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This video was created as a brief introduction about me and my transformation. The book is based off of my life odyssey from a negative mentality to a positive mentality, and it presents the mind as our most valuable asset. The book will demonstrate a transformation of thinking, which leads to a transformation in behavior and world success. This is a real journey into my world thinking and actions of a drug dealer, street fighter, teenage father, runaway to a distinguished USAF member, a professional arena football player, and a JMU professor with two doctoral degrees (six degrees all together). People will be inspired to unmask themselves from unhappy situations and attack life aggressively.  

Book Introduction: 

Everything happens by chance and everything has a purpose, so as you pensively gloss over this introduction page or intently reflect on the title of this tome—realize, you were led to read this book for some distinctive reason. Some of you are reading to support me and my dream—I am graciously thankful for that, some have faced similar struggles, some are intrigued by the triumph within the book’s title, and some are embarking on their on odyssey to unmask and to tap into their true potential. Whatever the motive or the specific reason, I believe something higher (i.e., God, love, intuition, or positive energy) than me led you to read this book at this particular season or pivotal time in your life. At the end of the day, if you are in the pursuit of personal growth or the aim of professional success, this book might serve as an awakening experience to help you discover your hidden internal treasures. 

Some of our internal treasures lie dormant behind our well-crafted (other’s perceptions) masks, waiting for us to firmly grasp them and saunter happily to our true purpose and our true potential. Some of you are internalizing the previous sentence while simultaneously reflecting on your accomplishments, buffing at the notion of being masked because you have acquired a multitude of successes and have lived the so-called “American Dream;” but the harder you ponder on my sculpted idea of being masked, the more you realize you might be living a lie and you might be masked at this very moment. It is not about our titles (i.e., MD, PhD, lawyer, professor, engineer, or etc.), our high-incomes, our visible service performed in front of others, or other laurels; it’s about maximizing our life and living every single day happy and in a state of tranquility. 

Grasp this, a confused and unhappy professional is no different than a confused or unhappy thug or criminal, in theory; the difference is that one lifestyle is legal, and one lifestyle is illegal—both lifestyles stem from individuals who are masked to their true potential and to their inner world of happiness. If you are living to appease and please others rather than yourself, you are masked, and this tome is written specifically for you. The purpose of this book is to take a journey and to raise a heightened awareness to our masked areas or our masked lives. This book will also serve as an example of how to unmask to external factors within this unique universe and how to live an existence of copious successes and permanent happiness by thriving in our true potential—the journey begins.

Funding:

$2,495.00 is the cost to publish with Pendium Publishing House; this includes press release, distribution, editorial assessment, E-book formatting, cover design, book signings/tours, and marketing. 

http://www.pendiumpublishing.com/#!products--services/cg36

$1,500.00 will be spent on additional marketing and promoting through websites, book signings at local stores, and traveling. Editing cost will come from this portion as well. I have a desire to meet and greet my fans in as many locations as possible. 

The manuscript is officially complete, and it has 270 pages that includes two poems, a timeline of events in my life, quotes, summaries, and pictures to bring you into my world. 

June 1: Manuscript will be complete.

June 5 - August 5: Publishing process: prints, set up dates, and etc.

Sept 30: Project should be ready for the Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Ebook.

This is a tentative timeline, but the book is ready; I just need some assistance with publishing this tome in the most effective fashion.

Follow more of my blog at www.unmaskyourtruepotential.com

Risks and challenges

My biggest obstacle is adhering to preset timelines; I will finish this book. I am qualified to write this book because it is honest, inspiring, and factual events about my life; it comes from my darkness, awareness, and enlightenment towards life. I strongly believe anyone can have this inner peace and overcome any obstacle. Success is not dictated by job; success is dictated through happiness.

I am a published scholar with one doctorate's degree (DM) and one Ph.D, so I believe my writing experiences, life experiences, and knowledge give me the credibility to write this book. I am confident that I will publish this tome within the set timeline.

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