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Interview with the author of The Highest Level of Greatness

Here are the questions that are answered in this informal interview with the author of The Highest Level of Greatness:

 

  1. First thing first, do you really think that everyone can become great?
  2. Why then many unable to attain greatness?
  3. When did you first recognize this truth about everyone is greatness material?
  4. What actions did you take immediately?
  5. How did people around you respond?
  6. I’ve to ask you this. You wrote a book on greatness. Have you achieved greatness?
  7. Your country is one of the poorest. How do you talk about greatness while millions are starved and in need of food?
  8. You make it as if becoming great is an easy task? Is it?
  9. What makes this book unique?
  10. Is there anything you would like to add?

To read the press release, click here…

If you would like to check out the Table of Content, click here…

You can order the Kindle and Print versions of the book from Amazon.

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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Questions that took me more than 2 decades to answer

“For more than two decades, I’ve been asking:

1. What is greatness?

2. How do we measure greatness?

3. Why have only a few achieved greatness?

4. How did those few unleash their greatness? In other words, was there a pattern the great ones adopted, which if we follow, it could enable us to unchain our greatness?

5. Can anyone attain greatness? If yes, why then are the vast majority unable to realize greatness?

6. Are all greatness types equal? If not, which greatness should we seek?

7. What are some of the lessons we can learn from the great ones to unleash our greatness in our unique ways? Many more questions.

Finding answers to these questions took more time than I initially anticipated. The first three questions were relatively easy. The last four took the lion’s share of my time.

I don’t regret the time and energy I invested throughout this sacred but protracted journey. It enriched my life tremendously. I’ve grown enormously…”

Taken from ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’ book. You can read more about the book by click here…

To read the press release, click here…

If you would like to check out the Table of Content, click here…

You can order the Kindle and Print versions of the book from Amazon.

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

In order to get updates, future excerpts, and related events, follow us on social media by going to the top right corner of this page. You may also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get alerts when we upload video clips. You may also subscribe to our newsletter for free:

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Two presentations on the latest 2 books on Nov 25th

I’ll be speaking twice for 15 minutes each on Nov 25, 2017, at Residence Inn Springfield (6412 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150) based on my book Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success. The theme of the presentation is ‘Present Like a Pro’.

Synopsis:
Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear amongst most people, outranking flying, snakes, insects, and even death. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person’s career, business, and leadership. While public speaking can be a nerve-wracking experience, it can be extremely beneficial to boost our confidence and in turn succeed in our career, social engagements, and businesses. Public speaking is a life skill, which we all need to develop. Whether speaking in front of groups, conducting meetings, speaking at a conference, lecturing for the first time, or addressing the media, improving our presentation skill empowers us to deliver our message with confidence, capture the attention of our audience, increase our credibility, influence our audience and win them over our side, and create impact. In his presentation ‘Speak Like a pro’, which is taken from his book ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’, Assegid Habtewold will give you great tips and approaches that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable.

For details such as location and where to get tickets, check out the attached flyer…

Note: I’m not sure whether some copies of my latest book ‘The Highest Level of Greatness‘ will be available but I’ll make sure to bring some copies of ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’. By the way, in this holiday season, this book is a great gift to your professional, community leader, and business owner friends, relatives, and colleagues. It is a small investment that will definitely transform their lives, career, and business…

 

Press Release: The Highest Level of Greatness (New Book)

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New book claims that we all are greatness material

The Highest Level of Greatness: Purpose-oriented, vision-centered, and values-driven greatness by Assegid Habtewold is now available. The author asserts that we all are greatness material. He declares that since each individual is packed with unlimited potential, attaining greatness in one’s lifetime is his or her birthright.

Silver Spring, MD, November 15, 2017 (Success Pathways Press)This work is the culmination of more than two decades of research, observations, and reflections. The book begins by answering some fundamental questions such as: What is greatness? How do we measure greatness? Why have only a few achieved greatness? How did those few unleash their greatness? Was there a pattern the great ones adopted, which if we follow, it could enable us to unchain our greatness? Can anyone attain greatness? Are all greatness types equal? What are some of the lessons we can learn from the great ones to unleash our greatness in our unique ways?

When he was asked why he wrote on such a grander theme, Dr. Habtewold revealed: “Whether we would like to admit it or not, we all desire to be great. It’s ingrained in our DNA. Deep inside, we know that we’re greatness material. By any means possible, every one of us strives to succeed. We all have a craving within to become better and at the end of the day achieve greatness.” He further pointed out, “Unfortunately, throughout history, very few turned their aspiration into reality and realized greatness. What is more? Even among those who became great, many achieved unfulfilling greatness based on pure luck, inheritance or their exceptional gifts and talent plus sheer willpower by working hard. Of course, there were also a few who attained ‘greatness’ through brute force, corruption, and other illegal and indecent means. Thus, I decided to demystify greatness so as to inspire ordinary individuals to believe in themselves and the potential they carry to accomplish extraordinary things. I also came up with a framework to help them climb the ladder of greatness until they attain the highest level of greatness.

Concerning what make The Highest Level of Greatness unique, he enlisted a few reasons that differentiate it from other similar books. He said, “This book:

  • Shares three benefits of discovering one’s unique purpose.
  • Explains the trio roles of envisioning the accomplishment of purpose plays.
  • Identifies the triple reasons why discovering our unique core values and demonstrating an unwavering commitment is necessary to attain the highest form of greatness.
  • Narrates the stories of great individuals from diverse cultures such as Mother Teresa, Jesus Christ, Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Moses, Nelson Mandela, Joan of Arc, Viktor Frankl, and so on. From these great stories, readers could be able to learn on how the great ones discovered their purpose, envisioned, demonstrated an unwavering commitment to their core values, and apply the lessons in their own lives and organizations.
  • Describes what leading a purpose-oriented, vision-centered, and values-driven life, relationships, organization (s), and leadership look like.
  • And more.”

When he was asked about whether greatness is for everybody, he responded: “Because of the unlimited potential packed within each person, attaining greatness should have been the norm, not an oddity. The great ones we all admire were where we’re today. Regardless of our educational background, social status, ethnicity, race, age, and gender, we are built to manifest greatness. We’re designed to unleash our greatness, which is chained within each one of us.” He further noted, “Notwithstanding who you are and where you’re in life right now, this book is written for you. As you read this book, you could be obscure in the eyes of others. Nobody knows you. As of today, you may be at the bottom of the hierarchy in your community, organization, and nation. When you look around you, you may not see any sign that resembles any form of greatness. Regardless, you’re a candidate to become one of the great world changers.”

In this book, the author encourages you to seek the highest level of greatness based on discovering your unique purpose, envisioning the accomplishment of your purpose, and showing an unwavering commitment to those values that define you, advance your purpose, and protect your vision from abortion or stillbirth. He wrote, “Not all greatness types are equal. Greatness has levels. Those who achieved the highest form of greatness led a purpose-oriented, vision-centered, and values-driven lifestyle. They changed the world, put a dent in the history of humanity, and left an enduring legacy. You too can achieve the highest form of greatness, and this book shares with you great insights and stories of many great individuals.”

Book Information:
Title: The Highest Level of Greatness
Subtitle: Purpose-oriented, vision-centered, and values-driven greatness
Author: Assegid Habtewold
Publisher: Success Pathways Press
ISBN (print): 978-1-947524-01-9
ISBN (Kindle): 978-1-947524-03-3
Published: November 2017
Pages: 188
Genre: Self Help, Personal Development, and Leadership
To download the first few chapters of the book for free, click this link…

About The Author:
Dr. Assegid Habtewold is a coach, speaker, and trainer at Success Pathways, LLC. He serves diverse clients including some government agencies, major corporations, and community organizations. He is the author of three books. His latest book is entitled ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’.

Here is a brief video clip message of the author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLsD5h0rVJ4

You can order both the Kindle and Print versions of the book from Amazon.

For more information, review copies, or interviews, please contact:

Assegid Habtewold
P.O. Box 10136
Silver Spring, MD 20914
Email: Assegid@successpws.com or assegidh@gmail.com
Tel: 703-895-4551
Website: http://www.successpws.com

 

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Every creation has a unique purpose- You too!

Below is an excerpt from my upcoming book:

“…The universe is a purposeful one. Everything in this universe was created for a specific reason. That was why Sir John Templeton asked cynically, Would it not be strange if a universe without purpose accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with purpose?” There is nothing in this finely tuned universe that exists without a definite purpose.

Each individual is created with a unique purpose to manifest greatness. However, this greatness is tied with his unique purpose. One’s true greatness, therefore, should begin by admitting this fact and taking responsibility to discover and pursue his unique purpose.

Filipino nationalist and polymath Jose Rizal took responsibility when he said, “As God has not made anything useless in this world, as all beings fulfill obligations or a role in the sublime drama of Creation, I cannot exempt from this duty.” He believed, “And small though it be, I too have a mission to fill, as for example: alleviating the sufferings of my fellowmen.” You too; what so ever small you may think your reason for existence, you have a unique place in the universe. You were born for a specific purpose. Humanity in particular, and the universe at large won’t be complete without you playing your unique part. Your generation won’t be fulfilled without you pursuing and fulfilling the reason for your existence.

If in case you’re skeptical about this ‘everything has a unique purpose’ thing, let me help you a little. Within every creation, there is a coded purpose. Some of the codes are easy to decode, others aren’t. If we don’t know the very reason why a thing exists doesn’t nullify its original purpose. If we haven’t yet known the very purpose of a thing, it only shows our inability to discover it as of yet. We’re not yet able to decode its reason for existence. That is it!

The same is true if you’ve not yet discovered your purpose. Don’t give up. Make a decision today to discover your purpose. Otherwise, the alternative is not pretty. Failure to identify the reason for your existence leads to insignificance, not to greatness…”

Taken from the book ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’. You can read more about the book by click here…

To read the press release, click here…

If you would like to check out the Table of Content, click here…

You can order the Kindle and Print versions of the book from Amazon.

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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2- Hour Workshop on ‘Present like a pro’

I joined Toastmasters (TM) in 2009. I benefited tremendously from this outstanding organization and its leadership. If you saw me speak back then, you wouldn’t believe it’s now that the same guy 🙂 Because of TM and my mentors, I’ve come a long way. Not only I’m now speaking well, I coach supervisors and managers to have high impact communication from the stage.

On Nov 9th, I’m going to facilitate a 2-hour workshop entitled ‘Present like a pro’. It’s a very practical workshop where I’m going to share:

  • Latest facts and statistics,
  • Demonstrations,
  • Video clips, and
  • Practicing opportunities for a few volunteers who would like to practice and get feedback to take their presentation ability to the next level.

Click this link to watch this < 3 min video clip to learn the learning objectives of a one-day workshop that I provide to my clients on the same theme. The contents of this 2- Hour workshop are taken from this workshop.

If you are available that day, and if you live and work in Rockville area, you should attend this Joint Open House organized by five Toastmasters clubs in the area.

One stone two birds:

  1. You learn how to present like a pro plus
  2. Hear from TM’s leadership, and ask questions so that you could be able to join one of the clubs where you may practice what you are going to learn that day.

Don’t miss this opportunity! For more info, check the attached flyer.

I’ll also make some copies of my latest book ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’ available…

Press Release: A boot camp style 2-day intensive workshop on Sep 2 – 3 2017

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A boot camp style 2-day intensive workshop based on the top12 soft skills that make or break one’s success

The author of ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success: 12 soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others successfully’, Dr. Assegid Habtewold is scheduled to facilitate a 2-day boot camp style workshop on September 2 – 3, 2017 in downtown Silver Spring, MD. The workshop is designed to equip you with latest insights, processes, and tools that empower you to develop your soft skills and in turn take your life, career, and business to the next level.

Silver Spring, MD, August 25, 2017 (Success Pathways) Do you want to increase your self-awareness? Do you desire to control your emotions? Are you struggling to manage your time and energy? Is it hard for you to solve problems smartly and make tough decisions? Do you aspire to take your communication ability to the next level? Is it challenging for you to turn conflicts into opportunities? Are you leaving great stuff on the negotiation table? Do you want to lead change artfully and smoothly? Well, you need to attend the upcoming workshop on September 2 – 3, 2017 in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

For your information, research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center revealed, “85% of job success comes from having well‐developed soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills).”  Unfortunately, many professionals, business owners, supervisors, managers, and leaders over depend on their technical expertise. They neglect to develop their soft skills proactively, and thus, they pay dire prices individually and cause havoc in their organizations. Common workplace complaints such as high turnover, conflict, and low productivity many companies experience come down to lack of certain soft skills.

This 2-day boot camp style intensive workshop is based on the newly published book entitled “Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success.” The top 12 soft skills that are covered in the book are industry and culture neutral. Regardless of your profession and cultural background, it equips you to take your life, career, and business to the next height.  The workshop is highly interactive, dynamic, engaging, filled with small and large group discussions, and demonstrations. It’s based on adult learning principles.

Whether you are looking for a job that matches your qualification, start a new career, open a business, advance in your career, expand your business, or a supervisor/manager who would like to get along with diverse stakeholders and lead your team successfully, don’t miss this boot camp style workshop.

Information:

Title: 2-Day Intensive Workshop on the top 12 Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success

Dates: Saturday, September 02 – Sunday, September 03, 2017.

Fee: 300 USD/Person (Only 20 participants per batch. First come, first served)

Facilitator: Assegid Habtewold

Websitehttp://www.successpws.com

Video Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT0a-hFoWOc

Contact InfoEmailAssegid@successpws.com or assegidh@gmail.com Tel: 703-895-4551

About The Author and facilitator:

Assegid Habtewold is a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer at Success Pathways, LLC. He has over two decades of leadership experience and has been empowering leaders from diverse industries on themes that are covered in this book. He has diverse professional background: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s in Computer Science, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership. He frequently blogs and facilitates workshops on the 12 soft skills discussed in this book for some government agencies and major corporations. 

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Aug 26- Empower the Community Weekend- Presentation on Soft Skills

On August 26, 2017, I’m scheduled to present on soft skills twice (@1: 30 pm and 3: 30 pm) for 30 minutes each on soft skills. This is a great event filled with outstanding speakers and jam-packed programs. If you’re in the metro area, don’t miss it. For detail including to purchase your ticket, schedule, location, and so on., visit www.empowercw.com

 

Upcoming Events on Soft Skills:

  1. Guest FacilitatorOrganizer: 21st C Community. Event: Weekly Career Success Webinars. Dates: August 16, 23, and 30, 2017. Time: 9 – 10 pm EST. To sign-up and attend the webinars, go to this page: https://icattnet.adobeconnect.com/r1ftzpeisab/The audio recording of August 16, 2017, webinar on soft skills. Part 2 is on Aug 23 @ 9 pm EST: Part I- Increasing Self-awareness
  2. Facilitating a 2-day workshopOrganizer: Sholla Corporation. Event: 2-day boot camp style intensive workshop. Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 2 – 3, 2017. Time: 9 – 5 pm. Place: For more, check out this link: http://successpws.com/?page_id=2409

 

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Interview with Charles Britt on Soft Skills

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Report on the 2-hr workshop on soft skills

The workshop on August 19th was very successful. Within 2-hr, participants could be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of soft skills for their career success
  • Which soft skills are vital to develop personal mastery, get along with and lead others
  • Got some latest insights, tools, stories to them work on their soft skills
  • And more.

The workshop was held at Sholla, downtown Silver Spring, for the company’s current students, trainers, and alumni. Here is a YouTube photo slideshow to watch some of the pics taken from the event: https://youtu.be/lJCraYwUyjw

 

The next big event you shouldn’t miss is the 2-day boot camp style workshop on the top 12 soft skills based on the recently published book “Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success”. For more, check this page: http://successpws.com/?page_id=2409

By the way, we have so many requests for sponsorship. Many immigrants who cannot afford to pay for the event are asking for help. If you would like to sponsor one or more participants to this life transforming event, please reach out to us.