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Promo Post Cubicle to Cuba: Desk Job to Dream Job

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About the Book

cubicletocubacoverhighresTitle: Cubicle to Cuba: Desk Job to Dream Job

Author: Heidi Siefkas

Genre: Travelogue

In this introspective travelogue, author, speaker and adventurer Heidi Siefkas shares her transition out of the corporate world’s Cubicle Land to life on the road in Cuba and beyond. Heidi highlights another side of Cuba as well as perspective gained from years of travel to the once-forbidden island. Along the way, she seizes opportunities for adventure in Kauai, Italy, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, and other far-flung places, but always returning to Cuba for more.

Not unlike her previous books When All Balls Drop and With New Eyes, Heidi tells this story with a good dose of sass and humor in her signature down-to-earth vignettes.

Cubicle to Cuba will teach you about Cuba, but it will also inspire you to think outside the cubicle, travel more, and embark on your own Life 2.0 full of adventure.

About Heidi Siefkas

heidisiefkasauthoradventurerphotoHeidi Siefkas is an author, speaker and adventurer.

Originally from small–‐town Wisconsin, Heidi hangs her hat in South Florida.

However, as an adventurer, she’s rarely home for long. The author of two inspirational books When All Balls Drop and With New Eyes, she has created the mantra

Look Up and speaks to groups worldwide. You can connect with Heidi at www.heidisiefkas.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Book Trailer Reveal The Soulmate Checklist

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Book Trailer

 

About the Book

soulmate-checklist-cover-11-28-1Title: The Soulmate Checklist

Author: Rani St. Pucchi

Genre: Nonfiction, Romance

RANI ST. PUCCHI delves into the meaning of Soul Mate relationships as she guides you on a quest for love that lasts a lifetime.

Are images of the ideal relationship just fantasy, or do they have basis in truth?

Does everyone have a perfect Soul Mate who is waiting to be found by him or her, or is a “perfect” relationship something that one must develop with oneself first?

Getting beyond the “in love” phase—will the relationship last?

Questions like these and many others are addressed here as Rani provides insights into the nature of personal relationships and Soul Mate love.

The SoulMate Checklist will help you avoid misconceptions about love, find the blueprint for coming to terms with your past, experience unconditional love, and find out what a Soul Mate is—and isn’t.

Author Bio

Rani St. Pucchi, a trendsetting fashion designer whose expertise has been recognized in such media outlets as Entertainment Tonight, Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Bride’s, Cosmopolitan Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Knot, works to help women define the style that flatters them the most – no matter what their age or stage of life, or what their body type is.

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Author website: http://ranistpucchi.com/

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Free gift to download 51 Fashion & Styling Tips

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Trailer Blitz Your Body, Your Style

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Rani St. Pucchi teaches you simple tricks on how to dress your body in a way that will enhance your best assets and camouflage areas that you feel uncomfortable about or find lacking in any way.

Elevate your self-confidence by defining your personal style and becoming clear on how you wish to be seen in the world.

Learn a simple process to determine what colors flatter you most and which ones to part with so that you may look more interesting, more assured, and in control.

Receive smart shopping tips, learn the importance of investing in the right lingerie, immerse yourself in simple style advice for your body type and more …

Embrace your unique personality and shine with your body and your style.

About the Book

your-body-your-style-coverTitle: Your Body, Your Style

Author: Rani St. Pucchi

Genre: Nonfiction

Rani St. Pucchi teaches you simple tricks on how to dress your body in a way that will enhance your best assets and camouflage areas that you feel uncomfortable about or find lacking in any way.

Elevate your self-confidence by defining your personal style and becoming clear on how you wish to be seen in the world.

Learn a simple process to determine what colors flatter you most and which ones to part with, so that you may look more interesting, more assured and in control.

Receive smart shopping tips, learn the importance of investing in the right lingerie, immerse yourself in simple style advice for your body type and more …

Embrace your own unique personality and shine with your body, and your own style.

Author Bio

Rani St. Pucchi, a trendsetting fashion designer whose expertise has been recognized in such media outlets as Entertainment Tonight, Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Bride’s, Cosmopolitan Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Knot, works to help women define the style that flatters them the most – no matter what their age or stage of life, or what their body type is.

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Author website: http://ranistpucchi.com/

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Free gift to download “51 Fashion & Styling Tips”.

 

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Book Review The Failure of University Education for Development & What To Teach Instead

frontcover-the_failure_of_university_education_for_developmentTitle: The Failure of University Education for Development & What To Teach Instead

Author: Samuel A. Odunsi, Sr.

Genre: Nonfiction, education, economics

Finally, a New Big Idea that Solves Our Toughest Problems.

New book by Samuel A. Odunsi, Sr. defines the problem of tacit cultural knowledge in education and how to solve it.

University education may benefit the individual, but it has not led to overall economic development.  For many developing countries, the hope behind university education far exceeds the results. The ideas and solution presented in this book provides a way to equalize the results of university education with the hope and unrealized expectations behind it.

  • Education cannot teach everything about development. The most crucial aspects of development are tacit in nature and cannot be directly expressed or taught. Instead, they are acquired passively in culture.

  • Liberal Education has struggled with this problem. While its lofty goals are well defined, they cannot be met without the tacit knowledge for development, which it can barely define, much less teach.

  • The concept of “Cultural Diversity” recognizes that there are differences between cultures, including tacit cultural knowledge.

  • The tacit knowledge needed for development is not specific knowledge. Instead it is the connection of the elements of the western economic model, that may be learned in school, to the language capacity that all human beings already possess and use for creatively expressing the spoken language.

  • This is why expatriates from the West and the developed countries of Asia often perform successfully as managers and entrepreneurs in the developing countries, despite the constraints of underdevelopment. To them, the elements of the economic model are merely vocabulary to be expressed as management, administration, or entrepreneurship, using the language capacity.

  • The purpose of university education should be to connect technical knowledge about economic development with the language capacity that students already possess. In the same way that the human language capacity can be repurposed for the use of a second language. Graduates can then express the economic model with the versatility and creativity they already use for expressing the spoken language.

  • The means for achieving this purpose is now available and presented in the book and on this site: HumanRethink.net.

  • Help bring real change to our world. Make it happen now. Contact mail@HumanRethink.net

 

I never really thought about the topic of university education and how it’s so important for development – provided it does its job well. This book explains what is going wrong, why it’s going wrong, and how we can fix it, with a focus on language and culture. A fascinating read.

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Book Release: Finding Mom

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About the Book

findingmomcoverTitle: Finding Mom

Author: Amanda Mawhinney

Genre: Nonfiction

Vitality. Passion. Tranquility. Do any of these words currently describe you?
Finding Mom will reawaken your dreams and help you to find and reinvent yourself.

Sometimes we love being a mom, but get frustrated when motherhood takes over our life. You are a mom and so much more. That’s why it’s important to start your journey to find your purpose beyond just being a mom. Learn the secrets to finding “me time” in even your busiest days. Uncover and recover your unique mom personality with a personality quiz. Create a sustainable and effective plan for your future that your family will support. No matter how busy you are, how many kids you have, or how young your children are, this book makes finding fulfillment possible for you.

What are you waiting for? Make a difference in your life and start finding yourself today!

Author Bio

authorfindingmomAmanda Mawhinney is an author, trainer and family relationship coach. Her professional passions are helping women to develop themselves and helping families to connect and build stronger bonds. Her blog, My Koala Pouch is where she writes about creating healthier families and fun activities for kids and adults.

Amanda holds a degree in Psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She was an HR professional at a company with over 11,000 employees worldwide. She designed, created and implemented many developmental courses and an orientation program. She trained management, developed employees, facilitated mentorship programs and strengthened interdepartmental teams. Before having children of her own, Amanda worked with children with behavioral issues and their families. As an AmeriCorps volunteer she taught disabled and at- risk youth about giving back to the community and the environment.

Amanda currently homeschools her two delightful daughters and spends her days enjoying the great outdoors, reading, writing and doing fun activities with her family. Visit her website, My Koala Pouch at www.mykoalapouch.blogspot.com.

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E-mail: mykoalapouch@gmail.com

Blog: www.mykoalapouch.blogspot.com

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Giveaway

There’s a giveaway for a $50 spafinder gift card during the release!

Also, anyone who emails a proof of purchase during launch week (Oct 6 – Oct 13) will receive a free PDF copy of another one of the author’s books, Frugal Family Fun.

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Guest Post Building Your Author Platform

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Guest Post: Why Authors Need to Have a Platform

What is an author platform? An author platform is a launch site from where all your book marketing takes place. A platform encompasses everything from a website, social media channels to readership. A platform is the number of people you can broadcast your message to. It’s a direct link to your readers.

A publisher won’t gamble on a new author who doesn’t already have a platform and an audience ready and waiting. If you already have an established platform and a readership, they are much more likely to take an interest in you.

A platform is the amount of influence you have over your readership, the level of visibility and authority you have in your particular genre, and your connection to your readers.

In my opinion, every author needs a platform, whether they are writing sword-fighting fantasy, historical romance, children’s books or business guides. Every platform is different for each author, depending on their genre. New authors need to have a strategy to launch their book and create hype for it. Without any kind of strategy, it will make it harder for you to sell books or gain any real readers and long-time fans.

About the Book

Building Your Author Platform CoverTitle: Building Your Author Platform

Author: Tiffany Shand

Genre: Nonfiction

Becoming an author in today’s world has never been easier with the self-publishing revolution. But how does an author stand out in a crowded market?

Setting up and building your author platform before you even publish your first book is the best way for building a solid platform that will last and help you grow your tribe of fans. This book contains all the fundamentals from creating your author website, to choosing your route of publishing and much more!

Author Bio

Photo of Tiffany ShandTiffany Shand started writing short stories when she was a child. After doing a creative writing course in her teens, she discovered her love of nonfiction writing and is now a freelance writer and professional editor.

She writes both non-fiction and fiction, and is the author of the urban fantasy Excalibar Investigations Series. When she’s not writing, you’ll usually find her reading.

Tiffany lives in Essex with her family, two very spoiled cats and a hamster.

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Expand Your Personal Brand

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About the Book

Expand_Your_Personal_BrandTitle: Expand Your Personal Brand

Author: Carla Jenkins

Genre: Business, Nonfiction

I have written this book because I want to save you, the reader, time, money and agony. I have learned these 20 lessons after 10 years of trial and error. The topics I cover are financial, personal branding, marketing and time management. I have started out with zero dollars in my pocket and have worked many 6-figure jobs due to these lessons. ‘ Expand Your Personal Brand!’ kills the learning curve by giving you realistic answers and timetables to solve your personal and professional branding problems. These 20 stories are real because I have lived them. I wish you, the reader, unlimited success.            – Carla Jenkins

Author Bio

 Carla_JenkinsCarla Jenkins is a phenomenal expert specializing in project management and positive change management. She helps people capitalize upon all opportunities that positive change brings. Jenkins has received her BA in International Economics from Hiram College and her MBA from Cleveland State University. She also possesses 10 years’ experience in corporate America, a LinkedIn Pulse contributor and a certified project management professional. Ms. Jenkins is the host of Positive Change with Carla radio show focusing on positive change and project management.

Having earned 4 promotions in 9 years, Jenkins has experienced and handled positive change management head on. Many people only talk about change in the negative, but change can be positive. No one talks about positive change, so Jenkins learnt how to manage this change through trial and error. You can check her out at http://carlarjenkins.com/

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Author’s personal website: http://www.carlarjenkins.com/

My book’s website: http://expandyourpersonalbrand.com/

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