A former vice-president of a major transportation corporation and author of Beyond Success, Brian Biro was rated #1 from over 40 Speakers at 4 consecutive INC. Magazine international conferences. With degrees from Stanford University and UCLA, Brian has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, FOX and as a featured speaker at the Disney Institute in Orlando. Brian was recently named one of the top 100 most inspirational graduates of the UCLA Graduate School of Business in honor of their 75th Anniversary. He has also been honored as one of the top 70 Speakers in the world.
Advance Praise for There Are No Overachievers
"Most opportunities that come our way are gifts. Some are good for us--some for others. Brian in There Are No Overachievers gives you the information you need to select the right ones and importantly, how to make the most of them when you do! This is a secret to a rich and full life!"
--Harry Paul, Coauthor of FISH! and Who Kidnapped Excellence?
"In a world so often bombarding us with negativity, isn't it time we started focusing on what we CAN do instead of what we can't? In his new blockbuster There Are No Overachievers, Brian Biro reawakens us to the magnificent truth that there is more in each one of us than we've ever dreamed of. We CAN make every moment count. We CAN shape our futures, energize our lives, and build rich and fulfilling relationships. We are NOT overachievers. We are here to shine! Brian Biro lights the way for all of us."
--Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason, Love For No Reason, and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
"A commonsense guide to living a more meaningful life...with enthusiasm, purpose, and breakthrough thinking! Must reading for those who want to unlock the potential for greatness in each of us."
--Ron Sargent, CEO of Staples
"If the principles in this book sound simple, that's because, like all timeless secrets, they are. But what makes them powerful is that they're also real - Brian Biro is the genuine article. He has lived every word and exemplifies the underlying truth on every page. There Are No Overachievers will bring out the best in YOU!"
--John David Mann, coauthor of the national bestseller The Go-Giver
"Spending time with Brian Biro always leaves me feeling energized and inspired to make the most of every moment in my life. I felt the exact same way after reading There Are No Overachievers. Brian is a remarkably engaging story-teller who is truly gifted at helping others realize their own gifts. Read this powerful book and you will feel ready to tackle even the toughest challenges!"
--Jim Alling, CEO of TOMS Shoes
"Every moment is both a gift and an opportunity. The secret to living life fully is to seize those "windows of opportunity," or WOOS, as Brian Biro calls them in his inspiring new book, There Are No Overachievers. Brian helps all of us to recognize and act upon the WOOs that lead us to lives of joy, fulfillment, and richness, and allow our light to shine!"
--Nido R. Qubein, President of High Point University
"Loss of personal motivation, energy and sense of relevancy can happen to us so easily today. In his new book, There Are No Overachievers Brian Biro provides countless insights to help each of us to live an inspired life. Brian explains the surprising power of treating each day, each moment, as the precious window of opportunity (or WOO) that it is. These pages will help anyone live an inspired life."
--Joey Havens, Executive Partner at HORNE LLP
"Brian Biro brilliantly outlines how to deliver breakthrough results, energize, engage, and motivate your teams to seize key opportunities. I highly recommend There Are No Overachievers for anyone looking to become a more effective leader or manager."
--Johann Fernando, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer at FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc.
"The answer is YES!, Now what's the question?....This is Brian Biro in one sentence. Positive approaches create trust. I have known and worked with Brian for over 20 years. This extraordinary book provides all the lessons that one needs to be successful and most importantly fulfilled at what they do."
--Keith D. Paglusch, CTO of C Spire
"The energy and pure magic that Brian Biro brings to any situation is life-changing, and he has captured that quality brilliantly in his new book There Are No Overachievers. His motivational messages will impact everyone, from entry-level employees to the upper echelon of management professionals."
--Chris Cicchinelli, President & CEO of Pure Romance
"I've witnessed Brian lead thousands on a journey to self-discovery. He is an amazing coach with a rare talent to channel a person's inner desire to spur positive change in their lives. Now he powers that passion for professional and personal development into There Are No Overachievers. This book, like Brian's presentations in person, is unforgettable!"
--Patty Brisben, Founder & Chairwoman of Pure Romance
"There Are No Overachievers is a book you will want to share with your friends, your peers and most importantly your family. Every lesson and every idea in here is pure gold, and Brian wraps his lessons and insights in beautifully told stories and real life examples that make this book impossible to put down. Brian Biro has created a beautifully written roadmap to opportunity, greater success and fulfillment!"
--Meridith Elliott Powell, Professional Speaker and Author
"The central thesis behind There Are No Overachievers is that we are all UNDERachievers. Regardless of how great our performance in a particular area, we are all capable of doing and being so much more! I highly recommend it, both as a personal guide for getting more out of your personal and professional life, as well as a teaching aid for managers and leaders who want to bring out the best in their team."
--Keith Challenger, Managing Partner at KCI.media
"You will emerge from this book with more confidence, energy, and passion than you've ever imagined for your career, your family, and your life. In a world so often focused on obstacles and barriers, Brian Biro brings fresh light to our possibilities, strengths, and breakthrough potential!"
--Melissa Brisbois, Executive Vice President of J. Hilburn
"Truly inspiring. There Are No Overachievers is filled with stories that moved me, and insights that stuck with me long after reading."
--Prosper Nwankpa, co-founder and CTO of Avanoo
"A masterful presentation of simple, yet transformational principles that can be used immediately to enhance relationships and careers. When you read There Are No Overachievers, you will begin looking at your life through a new lens of passion, gratitude and service."
--John Locke, Master Networker
"Seeing Brian live is always a treat, but reading There Are No Overachievers is like having Brian with me every day. The chapter called "Be Easy to Impress and Hard to Offend" really struck a chord in me. Look for ways to be impressed, and instead of taking offense at criticism you encounter, transform negative feedback into ways to improve, exceed expectations, and generate loyalty. It is at the heart of everything our company is about, and has helped us build the largest global sourcing association in the world. My copy is dog-eared already; I will be referring to for years to come."
--Dawn Tiura, CEO of SIG: The Executive Sourcing Network
"The inspiration and stories in There Are No Overachievers opened my eyes to the many "windows of opportunity" that can help me make a positive difference. It has ignited my own energy and purpose to live this journey called life with more JOY!"
--Dana. L. Stonestreet, Bank Chairman, President and CEO of HomeTrust
"Phenomenal! Brian Biro offers us a clear path to increased personal performance and greater success in every area of our lives. And what we get along the way is the life we've always wanted."
--Dr. John B. Waterhouse, Former President and Field Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living
"The simplicity of Brian Biro's message, and compelling nature of the stories he tells makes this book a win for everyone. Read it, follow Brian's guidance and you are sure to reach the mountain top!"
--Dr. Barbara Waterhouse, Senior Minister at Center for Spiritual Living, Asheville
"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?" It's a question I posed often to our oldest daughter when she was competing internationally. I never thought of it being my own motto - until reading There Are No Overachievers. After nearly 20 years, I am still learning from Brian Biro's life lessons - and I'm now aware of how important they are in the "transition" stage of my life, both personally and professionally. Thanks so much for the reminder, Brian!"
--Suzan O Sweeney, AVP of External Partnerships at The Hartford
"Over the years, I've read hundreds of leadership books, but There Are No Overachievers stands alone. It's an insightful and astute guide on how to be your very best at home and at work. Although I've been fortunate to enjoy great success in my career overall, there are so many times that I missed my window of opportunity to positively impact others' lives. I was too easy to offend and hard to impress. Brian Biro is a life-changer. I enthusiastically recommend this book. It will bring you closer to your colleagues, your friends, and your loved ones."
--Naomi Cramer, SVP and Chief HR Officer at Banner Health