“This is a book on success disguised as a book on failure. A little like real life. Straightforward, clear and actionable.”
Seth Godin, Author, Poke the Box
“Siimon Reynolds has done all of us an extraordinary service. He’s read and listened to everything there is on self-improvement, tested it in his own life, discovered what works, and then pulled it all together for us to use. Thank you, Siimon. Why People Fail is a wonderful gem of a book. It is a stunning collection of practical tips, proven techniques, and useful advice on how to make your life more meaningful and fulfilling. I guarantee you that you’ll find something you can use on every page. And I mean every page. Buy this book today, put it to use today, and tomorrow you’ll be on your way to turning your failures into successes.”
Jim Kouzes, author of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge and Credibility, and The Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.
“I liked his message and approach. According to Reynolds, the single predictor of success is focus. Without an objective, there can be no plan. Without focus, you meander through your career and life with an “it is what it is” mindset. Reaction trumps action.
Once you focus on what’s important, build your daily plan around SCORE (self-discipline, concentration, optimism, relaxation and enjoyment). Every day should be measured by whether you’re working toward your goals, maintaining a positive attitude and choosing to have fun with whatever you’re doing. Keeping score allows you to tweak your plan based upon the daily variables – many of which you don’t control.
SCORE helps you avoid the pitfall of destructive thinking which leads to low productivity. Close allies of low production are fixed mindsets, a lack of critical thinking and not focusing on your strengths.
Mindset drives action – or not. When you operate within your comfort zone, you limit your view of not only what you can do, but also what must be done. You also exclude the input of others whose perspectives don’t align with yours. Their input and feedback alert you to ways you can adapt your plan to an environment where change is the new normal. Lack of appreciation for the perspectives of others limits your ability to ask the right questions. Without new answers, you can’t expect to get from where you are to where you could be. Building on your strengths expands your boundaries, too. Reynolds shows that spending some time each day on mastering your profession/ industry adds to your toolkit. Simply doing your job isn’t enough because it won’t give you the skills you need for what’s next.
“Failure is the ambitious person’s constant companion.” Learning to conquer it leads to success.
Jim Pawlak. Biz Books
“Reynolds has done it again! In Why People Fail, the successful entrepreneur and internationally recognized expert on achievement, shows business leaders, educators, coaches and anyone else who’s struggled to succeed, how to incorporate a handful of simple ideas into a powerful plan for triumph.”
Marshall Goldsmith – million-selling author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
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