I have been reading books on success for over 30 years. This is one of the most sophisticated and useful ones I have ever read. I highly recommend it.
— Jack Canfield, coauthor New York Times Bestselling "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series

The Joy of Success

* #1 Best Seller Amazon Kindle *


216 pages | October 20, 2015

Greenleaf Book Group Press; Reprint edition

Paperback: $14.95 | eBook: $6.99

The Joy of Success: 10 Essential Skills for Getting the Success You Want

The book that started it all...

What happened to The Joy of Success? In these hectic, demanding times we simply don't have time to do what doesn't matter, but most people spend hours each day doing just that. They work longer and harder with more stress and less satisfaction and fewer dreams realized. And they teach their children to do the same.

In this new edition of this must-read guide to personal satisfaction and fulfillment, renowned business consultant and motivational speaker Susan Ford Collins shows individuals how to achieve success in their lives. She outlines 10 essential Success Skills and provides easy-to-learn methods for immediately putting them to use.

Whether you are changing jobs or relationships, starting or managing companies, families or countries, these 10 skills will guide you step-by-step not just to the successes other people want for you, but to the completion of your own projects and dreams.

The Joy of Success... Kindle #1 Best Seller Personal Success Business, #2 Self Help, #3 Personal Finance

Also available in hardcover and in blue cover as Book One of The Technology of Success Book Series.

Finally, a book about success written by a woman who has also raised children! Thank you for illuminating a path to success that includes all of our potential—body, mind, and spirit.
— Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of New York Times bestseller "Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom"

A book ALL present and future business executives should make required reading for ALL their department heads.
— George A. Naddaff, Founder, Boston Market

Success Has Gears


144 pages | September 30, 2014

The Technology of Success; 2nd edition

Paperback: $14.95 | eBook: $6.99

Success Has Gears: Using the Right Gear in Business and Life

While shadowing Highly Successful People, Susan Ford Collins discovered something all leaders need to know: Success and leadership have gears that must be shifted up and down, at the right time. In Success Has Gears, Susan Ford Collins and Richard Israel teach you to literally transform your leadership overnight.

Success Has Gears presents 20 case studies in which leaders and team members operate in the wrong gear at the wrong time... and it reveals the real cost of these result-reducing, team-destroying errors. Success Has Gears provides the tools and understandings you need to shift your approach so your gears, and those of people you work with, mesh.

When you and your organization use the right Success and Leadership Gears at the right time, your effectiveness, productivity, creativity will rise to the next level. And the impact of your contribution rises too.

Business leaders literally shouted, “Why didn’t anyone ever teach me this before? It’s game changing.” And they are right. What are you waiting for?

A thought-provoking guide to the dynamic process of leading in the modern workplace—even when you are simply leading yourself to higher levels of performance.
— Greg Horn, CEO, General Nutrition Centers
This book shows you how to reach a place where true leadership, creativity and innovation can grow… even in a chaotic workplace.
— Vince Alonzo, Editor-in-Chief Successful Meetings Magazine

Susan Ford Collins is the quintessential good mother. Her experience as a researcher, her warmth and sense of humor all contribute to a wonderful learning experience. Two thumbs up!
— Jerome H. Poliacoff, Ph.D. Child Psychologist

Our Children Are Watching


222 pages | September 30, 2014

The Technology of Success; 2nd edition

Paperback: $14.95 | eBook: $6.99

Our Children Are Watching: 10 Skills for Leading the Next Generation to Success

Find The Joy of Success within your own family...

Have you ever wondered which of the trillion things you do for your kids actually contribute to success in their lives?

As parents in today's always-on world, it seems like we are killing ourselves in an effort to make sure our kids' have everything they need, but we leave out the most important element of all: giving our kids happy, satisfied, well-balanced parents!

In trying to meet the demands of our lives, we work longer and harder with more stress and less satisfaction—is this the model of "success" we want to demonstrate to our children? Remember: You are leading by example. Ask yourself: Is success only measured by your outside accomplishments?

What makes some individuals far more successful and more effective as leaders, with peers and co-workers, and at home with their kids? This book will help you answer these critical questions and discover what it means to Parent for Success!

This may just be one of the most important books you will ever read in your life, important for you and your children. I read hundreds of books every year and I can count on one hand how many books I have ever read that hold the potential to transform lives as deeply as this book does. It has the power to change your life forever, if you are willing.
— Chinaberry Book Service
Our Children Are Watching is a book full of hope—a very valuable item.
— Michael Fitzsimmons, Producer, The Weekend Today Show