Author Halimah Bellows gives hope with her inspiring book and motivates readers to go the extra mile, experiment with new careers, and be confident about the choices we make in the careers that we choose. This book is a gem. The information and knowledge the author has can help someone have a brighter future and achieve much more than they thought they would. Halimah Bellows not only writes like an experienced career coach but you also get to enjoy the prudence she shares in the book and even feel her passion. I love that the author not only wrote about one’s professional life but also touched on other aspects of a person’s image.
The author shares stories of her personal life, her family, the growth she has witnessed, and even adds in a few jokes when sharing life lessons. When writing about a particular topic, the author exhausts all points and even adds more information that you never knew you needed. Halimah Bellows is engaging throughout her book. While reading this practical self-help guide you notice that the author aims to communicate directly with the reader. This is through the short questions she asks and later answers, real-life experiences she narrates about, and her style of writing that makes one reflect on the choices they made.
The first chapter in the book was one of my favorites. It is titled ‘Focus on Your Future’. This chapter is helpful to many because we all think about what the future holds for us. As a young person, senior citizen, or even a student, reading this topic will open your eyes to many things in life. You will understand the importance of planning for your future and learned that the decisions you make today will affect the outcome of things in the future. Every topic in the book is enlightening. Want to change careers? Thinking of trying a new hobby? Want to make more money? Are you considering going back to school? Do you want to change your circle of friends? Does retirement scare you? These and more questions will be answered in the book.
After reading is enlightening book, one feels refreshed and ready to face any challenge they encounter in their career. The gentle tone, relatable stories, informative content in the book, and a little history of the author made the reading experience fun and exciting. Champion Your Career is the kind of book that you keep as reference material because the advice in the book will never go out of fashion.
Pages: 224 | ASIN: B00W4LAMJ2
Tags: author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, business, Champion Your Career, ebook, entrepreneur, goodreads, Halimah Bellows, inspirational, kindle, kobo, literature, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, self help, story, writer, writing
The Amazon Self Publisher provides authors with the information they need to successfully promote and sell books on Amazon. What is the biggest motivating factor for you in helping indie authors?
The BIGGEST motivating factor when it comes to providing this content is fear. I made terrible mistakes and learned the hard way in my author business. I’m truly afraid people will repeat the same mistakes I did. If I don’t get the word out, I feel like my mistakes were a true waste.
What is the single biggest hurdle you find new authors face today and how can they overcome it?
The monkey mind – quite a few authors talk themselves out of great opportunities because they feel undeserving. Rather than feeling I’m inadequate, I force myself to pull the trigger. Of course, that’s easier said than done for most people.
What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you before you published your first book?
I wish someone told me to hire an editor and good cover designer. My first book is appalling on so many levels.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I’m about 3 manuscripts deep with a fourth in the works. I’d like to start launching monthly releases in 2022. By that first book launch, I’ll have about six manuscripts ready to go.
Posted in Interviews
Tags: author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, business, dale roberts, ebook, entrepreneur, goodreads, kindle, kobo, literature, nonfiction, nook, novel, publishing, read, reader, reading, story, The Amazon Self Publisher, writer, writing
Save yourself some time and heartache and read this book before going out and promoting your book. Especially if you are a first-time author. When I published my first book I went out and tried to tell the world about it. Long story short, I did everything wrong. Everything that author Dale Roberts tells you specifically not to do in his book The Amazon Self Publisher. It took me months to learn these lessons the hard way. Lesson’s that Dale details in his book. You’ll learn what works, what not to do, and where to spend time doing your research.
What I like most about this book is how personable it is. There are plenty of tips and tricks and practical advice all throughout this book, but what we also get is personal stories from Dale about his own publishing experiences. All of the stories provide more context or real-world examples of the ideas we’re exploring in each chapter. This reminds me of Stephen Kings book On Writing, where we are given great advice along with personal stories to create something that is way more valuable then either on their own. Where Stephen King’s On Writing will tell you how to write a book, Dale Robert’s book will tell you how to set that book up for success when you publish.
The Amazon Self Publisher is a collection of Dale’s three books in his Amazon Self Publisher series, and is a distillation of the ideas he shares on his YouTube channel. This is a fantastic starting point for new authors, or authors struggling to figure out how Amazon Keywords work, how to get reviews, and how to promote their book. While I would have appreciated more depth to some of the topics, and more actionable tips, everything that is presented is perfect to get struggling authors off the ground and put them on a level playing field with other successful indie authors.
The Amazon Self Publisher gives readers an understanding of the Amazon platform along with strategies to promote your book on that platform, and to be successful outside of it as well. This is a fantastic resource for authors and anyone that wants insight into selling a product on Amazon.
Pages: 303 | ASIN: B08TF8GB83
Tags: abuse of power, author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, business, dale l roberts, ebook, education, entrepreneur, goodreads, kindle, kobo, literature, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, self publishing, story, The Amazon Self Publisher: How to Sell More Books on Amazon, writer, writing
Civility At Work, by Dr. Lewena Bayer is a detailed and enlightening book that outlines, in detail, the method by which an employee is treated, negatively or positively, and how this affects not only the employees behavior but also the work production and the company itself. Incivility should not exist, yet due to differences in people’s viewpoints, it unfortunately does.
Dr. Lewena Bayer provides ample examples to illustrate the point that workplace incivility is a real issue that permeates companies and has lasting affects on business as well as people. I appreciated the in depth research provided, and Dr. Lewena Bayer’s expert perspective provides an experienced lens through which readers can understand the information. What could have been a dense book is instead a thoughtful and factual examination of the subject that exhibits a substantial amount of emotional intelligence.
I have worked in many corporate offices and business throughout the years and I always, as Dr. Lewena’s statistics show, experienced some form of incivility everywhere I worked. But I never really thought about the ramifications of those experiences on the people involved and the company until I read this informative book. This book provides real world context and shows you real world impacts to an idea that was previously abstract; or at least it was abstract to me before reading this book but now I feel I have a good grasp on the topic. I think this is where the book really shines; while it can be used as an effective tool by CEO’s and HR heads, it is also a vital tool for the average worker as it illustrates its points and provides actionable advice in easy to understand ways that anyone can grasp.
Civility at Work is an intelligent guide book that has the potential to change the workplace environment for the better.
Pages: 150 | ASIN: B08W9QFTC2
Tags: author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, business, Civility at Work, Dr. Lewena Bayer, ebook, entrepreneur, goodreads, kindle, kobo, literature, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, self help, story, writer, writing
The biggest takeaway from this inspiring book is that it is never too late to turn your life around. Mark Spencer’s message is that of hope and inspiration. The stories he tells, the experiences he shares and the lessons he has learned through the years. Millionaire Mind in 5 Days is an inspirational book where Mark Spencer lays it all bare. When reading the book, you realize that the author is candid with the stories that he gives and is not ashamed to talk about his failures.
When first getting into the book, the author prepares you for the content that you will consume. The first few chapters help you understand where the author comes from and why everyone’s story matters. The first chapter is one of the most significant chapters in the book. The author has a list of five crucial questions every ambitious person should ask themselves. How often do you ask yourself if you want to be successful or rich or find inner peace? The author poses these questions to the reader, making them reflect on their journey in life and the decisions they make. The content in the first chapter is valuable and gives one the urge to keep reading.
Mark Spencer is engaging throughout the book and that is why Millionaire Mind in 5 Days is not your regular inspirational book. The author shares personal and thought provoking stories that help readers understand the content, and the author, on a deeper level. Reading this book was easy and refreshing. The author gives pragmatic and actionable advice along with a bit of humor to make it all feel conversational.
Mark Spencer provides thoughtful insight into finances, commercial success, and shows how we can fix the flaws in our lives. Talk of family, old friends, colleagues and even neighbors; this book will enable you have a better relationship with the people that you interact with everyday. Thinking like a millionaire and working towards being a millionaire are the goals. Millionaire Mind in 5 Days will help you get out of the hole that is making you unsuccessful.
Pages: 242 | ASIN: B091V6F4HZ
Tags: author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, business, ebook, education, entrepreneur, goodreads, kindle, kobo, literature, Mark Spencer, Millionaire Mind In 5 Days, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, self help, story, writer, writing
Mark Lazar has written a book that will help readers get to be more financially literate and plan their finances better. Mark Lazar discusses different ways of making money, how best to spend money and why it is crucial to have a savings plan. With this book, you will learn how to properly manage your finances and have some extra cash after you have paid all the monthly bills.
The methods Mark Lazar gives in the book have been tested and proven to be effective. The author talks to his readers on a personal level, letting them understand where he comes from and his concept. Pathway to Prosperity: Your Guide to Money and Economics gives readers knowledge on basic financial skills and then gradually introduces readers to deeper and more complex topics. Reading about finances never felt this fun before. The reader gets a balanced view from the author as they read every new chapter. Mark Lazar is great at explaining stuff. He explains well the most complicated topics to the understanding of the average reader.
I enjoyed the text in this book because Mark Lazar is not too extreme with the advice he gives. He does not tell the reader to live like a miser or a pauper, you have the money? Spend it. He advocates for responsible spending of what you earn and thinking of the future. The author uses examples from his experiences; shares lessons learned and gives practical direction. Every topic in the book is significant and well researched. Reading Mark Lazar’s book will open your eyes to a lot of things and not just money and building wealth.
Pathway to Prosperity: Your Guide to Money and Economics provides practical advice that the average person can put into action right away. The tips provided are prudent and explained in easy to understand terms, both in how to implement the action and why it is beneficial. Mark Lazar provides clear guidance to help readers achieve prosperity.
Pages: 241 | ASIN: B08K2ZMF2Q
Tags: author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, business, ebook, education, entrepreneur, finance, goodreads, kindle, kobo, literature, Mark Lazar, money, nook, novel, Pathway to Prosperity, personal development, read, reader, reading, story, writer, writing
DIY Conflict Resolution by Nance L. Schick Esq is an illuminating book that provides effective conflict resolution skills that can be employed in various situations and with different kinds of people. The author explores conflict in the corporate world, communities in neighborhoods, marital discord, as well as others, and provides actionable advice that readers can put to use to improve their lives.
DIY Conflict Resolution is the kind of book every manager, administrative officer or just any leader needs to have. I love the idea of being your own Chief Resolution Officer. The solutions given by Nance L. Schick are logical, practical, and easy to understand. I like how the author talks of bringing conflicting parties together. One can tell that Nance is experienced and has been in situations where disagreements were solved amicably. One major lesson I learned from the book is to put emotions and bias aside when trying to bring conflicting parties to agree. The author gives a step-by-step guide on how to wisely mediate a clash and how to make peace where there is none.
I really appreciated the practical approach to problems that Nance L. Schick shares in this personal development book. By the end of the book, you get to understand the significance of being neutral and learn how to listen more before taking any action. This book is also short, concise, and factual so we’re never bogged down in details or fluff.
I would recommend DIY Conflict Resolution to anyone that would want to learn a bit of human psychology as they go about resolving conflicts and bringing warring sides to an agreement. The author’s views are objective and the solutions given for every issue highlighted are realistic. This is a fantastic guide for leaders in their organizations, or someone who wants to get a better handle on themselves and in their personal lives.
Pages: 82 | ASIN: B00R8GVQ16
Tags: author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, business, DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master, ebook, education, entrepreneur, goodreads, kindle, kobo, leadership, literature, Nance L. Schick, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, story, writer, writing
Self-Publish & Succeed provides readers with a guide they can follow to get write, publish, and promote a nonfiction book that sells. Why was this an important book for you to write?
There are some great books on writing and some good guides on self-publishing but there wasn’t a comprehensive guide on writing a book with marketing in mind and setting it up for self-publishing success. This is the #noboringbooks process for writing a book with the reader in mind, publishing a top quality book, and setting yourself up sales success.
What is a common misconception you feel authors have about publishing a book?
That writing the book is the hardest part. I believe marketing the book is actually the most difficult, and if you haven’t positioned the book for marketing success right from the start you’re setting yourself up for a lot of additional challenges and struggles.
What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given before you published your first book?
Focus on the reader with everything you do. If you focus on your goals and your desire to be a bestseller you become the product instead of the book and it puts your ego in charge. Your ego doesn’t make good decisions when it comes to your book. Your book might be about you, but it’s not for you. It’s for your reader.
What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?
The inspiration and steps to write a book that will have a massive impact on both the readers life and the life of the author.
Posted in Interviews
Tags: author, author interview, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, business, ebook, education, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, goodreads, julie broad, kindle, kobo, literature, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, Self-Publish & Succeed, story, writer, writing