Urban Xcellence: Unveiling Extraordinary Stories by Everyday People

Urban Xcellence: Unveiling Extraordinary Stories by Everyday People


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Is there a roadmap to success? The short answer is no, and that's okay! We all have a unique path to follow. It's our personal eXperiences that ultimately shape us into who we are and what we want out of life. Urban Xcellence explores the idea that not everyone's success looks the same, and what's more—it doesn't need to. The people around you are working and striving towards something different, and in Urban Xcellence, the shining examples from our community are highlighted and championed.Success is not eXclusive to the rich and famous, nor does it mean the same to everyone. Follow the unfinished journeys of 11 everyday people as they strive to make a difference in their own lives and their communities. Through their stories, let's create our definition of Xcellence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977235759
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/21/2020
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Malcom X. Bowser is a writer, curator, and founder of Urban X Podcast and UrbanX.nyc blog. As a Bronx native, he navigated his urban experience by being both book and street smart. He earned his B. A. in History from SUNY College at Old Westbury in 2015. He's been a contributing writer for the New York Trend publication and various blogs. He's woke, but he loves naps.Steve Canal is a Senior Marketing Executive, award-winning branding architect, author, and national motivational speaker. A self-proclaimed corporate-preneur, economic empowerment advocate, Steve serves as Principal and CEO of The Brand Executive (a digital platform that provides people with the tools to grow as entrepreneurs or successfully climb the corporate ladder by being CEO of their personal brand). As a native of New York and graduate of Fordham University, Steve has developed award winning corporate marketing strategies, creatively aligned companies with their target audiences and consulted entrepreneurs in strategic brand expansion. Canal has led consumer marketing initiatives for a diverse portfolio of brands including top Fortune 100 companies, Allstate Insurance Co., U.S. Army, American Airlines, and McDonald's and is now devoted to helping to change the way America enjoys beer as an Innovator for MillerCoors. Despite having an award-winning career that has garnered recognition from the likes of Forbes, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Inc Magazine, the Golden Trumpet Marketing Food & Beverage Award, Black Enterprise Modern Man of Distinction, National Urban League Corporate Circle Award, 100 Black Men, and more - it is Steve's core beliefs, family values and passion for growth that fuel his drive to achieve greatness.

Table of Contents

Dedication iii

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

Out of the Box 17

Inspired Yvette Victoria

The Power of Persistence 31

Inspired Dorian Drummond

Walking Pass the Doubt 47

Inspired Elijah Bowser

Truss Your Process 59

Inspired Andre Truss

Boss Up! 73

Inspired Anna Okolo

Never Turn the Dial on Your Dream 87

Inspired Ms. Diva

Reciprocate 99

Inspired Myiesha Taylor

"Because My Muva Said So" 109

Inspired Tia Monai

Strive to Thrive 123

Inspired Theresa Aristomene

Seize Your Moment 135

Inspired Maya Harris

Falling Forward 149

Inspired Marcus Rodgers

Define Xcellence 163

About the Author 169

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