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SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best by Laura Stack

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FOREWORD

I wonder how many little boys or girls wanted to be Superman or Superwoman.

Maybe you put on a cape and ran through the house pretending you were flying. I don't recall doing that myself, but I did want to be a super hero (the Green Hornet was my idol).

What makes us want to be super anything?

Most people want to excel. We want to be better than average, above normal, and certifiably great at something. (One poll shows 90 percent of people think they are in the top 10 percent of performers. If you can't be exceptional, at least believe you're exceptional.)

By the time you're old enough to buy and read nonfiction books, you're probably off the superhero track. You are, however, a reader looking for ideas—ideas that will make you better as a person and possibly super at something.

I don't know your specific aspirations, but I commend you if you're honest enough to admit you are pursuing a superlative way of living and doing business. You are among those who want to be more than competent. Perhaps you've not thought of it this way, but you are aiming to be super competent, or as Laura coined the single word: SuperCompetent.

Abraham Lincoln famously said, "Whatever you are, be a good one." I'd like to think he was suggesting you and I ought to be SuperCompetent.

The question is: How to do it?

The answer is in this book by Laura Stack, the Productivity Pro®.

I've known Laura for years, both professionally and personally. I respect her work. She is an expert in how to get more done in ...

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