“Lessons From My Grandfather” Selected as a Winner at the 2019 Readers Choice Awards

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Reader Views announced their 2018-2019 Literary Award winners. "Lessons from My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life" has been named the first place winner in the NON-FICTION category among titles published before 2018.

"Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life" by award-winning author Marc Demetriou has been selected as the first place winner for NON-FICTION in the Reader Views' 2018-2019 Literary Awards.

"Lessons From My Grandfather" is among winners and finalists in this category that were published by independent publishing houses prior to 2018 but are still being recognized as top titles “for readers by readers” on Reader Views, a popular website utilized by authors to help promote their books and guide readers to books in every category. http://readerviews.com/. For full book review read below.

“All participants should be proud of their books as we can tell you first hand the quality of all of the books we received has raised the standard of Indie publishing for sure. Well done!” said the managing editors of Reader Views.

“I am honored to be the winner in the NON-FICTION category chosen by readers for readers,” Marc said. “One of my grandfather’s mantras has brought me to this place in my career – Live life with purpose and passion.”

About Reader Views
Reader Views is an Austin, Texas, based company. It started late December 2005 as a book review service. Shortly after the company's birth it expanded into offering a variety of services for authors. The company’s goal is to provide quality service with professionalism, efficiency, and personal attention. They strive to be a good friend to authors, publishers, and publicists, thus their service standard will exceed their expectation.

About Marc Demetriou
Marc Demetriou is a nationally recognized mortgage banker, bestselling author, and top rated speaker. Marc has spoken at dozens of events including the Mastermind Summit featuring world-renowned motivational speakers Tony Robbins and Barbara Corcoran from ABC Television’s Shark Tank. As an authority on real estate and finance, Demetriou has been quoted in articles in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Reuters, The Associated Press, and many other local and national publications and media outlets. His grandfather's hard work and success inspired him to write his best-selling book, "Lessons from my Grandfather: Wisdom For Success in Business and Life," and he strongly believes that success is a choice. More information about Marc and his book are available at http://www.marcdemetriou.com and http://www.grandfatherlessons.com as well as Instagram @marcdemetriou.

FULL REVIEW:
"LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER"
Marc Demetriou
Highpoint Executive Publishing (2017)
ISBN 9780998984001
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (12/18)
Marc Demetriou takes the wisdom of his grandfather and translates it into successful guidance tips for everyone regardless of where you are in life. “Lessons From My Grandfather” an easy to read and understand career and advice book intertwines lessons learned from a humble immigrant with modern day concepts to achieve success in any field.

I love the fact that the author states “You are never too young or old to make your dreams come true.” So many times individuals we come in contact with will halt our dreams with just a few negative words. Marc’s goal is to inspire, light a fire and help one find their passion in life by incorporating his grandfather Charlie's hard work philosophy and the constant theme “I believe in you.” Life isn’t easy or simple, there are obstacles each day, and yet somehow, we overcome them.

In the beginning chapters, the author discusses why he chose to write this book and his philosophy of work ethics. He learned from his family to do his best and be perfect. I had some difficulty with this perfect statement; I think one can do the best they can without having to be perfect. Many things can hamper perfection: finances, living conditions, mental and physical health and education. That doesn’t mean that happiness and success can’t be obtained. The author provides a list of things that mean more than job or money, such as giving back, family, love and commitment.

There are fifteen principles presented in “Lessons From My Grandfather.” One of the most important lessons is: treat every single person you encounter as if they matter more to you than anything on earth - it will come back to you ten-fold. Another lesson from Charlie included that everyone you pass in life has something to teach you. Listen and learn.

I’m not sure this book is different from other self-help how to be successful books, but I believe the narrative of his grandfather’s teaching incorporated with the author’s own experience is important. As I read this book, my thoughts turned to my high school age granddaughter and some of the obstacles she has recently experienced, which have derailed her in many areas of her life. I gave her the book and said just read this, a little at a time and highlight what is meaningful to you. She did, and I hope that many high school or college students use this wisdom and remember “I believe in you.”

“Lessons From My Grandfather” by Marc Demetriou provides more than how to be successful; it reminds us to be kind, loving and giving. I recommend this to all who need a gentle nudge to recapture their passion and love for life.

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