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
Westport, CT (Vocus) May 7, 2010
Amazon reviewers are voicing their love for the Skinny on Willpower! The publishing industry is in the midst of a revolutionary change, and nowhere can this change be seen more clearly than with the groundswell of support for The Skinny On series. The series' recent hit, The Skinny On Willpower , addresses one of the most difficult topics in human nature and highlights the most basic elements to achieving one's goals. The title is receiving high praise, even from the oft-critical Amazon reviewers, 95% of who are designating the book "five-star."
Today's demand for concise, easily absorbed information has set the tone for all forms of communication. The Skinny On series, from RAND Publishing, has met that demand in spades with their short, illustrated (in the form of stick figure characters), relatable, and to the point manuals. The Skinny on Willpower boils down the wisdom of experts like Jack Canfield, Dr. William James, Tony Robbins, and Victor Frankl, offering the reader the most important action-items from each specialist. Combined with stories like that of actor Jim Carey, as well as insight and humor from the author, experts exclaim, "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," Ken Blanchard, Co-author, The One Minute Manager and The One Minute Entrepreneur.
The Skinny on Willpower breaks down the path to achieving goals and offers important tips for personal success such as:
- How to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude (and what this really means)
- How to sustain willpower once you've been motivated
- The importance of routine
- How to create a "Willpower Plan"
- How to overcome those who will try to dissolve your willpower (especially marketers!)
While the experts have weighed-in with outstanding praise, consumers have been especially vocal for The Skinny on Willpower, as seen by the numerous five-star ratings on Amazon:
- "Gkygrl" says, This book is a wonderful roadmap on learning the tools to reach a goal you've been wanting to go after for a while...Think of this book as your roadmap to your destination."
- Lesley West notes, "This would be a great gift for a young person who was perhaps struggling with study or some of life's other many choices. It's not too complex, and has a few astute observations.
- Author and Professional speaker Alain Burresse exclaims, "What can you learn from a short book with stick figure characters trying to achieve goals that are getting help from another stick figure named Jim Randel? Quite a bit actually. For such a quick read, there is a lot of practical advice on utilizing your willpower to achieve your goals."
The most unique element of the Skinny on Willpower may actually be its final summary, a 15-point plan for improving willpower and self-discipline, which serves as a quick review when the need for extra willpower arises. Points and explanations such as: Prepare yourself for a difficult journey; reduce the instances in which you will need to exert willpower; divide your challenge into small, manageable pieces; and refill your Willpower tank help the reader to re-motivate with a simple five-minute review.
As mediums like Twitter and Facebook illustrate the limited attention span of today's reader, The Skinny On" series has created a format to replace long, drawn-out, self-help books. That cutting-edge concept, combined with a relatable, vital, and necessary subject like self-discipline, has resulted in one of the most successful recent offerings on the topic, as well as an extremely enthusiastic fan base.
For more information, visit http://www.theskinnyon.com .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jim Randel , a graduate of the Columbia University College and Law School, has made his living as an entrepreneur. During his 30-year career, Randel has been the lead investor in many real estate and business deals.
Randel has been a guest speaker at Harvard and NYU Business Schools, annual conventions for national organizations, and investor sessions in many large cities in the United States. Recent engagements include ABC, CBS, Fox, Fox Business and BetterTV.com.
Throughout his career, Jim's passion has been to teach and write. His first book, The Real Estate Game (CCH), was published in 1986 and received national recognition from investors and critics. From 1988 to 1990 he was a daily commentator on the Financial News Network (now CNBC). In 2006 he wrote Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur (McGraw-Hill) which reached #1 in several Amazon categories.
ABOUT RAND PUBLISHING:
After years of studying how people learn, RAND Publishing has created The Skinny On series of books that provide a plain English analysis of today's most critical issues. Information is presented in an entertaining graphic story format. The Skinny On books have been written with the 21st century reader in mind, really busy people with lots of information to absorb and little time or patience to read. Each Skinny On book is designed to be read in about one hour because it synthesizes the best information that has been researched or written on the topic. The first book in this series, The Skinny on the Housing Crisis, was awarded First Prize in the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book competition sponsored by NAREE, a group of 600 journalists who cover business and finance.
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