Wednesday, March 25, 2015

REVIEW: Mentor Me

Mentor Me: GA=T+E
A Formula to Fulfill 
Your Greatest Achievements
Ken Poirot

Genre: Personal Transformation, Personal Growth
Publication date: 5.2.2014
Pages: 160

Recommended by: Worldwind Virtual Book Tours, Read 2 Review
Date read: 3.21.2015

For anyone who follows my reviews, my obsession with self-help books is not really a secret, but I'll share it again here: I have this thing about personal growth and read a lot of self help books.  Now, I know what you're thinking - so many of them are all the same.  That's true, but there are a lot of them that are different, or at the very least share things in a different way.

I think this book falls under the latter.  I found this book to be very motivational - not only does it tell you what you can do to transform your life and the steps you need to take, but it gives you activities to do, encourages you to do them, and each activity empowers you.  I actually felt like Ken was standing there, tapping his foot with his arms crossed over his chest, waiting for me to do what he told me to do.  And I'm thankful for that.  Sometimes you need a gentle push, other times you need a shove ... and he's there when both are needed.  

I read the book through in it's entirety, highlighting some interesting things along the way, then came back and did half of the activities so far and I have to say - I feel better for it.  This is a self help book that I suggest others read.

"I have found we can learn something from just about anyone, if
we approach others with an open mind, take the time to get to
know them, seek out, and listen to what they can teach us."

About the book:
Happiness.  Success.  Motivation.  Influence.  Inspiration.
            Groundbreaking Practical Self-Help, Mentoring, Coaching, Personal Success, Business Guide.
            We all want to have success and happiness in every area of our lives, as well as be a positive influence and inspiration to other people.  But too often, we get lost in our resolutions to do just that, having no idea where to start or how to get there.
            This book is the perfect guide!  Fun, Concise, Succinct, Proven, and Filled with Wisdom!  Successful mentor and coach Ken Poirot provides answers and walks you through in this groundbreaking book, Mentor Me: GA=T+E - A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement!  Finally a Real-World Practical Self-Help, Mentoring, Coaching, Personal Success, Business Book!

In Mentor Me, you will discover:
- How to formulate a plan to achieve your dreams
- Your personality style and how it relates to the personality style of other people
- How to most effectively learn new information, motivate yourself, and others
- The two most powerful words in the English language and how to put them to work for you
- The best - and most effective - way to handle any conflict in life
- And so much more...

Mentor Me delivers what other books only promise: real-world strategies, techniques, and information that provides effective, tested, and proven results!
            Easy-to-implement directives and personal life illustrations combine to provide readers with the pathway to success they have only previously dreamed about.
            There are also some fun "smile" moments included along the way...
            Begin reading and following the plan found in Mentor Me today and step-by-step, you will transform your life!

About the author:
Ken Poirot grew up on Long Island, New York in the quaint village of Northport.  After graduating from Cornell University with a BS in Microbiology, he moved to Houston, Texas to pursue his PhD studies in Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center through the UT Health Science Center.  Upon receiving a US Patent for his research, Lipid Complexed Topoisomerase I Inhibitors, he left graduate school for a career in financial services.
            Over the last two decades, he worked for many of the top financial services firms - some better known New York Stock Exchange-listed companies like American Express, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch (now part of Bank of America), JP Morgan Chase, as well as some smaller New York Stock Exchange-listed companies like Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) and Guaranty Bank (now part of BBVA, NYSE:BBVA).
            As the Senior Vice President and Sales Manager for Frost Investment Services, the brokerage division of Frost Bank (NYSE:CFR), he led his department to four consecutive years of double-digit revenue growth, increasing revenue by over 83% while substantially increasing the profit margin from approximately 27% to 37%.  During this same time period, his financial advisors increased their individual production from an average of less than $25,000 in revenue per month to over $41,000.  He achieved similar results at various other firms, including Guaranty Bank and JP Morgan Chase, consistently increasing the sales of his territories/producers by double-digits as a regional manager and personal/professional coach.

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