The Skinny on Success, Why not You?

Posted by Dr. Patrice Smith

"Know then, that the world exists for you. For you is the phenomenon perfect. What we are, that only we can see. All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can therefore your own world." ~ Ralph W. Emerson, Nature (from The Skinny on Success: why not you?)

I had the privilege of getting my hands on a pre-released copy of a series of The Skinny on... books. It's called The Skinny on Success, Why not you? 
As the name suggests, the book breaks down how each and everyone of us can be successful (whatever it is success means to us). It’s a delightful and entertaining read that employs a very easy-to-digest, straight forward format. It is really unlike the typical books on success, or any book for that matter.
As you may imagine, I've read my share of inspirational/success-how to... books, but never have I come across one that was so concise. It is narrated by the stick figure Jim Randel (who happens to also be the author) who takes us through the lives of  Billy and Beth (other stick people like the one you see on the cover of the book above). He uses these people to take the reader on an insightful journey into what it takes to achieve one's goals and become successful, while at the same time giving advice, conveying theories and corroborating these theories with real life stories of some of the most successful people today. The format is much like the story books we read as a child-but not quite, enabling anyone of any age group to enjoy this read. In this book that takes approximately 2hrs to devour, you're given the raw facts. Nothing is sugar coated. Success, as some of us know, isn't something that occurs over night but what comes about as a result of a combination of hard work, willpower, patience and perseverance...

If you are tired of reading books that are just filled with the bromides "you can do it!," "You can  be anything you want to be"... I recommend you give this book a try. It not only offers validation and inspiration but a REAL insight into what it REALLY takes to MAKE IT!

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  1. Geist Bites said...

    Interesting. It's certainly an option.

  2. Senor T said...

    I browsed a copy of this book. From the little i've read,it makes me want to read the entire book. I am going to purchase right now.
    Thanks for recommending.

  3. Dr. Patrice Smith said...

    ...and thank you too Senor T. It's really a good book.

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