Book Recommendation: Success is a Decision; Leaders Create the Life They Want to Live

3d-cover-web-croppedI am so pleased to tell you about this fabulous book created by my friend, Dr. Linette Montae (formerly Linette Daniels) of and her very talented daughter, Danette Nixon of  Together they are known as The Youth Success Duo.

Success is a Decision; Leaders Create the Life They Want to Live was designed to help tweens and teens learn to think things through, make good decisions, set goals, develop problem solving skills and become self-empowered.  In other words, empower them to develop a success mindset.  If you know me at all, you know that I am about developing a positive mindset, an entrepreneur mindset in my case.  The success mindset is very important to an entrepreneur so this book is a natural for me to recommend.

This book isn’t for reading  – it’s food for thought.  There is a quote for each day of the year followed by two questions.  The first question on each page is “What does this quote mean to me?”  The question is followed by space to write a response.

The second question varies from page to page.  Here’s an example – the quote for July 13 is, “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” Earl Nightengale.

The two questions are “What does this quote mean to me?” and “What is the consequence if I don’t follow this quote?”

Other questions include “what am I committed to. . .” “how can I apply. . .” “what have I noticed. . .”

These are questions designed to make the reader think about what the quote means and how it might apply to them; how they can use the wisdom from the quote in their daily life.

These quotes were hand-picked from hundreds of quotes these two ladies read through.   Each one was deliberately chosen because it conveyed a great message, core value or life skill concept and is meant to provide young people with deep thoughts to ponder and figure out how they will benefit if they apply the message to their own life.

When reading through the book, I found myself answering the question so you might want to order two copies, one for the young person in your life and one for yourself.  You can purchase this book and learn about their other products in the store at their website,

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Sara - April 17, 2013

My step-daughter has only JUST graduated from secondary school. This is perfect for her at this marvellous stage in her life where she stands on the cross-roads of life. And she LOVES a good quote 🙂

    Julia - April 17, 2013

    It will be perfect for your daughter Sara. But watch out that it doesn’t pull you in as well. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Linette Montae - April 18, 2013

Hi Julia.

Thank you so much for sharing our book with your community. We loved writing it because we “believe that given the right space, tools and training . . . ALL youth can succeed”.

And I’ve had so many adults comment on enjoying the book that I am going to create an adult focused version too.

Thank you for the work you do to empower youth.

Dr. Linette Montae
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    Julia - April 20, 2013

    It was my pleasure to share such a fantastic resource, Dr. Montae. I love that you are partnered with your daughter and that you are living examples of why I do what I do. You both inspire me.

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