Book Review: Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success

Posted by Kristin Arnold on December 28, 2021

Have you ever had a book arrive in your hands at just the right moment in time? Just when you need it? Many of us might be fumbling around trying to debrief 2021 and plan for a productive and positive 2022, all while traveling and wrapping up the holiday season.

Self-discipline Strategist Rory Vaden wrote this terrific book and I thought it was quite appropriate since I just set some new goals for the year!

I believe I am a fairly disciplined person, but know I can do better. So Rory’s book was interesting and insightful. The premise of the book revolves around making better decisions in order to improve your self-discipline and your life. In it, he covers seven principles that will help you achieve success. It’s really quite an engaging and thought-provoking book.

Want to know how you are doing? Take the Focused Forty questionnaire at his website to see how disciplined you truly are. My test results were SPOT ON and showed me how much more disciplined I can be.

So, go ahead. Get reading to help find some inspiration for setting your New Year goals.


KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CPF | Master, CSP is a high-stakes meeting facilitator and professional panel moderator.  She’s been facilitating teams of executives and managers in making better decisions and achieving greater results for over 27 years.  She is the author of the award-winning book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action.  Her latest book, 123 Ways to Add Pizazz to a Panel Discussion was published in January 2021.

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KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP, CPF|Master has been facilitating meaningful conversations between executives and managers to make better decisions and achieve extraordinary results for 25+ years. She's a leading authority on moderating panel discussions and passionate about finding the perfect olive to complement a vodka martini.

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