Pacelli Publishing has published its 27th book in its Six-Word Lessons series:
Six-Word Lessons for Strength-Based Business Success: 100 Lessons to Build Power, Confidence and Fortitude at Work by Kate Nugent Curtis
From athletic competition to corporate success, Six-Word Lessons for Strength-Based Business Success brings you 100 tips that are borrowed from athletes and applied to business. Translating the principles used by elite athletes, Kate shows you how to take concepts like dedication and commitment, mental strength and will power, and perseverance under pressure, and apply them directly to your next meeting or negotiation.
Written by Kate Nugent Curtis, English Channel swimmer, public speaker and communication strategist. Kate has been helping business executives succeed for over 20 years. Founder of Communication Tactics, Inc. and Grounded in Strength©, Kate applies the principles of athletic success to push performance both in and out of the conference room. Kate's insights have guided business leaders, challenged conventional thinking and delivered long-lasting results.
The book is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon, iBooks and other retailers.
Pacelli Publishing's Six-Word Lessons books contain 100 tips on various topics and can help entrepreneurs, coaches and business people promote and share their expertise in their field. Contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to write your own and join our group of expert authors.
Pacelli Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of the 27th book in their Six-Word Lessons series, Six-Word Lessons for Successful Triathletes. The book is written by Lance Carter, who is a triathlon coach and owner of the Everyday Athlete store in Kirkland, WA. Lance is a nine-time Ironman Triathlete who has been training and racing since 1993. He's been coaching triathletes and runners since 1997 with Lance Carter Coaching. As a person committed to a healthy lifestyle, he and two of his friends opened their own specialty and triathlon store, Everyday Athlete, in 2004. His personal mission is "to inspire people to live more fulfilling lives through exercise and mindset elevation." He accomplishes this through his coaching, motivational speaking, and books.
Lance says that when you begin the sport of triathlon, there are so many lessons to learn, because you need to learn three sports - swimming, biking and running. Six-Word Lessons for Successful Triathletes will speed up the learning curve. Triathletes are commonly not aware of the many hard lessons they will learn along the way through trial and error. Reading this book will teach you those lessons in advance - before they are needed!
Pacelli Publishing is a family service company that edits and publishes books through Createspace, kindle and Smashwords, and they are the founders of the Six-Word Lessons series books, which feature 100 short lessons about any topic. They make a great first book for someone who wants to become a published author and get the message out about their business, interest or cause.
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged by some friends to write a story using only six words. Hemingway responded to the challenge with the following story: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
The story tickles the imagination. Why were the shoes never worn? Were they too small? Did the baby die? Was the baby not able to wear shoes? Any of these are plausible explanations left up to the reader’s imagination.
This style of writing has a number of aliases: postcard fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction, and sudden fiction. A dear friend and fellow author, Tom Fowler, introduced me to this style of writing over coffee. I was entranced with the style of writing and started thinking about how a sudden fiction writing style could be adapted to how-to books. I took to task and wrote the first book, Six-Word Lessons for Project Managers. In writing the book, I set out several guiding principles, as follows:
· Every lesson had to be exactly six words
· The book would have exactly 100 lessons
· Each six-word lesson would have a brief explanation of the lesson which must fit on a single page in the book. No droning on and on about a lesson.
I finished the book in the spring of 2009 and published it on Amazon and ebook platforms. Here’s what a lesson looks like:
Good PMs don’t boil the ocean.
Over-zealous PMs hyper-focused on pleasing their sponsor at times are too eager to inflate scope. Keep scope right-sized to the problem statement and use seasoned advisors to help you not say “yes” too much.
After finishing the first book, it became evident to me that the six-word lessons format wasn’t specific to project management or even business for that matter. If an author was passionate about their area of subject matter expertise, then there could be a six-word lessons book on the topic. We now have 24 books on a wide range of topics such as being more productive, starting up a business, utilizing social media, surviving divorce, and coping with grief. Even our son Trevor wrote Six-Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic, which describes his experience growing up with autism. Our vision is to have hundreds of six-word lessons books on just about any topic imaginable, all written by passionate subject matter experts and easy enough to read in about an hour. Reading hundreds of pages looking for those few nuggets of wisdom is no longer necessary. Today’s reader wants concise and relevant information at their fingertips. That’s what The Six-Word Lessons Series is all about. Come see all of our six-word lessons books at www.6wordlessons.com.
Lonnie Pacelli is an author, entrepreneur, and creator of The Six-Word Lessons Series.
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