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Success Is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices; Change Your Life

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  228 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Tommy Newberry's best-selling Success Is Not an Accident (self-published in 1999) has helped over 100,000 readers achieve higher levels of success in both their personal and professional lives. Reminiscent of best-selling authors Stephen Covey and John Maxwell, Newberry teaches readers the power of goal setting, time management, visualization, and “self-talk” so they can a ...more
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Published September 28th 2011 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published January 15th 1998)
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Reagan Ramsey
Feb 06, 2013 Reagan Ramsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business-books
I've read this book about 5 times and every time I read it I get something new out of it. I love its positivity and forward thinking principles.
Jeff
Aug 24, 2008 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This audio set up has changed my life forever, and I listen to it over and over again. If you want help in planning your future and rising above an ordinary lifestyle, this is a great way to start!!
Christine
Mar 17, 2012 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I read this book as a free Amazon download, it is worth paying hardcover price for this book if you are interested in self improvement of yourself and your business. New berry brings in aspects of motivation, organization, and your personal health and sums them up in a concise way. In addition, his discussion of self talk and self empowerment only covers a chaper or two. But follows the princles I have spent years studying in various religious, new age, and spiritual texts, and the princip ...more
Courtney Skelton
Success is not an Accident fell way short of expectations. Although it had good points about and ways to set and maintain goals, it is largely full of sell indulgent rants geared towards the narcissistic populace that thinks of them selves and no one else. It has an attitude that everyone, no matter who you are, can follow and use the same exact blue print for success. It also teaches improper manners and encourages lying. Page 98- When somebody unexpectedly drops in, stand up and begin to leave ...more
Stuart
Jul 10, 2012 Stuart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this is a great book! It preps you to become successful, and shows you that the only person that can possibly hold you back from being your successful self is the person that you see in the mirror. Therefore, you must train yourself to take charge and make him work for you to accomplish all of your goals! My only major complaint about this book, also leading to the rating a 4 of 5, is that it is completely and overly religious. From the introduction and all the way to the end the book i ...more
Sandra
Oct 28, 2011 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed it. It's a lot of common sense information redone. We all learned how to make money and be successful, but it seems like we have a mental blocker to turn it off.

One of the beginning principles discussed was reaping vs sowing. (Sounds like Sunday School doesn't it?) How can you harvest a crop if you never planted? It's brilliant!


If you are in any type of business class...take some time and read this book with a highlighter in hand.


Barbara Gareis
Apr 04, 2013 Barbara Gareis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lot of common sense stuff but a refresher is always good. I especially like the lessons following each chapter. I feel like I have something concrete now to work with and I'm confident now more than ever that I will reach my goals. This book was very motivating and fun to read.
Shawn Hardister
Jun 30, 2013 Shawn Hardister rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. A wholistic, Bible-based prescription for improving one's life. Inspiration to take the difficult next steps to apply it to your life. Will be reading this again and using it as a handbook for success.
Anthony Mast
Feb 02, 2015 Anthony Mast rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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If you are of the mindset to change your way of thinking this is the book for you. Learn how to set goals, why to set goals, and how to reach them. This is great read for all ages and stages in life.
E. Scott Harvey
Jun 05, 2012 E. Scott Harvey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great great great book!

I am going to plan to re-read this again and again each year to make sure I am taking adavantage of the habits that Tommy outlines.

By the way, I pretty much feel this way about all of Tommy's books!!!
Abner Huertas
Un libro práctico que te lleva de la mano para que construyas tu visión y misión de vida., algo muy importante para cada uno de nosotros para saber la dirección que debemos tomar.
Jerry
Aug 26, 2009 Jerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all who want successful lives in all areas of there lives.
This book, in my opinion, is the best step by step book to creating the right mentality to handle success.
Lupita
Excente libro, lo estoy leyendo aun..!!!
Sharaiz Visuete
Aug 15, 2015 Sharaiz Visuete rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy interesanttes capítulos acerca de por qué debes fijarte metas, como alcanzarlas. Un cápitulo muy útil de administración de tiempo.
Case
Apr 11, 2010 Case rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, highly recommended to anyone wanting help making goals and plans in his or her life.
Jason Grubbs
Jan 01, 2013 Jason Grubbs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: productivity
Good motivational book. Teaches you to take responsibility for your life. A lot of practical ideas to be more productive.
Angela Mckenzie
Jan 14, 2013 Angela Mckenzie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An inspirational read - makes one stop and think about their life, goals and dreams and gives you an outline for you to plan the success you want to accomplish.
Richard Stephenson
I liked it.
Arup
Mar 03, 2015 Arup rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very useful book with practical examples.
Gabriel Villabon
N/A It's for a different age and most preferably a very, very Christian soul.
Ms Maureen
I like the spiritual aspect.
Brianna Elsass
Sep 26, 2012 Brianna Elsass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business-types
Fairly light read, a little long in a few places but not nearly to the extent I assumed. Great motivator to re-evaluate and restructure your goals and how you are progressing (or not!) through them.
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Tommy Newberry is the founder and head coach of The 1% Club, an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and their families maximize their full potential. As a pioneer in the life-coaching field since 1991, he has equipped business leaders in more than thirty industries to work less, earn more, and enjoy greater satisfaction with the right accomplishments. Tommy is the author of "The 4:8 Pr ...more
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