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Wisdom Of The Men shares your life story and wisdom gained over the years to help readers improve their lives. Why was this an important book for you to write?
When I was in high school I had the great privilege to be mentored by Frank McCourt, winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for his memoir about his impoverished childhood in Ireland, “Angela‘s Ashes.“ He inspired me and many other people to want to be writers.
I’ve been writing books for years but I never felt like I wrote anything of the quality of Angela‘s Ashes, and I wanted to do that because my ambition is to win the Pulitzer Prize and follow in his footsteps.
As you will see when you read the book, wisdom of the men came organically out of my experiences in the men’s self-help movement, and the vision for the book evolved into what it is because of my experiences in life and work. I needed to write this book because I needed to create my life‘s work masterpiece, so I put everything I had into this to make it the best book I could possibly write.
What is a common obstacle you find many people face when becoming an entrepreneur?
The biggest common obstacle for people who want to be entrepreneurs or are in their journey is that they don’t want to try and fail because they don’t want to look stupid. It’s unfortunate because this obstacle holding so many people back is for the most part entirely imaginary as no one is thinking about you or anything you were doing. If you’re holding yourself back because you don’t want people to think you’re stupid or foolish or a loser, you really need to understand that no one is thinking about you at all. They’re just thinking about them self.
What is one piece of advice someone gave you that had the biggest impact on your life?
One of my great mentors, Dan Kennedy, started saying something I picked up on, “rich people work hard.“
For many years I wasn’t sure if I should allow myself to portray myself in my marketing as a hard-working person because so much of my work is about Celebrity, and I was concerned that Celebrity required a lifestyle of ease. But having asked many rich people including Martha Stewart, Ice-T, Dr Oz, and others who you will read about in the book, “do rich people work hard?“ I am very confident that self-made rich people do work hard, and this advice really allowed me to focus on working hard and use my hard work as a marketing tool and asset that has made me lots of money.
What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?
There’s so many things that I want people to take away from the book, to narrow it down to only one thing would be doing the book a great disservice. In that spirit, to answer this question, I want people to understand the importance of “over delivering“ and I hope that this answer in its own way over delivers on your question.
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In the inspiring memoir Bent Pages, author Anne Hope walks us through her earliest memories that shaped her into the person that she is today. Hope just happens to be brave enough to write it all down candidly and share her storied journey with the world. Throughout the book, she examines personal and stirring memories and shares with us why she chose to cherish them, much like the dog-eared pages of her childhood books. In this uplifting and impassioned memoir readers will discover the importance of life, even the importance of events that seem insignificant.
I found Hope’s story to be encouraging and thought-provoking. Her experiences are relatable but unique and are all told in a way that is engaging, and the ability to make everyday life feel refreshing and captivating really speaks to the authors storytelling ability.
The psychological aspect of how certain events shape you for the rest of your life added a new and intriguing perspective that I had never considered before. I highly recommend reading this book if you are looking to gain a positive view of some of life’s most troubling aspects.
The story is very factual and leaves no detail out, from significant events to trivial things, readers will be immersed in a well defined story as little is left to the imagination. If you are a reader who enjoys taking a deep dive into the details of a memoir then this book is certainly for you.
Bent Pages by Anne Hope is a deeply thoughtful and emotionally resonant memoir with a lot of insightful commentary on life and faith that will keep readers inspired and thinking long after they put the book down.
Pages: 203 | ASIN: B092MP1N3R
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No man is an island. Nothing emphasizes that point more than this book does. Wisdom of the Men is a story about Clint Arthur’s life and the various wise and successful men he has encountered. He went from being a taxi driver earning very little to a successful man capable of building beautiful homes for his family in the Hollywood Hills as well as becoming a well sought-after speaker and bestselling author among other things. The man wears many hats and he wears them well. This is a book about not just changing your self but also changing the environment around you and the world at large.
One thing that stands out in this book is the importance of the company one keeps. The book embodies the old saying, “show me your friends and I will tell you who you are”. In this enlightening memoir we are told to “keep the company of wise men and you will gain wisdom”. This thought-provoking book brings you into the circle of wise men and shares many stories and life lessons in doing so. Author Clint Arthur’s entertaining anecdotes along with pragmatic life lessons will help readers see how to go from being an ordinary person who gets by to becoming an extraordinary person at the top of their world.
Articulately written, Clint Arthur takes his time narrating the story. He does not shy away from sharing his fears. He takes time to narrate all the chapters in full and glorious detail. All while being supportive to those who might not be at the same stage of life.
I feel like there are two important takeaways from this book. The first is that you will not and cannot do it on your own. You need, not just people, but quality people in your life. The second is that if you are afraid, you are on the right path therefore embrace the fear and let it drive you.
Rarely does a book turn out to be a manual for success in life. Wisdom of the Men is an entertaining personal transformation manual that has the potential to change your life.
Pages: | ASIN: B08H13CBY8
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Quantum Love is a quote book by Adrea L. Peters and Karen P Weaver. It is a collection of twenty-two quotes by two of the best-selling authors in the genre of affirmations and quotes. With titles like Harmonize, Growth, Connect, the quotes follow an underlying theme of self-love and connecting to oneself before connecting to the world. Every quote follows an affirmation on the topic.
In a world filled with self-help books that are constantly asking us to work harder and longer and more efficiently, self-love and self-care often take a back seat. Thus, it is refreshing to find a book like Quantum Love that does not talk about getting twenty-five hours’ worth of work done in twenty-four hours. What I like about the book the most is that it feels relaxed. The layout, artwork and words beautifully combine to give a unified experience to the reader. The author’s note at the starting of the book sets a warm and welcoming tone for the book by talking about the “pure love for everything. Good and bad. Right and wrong.” Even though with every single page, the author tries to challenge and widen our definition of what love is and what it means to love oneself, however, they do so in a very gentle way where, rather than making us feel defensive of our views; they gently invite us to look inwards and come to terms with who we are. They invite us to look at ourselves for who we are, gently peeling away the layers we have built over our true selves, acknowledging it, and learning to love it.
Quantum Love has a calming and soothing effect that provides a retreat from the hustle culture of today’s fast-paced life. This is an exceptional affirmations book that can be read over and over again, as and when one needs to, in no particular order.
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Spirit Club: Mediumship Uncovered, by Donna Young is a fantastic guide that helps mediums embrace and develop their gifts. The author’s mission is to mentor up and coming mediums and share her wealth of knowledge with anyone that has a desire to reach their full potential.
Donna Young covers a lot of material in this short book, but what I liked most about this book was how nothing seemed preachy. Everything seemed so approachable. And in this way I can tell Donna Young is an expert at her craft, because she is able to capture that warm comforting feeling you often get when walking into the presence of a medium and place it into her book. She keeps a conversational tone throughout the whole book which helped me connect with the information easier. She uses her own experiences to show what she’s talking about, which helped me learn but also entertained me with her fascinating anecdotes. She talks about making sure that you are coming from a place of positive intentions and self-love, which is an example of the sensible but crucial advice dispensed throughout this book that essentially improves you as a person as well as a medium.
Through simple and inviting language I was able to understand everything that was shared. In most cases, I felt that what she was talking about could be applied to all areas of your life, not just in the psychic realm. While I was skeptical at times, I was assuaged by the fact that the information in general was just so uplifting.
Donna Young shares information from a positive frame of reference, which is no surprise that she practices what she preaches, but I think readers should come at this book with those same rose-colored glasses as I think it will improve the experience. Donna Young has written a wonderful book that is useful for anyone who is open to the spiritual world and learning more about it. The authors conversational approach and willingness to open up about her own experiences made this book riveting as well as enlightening.
Spirit Club: Mediumship Uncovered is a short but resourceful spiritual guide that is filled with keen advice that can help readers improve their psychic abilities.
Pages: 98 | ASIN: B09J3QLGXN
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There was a time when one of two paths was sufficient. However, as time passes the need for alternatives grows direr. There is a need for more options. Entrepreneurship is the go-to for most who find that they do not fit into traditional corporate positions or in the military. This book is a pragmatic guide to becoming an independent courier, but I found that the material and guidance within the book can be applied to all kinds of entrepreneurship.
The author starts off the learning process with awareness. This is required no matter the kind of business you are looking to start. Due diligence reveals not just what you need to start but also the possible barriers you might encounter on the way. Then the author delves into specialization and tools of the trade. After which, he talks about the future of the business. Therefore, this is not just a book about the independent courier business. It is a book about entrepreneurship with independent courier services as a case study.
J.T. Hustlez presents simple concepts in very simple language. The author is not looking to educate MBA students. He is looking to share his personal experiences in the business to inspire people who might be tempted to use their lack of academic qualifications as crutches. Textbooks present theoretical aspects. This book is not theoretical. Through the book, the reader will see the practical aspects of the business. They will see the business of independent courier services from a realistic point of view.
The book is 53 pages long. That makes it easier to refer to. It also makes it easier to understand and retain the information therein. Often, experience matters more as an entrepreneur than education. This book is both. It offers practical advice as well as wisdom gained through experience. In the awareness stage of the entrepreneurship process, this book is a good and useful resource to have.
The Drive to Freedom is a straightforward and informative guide detailing how to become an independent courier, but much more than that this book will provide readers with the critical tools they will need to be successful in a variety of business ventures.
Pages: 53 | ASIN: B07HHFG311
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All 48 : Drive Your Dreams by William and Jessica Hollingworth is a refreshing true story that follows two kids that make an uneasy transition into parenthood and adulthood. This is an inspiring memoir detailing the journey these two people take starting in high school. From college, to work, to traveling throughout the United States, including both the dark times and happy times, what readers will find in the end is exactly what William and Jessica found; a passion for life.
While this is a story of both William and Jessica, the book is narrated from William’s perspective and shows readers how both made their way through the obstacles of life. Considering how massive the U.S. is it is quite an accomplishment to travel as extensively as they did. I live in the U.S. and can’t imagine accomplishing that much travel. They start as two middle class teens with a kid, travelling, achieving their dreams and overcoming obstacles. It is all uplifting and stirring.
The authors have done their research and included so many lists and routes that another traveler can take! It is so exciting! And honestly, I am saving those lists for myself because as someone who has always dreamt of traveling, I would love to just spend two months on the roads William, Jessica and Colt experienced; even the ditch that William jumped into, not knowing that he could have walked, crossing from one state to another. I strive for such a thrill, and it was wonderful to follow their journey. All 48 is not only a guide to first time travelers, it is also a push for those scared to take that first step. This book is so much more than a travelogue, it also shows the how and the why of it all, making this an engaging memoir about a lifelong road-trip.
“If we were haunted by second thoughts the night prior, this sense of appreciation and wonder is what thirds are made of.”
This was my favorite line. For William and Jessica, it was their journey into the unknown of the traveler’s life, but it can easily be applied to anything in life. I really loved this because it certainly reminded me of my own goals that I wanted to achieve.
All 48 : Drive Your Dreams will motivate readers to live their dreams. This is an exceptional memoir that I would highly recommend to readers looking for a well-crafted, charismatic, and insightful journey.
Pages: 130 | ASIN: 1667800159
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