We're all just one step away from achieving what we want and getting what we deserve out of life. To seize control of her own life and career, Vickie Milazzo, internationally known women's mentor, New York Times bestselling author, Inc. Top 10 Entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, was willing to take a whacking from a Buddhist monk, jump out of an airplane and step out of a comfortable job into the unknown. In Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman, Vickie shares every success secret she used to grow her career into a $16-million business. Vickie shows you how to get real about achieving wicked success. Not witches and flying broomsticks wicked but exaggerated wicked. Reading this book, you'll feel like you're sitting with a good friend who inspires you, encourages you and pushes you to think in a more exaggerated and uncommon way. This is a buck-up book with a buck-up plan for any woman ready to take back control of her life and career and unleash the wicked success inside every woman.
Vickie L. Milazzo - From a shotgun house in New Orleans to owner of a $16-million business, Vickie shares the wicked success strategies that earned her a place on the Inc. list of Top 10 Entrepreneurs. She is the CEO and owner of Vickie Milazzo Institute, an education company she founded in 1982. Featured in the New York Times as the pioneer of a new profession, she built a national professional association of 5,000 members and is recognized as a trusted mentor by tens of thousands of women. A dynamic blogger, speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Vickie has appeared on national television and radio as a career and entrepreneurial expert. She will energize you to achieve your own wicked success.
Preface xv 5 PROMISES Make These Promises to Unleash the 10 Forces Within You 1 5 Promises Provide the Fuel 1 Promise 1: I Will Live and Work a Passionate Life 4 Promise 2: I Will Go for It or Reject It Outright 7 Promise 3: I Will Take One Action Step a Day Toward My Passionate Vision 10 Promise 4: I Commit to Being a Success Student for Life 12 Promise 5: I Believe as a Woman I Really Can Do Anything 14 Harness Your 10 Feminine Forces with the 5 Promises 17 1 FIRE Ignite Your Inner Fire to Live Passionately 19 Passion Fans the Flame of Wicked Success 21 Let Your Passions Move You 22 Discover Your Fire to Live Passionately 24 The Passionate Path Isn t Quick and Easy 29 The Passionate Path Isn t Balanced 31 Passion Doesn t Burn the Same for All Women 31 10 Strategies for Living Passionately 32 Ignite Your Fire with the 5 Promises 39 Evie s Fire 41 2 INTUITIVE VISION Imagine Unlimited Possibilities to Capture Your Vision 43 Intuition Is Cognition on Steroids 45 Imagination Trumps Knowledge 45 Order Off the Right Menu 47 Show Up with No Guarantee 49 Use Silence to Arouse Imagination 51 Get Out of Your Head 54 Trust Your Way Through the Chaos 56 Relax Your Way into Wicked Success 58 Practice Mentally Everything You Want to Accomplish 61 Get Down with Beethoven 62 Accelerate Achievement with Hypnagogic Imagery 63 Speed Up to Be Mindful 64 Link Your Vision to Your Passion 65 Be Ready with Your Next Vision 66 Capture Your Intuitive Vision with the 5 Promises 68 Maggie s Vision 70 3 ENGAGEMENT Engage Commitment to Achieve Big Things 73 Engage Your Fears to Conquer Them 75 Ditch Perfectionism 80 Break the Feel-Good Addiction 82 Engage One Big Thing at a Time 84 Get Whacked Like a Buddhist 91 Engage in What s Right, Not What s Easy 96 Engage the Details 98 Shrug Off Restrictions 99 Don t Be a Commitment Queen 100 Engage to Achieve Big Things with the 5 Promises 103 Leigh s Engagement 105 4 AGILITY Flex Your Agility to Grab New Opportunities 107 Shake It Up 109 Flex Your Curiosity 111 Challenge a Fixed Viewpoint 113 Stretch to Intensify Agility 116 Dive Deeper Every Day 116 Schedule an Agility Break 118 Add the Right Tools to Your Agility Arsenal 120 Agility Is a Two-Minute Investment 122 Don t Be a Relic of Past Splendor 123 Get in Sync with Agility, Not Insane with Diverseness 124 Leave Your Old Comforts at Home 128 Flex Your Agility with the 5 Promises 130 Blanche s Agility 132 5 GENIUS Intensify Your Intelligence for Accelerated Success 135 Collaboration Is Collective Genius 136 Leverage People Who Are Already Wickedly Successful 138 Now That You ve Got the Advice, Be Genius and Heed It 140 Genius Hears Other Voices 142 Challenge the Experts 144 Remove Your Own Burrs 146 Trust Your Own Voice 147 Stop Hanging with the Biggest Losers 148 Genius Combines IQ and Hard Work 150 Employ the Genius of Einstein 154 Intensify Your Genius with the 5 Promises 163 Chris s Genius 165 6 INTEGRITY Practice Uncompromising Integrity for Authentic Success 167 Breaching Integrity Betrays Opportunity 168 Every Act Counts 169 Stand Up for Your Integrity 170 Consensus on Integrity Is Elusive 172 Every Promise Counts 176 Be Accountable to Your Integrity 177 Do the Right Thing When No One Is Looking 177 Don t Bring an Elephant into the Room 179 Refuse to Be an Integrity Victim 180 Avoid the Lure of Manipulation 181 Put Your Integrity Where Your Mouth Is 182 Kiss Off Complainers 183 Keep Your Integrity Public and Your Dirty Laundry Private 186 Practice Uncompromising Integrity with the 5 Promises 187 Jan s Integrity 189 7 ENDURANCE Fuel Your Endurance to Energize Your Performance 191 Keep Dancing Your Passionate Vision 193 Fuel Your Endurance with Persistence 195 Stop Running on Empty 197 Fuel Endurance with Incremental Payoffs 198 Fuel Endurance with the Right Focus 199 Endure for the Fun of It 203 Take to the Air Like a Butterfl y 205 Fuel Your Endurance with Fire 206 Harvest Energy to Increase Your Endurance 208 10 Strategies for Building Your Endurance Muscles 209 Fuel Your Endurance with the 5 Promises 212 Susan s Endurance 214 8 ENTERPRISE Become the CEO of Your Career and Life 217 Be First at the River to Get a Drink 218 Satisfy Your Thirst at the River of Choice 220 Venture Out from a Solid Foundation 223 Command Financial Control in Your Enterprise 228 Assemble an Extraordinary Framework 230 Everything Is Marketing 233 Don t Just Create an Experience Create an Unforgettable Memory 239 Be Your Own Number One Fan 244 Don t Be a Commodity 245 Negotiate Like You Mean It 246 Retie the Connection Over Fried Oysters 249 Networking Is Not Working 250 Keep the Wind in Your Sails 252 Become the CEO of Your Career and Life with the 5 Promises 255 Martha s Enterprise 257 9 RENEWAL Reclaim Your Life Energy Through Frequent Renewal 259 Renew Your Relationship with Yourself 260 Renew Your Physical Energy Daily 263 Replenish Your Emotional Energy 267 Nurture and Renew Your Spirit 275 Recharge Your Mental Energy 276 Celebrate to Intensify Renewal 278 Renew Your Energy with the People You Love 279 Renew by Giving Back 281 6 Strategies for Total Renewal 282 Renew Your Life Energy with the 5 Promises 284 Lindsay s Renewal 286 10 FEMALE FUSION Fuse with Incredible Women to Attain the Impossible 289 The Story of the First Female Fusion 290 3 Stories of Women Forever Changed 293 Female Fusion Is a Protective Caprock 297 Fusion Is More Than a Women s Group 298 Fusion Needs Heat 298 Female Fusion Requires Purpose 301 The Basic Fusion Format Is Simple 301 Activate Your First Fusion 302 Spark Fusion Throughout the Entire Group 306 Unleash Boundless Fusion Energy 307 Fuse with Professional Colleagues 309 Have Fun with Fusion as You Attain the Impossible 309 Activate Female Fusion with the 5 Promises 311 Vickie s Fusion 313 Savor Your Wicked Success 315 Acknowledgments 317 Book Club Guide 319 About the Author 321 Index 323