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by Judith Leary-Joyce

Talent. Everybody has it, but just how good are you at using it? Talented people don t believe in reaching their peak  they live a life that crests on any number of new and different waves. Some of these peaks may be higher than others, some offer totally different challenges and rewards, but whatever stage of life they re at they see no reason why they can t fulfil their potential to reach a new high. The Psychology of Success shows how you too can live a life of many peaks. By speaking to a wide range of people who have experienced both success and failure, Judith Leary-Joyce has uncovered the secrets of serial achievement. Some of these people have already achieved many different career and life peaks, some are still getting there and others have resigned themselves to never making it. By drawing on these studies, and her extensive experience as a psychologist and business coach, Judith sets out a clear path for you to follow in your quest to live the most satisfying and rewarding life you can.This book will help you:Identify the emotional drivers that help you move forward and those that hold you back Explore the attitudes of real life people who are successful and what can be learned from their experience Address your assumptions about life and work, and discover how to  peak in different ways, at different times
Download The Psychology of Success: Secrets of serial achievement epub
ISBN: 0273720899
ISBN13: 978-0273720898
Category: Business
Subcategory: Job Hunting & Careers
Author: Judith Leary-Joyce
Language: English
Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (July 17, 2009)
Pages: 328 pages
ePUB size: 1183 kb
FB2 size: 1528 kb
Rating: 4.1
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I searched for months to find a book on the psychology of success. I found this one. It delivers in terms of its quality writing and content; however, for me, it was lacking in terms of its scientific information. That's what I wanted, but I'm a really psych head with a voracious appetite for neuroscience; the average joe (or jane), not so much. In fact, they are the prime demographic for whom this book was written (which is not a bad thing since the country consists primarily of them).

While the book completely dilutes any scientific data, the author (Judith Leary-Joyce), makes the lessons of serial acheivers easily digestable and understandable to the reader, and punctuates them accordingly with anecdotes. Perhaps most beneficial aspect of the book are the chapter summaries which transform into a workbook format, complete with reflective exercises, and questions for introspection to improve self-knowledge. Overall, it's great for those who have yet to discover who they are, and what success really means to them, but not for self-actualized psych heads like me who are far beyond that point.
The Psychology of Success

One of the key points of this book, for me, is what Judith calls "a test of a life well used". Which is to imagine you are ninety years old and looking back over your life. Looking at where you feel satisfied or wishing you had done this or that.

This simple exercise can enable us to see ourselves more clearly and where we may compromise our sense of self and potential achievement.

Success, as Judith points out, is attainable for us all. It does not have to be `worldly success' because success really means knowing and using or working with your `core talent'.

Judith demonstrates how to get to know what your core talent is, and this is where the book gets really interesting. She has designed various exercises which create a kind of `Ariadne's thread' which enables the reader to reveal or discover for themselves, their core talent. In this way the reader is interacting or working with Judith whose amazing knowledge and experience makes it so much easier that struggling alone. And, the best part is by following the threads and discovering what makes you tick, life can be much more fulfilling and satisfying.

Then, when eventually 90 years has been achieved, so has the reason for being here.