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Dare to Succeed: How to Survive and Thrive in the Game of Life Hardcover – September 12, 2001
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I'm a 39 year-old pastor after having been a financial planner for over a decade. I have a comprehensive library of self-help and success books from Covey to Robbins and from Dyer to Ziglar. "Dare To Succeed" lines up with the best of the best because of the way Mark Burnett shares his real-life struggles as he grabs the reader's hand to help him climb that same hill step by step. Regardless of your type of employment or station in life, you will find these steps well placed.
This award winning producer and mega-media mogul doesn't talk Pollyanna and doesn't come across as a primadonna. He shares his failures and fears as well as the practical steps to success. As great as your life is now it will be better after reading "Dare To Succeed" and if you are just embarking on your self-help journey you will find this book indespensible. Read it with a highlighter, a pen and a notebook.
1.) Only results count
2.) Have the courage to fail
3.) Choose teammates wisely
4.) Perseverance produces character
5.) Be right or be wrong, but make a decision
6.) Set achievable goals
7.) Try to go above, beyond, and then even further.
Mark writes how his life didn't go as planned, and while he received some big breaks, they were more about positioning himself to receive them and make them happen than simply luck. If he wasn't willing to try anything, he'd have let opportunities pass.
It's a good read. The man was a soldier, a nanny, a t-shirt seller, an insurance agent, a credit card banker, a three times competitor in the Raid Gauloises, the producer and scouter for the Eco-Challenge race, and finally the mastermind behind Survivor. He's accomplished a great deal, and if you don't care about the philosophy, the stories are still interesting.
vision into reality. I was uncharacteristically inspired after reading this success story. From being ones boss to learning from ones failures, I found tidbits of wisdom that I will definitely carry with me to any job interview or just the office.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thanks for another view of Mark Burnett
It was an easy read especially for a non reader as myself.
It kept my interest
Mark Burnett holds nothing back as he dares you to go after your dreams. If others don't like your dream, ignore them, If someone says NO, find the person who will say YES! Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Reverend Kenny
If you enjoy the story behind Survivor and Eco-Challenge, which I do, this is a great book. Mark Burnett was and still is a visionary and his story is motivational for all walks... Read morePublished on May 27, 2010 by Rick
A book about Mark Burnett - how he started from zero to a super successful reality TV show producer. A inspiration Book for business starters. Read morePublished on January 19, 2009 by Melina Lin
I picked up "Dare to Succeed: How to Survive and Thrive in the Game of Life" by Mark Burnett because I've enjoyed some of his TV shows. Read morePublished on January 4, 2009 by Alain B. Burrese
This books is a great book. I don't like the fact that on EVERY page of the book it either says Eco-challenge or Survivor. Read morePublished on November 4, 2001