In his latest work, bestselling author Thomas Erikson encourages readers to turn their difficulties into opportunities for success.
- Surrounded by Setbacks is the next book in Erikson’s Surrounded by Idiots series, which includes other works such as Surrounded by Bad Bosses.
- In every endeavor, obstacles and difficulties are likely to arise, but Erikson suggests to the reader that these are opportunities to find greater success.
- By using “simple, actionable steps,” Erikson guides the reader on the best way to overcome any obstacle stopping his achievements.
Why it’s news
Obstacles are an unavoidable part of life, but Erikson suggests that they don’t have to stop the reader’s goals.
Erikson teaches the reader how to accept these obstacles and embrace the difficulty while continuing on toward the final goal.
First, readers must identify the “why” of their goal in order to establish a plan to achieve it. By pinpointing the reason for the goal, obstacles are more avoidable.
Using the same four-color behavior system he introduced in his bestselling book Surrounded by Idiots, Erikson guides readers to reflect on their responses to difficulty and take action to correct shortcomings.
In addition to Surrounded by Setbacks he has written his bestselling book Surrounded by Idiots, Surrounded by Narcissists, Surrounded by Psychopaths, and Surrounded by Bad Bosses.
He is a sought-after lecturer for companies like IKEA, Microsoft, and Coca Cola.
Surrounded by Setbacks was published by Macmillan Publishers on November 1, 2022.
Excerpts from the book
“There is only one thing you need to do for good fortune to come to you. If you do this single thing, then everything will sort itself out. Are you ready? The only thing you need to do is to take 100% responsibility for yourself.”
“The single most important factor for avoiding problems and creating a bright future for yourself is the ability to take responsibility. Nobody is ever going to achieve his or her dreams without accepting full responsibility.”
“You can always control your own actions. . . Everything you do is your own responsibility.”