Dear Success Seeker: Wisdom from Outstanding Women

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 14, 2009 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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An inspirational collection of original letters written by remarkably accomplished women to future generations of success seekers

When facing obstacles to her own success, Michele R. Wright quickly discovered how valuable it is to have success warriors in your life who can inspire and guide you. With this in mind, Wright assembled luminaries from the entertainment, arts, business, and sports worlds to offer words of inspiration and invaluable advice to those seeking victory in their personal and professional journeys.

In these original pieces, the eighty-three contributors -- representing a diverse range of age, background, and experience -- share intimate stories of the challenges and triumphs, adventures and mishaps they faced that marked the road to their achievements. Mae Jemison, MD, the first female African-American astronaut, cautions that "'You can't' and 'You have to' are two deadly phrases that are stumbling blocks for many success seekers," and encourages those seeking success to "remain curious and inquisitive." Tennis great Billie Jean King suggests, "Use your talents to win, not only for yourself, but for generations to come." These women and award-winning actresses Shirley Jones, Ruby Dee, Mo'Nique, and Phylicia Rashad, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Nobel Prize winner Rosalyn S. Yalow, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, and entertainer Patti LaBelle are just a few of the many women offering such pearls of wisdom.

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Dear Success Seeker have a depth and richness to them that go far beyond superficial success. The messages get to the real heart and soul of success, which is
the mastery of one’s self and one’s
life and the fulfillment of the God-given potential that lies within the soul of each individual.  

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Packed with loving wisdom! Thank you for including me among the gurus and mentors you interviewed to bring tools and support to people who are eager for self development and inspiration. You are empowerment for women and career and life development for men and women!
Patty DeDominic, Strategic Business Coach And.

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Michele R. Wright, Ph.D., is an award-winning electrical engineer and pharmaceutical sales specialist. Her well-received research on successful female executives has served as inspiration for this book. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband.

Camille Cosby is a producer and educator. She coproduced the Tony Award-nominated Having Our Say, which won a 1999 Peabody Award for television, and has also served as executive producer of numerous film projects.

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