Identity Your Passport to Success

ISBN-10: 0132876590

ISBN-13: 9780132876599

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

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Happiness and success flow directly from establishing your authentic identity – first inside, and then to the world. InIdentity: Passport to Freedom,New York Timesbest-selling author Stedman Graham helps you do just that. Graham begins with a working definition of identity, and shares powerful insights about finding one’s own identity from many of the world’s most fascinating and world-changing individuals. Next, he provides a process and structure you can use on your own journey to create your own authentic identity, illustrating it with the experiences of others’ personal discovery and creation. You’ll learn how some truly remarkable people established clarity of meaning for themselves… chose values to live by… developed a passionate sense of purpose… andlinked their values and purpose to their work in the world. Finally, Graham introduces his patented9 Step Plan for SuccessTM,bringing this process to life through the stories of individuals who’ve resolved their identity questions, and built a life that matters powerfully: to themselves, their families, colleagues, friends, and the world. Guiding you along your journey, Graham and his extraordinary interviewees helps you wrestle with questions like:How will you change when you truly know yourself? How can you align your inner and outer selves? How can you keep them aligned, as the world rages around you?If you want to live a happier, more fulfilled, more purposeful life, here are the tools you need to make it happen!
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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 2/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Stedman Graham, the author of the New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen and Teens Can Make It Happen, is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates and an adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Noam Kostucki is a professional speaker, coach and consultant on communication, strategy and innovation. He believes that everything can be turned into an art form, whether be public speaking, building a brand or running a business. Over the last decade, he has engaged with over 20,000 people in 12 countries. He worked with multinational clients like HP and Tata Consultancy Services. He has made over 45 media appearances, gave two TED Talks and received the UK Business Speaker of the Year 2011 runner up award. He has spoken at over 80 international conferences and at institutions like Harvard University Yale University, the London School of Economics and executive networks. He has written three books: the first on personal branding, the second on how perception and beliefs affect important business decisions and the third on how to find the best mentors and keep them is due mid-2014. Find more on

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The greatest gift somebody can get as a human being
If you don't have a strong identity, you don't have a choice
You Have a Choice
Living with a race-based consciousness
The first step to freedom
Why you need a process for becoming successful
Getting the gift of choice
Taking a deep, hard look at yourself
Knowing Yourself Should Be Easy. It Isn't. Why Is That?
Are you letting everybody but you decide who you are or should be?
Who do you see when you look in the mirror?
Write a ten-word want ad for yourself
How to become more attractive to others
What Do Your Personal Values Have to Do with Your Identity?
The correlation between your identity and how people relate to you
Why growing up disadvantaged can give you strength
Being different can make you more interesting
How a willingness to change makes you gifted and successful
Can Your Attitude Affect Identity?
Why it's your decision to be who you are
From college drop-out to #1 entrepreneur under
mophie, kluster, and quirky--Profile in Success
Can People's Identity Change?
To be successful in any of the roles you take on in your life, you have to fill the role with the spirit of your real self, your passion, and your values
Steve Jobs--Profile in Success
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice
Do You Transform Your Own Identity? Or Is It Owning Your Identity That Transforms Your Life?
How you always have options and sometimes don't know it
What matters to you can change over time
How your identity evolves
Why when you bring value to the world around you, you feel good about yourself--you feel successful
When Identity Must Deal with a Life Crisis
Whether change is planned or unplanned, there's always opportunity for you to prepare for it
How to identify the values that bring out the best in you and live by them
Why, when you are not moving forward, you're not even standing still; you're really going backward
Friendship, Teamwork, and Your Identity
Why you will find it's good for you to be around people who have the same values as you
If you have a dream, you need a team
How the people with whom you connect as you strive toward your success can help you, or can get in your way
Persistence and Your Identity
Come to think of yourself as a work of art in progress
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Why you've got to have mentors to hang out with who are winners
What to do when people bet against you
How it's about being loyal to your values and your vision
Adjustments and Tune-ups for Your Identity
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Why the successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do
How it happens that as you become clear about who you are and show it to the world, opportunities for success will start to find you
Bringing It All Together--Committing to Your Vision
The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating--in work, in play, in love
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