Career Success Rule #1

Career Success Rule #1Are you ready for some common sense advice that will accelerate your journey to career success?

If so, you have the correct book in your hands. I’ve written these 42 “rules” to help you create the successful life and career that you deserve. That’s right – you deserve to become a professional success. Everybody does!

I am happy to be joining the 42 Rules book family. I’ve read almost every book in this series. They are all filled with simple, straightforward advice.

That’s what you’ll find in this book too – simple, straightforward advice on how to take charge of your career and become a professional success.

I’ve developed these rules over the last 37 years. They’ve helped me build a great coaching, speaking and consulting business. I’m sure they can help you too, no matter what you choose to do with your life and career.

These rules are broken into five main sections:

  • Self Confidence
  • Positive Personal Impact
  • Outstanding Performance
  • Dynamic Communication
  • Interpersonal Competence

Outstanding performance is at the heart of these sections, because you can’t succeed if you’re not an outstanding performer. However, outstanding performance is not enough. It’s merely the price of admission to the success game. Outstanding performance is about what you do. But as I’ve said thousands of times, “It’s not just what you do, it’s how you do it.”

The first, second, fourth and fifth sections of this book provide you with advice on how to conduct yourself as you go about delivering outstanding performance. This should tell you something. One fifth of the book is devoted to what you do, four fifths is devoted to how you do it. Some simple math should tell you what I think is most important when it comes to jumpstarting your professional success.

You may already be aware of and practice some of these rules. Others may be new to you. Still others may be strange to you.

I ask you to read what I’ve written in the following pages with an open mind. Think about each rule. If it makes sense to you, use it. If part of it makes sense, use the part that works for you. If you think I’m nuts, think again. If, upon further thought, you still think I’m nuts, take a big black marker and cross out the rule.

In other words, use only those rules that make sense to you.

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