Thoughts on: Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success by Cynthia Kocialski

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Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of The Class by Cynthia Kocialski is a non-fiction business book in which the author talks gives some advice and observations about success. This is a short book, written in personal and informal style.

The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— enter at the end of the post.

  • 112 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 1466404787

My rating for Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success –5

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Thoughts:
In Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of The Class author Cynthia Kocialski (web­site |blog) provides entertaining and useful advice to parents and their children.

What I like about Ms. Kocialski’s books (I read two so far) is that she writes from experience, in a very knowledgeable, authoritative yet understandable voice. While one could consider Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success a business book, it is no written as such and the author reflects on her success at the end of each chapter.

If the book has a theme it is that focusing only on grades does not necessarily gives the person the tools to achieve success with. Formal schooling is important of course, but so is dedication, practice, learning from mistakes and vision.

Having an easy time at school, getting good grades without effort teaches the kids that anything can be achieved without any effort. However, when those A students reach the real world, they realize that their academic grades will only get them their first job.

Those who are looking for a quick advice about being successful are going to be disappointed. There are no shortcuts in this book, nor is success a solitary sport. The advice Ms. Kocialski gives helped me look at things differently, reassessing my skills and goals and adding new ones to the list.

I wish I had access to this book in high school, or even in my twenties as it is a wonderful resource and full of information that I found valuable. I still remember what my friend Tripp Braden of www.MarketLeadership.net has told me many moons ago, that the A students will someday work for the C students.

If nothing else, I’d like to think this book would make me a better parent.

So tell me, do you think an A average guarantees success?

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Give­away

  • Give­away ends: March 06, 2012

  • US Ship­ping Addresses Only

  • No PO Boxes

  • Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked

Congratulations: lilchan@

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Disclaimer: I got this book for free

 

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