Self-made Man Shares Secrets to Success; Donald L. Dowridge Jr. Releases New Book

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Author Donald L. Dowridge Jr. began life with the cards stacked against him but eventually figured out how to turn his failures into successes. The successful businessman shares what he’s learned in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Power of Being a W-I-N-N-E-R” by Donald L. Dowridge Jr.

Part motivational techniques and part memoir, this unique book becomes a valuable resource for those who want to show the world that no matter what their beginnings; they can be a winner too.

The power of positive thinking can get someone moving in the right direction. That’s the basic premise of this new book that offers 11 steps to success to guiding people who want to be winners. As a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, Donald L. Dowridge Jr. knows firsthand the lows of life. He was incarcerated at age 13 and became hooked on drugs and alcohol which led to several dangerous detours. “By trying my best to cheat I found myself traveling at the speed of light to nowhere,” he writes. After hitting rock bottom, he made a decision with God’s help that would change his life.

In “The Power of Being a W-I-N-N-E-R,” Dowridge describes how he went from deciding to be the best person he could be to achieving actual success through hard work and Christian faith. He details his “Eleven Steps of Excellence:” Faith, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Self-Belief, Education, Endurance, Initiative, Networking, Open-minded, Optimistic and Goal. Each step plays a role in determining future success. Dowridge has lived these steps. For instance, he makes no secret of the fact that he knows a lot about “endurance,” having been abused sexually, mentally, physically and verbally when young. Part motivational techniques and part memoir, this unique book becomes a valuable resource for those who want to show the world that no matter what their beginnings, they can be a winner too.

Author Donald L. Dowridge Jr., born in Baltimore, survived five violent fosters home until at age 12 he was transported to the South Bronx, where he endured six more abusive years with his biological father and stepmother. A move to Tampa in 1974 changed his life for the better. Dowridge though he quit Hillsborough Senior High School, would eventually get his High School Diploma by attending Adult School at night. Furthering opportunities to serve in the U.S. Army and later be employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He started his own company, DLD Enterprises, a consulting firm that offers training, coaching, organizational development and youth mentoring. Dowridge also co-hosted a gospel-based local cable TV show, hosted numerous radio shows, as well as writing volumes of poetry and motivational stories for newsmagazines throughout.
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The Power of Being a W-I-N-N-E-R
Donald Dowridge Jr.
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1749-5            140 pages                 $14.99 US

Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

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