The Joy of Success: 10 Essential Skills for Getting the Success You Want

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What happened to The Joy of Success? In these hectic, demanding times we simply don't have time to do what doesn't matter. But most people spend hours each day doing things that don't. Well-intentioned but lacking all 10 Success Skills, they work longer and harder with more stress and less satisfaction but fewer dreams realized. And they teach their children to do the same.

"What makes some individuals and teams more successful than others? Are there actually Success Skills and, if so, how can they be learned and taught?" These questions kept Susan Ford Collins awake at night as a young researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health. Finally she stood up in one of their high-powered conferences and proposed studying healthy, successful people as well as ill ones. Her colleagues all laughed, but red-faced she vowed to spend the rest of her life doing just that. And she has.

For the next 15 years, Susan shadowed outstanding people from all walks of life and was able to discover 10 skills they were using consistently but unconsciously. Since then she has taught these skills in major corporations and educational institutions. Knowing these individuals and teams were using her skills to create successes they wanted, and lives they enjoyed, inspired Susan to write The Joy of Success.

In this must-read guide to personal satisfaction and fulfillment, renowned business consultant and motivational speaker Susan Ford Collins shows individuals in any field how to achieve success in their lives. In The Joy of Success she outlines each skill and provides easy-to-learn methods for immediately putting them to use. Throughout, she includes powerful examples, stories and suggestions. Whether readers are changing jobs or relationships, starting or managing companies, families or dreams, these 10 skills will guide them step by step not just to the successes other people want for them, but to the successes they want for themselves. To the completion of their own projects and dreams.

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Susan Ford Collins is the creator of The Technology of Success and has facilitated more than 2,500 training programs for executive, management, human resources, sales and customer service teams. She has taught these skills for 20 years to prestigious business institutions such as American Express, IBM, Ryder System, Florida Power & Light, the Upjohn Company and CNN; educational organizations including Montessori Teacher Training Center and Jepson Leadership School' and individuals whose cherished goals had been eluding them. She has appeared on numerous media shows including Weekend Today and CNN's Business Unusual and National Public Radio. She lives in Miami FL.

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Collins, who has spent the past 20 years studying highly successful people and sharing their secrets through her "Technology of Success" seminars, extends her franchise with this book. Weaving together metaphysics, physics, philosophy and psychology, she presents an in-depth examination of 10 skills that highly successful people employ. With the premise that success is not a goal but a state of being "satisfied and fulfilled by what you choose to do and be on a daily basis," Collins shows readers how to "manage the process day by day, step by step," beginning with instructions on ways to define, manage and acknowledge success. Insisting that "we are the creators of our lives," she presents the tools that she says will help readers realize their dreams. Although all this talk of following one’s ambitions and desires may sound stale, Collins does delineate some key characteristics of successful folk: they communicate powerfully, have a clear idea of what they want to achieve and aren’t afraid to step out on a limb. And while some readers may question Collins’s anecdotal evidence and free-range logic and beliefs, she does deliver well-defined and practical tips for both personal and professional success.
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