The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss--or Life--Throws at You

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Almost everyone plays the blame game. If we despise our work, we blame our manager or organization for its inability to recognize our genius. If our personal life is a disaster, we blame our spouse, partner, the economy, or even our ancestors.

The No Excuse Guide to Success shows you how to stop this destructive pattern of making excuses and blaming others. You'll learn the ...

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Overview

Almost everyone plays the blame game. If we despise our work, we blame our manager or organization for its inability to recognize our genius. If our personal life is a disaster, we blame our spouse, partner, the economy, or even our ancestors.

The No Excuse Guide to Success shows you how to stop this destructive pattern of making excuses and blaming others. You'll learn the tools and techniques to:

Make life-altering changes in how you approach your career and your life.

Start believing in yourself.

Own your choices and break down self-created barriers to success.

Embrace uncertainty and stop being afraid to win.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601632128
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/22/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,430,791
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


A sought-after trainer and personal power speaker for the past 15 years, Jim "Mr. Energy" Smith, Jr. has delivered his message that we have the power to radically change the direction of our lives to thousands of individuals throughout the world. Jim spent 16 years working in corporate and consulting leadership positions for a wide variety of industries. He currently serves as a faculty member for Rutgers University and is president and CEO of JimPACT Enterprises. Jim's previous motivational books include: From Average to Awesome: Lessons for Living an Extraordinary Life and The Masters of Success (coauthored with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, and others). Jim lives in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 19

Preface 23

Introduction: No More Excuses! 29

Winning Way 1 Own Your Choices 45

Winning Way 2 Focus on Positive Outcomes and Expect Success 73

Winning Way 3 Embrace the Uncertainty 87

Winning Way 4 Do More With Your Best 103

Winning Way 5 Listen With Three Ears 119

Winning Way 6 Remove Self-Created Barriers 133

Winning Way 7 Pursue Your Passion, Not a Paycheck 147

Winning Way 8 Give Up "Right-Fighting" 167

Winning Way 9 Avoid the "Taking Credit" Trap 187

Winning Way 10 Live With Urgency and Purpose 207

Conclusion: Your Next Steps 223

Appendix: Give to Live Journal Pages 227

Notes 239

Additional Resources 245

Index 247

About the Author 253

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