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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (February 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132876590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132876599
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #450,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Foreword by John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author 

Afterword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

 

Take control of who you are. Take control of your life. Achieve lasting success.

 

“The ability to define your identity and path in life is critical for personal and professional development. Stedman’s actionable, inspirational process for individuals to find who they are puts the power in their hands to move toward achieving their goals. The skills he teaches are invaluable to those who have learned them, and his books are at the top of my recommended reading list for the future leaders of our company.”

--Greg Cappelli, Co-CEO, Apollo Group, Inc. (owner of University of Phoenix), Chairman, Apollo Global, Inc.

 

“Knowing who you are can be your greatest asset for success. Stedman teaches how to understand yourself and apply this knowledge in today’s ever-changing world.”

--Loral Langemeier, bestselling author, speaker, and coach

 

“Read this book to expand your horizons, to enhance your success, and to embark on your extraordinary life’s journey. Stedman is a master communicator and a powerful teacher.”

--Dr. Nido R. Qubein, President, High Point University; Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co.

 

Do you want to be happy? Do you want to succeed? Happiness and success start with becoming clear about who you are and establishing your authentic identity--inside yourself, and then beyond yourself.

 

First: Discover what personal identity really is, and why it’s so important.
(There’s more to identity than you thought!)

Next: Meet some of the world’s most extraordinary people…see how they found values to live by, found passion
and purpose, and linked their identities to their lives in the world.

Then: Learn how you can do it, too, through Stedman’s patented Nine-Step Success Process!

 

You deserve authenticity, happiness, and success. Start your journey to get them, right here, right now!

 

In this book, Stedman Graham will show you:

• Why it’s so hard to know yourself--and how to do it anyway

• How your values and attitudes shape your identity

• Why you really can change, no matter what people tell you

• Why we’re all a “work in progress”

• How to be at your best when times are at their worst

• How to choose a dream--and build a team to help you achieve it

• How to find liberation in commitment--in your work, play, and love


About the Author

Stedman Graham is Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management, marketing, and consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Graham speaks, conducts seminars, and develops programs for businesses and educational organizations worldwide. He is the author of ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen--A Nine-Step Plan for Success   and Teens Can Make It Happen--Nine Steps to Success , which illustrate his proprietary Nine-Step Success Process, a life management and learning system that teaches you how to organize your personal and professional life around your identity.

 

Also featuring contributions from Stewart Emery and Russ Hall.


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Customer Reviews

If you want to succeed in life, then you need to read this book.
Michael Monji
And one story continues intermittently throughout the book, bringing it all together and illustrating the nine-step success process.
Adam Khan
The book is written in a very conversational format and therefore quite easy to read.
John Chancellor

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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By John Petralia VINE VOICE on February 26, 2012
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Stedman Graham. Frankly, all I knew about the guy was that he was Oprah's significant other. Turns out, there's a lot more there. For starters, he's a damn good writer. Who knew? Second, he's an extremely well organized thinker, smart enough to synthesize a sort of business plan for a successful life. Why not? We tell businesses to write a business plan. Why not individuals? Graham even provides a nine step outline, starting with identity. It's important to be honest. The identity piece is always the hardest, he says. Inspirational stories by notables such as John McCain, Jim Keyes, Steve Jobs, Ben Kaufman and others help us. Jobs puts it this way: "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your inner voice." Mariane Pearl (Danny Pearl's widow) says "Identify the values that bring out the best in you, and live by them." Her section was so inspiring that I ordered her book, A Mighty Heart. As for Graham, I only have myself to blame for missing the real substance that hidden there all the time in the shadows. After this book, we'll all know your true identity. Excellent.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Sanchez VINE VOICE on March 22, 2012
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There are many books out there selling the route to personal success. In this book, Graham suggests that the route lies in knowing oneself, maintaining a positive attitude and not giving up; nothing new, just a different take from another self-help guru. This book is a good pick me up, but the nine steps discussed are not groundbreaking proposals. For someone not sure of who they are, where they are going or how to get there, this is a valuable book. For everyone else, there may be something else out there in the genre better suited for you.

The best third-party quote in the book, and actually a good summary, was the following:

An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is anger, jealously, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth."

The boy thought about it and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"

The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed."
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Cyrus Webb TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 2, 2012
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I was really excited about this newest offering from Stedman Graham. He is someone I have been quite fond of since reading what he had to say about building your brand some 7 years ago.

In the new book IDENTITY we are able to go along this journey of finding not just who we are but what we are supposed to be doing and what's next. Graham takes you not just through his own experiences but those of individuals who are highly respected that found their way and give up the blueprint of how we can do the same.

The title was intriguing to me as well, mainly because of who Graham's significant other is: none other than Oprah. He knows from personal experience the importance of knowing what your own purpose is and not allowing it to be tied to someone else or something that is not real.

Another great thing about this book is that it invites you to add your own voice to its pages, answering questions that will help you to not only identify the work you were called for but to see where there are areas left for you to improve and build on.

You can't go wrong with this one, not just because I respect the writer. Mainly because it has just what you need to get about the business of your life and realize who you are in a world that wants to define you.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By D. Kanigan VINE VOICE on March 3, 2012
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The core premise of this book is "Your happiness and success in life flow from becoming clear about who you are and establishing your authentic identity - first inside yourself and then externally with the world...building your identity is about knowing what your calling is, learning how to do it well and creating value in the world." Graham states that he feels "extraordinary people are simply ordinary people doing extraordinary things that matter to them. They relentless align all the elements of their life to support their pursuit of what has deep meaning to them."

The book is well written and is a quick, breezy read. The chapter headings are:

Ch 1: You have a choice.
Ch 2: Knowing yourself should be easy. It isn't. Why is That?
Ch 3: What Do Your Personal Values Have to Do With Your Identity?
Ch 4: Can Your Attitude Affect Identity?
Ch 5: Can People's Identity Change?
Ch 6: Do you Transform Your Own Identity?
Ch 7: When Identify Must Deal With a Life Crisis?
Ch 8: Friendship, Teamwork and Your Identity
Ch 9: Persistence and Your Identity
Ch 10: Adjustments and Tune-Up for Your Identity
Ch 11: Bringing it all Together - Commitment to Your Vision

There were real life stories shared along with the lessons and each chapter was nicely summarized with discussion topics and recaps. The stories were inspirational - - particularly Mariane Pearl, the wife of Daniel Pearl who was a Wall Street Journal bureau chief who was kidnapped and beheaded by Al-Queda). Others stories (Steve Jobs commencement address, Senator John McCain) were well worn. This book reads like the Chicken Soup for the Soul series - inspirational, moving but leaving you wanting more.
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