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
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6 months agoAvoid common pitfalls that cause great unhappiness: having misaligned expectations, making comparisons, and making judgments about yourself or others. Having expectations that don’t match reality can cause frustration, anger, jealousy, and other negative emotions. Don’t compare yourself with others. You’re in competition only with yourself. Work to the best of your ability.