Local author motivates through success storiesWritten by Scott McKimmy | | email@example.com
An educational leader and founder of a motivational and business consulting service tells the stories of high achievers in his book, “How They Got There — Mastering the Winning Strategies of Successful People.”
Francis I. Dumbuya, Ph.D., drew upon well-known motivational speakers, such as Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracy, to compile strategies for setting and reaching personal and professional goals. The 186-page book, published by Dumbuya’s firm, Personal Achievement & Professional Development LLC, addresses fundamental issues of successful endeavors, including communication, education, persuasion, coping with adversity and team building.
Dumbuya said the approach applies tried-and-true methods to develop and reach attainable goals.
“Success has some defined principles that individuals need to follow. If you follow those principles, you can achieve it,” he said. “When people just believe that they can try things in a hit-or-miss mode, that’s when they miss the point.”
From his research, Dumbuya concluded that successful individuals experience problems like anyone, but manage to resolve them and move on toward other challenges. The distinction lies in the tendency for many people to find excuses for their failures, while high achievers focus on progressing toward carefully established goals.
He emphasizes his points through “… quotes, family sayings and anecdotes, and stories of personal experiences that grab your attention from the outset, and get you on the path toward realization of your dreams.”
“The book is about helping people. The book is about ideas, but ideas that work, ideas that successful people have used over time to get to where they desire to be,” he said.
Dumbuya holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Toledo. The former publisher of Great Lakes Tribune now speaks and writes on topics of business and professional development and personal achievement.
His next book, “How to Start and Run a Successful Business,” will examine the realignment of business processes for the “novice entrepreneur and business owner.”
For more information, call (419) 244-6884 or visit www.papd.net.