Limerick writer’s tips for success

Owen Hickey

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Owen Hickey

LIMERICK author Samuel Malone’s latest offering aims to inspire readers to take the next step in achieving their life goals.

LIMERICK author Samuel Malone’s latest offering aims to inspire readers to take the next step in achieving their life goals.

Educated in Sexton Street, Malone’s inspiring read, ‘Why Some People Succeed and Others Fail’, is told with such clarity and cohesion, putting it down is no mean feat.

Laid out in 10 easy to follow chapters, it provides real life stories in each section, helping to further cement each of Malone’s theories.

Negativity often prevents people from taking chances, from breaking free from their comfort zone and from becoming more successful in their chosen walk of life.

Malone attempts to rectify these thoughts by mapping out a step by step guide to achieving this goal. He does this very effectively, by encouraging readers to think more positively and visualise success.

Clear and concise in his points, the book is well structured from beginning to end, with simple language making it easy to understand and instantly appealing to all readers.

Each chapter concludes with five activities to improve each topic, offering faster and further simplified version on the best route to take in realising your true potential.

Particularly interesting are the real - life stories in each chapter, detailing figures who overcame adversity (Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey), to those who seemed to have it all and let it slip away (George Best).

Far from being overly positive, Malone is not afraid to be critical of certain people who have failed to fully embrace the talents they have been given in life.

Chapter nine and 10 describe why people have not realised their potential and suggests the pitfalls to avoid.

Now author of over 20 books on training, learning and skills development for managers, some of which have gone into second editions and foreign language translations, Malone is well established in the area of self improvement, meaning the principles set out in this book are worth listening to.