Fayette native Jeff Wilson lays out keys to success 2010.11.17

Written by David Green.

jeff.wilson.jpgBy DAVID GREEN

Program your mind.

Learn to accelerate your success.

Plan your future.

Those are the three headings off Jeff Wilson’s cheat sheet that he’s willing to share his knowledge. The details are in his new book, “Life’s Cheat Sheet: Crucial success habits school never taught you.”

The Fayette native, now a Toledo resident, says he’s learned a lot since graduating from high school in 1981. He’s also accomplished a lot.

Wilson has earned degrees and certification in management, marketing, computer science and finance. He even picked up a law degree along the way.

He’s completed advanced training in real estate investing and has licenses for health and life insurance, plus annuities.

He’s led seminars, served as a consultant and helped lead companies to financial success.

Then he decided to take a step back from all of that and spread the word to others. He said he’s been encouraged by others to teach what he’s learned through experience, and besides that, he’s long wanted to write a book.

“I saw the economy taking such a beating and I saw so many people suffering from the economic downfall,” Wilson said, “that I came up with the plan to achieve my goal of helping others through a series of books that would show them how to get ahead in life.

That led to more study—learning about the publishing industry—and then he started in with the draft. The book was released last week.

“I knew if I could get this information out to as many people as possible, I could help them take control of their lives and make them more successful,” he said.

He thinks the book is perfect for young people leaving school, for adults who want to take their career to a new level, or for the person in need of help who lost a job when the economy soured.

Wilson believes his book will show people real-life, street-smart skills needed for people to take charge of their lives—and achieve big results.

The first few chapters cover topics such as controlling your mind, maintaining a positive attitude, using affirmations and establishing a daily routine. He also advises readers to take some quiet time, perhaps through meditation or yoga.

The second portion of his book covers goal planning, marketing, getting the job you want, time management, building networks and using technology to your advantage.

In his Life Planning section, Wilson advises readers on forming multiple income streams that don’t take much time to maintain. He then covers some basics of financial planning and ends with information on estate planning.

He describes his writing style as an easy-to-follow format that a reader would encounter in a documents listing frequently asked questions. He follows up chapters with a section called “What Would Jeff Do?” to show how apply the information he’s provided.

Get out of your comfort zone, think about your life and start growing, Wilson says.

• More information about his book can be found at his website, www.lifescheatsheets.com.

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