Author Guest Post: Yvette Bethel Plus a Giveaway!

unnamed2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey reports that 72 percent of the American public are aware of workplace bullying.

Author Yvette Bethel knows she can help individuals successfully learn how to be three steps ahead of the underhanded games people play at work by developing their E.Q. Librium.

I was employed by a Fortune 500 company for about twenty years before I became an independent business consultant at Organizational Soul.  In my role as an employee, I was exposed to many circumstances and I was especially fascinated by the supportive and not so supportive behaviors employees exhibited toward each other – regardless of the level within the organizational hierarchy.  I started creating a list of these not so supportive behaviors. I called the list, “The Games People Play at Work”.

After looking at this list I started to search for a common thread. After extensive research I stumbled onto emotional intelligence, a science that not only explained the behaviors but also provided the practical skills executives, business owners, managers and employees need to build their emotional quotients and improve engagement.
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Featured Book: The Sparkle In Her Eyes by Aileen Friedman

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The Sparkle in Her Eyes

Plus Six more Short Stories

The devastating disease, Alzheimer’s, that ravaged her mother, left the author, Aileen Friedman, inspired to share her emotional roller-coaster ride. A heartfelt and non-fictional short story told from the depths of her heart also includes humorous encounters with other residents of the home in which her mother spent her remaining days.

Included are six more short stories, all designed to encourage and inspire the reader. From the story about a beautiful but selfish model who loses everything in an accident, to an actress who finds true love on an airplane, and an alcoholic who returns to her hometown for a school reunion.

The reader will also meet a woman whose life is changed when renovating a house, an elderly lady who returns home after sixty years and who is haunted by her past, and a young lady who by discovering a cozy bookstore discovers much more.
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Global Literacy Rates Are Improving, Learn How You Can Help!

Literacy-Day

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In exchange for this post, Grammarly has offered to make a donation of $10 to a literacy-promoting charity (we think that’s pretty awesome!)  Check out their post on global literacy HERE, or use their awesome plagiarism checker, perfect for bloggers, writers, and students. The World’s Best Plagiarism Checker, Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting up to 10× more mistakes than your word processor.”

 

If you’d like to get involved in promoting literacy, you can visit sites like http://www.firstbook.org/ to learn how to help! You can also consider donating books or money, or check with your local library for opportunities to volunteer as a literacy coach.

Giveaway Update – Comments Fixed

This is just a quick update to let everyone know that our giveaway page has been fixed. Comments are now turned ON, I apologize for the confusion!

Also just a reminder, this is an unlimited entry, so don’t forget to keep coming back to enter the giveaway again!

Best of luck to all who enter!

Bark and Lunge: Saving My Dog from Training Mistakes by Kari Neumeyer

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ebq5stFor Kari Neumeyer, it was love at first sight when she first laid eyes on the German Shepherd puppy she would come to call Isis…

With dreams of a loving and loyal best friend, Kari and Rob take the plunge into the exciting world of new dog owners, spending every spare moment doting on their beloved new family member. They do everything they know to make sure they raise their puppy right, from reading books to taking little Isis to obedience classes. It seems as though they couldn’t be happier, until the unthinkable happens, and Isis starts displaying signs of aggression. 

Kari struggles to make sense of what is driving Isis’s aggression and turns to her trainer for help. But through the use of traditional punishment-based methods, it seems like her dog’s aggression is only getting worse. Out of frustration, she turns to other trainers and finds that the methods she was taught to use may have been exacerbating the problem all along. After making the change to positive dog training, Kari spends countless hours working with Isis to help her overcome her reactivity, and learns a lot of valuable lessons along the way.
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Featured Book: The Chauffeur: From Federal Prison To Celebrity Chauffeur, A True Life Tale About Second Chances by Raymond Torres

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by Raymond Torres

“The Chauffeur” is a true-life story about a troubled youth who grew up in the mean streets of Los Angeles, California. Born into a world of poverty and few opportunities, Raymond Torres got involved in petty theft, drug dealing and various criminal activities. By age 17, Raymond became a known drug dealer in the Los Angeles harbor area. He later moved to Las Vegas, where he expanded his drug business. Raymond rose to the top, mingling with celebrities and sports figures.

In 1995, at age 26, Raymond received millions of dollars worth of artwork by Salvador Dali, Auguste Renoir, and Henri Matisse that were stolen from Las Vegas Entertainer Wayne Newton. In the course of searching for a buyer, an associate of Raymond’s stumbled across two Colombians (government informants) who offered to trade the paintings for 110 pounds of powder cocaine. When Raymond and his associates arrived to pick up the cocaine they were arrested in a reverse-sting operation by federal agents. Raymond was later sentenced to 235 months in federal prison.
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New Giveaway: Bark and Lunge by Kari Neumeyer

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September Giveaway

Win a SIGNED copy of Bark and Lunge by Kari Neumeyer! 

How do you make sure the dog you love never bites anyone (again)?

Kari and Rob are as devoted to their German shepherd puppy, Isis, as two dog parents can be. Kari’s the disciplinarian, struggling to follow every instruction to the letter. Rob’s the laid-back dad, more of a littermate, happy as long as he can practice jiu-jitsu with the dog.

As she grows, Isis’s behavior escalates from frustrating to dangerous when she bites someone. Kari and Rob learn that some of the old-fashioned advice they followed may have contributed to Isis’s aggression. Eventually, they’re shown a better way to calm an anxious and fearful dog.

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