Destin, FL (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
“Over the years I have wished I had a book like this to recommend to my patients and colleagues. Not an inaccessible, complicated textbook or a chatty, feel-good confessional, but rather a book of stories and advice borne from experience and curiosity, which is so true and universal that it can literally change your life.”
– Dr. Andrew J. Cutler, MD, clinical faculty at the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry
Just as Dr. Cutler says, "Face Fear Create Courage" is a book that will change lives. The author chronicles his youthful drug addiction and trafficking, jail time, and street encounters with death, including attacks by gang members, being stabbed and shot, living on the streets, and kicking heroin addiction cold turkey. After overcoming his fears, he has become a successful entrepreneur, having trained members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Metro Dade Police Academy, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and others in the armed forces.
Bert Rodriguez has an extensive background as a counselor and speaker in the fields of positive attitude, self-hypnosis, and personal motivation. His reputation in both amateur and professional boxing and kickboxing has elevated him to become a highly respected trainer of world champions. He established Power Punch Promotions in South Florida, which opened and owned top fitness centers in West Palm Beach, North Miami, and Dania, Fla. He now owns and operates Crossfit Destin with his wife, Kathy Rivers, in Destin, Fla.
Perhaps one of the greatest tests in his life came after 9/11. He says, “My throat had a dry lump stuck in it when I saw the picture of Ziad Jarrah. It was the person that I had become close to, trained, and grown to respect. Ziad was suspected of being one of the 9/11 terrorists who had hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed into a Pennsylvania field just short of its intended target.” In the aftermath, the author was interviewed by media throughout the world.
“It was a humbling experience for me to read his book, but the knowledge and positive attitude about the future gained was well worth the effort.”
– Don "the Dragon" Wilson, 11-time World Kickboxing Champion and actor
About the author: Bert Rodriguez has dedicated more than 50 years to the study and understanding of fear, both its physical and mental aspects, and how strongly it influences lives. He has earned black belts in eight distinct styles of martial arts, including four master degrees. He shares some of the life-threatening experiences that have tested his physical and mental strength. His insight will help readers understand and control their internal emotions, including doubt, ego, pride and confidence. He details techniques that will allow readers to confront fear as well as other factors, so they will gain the mindset to overcome life’s challenges.
For additional information, please visit http://www.FaceFearCreateCourage.com.
Face Fear Create Courage
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-2265-9 | 260 pages | $24.95 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.