The self-publishing author is a special breed. Dedicated, independent writers spend many hours, many weeks and months – and often many years – doling out little pieces of themselves onto the pages of their books. This week’s Spotlight author is a great example of that dedication.
Each week, we celebrate one of our successful authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week Outskirts Press proudly features David O’Conner, author of four self-help books that have been helping readers handle stress, abuse, self-improvement and inspiration for years.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David O’Conner is an experienced speaker, business owner, author, and family man who writes “airplane books”. These 100-150 page books can be read in a couple of hours. He has wrapped his brand of Southern humor around messages that address increasing personal productivity and reducing stress – called O’talks. These O’talks are used in his speeches, workshops, and one-on-one coaching. They accomplish David’s desire to deliver material that conveys a positive, instructive, and retainable message, while equipping the reader/audience with the tools to overcome their challenges with confidence and independence.
Weeds: Getting Your Past Out of Your Present
What factors from your past occupy your mindshare, guide your tendencies, and slow your progress toward being your best? Understanding the role our past plays in our lives is vital to finding a productive place to “put it” and proceed to the thriving lifestyle we deserve. Weeds will help you: 3 Recognize ANGST and the role it plays in your life 3 Learn how to FORGET REGRET and “Begin to Win” 3 Accept the need for CONFLICT and resolution 3 Institute PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE methods By embracing the many factors from our past that make us who we are, we can better control their impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. Too many people allow angst, regret, and fear of conflict inhibit their activities and their pursuit of richer, more rewarding lives. Sharpen your hoe and let’s deal with our Weeds . Weeds is the third book in a five book series on personal productivity.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 71 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 26, 2013)
Genre: SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
T4AC®: The Formula for Guaranteed Sales Success
Like it or not, we are all in sales. In our personal or professional lives, we are always selling something. T4AC® is a simple process that will allow you to wrap your style around four quick steps to success. Whether a new sales person or a seasoned professional, the process works for any person, any time, and in any situation.
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 77 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 24, 2014)
Genre: SELF-HELP / Abuse
Getting to A GOOD PLACE
Do you ever feel like the world is asking about taxes, college funds, retirement, investments, children, grandchildren and you want to scream, “Come on man, I’m just trying to get through TODAY!” Getting to a GOOD PLACE focuses on PLANNING, PREPARING, and PROTECTING a well balanced day; which will lead to higher productivity, independence and confidence. It takes a casual, conversational approach to taking life one day at a time, but taking every portion of every day seriously. The ultimate purpose of the book is to reduce the impact of stress, worry, and distractions and it gives proven processes that work for every vocation, no vocation, or even a vacation. Getting to a GOOD PLACE will empower you to take control of your day, every day. Everyone deserves to be in a GOOD PLACE.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 99 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 22, 2012)
Genre: SELF-HELP / Stress Management
“Don’t Give Away Your Power” is process driven guide, designed to build awareness of your existing POWER, backed by simple ways to “boost it” and increase your momentum. Unfortunately, many people just “give it away”. Power Boosters and Power Drainers all have these things in common: They are easy to understand They require no special skill, talent, or training to execute They are applicable to any sex, geography, age, or personality They can be implemented immediately, right now!!! Too many people allow their momentum to be controlled by others and settle for less than they deserve. Whether at home, work, or play – become more powerful toward your cause, TODAY!!! “Don’t Give Away Your POWER” is the second in a five book series of O’talks® dealing with personal productivity.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 109 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 14, 2012)
Genre: SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
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