings a certain grace and peace of how hard work, determination, and asking questions brings not only success to your life but significance. Scott brings to light the lesson of appreciation and depreciation; not only in material things but the value of who you are! I would have to say my favorite part of the book is at the end when all is wrapped up to: start planting now. Even though it may seem too late, it is never too late to start planting, growing, and leaving a legacy living out and within your Sweet Spot. A true treasure, I would give you the page numbers for the above but let's call this my gift to you. . .and find the treasure of Discovering Your Sweet Spot to you. ~ Tracy Worley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like reading personal development books and will often have four or five sitting on my bedside table as I alternate between them for inspiration. "Discover Your Sweet Spot" by Scott Fay is not like the others... I devoured this book from cover to cover as I put aside other books to absorb the wisdom within it. It helped me to find my 'special sauce' and put together a plan to create that successful and significant life that I am seeking. If you're stuck and looking for a helping hand, then I'd encourage you to put aside your other books and pick up this gem. You'll probably devour it in one sitting and savour it for a lifetime!