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    The Powers by Mark Erwin

    Mark Erwin

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The Powers

by: Mark Erwin
5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
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12 Principles to Transform Your Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

The Powers is written for people who have a drive to become highly successful in their chosen field of endeavor. Throughout this book you will meet many who came from ordinary backgrounds to achieve extraordinary things in a variety of pursuits. They came from different circumstances with a wide range of gifts as well as many personal limitations.

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Ambassador Erwin has served on the boards of over thirty-five civic, charitable, and educational organizations. He was an Adjunct Professor at the Business School of Winthrop University for several years. He received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Winthrop University as well as the “Order of the Long Leaf Pine” from the Governor of North Carolina. Mark was also ordained as a Minister of the Methodist Church. Over the years he has been awarded several honorary knighthoods. An author, his books include Life’s Lessons: Lines of Wisdom from a Faithful Stream, and Headed Home: Providences of Laughter, Love and Joy, both of which he co-authored with renowned artist Bob Timberlake, and The Practical Ambassador: A Common Sense Guide for United States Ambassadors, which became part of the curriculum of the Foreign Service Institute at the State Department. His memoir, An Unlikely Journey is based on his personal story of overcoming early disaster to pursue a life filled with adventure and success. Mark’s newest release, The Powers: 12 Principles to Transform Your Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary will provide readers with insight into recognizing the powers within them and how to use these powers to achieve extraordinary results in their chosen paths. The book also provides many examples of ordinary people who have harnessed their own powers to achieve the extraordinary. He and his wife, Joan, maintain a residence in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa and four grandchildren, Della, Lila, Virginia and Thomas Erwin Highsmith. When not working, Mark is an avid golfer and also enjoys world travels.
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About This Book
Overview

It’s time to discover your powers.

The Powers is written for people who have a drive to become highly successful in their chosen field of endeavor. Throughout this book you will meet many who came from ordinary backgrounds to achieve extraordinary things in a variety of pursuits. They came from different circumstances with a wide range of gifts as well as many personal limitations. All have experienced failure and some were serial failures. The Powers they discovered within themselves are the same Powers Erwin has identified and discusses. Through study, they can become your Powers.

While everyone has different dreams and goals, they also possess their own set of Powers, even if some are hidden deep within. Erwin has found that intellectual curiosity, developing a grand vision, setting clear goals, practicing persistence, and other concepts included in this book are common traits among the most successful people. After years of studying works by great authors such as Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, and Dale Carnegie, befriending highly successful people, and exploring an experimental learning style, Erwin has found common traits that not only create success but also allow one to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

Mark Erwin has mentored hundreds of people, both young and old, and has collected life-changing lessons throughout his journey that brought him from a sixteen-year-old in a jail cell to a multimillionaire before he was forty. In The Powers, he shares personal stories, philosophical and practical advice, and a one-of-a-kind collection of wisdom and insights from some of the most successful people in history, many of whom are friends.

This book creates the blueprint for you to become exceptionally successful and maps out how using the Powers, in combination with your unique personality and emotional intelligence, will help you stand out and make a difference in whatever area you choose to pursue.

Read and re-read this book and your true path for success on your terms will be revealed, and you will know exactly how to make your dreams come true.




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    5 out of 5

    Thank you for writing The Powers! So many insightful nuggets that are helping me transform into the successful person I want to be!

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    5 out of 5

    n “The Powers” author Mark Erwin has harnessed the “wisdom of the ages” by telling the stories of some of the world’s most interesting and successful people; while detailing the values and character traits that brought them success. This should be required reading for all students entering their senior year of high school!

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    5 out of 5

    I just finished The Powers and wanted to let you know how encouraging it is. I will read it again and again. The chapter entitled The Power of Words spoke loudest to me. Thank you!

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    5 out of 5

    Mark Erwin is inspirational in person and more so in his book of wisdom garnered over his lifetime. I bought a copy for my grandson and wish I had read this when I was his age. If you follow his principles you can’t help but be successful and a better person. Particularly wonderful for young people to read.

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    5 out of 5

    I found the section on mentors to be very interesting. In the book you mentioned that your grandfather made an impression on you, but he passed away before you were born…the same as mine. In spite of that, I’ve learned a great deal of things from him.

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    5 out of 5

    Mark Erwin has shared the key powers that have made him successful, both financially and personally. He overcame adversity using these powers and clearly illustrates how others can enjoy more success and satisfaction. You cannot afford to not read his work!

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    5 out of 5

    Remarkable book reflecting the positive mind of the author and how to develop that same energy and mission. This is for the 1% of Doers, as he states, and maybe bring the Observers up to a new level of achievement. Mark Erwin is an outstanding servant to our society.

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    5 out of 5

    Grab a pen and underline Mark Erwin’s book THE POWERS and start NOW unleashing the extraordinary power you never knew you had.
    The author shares with us the principles of the 12 powers he practiced and focused on to achieve his goal of becoming a millionaire by age 37 and a multimillionaire before age 50.
    As each of these principles are explored you will probably recognize you have these same powers but have never really used them. THE POWERS inspires you to take a good look at yourself TODAY and start experiencing the passionate and fulfilling life you were meant to enjoy.

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    5 out of 5

    Easy read, good format, motivational and inspiring, and with key action points… I read it over a weekend when I usually don’t take that kind of time for reading. And I read to the last page which I often do not so for me that is a strong recommendation in itself. This book motivated me to get back to a book project I dropped a year or so ago and for that I am very grateful to Mr. Erwin.

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    5 out of 5

    This is a great, easy-reading book that combines the lessons of some of the great authors, leaders, mentors combined with Mark Erwin’s own experience and wisdom. It’s a book you’ll want to read with a highlighter. Read it and put it to work.

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    5 out of 5

    I borrowed this book from my employer and literally could not put it down once I started reading it, It’s a quick easy read, inspirational, motivational, and at times humorous. Loved his presidential quotes and others. His principles and suggestions for success in business and in life are powerful and sensible. I feel this is a great read especially for so many young people today who are struggling to find who they are and to help figure their purpose in life. I am ordering this book for my grandson.

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    5 out of 5

    To me the Powers lays out a very effective framework for creating a successful life and career. The author, Mark Erwin, has overcome some very challenging issues from his youth to become an enormous success in his personal life and his business career. The book draws from his personal experiences, the experiences of his mentors and the latest in behavioral science. It is insightful, well laid out, easy to read and understand and actionable. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one reading. My only regret is that I didn’t have access to this information 30 years ago as it would have definitely changed my life for the better.