“The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.”

Vidal Sassoon, hairdressing magnate

You have goals in life. You want to make more of yourself, achieve more and get ahead. You wouldn’t have picked up this book otherwise. But exactly how hungry are you to succeed? What are you willing to do to achieve your goals? How many personal sacrifices are you prepared to make?

I work with a law firm, helping the senior partners to coach and develop young lawyers with the potential to be the partners of the future. Several years ago, the law firm chose a group of around 20 high-flyers to receive special coaching from me. Among even this super-talented and ambitious group, one of them stood out. When the firm’s official ...

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