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Official Guide to Success (Panther Books) [Paperback]

Tom Hopkins
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11 April 1994 Panther Books
Tom Hopkins started his career as a salesperson earning $42 a month. But a five-day sales training seminar changed all that. In the next six months Hopkins sold a million dollars' worth of $25,000 houses. He then began to look at and analyze his own success. In this book, he offers his personal success programme. It's not sales training: it's training in the art of success - at being happy, well off in mind, body and bank account. This guide teaches the reader tried and tested motivational and inspirational techniques to help achieve one's goals.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; (Reissue) edition (11 April 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0586063153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0586063156
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 400,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 'The Official Guide to Success', Tom Hopkins, who made his first million at the age of twenty-seven, makes public his tried and tested motivational and inspirational techniques to help you achieve your goals. Whether you seek success in business, or in your personal life, these practical, positive formulas will help you to become, and remain, one of life's winners.

Learn how to:
• Build up your image and self-esteem
• Break out of the chains of the past
• Function creatively without a need for the approval of others
• Change negative behaviour patterns and create new success-orientated habits
• Overcome worry and use stress positively
• Set priorities and use self-discipline for quality time management

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5.0 out of 5 stars A lifechanging event 28 Sep 2002
I first read this book many years back while in business and can honestly say it has been the most influential of all the many,many business books I have bought
I was so impressed I went on to buy another 6 copies that I gave to friends,family and business people I thought would benefit most. Without exception they all came back to me to tell me how it changed their lives--honestly!!
I am back on this site now to buy another 6 copies for Son-in-laws and nephews and nieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Work ethic books are less than fashionable! 14 May 2012
This book was essential reading for myself and many colleagues years ago, and followed on from another Tom Hopkins book about successful selling.

In 'The Official Guide to Success' Tom has crafted a legend of a book with its core focus being on personal responsibility : for your results, your output, your attitude, your self-esteem, the way you interact with others, the use of goals, the development of people skills, etc.

This is a book I have bought too many times, often lending my own copy out and (not surprisingly never having it returned!) finding enormous value in the content. Yes, we know there can often be negative or slanted press articles about accepting and taking personal responsibility for our own results, for the outcomes we seek, but this is the book that shares the home truths such as "If it's to be, it's up to me!" Great book, but you better get a few copies and keep one under lock and key to ensure you always have your own copy. My umpteenth copy of this great book is close to my desk.

Nick is the author of books including "Live Your Best Life" and "The Money Seminar".
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By Turbo-T
This is an exceptional book for personal development, filled with well written, practical and insightful advice.

I have a library of over 200 books on personal development; this is one of the best.

For example: He debuffs the cliche of working smarter not harder by explaining that many people who attempt to work smarter, not harder end up being lazy and semi-productive, and instead suggests that you should work smarter and harder!

I highly encourage you to read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awful cover, great book! 3 Aug 2007
It is refreshing to be able to read a book full of good ideas and with no padding! The criticisms levelled against this book are fair enough, but the point is the techniques Hopkins proposes do actually work.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The usual cheezy american success guide 16 Sep 2004
By Splossy
There's something a bit odd about Tom Hopkins! Is it really healthy to write notes to yourself saying stuff like: "I accept myself as a successful human being" and then read them 5 times a day? How would you feel if your friends found the cards? Pretty embarassed I'd say - and rightly so! The idea that you can really change your personality by repeating words over and over in your head is unproven weird nonsense. The rest of the book gives some good, if not blindingly obvious advice. If you want to be successful and rich you have to: work very hard, spend less than you earn and keep some sense of balance. No way! His Golden Words that GUARANTEE SUCCESS are typical - all you have to do is read these words and live by them every minute of every day: "At any moment in time I always do the most productive thing". Obviously if you always do the most productive thing you will do well. But you can't decide what is productive and you can't always make yourself do it either. So what help is that? When he starts on about shedding your "loser friends" and hanging out only with WINNERS you start to wonder where the humanity has gone...
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