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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453691707
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453691700
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,070,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Wendy Lipton-Dibner is known internationally for her uncanny ability to move people to action. President and Founder of Professional Impact, Inc., she works passionately as a speaker, author and consultant, helping her clients avoid the frustration of failure and the tragedy of a life half-lived. An expert in organizational and personal development, Wendy wakes up every day excited about knowing precisely what she wants and how to make it happen. But she didn't start that way. Wendy spent 30 years searching for the unique impact she could make in the world, reinventing herself over and over. She added layers of education, certification and skills until she had amassed a wealth of knowledge and experiences, all the while searching for answers to the questions: Who am I and what do I really want? Wendy's passion for the stage led her to perform in vocal and theater productions. Her lust for knowledge propelled her to do graduate work at Duke. Her love of teaching prompted her to serve as a university instructor. Her talent for research brought her to conducting organizational research - publishing her results and presenting to the U.S. Senate. Her entrepreneurial drive compelled her to build a full-service spa where she broke industry standards for retail sales. Her deep desire to make a difference drove her to volunteer for non-profits, receive certification as a psychotherapist and open a private practice, and then to purchase a motivation franchise where she set world records for sales and customer service. Then she found it - the career that would allow her to do everything she loved while making a significant impact on every life she touched: She combined her unique set of knowledge and skills into practical and inspiring programs for people worldwide via in-house training and public events. Wendy helps people make exponential changes in record time. Her high-energy, entertaining style, coupled with her powerful strategies for motivation, alignment and differentiation have enabled tens of thousands of people in small businesses, Healthcare and Fortune 500 organizations to dramatically increase productivity, collegiality and revenues. When Wendy speaks, people change. They change what they do, they change what they feel and they change what they get. Visit Wendy online at www.ShatterYourSpeedLimits.com.

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WENDY LIPTON-DIBNER, M.A. is a 3-time bestselling author and internationally recognized authority in business development through effective impact and ethical influence. President of Professional Impact, Inc. and founder of The Action MovementTM, her unique strategies for business design, content marketing, sales and leadership have helped clients increase revenues exponentially by creating measurable results for the people they serve.

A music and theater major, Wendy shifted gears when she became fascinated by the social psychological factors that move people to action. She received her Masters Degree in sociology and social psychology from Duke University and while presenting her research at an academic conference, was recruited for a position as a university instructor and director of organizational research studies. Her research led to an invitation to present at a high-profile committee hearing at the United States Senate. Her presentation influenced a decision that has since served millions of people and the experience led Wendy to question whether her work was allowing her to make the impact she truly wanted to make.

Wendy decided to leave her research position at the university to open her own business. She had no idea how to launch (let alone operate) a business, but she typed up a proposal and brought that, along with her hand-drawn napkin design and tons of enthusiasm into her local bank.

The bank gave Wendy a $50,000 loan to open a full-service styling salon to be used as a social laboratory for business growth. Wendy applied her social science background to develop and test formulas that would move people to action and within 3 months, her retail and service sales skyrocketed well beyond industry standards. In only 3 years, she became a sought-after consultant and trainer for small and mid-sized businesses, sharing the formulas she'd created for sales, leadership and customer service.

Driven to make a more lasting impact on people's lives, Wendy sold her salon, got certified in 3 schools of psychology and built a private practice specializing in sales professionals. Her proprietary blend of psychotherapy, sales and leadership training helped her clients dramatically increase revenues and led to a swell of invitations for consulting and training for Fortune 100 organizations where she became known for creating measurable results in record time.

Seeking to grow her impact even further, Wendy purchased a franchise from Success Motivation Institute and sold their motivational programs as an add-on to her training. By the end of her first 30 days, she became their U.S. Sales Leader and volunteered to teach "competitors" her success secrets. That was the game-changer for Wendy. As she stood on that stage, looking out at her first international audience of over 5000 entrepreneurs, Wendy discovered her passion for using platform speaking as a tool for collaborative impact.

Since then, Wendy has delivered thousands of customized training and consulting programs in healthcare, Fortune 100, small business & non-profit organizations and spoken for hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe. A sought-after media guest and keynote speaker, her bestselling books are required reading at businesses and in medical and dental schools and her Move People to Action Live Event and E-Course has been named, "The most comprehensive training ever created for impact-driven professionals."

Wendy serves as a trusted advisor and coach to doctors, executives, entrepreneurs & top influencers, helping them make an impact on every life they touch. She loves the time she spends with her clients - almost as much as the precious time she shares with the love of her life and business partner, Dr. Hal Dibner and their 4-legged son, Parfait. Visit Wendy at ProfessionalImpact.com

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The way the book is written makes it a very easy read.
Jonathan
Its a fast, focused and motivating book that will help you jump start new ways of thinking in life and in business.
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This book is very readable (it just takes a couple of enjoyable hours to read it) and easy to follow.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Marrero on October 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
When people come to me wanting to `get organized,' I know that usually there are deeper issues at play---issues of personal change that need to be solved to make things fall into place. Shatter Your Speed Limits addresses those issues and will enable my members and readers to get to the heart of the matter. Great questions for anyone to ask yourself about life and what's holding you back! I am excited to tell everyone how to shatter their speed limits so that the organizing advice we give can take root in the best possible way.

- Lorie Marrero, Professional Organizer, Author and Creator of ClutterDiet.com and National Spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Harrison on September 30, 2010
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Wendy Lipton-Dibner has helped me shatter my own speed limits. She hired me for marketing advice, but soon I was asking her to coach me! Her advice helped me quickly double my sales, took my tennis game to a new level, and even improved my marriage. Her formula is simple but profoundly useful for anyone who feels stuck and wants to soar to new heights in any area of their life. Don't just read this book. Do what it says!

Steve Harrison, publisher RADIO-TV INTERVIEW REPORT (RTIR), Million Dollar Author Club and [...]
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary J. Mapes on September 29, 2010
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Shatter Your Speed Limits is truly a life-changing book! Wendy Lipton-Dibner speaks to the heart of everyone who realizes that time is money and that speed is a critical criterion for success. With her powerful Action Formula in hand, we have all that we need to break through barriers and move into high gear so we can achieve more in less time with maximum satisfaction. The dialogue in Shatter Your Speed Limits is brilliant and draws us into the story. We are more than observers - we participate in the characters' quests for success. Leaders of any size organization need to grab a copy and give it to every employee and then bring it home to their families. Bravo!

-- Mary Jane Mapes
Professional Speaker, Author of You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing: Create Great Relationships...with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere and The Art of Fielding Questions with Finesse
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By Bob on November 15, 2010
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Shatter Your Speed Limits is written so that it is an easy read and can be completed in one session. It is written as a short story and the message is entwined into the storyline. The reader can visualize the characters and relate to people within their own lives. The message is a familiar one of envisage the goal, plan for success, get rid of the barriers and go for it. However we all need to be reminded of the path to success on a frequent basis so that we don't get bogged down in trivia that diverts us away from our goal. This book gets you to ask the hard questions of yourself that should be asked of what is blocking your path and provides clarity to achieve your goal. The action formula is applicable to personal success as well as business and demonstrates that 'Life is Short', so don't waste it
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By Andrew Smith on September 29, 2010
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Bookstore shelves are crowded with self-help, business development, and motivational books trying to accomplish what Shatter Your Speed Limits does. Wendy's book presents a common sense, accessible, and completely practical approach to discovering and finding a path to what's really important in our lives. Her conversational style effectively illustrates what everyone can do to overcome the internal doubt and ambivalence that stop us from achieving our most important goals. The book is filled with thought provoking examples that are helpful and easy to build on. It's impossible to read Shatter Your Speed Limits and not feel more capable, empowered, enthusiastic, and optimistic.
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By Cheryle M. Touchton on November 9, 2010
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The process in this book is amazing. In fact, Wendy is amazing. I first learned about and used the process in this book when Wendy became my coach. Reading the book and knowing first hand how much this process worked was inspiring. For fun, I did the work a second time and wonder of wonders, I learned even more. This process helped me understand the rules that drove me and make good decisions about which ones helped me reach my goals and which rules had to go. I think and act differently as I run my ministry, sell my books, and help my clients. In a short time, I've already seen good results. I've bought copies for family members for Christmas.
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I just finished reading SYSL cover to cover and loved it. I'm already working on my old rules/new rules and guiding rules list, which is really valuable. As a storytelling expert, I especially appreciate the way Wendy frames her teaching in the book within the context of three people's stories. I find it engaging and accessible. So many books that could help me stay mostly unread on my bookshelves. Wendy's is one of a very tiny handful I have completed and intend to use. This is sounding like testimonial, isn't it. Well, so be it! Great job. Maybe I can finally make some real change in my life.
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By S. J. Swanepoel on October 11, 2010
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Some girls do get what they want...and now Wendy is showing you her step-by-step formula to fast track your business so you can get what you want.

Inspiration is magical. Some people have it, some don't. Most want it. Many constantly look for it. Usually we can recognize it when we see it. Well, in Wendy's case, you can see it in spades.

I enjoyed the practical common sense, conversational writing style and the tons of thought provoking examples. This new self-help book is a great read and a bargain at the price.

Stefan Swanepoel
Author: Swanepoel Trends Report and Surviving Your Serengeti
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