|About the Book|
Have you ever asked yourself, Is this it?Maybe youre trapped in a dead-end job that youre afraid to leave. Or maybe you already have a good job-one that gives you room to grow and exercise your talents-but you dont really feel like youre doingMoreHave you ever asked yourself, Is this it?Maybe youre trapped in a dead-end job that youre afraid to leave. Or maybe you already have a good job-one that gives you room to grow and exercise your talents-but you dont really feel like youre doing your best work. Your life is plain vanilla, yet you know in your heart that you can be a triple scoop banana split. You just dont know how to make that leap.So what do you do?Rick Smith knows firsthand what its like to feel stuck in a career rut. He worked in a midlevel job where he had modest success. Then his life took an unexpected turn and he found himself creating a business that became successful beyond his wildest dreams. He unlocked a level of performance he did not know he had in him. After all, Smith was just a regular guy who didnt like to take chances or even step outside his comfort zone. But as he found out, those qualities dont have to be stumbling blocks. In fact, theyre two of the keys to making the leap from good to great.And after talking to others who had also transformed their careers from mundane to magnificent, he realized that the secret doesnt lie with some mysterious talent, trait, or affinity for risk. And it certainly doesnt require you to quit your job and start from scratch. Rather, it lies with your ability to harness your true strengths and passions-what Smith calls your Primary Color.Youll meet remarkable people whove made the leap, such as:• A soft-spoken middle manager who transformed her company, her industry, and her career with a simple-yet groundbreaking-idea.• A door-to-door fax machine saleswoman who became a global fashion mogul after developing her own line of womens apparel.• A Florida shrimp farmer who became a globally recognized genetics expert after both of his sons were diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.• A software designer who became a leading advocate for the homeless after volunteering part time at a local shelter and realizing his true calling.Through powerful anecdotes, lessons from brain science, and tools for self-assessment, Smith shows how, with the right amount of passion, determination, and three simple steps, anyone can make the leap to a more successful and fulfilling life.