Introducing Earl Morrison, author of Leadership Lessons Learned

“This was my first time to write and publish a book. Outskirts Press and all of the associates I have encountered have made the process easy and were very helpful along the way.”

Earl Morrison has been a peace officer for seventeen-plus years in the state of Texas. During his career as a peace officer he has risen through the ranks and held several leadership positions, such as sergeant, lieutenant, and chief of police. Earl has a great passion for training and developing others and has been an instructor/trainer in those areas for the last twelve years. Earl has implemented several development and leadership programs to aid in the advancement of others throughout his career. In addition to this book on Leadership Lessons Learned, Earl has written several papers on Mentoring in Law Enforcement addressing the need to grow and develop others. Earl has also held several leadership positions in his private life within the church community as a men’s group leader and church elder and chairman of the board for a city’s employee credit union.

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Leading and Learning with Character. Earl Morrison has held leadership positions in both his private life and professional life. Throughout his life he has encountered many different types of people and leaders. Earl has striven to be the best leader that he can be no matter the place or the title he holds. Earl rose to the top of his profession as a chief of police in 2014. Leadership Lessons Learned is a collection of the lessons he learned throughout his career and most recently as the head of an organization. These lessons hone in on his struggles and triumphs as he learned how to Lead and Learn with Character.

Introducing Patricia Tyson Redmond, author of We the Widows: A Guide to Your New Life

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Pati Redmond is a retired physical therapist who has been published in professional journals but this is her first attempt to write the story she has lived for the past ten years…widowhood. Pati loves traveling and has seen all the New 7 Wonders of the World. Her passion is interviewing over 100 veterans for the Veterans History Project in the Library of Congress. Pati lives in Frederick, MD, with her dog Rojo.

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Are you a Widow? This book is for you! This book is for those of you who have spent many years sharing the decisions, burdens and joys of life with the one you loved. Now your husband has died; what do you do? You are once again a single woman and how do you become that independent person you need to be to manage your new life? How do you take care of the chores of the day, the home maintenance, the decisions, and still cope with the grief and stress of your loss? Pati Redmond has spent ten years dealing with these problems after the death of her husband and wants to share her experiences with you. She has lived these pages, gathering years’ worth of thoughts, experiences, challenges, and solutions in the hope that other women will be able to face their future as a widow more empowered and equipped after experiencing one of life’s greatest tragedies. It is not only relevant to the widow left behind, but also to the children who remain. The information in the text is well thought out, clear, concise and thorough. We the Widows will give you suggestions on how to deal with many things you may face as a grieving widow. You will learn that you are stronger than you ever thought you were, and that you can do things you never dreamed you could! Perhaps it will also make you smile at the memories and help guide you into your new life.

Introducing Chrystal Eve Jackson, author of Solis

“The finished product showed not only my personal love for my book, but I felt that Outskirts Press and its employees put a great amount of attention and detail into my book. The end product matched all of my expectations. Thank you Bridget, my author representative, and thank you Outskirts Press.”

Chrystal Eve Jackson is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. degree in biology premed and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for thirty-five years. She is a published poet with poems published by the International Library of Poetry (Name of books: Poetry’s Elite, The Best Poets of 2000; Winds of Freedom).

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Let Solis Take You Into Her Magical Realm of Self-exploration. Solis is my magical friend who can take me and the reader to any place in the universe and beyond. In this realm in which Solis journeys, you will find lessons which aim to help today’s reader through their journey of life, hopefully making their passage through this world one of peace. The world today is sometimes lacking in exploring lessons that pertain to both children and adults. My book does this exploration. It is a self-help book based on lessons that I have learned from my friend Solis. They are lessons that provide realistic advice based on my experiences to help those who are seeking answers and often do not know which path to take. The book uses mythology, fantasy, and love of God and man to bring across its messages. The book is a companion to those in need of how to cope with some of what life brings their way.

Introducing Pete B. Betiku, author of Fire Your Shadows and Hire the Real You: The Decisions You Make Today, Will Determine the Direction You Will Walk In Tomorrow

“The price is good and the website is easy to use.”

Pete Betiku is a Minneapolis-based businessman, serial entrepreneur, and public speaker. He is passionate about conducting business and sharing his gift of teaching to help people get more out of life. As such, Pete provides mentorship to people of all walks of life and many organizations. He enjoys traveling all over the country to teach about business and personal development. Pete looks forward to growing and expanding internationally. Facebook: Pete Betiku Tweeter: @peteBetiku Booker

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Life is filled with highs and lows. These are the moments that can dictate the course of your life. Life is also filled with seconds that turn into minutes that can be used in any way that you choose. Most people spend their precious time doing jobs and having lives that make them miserable. They have some “shadow” that seems to keep them from shining. It keeps them from truly utilizing their true potential.

In Fire Your Shadows and Hire the REAL You! Pete Betiku explains that a shadow can be a person, place, emotion, or thing that is preventing you from stepping out of your comfort zone, and living the life that you were placed on earth to live.

A shadow can be anything negative that is preventing you from embarking on a prosperous life. In this book, you’ll learn every step in the process of removing yourself from any shadow that is trying to be in your path. You’ll learn how to rise into your greatness, and step out of any shadow that might be covering you.

You will learn all the tricks, and be given the tools that everyone-from world-class athletes to world leaders-use to live a life in which they are using their potential to exert their inner greatness. Your inner greatness just waiting to be released is the part of you that always lived in you, but some fear or doubt shadowed this greatness.

Well, here is where we will bring out the REAL you, and you will fire a version of yourself that is now outdated-and hire the person who you always knew you would be.

Introducing Dr. Paul E. Kotz, author of Something Happened Today: A Collection of the Unexpected

“Dana and Kirsten were joys to work with: professional, knowledgable, patient, and adept at guiding an author in the publishing of Something Happened Today.”

Dr. Paul E. Kotz is a lifelong learner with education and business expertise. This includes working as faculty and advisor with undergraduate, graduate students and since 2013, in a doctoral program in leadership. Kotz has taught and served as an executive coach to graduate students and business professionals; and has assisted high school students in navigating adolescence. In 2014, he published Personality, Gender and Learning Styles for students and practitioners. He is a resident of Saint Paul, Minnesota and continues to collect new experiences that shape and challenge his perspectives.

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A Collection of the Unexpected. There are times in my life, when I wasn’t truly looking around to see the goodness that exists. I am extremely lucky to have people who have mentored me along the way by their examples, words and actions to look for the good. I have learned and witnessed that if you open your eyes and ears, you can live your life staying present to the positive. This book is just that. It is a collection of stories that may inspire you, challenge you, or let you see a situation in an entirely new way.

Introducing Rachael Melot, author of The Ten Commandments of #SuccessWithoutApology

“Throughout the process of publishing my first book, my author representative was attentive and helpful. She helped communicate my needs to the editors and she helped me navigate the options so that I chose the best solutions for my particular needs.”

Rachael Melot is leading the movement on retraining women’s apologetic vernacular and encouraging the omission of all unnecessary apologies. She is an entrepreneur with a passion for empowering women of all ages to live their best life. Rachael has written a brilliant roadmap for conscious mental change: The Ten Commandments of #SuccessWithoutApology. You will want all the women you know to read this book and laugh out loud at the journey of one woman who does success differently.

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Women can achieve success, be powerful, and take pride in their accomplishments. Women can be successful inside and outside the home. Yes, yes we can. We can achieve success in ways unlike any other generation, and we can do so without apology. This book offers: Personal triumphs, career highs and lows, as well as anecdotes inspired by her humorous Oklahoman/New Yorker perspective; An insider’s glimpse into her life, guiding a more insightful recognition of women’s individual, deeply ingrained apologetic tendencies; Detailed inspiration that pushed her to achieve professional, personal and financial success after a very painful divorce Through her motivating wisdom and #SassyHashtags you will realize how apologetic behavior can be detrimental to the respect you deserve, the advancement you earned, and the life you want to live The Ten Commandments of #SuccessWithoutApology-by a leader-for leaders, written by a woman who simply wants equality, and will not apologize for attaining it HER way. #HowDoYouLikeMeNow

Introducing Swot Zhai, author of Over the Rainbow: The Path to Success, Health and Happiness

“My first time experience is a very pleasant one!”

SWOT Zhai, vice president of Beijing TONSAN New Material Technology Co. Ltd., is one of the company’s founders and vice chairman of China National Adhesives Industry Association. The former university lecturer and visiting scholar of University of Kaiserslautern of Germany built TONSAN to become China’s premier brand of engineering adhesives. In 2014, H.B. Fuller signed a merger agreement with TONSAN, allowing SWOT Zhai the financial freedom to begin consulting and writing. He is the author of nine books, including Entrepreneur Management Practice, Cut Your Losses Short and Let Your Profits Run, and Engineering Adhesives.

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Great Truths Are Often Simple at Their Core. “Over the Rainbow is a compelling story, both entertaining and thought-provoking. It was written from the unique perspective of a Chinese author who has lived through multiple stages of life and recognizes that professional success, happiness, and health are intertwined aspects of a balanced life. Through the effective use of stories, the author helps the reader relate to the personal struggles we all face as we mature and try to balance all aspects of our lives. Over the Rainbow provides a simple set of rules on how to stay balanced and enjoy success, happiness, and health.” -Jim Owens, President & CEO of H.B. Fuller “After achieving financial freedom, SWOT has persistently shared his reflections and inspirations, as well as a sense of satisfaction beyond money, with everyone. The hope is for everyone to be successful, healthy, and happy, and this jewel of a book has organically integrated the common pursuit of success, health, and happiness and introduced to us a simple and practical approach to make dreams come true. SWOT himself is a practitioner of success, health, and happiness and the true model of making all this happen in reality.” -Feng Lun, Founder of Vantone Group