Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Realizing You by Ron Doades and Susan Sloate - Guest Blog and Giveaway


Realizing You by Ron Doades and Susan Sloate is partying with us at the Pavilion today. One randomly chosen commenter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. You can see the other stops by clicking on the tour banner.

Why do you think a fictional self-improvement book will help people more than a non-fictional one?


The original idea came from the learning method I have long applied in my management consulting practice. The method—proven to produce lasting change in people’s lives and those of the companies they work for—is based on the premise that the most effective and lasting learning is achieved through showing people models of success, instead of merely telling them about those models. My consulting firm’s long-lasting success derives from facilitating meetings where our clients learn first-hand what those highly successful companies have done and are doing to achieve success—how they manage their resources to achieve the best possible outcomes. After all, that’s what people in their private lives are striving to do—to make the best of what they have in meeting their individual happiness objectives.

So, after years of pondering the best self-improvement learning method, I realized that I need only apply the approach that has been so successful in my firm’s consulting business—show the way, not tell the way. My illuminating, break-through insight was on its way to becoming a reality. I was absolutely convinced that a fictional self-improvement book would greatly enable people to change their lives for the better. I had been living and breathing the answer to the quest of my book idea for 14 years, but didn’t recognize it. I was resolutely convinced that showing people the way to greater personal happiness would have the greatest, sustainable impact on their lives.

About the Authors: RON DOADES is president of Ronald Doades & Company, a consulting firm that, since 1977, has helped the people of large and mid-size energy companies improve their individual and corporate performance results by learning from the best-practice experiences of others. A popular speaker on the topic of managing change for optimal results, he holds an MBA from Columbia University and an MS in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Visit him at www.RealizingYouBook.com

SUSAN SLOATE is the author of twenty published books, including STEALING FIRE, a #2 Amazon bestseller and Quarter-Finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest, and FORWARD TO CAMELOT (authored with Kevin Finn), which in its first edition was a #6 Amazon bestseller, took honors in 3 literary competitions and was optioned for film by a Hollywood production company. She lives in Mount Pleasant, SC. Visit her online at SusanSloate.com.

Meet Robby Aihn, the newest star in the self-help universe and author of the runaway bestseller, Realizing You, now struggling with his first taste of fame. Though his five principles for good living are changing other people’s lives, his own life is starting to fall apart. When Robby stages a lavish self-help conference in Dallas, he attracts others with their own secrets: his estranged wife and unhappy teenage daughter; the businessman pursuing his own agenda; the all-star pitcher facing the end of his career; and the shy co-author Robby never acknowledged, who is searching for meaning in her own life. Join Robby and the others on their journey toward understanding and fulfillment, in this truly novel approach to changing YOUR life.

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11 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

MomJane said...

I think it is a great idea to fictionalize a situation to help the reader.

MomJane said...

I think it is a great idea to fictionalize a situation to help the reader.

susansloate said...

Thanks, MomJane--that's why we did it! So far, the reader response has been tremendous--so the challenge was well worth it!

susansloate said...

Thanks for hosting us at the Goddess Fish Party Pavilion - it's great to be here!

id said...

Thank you Mom Jane -- for hosting and for you words of encouragement. Ron

Caliens Contests said...

Wow. This is such a unique idea. I know there are hints of self help in a lot of the books that I read, but I have never thought about applying what I read to my life. I am certainly interested in reading more and trying to apply it!

Caliens Contests said...

Would love amazon card, thank you! :D

id said...

Caliens - Hope you enjoy the book. I'm very interested in your thoughts after reading the book. I can tell you this: several early readers of Realizing You have told me it has helped them to become aware of and motivated to change some undermining behavior habits. Ron

Cathy Lee said...

A fictional self-help book just sounds very odd to me. I'm scratching my head wondering Is it LIVE or is it Memorex??
I hate having to decide between Amazon & B&N. If it's an ecard, I like Amazon (because I have a kindle), but for a physical card, I prefer B&N since I have a store locally and I like to support them

Karen H in NC said...

Very novel concept...no pun intended! But a fictional self-help book is, indeed, a very different approach.

Thanks for the giveaway too.
kareninnc at gmail dot com