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Review by Magnify3 -- How To Be Successful

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[Following is a volunteer review of "How To Be Successful" by M. Curtis McCoy.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Do you want to know how to be a success? I have just the right book for you to read. How To Be Successful – Think Like A Leader is a motivational and inspirational book by M. Curtis McCoy. It is a non-fiction book written for a general audience of people that desire to improve their lives.

The author is an American entrepreneur who lost everything after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. The doctors gave him only 60-90 days to live. Not only did he survive cancer, but he went on to open a cellular store that is now a nationwide business. Apart from being an entrepreneur, McCoy is a business development expert, an influencer, author, and keynote speaker.

The 185-page book is an easy read and has 27 chapters. It is well written and thought-provoking. McCoy not only tells his story but interviews other leaders from different walks of life who had equally experienced struggles or failure but now live successful lives. Not given to reading motivational books, I expected them all to be entrepreneurs. These leaders were a Navy seal sniper, a Pastor, Ex-Prisoner turned Publisher, Musician, an Author, and the CMO of best Cellular (McCoy’s mother).

One of the best things about the book is how each leader seems to have a similar definition of success that is not money-related. Some of them had even read the same books by the same authors. They were intentional in their daily improvement and able to admit a weakness that needed to be correcting. What stood out to me was that most of them valued both faith and family time.

McCoy also shares the laws of success with true-life examples that are relatable and easy to understand. He challenges the reader right from the start in the second chapter titled: What is your excuse? I couldn’t agree more with the author when I read the following statement on page 8: “The challenge for many people is not finding their goal but deciding to pursue it.”

I found the book helpful and refreshing. What I liked most was the author’s intent to inspire many through leaders with different backgrounds. I enjoyed how he conversationally writes his book. You can feel with him and go along with him on his life’s journey as he describes things he learnt, overcame and even how he learnt to say no.

What I didn’t really like was the long interview by the Navy Seal Sniper. It was very descriptive; but long that I felt a bit tired. Fortunately, it was at the beginning of the book, so I was able to move on quickly after that.

This book is rated 4 out of 4 stars. It appears to have been professionally edited and had no errors. It contained no profanity or sexual content. I would gladly recommend this book to readers of motivational books, people in leadership, and anyone looking for inspiration.

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Great review. I love inspirational and motivational books. This book is definitely a book for everyone because we all want to be successful.

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Thanks for this review. I would definitely like to read this book. Inspirational books always inspire me to be a better person.

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We could all use tips on how to be more motivated and driven, something that we all struggle with from time to time. This seems like a great read, and very inspirational. Thank you so much for the recommendation!

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Chigo Nwagboso wrote:
25 Oct 2020, 13:36
Great review. I love inspirational and motivational books. This book is definitely a book for everyone because we all want to be successful.
Thanks for taking time to read my review. This is really a good book to read. I hope that you get the chance to read it.

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Happie01 wrote:
26 Oct 2020, 02:54
Thanks for this review. I would definitely like to read this book. Inspirational books always inspire me to be a better person.
Thanks for taking time to read my review. I hope that you get the chance to read it.

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Ashley-Osuna wrote:
26 Oct 2020, 15:22
We could all use tips on how to be more motivated and driven, something that we all struggle with from time to time. This seems like a great read, and very inspirational. Thank you so much for the recommendation!
Thanks for taking time to read my review. I hope that you get the chance to read it.

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Given their different professions, it was interesting that some of them not only read the same books by the same authors but actually mentioned them in their interviews. That sounds like must-read material!

Thank you for your thorough review.
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Books that help one to grow are always welcome on my bookshelf. Thanks for the great review and recommendation.

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You have to admire this author for all that he accomplished after his horrible diagnosis. Most people would just give up. This sounds like a very motivational book. Thanks for your wonderful review!

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I suppose it all depends on your definition of success. All in all, it sounds like a good book if you are willing to read a self-help book. Thanks.
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This sounds like an invaluable resource for everyone who prefer the genre. I commend the author for focusing on such an important topic. Thanks for the great review!

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This seems to offer some really practical advice. I like that the examples were drawn from real-life experiences that are relatable and easy to understand.

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An interesting book that offers food for thought about success and failure told by the author and other people with a diverse background. Thank you for your great review!
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MsH2k wrote:
31 Oct 2020, 19:10
Given their different professions, it was interesting that some of them not only read the same books by the same authors but actually mentioned them in their interviews. That sounds like must-read material!

Thank you for your thorough review.
Yes, that is so true. I wondered how they all read and mentioned the same books by the same authors.

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