Skinny on Willpower: How to Develop Self-Discipline [NOOK Book]

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Ninety-nine percent of those individuals who achieve their goals do so not because they are especially talented, intelligent, good-looking or even lucky, but rather because they find the courage and guts to act in pursuit of their dreams and persist against setbacks.

Willpower - the strength to act, or forbear from acting in the pursuit of a gaol - is a critical determinant ...
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Skinny on Willpower: How to Develop Self-Discipline

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Overview

Ninety-nine percent of those individuals who achieve their goals do so not because they are especially talented, intelligent, good-looking or even lucky, but rather because they find the courage and guts to act in pursuit of their dreams and persist against setbacks.

Willpower - the strength to act, or forbear from acting in the pursuit of a gaol - is a critical determinant to success.

With any goal, there are times when action is needed ("I should go to the gym") and times when forbearance is needed ("I should not have dessert"). What happens between one's thought and one's response is the result of one's willpower, or lack thereof.

Our team digested every piece of media we could find on the subjects of willpower and self-discipline, synthesizing 56 sources into a 156-page book. We spoke with professors and researchers. We interviewed highly successful people - movie and TV celebrities, professional and Olympic athletes, well-known politicians, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and successful entrepreneurs.

Our goal is to teach you all that we have learned. We hope that by doing so, we will give you ideas for adapting your behavior in the development of the willpower you may need to achieve your personal goals.
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Editorial Reviews

Michael Dunford
"The Skinny on Willpower is a five-star book... a quick and compact, easy to read guide to help readers embrace the power of will in their lives ... a must for anyone who wants the best tool in getting anything done in one's life ... ."
Steven Stewart
"When I finished this book, I was literally overcome with goosebumps at how simple it all seems to turn things around for the better and to put it in one simple phrase; it just involves a positive mental attitude. I feel like I've been inspired to make a change instantly, but I know that if I just jump right in there, then I've not learned much from this."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984139316
  • Publisher: Rand Media Co
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: The Skinny On Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 316,203
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Randel, a graduate of the Columbia University College and Law School, has made his living as an entrepreneur. During his 30-year career, Jim has been the lead investor in many real estate and business deals.

Jim has been a guest speaker at Harvard and NYU Business Schools, annual conventions for national organizations, and investor sessions in every large city in the United States. He has also appeared on numerous networks as an expert on investing. Recent engagements include ABC, CBS, Fox, Fox Business and BetterTV.com.

Throughout his career, Jim’s passion has been to teach and write. His first book, The Real Estate Game (CCH), was published in 1986 and received national recognition from investors and critics. From 1988 to 1990 he was a daily commentator on the Financial News Network (now CNBC). In 2006 he wrote Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur (McGraw-Hill) which reached #1 in several Amazon categories.

In 2008 Jim founded RAND Publishing which, under the imprint, The Skinny On™, publishes a revolutionary line of illustrated non-fiction books.

The first book in this series, The Skinny on the Housing Crisis, was awarded First Prize in the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book competition sponsored by NAREE, a group of 600 journalists who cover business and finance. This was quickly followed by 7 more titles: The Skinny on Willpower, The Skinny on Credit Cards, The Skinny on Success, The Skinny on Real Estate Investing, The Skinny on Direct Sales, The Skinny on Time Management, and the newest in the series, The Skinny on Persuasion.

Jim lives and works in Westport, Connecticut with his wife Carol. They have four grown children and two grandchildren.

For more information on Jim Randel, go to: www.jimrandel.com .
For more information about the Skinny on series, go to: www.theskinnyon.com .
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  • Posted July 14, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Skinny on Willpower!

    This fun, quick easy read was filled with great information for anyone wanting to know more about willpower and self-discipline! I recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Simple and helpful

    I liked it a lot. Will power and discipline is key to your goals and tasks. It takes consistent effort to make it a HABIT. Just be aware what your unconciously saying no and saying yes to. Its a struggle at times but eventually you will win the battle. Just put a lot of effort. Good luck !!

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    2 page sample!!! What a joke!

    Just check this in the library or read in the store. All you get in the "sample" is the cover and copyright page.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    The Skinny On Series...

    Nothing worth having is ever easy but if take the time to create a better you - everyone and everything around you will prosper from it especially you.

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