Success Kills: Sidestep the Snares that Will Steal Your Dreams

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New Leaf Publishing Group, Mar 1, 2009 - Religion - 160 pages
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Success- we crave it, work for it, dream it, want it as a personal achievement, but how we each define it differs. Power, influence, wealth, fame, or a position of authority--the hallmarks of success we strive for can just as easily become the cause of our destruction, if we don't have a clear set of boundaries by which to live.

Corporate and religious scandals of recent years have caused unprecedented havoc and heartache in the world's economy and in the church world. Executive and spiritual arrogance causes a toxic atmosphere in too many organizations. There are safeguards and principles we must focus on to ensure balance with excellence in what we do. Core questions to be considered include:

  • Should your fear Success?
  • Why do so many fail when they attain success?
  • Is failure considered a friend of foe?
  • Do you have a balanced ego or a pre-occupation with self?

Take a discerning look at the concept of success in a personal, professional, and spiritual context in Success Kills. Explore the gift of adversity, finding a moral "north", learning from mistakes, and why some fear "successful" leaders. Discover a more important definition of success and the principles you can put in place today to achieve without compromising yourself or your future.


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This small (160 page) book contains some age-old advice and principles to safeguard the proper decisions to keep balance once success is achieved. Interspersed with quotes from the Bible, success is fully defined and discussed. Read full review


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This small 160 page book contains some ageold advice and principles to safeguard the proper decisions to keep balance once success is achieved. Interspersed with quotes from the Bible success is fully defined and discussed. Read full review


1 What is Success?
2 The Fear of Success?
3 Preoccupied with Me
4 Balanced Egos
5 What is Moral North?
6 Demonstrating Conviction
7 The Work Ethic and Other Truths that Make Your Life Work
9 The Gift of Adversity the Sandpaper of Life
10 Failure Friend or Foe?
11 Learn from Others or our Mistakes
12 Getting it Right
13 Your Definition of Success
14 Why People Fear Successful Leaders
15 How to be Successful When you Feel Unsuccessful
About the Author

8 Hurt PeopleHurt People

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Dr. Wayde Goodall is Dean of the College of Ministry at Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington.

He is founder of which ministers to families, couples, men, pastors, and leaders in over 30 nations. He also frequently assists leaders, pastors, and missionaries with marriage and family discipleship training, as well as healthy ministry adjustment, and change.

Because of Wayde’s extensive writing, pastoral experience, and education, he frequently lectures at Universities and Seminaries. Wayde’s discipleship tools are being utilized by Focus on the Family for marriage and counseling in the international community.

Dr. Goodall has written and co-authored 14 books, including; Success Kills, Why Great Men Fall, Conflict Management for Church Leaders, Marriage and Family, The Fruit of the Spirit, The Choice, The Blessing, The Battle, and Back to the Word. Many of which are translated into several languages. His latest book, Success Kills: Sidestep the Snares that will Steal Your Dreams, was released in 2009. Another of his books, called Marriage and Family has been translated into 15 languages. Marriage and Family is currently in approximately two million Chinese homes. Wayde’s book Why Great Men Fall is utilized extensively by Focus on the Family, men’s ministries, staff training, and secular organizations. His new book on Christian Counseling will be finished in the fall 2011. Wayde has been featured on two recent Focus on the Family radio broadcasts on the topic of Why Great Men Fall. He is also the creator of the Enrichment Journal, a clergy magazine that has received “Best Clergy Magazine” award from the Evangelical Press Association.

Among his consulting experiences are, pastors, church leadership, para-church executives, district leaders, and government leaders. Dr. Goodall is a certified Life, Leadership, and Team coach working with church leaders, executives, and men in balancing; spiritual, organizational, life balance and career. As a coach he has worked with national leaders, men in leadership, pastors, couples, organizations, and other executive coaches.

Wayde served as part of the leadership team representing the Pentecostal/Charismatic churches of America on the Pulpit and Pew “think tank” at Duke University. Dr. Goodall also created the minister’s magazine, Enrichment Journal and was awarded first place for clergy magazines from the Evangelical Press Association. This magazine’s focus is on creation of healthy leaders for healthy churches. Enrichment Journal remains one of the leading clergy magazines in the U.S. and is translated and is in use in numerous countries.

Wayde and Rosalyn are the founding Pastors of Vienna Christian Center, in Vienna, Austria. Wayde has served as Senior Pastor to several thousand attendees. He has received the Church Health Award from the Purpose Driven Church. In addition, Dr. Goodall and his wife host a weekly television program called, Inspiring Life. This 30 min program addresses life’s most impossible situations and offers hope in all of life’s challenges.

Wayde’s partner in life is his wife Rosalyn; she is a speaker, technical professional editor, writer, and educator and has served as a faculty member at Southwest Missouri State University for five years. Rosalyn currently teaches in Seminaries and Universities on the topics of writing, research, and business.

Dr. Goodall and Rosalyn have two grown children; Jeremy and Kristin.

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