Go Get Yours by Ivan James
A Wake Up Call to Today's Generation and Tomorrow's Future

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There is no one blueprint to success, but there are millions who are considered successful. Go Get Yours is designed to develop the drive and encouragement one needs to become a success. Nothing is more powerful than the minds of our young people. The purpose of this book is to impact the minds of our young people to go out and strive as high as possible.

Go Get Yours is a wake-up call to students and even the parents of today's generation. This book reminds us that it's still cool to seek brilliance at a time when popular culture preaches negativity. In twelve chapters, James provides the motivation for anyone seeking to exercise their potential.

Chapters devoted towards education, staying focused, having a plan, and no excuses are geared to uplift each reader. Go Get Yours is a guaranteed must read!

About Ivan James

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Ivan James was raised in the diverse area of Pensacola, FL. As a talented basketball player in the city of Pensacola, Ivan focused on becoming thebest at an early age. He was recognized as a talented athlete and scholar in the classroom. While Ivan made progress in his activities, so many ofhis promising peers began to scatter along the way."At a young age, I noticed so many of my friends that had the ability to do great things. I played with kids who had the potential to go to the NBAand NFL. I sat next to kids who had the brains to become engineers, lawyers or any profession that they chose. The biggest element missing in theirlives was discipline. I have no doubt that a lot of people I knew along the way could be in much better positions today. Discipline would haveprevented so many from slipping into activities that would harm their future."Realizing his potential in academics and entertainment, Ivan continued to work hard. His efforts awarded him the chance to receive an education atFlorida A&M University. It was in college that he discovered how many doors are open when you work hard and focus. The opportunity to go tocollege provided Ivan with higher learning, as well as a network of driven individuals seeking to be successful in the world."One of the biggest benefits of going to college is having the chance to see other young people with a passion to succeed. A person might be born withthe determination for excellence, but college is one of the best places for you to nurture that determination. College provides you with theopportunity to build relationships that can benefit you then, as well as along the way."Before receiving his degree in Business Administration in 2006, Ivan created the EMG Foundation. The birth of the foundation sparked even more of adesire for the young man to think of ways to aid his peers on their path to excellence. The idea behind the foundation was to provide financialassistance to students who receive non-paid internships in the entertainment industry.With such a passion and dedication to help others achieve their potential, it was only a matter of time before he decided to publish a book. Go GetYours is a combination of experiences and messages received by James and re-delivered to the youth of today and tomorrow. Below, James explains hisneed to write the book, Go Get Yours.People have asked me all the time, why write a book? My response is always the same; I have something to say. When I was younger I thought aboutbeing a rapper until I realized one thing, I don't rap. By writing a book, I'm able to deliver messages that I would have wanted to say in my music.Writing this book allowed me to address concerns and issues that can't be addressed in music. I saw this book as an opportunity to inform and inspireyoung people to accomplish their goals.In his own words, Ivan managed to observe his surroundings and noticed bad choices that many of his peers made along the way. Rather than continue topursue a hobby, sport or schoolwork, his peers began to go in the wrong directions. Several friends never reached their potential or utilized theirGod given talents. After years of watching so many peers fall short of success, Ivan chose to take a stand and help others realize how bright theirfuture can be.The attempt to better our young people is one that Ivan James feels will never be fulfilled. Until we find a way to control the issues affecting theprogress of young people, James believes that each young person will always find an excuse. These issues such as poverty, single-parent households,drug abuse, fatherless homes, teen pregnancy and more must become controlled. So many of these problems can be resolved if we choose to start a newtrend, which is to think before we go forth with our actions.Ivan developed and released Go Get Yours as a way to encourage today's generation to make choices that will only improve their future, not tarnish it.Previous generations may have left our young people t
Published July 21, 2011 by Authorhouse. 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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