Do you want to be an achiever? I hope so and believe you can become one! In my book “ACHIEVERS’ I have collected 25 personal stories of people who have been achievers in their lives. Some are retired and some are still active in their careers. Some are on their way but are achievers already. It is possible for all of us to be achievers! I define achievers as anyone who goes out and does something for the benefit of society and also for supporting themselves as well as they can. Some achieve wealth; some just achieve financial stability and independence. Others achieve success in helping others while still providing for themselves and their families. Achievers are interesting people. They do something useful with their lives! Some achievers had family support when they started out and others didn’t have it. Some went to college right after high school and others went later when they realized they needed an education to move up in their fields. Some never went to college even though they thought they would have been even more successful if they had gotten an education. The stories I have collected all have one thing I common: they started at the bottom! Some took jobs with low starting pay and discovered how they could move up in their organization if they were successful. Like a salesman, their goal was getting their foot in the door and showing their customer (employer) how much more they had to offer. Hard work was a given for these folks, but they all attribute their success to other things as well. Education, people skills, problem solving skills are among the top things they share. And they shared a purpose too; they all had a high degree of serving their customer, their company/boss and their peers. Some had a passion and pursued it successfully. Others weren’t as interested in finding their dream job as they were in finding a way to support themselves and their families. But in the process they also discovered their dream job even though their dreams may have changed along the way. Some started businesses of their own with the purpose of serving needs of others. They found success by meeting those needs and managing their businesses well. These people also learned how to handle money at an early age and be frugal. That is why many of these people are now retired and living comfortably on their savings or retirement dollars they had earned over their careers. This book was written for two primary purposes
• To show young people examples of how others became achievers and lived well in the process • To give folks in transition some ideas to help them get restarted in a new career or business
• Lastly, everyone likes a story, and stories about real people are interesting!