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If you’re tired of following the rules and getting nowhere, Australian entrepreneur and speaker Rowdy McLean shows you how to “play a bigger game.” He wants you to ignore the boxes others put you in, get real about changing your life, stretch yourself and avoid common excuses for inaction. He says that fewer than 60% of those who buy self-help books don’t finish reading them – let alone follow the advice – so just reading the book is already a good step forward. Then, to be successful, list the reasons behind each of your goals; break them into smaller, more actionable time frames such as 90 days; find support from others; learn how to recover from failure; and invest in yourself. McLean also explains how to break through boundaries and stop making excuses. getAbstract recommends his straightforward, practical manual to people who want an organized way to conquer their goals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to ignore labels and break through boundaries;
  • How to get more out of life; and
  • What you need to do to succeed, starting with writing down your goals.

About the Author

Rowdy McLean is an entrepreneur, international speaker and consultant. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and of the Customer Service Institute of Australia



What Does Success Mean to You?

Each person defines success differently. Some people tie success to how much money they make. For others, success may mean being employee of the month, running a marathon or getting promoted. People fill different roles in life – employee, supervisor, co-worker, parent, spouse, neighbor or friend. Perhaps you want to “be more” in whatever your role or roles may be.

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