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A wonderful mix of heartfelt life experiences with touching stories and inspiring quotes that cause one to stop to think about what is really important in life.
Glenna Norvelle, President/CEO Denver Kids, Inc. Denver, CO

 

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128x210_2nd_edition_mini_3dfailure-is-not-fatal-success-is-not-coincidental-life-is-a-journey-filled-with-adventureWhat would you do if you were ready to embark on your latest adventure, a sailing trip off the coast of Australia, and you discover an email inviting you to give the commencement address at your high school, half a world away in Texas in one week? Most people would immediately dismiss the possibility as totally impractical; for Lynn McLeod, it was another potential adventure…

Meet and grow up with Lynn Garrett McLeod. Abandoned by her birth mother at nine months old, taken by the welfare authorities, and later kidnapped by her father and grandfather to bring her home, she’s the perfect model for someone who feels that life is too difficult, just not fair and mostly, the pits.

You will cheer her journey as she acquires an education, achieves success in the business world against the odds of her chaotic upbringing, and becomes a world-class adventurer, exploring the wilds of Africa and surviving a near-death experience while backpacking in Argentina. Success is not a birthright… Find your passion, live your dream…Education was the pathway to the quality of life that I enjoy…Give yourself permission to fail; you haven’t stopped breathing yet…

 

REVIEWS

K. Brown – Atlanta, GA

Truly a great read. We have all read how-to books on success and this is not that book! This is one person’s journey and way of looking at life that inspires you to look for the best and seize every opportunity before you, as you never know the outcome. When I finished the book in less than 24 hours, my mind was already thinking about my true passions, how things aren’t quite as bad as they sometimes seem and how thankful I am for the people and experiences in my life. I am looking forward to more Lynn’s Notes and hope she does a photo journal book of her travels – the website pictures are amazing!
2016-08-21T17:51:01+00:00
Truly a great read. We have all read how-to books on success and this is not that book! This is one person’s journey and way of looking at life that inspires you to look for the best and seize every opportunity before you, as you never know the outcome. When I finished the book in less than 24 hours, my mind was already thinking about my true passions, how things aren’t quite as bad as they sometimes seem and how thankful I am for the people and experiences in my life. I am looking forward to more Lynn’s Notes and hope she does a photo journal book of her travels – the website pictures are amazing!

Kurt L. Moore, Branson Entertainment Reviewer Branson, MO

This book, by Lynn McLeod should be required reading in every school and for every person below the age of forty in America. It tells of one woman’s journey from small town America to the boardrooms of giant corporations. It is an inspiring travelogue that is fascinating to read and allows one’s imagination to run free. It allows one the freedom to dream and to believe in one’s self. That is how success is truly achieved.
2016-08-21T17:51:42+00:00
This book, by Lynn McLeod should be required reading in every school and for every person below the age of forty in America. It tells of one woman’s journey from small town America to the boardrooms of giant corporations. It is an inspiring travelogue that is fascinating to read and allows one’s imagination to run free. It allows one the freedom to dream and to believe in one’s self. That is how success is truly achieved.

Glenna Norvelle, President/CEO Denver Kids, Inc. – Denver, CO

A wonderful mix of heartfelt life experiences with touching stories and inspiring quotes that cause one to stop to think about what is really important in life.
2016-08-21T17:52:20+00:00
A wonderful mix of heartfelt life experiences with touching stories and inspiring quotes that cause one to stop to think about what is really important in life.

Judith Briles, Author – The Confidence Factor

Every student, every career, and every relationship have its ups and downs. From Simms to Zanzibar is a no-holds-barred journey where author Lynn McLeod is not only your guide, she becomes your coach, confidant, and visionary. A terrific read for both enjoyment and solid information in getting to the reader’s next step, whatever it may be.
2016-08-21T17:53:06+00:00
Every student, every career, and every relationship have its ups and downs. From Simms to Zanzibar is a no-holds-barred journey where author Lynn McLeod is not only your guide, she becomes your coach, confidant, and visionary. A terrific read for both enjoyment and solid information in getting to the reader’s next step, whatever it may be.

Lisa Hudgeons, Principal of James Bowie High School – Simms, TX

If you came from a small school and a place where resources were limited but heart and soul were not, what would you say to a group of graduating seniors? From Simms to Zanzibar is a reflection on a journey from graduation to personal success and a tribute to those who helped along the way. It’s the perfect gift.

2016-08-21T17:54:48+00:00
If you came from a small school and a place where resources were limited but heart and soul were not, what would you say to a group of graduating seniors? From Simms to Zanzibar is a reflection on a journey from graduation to personal success and a tribute to those who helped along the way. It’s the perfect gift.

Kevin Francis, President, Surgical Direct, Inc. – St. Louis, MO

Excellent advice for anyone, especially someone that is just graduating from high school or college. The bonus is that it provides strategic and helpful advice for anyone who may be “lost” in a career.

2016-08-21T17:54:10+00:00
Excellent advice for anyone, especially someone that is just graduating from high school or college. The bonus is that it provides strategic and helpful advice for anyone who may be “lost” in a career.

Lisa Albro, Coordinator of College Counseling Xavier High School – New York, NY

Here on the “front lines” of secondary education, I spend my days helping students search for colleges and carve out career paths. Lynn McLeod’s experience and advice are priceless to students like mine who need to learn by example about tenacity, motivation and achievement in a world where doing things the easy way is all too common.
2016-08-21T17:53:37+00:00
Here on the “front lines” of secondary education, I spend my days helping students search for colleges and carve out career paths. Lynn McLeod’s experience and advice are priceless to students like mine who need to learn by example about tenacity, motivation and achievement in a world where doing things the easy way is all too common.