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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A life-altering guide packed with accounts from John's personal endeavors, those of historical figures and influential acquaintances. This quintessential handbook exposes the x-factor, that extra something, which unleashes the potential in all of us. Ingredients of Outliers is a compilation of thoughts, tips and techniques that will guide you toward finding the ingredients in the "secret sauce" that makes an individual go from average to extraordinary and will inspire you to step outside your comfort zone to join the ranks of the outliers . There is an abundance of humor and and enlightenment in this 169-page non-fiction book. Each one of the 16-chapters in the book focuses on a different attribute that outliers demonstrate. The chapter topics include humility, failure, persistence, preparation, communication, imperturbability, tolerating risk, kindness, learning, optimism, perspective, indefatigability, efficiency, integrity, intuition and being one of a kind. John writes about great outliers from the past, such as Ray Kroc, Dr. Seuss, Fred Astaire, Theodore Roosevelt, Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger and more. John also incorporates stories of the accomplishments of everyday people who stepped out of their comfort zones and broke the boundaries of the ordinary by demonstrating a specific characteristic of an outlier. Additionally, John provides his own perspective on what makes an individual an outlier and what it takes to become one. As a serial student, an indefatigable change agent and a multidisciplinary entrepreneur, John has studied the traits and qualities of extraordinary individuals for over three decades. "Ingredients of Outliers" is a compilation of thoughts, tips and techniques that will guide you towards discovering the ingredients for the "secret sauce" that will turn an individual from average to extraordinary and will inspire you join the ranks of the outliers. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Outlier: An exceptional person for whom excellence is merely a starting point toward a destination far beyond our normal definition of achievement.

How do they do it? Ingredients of Outliers reveals the “secret sauce” that transforms individuals from average to extraordinary. This quintessential handbook teaches readers to unleash their untapped potential.

Each of the 16-chapters focuses on a different attribute demonstrated by outliers. Chapter topics include:

  • Humility
  • Failure
  • Persistence
  • Preparation
  • Communication
  • Imperturbability
  • Tolerating Risk
  • Kindness
  • Learning
  • Optimism
  • Perspective
  • Indefatigability
  • Efficiency
  • Integrity
  • Intuition
  • Being One of a Kind
Step outside your comfort zone and join the ranks of the outliers.

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  • Billy Cundiff, Pro-Bowl/All-Pro NFL football player- "John writes in a conversational tone that makes this book so enjoyable to read.  Educational and entertaining from cover to cover!"
  • Dan Cassidy, CEO/Founder Inspiyr.com- "In Ingredients of Outliers John Shufeldt provides real-life stories about those superstar performers we all aspire to become. Whether you want to improve your career, performance on the sports field, or just get some inspiration to step up your game in any aspect of your life, Ingredients of Outliers can provide the motivation and vision to help you get to where you want to be."
  • Nicole Drury, Esq. Executive, Director of Colleen's Dream Foundation- "This is a 'hard to put down book' written with inspirational and lesson-filled stories that not only stay with you, but make you want to be a better version of yourself."
  • Beverly Kidd, TV news anchor- "Ingredients of Outliers is a witty and charming guide to success and happiness told by a living example. Amid the real life stories of adventure and misadventure are the secrets to a fulfilled life. John's humor and warmth makes this book so readable and fun that you forget you're learning invaluable life lessons told by an author who's achieved great success in his life. John's enthusiasm and positive attitude are infectious and each chapter leaves you with the feeling that anything is possible! And when you're done reading, give a copy to your kids. What a gift!"
  • Carrie Withey, JD, Judge, Municipal Court- "John Shufeldt is the ultimate (self-made) outlier and this book is a treasure trove of gold nuggets. His pithy, honest, and incredibly wise advice is essential reading for anyone from any background who wants to re-script their own destiny to ensure their brightest possible future. "
  • Brenda Rico, fifth grade teacher- "I feel inspired to take more leaps of faith without as much fear of failure. As a teacher, I can enhance my teaching tremendously by sharing these amazing qualities of leadership to my little 'outliers'."

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