Editorial Reviews


“This book is enjoyable, entertaining, and loaded with practical ideas you can use to be more successful in everything you do.”

 Brian Tracy, Author of “Master Your Time, Master Your Life


“A potent tool to lift your life and raise your game.”

– Robin Sharma, #1 Bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and Founder of The Titan Summit


“An unusually witty and stylistic book. It will appeal to anyone at any age, but should be required reading for those just beginning their career. The First Dancer is a broad reaching personal development book that challenges you to demand more from yourself. The ‘Resignation Letter’ in chapter 13 will surely make more than one person quit their job and will save countless families. Through wit and beautiful prose, Majid Kazmi’s book teaches us to reach higher and to leave a legacy. Highly recommended.”

– Kevin Kruse, New York Times Bestselling Author of Employee Engagement 2.0, We, and Employee Engagement for Everyone


“Many wish to pursue excellence in their chosen field, profession or special talent, yet most give up or settle for ‘success’ and thereby never achieve greatness. Majid Kazmi’s cogent book provides readers with a detailed road map on how to seize the moments that inevitably surface in everyone’s lives. The book is a quick but weighty must read on how to develop your full potential and leave an indelible impact on the world around you.”

– Faisal Kutty, Lawyer, Professor of Law, Columnist, Public Speaker


Readers’ Comments

“The First Dancer is one of those books that can change your whole life. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first picked it up, but once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. Despite being a self-help book, it is as captivating as a bestselling work of fiction—insightful in its message and inspiring in its appeal. Majid’s practical views on topics such as success, excellence, creating a legacy and achieving economic independence provide a novel perspective to the readers which at times appears unconventional and perhaps even counter-intuitive. Yet, what makes these views credible is that they are informed by Majid’s practical experience and are expressed through personal anecdotes in a manner that is easy for the readers to relate to. They challenge us to think beyond the conventional narrative that has defined these themes for centuries, and forces us to ask ourselves some uneasy questions. As Franz Kafka said, “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.” This is exactly what The First Dancer is. Even after the first read, I’m going to turn to this book as my guide to success. Highly recommended!”

– Damien Albino