Your Journey is Preparing You for Something Great…Life Lessons of a Career Coach

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I was offered the opportunity to review a book by a newcomer to the field of writing, Ms. Michelle A. Skipper.  The title of the book was appealing; after all, who doesn’t want to do something great?  Her professional title also caught my eye:  Master Career Specialist.  It turns out Ms. Skipper has her PHR (Professional in Human Resources Certification) from HRCI (HR Certification Institute) and is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).  GCDF credential holders are trained to help people, both individually and in a group setting, make informed decisions when considering their own career development. In additional to serving as Founder and President of Empowerment Consulting, LLC, a career coaching firm, Ms. Skipper is employed as Vice President of Human Resources for a large corporation in California.

Your Journey is Preparing You for Something Great… is a beautifully written autobiography of the author’s life, mixed with professional advice to assist anyone looking to advance his or her own career.  Ms. Skipper stands beside you, serving as your own personal cheerleader, reminding you not to let anyone or anything keep you from fulfilling your professional goals.  What strikes me most about this book is the author’s transparency concerning her own life’s ups and downs and her genuine desire to really help others succeed.

This book is short and sweet and can be easily read in an afternoon.  But don’t be fooled, Ms. Skipper has a way of telling her story concisely, yet doesn’t forgo personal necessary details to lead by example.  Ms. Skipper’s book can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble’s websites.

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The Latest Newt Gingrich Novel

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE reading /watching television shows or movies (fiction and non-fiction) concerning the United States Government.  I am completely fascinated by the history of our GREAT nation and the founders who established the governmental system we live by today.  I also have an insatiable thirst for justice: people taking responsibility for their wrong doing, being punished FAIRLY for crimes they commit, and released and FORGIVEN (making a decision to change their lives going forward).  THOSE are the reasons I requested a copy of this book to review!

The latest novel by Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley, scheduled to release October 11, 2016, is titled TREASON.  I had the pleasure of being provided a copy in exchange for an honest review of the book.  Well, honestly, it was AWESOME!

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The story begins when a terrorist attempts to kill the President of the United States at a funeral service of a Washington Powerbroker in DC.  As the story unfolds, you learn the terrorist has inside connections in Washington and you find yourself trying to solve the mystery while reading the rest of the book!  Only Newt Gingrich, who brings decades of experience in national security and politics to bear in his collaboration with journalist Pete Earley, can spin such a vivid mix of reality and fiction.Powerbroker in DC.  As the story unfolds, you learn the terrorist has inside connections in Washington and you find yourself trying to solve the mystery while reading the rest of the book!  Only Newt Gingrich, who brings decades of experience in national security and politics to bear in his collaboration with journalist Pete Earley, can spin such a vivid mix of reality and fiction.Powerbroker in DC.  As the story unfolds, you learn the terrorist has inside connections in Washington and you find yourself trying to solve the mystery while reading the rest of the book!  Only Newt Gingrich, who brings decades of experience in national security and politics to bear in his collaboration with journalist Pete Earley, can spin such a vivid mix of reality and fiction.

My FAVORITE quote from the entire book is from Major Brooke Grant’s (one of the main characters of the book) Aunt and is provided below (NO SPOILER ALERT):

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After personally questioning God for MANY YEARS concerning which power (God or satan) controls events in life and whether prayer affects the outcome, I received confirmation from this explanation of how we are to love God unconditionally, no matter the outcome.

To summarize, OFTEN times I get bored with a book mid-way and never finish it.  That did NOT HAPPEN with this book!  I couldn’t wait to pick it up where I left off every time I had a minute to read!  I highly recommend this book!

 

 

 

 

Bible Study Changed My Life

Let me begin by posting the following quote from Beth Moore’s latest Bible Study – Entrusted.

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When my daughters were in Elementary School, I remember meeting the mother of a student in one of their classes.  As we shared, I mentioned my faith (honestly, I can’t NOT mention my faith – because HE is the most important person in my life) and she shared she had a close friend with strong faith.   She wondered if our faith was connected to the life difficulties we both encountered.  Although I’m confident not EVERYONE who has a relationship with Christ came to Him in a painful situation, I would say LOTS do!  I know being raised in the Church played a role in leading me back to Him when I found myself in an EXCRUTIATING situation early in life, without parents to guide me back to Him.

That’s the reason I love this quote from Beth Moore’s latest Bible Study on the book of 2 Timothy.  When you are IN the valley, it’s the LAST PLACE on earth you want to be!  But if it wasn’t FOR THE VALLEY, you would have NEVER encountered Him as you did.  A time you were searching for the PURPOSE of this life; because you KNEW with all your heart, life itself CAN’T be all there is!

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