Think forward. Never dwell in the past; the past is the past
DALLAS, TEXAS (PRWEB) January 26, 2015
New book "Is This Seat Taken: It's Never Too Late to Find the Right Seat" by Kristin S. Kaufman, president of Alignment, Inc., challenges readers to stop questioning second chances and rethink their options.
Anchored by the real-life success stories of fifteen famous and not-so-famous people, Kaufman provides readers with an eye-opening look inside their personal journeys to encourage, motivate and inspire.
"Is This Seat Taken" is for individuals who have reached a fork in the road, chosen a path, and found themselves twenty to thirty years later in a place they didn't quite recognize or expect. They may have made poor career choices, missed out on valuable opportunities, or simply played it safe in a position that was ultimately unsatisfying.
For readers who are questioning second chances and paralyzed by fear, Kaufman offers practical advice to teach anyone, at any age, at any stage in life how-to recognize opportunities, and have the confidence to take action.
Whether they are twenty-five or sixty-five, Kaufman instills readers with the confidence to believe in themselves and take a leap of faith while there is time.
Kaufman implores readers to:
- Face their fears; they can lead to opportunity.
- Push themselves out of their comfort zone.
- Recognize that incidental encounters can change their life, and individuals are placed in their lives for a reason.
- Listen to their gut and follow their intuition as well as be willing to take risks.
- Always play to their strengths, and surround themselves with those who augment, extend, and complement.
- Think forward. Never dwell in the past; the past is the past.
- If they want to own a company, get on with it.
- Stay connected to the world and listen to what it needs.
- Know one's legacy is not determined until the last breath is taken.
- Define success on their terms.
"It is important to keep in mind the people featured in this book are just folks, like anybody else," says Kaufman. "They are not superheroes. They were not privileged by way of education, financial bounty, or fame prior to their mid-to late-life resurgence."
From American businessman Ray Kroc, who built McDonald's into the most successful fast food operation in the world, to author Laura Ingalls Wilder, whose book was published when she was sixty-four years old, to swimmer Diana Nyad, who finally achieved her goal of swimming from Havanna, Cuba to Key West, Florida, to fashion designer Giorgio Armani, who built an empire, to actress Kathryn Joosten, and Kentucky's unlikely Colonel, Harland Sanders among others, they shared salient synergies in their value system; and how they met and approached their challenges and opportunities has equally impacted their legacies.
International bestselling author Sean Covey says, "Kaufman creates a brilliant blueprint for success. This book helps to assess and align critical choices." Marshall Goldsmith, author of 'New York Times' and global bestseller adds, "Her fact-based, motivational lessons on finding success from any starting point will encourage anyone who aspires to a new venture."
To learn more, visit: http://www.kristinkaufman.com.
Books are available online and in bookstores.
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