Excerpts From The Book

“It is a remarkable gift to tell a child again and again that they are born for a great purpose and that they have a great destiny – it gives them great expectations for their life” – Mayor Cory Booker

“The word mentor means more than just ‘teacher’; a mentor is someone who guides your development as a person in various ways.” – Chris Cuomo

“Belief in progress and moving forward is very important.  Even if you don’t attain your goal, you should at least realize that you have tried and that in attempting you have achieved a great deal.  Failure is not an end in itself.  It is simply a means of continuing forward.” – Whoopi Goldberg

“My mentors taught me to never be afraid to take a risk, never cop out on my values, never lie to a friend.” – Larry King

“Work hard. Work smart. My father was a person of action.  From him, I learned to trust my gut, make a decision, and move on it.” – Dr. Mehmet Oz

“The most valuable lesson I’ve learned from my mentors has been to be honest with yourself, so that you can think clearly about what really matters: others.  It’s not that my mentors changed the course of my career or my life – they showed me the way to change myself.” – Diane Sawyer

“Three last bits of advice my father taught me: One, the best way to break a bad habit like drugs or alcohol is to never start it; two, never ask someone to give you anything – always earn it first; three, if being successful was easy, everybody would do it, do you have to work hard.” – Michael Strahan