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SUCCESS BY CHOICE NOT BY CHANCE WITHOUT EXCUSES: From the Plantation to the Plant [Kindle Edition]

Laurence P. Huntley
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Book Description

Success by Choice Not By Chance gives a road map which clearly shows the potential for any one to succeed in life whether they came from Tupelo, Mississippi or was born on Wall Street. This book is about Ernie Tucker who defied the laws of success and has lived a charmed life by following the principles of having faith, repetition, imagination and above all persistence. He says “success has no room for excuses – it is all up to you”. It is a choice one makes not a chance one takes, because chances is gambling and depends on the roll of the dice. It shows you that if you have a clearly defined objective and is willing to make the necessary sacrifices, in the long run your dream will become your reality. The book entails what he had faced, handled and triumphed over to become the success that he is. It is his dream to leave a legacy to the coming generations of whomsoever wishes to succeed be it family, friend or stranger. Embedded in the pages are elements of the will, wit and determination it took to get him there. It says that success is accessible but it is all up to you. To embrace the principles that took him there, you must follow his proven method for success. It shows you that success is a constant pursuit not an overnight affair. It is in fact for Ernie a true fulfillment of Martin Luther’s dream that black men and white men could work together in unity. Since success is not a respecter of persons when Ernie’s principles of faith are enacted, regardless of your color, creed, race or national origin, success will be attained when you step out in faith and have a vision of your goals.

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About the Author

Five years after having arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Laurence Huntley had acquired three college degrees from the University of the Virgin Islands. He was also athlete of the year two consecutive years as a varsity team member in 4 sports. Eleven years after his arrival in St. Croix as a bus boy at the Estate Carlton Hotel, he was appointed Assistant Director of Tourism in the Department of Commerce. He won Professional Leader of the Year in his first year in the Commerce Department. He had worked in management at Eastern Airlines on the east coast and sales and marketing in the Midwest before returning to the Virgin Islands. While attaining his graduate and post-graduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, he was awarded the graduate student of the year award and the following year while teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, he earned his post-graduate degree in Industrial Vocational Technology Education. He later served on South Holland, Illinois's School Board and their Human Relations Commission. While teaching in Chicago, he served as union delegate for the Teacher's Union, teacher representative on the Local School Council at two schools and was Chairman of the Teachers Professional Advisory Council. He served on the City of Chicago Advisory Council on African and African American Affairs for the last two decades and has written meaningful proposals for the abatement of youth violence in the African and Latino communities. He has written a revolutionary plan to address the socio-economic problems of blighted urban communities and providing meaningful employment for returning veterans. It is at the African Council, he met Ernie Tucker who respected his very analytical mind and later asked if he would be willing to write his biography. Dr. Huntley accepted the offer and Ernie's legacy was written.

Product Details

  • File Size: 937 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1491824476
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,849,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mastering the ART of listening December 29, 2014
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If you can the master the art of listening and appreciate the concept of the story, this is an awesome read. For a black man to have lived in Tupelo MS, put his 3 kids through college, to be debt free while applying his teachings, and the end result a successful entrepreneur, AMAZING! The bottom line: don't live above your means, pay yourself as you were a bill, have goals that are attainable because 99 % of the time if you are in control of your goal, it will work. Have faith in GOD and all things are possible.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting subject! but not well written January 15, 2014
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It could have been a very interesting and powerful biography of a man that accomplished something unheard of during the 1960's in of all places, Chicago. However, the author is all over the place, too many anecdotes, too much repetition of non-important facts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read! January 13, 2014
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Good book. Written Well! Taught about life lessons, not through color but thru determination. Proof anyone can overcome DIVERSITY no matter what it is!
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5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLE STORY December 27, 2013
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If you are looking for an incredible story of determination, working hard, and earned success, this is a great story.
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