Freebie Friday Book Giveaway: “Success for Teens”

Success for Teens Giveaway

 

Let’s face it:  the pre-teen and teenage years can be tough for kids (and their parents).

Bodies are changing.  Hormones are raging. It’s a crazy time.

What if you could find a resource that really spoke to your son or daughter?  In a language that made sense to him or her?

“Success for Teens” is the answer.

I first became aware of the book as I was listening to a Success Magazine CD on my way to work.  Darren Hardy, publisher of Success interviewed John Fleming, the director of the Success Foundation.  Mr. Fleming gave a high-level overview of each of the book’s chapters.

I was impressed.  And had to find out more.

After getting a hold of the book and reading it, I wanted to share it – with kids, teachers, and parents.

While the book is obviously geared toward teenagers, the topics covered are timeless.  You can be 15 or 50 and still come away with some great information.

It’s never too late to learn.  (Click here to tweet that little nugget of truth.)

Here are the awesome chapter titles:

  • Little Things Matter
  • Attitude is Everything
  • Use the Moment
  • Everything Starts with Small Steps
  • There’s No Such Thing as Failure
  • Habits are Powerful
  • You’re Always Learning
  • Make Your Dreams Come True

Doesn’t that sound like a book that would be great for your kids?  Or someone you know?

During a presentation I gave at my son’s sixth grade graduation ceremony (last year), I quoted many of the passages in the book.

It is FULL of good stuff!

Here’s the thing.  I’m not a professional speaker, but I am very comfortable speaking in front of groups.

Even though I’m not a pro, I know when a presentation is going well.  Such was the case that evening.

The kids and audience were engaged.

Students were hearing the message.  Parents were excited to hear it too.

At the end of the evening, while the cake and punch were being enjoyed, I stood at the side of the room and gave away books – and refrigerator magnets that said “Make Good Choices”.

I gave away almost a hundred copies that night.  Every sixth-grader, the sixth grade teachers, the principal and vice principal.  They all got a book.

That’s how strongly I feel about this book.  Yes – it’s that good.

It’s Time for a Giveaway!

The first Friday of each month is Freebie Friday here at CraftyDad.com.  I missed last week because my wife and I were totally engulfed in another graduation.  Nate, our 18 year-old, graduated from high school.  {A bittersweet moment, but that’s for another post.}

His commencement services were June 2.  His open house was June 9.  It was a flurry of crazy-busy activity.

My blog suffered.  Nothing got published that week.

Turning a Negative into a Positive

I was all set to give a way five (5) copies of the book.  Since I missed the first Friday, and since I am so excited to share this fantastic resource with you, I’ve decided to double the deal.

I’m giving away ten (10) free copies of Success for Teens.  (Click here to tweet that.)

By the way:  if you’re a teacher or the leader of a youth organization, you can get free copies for your class or group.  Simply visit the Success Foundation site for details.

Success for Teens books

 

Here’s How to Win

There are only a three hoops to jump through in order to get your name into the hopper.

1. Leave a comment below.  Be sure to provide your email address so I can get in contact with you if you’re selected in the random drawing.

2  Tell me how a book like this might help you and/or your kids.

3.  Tweet one of the tweets shown above.

 

That’s it!  Easy-squeezy!

 

I will accept names up until Sunday night at midnight (June 16, 2013).  Then, by the middle of next week, I’ll pick the lucky winner.

Good luck to you!

 

 

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  • Charlene Reed

    Sounds like a great book! I just downloaded a copy and tweeted too.

    • http://www.craftydad.com/ Michael Hawkins

      It IS a great book. I think you will enjoy it.

      The e-version is a smart choice. : – ) I’ll be sure to add you to the list for a copy of the paperback version too. It’s a great addition to your personal library.

      And, they make nice gifts too!

  • Dan Moyle

    Great idea and looks like a great book. My daughter is 8 and my stepdaughter is 7 – her dad lives a few states away – so I could use any guidance for teens now as I get ready to be a dad-of-teens! Cheers!
    danielmoyle – at – gmail.com

    • http://www.craftydad.com/ Michael Hawkins

      Dan – This is a FANTASTIC book. It will be a great resource to you and your kids. Time is ticking away and not of lot of folks have entered the contest. (A good thing for you!).

      Best of luck to you! In the meantime, be sure to check out http://www.successfoundation.org for more resources.

      Happy Father’s Day to you !

  • SUCCESS Foundation

    As the Development Director at SUCCESS Foundation I so enjoy stumbling across such love for our program!

    • http://www.craftydad.com/ Michael Hawkins

      Wow! I really appreciate your comment. The book is such a great resource. I try to share it with as many teens and pre-teens as I can. I’ve given a LOT of copies away. If I can help just ONE person, I’m happy. But I really think my giving them away has helped more than just one person.

      Thanks for such a great program. If there’s anything I can do to help you promote it, please let me know. I’d be happy to help!