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ISBN 9781591842569 Published Sept. 2009
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Have you ever asked yourself, aIs this it?a
Maybe youare trapped in a dead-end job that youare afraid to leave. Or maybe you already have a good jobaone that gives you room to grow and exercise your talentsabut you donat really feel like youare doing your best work. Your life is plain vanilla, yet you know in your heart that you can be a triple scoop banana split. You just donat know how to make that leap.
So what do you do?
Rick Smith knows firsthand what itas like to feel stuck in a career rut. He worked in a midlevel job where he had modest success. Then his life took an unexpected turn and he found himself creating a business that became successful beyond his wildest dreams. He unlocked a level of performance he did not know he had in him. After all, Smith was just a regular guy who didnat like to take chances or even step outside his comfort zone. But as he found out, those qualities donat have to be stumbling blocks. In fact, theyare two of the keys to making the leap from good to great.
And after talking to others who had also transformed their careers from mundane to magnificent, he realized that the secret doesnat lie with some mysterious talent, trait, or affinity for risk. And it certainly doesnat require you to quit your job and start from scratch. Rather, it lies with your ability to harness your true strengths and passionsawhat Smith calls your Primary Color.
Youall meet remarkable people whoave made the leap, such as:
a[ A soft-spoken middle manager who transformed her company, her industry, and her career with a simpleayet groundbreakingaidea.
a[ A door-to-door fax machine saleswoman who became a global fashion mogul after developing her own line of womenas apparel.
a[ A Florida shrimp farmer who became a globally recognized genetics expert after both of his sons were diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.
a[ A software designer who became a leading advocate for the homeless after volunteering part time at a local shelter and realizing his true calling.
Through powerful anecdotes, lessons from brain science, and tools for self-assessment, Smith shows how, with the right amount of passion, determination, and three simple steps, anyone can make the leap to a more successful and fulfilling life.
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