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The Success Factor
Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Business Performance
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About the book
WINNER: Independent Press Award 2022 - Business Motivational
FINALIST: Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2023 - Career
WINNER: International Book Awards 2023 - Business: Motivational
What do astronauts, Olympic champions, and Nobel laureates do differently that allows them to achieve at such a high level?
High achievers share the same four attributes: intrinsic motivation, perseverance, strong foundation, constantly learning through informal means. The key to their success is that they do all four of these things at the same time. Based on research and in-person interviews with astronauts, Nobel Prize winners, and Olympic champions, The Success Factor outlines the approach that individuals aspiring to improve their performance can adopt.
Using these four shared attributes as a guide, The Success Factor helps you reach your peak by applying the lessons of high achievers in your own life: identify your passion using a Passion Audit; learn how and where to find a mentor and how to build a mentoring team; develop your own community of practice; pursue your interests through informal learning; manage your time and energy. The Success Factor comes with online resources that feature a downloadable Passion Audit worksheet, Mentoring Team worksheet, and Goal Audit worksheet. The book offers scripts for approaching potential mentors and a list of uncommon places to find a mentor, such as webinars, airports, and social media.
The Success Factor features exclusive interviews with high achievers, including such people as Dr. Tony Fauci NIH/NIAID Institute Director; Dr Mike Brown, Nobel prize winner; Dr Peggy Whitson, Former NASA Chief Astronaut; Maxine Clark, founder and former CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop; and Steve Kerr, eight time NBA Champion and head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
About the authors
- If success always seems like tomorrow's goal, Ruth Gotian has written the resource for you. Distilling years of research into the world's most successful thinkers and doers into this engaging book, she offers concise and actionable ways to map their habits into your life.
- Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 'When,' 'Drive' and 'To Sell Is Human'