"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
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Poignant words, whether you find them disheartening or humorous - or both. They were written over two centuries ago by US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Yet they're still applicable today. That's the awesome power of words. From the compelling - "Give me liberty or give me death!" - to the cliched - "Have a nice day!"Well-put, well-timed quotes have the power to change lives.
As Franklin alluded, life is indeed uncertain. It can be difficult, challenging, stressful, and downright depressing. It can also be joyous, enlightening, gratifying, and awe-inspiringly beautiful. Only by accepting all of life's possibilities can we fully appreciate life's highs and successfully survive its lows.
In his inaugural book, Joe Fermano, financial advisor, talk radio show host, inspirational speaker, devoted husband and father of three, seeks to inspire, motivate, and entertain readers. Through personal anecdotes and quotes culled from the famous, not-so-famous, and the anonymous from literally all walks of life and all over the world, Joe strives to help others help themselves. His personal credo is clear and uncomplicated:"Life is simple, you get what you give."
Through the power of words and personal insight, Joe guides readers through, literally, an alphabet of life experiences, including a chapter "Just for Kids." Tackling everything from "Adversity" and "Perseverance," to "Teamwork" and beyond, this book offers a veritable guide to living life to it's fullest.