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An Individual Approach to Surviving the Troubled Economy

An Individual Approach to Surviving the Troubled Economy

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Former teacher David Parker delivers a crash course in economics in his book, Income and Wealth. His three main points? Why income and wealth are two different things; how wealth can be created on a minimum-wage income; and why it’s essential that government intervention in the lives of individuals be scaled back.

“The book includes business and economic insights carried with me since the age of 12, in addition to 40 years’ experience teaching inner-city public schools, 40 years a professional musician and 40 years of real estate investment,” Parker wrote in the book’s foreword.

In Income and Wealth, Parker provides a detailed analysis of how someone earning minimum wage can become financially independent in one decade, drawing upon the business and economic insights he formed during 40 years of studying economic history and principles, teaching in public schools, and being a professional musician and real estate developer.

His prescription for wealth creation may not be easy — but it is certainly effective. He urges all young people, regardless of their earning power, to follow the plan that worked for him. “Those who choose to follow this method, even without prior success, will generate significant income within 10 years,” he said.

Minimum wages in the U.S. today vary between $7.25 and $15 an hour, but Parker believes financial success is possible in a decade because of his own experience.

“There’s no relationship between income and wealth,” Parker added. “You can do what you really want in life. You can be an artist; you can be a schoolteacher; you can open a restaurant … Do it because you want to do it.”

Income And Wealth also provides a framework for reflecting on the role of government in our lives and the opportunities available to each of us. Parker presents a compelling case for the benefits of free market economics and shares strategies and insights that can be used as building blocks for a step-by-step plan for financial prosperity.

David Parker began his career in education at age 24 and served students in San Francisco’s inner-city public elementary schools for 40 years as a music teacher. While pursuing his career, Parker also became a successful real estate investor. It was success in business that focused his writing, teaching and career as a professional musician. He spent 20 years as a member of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and 15 years as leader of the Dave Parker Sextet, which has headlined at San Francisco’s Fillmore Jazz Festival.

To learn more about David Parker, including his essays and music, visit:
https://davidparkeressays.com/ and https://daveparkersextet.com/.

Income and Wealth
Publisher: Waterside Productions
ISBN-10: 1951805909
ISBN-13: 978-1951805906
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Learn How to Form Authentic Human Connections Through Storytelling

Learn How to Form Authentic Human Connections Through Storytelling

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In an age when business can be conducted from a smart phone, family therapist Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse has a suggestion to help people cultivate authentic, human connections: storytelling.

“Screens and data have overtaken our society; we are overloaded, digitalized and distracted,” she wrote in the introduction to her latest book, Storytelling Legacy: Everyone Has Stories—What are Yours? “Storytelling can be used to connect, engage, inspire, heal and create a brighter future.”

Wegscheider-Cruse has brought hope and healing to millions of people through her work as a family therapist, co-founder of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, acclaimed author and conference presenter. She invites readers to join her as she recounts her remarkable life in Storytelling Legacy, hoping that her narrative will encourage readers to share their own experiences through the power of storytelling.

“Communication is more than an exchange of information,” she said. “Words can inspire; words can teach important lessons. And woven together, words offer a legacy to those we love for generations to come.”

In the recounting of her legacy, Wegscheider-Cruse includes tales of celebrity, culture, humor, history, questions, relationships, surprises, spirituality, traditions and travels.

She then invites readers to go deep within, to realize the wonder of their own life experiences, and to craft their own legacy of stories.

“Everyone has a story,” she adds. “What is yours?”

About the Author
Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is a family therapist, businesswoman, and founder of Onsite Workshops. She is the author of 23 books, including 5 bestsellers, translated into 13 languages, most notably Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family, Learning to Love Yourself, and Choicemaking. She has brought hope and healing to millions through her company, Onsite Workshops, TN, and fostered a movement that brought direction to millions of adult children of alcoholics. The co-founder of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), she has trained and lectured for the US Air Force, counseling agencies, spa wellness centers, and corporations. She has developed programs in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Sharon has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Phil Donahue Show, The Larry King Show, and The Today Show. Her love for her soulmate, Joe, is everlasting and her greatest accomplishment is her joy for her children, her grandchildren, and relationships with her friends.

For more information, visit https://sharonwegscheidercruse.com/.

Storytelling Legacy: Everyone Has Stories—What Are Yours?
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: July 26, 2022
ISBN-10: 0757324355
ISBN-13: 9780757324352
Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Available from Amazon.com

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Finding Meaning in Life’s Messes: Easier Shows Readers How

Finding Meaning in Life’s Messes: Easier Shows Readers How

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When it seems as if the path forward looks like a brick wall, it’s time to zoom out, and watch other possibilities come into view, advises author and business coach Chris Westfall. His new book, Easier: 60 Ways to Make Your Work Life Work for You, isn’t about taking the easy way out of difficult circumstances. It’s about overcoming tunnel vision, seeing things in a new way and showing up differently when challenges arise.

“The book Easier is actually filled with difficulty, just like life is,” Westfall said in a recent interview. “But in the midst of difficult circumstances, difficult relationships, misunderstandings, communication challenges … a new path emerges — a new possibility emerges.”
Accessing new ideas and possibilities in Westfall’s narrative is simpler than readers will find in other self-help books because Easier is told as a relatable, straightforward conversation between a Client and a Coach. The Client is ambushed at work. He’s fired on a Monday morning. He believes his wife will leave him as a result. He’s afraid that he can’t pay his bills.

From this life-after-career-death story, new discoveries bloom, revealing 60 insights into resilience, resourcefulness, self-leadership and more. With each new concept, readers can find their perspectives shifting from “How will I ever get through this?” to “What can I gain from this?”

Westfall’s insights can be applied not just to the workplace, but to all aspects of life.

“The obligations are the obligations, the duties are the duties, the deadlines are the deadlines, the sharks are still the sharks,” Westfall said. “But when you show up differently, the conversation can change.”

Ultimately, Easier takes an even-handed look at how things work — using neuroscience, history and powerful coaching examples to impart fresh perspectives that are vital for companies striving to create inclusive cultures, for organizations seeking to expand innovation and for individuals who want to deepen their relationships through understanding.

“When it looks like life and career and communication and everything else is breaking down, it’s time to break free,” Westfall said. “It’s time to access a kind of personal freedom that allows you to make different choices. To see things in a different way. People around the world are looking for more personal freedom, more encouragement and more possibility.”

About the Author
Chris Westfall is one of the most sought-after business coaches and keynote speakers in the world. He helped launch over five dozen businesses and has appeared on ABC NEWS, NBC TV and CNN. A regular contributor to Forbes, he has worked with thousands of leaders at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and high-tech startups. A coach to entrepreneurs and executives around the globe, his clients have appeared on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank-Australia. He regularly consults with top-tier universities and is the author of three other books, including Leadership Language.

For more information, please visit http://westfallonline.com or http://easier-book.com. You can also follow Westfall on Twitter (westfallonline), Instagram (westfallonline) or Facebook (easierbook).

Easier: 60 Ways to Make Your Work Life Work for You
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN-10: ‎ 1119834570
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1119834571
Available from Amazon.com

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Soul Searching Can Open the Door to True Wealth and Happiness

Soul Searching Can Open the Door to True Wealth and Happiness

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For many years, Gerard Powell lived the “American Dream” — he was a multi-millionaire who had it all. But looks can be deceiving. The more he achieved, the more he struggled with drugs, alcoholism, depression and thoughts of suicide. Following a personal crisis, he began a journey of self-transformation and healing that culminated in the creation of the Rythmia Life Enhancement Center in Costa Rica, which has helped transform the lives of nearly 10,000 people.

In his second thought-provoking guide, Truthenomics: The Science of Allowing Abundance Through Honesty, he reveals the life-changing principles of “truthenomics” — that true wealth-building involves self-discovery, and is more about what’s imprinted on your soul than what’s printed on your bank statement.

“Everybody should have the opportunity to get rich once, so that they realize it’s not the answer,” Powell said in a recent interview.

In Truthenomics, readers will learn:

  • Why a problematic relationship with money can be an expression of traumatic events from early in life — and how to resolve them
  • The money paradox — why many people hold unconscious conflicts about money from childhood
  • How to be sure your understanding of money will bring authentic happiness and not a momentary fix
  • How to raise your daily happiness set point
  • How to fall forward from financial hardships
  • How to harness the four circles of growth to manifest your true heart’s desire

By fusing ancient wisdom and modern techniques, Powell aims to help readers create the lives that will truly make them feel whole.

About the Author
Gerard Armond Powell is a leading conscious entrepreneur, thought leader, philanthropist and public speaker whose mission is to transform lives. He is the founder of Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, the “go-to” facility for a spiritually awakening vacation experience. A personal crisis prompted Powell to embark on a journey of self-transformation. He traveled the world and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in search of every healing modality he could find. He was inspired to create Rythmia through a powerful encounter with plant medicine that transformed and liberated him from a lifetime of suffering. Powell now spends his days living at the resort and guiding each guest toward their personal transformation. Over 94 percent of the guests have reported that they received their “miracle.” This led Powell to create this book as a tool to help many others.

For more information, visit https://www.gerardarmondpowell.com, or follow him on Instagram and Facebook at @gerardarmondpowell.

Truthenomics: The Science of Allowing Abundance Through Honesty
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: August 9, 2022
ISBN-10: 0757324428
ISBN-13: 9780757324420
Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Available for pre-order wherever books are sold

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Vibrant Centenarian’s Pearls of Wisdom Immortalized in Touching True Story

Vibrant Centenarian’s Pearls of Wisdom Immortalized in Touching True Story

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Squashing “old people” stereotypes left and right, Lucille Fleming was a ball of infectious enthusiasm wrapped in stylish clothes, floating on a cloud of Chanel No. 5. She had also just celebrated her 100th birthday when author Judy Gaman first met her.

“She represented everything I wanted to be someday,” Gaman said. “Even at over 100 years old, an age that frankly terrified most people, myself included, she was happy, beautiful and full of life.”

Gaman was immersed in her job as the Director of Business Development for a high-profile medical practice, a job that included writing health and wellness books and hosting a nationally syndicated radio show. Gaman was researching the secrets to living to 100 for a new book when her one-hour meeting with Lucille blossomed into a lively, three-hour conversation and resulted in a life-changing companionship.

Meeting Lucille not only pivoted the intended focus of Gaman’s book, but also altered her path in life forever.

Gaman shares Lucille’s secrets to living a long and meaningful life in her book, Love, Life and Lucille: Lessons Learned from a Centenarian, which has touched the hearts of readers everywhere and drawn rave reviews.

Marybeth Conley, anchor for WREG-TV News Channel 3 in Memphis, said, “Grab a tissue and strap in! This emotionally charged memoir will have you busting out laughing one minute and crying the next. Judy paints the picture masterfully and leaves the reader forever touched by Lucille’s wisdom. My listeners still talk about how charming Lucille was, even years after my interviewing her!”

Gaman described Lucille as “an elegant and spirited woman who had just recently turned 100,” one who “had the fashion and style of old Hollywood, but it was all hidden behind the doors of her senior living center. What began as a quick meeting became a lasting friendship that transformed into an inseparable bond. Lucille brought incredible wisdom and great stories to the table.”

Together, the two began living life to the fullest and met many interesting people along the way, including actor and icon Suzanne Somers, who joined Lucille and Gaman on stage for an event about longevity (Somers also wrote the forward to Gaman’s book).

But then Lucille’s life came to an end at age 103 through unexpected and unfortunate circumstances ― and the very first lesson she ever taught Gaman proved to be the most important one of all.

Judy Gaman is an award-winning author, nationally sought-after speaker and CEO of Executive Medicine of Texas. She also co-hosts the Stay Young America! podcast.

As a media expert, she has appeared on hundreds of television, radio and podcast interviews. Judy recently released the pilot for Front Row to CEO, a talk show where she interviews some of the most interesting CEOs in an engaging and inspiring way.

For more information, please visit www.JudyGaman.com, or follow the author on Instagram (lovelifelucillebook) or Facebook (@jgamanspeaker).

Love, Life and Lucille: Lessons Learned from a Centenarian
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN-10: ‎ 1631528823
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1631528828
Also available in eBook and audiobook formats
Available from Amazon.com

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How to Get Better at Offering and Receiving Help

How to Get Better at Offering and Receiving Help

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Are you tired of doing everything yourself? Do you wish people would give you the help you need? Do you get frustrated when your attempts to help others don’t work?

Knowing how to extend a helping hand or ask for assistance when needed is one of the best ways to build trusting, collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues, clients, family and friends. And yet, for far too many folks, “help fluency” remains elusive.

Go To Help from mother-daughter team Deborah Grayson Riegel and Sophie Riegel is a truly groundbreaking, easy-to-use guide that teaches concrete strategies to help readers get better at offering, asking for and accepting help — and explores the ways in which “help fluency” builds better relationships both professionally and personally.

In Go To Help, readers will learn how to:

  • Offer help that inspires others to learn and grow
  • Overcome emotional barriers to asking for help
  • Manage when someone doesn’t accept your help
  • Reject requests when you’re overloaded
  • Ask specifically for the kind of help that’s actually useful

Plus, Go To Help introduces 31 effective help strategies, along with tips and tools for putting these new approaches to use.

“Let’s face it, navigating the road ahead of us will require that we know how to offer, ask for and accept help, as we adapt to hybrid work environments and evolving workplace expectations; parent in high-stress situations (while facing everyday parenting challenges); participate in school that looks and feels different; and support our friends and family through change, and change again,” Grayson Riegel says. “This book will help you be more skilled, strategic and selective as you help others, as well as help yourself.”

About the Authors
Deborah Grayson Riegel is a coach, speaker, author and consultant. She is also an instructor of Management Communication at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and teaches Leadership Communication for Columbia Business School’s Women in Leadership Program. She is also on the faculty for Duke Corporate Education and regularly writes for Harvard Business Review.

Sophie Riegel is a student at Duke University. She is an author, mental health advocate and global speaker who champions and encourages conversations about mental health.

For more information, please visit www.GoToHelpBook.com, or visit the authors’ websites at www.deborahgraysonriegel.com or www.sophieriegel.com.

Go To Help: 31 Strategies to Offer, Ask For, and Accept Help
Publisher: Panoma Press
Release Date: January 17, 2022
ISBN-13: 978-1784529642
Available online and from all good bookstores

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Karen Williams
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Learn How to Overcome Introverted Tendencies and Thrive in the Workplace

Learn How to Overcome Introverted Tendencies and Thrive in the Workplace

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To thrive in any industry where success hinges heavily on the ability to build relationships, business professionals must know how to navigate large networking events, start conversations, cultivate connections and grow their reach — all of which can sound overwhelming, if not impossible, for those who are shy or introverted.

Despite struggling with crippling shyness for most of her life, Monica Parkin is a successful entrepreneur and keynote speaker who has a wide circle of friends and business associates. How did a self-described socially awkward introvert become such a people person?

“Well, the answer is that you can evolve,” Parkin says. “I was making myself crazy with all the social cues I did not understand and wondered why this comes so naturally to some people but was so impossibly hard for me. Today, I love the opportunity to go to events, meet people, hear people’s stories and build relationships. I can have the best of both worlds now, and so can you.”

To help others overcome anxiety in both their professional and personal lives, Parkin shares her refreshingly relatable, actionable approach in her ground-breaking new book, Overcoming Awkward: The Introvert’s Guide to Networking, Marketing, and Sales.

Part memoir, part instruction guide, Overcoming Awkward reveals Parkin’s private struggles, shared with candid honesty and vulnerability. Her “one step at a time” approach, punctuated with personal anecdotes and humor, is easy to follow and implement.

In Overcoming Awkward, readers will learn:

  • How to overcome social fears;
  • How to build relationships effortlessly;
  • Effective social media marketing;
  • How to sow seeds for organic growth;
  • How to win over angry clients;
  • How to expand their comfort zone;
  • The value of expert mentorship;
  • And so much more.

“This is the definitive guide you’ve been waiting for,” Parkin adds. “Gone is the advice to introverts that they must learn to take on a persona that is light years away from who they really are. You will finally be free to just be you and will discover that your vibe attracts your tribe.”

Monica Parkin is a licensed mortgage broker and successful serial entrepreneur. She is an award-winning international speaker and the host of the Juggling without Balls podcast. She is also a self-professed introvert and crazy goat lady who lives on a small farm with an assortment of furry creatures. She loves to hear feedback from readers and looks forward to opportunities to speak on topics that empower others to feel more connected, confident and successful.

For more information, please visit https://www.monicaparkin.ca/.

Overcoming Awkward: The Introvert’s Guide to Networking, Marketing, and Sales
ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8773835998
Available from Amazon.com, BN.com and Goodreads

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Michelle Collins
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Friendswood, TX 77549
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