Take the Stairs: The path to true success

My business partner and good friend Rory Vaden is achieving some great success with his new book, Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success, already #1 on USA Today and the Wall Street Journal Bestseller lists and #2 on The New York Times list.

I asked Rory to share a little with us about his path to success.

How did you get to where you are? How is your personal experience one that lends itself to the study of self-discipline?  When I was 5 years old, my mother put me into martial arts, and by age 10, I became the youngest black belt in Colorado…to ever get beaten up by a girl! I used to argue with my mom “I don’t like this! It isn’t fun for me! And this isn’t something I enjoy!” and she’d always say back “That’s ok, Rory, enjoying it isn’t a requirement of doing it.” So, being raised by a single mom she taught me to put a lot of faith in self-discipline. 

Then when I went to college I worked with The Southwestern Company. I spent 5 summers away from home, waking up at 5:59 am, taking ice cold showers, and knocking on doors 14 hours a day, 6 days a week, on straight commission, paying all of my own expenses, selling educational children’s books door to door. It was the most rigorous and challenging thing I’ve ever done, but I made over $250k in 5 summers and Southwestern taught me the skills and character I needed to be successful in life.

The book is a very quick read and has so many take-aways.  Also, Rory is giving away 4 big bonuses for the first 2000 people who buy the book at www.buytakethestairs.com.  Check this one out!

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