Carl Mays A Strategy for Winning

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A Strategy for Winning

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In the Foreword, sports and TV personality Lou Holtz writes, "I recommend Carl Mays' A STRATEGY FOR WINNING to anyone who has a burning desire to improve his or her life. If you do not have a burning desire, this book can light your fire." This is a how-to book that guides the reader on how to be more efficient and productive, and how to enjoy life more. It deals with winning in business, sports, family and life. A chapter is devoted to each of the following principles: (1) Accept your own self-worth (2) Develop and maintain a winning attitude (3) Learn to be creative (4) Build on failure (5) Clarify your values (6) Set goals (7) Visualize (8) Appreciate other people and (9) Do it now! We all have abilities we can tap, powers we can use - but sometimes we don't know how or where to begin. That's where A STRATEGY FOR WINNING comes in. Combining the nine principles with anecdotes and case studies, Carl Mays weaves an entertaining and compelling guide for people who are already successful in some areas, encouraging them on to higher ground. At the same time, he gives step-by-step advice to those who have yet to realize even a small portion of their potentials. Mays shares true stories of people who have overcome adversity to taste the sweetness of success and, importantly, how the reader can do the same.

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Dealing with motivation, human relations and performance improvement, Carl Mays has spoken at over 4,000 events. Clients include corporations, associations, sports teams, government entities, religious organizations and educational groups. Receiving the National Speakers Association's Certified Speaking Professional designation in 1986, and Council of Peers Award for Excellence in 1993, he is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame.

With over a dozen books on Amazon, Carl writes a weekly newspaper column and blog, and has contributed to many print and online publications. With several recorded songs, he is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. His musical drama, The Clown, has been presented in over 2500 U.S. communities and on the British stage.

Carl's commendations include Murray State University's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1990, and Religious Heritage of America's 1987 Faith and Freedom Award that honors national communicators who contribute to the high ideals and values on which America was founded. He has also received commendations in New Orleans, Columbus, GA, and Gatlinburg, TN, for city-wide youth work. Among other recognitions, Carl was presented with special Certificates of Appreciation for his 2005 keynote address at the US Army Reserve Medical Symposium for deployed surgeons, and his 2006 keynote at Homeland Security's Border Patrol Chiefs "Operation Jumpstart" Conference.

His education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Oral/Written Communication and Psychology from Murray State University; Master's Degree in Education and Communication from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and additional Study in Public Speaking, English and Creative Writing from University of Memphis. Born and reared in Humboldt, TN, he graduated from Humboldt High School.

Carl may be contacted at carlmays@carlmays.com or (865) 436-7478.

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It doesn't take genius or superhuman ability to win in our careers, in sports and in all areas of life. What it does take is the ability to maximize what we already have in order to overcome everyday obstacles. This is what Carl Mays espouses in A STRATEGY FOR WINNING. According to Mays, we must be able to keep the temporary setbacks we all experience from turning into defeats. In this 272-page hardcover book, Mays has collected winning strategies of business leaders, great sports figures, coaches and entertainers, and distilled them - along with lessons from his own life - into principles that can be valuable to anyone. It is an easy-flowing, entertaining book that caused this reader to think about how in our hi-tech society we often overlook low-tech solutions to our problems. -- Bottom Line/Personal

Most journalists try to avoid self-help book writers like travelers try to avoid rolling down their windows near the paper mills in Mobile, Alabama. The noxious fumes of me-ism have a tendency to smother anyone who has to listen. Carl Mays is a self-help book writer. He is, however, rather like the clean cold air of an air-conditioned room sweeping through an open door into a mosquito-laden humid summer night. His reasoning is clear and inviting. His book, A STRATEGY FOR WINNING, takes the basic pasta of 1,000 other psychological recipes for better living and adds the sauce of common sense and good story-telling. His basic ingredients include: self-image; attitude; creativity; values; building on failure; goals; visualization; teamwork and overcoming procrastination. -- The Jackson Sun Newspaper

To reach your goals in life, you have to take the offensive. You can't sit back and wait for things to happen. You have to MAKE them happen. This, according to author Carl Mays, is a basic tenet in his book, A STRATEGY FOR WINNING. In working with business groups, sports teams and other organizations, Mays developed a formula for success, using the acronym A-C-T-I-O-N. Here's what the letters stand for: ATTACK the problems or obstacles that loom between you and your goal. Don't wait for someone else to take care of things. Don't wait for another person, group or team to make the first move. CREATE opportunities. According to Mays, an ancient Chinese proverb states: "One who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time." TEAM up with others to achieve your goals. Winners work together. Winners believe in one another. Winners help one another to get the best from themselves. INSTILL a burning desire to succeed. -- National Enquirer

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