Secrets to Success: The Definitive Career Development Guide for New and First Generation Professionals

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
The Secrets to Success is required reading for any young or first generation professional in business, law, medicine, government, science or technology, who wants personal, professional and financial success without sacrificing what you care about. You’ll learn principles rarely taught, in a clear and candid manner to obtain the success you want; and are given the resources needed to get it. More

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About Al Coleman, Jr.

Al Coleman is a highly-awarded lawyer, professor and writer living near St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and three beautiful children. A devoted mentor to a multitude of exceptional emerging leaders in business, law, government, non-profits, the arts and science throughout the country. He wrote Secrets to Success: The Definitive Career Development Guide for New and First Generation Professionals to candidly share principles of personal, professional and financial success with tomorrow’s leaders.

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Review by: A Chon on Nov. 23, 2011 :
A five star read!
(reviewed 79 days after purchase)
Review by: A Chon on Nov. 23, 2011 : (no rating)
In this innovative novel by Al Colman Jr., a locally esteemed and soon to be nationally venerated author, he magnificently arranges black and white words on paper that colorfully display a “how not to/ what doesn’t work” motto, to ensure success. He provides great insight with certainty on how to achieve success though his own personal experience.
Al Coleman honorably gleams from his father’s legacy to impart seeds of wisdom in generations to come, not selfishly just by familiar impartation but as a servant hood spreading these knowledge nuggets of generosity with the world. A word he advises that speaks to me personally, is about leadership and management skills; how to generate “legacy wealth”. This is where he writes about creators and servers, not only creating their own wealth; but creating their own niche, viability and footstep. Imprints that not only they themselves, can continue to walk in; but those who have the desire to succeed are also able to follow them to get to where they want to be in life. This is just one of many knowledge nuggets found in, Secrets to Success, that any person making a leap to the next chapter in their life will need to ensure a successful transition and a successful future.
(reviewed 79 days after purchase)
Review by: Susan Gainen on Oct. 4, 2011 : (no rating)
Love this book. Recommend it to all new professionals. Reviewed it here:
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: Kyle Fisher on Oct. 4, 2011 :
Concise, candid and valuable advice for a young professional in training. This book isn't all fluff and no substance - as a past intern of Al, this is what he truly teaches and lives by. Lessons like those contained in the book cannot be learned too soon, and they can help you avoid many of the mistakes and pitfalls on the path to success.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
Review by: Smash Words on Sep. 7, 2011 :
This is a great book. As a young professional, this book was exactly what I needed to read. Trying to navigate the avenues of young professionalism is a daunting task, but this book provided some amazing tips on how to keep afloat.

In five or six years, I think I will look back on this purchase and be thankful that I was able to read it before it was too late. Hopefully, when I do look back, I'll have achieved the success in both my personal and professional life that I believe this book will help me achieve.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: D. Banigo on Sep. 5, 2011 :
As many would say, hindsight is 20/20. I wish this book would have been around when I was trying to pave the way years ago as a first generation college and post-secondary grad. The two things that I would says resignated the most with me personally and professionally were/are mentorship and living within your finacial means.....I/we had to learn this lesson the hard way, but I/we learned.
All of the info in the book was useful but my two favorite pearls of wisdom are: 1.) always find someone to show you the ropes and 2.)focus on wealth, not money(and I would stress to ALWAYS keep some hard cash aside for a rainy day)....I wish someone had told me/us that sooner, LOL...oh well, I guess you live and you Al Coleman said...some lessons you have to learn for yourself but most are avoidable if we would share our experiences/knowledge and learn from the mishaps of others!
-Mrs. Banigress
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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