"A Swift Kick in the Can'ts" reaches #1 on Amazon Kindle
The new book, by Elaina Zuker, author and business consultant, was just launched via a promotional campaign on KDP (as an e-book) and as a paperback. On the 2nd day of the promotion, the title achieved #1 status on the Amazon website.
A Swift Kick in the "Can'ts"
The New Peer Mentor Model for Success Now
by Elaina Zuker
Packed with simple and practical ideas, this is a "must read" if you want to "up" your game in today's world. The road to Success (in any endeavor) need not be a lonely or isolated one. This new book offers a unique system of support which combines the practices of barter, sharing and mentoring.
A Swift Kick in the "Can'ts" is a 21st Century version of age-old customs and practices.
Peer Mentoring is a powerful method for achieving Success in a focused, targeted and accelerated way, by providing support via a "Success Buddy" system, which anyone can create.
The book describes the historical and anthropological foundation for ideas and practices, beginning with the reciprocity customs of various tribes and clans (in a chapter contributed by anthropologist Dr. Gabriella Djerrahian), the custom and history of barter and the Zeitgeist of the current "Sharing Economy".
The practical "how-to" sections include a detailed section on Goals, plus identifying what Skills and Resources are required before forming a Peer Mentor contract to achieve real results.
In addition, there is information on "Where and How to Find a Peer Mentor", the criteria for choosing one, and "How to Communicate with your Peer Mentor" to coach and advise the reader on how to make this relationship a successful one.
If you want to increase your productivity, enhance your earning power, achieve your goals, and reach more overall success in your life (whether measured in money, expertise, or relationships)
About the author:
A seasoned businesswoman, educator, speaker, author and entrepreneur, Elaina Zuker has held executive positions in publishing, higher education and communications.
She is the author of five books, including bestseller Seven Secrets of Influence which has been translated into four languages and was published in India last year.
Ms. Zuker's consulting clients include: Avon Products, American Express, American Management Association, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chiron Corporation, Citibank, IBM, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, MCI, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Sheraton Corporation, Syntex Pharmaceuticals and many other Fortune 500 Companies.
Ms. Zuker conducts seminars in the U.S. and internationally on Influence, Assertiveness, Leadership, Creative Problem Solving, Goal Setting and Time Management.
She recently was honored by her alma mater, NYU/New York Polytechnic University, with the Alumni Achievement Award for her outstanding accomplishments in business, education and entrepreneurship. She has consulted with executives and taught seminars in hundreds of major corporations in the U.S. and internationally.
Elaina created and has used the Peer Mentor process with audiences and groups all over the world, as a learning accelerator, as a success technique and as a model for collaboration. Now she is delighted to bring those ideas to a wider audience with the introduction of the new book A Swift Kick in the Can'ts.
Praise for A Swift Kick in the Can'ts
"It takes the old notion of mentoring and places it squarely within the context of today's cultural norms and values. This book is long overdue. I will be recommending it to my students, my colleagues, my readers and my friends." — Raymond Nadeau, CEO, Living Brands Living Media Communications
"Smart ideas on peer mentoring and easy to use suggestions for identifying skills and goal setting. The book is written in accessible and easily understandable language – as exemplified by the title itself." — Dr. Leslie Faerstein
"I recommend this book to anyone who wants to advance their career and build lasting relationships with smart and interesting people." — Molly Sutherland
"Elaina has written another practical and powerful book to help get better results in the business world. As an owner/operator business, I sometimes wish I could have a coach or a mentor by my side to guide me, offer me the skills I don't have and motivate me to get going on my next project or make that difficult phone call. A Swift Kick in the Can'ts does just that – and a lot more. I especially liked the exercises and the 'how to' details she provides. I've already started on my search for a Peer Mentor." — Marcia
"I read it from cover to cover and just loved it. It was interesting, factual and easy to grasp. Honestly it gave ME a kick in the can'ts. In my over thirty-year real estate career I have worked in partnerships and 'mentoring' relationships with many other professionals and to mutual benefit. For some of them it would have been useful to have had Elaina's model and 'contract' ideas to clarify those relationships!"
"I read A Swift Kick in the Can'ts after hearing Elaina Zuker speak at a workshop in New York City. The idea of peer mentoring was new to me. This book is a breeze with a thought provoking premise. Elaina points out that as we intuitively and organically move more and more towards a sharing economy, the individualistic 'by my bootstraps' ideology/myth has run its course and we are starting to be more honest and explicit about the fact that we rely on a network of friends and contacts for our successes …" — Shindy Johnson