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Your Ultimate Success Plan by Jacobs Tamara

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IntroductionMake Every Day Independence Day!

“We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us!”1 This clever paraphrase of Commodore Perry’s famous quote (made even more famous in the Pogo comic strip) is an apt description of how so many of us self-sabotage on a daily basis, especially at work. Bright, intelligent, competent people have their success thwarted at every turn because of the way they approach common to complex situations with conditioned, defensive, and even self-destructive behaviors.

No matter where you’re from, every country celebrates some kind of day of independence—usually from the monarchy that originally colonized it. In the United States, we declared our independence from Great Britain in 1776 and have been shooting off fireworks on ...

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