Five Doors of Success

Start your journey for achieving your goals beyond luck, money, and friends in high places.

Like so many of us, Joshua Candamo wasn’t sure of the answer when he first arrived in the United States without a college degree, struggling to find a minimum-wage job. Today, he shares his answer as a technology executive with a Ph.D. degree and a fulfilling personal life.

The Five Doors of Success systematically deconstructs success into five critical areas that anyone can learn and excel in. These areas aren’t related to attributes you’re born with or reserved for privileged or lucky individuals. They consist of skills and knowledge you build over time. It’s an alternative view compared to what’s widely promoted in public media and presents a word of caution to the “appearance of success” along with the biological and psychological realities that could prevent you from reaching your full potential.

Candamo draws on his experiences and heartfelt stories with impactful people in his life—from friends, to presidents, to a former drug cartel member—all of whom inspired his own journey navigating corporate America. But this book isn't about replicating his story, per se. That's entirely the wrong approach because everyone wants something different in life. This book is about demystifying success and providing a path to follow so that you can achieve what matters to you—your own version of succes

From the book critics

Best Self-Help Book
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A useful and thoughtful guide to laying the foundation of a fulfilling career.
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I believe my professional success can be traced to five personal journeys that anyone can complete through consciousness and determination, what I call “Five Doors of Success.” This book will help you find, open, and walk through these doors which are necessary to achieve true success in your professional life. The doors aren’t related to attributes you’re born with or reserved for privileged or lucky individuals. They are all made of skills and knowledge you build over time. As I share with you how to reach and walk through these doors, I’ll also share the story of my journey and some interesting people I met along the way.
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In some ways, my road to success was mundane. But oh boy, I have some fascinating stories about people I met along the way. I like to think there are a few people who I helped, but mostly this is about people who helped me.
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There is no better time than now. Leave the “wasn't meant to be” mentality behind and rise above procrastination to become hungry for success.
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ISBN Numbers
Paperback: 979-8-9890678-0-0
Hardcover: 979-8-9890678-1-7
eBook: 979-8-9890678-2-4
Audiobook: 979-8-9890678-4-8