Bob grew up like most average American kids: His parents moved around a bit in his younger years, which allowed Bob to be in numerous schools and meet lots of different kids as he grew up.
Some might look at this as unfortunate or even stressful, but Bob believes it helped shape him into someone who understands change, and it helped him learned to deal with uncertainty at an early age.
At age 13, Bob decided he wanted to be in broadcasting, and he set his sights on that. Two months before graduating from college, with a degree in Communications, he got a job at a local TV station. Over the years, Bob has experienced many forms of success in the broadcast/video production arena. He has four regional Emmy Awards, an International Monitor Award, and was an editor on a program that received the prestigious Peabody Award.
Throughout his career, Bob has always been teaching and encouraging others to be as good as they can be. Then, he came across the teachings of Jack Canfield, and a new path was forged. Bob’s desires to help people started becoming his main focus.
This book was born from the desire to share the same tools and strategies he teaches in his Success Workshops. People who have attended Bob’s training’s told him that they wanted to be able to share this material with family and loved ones. So, he created this book that gives them more insight into the work he does in his live workshops and trainings.
This book gives context and much-needed information on helping the reader to reach new heights in their career, as well as in their personal lives. We all can use a little help from time to time—this book is your helpmate in book form. It’s full of ideas, encouragement, and step-by-step instructions that will help get you further in your journey and farther down your road to success.
Diane didn’t have a great start in life: She came from a family that went through many years of abuse. She remembers thinking when she grew up, this was never going to happen to her again… but she was wrong. She was married and had two children. At her most vulnerable point, she was physically, verbally, mentally, emotionally and spiritually broken.
She knew she had to break this cycle, not only for herself, but for her children as well. She had to get out, and she did! Her youngest child was only seven days old when she left. Thank God for her family’s help to get her through that incredibly trying time.
Diane knew she had made many mistakes already, and would make many more in the future. She would stumble and fall many times, but she never gave up. She was always able to pick herself up, brush herself off, and start over again. She always knew there was something good out there waiting for her.
We all have a story to share in hopes it can help someone else, or you hope others will learn from our mistakes. I believe, because of my journey, Bob, my husband, was my reward. He was a gift from God for always having faith—faith that out there was waiting for me.
I have learned it’s never too late to make changes in your life. I have learned to set goals, use success principles, and put these tools into my everyday life. These tools can change your life, like they have ours.
Together, Bob and I have learned and practiced many success principles that have got us from where we were, to where we want to be. Because of what we have learned and how it has changed our lives, we would like to give back to others. We would like to help others who get stuck, or lose hope, or think it’s too late. It’s never too late. It’s time to stop dreaming about the life you want, and start living your dreams. You just have to take the first step.
So many people go through life just barely hanging on. Just barely knowing where they are going and knowing even less about how to get there. Twist the Throttle to Fuel Your Success will teach you how to set goals for yourself, and how to achieve them. You’ll learn how to take control of your life and decide where you want to go, and then actually get there. Bob and Diane will give you tools that will help you take action in your life and show you how to work through the fear that keeps you from moving forward, and sometimes keeps us from doing anything at all.
Most of us go through life without a plan and without real goals. The reason for this is because we were never taught how important a plan is, how to make a plan, and how to set goals for ourselves. You wouldn’t start on a road trip without a plan on where you were going, but we get sent out into the world and we also send our kids out into the world without a good plan or without the tools needed to make a plan and be successful. We expect them to figure it out on their own, just like we did. At the same time, we’d help them if we could, but we don’t have the tools ourselves.
Most of us are only a paycheck or two away from disaster ourselves, so we don’t feel qualified to help either. This book will give you the tools you need to not only help yourself but to help others as well. You just found the book that you’ve been looking for.
This book was written and designed to help give anyone who wants them, tools they can use, that help you live the life you want to live, and will help get you from where you are, to where you might want to be.