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Make It Big! 49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success

ISBN-10: 0471443999
ISBN-13: 9780471443995
Edition: 2002
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Description: PRAISE FORMAKE IT BIG!"In the competitive world of ultra highend residential real estate, Frank McKinney has managed to do what Ive done with projects all over the world. His groundbreaking deals and brandmaking attention to detail have enabled him  More...

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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/21/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

PRAISE FORMAKE IT BIG!"In the competitive world of ultra highend residential real estate, Frank McKinney has managed to do what Ive done with projects all over the world. His groundbreaking deals and brandmaking attention to detail have enabled him to make it big within his chosen field. Read his book and learn how you too can become a great success." ---- Donald J. Trump"Frank McKinney is in the vanguard of . . . multimilliondollar spec home builders."---- Fortune"Frank McKinney has always liked to live on the edge ...he likes to live dangerously."---- The Wall Street Journal"Frank is a real estate entrepreneur extraordinaire. The vision he applies in creating his estate homes will someday be legendary. Everyone should be interested in his compelling life story."---- George F. Valassis, founder/former CEOValassis Communications, Inc.If you wish to enter the real estate profession, you will find much in these pages to help you. However, anyone can benefit from these 49 philosophies and learn from the examples Frank describes. The stories of succeeding against enormous odds, sacrificing personal comfort to put everything into your business, living according to your vision, putting in a full days work day in and day out, contributing to others, and enjoying your life every moment, I believe can provide great inspiration no matter what your stage or status in life.---- Rich De Vos, cofounderAmway, excerpted from the Foreword

Frank McKinney is a two-time international bestselling author, philanthropist, and extreme risk-taker best known for his unprecedented success as a real-estate "artist" and visionary. From his modest first $50,000 fixer-upper in 1986 to his first $2.2 million spec home on the ocean in 1992, McKinney has created and sold 36 oceanfront properties with an average selling price over $15 million. Now into 2009 and beyond, the world's wealthiest clamor for his masterpieces, each inspired by exotic locales and infused with vivid imagination. McKinney was recently recognized as one of the ten most influential people in luxury real estate and is the creator of two of the largest and most opulent "green" spec homes in the world, priced at $29 and $30 million. He lives with his wife, Nilsa, and their daughter, Laura, in Delray Beach, Florida. Visit Frank-McKinney.com and Burst-This.com.<br><br>Proceeds from all book sales go to benefit the good works of McKinney's Caring House Project Foundation, which provides a self-sustaining existence for some of the most desperately poor and homeless families around the world.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Have a Vision for Your Passion
Recognize Your Highest Calling As Early As Possible in Life
Know Where You're Going: Create a Personal Vision or Mission Statement
Figure Yourself Out: Spend Time in Introspection
Act with Integrity: Live Up to Your Own Idea of Who You Are
Be Sensitive to Life's Lessons and Learn from Them
Don't Compromise Your Beliefs or Person, Ever!
Each of Us Has Not Only a Professional Talent but a Spiritual One As Well. Find Yours and Apply It
Stake Your Territory: Create a Unique Brand for You and Your Life
To Live an Extraordinary Life You Must Resist an Ordinary Approach
Find and Fill a Niche--an Area That You Believe Is Missing in the Marketplace
Apply True Focus to What You Do Best. Until You Are Ready, Do Not Be Distracted Outside Your Niche
Have a Passion for What You Do, Both at Work and at Home
Don't Let Others Deter Your Entrepreneurial Passion or Enthusiasm
Learn from Highly Respected, Successful People What Makes Them Tick
Once You Are Able to Love Yourself, Don't Hesitate to Let Others Know
Set Yourself Apart and Celebrate Your Individuality, Yet Include Humility
Take the "Lunch Pail" Approach While Answering Your Highest Calling
Do Your Job, Do It Well, and Do It Every Day
Persevere toward Your Ideal of Spiritual Fulfillment, Happiness, Dream, or Goal Each Day
Proactively and Creatively Persist, Day In and Day Out
Learn Something New Each Day and Forget the Lure of Pride. Ask Yourself, "What Can I Do Better Today Than Yesterday?"
Sit on the Other Side of the Desk First
Think Win-Win, Be Fair, Then Close the Deal
Avoid Vices and Unhealthy Temptations As They Suck the Life Out of Progress and Success
You Must Be Disciplined. Go to Bed Early and Get Up Early
Organization Is the Key to Success
Take Risks. They're the Difference between a $30,000 Fixer-Upper and a $30 Million Mansion Built on Speculation
Gently Yet Often Exercise Your Risk Threshold like a Muscle. Eventually It Will Become Stronger and Able to Withstand Greater Pressure
Never Gamble. Calculate the Maximum Amount of Risk You Feel You Can Afford to Take
Trust in, and Act on, Your Initial Gut Feeling
Make a Commitment to Yourself to Say Yes More Than No. Don't Hesitate
Be Prepared to Fail Before You Succeed
Live in the Future instead of the Past--Use Imagination, Not Memory, When Making Decisions
Celebrate Each Humble Victory as a Triumphant Achievement--Build Confidence
Make a Difference: Live a Life That Matters
Many of Us Are Fortunate to Be Blessed with the Ability to Succeed--Not for Our Sole Benefit, but So We May Apply the Result of Our Success to Assist Others
You Cannot Brighten Another's Path without Lighting Your Own
Be Honest and Truthful with Others As Well As Yourself
When Your Conscience Speaks, You'd Better Listen
Truly Feel What Compassion Is
Give More Than You Receive
Approach Life Knowing There Will Always Be Plenty to Go Around. Be Generous
Leave an Enduring Legacy
Enjoy the Ride
If We Are Fortunate, 97 Percent of Our Ordinary Life Is Spent Pursuing the Extraordinary 3 Percent. Enjoy the 97 Percent, and Recognize and Adore the 3 Percent as Extraordinary Golden Moments
Take Time to Recharge Your Battery. You Won't Get the Golden Egg without First Taking Care of the Goose
Never Grow Up, and Consistently Renew
Resist the Temptation to Act like an Adult. Never Lose the Little Girl or Boy Inside
Fall in Love; Don't Hesitate to Show Your Affection; Don't Hesitate on Anything
Approach Each Day with Flair
Each Day You Are on the Concert Stage of Life, So You'd Better Make It Rock!
Laugh Often--and Make Sure You're Able to Laugh at Yourself
Live Your Life with No Regrets. When You Are Older, What Will You Say from Your Rocking Chair?
The Last Secret: There's Always One More
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