One can't be SuperCompetent without the help of a lot of people. My thanks go to my husband, John Stack, for his love and unfailing support. I couldn't ask for a better life and business partner. To my children Meagan, Johnny, and James: you are the inspiration for all I do. I'm grateful for your understanding as I spend countless hours in front of the computer and for your prodding to get me away from the computer.
My life is made easier by my amazing mother-in-law, Eileen Stack, who blesses me with the gift of time, helping me and our family in countless ways. My personal assistant and office manager, Becca Fletcher, is the PROductivity PROtégé and my right-hand woman. They both go over and above the call of duty to keep life running smoothly, and I wouldn't be able to do what I do without you both.
The National Speakers Association (NSA), of which I will be national president in 2011–2012, has provided me with a wealth of resources and a fellowship of speaking colleagues, many of whom have become close friends (and wrote endorsements for this book). Through you I have found an extended family.
My thanks go to Matt Holt, publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., for believing in me and bringing me on board. My appreciation goes to my editor, Dan Ambrosio, whose insights always improve my work. Thanks for partnering with me to create a great manuscript.
My literary agent and friend, Robert Shepard, stands firmly by my side on our fourth book together. Thank you for your continued ...