A View from the Roof - Lessons for Life and Business

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Acanthus Publishing, Nov 15, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 138 pages
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Presidential award-winning speaker Dr Calvin Mackie offers a virtual BlackberryTM of lessons that will inspire and direct your life to greatness. Through a slideshow of poignant vignettes and laugh-at-loud anecdotes, Dr Mackie highlights the practical wisdom of his father, Willie Mackie Sr -- the uneducated sharecropper's son who built a thriving roofing business of 100 employees with a truck, a ladder, and a whole lot of attitude. From the hot gable rooftops of New Orleans to the set of a Spike Lee film, this book explores the extraordinary journey of the Mackie men and leaves you with a view you'll remember forever! A View from the Roof puts you right in Willie Sr's classroom on the roof, and teaches you how to: Master your craft, dominate your industry, and have more control over your financial fate; Transform your work into something that is meaningful without leaving your current job; Bring excellence to everything you do and develop an impeccable reputation for service in the marketplace; Find the mentor who will nurture your growth and help you make the right connections; Become a source of inspiration, love, and intellectual nourishment for your children; Conquer the fear of criticism and acquire the courage to take on new challenges; Be 100% prepared for disaster if and when the time comes.

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Dr. Calvin Mackie is one of the nation's most prolific young motivational speakers. His passion and talent is totally devoted to helping people unleash their greatness and transcend personal and societal barriers. Operating under the premise that exposure and experience are two important parameters of success, he utilizes unique strategies to motivate and inspire. Calvin Mackie has lectured widely throughout the United States, helping people change the way they think about achieving their lifelong dreams. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Mackie has worked with internationally recognized companies that include Coca-Cola, The Ford Motor Company, and N.A.S.A.