Tampa Business Woman and Author Offering $10,000 Reward for Ambitious Goal Setters
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Successful entrepreneur and author, Vonda White, has released Success Against the Odds(TM), a book which shares her secret to success and offers readers a chance to win $10,000 for following their dreams. Success Against the Odds features the stories of several well-known people in addition to White, who have overcome great obstacles to achieve success. Through the One Year Challenge, White invites readers to work on their goals for one year and share their accomplishments. Several will be awarded monetary prizes of $1,000, and the one with the most inspiring story will be awarded the grand prize of $10,000.
“I’m excited to give hope to those who are struggling,” says White. “I’ve been there. I know the feelings of hopelessness and despair. This book helps you make a plan to overcome the odds and live the life you’ve always dreamed of. And with the possibility of winning $10,000, many people will have that extra incentive to live their dreams.”
Every school day, about 7,000 students decide to drop out of school – a total of 1.2 million students each year – and only about 70 percent of entering high school freshmen graduate every year. Without a high school diploma, young people are less likely to succeed in the workforce. Statistics show that school dropouts are more likely to be involved with criminal activity. If they are exposed to the possibilities of improving their life, they have a chance of breaking this cycle.
“I was once in their shoes,” says author Vonda White. “I would collect soda bottles to get the deposit money in order to buy shampoo. We all have the power to improve our lives. We don’t need to be a statistic; we need to be the solution by teaching our children how to goal set and be the best they can be and to believe in them. We can change our nation – we can change a generation into something strong!”
The book, which recently received the Editor’s Choice Award and the Rising Star Award, also comes with the accompanying Success Against the Odds(TM) Planner, a workbook to work on your daily goals, weekly and monthly, to turn dreams into reality.
Success Against the Odds(TM), which focuses on achieving success regardless of your circumstances, features several amazing stories of such people as Debbie Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, Rich De Vos of Amway, Brian Scudamore of 1-800-Got-Junk, and many others. In addition to telling her story, White gives readers advice on setting and reaching their goals.
Also, beginning this month, infomercials will air in markets nationwide. The 30-minute spots feature the real-life stories of some of those whom White shares their stories in her book. The infomercial, shot in Tampa, Orlando, St. Pete, Aspen, and Canada, offers a glimpse inside the book and the realities it delivers. It can also be viewed at http://www.SuccessAgainsttheOdds.com/video
More information can be obtained at http://www.SuccessAgainstTheOdds.com
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