I have helped the some of the top executives of the nation’s largest corporations and organizations write their books. While I function as the writer, they are indeed the authors of their own books. Their stories, their thoughts, their experiences along with their accumulated wisdom and expertise are all transferred to the pages of a book under their direction. Continue reading and enjoy a few excerpts from some of their books.
Excerpt from a book intended to Mentor
Excerpt from a book about Personal Development
My goal is to make this book to be like a big mirror. I want to show you 'you.' I want you to see yourself in these pages (imperfections and all) and yet realize the potential within yourself to become something amazing—and then I want to show you how to climb for that lofty height. This isn’t about setting the right kinds of goals. There’s plenty of other material about that already out there. This is about achieving goals. This isn’t so much about looking for future success as it is about evolving you into the person who will achieve whatever kind of success you want. I’m talking about motivation on one level, but I’m really talking about self-actualization—about becoming the very best you that you could ever become. This isn’t a pep talk to pump you up; it’s a deep dive to connect you with what already moves you and then help you harness that momentum and take it in new directions beyond all limits. - Spencer Pettit
Excerpt from a Life Story
During the Great Depression the farmers in Idaho were some of the few who managed to eat well, although they lacked most other things. We didn’t have many luxuries anyway—no running water, and no electricity, so we didn’t have any modern appliances like a refrigerator or a washing machine. We had an outhouse, and if you had to use the restroom in the middle of the night, you bundled up and went outside, or you used the pot inside, and carried it out the next morning. It was as bad as it sounds. What we couldn’t raise on the farm we had to buy from the grocery store, which was about five miles away. That was a long trip for us, especially in the winter when it snowed. There were no snowplows, so all of the farmers hitched their horses to sleighs and drove them all the way to the store. If the local store didn’t have what we needed, we sometimes had to make the ten-mile trip to Idaho Falls. - Ralph Wadsworth
Excerpt from a collection of Family Stories
Years ago, while living in France, my colleague and I were chatting with a person we had recently met and were still getting to know.
"You two are both American, aren't you?" she asked.
"Yes," I said. "I'm from Tucson, Arizona, and my partner here is from another state altogether."
"That's interesting, especially since I know so much about Tucson," said the woman.
"Have you been there?" I asked.
"No," she said. "But I've watched a lot of 'High Chaparral' westerns on TV."
I guess I must have looked either amused or maybe even confused because she quickly added, "But of course you're too modern to be a cowboy, but your dad, your dad was a cowboy, right?”
"No," I said. "My dad is a laser physicist at an aerospace company."
Though I tried to say it kindly and with a smile, it was clear that she was embarrassed for having been so far off the mark in her estimate of modern life in Tucson, Arizona. In an effort to throw her an historical reference as a conversational life preserver, I said, "But my grandfather was a 'turn of the century' cowboy." She seemed even more confused.
I continued, "Thinking back to your world history studies in school, do you remember ever seeing pictures of Poncho Villa?"
"Yes," she said. "He dressed like a cowboy and often rode a horse, but he also drove some of the early cars of his day."
"Exactly," I said. "Well, Poncho Villa and my grandfather were boyhood friends."
"Really?" said my American colleague. "Poncho Villa killed my grandfather."
The conversation was over. - Anonymous at client request
Excerpt from a book intended to Inform and Influence
Only two other seismic shifts in medical science can compare to what is about to happen in conventional medicine very soon; one occurred roughly one hundred years ago and the previous one like it, approximately another hundred years before that. In 2003 a major medical discovery was made. For reasons I explain in this work, it is the best kept secret in medical science history. Medical scientists discovered the existence of a human healing system contained in our human bone marrow. These naturally produced Healing Adult Stem Cells (let’s call them “Healing Cells” for our discussion) are the body’s own system of re- placing injured or dead cells. Replacing injured cells is how the body heals itself—how it overcomes the harmful effects of disease and injuries. Harnessing the healing effects of this new medical discovery, we set up offshore clinics and began treating patients, often with astonishing results. Let me share one of my favorite treatment experiences with you. - Dr. Roger Nocera
Excerpt from a book about Political Issues
Then there are times when the interests of one party seem to temporarily outweigh all others—like the crying toddler who wails just as Mommy and Daddy are heading out for a movie, or the farmer whose family land is in a tug-of-war between federal agencies and conservation groups. Some needs require our focused and immediate attention. To the extent possible, even emergency situations should receive balanced and thoughtful responses. We can take a moment to soothe the heartsick child, or we can personally intervene and advocate for the farmer who knows little about dealing with government agencies or defending against special interest groups in court. - Becky Lockhart, Utah Speaker of the House