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Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success Paperback – December 31, 2012
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"I always say that personal finance is only 20% head knowledge and 80% behavior. Behavior change is hard, because it requires something a lot of people are missing these days: self-discipline. If you want to make a change in your money, business, or relationships, do not miss Take the Stairs. It gives you the tools you need to take control of the only person holding you back: yourself."
—Dave Ramsey, host of The Dave Ramsey Show and bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover
"This book won't let you off easy-and that's why it's great. Rory Vaden gives readers what they need to get focused and tackle problems head on- and win."
—Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone
"This book shows how to develop the courage, character, and determination to succeed in anything you attempt. It can change your life!"
—Brian Tracy, New York Times bestselling author of Eat That Frog
"Take the Stairs is a compelling and challenging call for all of us to accomplish greatness. It not only shows you how to make self- discipline more sustainable, it will reignite your passion to achieve."
—Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Traveler's Gift
"A gem of a book that will inspire you to do the little extra things that make a huge difference. Buy it!"
—Chester Elton, bestselling co-author of The Orange Revolution
"If there is one book to read this year, this might be it. It's at the core of everything. Brilliant. Significant. Necessary."
—Roxanne Emmerich, bestselling author of Thank God It's Monday!
"Motivating yourself is a key to success in all of life. Read this book and your fighting spirit will come alive!"
—Mac Anderson, Founder of Simple Truths and former owner of Successories
"Don't be fooled. There is no escalator to the top. This book will tell you the truth about what it really takes to become a massive success in every area of your life-if you choose to Take the Stairs."
—Darren Hardy, publisher of Success magazine and bestselling author of The Compound Effect
"The easy way is never the excellent way. For get rich quick or wish upon a star, go elsewhere. For an agenda for excellence, read this book. Rory gets it."
—Mark Sanborn, bestselling author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader
"This isn't a book of cheerleading and motivational platitudes. This is the book that can change your life. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to take quality of work and life to a higher level."
—Joe Calloway, bestselling author of Becoming a Category of One
"Do you have a career worth loving? Rory Vaden will give you the ideas, insight, and inspiration to create a career worthy of your greatest potential."
—Sally Hogshead, author of Fascinate and founder of HowToFascinate.com
"Rory's Take the Stairs book is an encouraging message of hope and truth that can really help you improve your life. Read it as soon as possible!"
—Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc. and proud son of Zig Ziglar
"Pure and simple, this should be the only book on the shelf in this category-because it's the only proven way to achieve authentic, sustainable success. Buy this book and heed this message!"
—David Avrin, author of It's Not Who You Know - It's Who Knows YOU!
"Take the Stairs identifies the specific strategies that will help you get past procrastination and fear to accomplish anything you desire."
"You can't spend 30 seconds around Rory without getting inspired to change your life. You're about to spend a few hours with him. Get ready."
—Jon Acuff, bestselling author of Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day
About the Author
Rory Vaden is a self-discipline strategist, cofounder of the international training company Southwestern Consulting, and a New York Times bestselling author. As an author and business motivational speaker, Rory’s unique insights have been shared on Oprah Radio, as well as in Businessweek, Publishers Weekly, and Success magazine. He is the author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success.
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I could write a review for days on this book and how it changed my life but I don't want to bore you. I basically started telling everyone around me to read it. I even told the 22 year old kid that worked at the genius bar at a Mac store to please pick it up. Had I read this book back in college I would be in such a different place right now!
-Rory picks up tips and ideas from classics such as 7 Habits from highly successful people and pin points the essence of all of these books. It's like a cliff notes of all of the best selling "How to be successful".
-Great easy to read tone that doesn't annoy you or make you feel like a snobby "told you so" type person
-When you finish it, you will want more. There is a second book that follows, "Procrastination on purpose", but keep this one on your night stand and reread the parts that you need to work on.
Mr. Vaden uses the lives of various successful persons as clear examples that work, determination, self discipline and the likes is not easy but is required to achieve the dreams you've been given. He further includes seven principles, sacrifice, commitment, focus, integrity, scheduling, faith, and action, which are the stairs for success.
The author doesn't sugar coat anything to make you feel good, but uses his life experience as a testimonial that if it can work for him, it can work for you. This is also what makes this read authentic because the methods he's implemented on these pages have been proven to work.
What I love about this book is that Rory isn't telling you something that is a long hidden mystery. There's no "special" secret to success that some people have access to. We ALL have it inside of us. This book will just help open your eyes to the ways you are hindering yourself. And it helps provide focus for you, and a way to structure your goals.
After reading this book was I instantly cured? Of course not. Because what I learned from this book is that this isn't an easy process. It takes time and a real change of your habits. But this book has stayed with me. I think about it constantly when I want to do something easy instead of something harder that will lead me to my goals. I'm not there but I'm on my way.