OUTSTANDING! Jim, you have done it again! You practiced what
you preached. You told me, "I want to write a book! All I need to do
is jump in and start swimming!"
The interesting and poignant stories you share to support your
values, beliefs, and actions for success are superb. Anyone can benefit
by escaping into your life’s adventures. They will take to heart
the underlying elements you learned through your journey of
You write as you speak, making for an easy read with powerful,
positive, actionable, and vital elements for being successful in any
path in life.
Former National Director; Executive VP, Smith Barney
Consulting Group; Former Senior Divisional Sales Director,
MFS Private Portfolio Services; Current Owner, CEO and
Area Developer, CMIT Solutions of The Merrimack Valley
I enjoyed it; it was almost like [Naughton was] telling me the story
over a few drinks. I especially liked his "bullet" points in Chapter
12. They are sound advice for anyone in any profession at any
point in their career. I had a basic understanding of how mutual
funds work, and this book considerably enhanced that knowledge.
U.S. Department of Treasury
I first met Jim nearly 25 years ago, and I was immediately struck by
his honesty and humility. So writing a book that might have felt almost
boastful must have been extremely difficult for him. But how
can a successful man tell his truth without imparting some success
Jim’s greatest point is that "showing up" is 90% of being successful;
working long hours and being a student of your given profession
makes up the rest!
First Vice President, Merrill Lynch