New Book Guides Black Men To Lead Extraordinary Lives
-- Thousands credit author/coach with strengthening relationships, improving health, boosting careers/earning power and transforming their lives --
Chicago, IL (April 9, 2013) -- A young black man who went from the depths of despair to the highest peak of happiness credits his transformation to lessons learned that he shares in his book, Black Men Rock - 10 Keys to Empower Black Men to Live Extraordinary Lives.
Coach Michael Taylor, author, motivational speaker, radio and television host and life coach, was on a path to self-destruction after being divorced, in debt, homeless, bankrupt and experiencing depression. But, thanks to the strategies and tips contained in the book, he is now enjoying a fulfilling life, a rewarding ten-year marriage, excellent health, a promising career and prosperity. At the urging of thousands of men he's guided to go from "victims to victors," Taylor - better known as Coach Michael - is now sharing his secrets in the book.
Black Men Rock - 10 Keys to Empower Black Men to Live Extraordinary Lives is available online at www.blackmenrock.net, a resource that also contains inspiring messages and snippets from the book.
Told with clarity, candor, love, passion, humility and with raw honesty, Taylor shares his compelling story and the lessons he's learned. He is a high school dropout who refused to succumb to the negative allure of street life. As a result of hard work and determination, he climbed the corporate ladder and became a successful mid-level manager for a multi-million dollar corporation at age 23. After his six-year marriage collapsed, his quest to achieve the American Dream came crashing down. The divorce upended his life: he lost everything and sank into a deep state of depression. Determined to reclaim his life, he spent 15 years in deep self-introspection and transformation. The self-taught Taylor mastered valuable lessons on this journey and achieved what is now an extraordinary life.
Eager to help other men become empowered, Coach Taylor shares valuable tips on how men can enjoy fulfilling relationships, robust physical health, rewarding careers and can manage the money that their newfound happiness brings them.
Coach Taylor says the book's principles apply to all men, but especially to Black men because they face greater hurdles: "The book and website are designed specifically to address the unique emotional and psychological makeup of black men," he says.
"This book provides a step-by-step blueprint on how black men can achieve their dream lives, " he declares. He adds that in sharing his insights, he's sparing other men from enduring the same pain and making the same mistakes.
He also praises and celebrates black men.
"Contrary to the negative media stereotypes," observes Taylor, "black men are capable of being loving husbands and caring fathers. They are intelligent, thoughtful and insightful who, like all men, simply want to love and be loved and feel that their lives matter. As the title suggests, "Black Men Rock!"
He predicts the book will inspire Black men to "embrace challenges" as a way of building character.
Among the thousands whose lives have been transformed through Coach Michael Taylor's counsel is an engineer from Seattle, Washington, who was on the hit list to lose his job. "Instead," he declares, "Coach Michael Taylor gave me some valuable career tips that not only helped me save my job but led to me being promoted within six months." He adds that the money-management advice the Coach has given has helped him attain financial stability because of his greater earnings.
Similarly, a Chicago construction worker lamented that his health was deteriorating until he talked to Coach Michael. "Through a few shifts in my lifestyle and attitude, I am now in the best physical shape I've ever been in!" he exclaims.
Even women hail Coach Michael. A teacher from Houston said her marriage was on the brink of divorce until her husband began communicating with Coach Michael Taylor. The outcome, she says, is nothing short of a miracle. "Today, the marriage is strong, happy and has created a healthy environment that has made our children happier. This renewed commitment has had a carryover effect into other aspects of their lives."
The book is winning acclaim from a wide spectrum of critics. Melissa Brown Levine of the Independent Professional Book Reviewers has high praise for Black Men Rock... and for Taylor's mission. "This book," she says, "challenges the concept of traditional manhood in the African American community by encouraging black men to step outside of the box society has placed them in, and allow themselves to grow into the loving and productive people they are capable of being."
Sportswriter and author Ahmard Vital sees it as a game changer and conversation starter. "Many of the issues concerning Black men are addressed within its pages. Michael Taylor has done the research and illustrates where Black men, and society as a whole, can utilize 10 key principles that will support men in living extraordinary lives and will bring about a global shift that will bring humans together in harmony. There will come a time when this will be the dominant conversation. Taylor is leading the charge."
Coach Michael says the book is more than a resource, but the start of a "revolution."
"My intention in sharing the lessons within its pages is to do my part in supporting black men. This book can be the spark in a revolution that challenges them to take 100% responsibility for their lives and to know that it is possible for them to live extraordinary lives."
Having empowered thousands through his lectures and seminars, he is now committed to reaching a broader global audience through his website www.blackmenrock.net, online radio show (www.blogtalkradio.com/ancwm) and his recently-launched television program that airs on Houston Public Television (www.anewconversationwithmen.com).
With the release of Black Men Rock - 10 Keys to Empower Black Men to Live Extraordinary Lives, he says Black men have a permanent resource to turn to for lessons that will enhance their lives and help them attain success.
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