"At the point of complete darkness is the beginning of light. Dr. Emma shares compelling story after story of courageous people who used the power of failure to discover their greatest selves. This book is going to save so many lives!"
“In this astonishing, precious book you will receive vital teachings on how to fail successfully. The courageous individuals who have contributed their tough and tender stories in the language of raw honesty leave no trail of victimhood. Rather, they offer us spiritual masterpieces on the indomitable human spirit.”
“Failure: Key To Success proves you don’t have to be an international best-selling author to write something that will change people’s lives. In fact, sometimes the stories of the everyday people you pass on the street are the most inspirational of all. Regardless of how enlightened or empowered you may be or whether you’re in need of inspiration or not, you will gain something of value by reading this book.”
I went to sleep that night, physically and mentally distraught. Crying heavily, unable to sleep, I was lost. I couldn’t turn to anyone. The man sleeping next to me was my enemy. I was all alone in the world.
Crying intensely, feeling lost, in despair, I had forgotten about the one who had always been there for me. I had forgotten about the one who stood beside me in my greatest moment of pain. In that moment, I remembered God.
God was the one who helped me get through everything in life. I turned to him. He was my best friend. He knew me better than anyone else. I didn’t have to explain it to him. He knew it all. I started to speak to God:
Failure hits you once again, what are you going to do? Run away, hide in your room, and never again put yourself out there because you simply can’t go on feeling like a total loser - rejected, embarrassed, and humiliated. For sure, if anyone else knew you failed, people will think less of you and or worse yet, give you a piece of their mind, “You aren’t going anywhere with your business idea; Go get a job and live your passion as a hobby; Your goals aren’t realistic; You’ve been working on your dreams for years… don’t you think it’s time you call it quits?” Maybe IT’S YOU who put your real dreams on hold because LIFE KICKED IN. Forget your dreams – you’re wasting your life away just trying to deal with the realities surrounding you.
You are about to read real stories of 18 individuals who continue to win in life because they didn’t allow failure to keep them captive in their rooms. They are proud, bold, and living their dreams full-on. If you feel life has gotten you down; that your past stops you from moving forward; that you are nowhere close to living the life you envisioned, sit-down, relax, grab a hot soothing drink, and read this book. Whoever told you that the road to success feels good is lying to you. Can you handle being rejected; told-no; embarrassed; and looked down upon? Are you willing to embrace failure EVERYDAY of your life in order to succeed? Learn how to say YES to your dreams in the midst of unpleasant feelings and emotions that make you want to hide from the world, and get ready to be taken on a journey where your own success depends on your willingness to fail.
I have studied the mind, beliefs and attitudes of women, and there are big no-no's Samantha is doing in this relationship. Where do I start!?! I see smart women doing these things. The end result? You teach your husband to put you last. If you are last on your husband's list and are fed-up, drop everything and read this book! It will teach you what YOU MUST START DOING NOW to get the respect and attention you deserve.
"As a Clinical Psychologist, I was taken away by the utter honesty in which this story was told. “What-ifs” plague each of the characters as they repeatedly go back in time, wishing they could undo areas of their past. Rumination and regret runs wild as they are unable to change a thing.
The homemaker, the wife, the mother in this story has gone through hell and back because of her husband’s choices; self-sacrificed for a man who never earned the love she gave him; who keeps her pain hidden in order to show her family, friends, and coworkers she is in a happy marriage and has the perfect family.
Lonely, lost, filled with rage, it’s her time to show her husband what it feels to be treated like a stranger only to discover the effects of her revengeful ways. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that’s wrecking-havoc on her body, she convinced that the road to healing is within her though she cannot and will not forgive her husband for the ruining the marriage and family life she worked day-in and day-out to protect, to honor, to love.
The husband in this story has his own demons to deal with that go above and beyond what he has done to break up the family unit, including resigning from the medical profession for making a patient mistake he can’t forgive himself for, and dealing with a son who hates his father’s guts. I cried when I read the chapter A Message from Your Son:
Mom never experienced that fantasy life (she chose to stay committed to you). That’s the worst mistake she ever made. She deserved to be loved in a way every woman should be loved. And, because she never experienced true love in her life (because you messed her up), now is her time to experience it. They say no one can ruin someone’s life. But you ruined our mother’s life. All those years when she stayed up wondering—“What’s going on in our marriage? What is happening in our family?”—you chose to say nothing. You stayed cold. You stayed silent. The “not knowing” was killing her. With every thought, with every hurt, her body got just a little more poisoned. It was your choice. You chose it.
If your children are old and mature enough, they will benefit from this story as they learn to accept living in an imperfect world within imperfect parents who mess-up one too many times; and forgiving a parent who by all means is hard to forgive. Unfortunately, the parents in this story coped with guilt and shame in the same way many people do in our society only to find themselves in a greater hole that no substance could ever fix. Their bodies are turning against them as they self-medicate to numb the truth.
At A.A. meetings, they talk about everything except what is really bothering them. They’ve gotten used to telling fictional stories explaining their addictions away so much that they start believing the lies. Time is running out and they need to make the choice to either face their truth or wither away. I cried and sympathized with the mother throughout and even the characters I wanted so badly to hate.
Confessions of a Soccer Mom is a heart-wrenching reality of what many families go through behind closed-doors, and an inspirational story where each character heals; makes peace with what cannot be changed; and accepts this perfectly imperfect world."