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The Colour of My Underwear Is ... Blue! [Paperback]

Danny Lyon
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Book Description

Nov. 18 2010
With over 60 marathons and 20 years of business experience,Danny Lyon shares why people create such varying levels of business and personal success. Lyon reveals the secrets of the success "high-flyers", the "turnaround artists", the "comfort zone dwellers", and the "give-ups". No matter where you are in your life right now, Lyon sheds light on how you may be holding yourself back and what it takes to get out of your own way.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Success made easy April 2 2011
Danny writes from the heart. He tells his personal stories so everybody can relate to them and maybe even think of things which have happen to themselves. The book has great exercises in it to put you on your road to success and at the same time it is so humorous written that you can't stop reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining and super worthwhile read March 15 2011
I recently purchased 2 copies of Danny's book (one to keep and one to give away) and upon finishing my copy I must say I really enjoyed it. Danny is a great story teller with an extremely worthwhile message for entrepreneurial types and those just looking for a way to help themselves succeed.... with anything. The book was a fun read with a great message and as a bonus includes many useful and worthwhile worksheets and tools to actually allow you to implement what you are learning. Well done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Pick Jan. 15 2011
This book is an excellent read, motivational, uplifting and full of wonderful stories. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for that one thing in their lives to push them over the top to their own success but aren't quite sure what it is. Every page is original and inspiring. It is one of those books you can keep on the shelf and re-read time and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Read Jan. 2 2011
I just finished Danny Lyon's inspirational book, 'The Colour of My Underwear Is Blue', and I can't think of a better start to a New Year. Danny's obvious joy for life is infectious, his honesty witty and refreshing. Danny's tools for guidance toward a richer life, both professionally and personally, clearly outline the way for each of us to follow his example, learn from our mistakes, and not only reach for the stars, but grab them!

Sharon Madill
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Like Exposure! Jan. 23 2011
By Big John - Published on
Definitely one of the more unusual, intriguing and rewarding books on self-development and living a fulfilling life that I have read in a long time.

The author's primary theme is that, as we go through life, every one of us creates our own network of family, friends, colleagues and other people who have impacted us along the way. This network is one of our strongest and durable assets and is often the one we make the least use of.

Danny Lyon contends that one of the most important keys to success (and he has an entire, wonderful chapter on the many different definitions of "success" are available through his own network) is to use the talent and energy or our own networks to support and motivate us to dare and to achieve so much more than we could on our own. But - and this is a really important "but" - this can only happen if one is willing to expose oneself, one's fears, one's ambitions and, most importantly, one's shortcomings to our network. Only by allowing others to know what one really wants and needs can they help, support and inspire.

Danny is also an amazing story-teller Not the fables and fantasies of childhood (and occasionally arrested adulthood!) but the stories of things that have happened to him that have their own message and were rich seams of learning. He has an ability to create the situation, convey the events and relationships that were important and relevant at the time, and to teach the lesson of exposure that shows the way to greatness and to success.

To be candid, the book does show some signs of hasty editing in places and some of the otherwise excellent worksheets and record-keeping charts would be much more user-friendly if provided in a full-page format (and it now appears that they are, in fact, available as downloads from the author's website, so play fair, buy the book and follow the instructions to obtain the downloads).

And in the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I have known Danny Lyon for a number of years and have always admired his ability to communicate his own infectious enthusiasm for life, for friends and for helping others. Nevertheless, I was surprised at the depth of content, insight and fresh awareness that this book gave me. Thank you, Danny, for sharing this with the world and for exposing yourself for our benefit!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book - you'll be glad you did!! Jan. 16 2011
By Sonja Skage - Published on
Danny Lyon has a down-to-earth, humourous and direct style of sharing key concepts critical for success - YOUR SUCCESS!! His stories are funny and interesting and yet they also include a powerful message that can help you achieve your dreams and goals. This book includes several exercises and worksheets and is especially valuable for the small business owner that wants more out of their business and their life. Do yourself a huge favor and add this book to your library of success books. You'll be glad you did!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great title March 4 2013
By Shari Simpson - Published on
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Sensible, entertaining and easy to read. Danny Lyon is a wonderful storyteller and this book was easy to follow. A 'small-town' man at heart.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Communicated June 8 2011
By Jeff Parker - Published on
A timely, well written and brilliantly communicated message for people who desire to excel in both life and business. Using wit and humour Danny Lyon effectively communicates the age old relevant philosophy, "The Golden Rule" and "Givers Gain". Presenting a concise and clear picture of the importance of using the network that we all have available to us to transform our lives in ways we never thought possible.

The message is clear, 'You must be willing to expose yourself for success to happen'. Danny brings out some practical steps and gives us some great exercises to put the wheels in motion to realize how your network can benefit you and how you can reciprocate.

Excellent read, this book has lasting rewards!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightning: enjoyed immensley May 10 2011
By inwinnipeg - Published on
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Dan Lyon does for the entrepreneur what the wheel did for the stone age.
A terrific read which leaves us asking "we want more". Lets see another book with this wealth of knowledge.
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