Success can be intoxicating and failures crushing. Resilience is key.
Rather than going from feeling like a Master of the Universe to I am a Loser Baby, with his second book, Bounce, Barry Moltz wants to help us stay grounded and look at these different phases in a sane way.
Let me introduce The Gospel of Success according to Barry by quoting him:
"Both success and failure are simply outcomes in the lifecycle of business where repetition is inevitable and overall process matters far more than any single event or outcome. Barry shows that with true business confidence, we can face our fears, let go of shame and failures, use all our choices, be better risk-takers, and define our own brand of success."
Mind you, Bounce is not all about Barry. To illustrate the topic he showcases real people with a wide range of experiences and life stories.
To name two, Linda Regulbuto who after 20 years in the business world now deals with community relations at The Bushnell, a Connecticut Performing Arts Center and comes up with innovative ways to raise funds.
A good example of resilience is Andria Lieu, a refugee from Vietnam who through sheer strength, talent and passion became a fashion designer in Chicago.
Bounce is published by Wiley and should be in bookstores on January 28.
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