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Coachability: The Leadership Superpower

In “Coachability: The Leadership Superpower,” esteemed author Kevin D. Wilde provides a captivating exploration of leadership, coachability, and the secrets to outpacing the competition. Utilizing realistic scenarios to illustrate the significance of exceptional leadership in any context, Wilde offers readers an intimate glimpse into his life and the essence of the book as he introduces each topic.

Wilde’s authenticity shines throughout his writing, as he candidly shares not only his accomplishments but also his own missteps and imperfections. The book is structured in two primary sections: the first establishes the concept of coachability and its vital importance, while the second delves into the art of becoming a highly coachable leader.

Readers will be enthralled by the invaluable strategies imparted by Wilde, the insights gleaned from thorough research, and the compelling stories of various leaders featured in the book. With seven distinct strategies presented across the chapters, Wilde demonstrates how highly coachable leaders can capitalize on these approaches, making them particularly useful for those aspiring to leadership roles.

“Coachability: The Leadership Superpower” comprises seven well-crafted chapters, each elucidating different facets of coachability with utmost clarity. Chapter two stands out as particularly impactful, as Wilde expounds upon the transformative powers of coachability. This essential chapter guides readers through the often unfamiliar territory of coachability, providing a unique perspective that every aspiring leader should experience.

Wilde’s open-mindedness and expertise are evident as he introduces new concepts to readers, taking care to explain any specialized vocabulary or technical jargon. Through “Coachability: The Leadership Superpower,” readers will gain an understanding of how to seamlessly ascend the career ladder and effectively engage with a diverse array of individuals and groups.

The exceptional clarity and distinctiveness of Wilde’s writing make “Coachability: The Leadership Superpower” an especially enjoyable read. By imparting insights on navigating one’s career trajectory and building fruitful relationships with diverse individuals and organizations, this book proves to be an invaluable resource. Highly recommended for those seeking guidance on coaching and leadership, “Coachability: The Leadership Superpower” offers a comprehensive, all-encompassing approach to these crucial topics, ensuring that readers can easily grasp and internalize the key messages presented.

Pages: 162 | ASIN: B0BLT722YQ

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A Book About Self-Love

“Yes I Can!” shares your life experiences growing up with conditions that other people consider a disability that you turned into a positive experience. Why was this an important book for you to write?

The incredible adversity we face — whether an illness, injury, divorce, physical or mental challenges, or other trauma — can be an opportunity for personal and intellectual growth.  We first develop a path to rise above these obstacles, replace self-doubt with confidence, and realize our potential.  Most of us sadly define ourselves by the adversity we face, not how we rise above them.  Many teens, young adults, and parents of special needs kids become frustrated, anxious, or depressed because they often feel so alone when, in reality, they are loved more than they can possibly know. This is essentially a book about self-love and loving others unconditionally: the greatest gift we can share in our lives!  Every chapter ends on an uplifting, even triumphant, note that demonstrates the ways our lives can also be fantastic dreams.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

My own experiences with bullying was, surprisingly, one of the more difficult anecdotes for me to write.  When the bully dumped me in the garbage can and then paraded me around the high-school cafeteria, I learned to love, forgive, and eventually make friends with those who once bullied me.  Rather than stooping to his level and responding in anger and frustration at the moment, I felt empathy inside and chose to bring the former bully up to my attitude.  I would not have been able to do this without the love and self-discipline infused in me by my parents and family.  The important lesson is to learn and change from our mistakes.  Sharing this experience with audiences and now readers, even with all its horrors, has been enriching.

What is one piece of advice someone gave you that changed your life?

Mom and Dad taught me the benefits of wanting to learn about others.  Our grandparents and elders are filled with a wealth of life stories and wisdom which we don’t often appreciate until they are sadly no longer with us.  Children and teens who walk through the school entrance each morning represent more than themselves during the school day; they also represent their families and perspectives.  When we learn about our differences, we become more comfortable around those who are different from us in culture, heritage, and disability.  The accompanying fear can be often transformed into love, respect, and even admiration!  As I shared in the book, letting go of this fear, in effect, ushers in a future of hope.  

For example, in college and graduate school, I would scan around the dining hall and choose to dine with a fellow student who was eating alone (but whom I did not know) and inquire about their hometown, major, classes, and interests.  I often knew what it felt like to eat alone and did not want others to experience the accompanying negative emotions.  We were students at the same university and even living in the same zip code for four years, so why did we need to be strangers?  So the next time when they see me eating alone, they often come over with their friends and join me for a meal.  Learning about the experiences of others teaches us about our own lives and perspectives.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

Their positive attitude can change the world.  In the closing chapter, I emphasize the importance of ensuring the sun rises and sets with YOU.  In other words, never let your attitude become a disability.  Your sun, high in the sky, represents those times when your future looks so bright and promising.  But realize that there will be other moments when your sun abruptly sets, ushering in a period of nightfall accompanied by looming feelings of frustration, depression, or despair.  At that time, you cannot allow your self-esteem to plummet, losing sight of the future.  Keep your gaze focused towards the east, for the sun has to rise again. This is your incredible life journey and it can be an uplifting experience of growth and optimism!

If your readers feel renewed and inspired upon reading this book, it’s no surprise.  I have been a motivational speaker for the past 42 years, since age 10!  Reading this self-help memoir is like experiencing one of my presentations first-hand.  Your emotions are taken on a roller-coaster ride, from frustration,  reflection, humor, joy, and ultimately, triumph.  This is the triumph of the human spirit, and I hope every reader can experience this.

Many thanks to Literary Titan for their generous review and interview questions. 

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READERS: For parents and educators of special needs kids as well as teens and young adults. This is a self-help book from a leading motivational speaker and disability advocate whose story can inspire us to dream, achieve, and succeed.

Have you wondered why dreams seem to be running away from you and into the arms of someone else? When an illness, injury, disability, divorce, or other traumatic experience forces us to re-evaluate our future as we walk an uncertain path, we often find ourselves asking, “Why me?” How do we overcome the darkness and feelings of fear, doubt, and anxiety?

Paul Wichansky has cerebral palsy and a hearing loss. Conquering these challenges to lead a confident, productive life, he shows, by example, how we can transform such obstacles into opportunities for growth. His disabilities have not only inspired him to rise above tremendous adversity, but also achieve beyond what others believed he could do.

Each chapter focuses on a principle of self-improvement, such as self-love, a positive attitude, support group, self-esteem, perseverance, resilience, and empathy, which he embeds in captivating anecdotes. For instance, the chapter on positive attitude recalls moments of optimism and laughter that have helped him reject the effects of his disabilities by developing complete confidence in his abilities. Though written from a first-person point-of-view, he switches to the second-person narrative near the end of each chapter to offer readers strategies to adopt that guiding principle into their lives.

A master storyteller whose anecdotes combine character, optimism, and heart, he shows his readers, by example, how to face adversity and become the Heroes we all know they can be. Only then can we become the epic version of ourselves.

Let this book be a worthy addition to your home or school library. For shining your light is spreading your love.

Rethink Your Financial Health

Book Review

In Rethink Your Financial Health: Sharing the Manual – Four Lenses to Financial Healing & Wholeness, A. J. Uitvlugt uses absorbing stories to initiate conversations about money and finances. Everyone spends money, but not all know how to handle their finances effectively. Often, you will see people misusing or struggling to balance their earnings and spending. So how does one know how to form a healthy relationship with their finances? Do schools teach enough about finances? Do parents have conversations with their children about money? A.J. Uitvlugt is here to share with readers tips on dealing with money, whether a bit of money or huge finances and how to create a healthy financial journey for yourself and others.

Rethink Your Financial Health is an excellent read because of the stories and relatable experiences the author writes about. Each story told each expertise shared in the book, and every lesson the author gives is critical in every step. I found the distinct arrangement of this book helpful. A new chapter does not feel fresh but rather an extension of previous lessons. Every chapter starts with a quote from notable icons in history. And not just random quotes commonly used but quotes that help readers reflect on their financial habits and general approach to life. One of my favorite quotes in the book, ‘Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life’ by Donald Miller.

Readers can enjoy this book because everything is organized into easy-to-find and comprehended sections. The paragraphs are short and easy to complete, and the author highlighted the main points in bullet points for better visibility. I also enjoyed reading this book because the author had a section for exercises and the reader’s reflection apart from the main discussion. The training gives one a chance to put into practice what is taught in the book. At the same time, the reflections are a vital part of the process so that readers will have a more insightful conversation with themself and a deeper understanding of their financial situation.

One of my favorite parts of the book was when the author addresses money myths. The author writes about myths like the work pays more myth, the must-buy myth peddled when buying versus renting debates are brought up, and the invincible myth examined during discussions on insurance. The author cordially educates readers on these myths, which is an excellent idea as many people tend to fall for some.

A. J. Uitvlugt’s writing is relatable and engaging, and she uses real-life situations to convey her message. Rethink Your Financial Health: Sharing the Manual – Four Lenses to Financial Healing & Wholeness is an excellent book for financial literacy lessons and a great reference material for readers needing reminders about their relationship with money.  

Pages: 183

Break Free From Convention

Randolph Harrison with Erica Schwarting Author Interview

“A Guide for Aging Heroes” takes readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and provides an actionable roadmap to help readers take control of their life, overcome fears and challenges, and live a life of purpose. Why was this an important book for you to write?

The short answer is to make the world a little better place.

“A Guide for Aging Heroes” targets three groups. The status quo for modern life is rooted in flawed messages that leave people feeling hollow and unfulfilled. By living the Aging Heroes lifestyle, Erica and I have cultivated a richer more satisfying way of being. We are not unique. The first target group has found the same path we have but don’t have a name for it. For them, “A Guide for Aging Heroes” provides clarification and a sense of community.

The second group is people who realize something is fundamentally wrong in contemporary life, but they can’t put their fingers on what it is. For them, the book shines a bright light on the problem and provides direction toward finding the answers they seek.

The third group is people who are doing everything our culture tells them should result in happy a happy life, but they still feel empty. For this group, “A Guide for Aging Heroes” offers a chance to break free from convention and recognize the many options that had been hidden from them.

What is the most important aspect of owning the second half of life and how can readers develop the courage to live a fulfilling life?

The main requirement for owning the second half of life is a willingness to defy societal expectations. The number one regret of the dying is that they did not live lives true to themselves but instead tried to conform to what others expected of them. Stepping outside the roles society has placed on you requires mad courage. Doing so means risking rejection by people you love. That courage must come from a deep understanding that life is a time-limited offer. Each of us has the opportunity to live exactly one human life. Will that life be spent doing as you are told, or will it be a unique journey of discovery? Unfortunately, most people choose the prior by default. Aging Heroes have the mettle to embrace the latter.

What message do you hope readers will take away from your book?

Aging is not a disease. It is not a relentless march toward decrepitude. It is a privilege denied to many. Cast off the cliches that aging is a bad thing. Embrace the myriad of amazing experiences available to you as the years pass. Growing older is an opportunity for growth, renewal, and adventure.

What is the next book you are working on, and when will it be available?

Erica and I are currently working on a companion journal for “A Guide for Aging Heroes.” We anticipate completion by the end of 2023. For years, it was believed that learning was a passive process. The metaphor was that learners were empty vessels into which teachers poured knowledge. Nothing could be further from the truth. Learning requires active engagement. Journaling is a dynamic way to move disordered ideas from the chaotic space of the mind to the organized and digestible area of the written page.

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Not Your Mama’s Bible (NUMB)

Not Your Mama’s Bible is a groundbreaking self-development book that breaks the mold of typical self-help books. This honest and unfiltered guide to street-smart philosophy delves into various aspects of life that can be controlled to help readers reach their full potential. The author shares his personal experiences and insights in a relatable manner, encouraging readers to focus on self-worth and eliminate toxic influences from their lives.

What sets this book apart from others in the genre is the author’s candid approach. Pasha Tay shares his many struggles and triumphs, offering practical advice and exercises readers can implement in their daily lives. By the author sharing his life experiences, he shows us that we are all human and at times are faced with obstacles that we don’t want to face, but we should not be discouraged by them. The book is written in a conversational tone, creating a companion-like relationship between the readers and the author. This makes the book feel less like a lecture and more like a pep talk from a friend.

Each chapter of Not Your Mama’s Bible can be read as a standalone piece, allowing readers to jump around and focus on what they need at the moment. The author provides a clear path to a healthier and more productive lifestyle, and the tips provided are easy to put into practice. The author encourages readers to acknowledge their thoughts and feelings, rather than dismiss them, and to take care of themselves, as no one else will.

Not Your Mama’s Bible is an unorthodox self-development book for readers looking for actionable advice from a raw and authentic perspective. I would highly recommend this illuminating book to anyone seeking to find their footing in life and work on becoming the best version of themselves.

Pages: 265 | ASIN: B0BP9Z9W5V

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The Life Is Too Short Guy

The Life Is Too Short Guy by Scott White will show you how to change your outlook on life and make conscious decisions that enhance your attitude and experiences. This book is based on the various lessons Scott picked up in different life situations while consistently maintaining the perspective that life is short, which is referenced throughout the book.

The author does an incredible job of sharing genuinely inspiring and astounding transformational events of the individuals interviewed for the book. It’s a great read that helps readers learn how to choose their attitude and own it, how to be more deliberate with how they use their limited time, the value of humor in life, and how to embrace life.

When you prepare the read this book, clear your plans and dive in – you’ll be hooked from the first page. Scott White includes a wealth of thought-provoking anecdotes and exceptional occurrences that taught the author to cherish life more than ever. I couldn’t get enough of his valuable perspectives and insights, cleverly selected from motivational accounts of other people with life-changing experiences. Despite harrowing accounts and difficult realities, the stories in this book offer an empowering, motivational approach to taking greater control of life.

The Life Is Too Short Guy by Scott White is a profound, practical book that offers insightful quotations, research data, and a helpful appendix. I have found significant, doable concepts in the book which have contributed to my life and perspective. It’s a solid 5-star book, and I found the captivating stories and razor-sharp insights will help anybody who is feeling trapped in life and weary of their daily routines. It’s a great read that I highly recommend to everyone!

ASIN B0BR1MQVSH | Pages: 183

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Maximize Their Success In Life

E.W. ‘Buck’ Lawrimore Author Interview

How To Be Successful In Life helps readers discover their Unique Success Power and shows them how to use it to achieve greater success in their life. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I wanted to share the most valuable lessons I have learned in life with other people who might benefit from this knowledge and wisdom. I have worked with hundreds of business and individual clients for more than 40 years and observed that many of them did not know their unique strengths (a.k.a. success power), so they were sometimes frustrated and sometimes underperforming as a result. I would like to help all readers minimize their frustration and maximize their success in life. This book is also driven in part by my faith which teaches, “Love on another” and “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

What is the biggest obstacle that people face in discovering their Unique Success Power?

Many people view personality assessment tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the VIA Character assessment as interesting tools when they encounter them, but very very few integrate their unique personality and character into their life’s work and success journey. Even reviewers of this book have said, “I may go back and take those tests later” perhaps viewing a test as something they might be graded on. Although we do not call any of these assessment tools “tests,” because there are no right or wrong answers, still many people perceive them this way. Instead they should think of them as “power tools” that can help them be more successful in life, happier and more fulfilled.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

  1. Understanding and managing the 4 internal and 5 external success factors which enable you to create your own Unique Success Power System.
  2. How to turn visions and goals into concrete action that gets things done.
  3. How to understand your mind and take control of your thoughts for greater success.
  4. How to take care of your body, emotions and spirit.
  5. How to have better relationships with other people.
  6. Keys to effectively managing your finances.
  7. Managing success in daily life, one day at a time.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

A better understanding of how to be successful in life, and a strong belief that they can indeed be more successful – even achieve great success – if they follow the guidelines in this book.

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Do you want to achieve greater success in your life?
Do you want the excitement of discovering your unique talents and abilities for success?
Do you want to feel the confidence of being in control of your success journey every day?
“How To Be Successful In Life” will show you how to “Discover and Use Your Unique Success Power For Maximum Results”:
Discover your Unique Success Power using a variety of free online resources and a guided self-assessment
Plan a realistic process for setting and pursuing your visions and goals to use your Unique Success Power for maximum results
Achieve success day by day by taking control of your time, actions and mindset.
No book can guarantee success, of course. The problem is, so many other “success” books are based on the billionaire achievements of rare people. They say, “Do what I did and you can be successful like me.”
But you are not them!
You are truly a unique person!
You need to better understand your uniqueness and build on it – that is your power!
That is how you can best succeed!
This book shows you how to do that step by step.
Based on 40 Years of Real Success Consulting
Author E.W. “Buck” Lawrimore has over 40 years experience as a success consultant for individuals and companies. He earned a degree in psychology from Davidson College and has studied success, the mind, brain, self-knowledge, and self-control throughout his career.
A former news reporter, he has written four other books as well as thousands of news articles, websites and brochures.
He has helped hundreds of organizations and individuals increase their success and satisfaction in life.
He has also read and analyzed thousands of books and articles about success methodologies and combined the most effective discoveries with his own real-world experience into what really works!
Much of the information and insights in the book you won’t find anywhere else.
We believe you will find this to be the most practical success book available today!
Defining Your Success and Power
To many people “success” means wealth, fame and power.
But actually success can be a much wider range of things.
You are capable of many different kinds of success.
Focusing on the kind of success you want is critical to attaining it.
The key to attaining success is concentrating your resources on your greatest opportunities.
That’s where your power comes from.
Instead of doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and making no progress…
You concentrate your resources based on your 9 key success factors
And focus them like a laser beam on your greatest opportunities.
What are your 9 key success factors?
The 4 internal success factors of mind, body, emotions and spirit
The 5 external success factors of relationships with people, finances and other property, your work, your leisure activities, and your interaction with the environment.
These 9 life success factors cover everything in the world that might impact your success!
A Literary Titan reviewer had this to say: “…This informative book is a must-have handbook written by an author with practical knowledge about how things work for personal and business success. I found helpful advice on my mental potential and focusing on physical and psychological stability. I love every aspect of this book, and it is hard to highlight my favorite sections. The Simple D method of decision-making, connecting with God, and rediscovering that our mind has infinite power and how it directly influences our journey was exciting. This is one of my key takeaways from this book. The central theme of this book is controlling your thoughts and thus changing your destiny because whatever we think becomes our reality…”

Are you ready to get going on your Unique Success Power journey?

Change Your Destiny And Return To Power

Wanna Choy Author Interview

Return to Power tells your inspirational story of overcoming adversity and stepping out from the background after years of feeling insignificant. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I wrote this book because I wanted to give those who feel like they are stuck in the background a voice. To those wonderful people who, even with success in their lives, have for whatever reason been relegated to the background or are once again voiceless, those are the ones I want to help EMPOWER. I want them to feel their power and be on TOP of their game, becoming their most authentic selves.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

The hardest thing to write about was the painful memories of feeling alone and not fitting in with all my classmates. My shyness held me back from pursuing my dreams. I wanted to be a journalist but without the proper support from my teachers it took me in a different direction. I settled for whatever was comfortable for me because I didn’t think I was good enough to do anything significant.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

Some of the ideas I wanted to share in my book were of confidence, self-love, and compassion. Even though I went through a lot of challenges in life, I always hoped that one day I would conquer my demons feeling confident enough to prevent that negative inner voice from taking over. I did not grow up in a family that hugged so it was hard to feel love in that tactile way. When my dad told his friends my sister and I were not beautiful, I took that literally. For most of my life I felt shame and embarrassment when people complimented me because I couldn’t accept it. Having great teachers and mentors who were loving people helped me realize that I had to love myself first before I could love others unconditionally. If they weren’t compassionate and didn’t see potential in me, I would not have been able to see potential in others. This compassion brought me wisdom, gratitude, and an abundance of love to pursue my dreams, contribute to great causes, and pay it forward.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

The one thing I hope readers will take away from my book is to practice self-love and self-care daily so they can feel empowered to do anything their heart desires. I invested a lot of time and money into self-development so I could pursue my dreams. It took me many years. It is important to learn how to grow from a place of hurt, scarred by negative epithets, into the great human being you were meant to be by finding that inner love, removing the walls that have protected you for so long. No matter where you started in life, you can course correct and change directions any time to change your destiny and Return to Power!

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RETURN TO POWER is Wanna Choy’s story, an inspirational tale of overcoming adversity. It’s a story about stepping out from the background after so many years of being made to feel inadequate and insignificant. It’s a lesson about recognizing—returning to—the power we already possessed. To be seen. To be heard, once more, by creating a pathway to finding our own voice.
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