Julio’s new book Redefining Success is an excellent piece of literature. Julio shares the challenges he has had to overcome in his own life. He has worked through them in order to become successful on his terms. Now he shares the steps he took towards success. I have read other books by other authors on this topic, Julio clearly outlines the steps needed for anyone that is serious about making a positive change in their lives; others require you dig through the fluff. Julio lays out worksheets that are practical, self-explanatory and functional that is also easy to understand and implement.
Julio Briones, author
If I were to introduce you to a 24 year old man that barely graduated high school, joined the Army at 17, who suffers from mild dyslexia and is about to begin a journey that will carry him through the next 13 years, just over 10 of which he will spend in prison? What would you consider to be his chances at a successful life? Would you even be able to define a scenario where success is even possible? Many would not. Now, let us look at this man today, he has been out of prison for many years without incident. Is married, has children. Has had a respectable corporate job developing and implementing training programs for new entrepreneurs, opened and still currently operates a successful small business and at the time of this publication, is enjoying the rewards of success on his terms. This is my story and many will ask themselves how this was possible. The simple answer is I redefined success for myself and learned how to live my life in a forward looking manner. I taught myself how to look at goals and how to value the commitment needed to achieve them, first with smaller daily goals then with mid and long-term goals. I began to understand that there were challenges and obstacles that could delay or even derail my progress as well as how to identify and appreciate my personal talents. I then began to understand which of my fears were blocking my forward movement and why many were unreasonable to hold on to. All of this allowed me to develop a plan with appropriate and achievable milestones that allowed me to get to where I am today. In this book I will walk you through my process.