way to achieve their dreams.
Jim Randel has spent thirty years studying the subjects of willpower and self-discipline. He has read every book or article on the subject, he has listened to all the CDs. He has spoken with the experts. He has interviewed superstars in the movies and TV, athletics, politics and business. This book is the conclusion of his studies. In a book that can be read in about one hour, the reader will gain an incredibly valuable understanding of how to boost his or her willpower. This book will take you to a new level of insight into why some people are able to achieve their goals and dreams and others are not.
The Skinny on Willpower is a review and analysis of the subject of self-discipline . . . the only separation between mediocrity and excellence in one's pursuit.
Join others who are following the lives of Billy and Beth - normal in all respects except one: they just happen to be stick people.
About the Author
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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the skinny on willpowerhow to develop self-discipline
By JIM RANDEL
RAND PublishingCopyright © 2010 Jim Randel
All right reserved.
IntroductionWillpower - the strength to act, or forbear from acting in the pursuit of a goal - 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.
Freud described the mind as "an arena, a sort of tumbling ground, for the struggle of antagonistic impulses," and that's the reason people need willpower. At times, we all find it hard to take appropriate action in the face of competing pressures, impulses or temptations.
In doing our homework for this book, we read or listened to everything we could find on the subjects of willpower and self-discipline - books, articles and CDs. We spoke with professors and researchers. We spent hours online looking for insight. We interviewed highly successful people - movie and TV celebrities, professional and Olympic athletes, well-known politicians, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and really rich entrepreneurs. Our conclusions are the results of both personal experience and all that we learned from others.
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.
So get comfortable. Give us about an hour to read about Billy and Beth's struggles with the willpower they need to accomplish their goals. We hope that at the end of your read, you will have a better sense of the topic and will thereby be a little closer to the achievement of your own aspirations.
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What People are Saying About This
"Don't let the stick figures fool you - The Skinny On Willpower is a funny book that offers up some seriously good information on how to declutter your brain and discipline yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals. Jim Randel will have you laughing and thinking at the same time. A very enjoyable read!"--(Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This fun, quick easy read was filled with great information for anyone wanting to know more about willpower and self-discipline! I recommend it!
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 !!
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.
Just check this in the library or read in the store. All you get in the "sample" is the cover and copyright page.