Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success
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A USA Today Bestseller
Inc. Magazine Top 100 Business Book and Top 10 Leadership Book of 2015
Axiom Business Book Gold Award Winner
How Anyone Can Win . . . Again and Again
We all know people who seem to move from success to success, with barely a pause or dip in between. They're always excited about the next big project or goal. When trouble comes, they land on their feet. They are role models and opinion makers who lead rewarding lives. In a world full of people who almost win, these are the few who do it repeatedly and consistently.
Larry Weidel has benefitted tremendously from the mentorship of some of these serial winners. Applying and adapting their lessons allowed him to achieve extraordinary success and coach others to do the same. In Serial Winner, he distills the 5 basic actions of the Cycle of Winning to help you:
-Move forward when you feel stuck.
-Crush early doubts and give yourself the best shot of succeeding.
-Overcome obstacles to win anyway.
-Maintain your mental toughness until you cross the finish line.
-Avoid the winner's trap and use the momentum of each win to achieve the next.
Through inspiring and funny stories and no-nonsense advice, Larry exposes the myths and facts about successful people and shares essential insights into achieving whatever you want in life. Whether you're just starting a venture or looking to get out of a longstanding rut,Serial Winner shows you the steps for creating a regular pattern of success!
interviews and online. First, Phelps accepted the blame. “It was just a crappy race,”9 he said in one interview. “They just swam a better race than me, a smarter race than me, and were better prepared than me.” No excuses. His fault. Facts. And within those facts were the answers to how he could win the next races: race smarter, prepare better, swim harder. The other reality was how lousy he felt about the loss. “It’s just really frustrating to start off on a bad note like this.” He was used to
Belichick pacing on the sidelines shouting, “Finish the game! Finish the game!” But the Patriots couldn’t. They allowed themselves to believe that achieving an early lead was enough. It was subconscious and none of them would admit it, but the results said they slacked off and let themselves get beaten. Every expert who watched the game said their offense wilted in the second half. Sure, they were exhausted, but so is every team in the last quarter. They knew they couldn’t use that excuse.
to see at the time of day when your willpower, your patience, is exhausted too! As adults, our willpower can be depleted by stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, poor diet—all things that can occur when we’re in the final push. Winners help sustain their mental toughness by doing what they can to limit negative stress. They don’t obsess over what might happen. They focus on what they should and can do right now. They resist the temptation to let emotion override logic. They use their ability
winner knows how to commit. Before the plane takes off or the decision is made, a winner is gathering information, debating, and analyzing all the choices. Eventually the time comes to make a decision and once that decision is made they commit to the finish. They don’t give themselves alternatives. They don’t even consider the “excuse for failure” parachute. They’re all in. They’re obsessed. Finishing is the only option. In the last chapter I wrote about adapting and making adjustments. When
with unrealistic expectations for themselves, piled on top of unrealistic expectations from those around them. They may be pressured into activities and even careers for which they have no passion or aptitude. That pressure can cause them to burn out early. Growing up in a wealthy family can breed even more challenges: an entitlement attitude, poor financial judgment, an inability to connect fulfillment with contribution to the world. Why do you think Warren Buffett plans to give away 99 percent