Book Review: The Real Truth about Success: What the Top 1 Percent Do Differently, You Can Do it by Garrison Wynn, and Why They Will Not Tell You.
It is a book that takes a real look at what makes people successful as well as the fact that what makes them successful is almost certainly not what you think (or at least you will change your head by the time you get to the end of the book). Dissatisfied with the standard answers he got from nearly 5,000 professionals, Mr. Wynn set out to find out the truth the real reason these people were successful. Most of us know things and success eludes them. Yet, here were people who were successful, did not do them any differently than anyone else, and yet did some of the right things, but not all. Why? By using wit and persistence, he convinced many of these successful people to agree to a more in depth interviews. The results of these interviews give answers which were common sense, sometimes surprising, and sometimes the result of hard work to him.
He debunks three of the classic reasons people cite for their success:
1) The power of positive thinking propels you to success;
2) to have greater influence, what you need to offer must be bigger, better, more advanced, or greatly enhanced to surpass its competitors;
3) genius is the foundation of success. He then replaces them with several skills that everyone has, but most people do not use (or do not know how to use) including personal relationships, what other people want from you, and understanding how you’re perceived by others (and using that to your advantage), and other secret advantages. He goes on to tell you the best way to implement these advantages in your life.
With real-life stories and humor, Wynn outlines the ways you can be successful, make the most of what you’ve and the best way to use your disadvantages to your advantage. You can use what you’ll be able to learn from this book whether you’re just trying to get through life or in business. The book is easy to read and full of great ideas. This book is essential for anyone’s personal development library you can use hearing aids from your hearing test to listen to this great book.
Garrison Wynn is a former professional stand-up comedian as well as the founder of Wynn Solutions, a firm that provides influence techniques and business strategies to audiences round the world. In his teens, Wynn worked with Hank and Magnavox Aaron to promote the world’s first video gaming system, and by age 27, he became the youngest department head in the history of a Fortune 500 company. He lives in Houston, Texas.