Diamonds Under Pressure: Five Steps to Turning Adversity Into Success

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Berkley Books, 1998 - Self-Help - 184 pages
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With his classic Diamond in the Rough, Barry Farber showed that each of us has the makings of success within ourselves. Now he reveals how -- like diamonds -- we are shaped and strengthened by the pressures around us -- and how we can prosper in the face of adversity. With practical suggestions, inspiring insights, and advice from such successful people as billionaire Morty Davis, heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, and many others, you'll learn how to: -- Fail wisely -- Change the way you look at hardship -- Understand your fears, and have the courage to surpass them -- Focus your goals in five easy steps -- Organize a practical, action-oriented plan to achieve your dreams

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Contents

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Foresight and Faith 12 Organization 13 Concentrated
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Visionary Tools 35 Keeping the Faith 41 Positive
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About the author (1998)

Barry J. Farber is the president of Farber Training Systems, Inc. and The Diamond Group, and a noted author, speaker, television talk-show host and consultant in the areas of sales, management, and personal development. Among his many corporate clients are Allied Signal, AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, The Perrier Group, Merck, and Val-Pak. The author of Diamond in the Rough, Diamonds Under Pressure, and State of the Art Selling (available in both book and audiocassette format), Farber has been interviewed on CBS, NBC, and CNN and featured in leading business publications. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

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