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Ambition: Why It’s Good to Want More and How to Get It by Rachel Bridge

Ambition provides practical guidance to help people achieve their ultimate lifetime goals.

Monday, February 15, 2016 10:00 am EST
"no matter what you have already achieved and regardless of what stage you are at in life, having the ambition to achieve more can be a wonderful, life-affirming force."

Ambition is no longer a “dirty word”, says journalist and author Rachel Bridge. “It has often been wrongly used as a shorthand term for greed and the desire to win at all costs but in reality, ambition is a positive force that drives us to achieve better things, whether for ourselves, our family, or for the world.”

Challenging this misconception in her new book, the former Sunday Times Enterprise Editor explains: “at its simplest, ambition is the desire to make the most of your potential and achieve something special. That might be to create something unique, start a business, or swim the English Channel.”

Ambition provides practical guidance to help people achieve their ultimate lifetime goals. The book shows readers how to harness and direct their ambition in the most effective way, how to overcome things that stand in their way, how to stay motivated and above all, how to succeed.

Grounded in scientific research, Ambition also includes insights from successful people, with exclusive interviews with John Torode, Myleene Klass, Will Greenwood, Katie Hopkins and Gavin Patterson.

The key message from this book - “never stop asking yourself what you want to be when you grow up” advises Rachel, “no matter what you have already achieved and regardless of what stage you are at in life, having the ambition to achieve more can be a wonderful, life-affirming force.”

 

About the author:

Rachel Bridge is a journalist, author and public speaker. The former Enterprise Editor at The Sunday Times, Rachel has written five previous books and currently writes about entrepreneurs and successful people for The Telegraph and The Times. She is a professional public speaker and facilitates business events, roundtable sessions and panel discussions around the country. 

She is an occasional performer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, has started her own small business and, in taking her own advice from this book, has just written her first novel to fulfil one of her own ambitions.

Follow: @rachelbridge100 

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Ashton Bainbridge
Publicist, Professional Development

abainbridg@wiley.com
+44 (0) 1243 770671

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