Not What I was Expecting

Success on Your Own Terms imageSuccess On Your Own Terms by James B. Rosseau, Sr. promises to teach readers how to ‘Fire Up Your Passion, Ignite Your Career, and Create an Amazing Life’. By detailing the journey of the author from his beginnings in an under-privileged and under-represented group, to becoming a leading executive in two Fortune 100 companies, this book certainly stands by its promise. Using 6 key strategies to serve as the foundation of his message, Mr. Rosseau reveals what he learned from his diverse and unique history with incredible depth and insight… Without exception, his writing is VERY thorough. Anyone who is impassioned to climb high and achieve success in the upper echelons of the business world will certainly find this book to be extremely helpful and worthy of a place of honor on their bookshelf.

HOWEVER, while this book contains excellent advice for a specific sphere of interest, it is not at all what I expected. Unfortunately, Mr. Rosseau does not so much as glance towards the idea of starting your own business as the result of following your passion, or working for yourself as a writer, singer, tutor, farmer, etc. More importantly, while Mr. Rosseau is a self-proclaimed Christian and occasionally includes verses from Scripture in his work, very important elements of the Christian walk of faith are clearly missing. Praying for direction, submitting to God’s divine will, and finding true worth in your identity in Christ do not factor in to his equations of success… on your own terms.

If you seek to build your career among the large businesses and corporations of the world, and find happiness while you’re at it, this is the book for you. But if you are looking for a Christian-based guide to incorporating truth into your work as you sojourn on this earth, or even to start your own business or work by yourself and for yourself, this book is certainly not going to answer your questions.

I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, courtesy of the author and Word Slinger Publicity. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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