From Humble Beginnings to Realizing a Dream


Author: Letshego Tau

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482806398

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 98

View: 2499

The birth of this book came as an indication that passion is greater than security. it also focuses readers to never think small of themselves. The book starts with the real life story of the author who came from a family of three (3) that being the author himself, his brother and a single mother. It also focuses on other stories of people and provides life motivational quotes. Life was never easy for this family, the mother had to make means by working hard most of her life to support her family. The absence of the father figure never played a role in the upbringing of the two boys who took advantage to change their lives for the better, through education that was presented to them by their single mother's tiny savings. If you believe it can be done wake up and do it yourself, thats the story line of this book.

Your Success Lies in What Drives You

The Power of the Driving Force in You


Author: Letshego Tau

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482862069

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 106

View: 3726

This book focuses readers on the importance of self-worth, determination, and the drive to follow your hearts desires. Unleashing of incredible power from within and what you can build up today that can leave a legacy of your name for generations and generations to know that you ever existed. The author shares important keys to a powerful life and living the dream that matters the most.

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism


Author: Kenneth B. Bedell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853762

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 1985

This book explains why America can realize the civil rights dream in the 21st century—if U.S. citizens take actions as individuals as well as work together for equality. • Asks—and answers—the troubling question: Why have the civil rights hopes of the 1960s not yet been realized? • Demonstrates the relationship between what happens in everyday life and racism's persistence • Provides insightful historical context for racism as it exists the 21st century • Presents a framework for understanding how social forces preserve racism • Offers a refreshingly optimistic perspective that racism can be overcome

Lilac Dreams

My Journey from a Sewer Drain to the Boardroom


Author: Bonnie Hathcock

Publisher: Bonnie C. Hathcock

ISBN: 9780692783245


Page: N.A

View: 8969

Bonnie Hathcock never wanted anyone to know how humble her roots really were. As she sat in the mahogany boardroom of one of the largest corporations in the country, she worried about being worthy enough to be there. She had made it to the top as one of the highest ranking officers of a Fortune 100 corporation. She kept her background out of view, because she feared being looked down on. That was until the day she chose joy. Bonnie realized she was suspending the presence of joy in her life. She thought joy was something off in the future, when she wasn't working and when she didn't have so much pressure. Through a series of encounters with special people in her life, she realized she could be happy most of the time. She boldly embraced the pathway to unlocking her inner joy. It took work and practice. It began by confronting her shame: shame about her humble beginnings, her mistakes, and her limitations. In confronting her shame, she made a discovery that changed her life's perspective. Her past made her who she was and actually created the success she attained. In her struggles, she learned to overcome. In her disappointments, she learned how to hope. In the mistakes, she found how to be better. Bonnie wrote Lilac Dreams to share the story of her youth...with its mistakes, hardships, and struggles. Despite her circumstances, Bonnie still had her dreams. Dreams of making something of her life and dreams of going beyond her own limitations. Lilac Dreams is a book that will move you to look beyond your current circumstances, help you to push past your limitations, and affirm your worth in this world. Bonnie believes if she can do it, you can do it.

The American Dream

A Cultural History


Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815610076

Category: HISTORY

Page: 241

View: 4974

There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it. No other idea or mythology has as much influence on our individual and collective lives. Tracing the history of the phrase in popular culture, Samuel gives readers a field guide to the evolution of our national identity over the last eighty years.Samuel tells the story chronologically, revealing that there have been six major eras of the mythology since the phrase was coined in 1931. Relying mainly on period magazines and newspapers as his primary source material, the author demonstrates that journalists serving on the front lines of the scene represent our most valuable resource to recover unfiltered stories of the Dream. The problem, Samuel reveals, is that it does not exist; the Dream is just that, a product of our imagination. That it is not real ultimately turns out to be the most significant finding and what makes the story most compelling.

Humble Beginnings

An Expression of My Journey Through Paintings and Poems


Author: Timothy L. Giles,Sterling T. Giles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781453849262

Category: Art

Page: 70

View: 7522

This is a book of original artwork created by the author, Timothy L. Giles. Upon review of each subject matter, Mr. Giles hopes that the reader experience an influx of emotion because they can relate; whether the piece of the father kissing his son or the African mother preparing food for her family. He hopes that everyone comes with the same conclusion that the world is a small village and we have more in common than our differences. Mr. Giles also authored the poems that are included with each piece of artwork. The poems express the emotions he felt while painting. His spirit of painting is massaged and inspired by family, history, struggles, and the journey of so many strong individuals. One of his favorite pieces is of the old woman with the walking cane entitled "The Elder". Mr. Giles states he could feel her strength, wisdom and grace each time he sat down to apply paint to paper. He wants you to also feel this same sort of emotion when viewing his work. Mr. Giles' objective is to tell the human story through his art so that everyone can relate to it. He encourages the viewer to appreciate the technical element of his work, but even more, the emotion felt behind it. Mr. Giles believes the world sees him as an artist, but he sees himself also as a story teller! Currently at the "young age" of 49; born in rural Suffolk, Virginia and having seen over 100 countries, Mr. Giles states he is humbled and fortunate to be able to place his experiences on canvas for the world to see. His favorite phrase and description of himself is "I'm just a country boy” who prefers the simplicities of life. God has truly blessed him with a great gift that he now wants to share with the world.

The Magic of Dreams

An American Diplomat's Journey


Author: Eleanor Lopes Akahloun

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499079303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

View: 6221

The Magic of Dreams: An American Diplomat's Journey relays the story of a retired American diplomat who served in the U.S. Foreign Service for forty-three years. Eleanor L. Akahloun shares a remarkable personal and professional journey from humble, yet inspiring beginnings in her tightly knit Cape Verdean American community in Massachusetts. Her firsthand account of working with the U.S. State Department provides a peek into her colorful adventures and valuable lessons learned from her travels across all seven continents. This book is an affirmation that dreams are magical, that there is beauty— amidst challenges— in chasing them. The memoir is written in a question-and-answer format, with a perfect blend of wit, intrigue, and light humor. The Magic of Dreams: An American Diplomat’s Journey is a fascinating read that will leave the readers inspired.

Fascinating Story about a Remarkable Woman, September 13, 2015 By M. E. Norris

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Eleanor (Penny) Lopes Akahloun's memoir. It is a fascinating story about a remarkable woman. Ms. Akahloun, a Cape Verdean American, devoted 43 years of her life to serve as a career diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service. She joined the Foreign Service at a time when the institution lacked diversity among its diplomatic corp. She overcame tremendous odds through perseverance, hard work, and a positive outlook-- characteristics which would help her tackle challenges throughout her life. Ms. Akahloun is someone who believes that we all have the capacity to enjoy life to the fullest. Her story is inspiring without being corny or unreal. Anyone who reads her book will take heart, no matter what their race, creed, gender, or age.

The format of the book is akin to a long interview. The author begins by relating her family background, including the astounding story of how her grandfather journeyed to America from Cape Verde. She also tells us about her parents, remarkable individuals who worked and loved hard, providing the author with a nurturing and disciplined environment. Most of the rest of her book is about her life and adventures in the various countries in which she lived and served. These included Morocco (where she met her husband), Uruguay, Kenya, and China. The author intersperses the story of her life with interesting information on the political and economic situation of the country in which she was posted as well as the U.S. foreign policy goals in the country. This makes for an enriching history lesson without bogging readers down in too much detail.

I hope that many people will read Ms. Akahloun's story and will be as strengthened and nourished as I was in reading it.

From Humble Beginnings


Author: Lamar Jolly

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595411108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 4071

"Lamar Jolly's book, From Humble Beginnings, is a simple story about leadership, change, power, politics and what I enjoyed most of all is the story about how much impact the United States Coast Guard has on the lives of so many." -Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe, U. S. Coast Guard "A simple story about the life of a young Coast Guardsman who went on to a successful career in an ever changing and competitive world as a real estate developer." -Rear Admiral Raymond H. Wood, U. S. Coast Guard (1927-2006) 1999 "My longtime friend, Lamar Jolly, has written an inspiring book about his life and the lives of some of his heroes, and I'm honored to be included among them." -Commander Orland D. French, (Retired) U. S. Coast Guard Lessons learned from history bring us encouragement for today and hope for tomorrow.

Dream in Color

How the Sánchez Sisters Are Making History in Congress


Author: Linda Sánchez,Loretta Sánchez

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446542776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7932

By sharing moments from their childhood in Southern California, Linda and Loretta will pass on the values and traditions they learned from their parents--Mexican immigrants who, despite not having graduated high school themselves, made sure all seven of their children went to and graduated from college--that enabled them to conquer challenges and make history. They will speak frankly on the professional highs and lows, successes and scandals that constitute their distinguished careers, and show that the key to realizing your dreams is, above all else, always be true to yourself. Often considered Congress's Odd Couple, these warm witty sisters are not only perfect role models for young Latinas in the US, but for all young women looking to break out and create a brighter future for themselves.

Walking Up Lombard

- my long journey home -


Author: Reg L. Carver

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147722825X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5555

Known as the "crookedest street" in the United States, San Francisco's Lombard Street is a metaphor for Reg L. Carver's life journey. From humble beginnings, to dreams realized but unfulfilling, his constant was a lifelong battle with anxiety and depression. Carver endured virtually every psychiatric treatment offered in hopes of improving. Ultimately, however, he fell hard and fell far - losing his career, his friendships, and his way - almost everything he held dear. Walking Up Lombard is the true story of one man's struggles to endure debilitating conditions. But more than that, it is a love story, one of a very special relationship between husband and wife. It's the story of undying love, of unwavering support, and one couple's struggle and victory against seemingly insurmountable odds. It's a story of acceptance and the freedom to be yourself.

The Awakened Woman

A Guide for Remembering & Igniting Your Sacred Dreams


Author: Tererai Trent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501145681

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8979

Winner of a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, this moving manifesto “empowers women to access a fearlessness that will enable community progress” (Essence). Through one incredible woman’s journey from a small Zimbabwe village to becoming one of the world’s most recognizable voices in women’s empowerment and education, this book “can help any woman achieve her full potential” (Kirkus Reviews). Before Tererai Trent landed on Oprah’s stage as her “favorite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream. As a young girl in a cattle-herding village in Zimbabwe, she dreamed of receiving an education but instead was married young and by eighteen, without a high school graduation, she was already a mother of three. Tererai encountered a visiting American woman who assured her that anything was possible, reawakening her sacred dream. Tererai planted her dreams deep in the earth and prayed they would grow. They did, and now not only has she earned her PhD but she has also built schools for girls in Zimbabwe, with funding from Oprah. The Awakened Woman: A Guide for Remembering & Igniting Your Sacred Dreams is her accessible, intimate, and evocative guide that teaches nine essential lessons to encourage all women to reexamine their dreams and uncover the power hidden within them—power that can recreate our world for the better. Tererai points out that there is a massive, untapped, global resource in women who have, for one reason or another, set aside their wisdom, their skills, and their dreams in order to take care of the personal business of their lives. Not only is this a type of invisible suffering experienced by countless women, this rich resource is a secret weapon for improving our world. Women have the capacity to inspire, to create, to transform—and Tererai’s call to action “shines as a beacon of hope to women everywhere” (Danica McKellar, actress and New York Times bestselling author).

The Angel from Vietnam: A memoir of growing up, the Vietnam War, a daughter, and healing…


Author: Jim Stewart

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1629072222

Category: Drama

Page: 250

View: 5509

"In 1970, after four years in Vietnam, Jim Stewart left behind his daughter, Phuong. It is estimated that fifty thousand Amerasians were left behind when America pulled out of the country for good in 1973. Jim carried this with him for years after the war. Join him on his journey through personal tragedy as a young boy in Maryland, his often humorous adventures in the Army, and the serious events that took place during his years in Vietnam and afterwards. Often humorous, with a wide array of memorable characters in his life, this is a story that will bring a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, and leave you with a sense of spiritual healing. All from The Angel from Vietnam."

Destination Success


Author: Dwight Bain

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800787889

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9671

Why do some people achieve their wildest dreams despite problems and setbacks, while others seem programmed to fail? Having counseled and studied people for twenty years, Dwight Bain has answers-and practical, down-to-earth solutions as well. In Destination Success, Bain unveils his seven secrets of success, the essential beliefs and behaviors practiced by the most successful people in our culture and those who want to be. The secrets include defining success, getting past self-imposed limits, learning disciplined personal development, how to find opportunity in every circumstance, and more. When uncovered and practiced, these secrets lead to a significantly better quality of life. With Bain's direction, readers can: " zero in on the ruts and paralyzing patterns that prevent them from accomplishing their dreams " crash through roadblocks that previously handicapped them " turn problems and stress into turbo-charged fuel for a better life " build the seven secrets into their daily routines and be transformed With great stories and a fresh, vibrant voice, Bain coaches readers to follow the path to Destination Success.

Deceptive Innocence, Part One


Author: Kyra Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476756287

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 5049

Part 1 of Deceptive Innocence—the first book in the sensual, thrilling Pure Sin trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Kyra Davis (Just One Night). A beautiful young woman is out for revenge—only to find the man she’s targeting has secrets as dangerous as her own, and a passion she cannot resist. Ever since her mother died while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit, Bell’s been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by the head of the powerful Gable family, international bankers who will crush anyone for profit, or amusement. Now she’s determined to take the Gables down—from the inside. Seducing her way into the life—and bed—of the family’s rebellious youngest son, Lander, she figures it should be easy to uncover the secrets she needs to destroy his family. But Lander turns out to be much more complicated than Bell ever could have imagined. He’s enticing, intelligent, mysterious—and their sexual chemistry is off the charts. Lander is still the target, but once Bell gives in to her desire to touch him, he starts seeming much less like an enemy… Which is why her anger is more necessary than ever: Memories of her mother must help fuel her quest for justice to the very end.

Are You Living Your Dream?

How to Create Wealth and Live the Life You Want


Author: John Fuhrman

Publisher: Possibility Press

ISBN: 9780938716389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 2600

Our dreams are our vision of the future. The problem is most people never live their dream. They say "someday" which, unfortunately, becomes a new word called "never"! But it doesn't have to be that way. This reader-friendly book shares what you can do to work toward creating a better future. To begin the process, here are some questions you may want to consider... Would you like to get out of debt and be able to pay cash for everything you want and need? If you're not now living the life you desire, when would you like to start? If you're not yet living in your dream house, when would you like to move in? Would you like to buy a new vehicle of your choice, and pay cash for it? Would you like to spend more time with your family and do more traveling? Would you simply like to get out from under your boss's thumb, and have more control over your life? This exciting book can help you make your dreams come true and life the life you want. It's a down-to-earth manual that can inspire you to make it happen. Remember, you're the only one who can sign the death warrant to your dreams!

Economic Secrets of the New Retirement EnvironmentTM


Author: DaRayl D. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 2674

If Americans think the money theyve been able to salvage from the retirement savings meltdown caused by the recent financial crisis is theres to keep, theyd better think again! Economic Secrets of the New Retirement Environment exposes how our broken financial system will affect everyones retirement, whether you are already in retirement, nearing retirement or more than a decade or two away. Once the secrets have been revealed, you will be shown the best ways to build, protect and fully enjoy your wealth as well as how to pass your hard-earned assets to your heirs with minimum erosion and taxation.

The Dream Chaser

If You Don't Build Your Dream, Someone Will Hire You to Help Build Theirs


Author: Tony A. Gaskins, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119319056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3284

Build your vision, work with purpose, and live the life of your dreams The Dream Chaser shows you how to step out of the day-to-day grind and start creating the life you want. Does your daily effort at work build your dream, or someone else's? Do you do your job for the paycheck or the fulfillment? It's possible to have both, and this book shows you how to get there. The key is in following your passion and purpose. You have a natural-born talent—whether you know it or not—that can make the world a better place. You have a unique story and vision that can lead you to the life you love. Purpose-minded entrepreneurs are changing the world every day, living and working with passion and excitement. This book shows you how to stay focused on your goals, build a solid hands-on strategy, leverage your talents and abilities, and build a business that benefits the world. Your ideal life is not going to appear out of the blue. You have to actively build it yourself; but first you need to realize just what you're capable of, and then you need to set yourself up for success. This guide shows you how to begin that journey of a lifetime. Follow your passion to achieve success Play to your strengths in strategy and execution Stay focused amidst distractions and obstacles Build the life and business you've always wanted Your dreams, goals, and purpose matter, and it's time to start making them a priority. When you work from a place of passion, drive and strength come from within; you become an unstoppable force, and every day is an adventure in its own way. The Dream Chaser shows you how to start living your real life, starting today.

Winners Dream

A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office


Author: Bill McDermott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476761108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1281

A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott—the CEO of the world’s largest business software company, SAP—chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company’s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP’s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 became SAP’s sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill’s anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill’s story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination.

Notre Dame

Where Have You Gone? Derrick Mayes, Ken MacAfee, Nick Eddy, Jerome Heavens, and Other Fighting Irish Greats


Author: Eric Hansen,Paul Guido

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1613210469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

View: 5193

Catching up with Notre Dame football stars of the past; a book for Irish fans all across America—newly updated.

Madiba: Journey of a Village Boy


Author: Timothy Unzola

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496980123

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

View: 7822

A rags-to-riches story telling the incredible journey of Madiba A. Rose, from his humble beginnings as a village boy to becoming a cinematic legend. Madiba rises above many unfavourable life circumstances and challenges to realize his dream, a dream that seemed impossible and unachievable to many but very real and achievable to him.