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Joe Jekel Author Interview

Joe Jekel Author Interview

Best Is Temporary – Be Better is a guide to help people become better every day. What was the inspiration that made you want to write this book?

As a Sport and Performance Psychology Consultant, I have had the pleasure to work with many levels of competitive people. I have witnessed the positive aspects of seeking mastery as an individual and I have witnessed the doubt, fear, apathy, and hesitation to work on improving or controlling one’s own mastery. I realized that the competitive element was not the primary influencer. A position that many in my field would argue against. I wanted to write a book that advanced the idea of individual responsibility practices for becoming that which you choose to become. Most so called self-help books these days focus on emphasizing trauma recovery and continue to identify with the victimization mentality. I wanted to offer something that allows people to recognize their own worth, and how to take control of their own personal advancement through a four-pillar approach of personal development; Martial – Cognitive – Spiritual – Physical. One where guilt, shame, regret, fear, doubt, apathy, or limitations are not required!

This book puts an emphasis on self-discovery and personal development. Why are these important?

I believe that if a person is to choose who they want to become, the person must first recognize who they are. Thus, self-discovery is the precursor for any personal development programming, practice, or activity – and the next step being that only through personal development participation and recognition will one find their potential expansions of performance enhancement(s) or foster skill acquisition to occur.

What do you hope readers take away from your book?

I hope that readers understand the importance of personal development as it relates to individual participation requirements and depth expansions. I want people to be more informed on the three domains involved – Affective (feelings, emotions), Cognitive (thinking, and logical examinations of empirical relevance), Physical (the importance of how functional body integrations influence the plethora of correlated realities). I want people to understand that if they wish to live in a “Better World”, that they themselves must also become better and that by doing so each of us influences the World to become a better place for all of humanity. Want a better humanity? Then become a better human, individually, and create a better environment anytime that you enter the time or space with the capacity to do so. Competence, communication, candor, and caring are the keys! I want people to care so much that they take action rather than telling others that someone else should take an action!

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

Currently, I am working on creating multiple seminars, evaluating and connecting with speaking positions, and attempting to put together online courses under my personal development brand MADZOOK. I have two books in the outline phase as of this moment in time – one is about effective leadership, and the other is a book on multicultural educational practices, raising competency in educators for more effective globalized standards. I am not sure on the availability of a second book just yet – I am happy to have completed this first book and want that experience to sink in for a little while as I learn the process of getting a book from the mind to the paper to the public consumption steps. As a first-time author I can attest to the complexity of the whole process.

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Best Is Temporary - Be Better by [Jekel, Joe]Best is always temporary. Becoming better as an individual is possible every day. The collective of humanity only rises when the individuals within that collective take personal responsibility to become better each day. Living with a platitude such as live your best life, or do your best, historically, sets up more failed attempts than successful accomplishments.

Results require action, not platitudes or soundbites. Knowledge and individual participation are critical for longevity and quality. Best is Temporary; Be Better is a guide to learning the importance of self-discovery and personal development influencers on all performance enhancement. Enhancements that create a better person.

Anyone can become better each day if they participate. Learn how to ask better questions, understand proximity to greatness, control environments and set boundaries, increase communication skills, improve your health and wellness, think, do, and become by your own design. Opening your full potentiality, not another fortune cookie, or Lao Tzu quote on Instagram! Make the choice to be better every day – it is your choice to make, but you can always use a guidebook! Here it is, that guidebook that you are looking for.

 

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Is This the Life You Imagined: What if you were wrong? – Trailer

In this sometimes funny, but moving and compelling story, Randy Kolibaba will share intimate details about his life, both as a child growing up facing adversity including, many incidents he was involved in during his career as a police officer with Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). His story includes having to take a man’s life in the line of duty. Randy will also discuss the personal impact it had on him witnessing first hand the horrific acts of genocide in war torn Kosovo, Yugoslavia.This interactive journey of self-exploration is about learning to understand what creates the physical and emotional obstacles that we foster in our lives—the ones that ultimately stifle our happiness. It’s about overcoming adversity and still being able to enjoy a successful and happy life. Imagine for a moment if you found out that you could dramatically change your life and be able to manifest happiness, health, and abundance. What if you could change your life by merely changing how you think? Would you do it? If you would, when would you do it?This self-help memoir will demonstrate in a very simple step by step method that life is truly a gift not to be wasted. It will encourage readers to realize that there are no “do-overs” or “rewind” buttons and that everything we experience in our lives is, in fact, what we’ve chosen to experience. Life is truly all about the choices we make.One of the biggest misconceptions we face in life is believing that we have time to wait for and, create that elusive “Someday”…. We don’t!

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Best Is Temporary – Be Better

Best Is Temporary - Be Better by [Jekel, Joe]

Anybody will stagnate if they stop trying to make themselves better. It is important to always seek ways to make ourselves and each other better. Best is Temporary- Be Better is a road-map towards being better. It is the kick in the butt that you need to ask yourself important and pertinent questions. Can you truly police your expectations, choices and thoughts successfully enough to enhance yourself?

The author dives deep into the quintessence of the human being. Joe Jekel shines a light on the building blocks of self-development in simple language and an encouragingly engaging tone. It is clear right from the beginning that this is not a motivational book. This is not a book that will give you affirmations and quotes to live by. This is a recipe book for making yourself better. Most books about self-improvement fail because they only tell you that you should be better. However, this book will completely debunk that by showing that personal development is an active process. You do not merely chant affirmations and wait for change.

Joe Jekel has good command of the language. He crafts and constructs language in a way that makes it easy for the reader to understand the complex process of self-betterment. You also get to understand the true meaning of all those philosophical quips. Speaking of which, the philosophical backing of this book is vast and quite enjoyable.

The section on questions will definitely be a favorite for most. It shows the reader how they need to question their own self, actions and attitudes. The section speaks of the right questions to ask. You may question yourself but it is not effective if you are not asking the right questions. There is another part about communication too. This part will be helpful to anyone as it will impact relationships with every other person. It also shines a light on the possible failures of communication and how to not fail at communicating. Then there is another section on personal responsibility. Many people fail on this section. Basically, the book is a break down on people, their interactions and everything in between.

Best is Temporary- Be Better is a complete guide on how to audit yourself and then take steps towards being better in every aspect of your life. Individual efforts towards self-improvement add up to a better world. Thus making this book quite possibly one of the most essential books of this generation. It is indeed more important to strive for better rather than compete for best.

Pages: 286 | ASIN: B07XFLW1FC

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Joy, Happiness and Mindfulness – Trailer

This book was written during a time of reflection. It takes the reader through my reflective journey of 35 days of practice and reflection.

The readers are invited read the reflections and then write their own reflection of the day.

The 35 day journey will help to shape your life by identifying the experiences and people that are important for you to live your authentic life.

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Morality Vs. Reality

MORALITY VS. REALITY: HOW THE POWERS OF THE WORLD ARE SHIFTING FROM RELIGION TO MEDIA IN ORDER TO GAIN CONTROL OVER PEOPLE by [Tareen, Farooq]

There are two things in this world. The first thing is what one ought to do as a human beings while the second is what one actually does. In many cases these differ. Some choices are led in one direction by religion and the other by science. It is confusing for someone who subscribes to both. Farooq Tareen digs around this rift between the two extremes.

Morality Vs. Reality by Farooq Tareen is very well researched and thought out. The authors genuine curiosity on the subject shines through as he takes the reader through his musings and findings. The book gives equal opportunity to every area with exhaustive presentations of their relevance.

It is truly wonderful how the book explores either side with equally keen interest. A reader will still feel like they retain the right to their opinion at the end f the book. The book does not lean on the religious side but this is a great starting point for helping people minimize crisis of belief.

This is a book about a complex subject presented with simple language that elevates the reading experience. It opens up the mind and makes the book so much more enjoyable. The sentence construction is uncomplicated and grabs the attention of the reader.

However, despite how wonderful this book is, I felt that some paragraphs were long. With such a complex subject matter I would have appreciated more concise paragraphs.

Morality Vs. Reality takes on an interesting subject and delivers deep research with passionate curiosity that colors every page either. This is a good book to read when one reaches that inevitable point in life where they face a crisis of belief. It may not provide answers but one will understand that it is okay not to choose either religion or science. This book also reiterates the importance of conforming reality to morality.

Pages: 242 | ASIN:  B07VM7FNMB

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See That Beauty In Themselves

Colleen Georges Author Interview

Colleen Georges Author Interview

RESCRIPT the Story You’re Telling Yourself gives readers pragmatic advice for quieting the inner voices that limit their potential. Why was this an important book for you to write?

As I know is the case for so many authors, personal experience initially sparked my desire to write about negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. For many years, I struggled with low self-esteem, ruminating, catastrophizing, perfectionism, anxiety, and for a couple of years, panic attacks. I was my own worst enemy. I told myself how much of a mess up I was, I told myself I wasn’t good enough to achieve many of the things I wanted in life, and I acted in ways that perpetuated all the things I was telling myself. After my Inner Antagonist’s loud and persistent voice ultimately led to my panic attacks, I began to be intentional in listening to how I spoke to myself and about myself to others. I started trying to catch my self-critical thinking faster and faster, and respond to my Inner Antagonist’s voice with words, a tone, and a pace that calmed me and empowered me, instead of agitated and limited me. I call this voice the Inner Advocate. We all have one, but for many of us, this voice is so quiet and infrequent that we don’t notice it and it doesn’t have much of an impact. I learned that it took me daily practice, consistency, and time to amplify this Inner Advocate’s voice and quiet my Inner Antagonist. Doing so completely changed my confidence, outlook, optimism, resiliency, ability to achieve my goals, and my life overall. I wanted to write a book that could give this gift to others struggling with their own Inner Antagonist, so they could be their own advocate, have self-compassion, achieve their dreams, and give their unique gifts to the world.

How has your time working with people and the community as a Positive Psychology coach helped you write this book?

While the passion to write RESCRIPT began with personal experience, it’s my work with my clients and students that showed me how needed this book is. As an educator, speaker, and coach, I’m always trying to be an external advocate for those I work with. Positive Psychology tools have enabled me to help those I work with see and leverage their strengths, discover and follow their passions and purpose, and learn self-compassion, self-care, and self-love. So many of those I work with are also their own worst enemy. I so easily see the beauty in them, but many of my clients and students struggle to see that beauty in themselves. They too are beating themselves up over mistakes, telling themselves why they can’t, why things will never work out for them, why they aren’t good enough, and why they don’t deserve any better. After doing this work for over 20 years, it was very evident that we all could use a little more self-kindness and self-empowerment. When we are kind and empowering to ourselves, we have greater confidence and desire to give that kindness and empowerment to others. We are driven to use our strengths, passions, and purpose to do good and be forces of good in the world. I believe we all have so much to offer the world, but first we must offer ourselves the love and liberation we too deserve.

I appreciated the realistic guidance conveyed in this book. What do you hope readers take away from this book?

My greatest hope is that readers try out the various strategies in RESCRIPT and begin to intentionally and consistently utilize the ones that work best for them. I believe I have over 130 strategies in the book, but it’s not because we all need to be using ALL of them! I created so many, because we are all unique. We learn differently and are impacted differently. I hope readers will try out the strategies that resonate with them and continue to use the ones that are growing and positively transforming them and their lives the most. I also hope readers will take away the importance of self-compassion. Sometimes we develop a belief that being mean to ourselves is how we motivate ourselves, or that it’s necessary that we punish ourselves. Neither are true. We can motivate ourselves with positive words and actions, and by learning to forgive ourselves for mishaps, mistakes, and flaws, fully own who we are, and by using the wisdom of our unique experiences to do better for ourselves and others.

What is the next book that you are writing and when will it be available?

Right now, I’m working on a kids’ book with my son, Josh, who’s ten years old. We are writing a book about gratitude—the importance of being thankful and expressing thanks to others. We have been doing a bedtime gratitude practice together since Josh was five. Practicing gratitude has such a positive impact on children and adults, and we want to share this message and practice with kids, parents, and educators everywhere. It’s a blessing in itself just to work with my son on a project like this. We hope to have the book out by the end of 2020.

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RESCRIPT the Story You're Telling Yourself: The Eight Practices to Quiet Your Inner Antagonist, Amplify Your Inner Advocate, & Author a Limitless Life by [Georges, Colleen]

Are you living an old story script with the same patterns of difficult experiences or relationships? Are limiting beliefs, critical self-talk, regret, or worry holding you back? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us have an antagonizing inner voice that tells us we’re unworthy and unable to change. The voice is lying.

Author Dr. Colleen Georges knows this firsthand. A recovering self-critic and catastrophizer who once suffered with chronic panic attacks, Dr. Colleen first worked to RESCRIPT her own limiting story and has spent the last 20 years helping thousands of others to do the same.

In RESCRIPT the Story You’re Telling Yourself: The Eight Practices to Quiet Your Inner Antagonist, Amplify Your Inner Advocate, & Author a Limitless Life, Dr. Colleen guides you on a self-authorship journey using the eight practices of her RESCRIPT framework, based in Positive Psychology.

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Hair Loss: Options for Restoration & Reversal – Trailer

The condition of hair loss is a topic of significant public interest, and understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of the different types of alopecia (hair loss) will surely have an impact on the men and women afflicted by this condition. Hair loss is a pervasive problem affecting both men and women, and it can have profound psychological effects on the afflicted. It is a problem in need of a solution. The author’s interest in the causes of hair-loss related issues surfaced twenty-five years ago, when he began to experience some hair thinning. In a search for a possible solution to ameliorate his thinning hair, the author began an empirical journey of discovery. He experimented with a myriad of balding prevention recommendations, which led to the creation of Hair Loss: Options for Restoration and Reversal.

The objective of this book is to educate the consuming public about the effectiveness of the many available hair-loss treatment and restoration modalities. It is an important, comprehensive, and valuable tool for both men and women who are afflicted with hair-loss problems. It provides the reader with a historical perspective regarding hair-loss, as well as its causes, treatments, and promising future trends.

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I Was Once A Victim

Daisy Thomas Author Interview

Daisy Thomas Author Interview

Destined To Date A Good Man gives readers practical solutions to finding a Godly man and avoiding counterfeits. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I’ve seen so many women’s lives destroyed behind counterfeit men, and I’m fed up. I can relate to their suffering, because I was once a victim myself.

You give practical advice in a straightforward manner that I enjoyed. What were some ideals that were important for you to capture in this book?

I feel it is extremely important for me to expose the tactics and tricks that counterfeits use to manipulate their victims. It’s equally important for me to reveal how to spot them, avoid them, or break free.

What is a common misconception people have about dating and finding the right partner?

Women often believe that if he looks trustworthy, says the right things, or does good deeds, that he’s a good man. In many instances, this may be the farthest thing from the truth. Counterfeits are great actors, and can fool many people.

What do you hope readers take away from your book?

This book will equip women with tools to empower them, and protect them from counterfeit men.

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Destined To Date A Good Man: No More Counterfeits! by [Thomas, Daisy]Do you feel as if he’s hiding something, but you don’t know what it is? If so, you may be dealing with a counterfeit. A counterfeit is a man who will mask his true intentions while he intentionally wastes your time, drains your resources, breaks your heart, or abandons you at his convenience. Since he is able to mimic the behaviors of a good man, he’ll manage to scam many women throughout his lifetime. It’s time to be empowered! Christian Author, Daisy Thomas will expose eight different types of counterfeits. She will also reveal numerous strategies a counterfeit will use to deceive you, and turn your life upside down. If you want to avoid getting played by a counterfeit, this book is for you. Inside you’ll find biblical and practical solutions to give you the best outcome. You’ll be empowered to recognize and break free from counterfeits in your life!

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Find Your Where – Trailer

  1. Ask yourself: can you afford to work in the wrong job for the wrong organization?
  2. 86% of employees are looking for a new job
  3. There is a 33% increase of heart attacks on Monday mornings
  4. Poor management in U.S. companies is associated with 120,000 deaths every year!
  5. This book turns the tables by putting you in control—by putting you in a position to assess whether YOU want the job. (You’re not the victim, helpless in job decisions)
  6. Know what you want and need. Be purposeful and intentional with your job search and choices. (Interview the interviewer (the book is full of questions with explanations as to why to ask them and what information it brings you).

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Purpose and Passion

Kim Nugent Author Interview

Kim Nugent Author Interview

Paving Your Path is a guide that high school students and their mentors can use to navigate the difficult transitional moments in life. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Paving Your Path was important for me to write because high school students are under more pressure than ever before and they do not know they can manifest their destiny. They certainly cannot do it by themselves and would benefit for a mentor. In addition, the sooner they discover their purpose and passion, the sooner they can begin on the track. This can save, time, money and frustration.

You share some very good advice in this book that is appropriate for anyone facing major life decisions. What do you hope readers take away from this book?

I want readers to consider taking on a mentoring role to make a real difference in our youth and our future. They will benefit from the relationship more than they give. It is a win-win.

What is a key concept you think is important for handling decision making?

A key concept for decision making is to define the issue, look for solutions, research the options, choose the option that best fits for you, and get into action.

When and where will this book be available?

The book will be available on September 3, 2019, from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Ingram to coincide with the beginning of the new school year.

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“Are you passionate enough for the path you are choosing? Are you personally ready to take that path? How is the mentor-mentee relationship working out? These are important questions that will be answered within the book. Paving your Path should be a staple for graduating high school students.” – Literary Titan

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