Success Habits For Dummies

Dirk Zeller

ISBN: 9788126529858

412 pages

INR 699


Most people lack success in numerous areas of their life because they haven't defined it. What is success and most specifically, what is it to you? How do you define success? Who is successful? What is needed is the how to's to define success for us as a person, spouse, parent, employee, business owner, and friend?  The clearer we are in the what we desire, the how becomes easier. The clarity connects to  staying focused and motivated to achievement. The gas to make the fire grow is the habits, routines, or rituals. Zeller breaks those desires, goals, and objectives down to executable daily actions.


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Part 1: Principles and Formulas for Success

Chapter 1: Success is a Habit

  • What is Success?
  • What isn't Success?
  • The Only Thing That's Important: What Success is to You  
  • The Different Categories of Success
  • Creating the Habit of Success
  • Establishing a Consistent Process of Success
  • Staying on Track to Your Success


Chapter 2: Success Leaves Clues

  • Ask a Successful Person to Be Your Mentor
  • Approaching Success Like Preparing a Recipe


Chapter 3: Discipline: The Magic Habit

  • Discipline is a Reward, Not a Punishment
  • Deciding Where to Focus Your Discipline
  • The Keys to Success
  • Mastering the Law of Sowing and Reaping


Part 2: Putting Together Your Success Plan

Chapter 4: Tapping into Personal Motivation

  • The Benefits of Being Motivated
  • What Motivates Most People
  • Personalizing Your Drivers
  • The Three Categories of Motivation
  • Diving Deeper into Your Behavioral Style
  • Understanding and Motivating Yourself as a Dominant
  • Understanding and Motivating Yourself as an Influencer
  • Understanding and Motivating Yourself as a Steady
  • Understanding and Motivating Yourself as a Compliant
  • Choosing Other Types of Motivation


Chapter 5: Goals: The Power Source of Achievement

  • Understanding the Power of Goals: We Become What We Think About
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Goal Setting
  • Harnessing the Power of Paper
  • Establishing Your Fabulous 50
  • Labeling and Balancing Your Fabulous 50
  • Creating Your Success Tournament
  • Increasing the Speed to Achievement
  • Pinpointing Your Resource Needs


Chapter 6: Dealing with Adversity and Setbacks

  • You Will Learn More from Your Failures than Success
  • The Power of Persistence
  • Protecting Your Attitude


Part 3: Achieving Optimum Health

Chapter 7: Here's to Your Physical Health

  • We Only Get One to Live In
  • Creating Your Health Team
  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health
  • Dealing with Health Events
  • Eat for Success
  • Let's Get Physical
  • Rest is Required


Chapter 8: Developing the Right Mental Attitude

  • Determining to Be Positive
  • Cultivating Your Self-Esteem
  • Comparison for Encouragement
  • Developing the Habit of Personal Reward


Chapter 9: Tapping into Your Spiritual Side

  • We are All Spiritual Beings
  • Improving Your Success by Developing Your Spirituality
  • Growing Spiritually


Part 4: Success Through Relationships

Chapter 10: Developing Valuable Friendships

  • What We Learned in Kindergarten Still Applies
  • Creating Friends through Personal Connection
  • Developing Your Likeability
  • When Disagreements Arise


Chapter 11: Developing Your Most Important Friendship

  • Committed Personal Relationships are Not Automatic
  • The Value of the Institution of Marriage
  • Commitment is the Key Ingredient
  • Communicating Creates Oneness
  • Compromise for Harmony
  • Cling to Commitment


Chapter 12: Having a Successful Family

  • Being a Successful Parent
  • Little Habits to Create Big Success
  • Building Your Child's Character
  • Honoring Your Father and Mother


Chapter 13: Building High-Quality Business Relationships

  • Providing More Service Than You are Paid For
  • What Makes a Great Employee
  • What Makes a Great Employer
  • Building Customer and Client Relationships


Part 5: Success with Wealth and Money

Chapter 14: Achieving Financial Success

  • The Search for Financial Freedom
  • Wealthy People are Different
  • The First Step: Define Your Wealth Number
  • Understanding the Different Types of Wealth


Chapter 15: Becoming Master of the Board

  • Personal Wealth is the Board Game of Life
  • Debt: Your Foe or Friend?


Chapter 16: Crafting Your Wealth Plan

  • Realizing Your Market Value
  • Fighting Against Human Nature: Wants Become Needs
  • Pay the Most Important Person First: You
  • Guaranteeing Your Retirement Success


Part 6: The Time and Success Connection

Chapter 17: Setting Your Habits for Time Management Success

  • Getting to Know Yourself
  • Following a System
  • Overcoming Time-Management Obstacles
  • Secondary Defenses: Minimizing Damage When Calls Get Through
  • Maintaining Your Motivation as You Press Ahead
  • Making Decisions: Just Do it
  • Keeping Motivation High


Chapter 18: Time Equals Money

  • Why Your Hourly Rate is Important
  • Calculating Your Hourly Income
  • Boosting Your Hourly Value through Your Work Efforts
  • Making Value-Based Time Decisions in Your Personal Life


Chapter 19: Creating the Success Habit of Time-Blocking

  • Focusing Your Energy with the 80/20 Theory of Everything
  • Getting Down to Specifics: Daily Prioritization
  • Blocking Off Your Time and Plugging in Your To-Do Items
  • Assessing Your Progress and Adjusting Your Plan as Needed


Part 7: The Part of Tens

Chapter 20: Ten Personal Characteristics to Improve Success

  • Perseverance
  • Doing More than You are Paid For
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Gratitude
  • Positive Attitude
  • Integrity
  • Persuasion
  • Patience
  • Concentration
  • Self-Confidence


Chapter 21: Ten Measures and Models of Success

  • Playing Your Game
  • Keeping Up with Daily Habits
  • Staying on Top of Your Physical Health
  • Serving Others
  • Maintaining Business Savvy or Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Working toward Security
  • Building Self-Confidence
  • Looking for Self-Improvement
  • Staying Mentally Tough
  • Creating a Legacy


Chapter 22: The Ten Biggest Wealth Success Mistakes

  • Starting Too Late or Not Early Enough
  • Lacking Clarity for Your Future
  • Not Having a Written Wealth Strategy Plan
  • Carrying High-Interest-Rate Consumer Debt
  • Not Using "Good Debt" Wisely
  • Not Having a Rainy-Day Fund
  • Poor Estate Planning
  • Going Alone without a Wealth Team
  • Being Timid When Opportunity Arrives
  • Not Remaining Married to Your First Spouse