Playing the Game of Life – The Art of Success or Failure
The secret to survive and thrive in this life, regardless of your background, intelligence, family connections or education is to know that every hand is a winner and every hand is a loser. Success in any endeavor in life is not necessarily based on the cards you have in hand; your success will depend upon how you play the game.
What separates true professionals, real leaders and other successful people is that they continuously work to grow and learn by playing the game. They leverage strengths, develop new strengths and minimize weaknesses. They have more cards to play and their weaker cards are stronger than the average person’s best cards.
This book was inspired by the traditional deck of playing cards, diamonds, clubs, hearts and spades. Diamonds represent areas of personal effectiveness such as sense of purpose, confidence, personal branding and change readiness. Clubs represent areas such as decision making, accountability, creativity and planning. Hearts represent relationships, influence and emotional intelligence. Finally, spades represent leadership, motivating others, team building and driving execution.
About Robert S. Pulley (Raleigh, North Carolina Author)
Robert Pulley owns TM Solutions, L.L.C. www.tms-hr.com, a talent management organization based in Raleigh, NC. Rob started TM Solutions in 2004 based on the following six tenets – Results Driven, acting now, improving profitability; Change Readiness, welcoming change and new challenges; Relationship Building, building trust, developing partnerships; Customer Focus, creating value, making a difference; Innovative Solutions, building competitive and sustainable organizations; and Entrepreneurial Support, developing new business opportunities.
Rob Pulley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 1997, Rob received a Masters of Public Administration from North Carolina State University. Prior to starting TM Solutions, Rob served on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1989 to 1997. His roles included Naval Flight Officer, Operations Manager and Officer Recruiting Director. He resigned his reserve commission in 2002 as a Lieutenant Commander. From 1997 to 2003, Rob served as HR Director for Bell & Howell in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Rob Pulley is the conceptual developer, executive coach and owner for three core product lines TMSelect™, Mobile Manager and OnDemand Coaching. Over the past five years, the concepts and contents of this book have been used in coaching, workshops, webcasts and other professional services. The content for this book was derived from well over 700 documents and blogs created during his career.
Rob has been married to Kim Pulley for 20 years and they are the parents of a daughter Madison (age 9). They live in Raleigh, NC.