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Well, here is where we will bring out the REAL you, and you will fire a version of yourself that is now outdated-and hire the person who you always knew you would be.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

Introducing Donna M. Solitario, author of Embrace the Light

“Publishing my book with Outskirts Press has been an amazing journey. A dream come true which would not have happened without the support of their outstanding staff. After doing extensive research for the best publisher for my book, Embrace the Light, I was sold completely when I found Outskirts Press. My Author Representative went the extra mile for me. She took me through the publishing process step by step with patience and humor, which always made me feel optimistic. When she asked me to choose a poem for my website, I read it to her, and tears came to my eyes. It was a poem I dedicated to my students. She was extremely compassionate. Since my book has been published, I have the supportive Marketing COACH to help me promote my book. My students inspired me to write my book, and to see the pride and happiness on their faces when they first saw my book, left me speechless. Everyone is so proud of me, and I can hardly wait to publish my second book of poetry with Outskirts Press in the near future. Thank you, Outskirts Press, for all of your help!”

Donna M. Solitario earned a BS, a certificate in Special Education, and a Certificate in Substance Abuse. Donna Solitario has won several Editor’s Choice awards, and has been published in six Anthology books. Her second published book is: “Coming Home To My Heart” for inner peace. Donna’s third published book is: “A Poets Heart” The author writes articles for the community on issues such as: Bullying, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Parenting, The Heroin Epidemic, Elder Abuse, etc. Donna taught Special Education for over ten years. She enjoys inspiring others through her poetry. Other projects she is involved with include: Poetry Ambassador, Mentor, and tutor.

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Poems To Touch Your Heart. “Embrace the Light” is a poetry book in verse and prose to inspire the heart, and warm the soul. It includes a myriad of poems such as: Family and relationships, adversities, spirituality, love poems, and inspirations.

Introducing Bako Ambianda, author of Destined to Win

“All the people who were involved with publishing my book were great. The publication went faster than I thought, which is really great and worked out very well. It displayed on Amazon and Barnes & Noble earlier than expected. It was a really great experience and I was always up-to-date with the process.”

El Haji Nero is an authority on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. He is the CEO of El Nero Business Hub, Inc. He is respected internationally as a speaker who has been delivering keynotes to varieties of audience. He has spoken in colleges and public audiences on personal and professional development. Widely known for his contagious wisdom’s, he is often recognized for his extensive knowledge in personal growth, his deep researches on life and his regular interactions with experts. Nero is a man of integrity, inspiring and energetic. Having spent several years studying self – improvement and personal development techniques. He has written several articles on self-improvement that were published in several widely-read publications. He is a contributor to many self-help blogs and he is the recipient of a number of awards. He is now on a mission to help others to stop waiting and to start creating a career by designing the life they want using his book “Destined To Win In The Game of Life.”

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When you give someone this book, you don’t give the person just paper, ink, and glue. You give the person the possibility of a whole new life because Destined to Win In The Game of Life has the knowledge that if put into practices, whatever you can imagine can become possible and open the floodgates to possibility, brings a smile to your face and win in the game of life. The acknowledged mindset improvement expert, El Haji Nero shows you how to construct a stair case to your goals and take small steps that will transform your life and reach your goals, find your personal inspiration, rediscover your motivation, propel yourself out of an unfulfilling existence, harness the force that shape your destiny, improve your mindset, take control of your life, define, pursue and celebrate personal success while playing the game of life to win. It is possible to unlock your potentials. It’s never too late. You have started today by looking at this book. Don’t settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary. You have the power to do anything you desire. The possibilities are within you. It’s time to nurture that spark and let the fire be ignited. You may be standing in front of a huge stack of firewood but without a spark, it doesn’t have much of a chance to turn into a roaring fire.

Introducing Leann K. Wilder, author of Boost Your Salon Business!

“Thank you to the Team at Outskirts Press, for helping me turn my Vision into Reality! Each person I worked with guided me through the process of idea to paper. It was a great experience starting with my vision and finishing with a fabulous product! ”

Out of love for our industry, Leann K. Wilder started the Beauty Educator Support Team website www.beautyeducatorst.com (BEST) in August, 2011. The goal is to share that love with positive insights and actions supporting the newest Cosmetologists through the most seasoned Owners and Managers, to build their success! Topics vary from meeting people, growing your guest list and customer service to product knowledge and retail sales.

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This book is full of reflective ideas to focus on while you build your business. Thank You for being a part of our industry! Use this book: As a gift for Cosmetology students, Graduates, Educators, New Employees, Managers, Owners or anyone interested in the beauty industry; For Salon Owners, Managers and Educators, to use as a focus plan at trainings and staff meetings; By Placing a reflective post in the break room or employee bathroom, as a reminder of a focus topic; To Journal your ideas, goals and plans on the “Focus Notes” pages Creating an “action plan” for positive motivation and growth in your Salon