- Paperback: 210 pages
- Publisher: Thorn Hill Books; 1 edition (September 20, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615868487
- ISBN-13: 978-0615868486
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,720,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
My name is Clay Mize. My roots run deep in the southern soil. Tracing my ancestry back to the American colonist we mixed our blood with native Cherokees creating a family with no sense of being immigrants. We were in the middle of the Revolution and participated on both sides of the civil war. The closest my family comes to fame is through my great-grandfather Billy Mize. He was known as Uncle Billy to two famous cousins living near Athens, Georgia. Ty Cobb, whose mother’s maiden name was Mize, and his first cousin Johnny Mize both played for the New York Yankees and are both in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. My family taught me that to work was to love. I once complained about a task to which my mother responded, “You must learn how to love it.” By age seven I already understood the meaning of a long row to hoe. Two events shaped my early life. One was winning the job for quarterback on high school football team and second was attending the University of Alabama. The first put me in a position to learn basic leadership lessons and the other broadened my view of the world. In the early years, in addition to the family farm, I worked as a furniture assembler, lifeguard, paper boy, waiter, cookie salesman, and oil field roustabout. The middle years I worked as an owner and CEO of an insurance brokerage firm, University teacher, and talk show host. In my latest phase my work is to manage some real estate investments, B&B owner, author, speaker and coach. I enjoy learning and developing people. A new joy I happened on in the last few years is helping kids develop a love for tennis. If the right opportunity came along, I would consider leading an organization as a CEO. I enjoy developing leaders and my management style is to develop a series of relevant questions. These questions are asked and answered continuously in order to produce continuous improvement. My educational background is in Finance with a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. If you follow me on twitter or Facebook you might get a mix of social commentary, encouragement or the occasional random thought. If you would like to contact me to speak or design a workshop for your organization I would welcome the discussion. You can e-mail me at Claiborne.email@example.com or call me at 256-436-9990.
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I don't often read this type of book, so I wasn't sure what I'd get out of it. But right away, "The Power of Humility" spoke directly to me. The book discussed people's tendency -- MY tendency -- to compare my life against what I think others think it should be. The very first chapter addressed that problem -- and thus it was very meaningful to me. While not every chapter so directly met a personal need of mine, they all came with well-told stories as illustrations.
I was also pleased to see the interesting and lengthy transcript of an interview with Rosa Parks at the end of the book. The interview played into the book's theme of humility. But aside from that, what a handy resource on such a historic figure! It was completely unexpected, but such a treasure.
I was pleasantly surprised! While there are a number of biblical references, the impact on me was the stories that related to personal experiences. When I acted arrogantly (not humbly) the outcomes were generally not favorable. When I put my own well- being above others, relationships suffered. Through his personal stories, his experiences and his insight, Clay was able to connect with me and provoke a new perspective on relationships as well as a renewed reflection on personal experiences.
I read for entertainment but I also read to learn and acquire new perspectives for my personal growth. Clay's book "The Power of Humility" hit the mark for me and I would recommend it for anyone who is interested in building more powerful relationships
The book is several short chapters with discussion questions at the end of each one that would make it an excellent resource and guide for a personal or small group study. Easy to read and filled with scripture and examples, Clay's book will confirm those deep spiritual truths that we may already know yet have some difficulty in applying to our life on a routine basis and in all circumstances.
I highly recommend this book. Thanks, Clay, for putting this book together. This old world will be little bit better for it - I believe I will.
Sara Voorhies...Corporate Trainer/Motivational Speaker