A Message from Garcia: Yes, You Can Succeed

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 22, 2003 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Success can be measured in various ways, but ultimately, success is defined by the person striving to achieve it. Charles Patrick Garcia knows this well. Throughout his career, from Chairman of the Cadet Honor Committee at the U.S. Air Force Academy to White House Fellow to CEO of the nation’s fastest growing Hispanic-owned business–Garcia has learned how to succeed, and now he wants to show people from all walks of life, at any age, how to do the same in both business and life.

Whether you’re looking for greater personal satisfaction, or a way to improve your work performance and move up the corporate ladder, A Message from Garcia: Yes, You Can Succeed has something for you. In revealing the secrets he has learned from working with some of the most successful people in government, business, and the military, Garcia provides a proven road map for you to achieve your dreams.

A Message from Garcia will first help you discover more about who you are, by helping you examine your personality, talents, and preferences. Once you understand yourself and find your true potential, you will learn how to achieve the kind of success that only comes from being happy and passionate about your work–because successful people are not only good at what they do, but they also love what they do.

Drawing on his colorful past through humorous anecdotes about success, hope, business, leadership, and life, Garcia will show you how to achieve your dreams by using fourteen principles known as "Success Beliefs," and implementing four simple "Success Strategies" to power yourself toward your dreams.

Filled with a blend of personal experiences and professional successes, this unique book is more than just a guide to success; it’s a guide to life. Each informative chapter concludes with "A Message from Garcia" to you. These messages summarize key points in each chapter as well as pay tribute to Elbert Hubbard’s inspirational story A Message to Garcia.

  

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Contents

Find What You Love to
9
Pursue Your Passion Success Does
17
APPErtDix The Ultimate Personality Test
26
Olivias Magic Bracelet
37
Follow the Initiative
44
You Need Ganas
50
Treat Everyone You Meet
60
Honor Duty Country
69
Age Is Not a Barrier to Success
154
Preparation Is Everything
161
The Culture of Success
168
Bring People In and Convince Them
174
Focus on Your Strengths
182
To Pursue Your Passion
191
Separate the Real Role Models
199
Time Is Your Enemy or Time Is Your Friend
209

Always Do What Is Right
78
You Dont Fail
87
Be Open to Change
97
There Are Many Roads
104
Cultivate Business
112
Dream Big
123
Pursue Your Dreams
129
Fear Will Hold You Prisoner
137
Embrace Diversity
148
To Communicate Effectively Make
217
Successful People Bring Out the Best
224
Perseverance is Everything
233
Work Hard Surf Hard
241
Believe in Yourself and Stand
248
Endnotes
255
Index
265
Charles Patrick GarciaAs Speaker
271
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CHARLES PATRICK GARCIA is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a highly decorated military officer, a Columbia Law School graduate, and a former White House Fellow. In 1997, at the age of thirty-six, he founded Sterling Financial Group of Companies, with three people, which has grown to more than sixty offices in seven countries. The company was named the number one fastest growing Hispanic-owned business in the country by Hispanic Business magazine and number eight on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the nation. For his success across many fields, Garcia was named one of the nation's 100 most influencial Hispanics and his leadership abilities have earned him a role in the administration of three U.S. Presidents, a Cabinet Secretary, a Governor and a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander. Garcia's commentary has been sought by Crossfire, FOX News, CNN, CBS, Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Espanől, and The Cristina Show. During the war in Iraq, he was also Telemundo's behind-the-desk military analyst.

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