success-1Reading books authored by others who have had success in your industry and taking action on the acquired knowledge is one sure fire way to become successful.  Knowledge is something that can be transferred from one person to another, but an experience cannot.  It doesn’t matter how much you tell a person about an experience, the individual will only be able to imagine what that experience was like.  There are certain things that you should experience for yourself and SUCCESS is one of them.

You Can Live Vicariously Off the Success of Others

You can live vicariously off of the success of other people.  When I read about what other people are doing successfully, YES, it makes me feel good, but there is nothing like experiencing that success for yourself and the only way you can do that it is through consistent and persistent action.

I love reading good books on success.  I love it when other people are kind enough to show you the way.  It’s unfortunate that more people don’t read these types of books, but hooray for those that do.

Back in 2006, I wrote a book to help network marketers achieve success.  That book is called “Quantum Leap: How to Make a Quantum Leap in Your Marketing Business.”  I am so happy to see that the book has resurfaced (thanks to Holton Buggs of Organo Gold).  I have been receiving comments like, “Many people tell us to work your business like a business, but you show us how.”  I am happy to see that my words still have an impact on the network marketing industry.  Many of my readers are telling me things like, “See you at the top,” and they’re asking for individual printed pages from the workbook so they can complete the exercises.  I love this kind of engagement.  It is quite impressive.  This proves to me that when people read and take action, they get what they want and these readers are clearly taking action because they’re requesting pages from the workbook.

Success Happens When You Look For It

Now about success…I believe that success happens when you go looking for it and when you actively work towards it.  Success doesn’t just land on your lap (although this sometimes happen, but it’s usually short lived).  If there is one that that I know for sure about success it is that most successful people are also avid readers.  They read everything that they can get there hands on.  This habit of reading is one that should definitely be adopted by anyone seeking to be successful.

Reading is magical.  You may not be able to experience what the reader is depicting, but the process of reading in itself is an experience and it’s one that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

So…if you want success in weight loss, read a weight loss book, if you want success in business, read a business book and if you want success in network marketing, read my book, “Quantum Leap: How to Make a Quantum Leap in Your Network Marketing Business.”  But at the end of the day; please – just read!


Toni Coleman-Brown
Toni Coleman-Brown

Toni Coleman Brown is an author, coach, motivational speaker, social media strategist and professional networker. She is also the Founder of the popular, Network for Women in Business, which is an online community designed to train, connect and advance women in business.

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