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MOMENTUM: 13 Lessons from Action Takers Who Changed the World
Education is simply a bridge that takes you from where you are to where you want to go. Most people learn in one of two ways—by reading books or by being associated with people who are smarter than they are. I have found that reading books is a great way to learn, and I believe you will gain a tremendous amount of knowledge by this excellent book by Lynda Sunshine West.
Lynda has done a superb job compiling the thoughts of a dozen contributors who will help you by relating their own experiences and what worked for them. These special individuals are entrepreneurs, small business owners, speakers, trainers, and professionals in a range of areas who have “been there, done that” and have a wonderful passion for wanting to help others on their journeys. You will be informed, entertained, and inspired by them, as well as the four remarkable “Wise Men” Lynda encounters along the way.
After you have read Momentum, be sure to apply what you have learned to your own life. It is often said that knowledge is power. However, I believe it is only potential power and must be backed by action if you want to see results. As Napoleon Hill wrote, “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.”
As a former bank president for about twenty years, I am often asked about financial issues and investments. I believe that the best investment you will ever make is not in a stock or bond, but the one you make in yourself. By reading this book, you will be making an excellent investment in yourself.
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MOMENTUM: 13 Lessons From Actions Takers Who Changed the World
Lynda Sunshine West
Having grown up in a volatile, abusive alcoholic household, Lynda Sunshine West made a bold and brave decision to run away at the age of 5. Gone for an entire week, when she came home she stifled her voice until the age of 51, at which time she hired a life coach who helped her to see her value. She realized that it was time for her to share her voice with the world and she helps other women do the same as a Collaboration Strategist.
She's the founder of Women Action Takers Publishing, Podcast, and Networking, is a philanthropist, speaker, and bestselling author of The Year of Fears.
She also is founder and president of The Giving Angels—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to eradicate homelessness once and for all.
Ron Klein (Wise Man #1), who has been dubbed the “Grandfather of Possibilities,” is best known as the inventor of the credit card magnet strip. He is also the creator of the credit card validity checking system and the developer of computerized systems for real estate Multiple Listing Services (MLS), voice response for the banking industry, and bond quotation and trade information for the New York Stock Exchange. Ron is the founder and CEO of Technitrend, Inc. and General Associates,
Dr. Greg Reid
Dr. Greg Reid (Wise Man #2), who received his honorary PhD in literature, is considered one of the top five keynote speakers by Forbes and Entrepreneur. He has been published in more than seventy books, which have been translated into forty-five languages. Among his bestselling books are Stickability, Three Feet from Gold, and Wealth Made Easy.
Frank Shankwitz (Wise Man #3), best known as co-founder of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation, has received the President’s Call to Service, the Making a Difference in the World, the Making a World of Difference, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor awards. He is author of the autobiographical book, Wish Man, which was adapted to film in 2019.
Dennis Haber is an author, speaker, and Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer and Coach, as well as a DISC Certified Behavior Consultant. His book, Don’t Play With Fire: How To Keep Your Greatness From Going Up In Flames, helps people live as if they are living a second time—but this time wiser and smarter.
Nadia Fleury is an entrepreneur, executive alchemist coach, and founder and CEO of Avesence® skin care products. She is also creator of Infinite Mastermind Alliance™, which features her specialized programs designed to help clients connect their vision into a custom strategy that mixes mindset, wisdom, and business knowledge.
Amy Burton is a thriving business owner with a diverse entrepreneurial background. Her million dollar company, Revel Salon and Color Studio, is located in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. She is an author, a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer/Speaker/ Coach, a RIM® Facilitator and is an UNBLINDED™ Sales Mastery Coach. Amy is a board member of Rise Together International, Inc., a nonprofit organization bringing hope and healing to impoverished families.
David (Dave) Blackford
David (Dave) Blackford is founder of Blacklock Designs, an umbrella name and hub for his various products. There is one special item he sells that is not one of his inventions: A-Leg-Up®. His father designed it to provide a stable and comfortable platform to perform tasks such as pedicures, trimming nails, putting on socks and shoes, and spraying foot powder or lotion. If you would like to view this product, go to www.a-leg-up.com.
Paige Panzarello, the “Cashflow Chick,” is the founder of The Tryllion Group and an investor/entrepreneur, having done $150 Million+ in real estate transactions. She currently specializes in Non-Performing Notes. She has been a regularly featured guest on “The Cashflow Guys” podcast, the “Best Ever Show” with Joe Fairless, and many other real estate and entrepreneurial podcasts, as well as in The Wall Street Journal. She also speaks at various different real estate investing clubs and conferences across the country. Paige teaches the “Building Wealth with Notes” workshop that drills down into the details of how to successfully buy Non-Performing Notes, create passive income, and mitigate risk.
Sohaila Handelsman is a world-renowned belly dancing millionaire entrepreneur expert. She is also an artist, dance instructor, and sought-after choreographer. She is the founder of Sohaila International, an umbrella of her various programs, including NewVo® Fitness and her signature Sense-ual Woman™ retreats and courses. She is author of four books and a set of course workbooks; the creator of a dozen dance signature instruction videos; and producer of over 400 online videos. She empowers female entrepreneurs to gain clarity, shimmy into their superpowers, and gain unshakeable Confidence to attract their ideal clients.
Pati Maez is the founder and CEO of UNIV OF SOUL, a resource center that specializes in spiritual experiences combining East/West philosophies with intuitive natural wisdom. For the co-active participants, this offers the opportunity for personal and business transformational growth. She has dedicated her life to creating and teaching The Maez Method, a breathing technique utilized with The 7-Spiritual Essentials for Business Success. Pati, formerly an executive at Warner Bros. Motion Pictures, is a successful entrepreneur, holistic life coach, spiritual guide, award-winning artist, playwright, author, and social media influencer.
Michael (Mike) Packman
Michael (Mike) Packman is the founder of Keystone National Properties. Packman began his career more than twenty-five years ago in the finance industry. In 2003, Packman formed his own diversified financial company which he successfully exited. After the downturn in 2008, he became involved in the real estate space, initially focusing heavily on 1031 exchanges. He is also the cofounder of Bundlefi, a financial technology start-up where he serves as Vice-Chairman and COO. Packman speaks at large and small events, including nationally recognized family office and other business conferences. He has shared the stage with world-renowned business leaders, including Tony Robbins. Packman is the 1031 expert contributor for the New York Real Estate Journal and has been featured in the Real Deal.
With a career that spans 20+ years in the corporate area and over 17 years as an entrepreneur and business owner, Kym Glass has built multiple connected communities in excess of 50,000 people. During her corporate career, she was a finalist for the Women In Technology award presented by Ebby Halliday on behalf of the YWCA. As an entrepreneur and business owner, she was a finalist for the Best Business Connector in Dallas and an Honoree presented at the International Association of Women Gala.
Kym is a TEDx speaker and her idea of “Break Free from Generational Patterns to Create An Unlimited Future” is now featured on the TEDx YouTube Channel.
Her message and mission in her new book, Unshakeable Courage, is to help others Face Reality, Release Your Fears and Live with Power! She shares her personal journey of being raised
in a religious cult and overcoming mental, emotional and bullying abuse. She shares the roadmap she created along her journey to escape after 35 years to protect her daughter and ensure that the generational pattern was broken. Her roadmap featured in her book through The Seven Promises of Courage is powerful to help others overcome fear in their personal or professional life.
Kym shares her “Unshakeable Courage” message of her personal and business experiences from which she has built three proven growth systems so you can achieve your journey to success:
“The Seven Promises of Courage”
“Take your Business and Voice from whisper To ROARRR!” ™
"Soft Skills Strategies for Bottom Line Results"
Kym Glass is the CEO of Soft Skills Strategies, a consulting and speaking agency that leverages soft skills to create surprising bottom line results. She is a Soft Skills Consultant, Award Winning Speaker and Best-Selling Author. She is always passionate to learn more about you, your business and how she can best support you.
ANNIE EVANS is an International Best-Selling Author, coach and speaker focusing on helping people to become their best selves. Her life experience has empowered her to share and help people dealing with difficult circumstances and events. She has started over ‘from scratch’ too many times to accurately count and has been using a process that changed her life as a young adult enabling her to transcend her difficult childhood to live a fabulous, adventurous life. A successful ‘Jack of All Trades,’ she has been a horse trainer, a celestial navigator (44,000 sea miles), worked in fashion and architecture, project manager and business advisor, product developer, home/interior designer and international supply chain director (she took a start-up from $7million to $25million).
Her new book, Live for A New Day, was launched April 2020 and went to international best seller in a few categories. She is hoping to help many people with her message of resilience and that we can all create the lives we really want to live (also, we can start over – she is considered a Start-Over Expert).
She is also currently a California Realtor®, DRE# 00702725 at Realty One Group Summit in Ventura. She loves to make peoples’ real estate dreams come true.
Annie currently loves her home and her dog in Ventura, California. She is a lover of nature and is grateful she has lived in many of the most beautiful places, including Yosemite National Park, Big Sur and Malibu as well as many other places of beauty. She often says that nature has helped her through the hardships she has had to endure. Her life has been an adventure, despite its traumas and setbacks. She loves photography (don’t be surprised to see her publish some in the future), travel, sailing, horses and all animals. She also hopes to help indigenous people who are marginalized in this and other countries.
She is currently setting up a non-profit in her late brother’s name – the William Parke Evans Foundation – to carry on his dreams and goals which were some amazing ideas to help the world that he wasn’t able to accomplish.
Krysten Maracle was born in San Diego growing up in Point Loma and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Honors, (Upsilon Pi Epsilon) from San Diego State University in 1987. Krysten embarked on a federal career as a civilian at Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific. Her career with the Department of the Navy spanned over three decades, utilizing her technical expertise in both Communication Systems and Cybersecurity.
Ms. Maracle worked extensively with Joint Services, (Navy, Army, Air force and Marines) in various roles, which included Computer Scientist, Program Manager, Contracting Officer Representative, for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Program. Krysten retired from her position in December 2019.
Ms. Maracle has a deep passion for helping our Veterans and underprivileged individuals. She has
donated to Wounded Warriors Project of San Diego and supports volunteer teams across the Mexican border.
Krysten is also an Executive Producer of WishMan Movie, the story of the founding of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation.
Ms. Maracle is also a founding member of the Mastermind Association. Krysten became a certified Mastermind Leader in 2018. Thereafter, she became the Chief Executive Officer of Maracle Mastermind Inc. in 2019. Krysten embarked on this journey in order to pursue her passions in life by sharing people’s accomplishments, supporting others, solving challenges and exploring new opportunities.
Because Krysten has a deep passion for traveling the world, both personally and professionally, she is excited to include travel for some future Mastermind groups. This travel experience will expand one’s perspective of the world.
Ms. Maracle’s numerous travels include these countries:
Amsterdam, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom and more to come.
To learn more or to contact Krysten, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook/Instagram Krysten Maracle