College graduates, those between jobs and anyone looking to make a career shift will find an abundance of practical wisdom in the book, Success on Your Own Terms: 6 Promises to Fire Up Your Passion, Ignite Your Career and Create an Amazing Life.
Written by Christian hip-hop media owner and CEO James Rosseau, Success on Your Own Terms shares Rosseau’s inspiring blend of personal setbacks and triumphs, smart strategies, and lessons learned on his way from a North Philadelphia neighbourhood to a Fortune 100 boardroom. “What I learned in going through challenges and encountering roadblocks and obstacles,” Rosseau said, “is that I have to be true to myself. These six promises are commitments that I’ve made to myself and mindfully put into practice in every situation that I’ve been in. My advice, from someone who has been there, is to make these six promises and keep them.” While the book can be helpful for everyone, Rosseau says his target audience is young people, especially those who come from humble beginnings and find it difficult to see a way out. That isn’t too different from his own background.”I want to be able to show people from the ‘hood that you don’t have to be a rapper, play basketball or sell drugs to make it,” he said. “I wanted to go back into the old neighborhood driving a Lexus, showing them that I achieved success in a different way. But more importantly, I wanted to show people that it was achievable for them as well. I wanted to help people see their way out of what they probably considered the destiny they were stuck with.”
The six promises that helped propel Rosseau to success are : embrace your passion, perform to progress versus perfection, promote with purpose, parlay your platform, put it into action and practise philanthropy. The titles alone can only give you a glimpse at Rosseau’s path to success; he explains them all in detail in the book. Among the subjects he explores are how to dig up long-buried dreams; why passion is essential for success (and how to find yours); what it means to “perform to progress,” rather than go for perfection; how helping others often equates to helping yourself; and why giving is so important.
About the author
James B. Rosseau, Sr., is the founder and CEO of The Corelink Solution, a nonprofit committed to empowering people to reach their potential. The organization delivers learning programs through that brand and faith-based media through the Holy Culture brand, through Holy Culture Radio on SiriusXM Channel 154. He brings 20-plus years of expertise in creating growth and driving transformation, leveraging his unique blend of revenue generation and business acumen with his ability to skillfully assemble and lead high-performing teams.