Don't let the stick figures fool you--The Skinny on Willpower
is a funny book that offers up some seriously good information on how to declutter your brain and discipline yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals. Jim Randel will have you laughing and thinking at the same time. A very enjoyable read! --Ken Blanchard, Co-author, The One Minute Manager
and The One Minute Entrepreneur
Great Book. Quick read and easy to understand. All you will ever need to know about willpower and self-discipline. --Richard Harrington, Former CEO Thomson Reuters
I have known Jim for 25 years. He not only has amazing mental fortitude and lives the life he preaches, he also has an in-depth knowledge of these subjects and plenty of credibility to write this book. --Dwight Stones, 3-time Olympian, 10-time World Record Holder, Broadcaster
About the Author
For many years, I have studied the process of achievement. I have read everything I could find on the subject; I have pestered highly successful friends and acquaintances as to their own path to success; and I have experimented with my own life. Here is what I have concluded: 99% of those individuals who achieve their goals do so not because they are especially talented, intelligent, good-looking or even lucky, but rather because they find the courage and guts to act in pursuit of their dreams and persist against setbacks. One of the reasons I have written The Skinny on Willpower is because I worry that people with dreams have been distracted by authors sending people this message: The Universe is rooting for you. If you ask, put your belief in the Universe and be patient, your wishes will come true. I do not believe that statement. ... if you want good things to happen in your life, you need to get off the couch and make them happen. Whether your goal is to lose weight, make a million dollars, write a best-seller, or become a movie star, you must be prepared to pay the price. Those people who accomplish their dreams are usually distinguished by the strength of their will. You are about to read a book that will help bring you closer to your dreams and goals by giving you insight into the subject of willpower. As Teddy Roosevelt said: With self-discipline, all things are possible.