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Simple Steps to Impossible Dreams: The 15 Power Secrets of the World's Most Successful Peopleby Steven K. Scott
Synopses & Reviews
Here are the keys to turnings all your dreams into reality.
Whether your dreams are to start a business, lose twenty pounds, or build better relationships, they are all within your grasp. The keys are in the "Power Secrets," a set of specific strategies and techniques that enabled Steve Scott to fulfill his impossible dreams, not only in business, but in every other area of life. Along the way, he discovered that the world's most successful women and men — such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Bill Gates — use these same techniques, including:
With stories, advice, and plenty of interactive material to help you create your own personal plan, Simple Steps to Impossible Dreams doesn't just motivate you to fulfill your dreams, it gives you the step-by-step directions to do it!
About the Author
Steven K. Scott is the cofounder of the American Telecast Corporation and its group of consumer-goods companies. He has also coauthored two bestselling books with relationships expert Dr. Gary Smalley. Scott's previous book, A Millionaire's Notebook, was published in 1996 by Simon & Schuster.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Gary Smalley
You've Got the Power...But You're Stuck on the Launching Pad!
1. "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
Dream Conversion can make dreams come true in any area of your life.
2. If My Dreams Came True, Anyone's Can!
How did a corporate failure become a multimillionaire? A nonmusician direct a symphony? An ignorant, insensitive husband achieve a happy marriage?
3. What Prevents Most Women and Men from Achieving Their Dreams?
You're like a rocket stuck on the launching pad and your dreams seem as unreachable as the moon.
Cutting the Six Chains
4. Chain #1: Your Programming for Mediocrity!
You've been programmed for mediocrity from your youth.
Power Secret #1: Reprogramming Your On-Board Computer
5. Chain #2: Your Fear of Failure
Conscious or subconscious fear of failure short-circuits your ability to achieve your dreams in every area of your life.
Power Secret #2: Overcoming Fear of Failure
6. Chain #3: Your Avoidance of Criticism
Your conscious or subconscious efforts to avoid criticism subvert and suffocate your creative thinking and sabotage your launch before you even attempt to achieve your dreams.
Power Secret #3: Turning Criticism from Foe to Friend
7. Chain #4: Your Lack of Clear and Precise Vision
If you don't have a clear picture of your destination and a precise map to get there, you won't even begin the trip.
Power Secret #4: Gaining a clear and Precise Vision
8. Chain #5: Your Lack of Know-How
You can't fly your rocket to the moon if you don't know how to fly! Discover a flight plan that gives you everything you need to know to achieve your dreams.
Power Secret #5: Overcoming Your Lack of Know-How
9. Chain #6: Your Lack of Resources
You can't launch your rocket all by yourself. Failure to recruit the right outside resources makes getting off the ground totally impossible.
Power Secret #6: Overcoming Your Lack of Resources
Igniting Your Seven Booster Engines
10. Engine #1: "Henry Ford Productivity" — An Awesome Habit Anyone Can Acquire
Henry Ford did not invent the automobile, he did something far more ingenious!
Power Secret #7: Achieving Infinitely More in a Fraction of the Time
11. Engine #2: "Babe Ruth Power" — A Tremendous Strength Anyone Can Gain
Turn your hits into home runs.
Power Secret #8: Dreaming and Achieving Impossible Dreams
12. Engine #3: "Steven Spielberg Partnering" — A Multiplying Skill That Anyone Can Develop
Remove the limits of your limited resources and multiply your potential — infinitely!
Power Secret #9: Recruiting the Partners and Mentors of Your Dreams
13. Engine #4: "Helen Keller Positiveness" — Speeding Up Your Happiness and Success!
Take control of the factor that determines your happiness and impacts the lives of everyone you meet.
Power Secret #10: Igniting the Engine of Positiveness
14. Engine #5: "Earthquake Persuasiveness" — A Learnable Art Anyone Can Master
The single key that unlocks more doors to your dreams than any other.
Power Secret #11: Effectively and Persuasively Communicating
15. Engine #6: "Pit Bull Persistence" — An Easy Discipline Anyone Can Learn
The secret of winning 90 percent of the time.
Power Secret #12: Acquiring the Discipline of Winning Most of the Time
16. Engine #7: "Laser-Accurate Priority Planning" — A Dream-Achieving Routine Anyone Can Adopt
The key to achieving more, in less time with less stress.
Power Secret #13: Taking Control of Your Life, One Minute at a Time
Blasting Off! Destination — Your Impossible Dream
17. The Fuel For All Seven Engines: "Oprah Winfrey Passion" — A Life-Changing Choice Anyone Can Make
Passion fuels all seven engines.
Power Secret #14: Acquiring the Fuel of Passion
18. Igniting Your Engines
All the power of your seven booster engines is meaningless if you don't ignite them. A single switch hidden in your heart can instantly ignite each engine!
Power Secret #15: Flipping the Switch
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