Black Men Rock

10 Keys To Empower Black Men To Live Extraordinary Lives

Non-Fiction - Motivational
152 Pages
Reviewed on 02/18/2016
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Author Biography

Coach Michael Taylor is an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and radio show host who has dedicated his life to empowering men and women to reach their full potential. He knows first hand how to overcome adversity and build a rewarding and fulfilling life and he is sharing his knowledge and wisdom with others to support them in creating the life of their dreams.

He is no stranger to adversity and challenges. He was born in the inner city projects of Corpus Christi Texas to a single mother with six children. Although he dropped out of high school in the 11th grade, his commitment to living an extraordinary life supported him in defying the odds.

With persistence, patience and perseverance he was able to climb the corporate ladder of success and become a very successful mid-level manager of a multi-million dollar building supply center at the tender young age of 21. After approximately eight years, he was then faced with another set of challenges as he experienced the pain and humiliation of divorce, bankruptcy and foreclosure and found himself contemplating suicide
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Bankrupt and alone, he committed to rebuilding his life which propelled him to begin a 15 year inner journey of personal transformation which resulted in him discovering his true self and his passions for living. As a result, he is now happily married (13 years) and living his dream of living an extraordinary life while being in service to others. Through his books, lectures and radio program he now coaches others on how to become genuinely happy with their lives and live the lives they were born to live.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

In Black Men Rock: 10 Keys to Empower Black Men to Live Extraordinary Lives, author and motivational speaker Michael Taylor shares invaluable insights that can transform and enrich the lives, not only of black folk across the world, but of most people who are seekers and dreamers. In his no-nonsense style, the author challenges readers with ten insights, inviting them to take full responsibility over their lives and their dreams and to focus on their personal growth. In the heart of his message is the startling truth that only you are the sole architect of your dreams. Although the author puts a lot of stress on personal development, he cautions that our growth is an experience lived in the heart of a community, which is why building deep and meaningful relationships is one of the factors that will help readers to connect more intimately with their dreams.

Taylor is a very gifted writer with an uncanny ability to combine the art of storytelling with an evocative tone to deliver a message that uplifts and inspires readers. He writes with simplicity, a style that will undoubtedly appeal to a range of readers. It is interesting to see how the author draws inspiration from his personal experiences and from the day-to-day lives of people he meets to corroborate his points. Black Men Rock: 10 Keys to Empower Black Men to Live Extraordinary Lives is a clarion call to black men across the world to rise above their self-defeating mentality and embrace a culture of positive change. A highly recommended book for those who want to transform their lives.