Home Alone

Home Alone

This story begins with a poor family living in an Army town. Arlene, only fifteen and pregnant with her first child, is married to William, a soldier and twenty-five. As the story develops, having four children to raise, they have many family struggles. There is the lack of education, not able to keep a job, moving from place to place, and the children subjected to alcohol, fighting, lack of food, no stable home life for the children. One child is ill and removed from the home by a relative. The marriage begins to crumble, both parents leaving the children home alone as they are out partying and drinking. As the fighting and drinking escalates, the parents eventually abandon the children for days, until a neighbor calls the authorities, and the children are picked up. Arlene and William return to reconcile with their girls, unfortunately lacking the "where with all" to accomplish the task. The story will explain the plight of these two sisters through abandonment, Welfare, foster care, and finally adoption. Beverly and Diana begin their journey not only to reconnect with each other after fifty years but to go back to the veracity of "where did they come from?"

High-Rise Chronicles

Every Lease a Different Life, Every Life a Different Story

High-Rise Chronicles

With less than two feet of sheetrock separating you and your neighbor in a building soaring up to 500 feet in the sky, ever wonder what the individual's story is on the other side of the drywall? In this fast-paced compilation of short stories full of funny witticisms, lessons in spirituality and roller coaster drama, the author takes you on a journey into the lives of the people that inhabit a multi-family residential building. Offering intimate portrayals of each person that lives in the real estate rental property; from the owner and investors to the property manager and the tenants, you will gain a new appreciation for the inner workings of a high-rise apartment building! Your heart will go out to Volda Slack, the irascible foster mother and tenant who works as a principal in an inner-city high school. Promising property manager, Malicki Gretzki, with a Bachelors of Science degree from University of New York, saves the day at a troubled asset while struggling with personal issues of sexuality. At the end of the day, will it even matter? You will find the answers to these questions and many more in High-Rise Chronicles: Every Lease a Different Life, Every Life a Different Story.

Sales Dogs

You Don't Have to be an Attack Dog to Explode Your Income

Sales Dogs

The number one skill for any entrepreneur or business owner is the ability to sell. Why? Because sales = income. Yet, many fail financially not because they do not have great ideas or even good work ethic, but typically because they don’t know how to, refuse to, are afraid to, or don’t think it is important to know how to sell. SalesDogs was written as the very first of the Rich Dad Poor Dad “how-to” Advisory series to teach in a very fun and impactful way how to overcome the fears, the myths and the obstacles to selling your products, services or yourself. It then teaches a simple, time-proven process of selling that will generate great income in most any business. The reader will learn the five most important selling skills to master, how to overcome any objection, manage a territory and much more. The book quickly de-bunks the idea that you have to be an overly aggressive “attack dog” to be successful. It uses the metaphor of “man’s best friend” to say that a great sales person is like a loyal, persistent and lovable canine. It stipulates that there are five different “breeds” or personalities of SalesDogs that can each make a lot of money by playing to its strength. You will learn how to identify, maximize and train to that strength and also how to teach others on your team to do the same. While the book is fun and engaging, it also dives deep into the personal development issues that block a person’s ability to generate income and how to overcome them. The book is perfect for first time salespeople, individuals who are uncomfortable with the notion of “selling”, those who need to train others to sell and those who want to simply get better quicker.

Success Secrets of Sales Superstars

The Moves and Mayhem Behind Selling Your Way to the Top as Told by 34 Industry Leaders

Success Secrets of Sales Superstars

Shook and Farber invite eager entrepreneurs to join 33 of today’s business and sales best as they share the details behind their greatest sales moves and ultimately, impart valuable lessons on how to sell your way to success. Crafted to cover a variety of industries, products, and services, this entertaining playbook urges entrepreneurs to reinvent their sales approach, illustrating proven techniques, tips, and tricks in each story and summarizing the unique take-away offered by its teller. Entrepreneurs uncover such pearls as how to ignite creativity to overcome sale barriers, how to create long-term customers, and how to sell what the customer wants (hint: it’s not always a product or service). Entrepreneurs also gain invaluable insight and encouragement as they turn from story to story, leaving the pages with lessons learned and the excitement of being privy to an exchange among the elite in their industry.

Today We Are Rich

Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence

Today We Are Rich

Are you just hanging in there? Have life’s curveballs thrown you off balance? Do you feel as if your life is going sideways? Bestselling author, leadership coach, and former Yahoo! executive Tim Sanders knows how you feel. His father’s unexpected death put him in a downward spiral for fifteen years—what he calls his “sideways years.” In 1996, a photo of a dusty water tower in Texas finally got his attention. That’s when he realized he needed to go home to his rock—his grandmother Billye, who had taken him in when he was four and raised him as her own. Rediscovering the lessons she had taught him as a child turned Tim’s life around and, in less than four years, catapulted him to financial security and an officer-level role at an S&P 500 company at the center of the Internet revolution. Today, his promise to himself is “I will never forget those lessons. The price is too high.” Join Tim as he rediscovers the classic principles of confident living that some of the most successful and joyful people you know live by.

Bond Daddy

Bond Daddy

It was a time when there were no rules governing the sale of tax free bonds. From 1971 until 1973 I was part of group known as the "Memphis Bond Daddies". We sold tax free, bearer bonds over the phone. Our home base was Pensacola, Florida. The deregulation of the stock brokerage business in the 1970's and the huge bear market made it so that brokers could not sit behind their desks waiting for the phone to ring. They had to adapt the "cold calling" techniques perfected by the bond daddies. Today huge investment banks have managed us out of our retirement funds. Trillions have been lost, and like in the days of the bond daddy, no one will go to jail. Insurance companies sell insurance without anything to pay claims. The smart guys on Wall Street believe, if they don't get caught, it must be legal. Lawmakers get their lifeblood contributions from big firms and big banks. The regulators are young lawyers, looking to get a big paying job with the firms they are regulating. This is the account of my three years as a "Bond Daddy", and how we started it all.

You Can Sell

Results are Rewarded, Efforts Aren't

You Can Sell

It is often said that in order to succeed, one needs to learn the 'tricks of the trade'. However, this is not true. Good professionals learn the trade. This is what You Can Sell teaches you how to do-to gain thorough knowledge of the trade, better understanding of the task at hand and sell your way to success. This book explains how to: · Gain success and avoid pitfalls · Meet and exceed goals · Establish credibility and grow · Gain a competitive edge · Learn the qualities of a winning professional.

The Tin Box

The Tin Box