Mastering the Everyday Habits That Create a Lifetime of Success
By Jim Canterucci
"Jim Canterucci, a motivational speaker, delivers his message of self-improvement differently in Personal Brilliance. He says success - no matter how one defines it - will come more easily if people concentrate on developing their awareness, curiosity, focus and initiative. He then devotes the rest of the book to explaining how to do just that."
—New York Times
Personal Brilliance is a book that shows how anyone can create and enjoy spectacular success!
Whatever your definition of success, you’ll achieve it only when you apply four key habits to your life and work —not once in a while, or just "when the going gets tough," but every single day. Once you master that ability, you’ll find that control, freedom of choice, and spectacular success are yours.
Personal Brilliance helps you maximize your Awareness, Curiosity, Focus, and Initiative. These four traits we all have can be the catalysts for achieving your best. The secret is in consistently applying these four "habits of mind." This dynamic book features:
- Easy, fun practices and processes proven to nurture the four habits
- Inspiring stories of people who have dramatically improved their lives and made significant differences in their communities, homes, and businesses
- Proven ways to break through the barriers that stop you from being and achieving your personal best in all areas of your life
- Access to the online Personal Brilliance Quotient and customized online exercises and learning tools through the robust Personal Brilliance online community.
You already have what it takes to be successful. Here’s how to put it to work!
Foreword by Nido Qubein, Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company, Founder, National Speakers Association Foundation
Praise for Personal Brilliance
“You are a potential genius and this book shows you how to unlock your creativity in ways you never thought possible! Solve any problem, overcome any obstacle, achieve any goal.”
Brian Tracy, author of Time Power and Focal Point
“Being brilliant isn’t enough – you have to know how to use your brilliance. This book will guide you to the light…at the end of the tunnel.”
Jeffrey H. Gitomer, author of The Sales Bible and Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Red Book of Selling
“Personal Brilliance shows you how to deepen your awareness, heighten your curiosity, expand your focus, and fire up your initiative. With these four innate abilities working at full capacity, you will simply be unstoppable.”
Tony Alessandra, PhD, author of Charisma, The Platinum Rule, Collaborative Selling, and Communicating at Work
“A must-read for leaders in all aspects of life, not just CEOs and managers, but parents, artists, musicians, teachers, and everyone else who wants to have a greater impact on the lives of others.”
Dianna Booher, author of more than 40 books including Get a Life Without Sacrificing Your Career and Speak With Confidence
“Personal Brilliance by Jim Canterucci provides extraordinary insight into our natural capacity to succeed. This book should be required reading for everyone who is fed up with mediocrity and has a desire to make positive changes in their homes, communities, and businesses.”
Keith Harrell, author of Attitude is Everything for Success
“Personal Brilliance is a book for the ages. Never before has anyone so succinctly developed a methodology for performing at your best on a daily basis. Jim shares his wisdom, insights, strategies, and ideas for achieving more in your business or career, and ultimately living a better life.”
Mark LeBlanc, author of Growing Your Business!
“This enlightening book is practical and enlightening. Personal Brilliance gives readers what they need to know to leverage their natural gifts and break through the barriers that stop success in its tracks.”
Rick Maurer, author of Why Don't You Want What I Want?
"Personal Brilliance is one of the most practical, relevant, and powerful books on the market. If being more successful is one of your life goals, you have to read this book.”
Roxanne Emmerich, author of Thank God It’s Monday: How to Build A Motivating Workplace
“Coming up with new and better ways to approach your personal life and your career is essential in today’s fast track world. Personal Brilliance takes the mystery out of this process and shows you how to make quantum leaps in your own life.”
John Patrick Dolan, CEO of LawTalk
“Jim Canterucci’s dynamic message in his book Personal Brilliance can be applied to your personal life, your profession, and even your hobbies. Canterucci really knows his stuff!
Bob Bailey, professional speaker and author of Plain Talk About Leadership
“Reading this book is guaranteed to give you an edge, no matter what arena you’re competing in whether you are on a personal or professional journey. Personal Brilliance by Jim Canterucci shows you how to take your natural talents and use them to achieve success.”
Tanya Fratto, Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Innovations, formerly GE Superabrasives
“Jim Canterucci’s success formula, while elegantly simple, has profound implications for people in all walks of life. Personal Brilliance is right on the mark.
Don Hutson, CEO of U.S. Learning and author of Contented Archiever
“I have seen Canterucci propel people and organizations to achieve their full potential, and he is impressive. The particular power of this book is that his well designed system shows you how to make personal brilliance a natural part of everything you do, which inevitably results in high levels of personal and professional success.
Steve Wilson, author of Good-Hearted Living
“Personal Brilliance by Jim Canterucci is an essential book for anyone who wants to succeed with significance.”
Jack Park, author of The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia and Ohio State Football: The Great Tradition
“Jim Canterucci is the best! And you could be too. Personal Brilliance enables you to access your highest potential at home, at work, and at play.”
Mariah Burton Nelson, athlete, motivational speaker and author of The Unburdened Heart: Five Keys to Forgiveness and Freedom, and We Are All Athletes: Bringing Courage, Confidence, and Peak Performance Into Our Everyday Lives
“In Personal Brilliance, Jim Canterucci takes the hit or miss event of innovation and turns it into a predictable process that everyone can follow. If finding out how to increase your choices, income, and impact are important to you, buy this book today.”
Ken Peters, METTLER TOLEDO, General Manger, North America
“A truly enjoyable book! I found myself immediately excited and enthused to put these principles to good use in every area of my life.”
Lee Glickstein, author Be Heard Now!
“The capacity to think on your feet, approach challenges with a fresh perspective, and open your mind to greater possibilities will propel you to the forefront of any endeavor. Personal Brilliance teaches you how to tap into your rich reservoir of talents and abilities and put them to work.”
Fran Kick, author of Kick It In & Take the Lead
Table of Contents
- Live Your Picture of Success
- The Power of Four: Your Natural Abilities Add Up to Personal Brilliance
- The Power of Awareness
- You’re Designed for Optimal Awareness
- Breaking Through Awareness Barriers
- Amplifying Awareness
- The Power of Curiosity
- Why? Thinking Like a Child
- Breaking Through Curiosity Barriers
- Heightening Curiosity
- The Power of Focus
- Attention, Rhythm, and Purpose
- Breaking Through Focus Barriers
- Expanding Focus
- The Power of Initiative
- Get Ready, Get Set, Go!
- Breaking Through Initiative Barriers
- Intensifying Initiative
- Making Brilliant Everyday Choices
About the Author
Jim Canterucci (Columbus, Ohio) is an executive advisor, author and professional speaker who shows individuals and organizations how to maximize personal and professional success.
He is the founder of Transition Management Advisors, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies and individuals seeking to enhance their Personal Brilliance.