"If it feels right, it's right. If it feels like it will make you better, it will. If you think it will take you higher, do it. If it's worth risking it all, try it out. If you doing it means that you'll be rewarded greatly, go and do it." - Kareem Taylor
What I love the most about this quote is that it forces the reader to be held accountable for their own decisions. The life that you want for yourself will not be created by anybody else other than you. Yes, we have access to countless resources through the click of a mouse but we must not forget that the real power lies within us.
That's what makes Kareem Taylor's Get Your Life a must buy.
It's his ability to push you towards harnessing and leveraging your own greatness that sets it a part. He's not going to tell you what to do. He's just going to reveal to you the control that you already have.
How is he doing that? Through his story.
Los Angeles based Kareem is a professional speaker, writer and voice over actor and has launched national television commercial campaigns for CNN, Comedy Central, Sony Pictures Television, McDonald’s, RedBull TV, Comcast Xfinity and Taco Bell, among others but his most impressive accomplishment to date is creating a life for himself that is full of passion and purpose.
Born in Brooklyn seven weeks premature with crack cocaine in his system, Kareem doesn't just share his top tips on improving your quality and fulfillment of life, he shares how he's lived out what he's learned.
There are millions of authors and experts who share advice. But very rarely does that advice reflect our unique experiences as Creatives of Color. Many of us have different backgrounds than our counterparts. And while the insight shared by these said experts and authors can be helpful, there's something to be said about receiving info on how to live your best life from someone who's been where you are.
Themes in the book include making room for what matters, the ambition tax (success comes with a price, right?), pick your battle, focus on your strength, and even a practical section entitled 'how to use this book' all lend themselves to an incredible body of work that attacks the mentality behind living below your potential and helps you discover how you can move forward.
His truthful and honest exploration of what it takes to be successful only works because he's lived through it. That's what sticks and that's what carries this book beyond a self-help staple.
It's a real life guide for those willing to do the work as long as you remember that it all starts from within.
The book will be released on October 13th. Pre-Order your copy, watch the trailer, and read the first chapter here.
P.S. Looking for insight on building your own arsenal of tools that empower you? Read this interview here.