Friday, January 26, 2024

Becoming Invaluable - Book Tour

 


Develop the Willitude to Navigotiate Success

 

Nonfiction / Self-Help

Date Published: November 7, 2023

  

The stories you will find laced throughout this book are from many different individuals and perspectives. These stories of our interviewees are from their real-life experiences including both failures and successes.

Our desire for this book is to inspire, motivate, educate, and support anyone in whatever your walk of life. Regardless of your vocation, career, or path in life, you can enhance your outcomes and the experiences along the way through the application of the methods you will find throughout this book.

 


Read an Excerpt Below



About the Authors

Steven J Bowen

Steve is a decisive executive leader with over 30 years’ P&L experience delivering turnarounds and high-growth results for businesses, both public and private equity owned, in multiple industries across the world. Success has been achieved through bold, collaborative leadership to quickly transform organization vision and mission into exceptional team and delivery performance.

In 2017 Steve published his first Book, “Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon”. The book describes the pressure today’s corporate leaders are under to deliver differentiated, lasting performance – fast. “Total Value Optimization” and the TVO Framework, resting on a foundation of data analytics, was recognized by the Global Supply Chain Institute as the best methodology they have seen to achieve integrated supply chain excellence in logistics, operations, and procurement. Since the sale of Maine Pointe, LLC., he is actively serving on the Board of Directors for two companies and another advisory board. He is actively involved in several seed investments as well as co-authoring a second book to be published in 2023. Steve currently resides in Duxbury, Massachusetts where he and his wife of thirty-seven years, Deb, raised their family. Their son Grant is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, married with two children, and lives in Norwell, MA. Their daughter Natalie, who founded, with her husband, a real estate development firm, lives in Duxbury and they are expecting their first child in May 2023. In his personal time, Steve enjoys golfing, boating and loves to spend quality time with his family and friends. Steve is active in numerous community endeavors.

 

Dr. Terry Lyles

Dr. Terry Lyles holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is recognized as a national/international educator, author and speaker to universities, schools, Fortune 500 Companies, world-class athletes, and public audiences. He teaches groups of all ages how to Navigate Life Storms through life balance training. Dr. Lyles has trained hundreds of individuals including Fire Rescue workers in and around Ground Zero, International Forensic Medical teams in the Asian torn Tsunami area and the United States Air Force Space Command, sharing his time-tested, scientifically measured approach to stress utilization.

Major corporations have also benefited from this training technology such as DaimlerChrysler, Banana Republic, Macy’s West, Pfizer, Universal Studios and Tommy Hilfiger, Maine Pointe, to name just a few. Dr. Lyles has appeared on NBC, ABC, USA Today, CNN, Headlines News, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and FOX NEWS, and in U.S. News & World Report as a Corporate Performance Enhancement and Life-Balance Specialist, and hosted a premiere talk show sponsored by Success Magazine, and was heard as the “Stress Doctor” while living with his family Marsha and Brayden in South Florida.

 

Contact Link

Website

 

Purchase Links

Amazon

B&N


RABT Book Tours & PR


Excerpt from "Becoming Invaluable"


Introduction

We have a simple question to ask. Here it is:

“What do you think is the highest calling in life you can have?”

One answer could be to become a successful CEO of a big, influential company.

That’s a good response.

Or you may aspire to be an esteemed doctor and save countless lives.

That would be admirable.

How about a famous actor or musician, and entertain millions of people?

Not bad at all!

One more choice …. What if you made the life of just one other person brighter and more beautiful?

Wait—really? Just one other person?

Yes. If you believe that human life is priceless, then wouldn’t impacting one other person be meaningful? That person could be a child, or a sick neighbor, or someone facing difficult circumstances.

Yes, that would be a high calling in life.

Assuming your intent is positive, all of these choices, and many more, have one thing in common.

This one commonality is that you have made yourself invaluable to the people or person you serve. You provide a service or support that no one else could. Without you and your direct involvement, the people you serve would not be the same. They would be relatively impoverished—physically, emotionally, spiritually. Because you are invaluable to them, their lives are better, and they can reach their human potential.

To become invaluable to a person, a family, a community, or even a nation is one of the most satisfying things you can do in life. It’s true that you do it for yourself, but you cannot do it without serving other people and making their lives better. In that regard, it’s a win-win situation. You win because they win.

But there’s one catch.

Being invaluable and making a positive difference to one person or an entire community, requires certain personal attributes. Unless you have those attributes, you may not be able to make your goal a reality. You may have the best of intentions, but good intentions must be translated into action. Being invaluable takes work—it may be pleasant and rewarding work, but the effort must be expended, usually every day.

To do the work and become invaluable requires five personal attributes. They are knowledge, skills, attitude, health, and strength.

This book will show you how to develop those five key personal attributes so that you can become invaluable. The development of those attributes takes commitment and effort, but the good news is the payback: You’ll feel better and better every day. Your sense of self-worth and well-being will increase. You’ll be more engaged with life and derive more enjoyment from everything you do.

In addition to the five key personal attributes, to become truly invaluable you’ll also need four others: a set of values to guide you in the right direction, a purpose in life, a sense of willitude, and the ability to navigotiate.

You may not recognize those last two words—willitude and navigotiate. That’s okay because they’re new words created just for this book. Basically, willitude is a combination of willpower and fortitude. And navigotiate is a combination of navigate and negotiate. We’ve put them together to form new words that relate directly to your ability to become invaluable.

Throughout the book you’ll find plenty of inspiring real-life stories (as well as a few cautionary tales!), including some from our own lives. In addition, the Invaluable Spotlight Profiles you will find laced throughout are from many different individuals and perspectives. These stories of our interviewees are from their real-life experiences including both failures and successes, and they have one thing in common: they trace the individual’s personal journey to becoming invaluable in the way that fit their personal goals. Perhaps in a future edition of Becoming Invaluable we’ll be able to include your story as well!

In addition, after each chapter you’ll find a set of Action Steps. These are handy reminders of the highlights of the chapter and the positive actions you can take to support your journey to becoming invaluable.

Our desire for this book is to inspire, motivate, educate, and support you in whatever your walk of life. Regardless of your vocation, career, or path in life, you can enhance your outcomes and the experiences along the way through the application of the methods you will find throughout this book. You can find through our web site and social media pages a variety of tools and ways to enhance your learning and journey (put in web site address)

Ready? Let’s get started!

 


 

No comments:

Post a Comment

If you see any spam comments, please notify me. My email is on the "About Me" page. Thanks much.