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You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success Paperback – Feb 5 1998
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From Library Journal
Motivational tips from a renowned minority business leader?and Oprah's once and future love.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Stedman Graham is best known for being Oprah Winfrey's boyfriend. Even he knows that, and it bugged him for a long time. But Graham, a businessman and civic leader, got beyond that designation just as he got beyond the difficult times in his life. Born into a working-class minority family and teased about the mental difficulties of his two younger brothers, Graham hoped to be an NBA star but never made it quite that far in professional sports. But when the going got rough . . . well, you know the rest. His secret, revealed here in detail, is a nine-step plan for success whose precepts are familiar from the works of numerous other motivational authors. Graham is articulate, and his book will provoke readers of all backgrounds to take a look at their own lives and perhaps adapt the author's blueprint for success. With so many personal anecdotes, the book functions as autobiography as well as motivational guide. And yes, Oprah makes a few appearances here but only when absolutely necessary. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Stedman Graham successfully put abstract ideas (how to succeed) into concrete instructions (the 9-step) with examples. It lets us more easily to understand what to do and how to do in order to be a successful person. Also, those nine steps are really practical in the reality and suitable for everyone who want to be outstanding.
In this book, Stedman Graham likes encouraging us to ask ourselves questions. It is good because it helps us to make sure that we are in the right track and really moving forward to success. Besides, although Stedman Graham is an American and most examples are happened in America, his concepts are also applicable in Asian countries, such as china.
To sum up, I think it is worthwhile to spend some time to read this book and find out our own objective in life and then plan to achieve it.
In You Can Make It Happen, Graham describes various scenarios where lack of motivation plays a key role in the situation. What really intrigued me about You Can Make It Happen is that for every scenario Graham offered an easy to understand solution that made sense. This makes the book not only interesting and helpful, but makes it great.
For example, Graham mentions in many occasions his frequent insecurities while playing basketball professionally. He often thought that he was not playing well and suffered lapses of confidence. These lapses caused him to not take certain shots when he was open and things of that nature. Finally he concluded that he had to solve this problem. What he did is, he took shots before practice that he knew he could make. This would get him on a role and before he knew it he was making most of his shots. This gave him confidence that he needed for the game and told him that he could make the important shots in the game. So his good shooting would continue on to the game.Read more ›
Mark Llewhellin (U.K)
Kimberley Lindsay Wilson, author of Work It! The Black Woman's Guide to Success at Work.
Most recent customer reviews
Stedman's approach to motivating his readers is one all to common. I found this book only to be full of cliches - pointing out the obvious and reinforcing it like a nagging... Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by Clearbolt
This book is a must read for all who seek or need inspiration. Stedman has a common sense approach to educational, social issues and career/personal guidance.Published on May 5 2001 by Kenneth H. Waters
I had the opportunity of participating in Mr. Graham's seminar recently. The "facts" which he pointed out really made an impact in my life and have changed my way of... Read morePublished on June 9 2000 by Amazon Customer
I didnt expect much when I got this audiobook originally, but after I got past "why am I listening to Oprah's boyfriend? Read morePublished on Nov. 29 1998
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