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Gas up your success tank with these strategies

Looking for a good book to start off the year? Try Success Strategies for African-Americans: A Guide to Creating Personal and Professional Achievement by Beatryce Nivens. It’s chock-full of information that can help you get ahead in every area of your life. Nivens helps you develop your own definition of success. Other tips include how to plan your goals in one-, five- and 10-year increments and work through your fears in order to take calculated risks that can propel your career or business forward.

Success Strategies also includes detailed accounts of the trials and accomplishments of more than 30 famous African Americans, from entrepreneurs Joe Dudley and Robert Johnson to actresses Angela Bassett and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Plus, there’s a comprehensive list of professional organizations and resources for business owners. If you’re serious about making great strides for your future, it’s a wellspring that you will definitely come back to time and again.

Success Strategies for African-Americans: A Guide to Creating Personal and Professional Achievement by Beatryce Nivens (Plume, $13.95). To order, call Books Now! at 800-BOOKS-NOW or visit www.BooksNow. com/BlackEnterprise.

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