Posts Tagged ‘Book’

‘Steps to Salvation’ Author Shlomo Attia on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Discover how one man’s near death experience led to a spiritual awakening when I interview Steps to Salvation author Shlomo Attia on Monday, May 21 at 5 PM Eastern. No ordinary guest, Shlomo, who was born and raised in Tel Aviv Israel and now resides in South Florida, launched my ghostwriting career when he hired me to write Steps to Salvation — a combination of historical fiction, political thriller, and spiritual odyssey that defies categorization. In fact, as one reviewer notes, the novel “may be a genre unto itself.”

From the book description:

Steps To Salvation is a futuristic novel with spiritual, political and historical themes. Set in the year 2412, it tells the story of how man finally learned from history, accepted The One God Religion and moved the world into Salvation immediately following the Armageddon War of 2012.

Shlomo in his own words:

I’m not a writer by profession. I’m an engineer who builds prototypes for small businesses. I also own and manage a commercial appliance installation and service company in South Florida. Born with a natural curiosity, a passion for learning and a desire to contribute to the betterment of the world, I’ve always been an avid student.

During my childhood, my insatiable thirst for knowledge and truth often landed me in trouble. I was raised in Tel Aviv, Israel in a traditional Jewish home, where my constant questions about the nature of God and challenges to my faith were not always well received. Infused with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, I was earning more money than my father by the time I was 13 years old. Only problem was, I was doing so by retooling and selling “hot” bikes in my neighborhood. Once caught, I was not only severely beaten by my mother in front of my friends, I was also sent to a judge who gave me a choice of punishments: attend a religious school or go to a kibbutz.

At first I selected the religious school. But since the Rabbis didn’t appreciate my relentless questions about God and the traditional Jewish religion, they threw me out after a few days. That’s when the very best thing that could have ever happened to me took place: I went to live on a kibbutz.

This kibbutz literally saved my life by giving me the opportunity to channel my restless energy into productive endeavors, like learning how to become an electrician and a mechanic. The discipline and skills I developed set me up for success. I was further influenced by my service in the Israeli Defense Forces, which I joined in 1981 at the age of eighteen. Among other duties as paratrooper in a volunteer unit, I served in Beirut in 1983.

Following my honorable discharge, I spent time in Germany and France before relocating to the United States in 1990 and setting up my Hollywood, Florida-based business. In spite of my success, my main motivation has always been to contribute to others, to do whatever I could to help people. When an outwardly horrific motorcycle accident nearly ended my life in 2003, it began a process of discovery that eventually led to the creation of my book – a vehicle that enables me to not only help my family, friends, neighbors and colleagues, but also people all around the world I’ve never met.

 

For more, visit www.shlomoattia.com. During the interview, Shlomo share his insights on important topics like energy, individual capitalism, prosperity, justice system reform, religion, and terrorism. Please join us for a thought-provoking episode on Monday, May 21 at 5 PM Eastern.

Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail

My work as a ghostwriter offers endless opportunities to learn from other people. One of my current projects, Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail from author Erik Dardas combines a personal story with valuable lessons learned from over three decades with Home Depot. The result is an entertaining, instructive, and motivational book that supports every reader’s personal development.

From the book description:

How does a “hard-charger” who once got himself demoted recover to achieve remarkable success with the world’s most iconic home improvement retailer? In Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail, 33-year Home Depot veteran Erik Dardas offers readers a no-holds-barred account of his own screw-ups, successes and learnings. Struggling with the daily pressure to honor the legacy of his own father as well as company founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, the Mike Rowe of the retail industry boldly shares the down, dirty, and often shocking details of dealing with the public, managing employees, and controlling one’s own behavior.

Along with merchandise, human nature is on full display for better or for worse, but as Dardas relates from his own experience, you have a choice in both retail and life: you can either allow its complexities to break you or build you into a better human being. In the tradition of Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion, this motivational book celebrates the timeless values of work ethic, integrity, and leadership – qualities that, in today’s rapidly evolving business climate, all participants – whether new to the workforce or seasoned members of management – could greatly benefit from.

As we get closer to release in late 2018/early 2019, Erik will be a guest on Your Book Your Brand Your Business to share more about his journey. In the meantime, you can connect with him on LinkedIn, follow him on Twitter, and add him as a friend on Facebook.

Cover design by Matt Margolis of Logotecture.com.

Need help writing and publishing your book? Contact me.

Serial Entrepreneur and Author Tom Niewulis on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Please join Daria Anne for Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, April 23 at 5 PM Eastern when she welcomes serial entrepreneur and author Tom Niewulis. Tom has 40 years in strategic planning, financial and organizational management. He has been the Architect of early technology convergence in the 1980’s. He was the early developer of the business plan and technical architecture for the Internet business in the Independent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) business environment. Tom has written a number of business and strategic plans for startups and has participated in developing private and public offering documents.

As a serial entrepreneur, Tom has been involved in or directly starting several technology companies including what is now known as cloud computing and wireless video. He was predictive regarding IoT in 1999 when he spoke at ISPCon talking about ‘The Matrix of Connected Everything’.

Tom has consulted to Bay Area venture capitalist, small business and fortune 500 companies. Tom’s consulting company NCDCS, Inc is a multifaceted entity which gives Tom the flexibility to offer his Virtual COO consulting as well as be involved in educating our next generation of policy-makers through his work with the Samuel Adams Center for Political Science.

Due to being technically adept and business-savvy, Tom has been called a modern Renaissance man. He is well studied in the Foundation of the Republic and the Constitution, with a detailed insight of Samuel Adams and the American Revolution. He has been published internationally regarding telecommunications optical networking and digital technologies and has presented at Internet and Telecom conferences in the US and Europe.

Tom’s most recent publications are focused on political science, policy and Constitutionalism in the United States. He has a business book in the wings titled ‘Real Life Lessons Learned In Business’. His two recent books are ‘Not ALL Conservatives Are Constitutionalists’ with the newest one out titled ‘From Covenant To The Present Constitution Workbook’. Tom delivers seminars on Constitutionalism that required this newest book for attendees.

His educational background is in Physics, Behavioral Science and Telecommunication Management. His education in strategic planning was through the Naval Post Graduate School. He is self-studied in the Reformation and Early American History.

For more, visit www.ncdcs.com and www.samueladamsreturns.com.