Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Book Review: '10 Bits of Wisdom From The Shoe Shine Guy' by John Early
John Early moved to Houston, Texas, in 1980 at the age of 21. He worked in sales for a manufacturer's rep firm selling oil equipment. His sales territory was most of south Texas, driving 4000-5000 miles per month. John had the opportunity to call on customers that were located in remote areas of south Texas as well as the corporate offices of some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world located in Houston, Texas. In 1986, he moved back to Michigan and went to work as a mortgage consultant for a small mortgage company, Tranex Financial, and worked there for 13 years. Starting out as a mortgage consultant, he moved into training then became an officer of the company and eventually bought the firm. In 1998, he merged Tranex into the Hantz Financial Group. What this brief bio doesn’t reveal is the subject matter of this book – a transformed life of a man who seemed to have everything life could offer – and the changes that transformation created.
This is a self-help, inspirational book that comes at a time when most of us need some positive reinforcement. His 10 Bits of Wisdom ate Knowing your Purpose, Character, Attitude, Goals, Teamwork and Trust, Respect, Courage, Regrets, Reconciliation, and Grace. Read the book and grow spiritually. It is a fine time to set aside the busy-ness of living and cogitate with John Early. Grady Harp, November 15
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