This book is about how to lead a successful and fulfilling life. Success doesn’t necessarily mean fabulous riches or fame. It means leading a purposeful, meaningful, contented and principled life with adequate financial means to do whatever you desire. The book is organised around the acronym OPTIMISTIC – the Ultimate Success Formula. This stands for Objectives; Plans; Tenacity; Integrity; Motivation; Interpersonal relationships; Self-esteem; Thinking positively; Improvement and Control. Memorise this formula to recall the skills you need to grow and develop, realise your dreams, and reach your potential.
Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. He recently had a series of five books published by Bookboon.com on Smart Learning for Adults. Some of his books have gone into foreign translations including Russian, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian, and second editions. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS). He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).