Available formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt
Mason Weaver is changing the way people think about how they do business; how they interact with their families, friends and the world. He has been training, educating, teaching and reaching thousands with his messages of hope for the future and empowering individuals with the tools they need to become the driving forces for positive change.
As president of Mason Media, Mason Weavers “Seven Principles to Success” are:
Success is a verb not a noun. It is based upon what you are doing not what you are thinking.
No ones opinion of you should mean more to you than your opinion of you.
Wisdom comes not from the journey, but from the experiences along the way.
If you compromise on your principles you have none.
If you Are Not Willing To Sacrifice, You Are Not Willing To Succeed.
A dream is something you think you can do, a goal is something you are doing.
Truth is eternal and unchangeable and does not submit itself to the thoughts, hope or actions of man.
Mason's distinctive point of view is a direct result of a past tragedy that has produced a present day triumph After approximately 2800 pounds of steel and iron plates fell on him, while on active naval duty in San Diego, California, the Navy classified him disabled and discharged him.
Mason found himself unskilled and disabled. He had to discover a new way of earning a living. After graduation from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Science, he won a position with the US Department of Energy against 2,400 applicants for four job openings. Between 1976 and 1980 he was promoted from an entry level employee to a Mid Level Senior Contract Specialist with a "Confidential Security Clearance". He negotiated many multi-million dollar government contracts with major contractors, including TRW, General Dynamics, and General Electric.
In 1980 Mason resigned to become an entrepreneur, forming a private consulting company to assist businesses in obtaining and administering government contracts. He has consulted with many multi-national companies on government and political issues. But Mason Weaver had to learn how to earn income, how business was achieved and how to teach others.
Mason has been the national and regional spokesperson for many groups and organizations. He is a noted conference speaker and guest lecture. Mason Weaver has appeared on national TV, cable and news programs. He is often contacted by national news organizations to comment on breaking stories.
Mason hosted a live call in radio program and wrote a weekly column on social and political issues. He soon became a sought after public speaker and lecturer. Mason is gifted with an extraordinary view of government and business.
Mason Weaver is the author of It's OK to Leave the Plantation, The Rope, Diamond in the Rough, and Polishing the Diamond in the Rough which discusses the social issues that affect us all and that bind us together. Noted for his quick wit, vigorous debate and forceful oratory, Mason is a challenge to the opposition and an instructive persuasive counselor to allies.
on Sep. 01, 2012 :
Definitely a must-read! This book appeals to all people, no matter race or social status. It is our mind-set that shapes who we are, not the circumstances we find ourselves in. We can never truly be free to live our lives and shape our future and the future of our children if we believe what so many people believe - that we need someone to help us. True freedom and self-worth comes from making the right and moral choices. Kudos to Mason Weaver for another outstanding book! I pray it will open the minds of so many people caught in the web of deceit they are ensnared in!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 28, 2011 :
I recently finished this fascinating, well-written, well thought out book in pdf form and I want the world to know this is a book that should be read by every African-American education administrator, teacher, support staff in every public ...education arena, in every state. Every Black public school educated student (as well as those fortunate enough to attend private or parochial schools) should read this book as well. For adolescents who don't like to read, this book is set in an urban backdrop; the situations are germane to all aspects of urban living. For those who thirst for even a modicum of their African-American history, they will get that and more after having read Jordan's Passage. For those who are of a philosophrical bent, this offering gets you thinking, but without being "preachy." I have recommended this book to the Communication Arts instructors at the middle school to which I am assigned, and to be sure, my students assigned to in-school suspension will be reading and discussing and writing about this book once the 2011-2012 school year commences. Kudos to Mr. Mason Weaver for the best book I have read this year!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)