Accumulated Insight: A Collection of Life Lessons

Accumulated Insight: A Collection of Life Lessons

by Stuart Valentine

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A fun compilation of valuable words of wisdom that will surely help you maneuver through life no matter what stage you are in.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543909524
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 09/10/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 512 KB

About the Author

This is Stuart's first book. Stuart started his career in the sports and sports marketing industry. He also worked for over a decade in the financial services industry. He founded and now runs an event management company that focuses on unique, high-end corporate events. He earned a B.A. from Yale University. He has an awesome wife and two terrific kids.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Failure Is a Necessary Ingredient to Success 5

Chapter 2 Understand the Past, but Don't Focus on It 9

Chapter 3 Annie Had it Right 13

Chapter 4 A Clearing Shower 17

Chapter 5 Trust Your Gut… It Knows 21

Chapter 6 Communicating Is Key 25

Chapter 7 Know Your Audience 29

Chapter 8 Live Your Whole Life Like Others Do in the Final Years of Theirs 33

Chapter 9 "Keeping Up with the Joneses" Has an Adverse Effect on the Quality of Your Life 35

Chapter 10 Focus on the Little Things to Separate Yourself 37

Chapter 11 In Order to Have Good Friends You Have to Work at It 39

Chapter 12 The More You Appear to Want Something, the Less Likely You Are to Acquire It 43

Chapter 13 Don't Let the Chickens Out in the First Place 47

Chapter 14 It Pays to Be Well-Rounded 51

Chapter 15 Beware of the Proud Peacock 55

Chapter 16 Stop Trying to Get Everyone on the Same Side of the Seesaw 59

Chapter 17 A Bird in the Hand Is Worth… a Bird in the Hand 61

Chapter 18 Honesty Will Set You Free 65

Chapter 19 The Culpability Test 67

Chapter 20 Underestimate No One 69

Chapter 21 Speak Softly… Listen Loudly 73

Chapter 22 Simplify Your Life 77

Chapter 23 Not Everyone Has a Calling 81

Chapter 24 Everything Has a Pro and a Con 83

Chapter 25 For Every Peak There Is a Trough 87

Chapter 26 Stay Away from Those That Bring You Down 91

Chapter 27 Hitch Yourself to the Right Star… but Be Careful 93

Chapter 28 Be Beholden to No One 97

Chapter 29 Sometimes the Fat Lady Just Doesn't Sing 101

Chapter 30 Never Bet on the Pacesetter 107

Chapter 31 Learn to Hit the Curveball 111

Chapter 32 Resist the Path of Least Resistance 113

Chapter 33 Swim Downstream, Not Up 115

Chapter 34 Timing Is Not Everything, but It Is a Major Factor 119

Chapter 35 Beware of Hubris 123

Chapter 36 Optics Matter 127

Chapter 37 Sometimes You Just Have to Roll the Dice 131

Chapter 38 It Takes Many Years to Build a Reputation, but Only a Few Seconds to Ruin It 135

Chapter 39 Never Take for Granted the Chips You Have Already Won 141

Chapter 40 You Are More Adaptable Than You Think 145

Chapter 41 Don't Ever Try to Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole 149

Chapter 42 Patience Pays 153

Chapter 43 Hedge Your Bets 157

Chapter 44 Be Known for Who You Are and Not What You Do 161

Chapter 45 Focus on Those Things That Actually Move the Needle 165

Chapter 46 Come to Terms With Your Weaknesses 169

Chapter 47 Don't Believe Everything You Read or Hear 173

Chapter 48 When in Doubt, Take Money Out of the Equation 177

Chapter 49 Don't Forget Those That Have Laid the Groundwork for You 181

Chapter 50 In the End It's All Up to You 185

Bonus Chapter 189

Acknowledgements 195

About The Author 197

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