Reclaiming your mentality, creating winning ideas and transforming ideas into achievements are three stages Trevor Blake shares with readers in his new book, Three Simple Steps A Map to Success in Business and Life.
More than half of the book is spent defining step one, reclaiming your mentality. Blake offers his own story of amazing success against some pretty troublesome odds. He grew up poor and was bullied for years by his schoolmates.
His father had multiple failed businesses and the family grew up living in squalor, wearing tattered clothing and sometimes living without electric or running water. His mother, Audrey, was ill most of his life. Her doctors considered his mother a walking miracle.
She grew up during World War II in Liverpool, England. After meeting and marrying Blake’s father, they moved to a small village in the Welsh countryside. His mother was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 1969. It was considered a death sentence. His mother, however, through her own strong will and tenacity, lived until 1982.
Blake’s early years were not the best to say the least. His dreams were to travel and he did just that when he was accepted into the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy had a reputation of only accepting those from higher societies than Blake was born into and lived.
Blake writes in his book that he has lived his three simple steps successfully for over 20 years. He acclaims part of his success to studying “attributes, talents, and insights of self-made men and women” through reading their biographies.
He says that his book is different than all of the thousands of self-help books written by authors that “have sizeable egos.” He writes, “If you check Amazon.com, you’ll find more than nine thousand titles in the category of self-help success. Many of them offer a helping hand, but the choice is overwhelming: the thirteen paths to…the forty-eight laws of…When all you want is to improve your quality of life, how are you supposed to learn forty-eight laws about anything before the quicksand pulls you under?”