From the Inside Flap
Over the last two decades, Latinos have risen to places of prominence in every walk of life in the United States, from politics, industry, and education to sports, entertainment, and journalism. Latinos can be found at the head of charitable foundations, food industry giants, technology companies, media empires, and more. Now, as a member of the new generation, rising to build on the success of these pioneers, you can learn from the struggles and triumphs of those who have gone before you.
In Building the Latino Future, you'll discover the inspiring stories of dozens of men and women who, despite humble beginnings, meager resources, and limited opportunities, beat the odds and rose to become leaders in their professions. You'll also discover the habits, strategies, beliefs, and resources that enabled these icons to make it to the top.
From actor and activist Edward James Olmos, you'll learn the value of self-discipline and focusing on your goal. Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing in the Clinton administration, shows you how to find opportunity right in your own community. And NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia presents a shining example of how perseverance pays off.
This fascinating look into the lives of successful Latinos goes beyond biography to provide a future framework for you to use in building your own exciting career. It helps you understand the lessons that each of these powerful life stories provides and put them to work in your own life.
YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO:
- Focus on specific goals and develop a plan to achieve them
Make sure you get the education you need to succeed
Take advantage of the support available in your community
Put all of your energy into achieving your goal
Bounce back after disappointments
Find a unique route to success
Complete with insightful profiles of Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent with PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Wal-Mart board member Aida Alvarez, Stanford University Professor Emeritus Jerry Porras, New Mexico Governor and former presidential candidate Bill Richardson, and many, many more, Building the Latino Future gives you the inspiration, confidence, and practical advice you need to make your dreams for a better life come true.
From the Back Cover
Praise for BUILDING THE LATINO FUTURE
"Frank's inspiring story will bring back memories to many Americans today and will resonate within both the Hispanic and non-Hispanic communities. His can-do message and his focus on education will be increasingly important for generations to come. The role models highlighted in the book should be a source of inspiration to millions of Hispanic Americans."
RAYMOND ARROYO, Chief Diversity Officer, Aetna
"Most motivational speakers mention the importance of having a mentor or role model. One of the biggest complaints I hear universally from Latinos trying to become successful is the difficulty in finding a mentor or role model. Complain no more. From the pages of this book, you will learn from the wisdom of our greatest Latino figures. You will become inspired to courageously express your full potential and live your highest purpose."
LOUIS BARAJAS, author of
The Latino Journey to Financial Greatness and Small Business, Big Life
"There has never been a better time for Latinos to succeed greatly in America than today, except for tomorrow. This book gives you the tools you need to achieve greatly in the years ahead."
BRIAN TRACY, author of The Way to Wealth
"Building the Latino Future will inspire you as it inspired me. The leaders profiled in this book include people who carved me into the leader I am today. If you are looking for a motivating book that pushes the right Latino buttons to drive you to be your best, Building the Latino Future is a must-read for you. Even if you are not Latino, this book will inspire you to overcome your psychological walls, step up and face your challenges, and ultimately win the game of life. This book will raise your standard of excellence in your areas of focus."
CID WILSON, #1 ranked Wall Street financial analyst and founding board member of Dominicans on Wall Street (DOWS)