From the Back Cover
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.