Yes You Can is filled with stories of everyday people who have turned their lives around to become successful. The result of over 1,300 interviews and surveys with business owners and successful people, Townsend takes you through dozens of examples of people from broken homes, immigrants, single mothers, and other backgrounds and shows you how they started living lives of significance.
The book, also available for Kindle, is ideal for people of all levels, whether a high school student getting ready for his first job or her first year in college, or a 28 year old wondering if he's in the right career, or a 45 year old second guessing whether he's made the right decisions. It even highlights seniors who refuse to retire and shows how they can do more than wait around for their Social Security checks.
As James Kellahin, multi-award winning television director/ producer/writer says,
"Sorry, Harvard, you don’t need an MBA to rock the world.
“Yes You Can” is more than a “look what I did” memoir or an ego trip about business. Don’t let the simplicity of Bill’s presentation fool you. Buy the ticket. Take the journey.
You’ll travel through Bill’s experience and discover stories of others who have created successful lives, careers, and relationships. No matter who you are, you can use these pages to take control of your life and become more successful immediately.
Here’s the director’s advice. Own your own future. Take two chapters a day and change your life. You’re the next great story. Get started living it. Ready? OK. And, Action!"
If you need motivation or a push to help find your true calling, Yes You Can is worth reading.
Some of the people profiled in Yes You Can include:
Jack Welch - former CEO of GE
Norman Vincent Peale - motivational speaker
Joseph Hardy - founder of 84 Lumber Company
Edward Ryan - founder of Ryan Homes
Mike Nelson - VP Advertising at Yahoo!
Bob Davis - former CEO Lycos.com
Ben Bassi - CEO of CommonPlaces
Joseph Curtin - violinmaker and recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award"
Anne Akiko Meyers - world-renowned concert violinist
R. Douglas Andrews - Six Sigma expert
Bill Gates - founder of Microsoft
John Paul DeJoria - founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems
Dan and Frank Carney - founders of Pizza Hut
Davre Davidson, founder of ARAMARK
Frank Federer - corporate turnaround professional
Charles Lindbergh - aviation pioneer
Sol Linowitz - Chairman of Xerox
Kemmons Wilson - founder of Holiday Inn
Ron Popeil - inventor of Showtime Roisserie and the Pocket Fisherman
Ed Smalis - founder of Smalis Corp.
Rocky Blier - Hall of Fame running back from the Pittsburgh Steelers
Yes You Can! was awarded the inaugeral Vision Award by the American Institute of Attitudinal Psychology, recognizing it as the year's best self-help book.
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