It’s time to discover your powers.
The Powers is written for people who have a drive to become highly successful in their chosen field of endeavor. Throughout this book you will meet many who came from ordinary backgrounds to achieve extraordinary things in a variety of pursuits. They came from different circumstances with a wide range of gifts as well as many personal limitations. All have experienced failure and some were serial failures. The Powers they discovered within themselves are the same Powers Erwin has identified and discusses. Through study, they can become your Powers.
While everyone has different dreams and goals, they also possess their own set of Powers, even if some are hidden deep within. Erwin has found that intellectual curiosity, developing a grand vision, setting clear goals, practicing persistence, and other concepts included in this book are common traits among the most successful people. After years of studying works by great authors such as Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, and Dale Carnegie, befriending highly successful people, and exploring an experimental learning style, Erwin has found common traits that not only create success but also allow one to go from ordinary to extraordinary.
Mark Erwin has mentored hundreds of people, both young and old, and has collected life-changing lessons throughout his journey that brought him from a sixteen-year-old in a jail cell to a multimillionaire before he was forty. In The Powers, he shares personal stories, philosophical and practical advice, and a one-of-a-kind collection of wisdom and insights from some of the most successful people in history, many of whom are friends.
This book creates the blueprint for you to become exceptionally successful and maps out how using the Powers, in combination with your unique personality and emotional intelligence, will help you stand out and make a difference in whatever area you choose to pursue.
Read and reread this book and your true path for success on your terms will be revealed, and you will know exactly how to make your dreams come true.
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About the Author
Mark W. Erwin is an author, businessman, and retired United States Ambassador. He is also a philanthropist, an ordained lay minister, a fair golfer, and the recipient of many honors, including an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, several Honorary Knighthoods, and The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He has served innumerable civic, charitable, cultural, and educational organizations. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.
Table of Contents
1 In the Beginning 9
2 The Power of You 23
3 The Power of the Brain 37
4 The Power of Vision 69
5 The Power of Goals 91
6 The Power of Knowledge 101
7 The Power of Faith 113
8 The Power of Persistence 117
9 The Power of Hard Focus 135
10 The Power of Mentors and Friends 139
11 The Power of Service 145
12 The Power of Words 159
13 The Power of Money 169
14 Collective Power 179
Reading List 189
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Once I read this approachable, pithy, and incredibly inspiring book, I purchased 14 more copies to give as birthday and holiday gifts to people I really care about. It would also be a great gift for a new graduate.
I've already read it twice. The first time because I was fascinated with the stories. The second to dog-ear and make notes. There will be a third, fourth, etc. Mark says, "this book is for the very few." Actually it is for everyone.
Excellent book! Quick read and inspiring