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Carson V. Heady

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Cape Girardeau, MO, The United States


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Carson V. Heady, 35, was born in Cape Girardeau, MO and first put in front of a typewriter at age 3. At an early age, Carson was enraptured with writing short stories and entered and won numerous writing contests throughout the years. He entered the sales arena at age 22 and has found success at every level, from top-flight sales representative to a division leader over 200+ people. His devotion to the sales game occupied much of his time, but the desire to write never left his mind. Once Carson realized his aptitude in sales, he decided to write his first novel – Birth of a Salesman – which told the story of a young man who came into prominence in the sales arena and doubled as a self-help sales advice manual to guide others to the level o ...more

Those moments prior to dialing, pulling that door or entering the board room are likesteppingin the batter’sbox or breakingthe huddle.

You formulated a semblance of a strategy, thought (or over-thought!) and now you have to execute the play. But what if I whiff? What if the pass is intercepted? What if they say no?

So, how does one eradicate the trepidation surrounding rejection?

Overcoming “No”
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Birth of a Salesman
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The Salesman Against the World
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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"Bond is back. And boy is he back. Anthony Horrowitz has captured Fleming's style brilliantly. It's fast paced, detailed and sexy. Starting with Bond still in a sort of relationship with Pussy Galore, who deserts him for another lesbian to the beau..." Read more of this review »
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So, let's review. "Trigger Mortis" is essentially a direct sequel to "Goldfinger," certainly the most legendary 007 film and definitely an essential entry in the Fleming series. It brings back Pussy Galore and takes place literally two weeks after th ...more
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The idea of a book that takes place in the aftermath of the "deaths" of Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriarty certainly makes a reader wonder exactly what to expect.

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As a huge fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes masterpieces, I took great interest in his estate commissioning author Anthony Horowitz to create an official Holmes work.

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“Always set your goals higher than you could ever possibly reach. That way, when you barely fall short, you're still better than everybody else.”
Carson V. Heady, Birth of a Salesman

“Always set your goals higher than you could ever possibly reach. That way, when you barely fall short, you're still better than everybody else.”
Carson V. Heady, Birth of a Salesman

“You only live twice:
Once when you're born
And once when you look death in the face.”
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”
Richard Branson

“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

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message 21: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Nice to meet you, Carson. Thanks for connecting.

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Jo Ann Glim Hi Carson,
I'm not sure if this is the way to submit a request like this or not... but here it goes!

Please take a look at my new blog, "Diary of a Nascent Author." The intent is to meld my business and writing expertise into helpful information for fledgling writers/authors.

I would love to hear your thoughts and insights. If you think it's useful please pass the information onto your friends. I would much appreciate your support.

Thank you,

Jo Ann V. Glim, Author

Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story

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Anne Kristin Hi Carson! Thanks for the friend request! So busy with work, I'm not on GoodReads as much as I'd like, so sorry for the delay in my response. Looking forward to reading your book! Have a great day! :-)

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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Thanks for the add, my new friend! Nice, interesting profile, will be glad to share some thoughts, recommendations, etc in the future! Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (as my water dragons' hunters would greet - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

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6 Years 45,000 Pages Thanks for the friend request! You can check out my project to read 100 works of classic literature in under 6 years here:

Savannah Carson,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thanks for the friend invite hon, I gladly accept. Hope all is well. Talk later :)

message 14: by Julia

Julia Serafina Hi Carson, Hope you are living authentically today.:)

message 13: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Carson, thank you for the friend request! (=

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Becca Hi Carson :D

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Carson. Best of luck with your work!


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)

Harlequin Books Hello Carson, it is a pleasure to meet you.

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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Carson...

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Karen Gammons Hey Carson, thank you for the friend request. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

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Ellen Maze Hi Carson! I'm watching your video :-)

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Jesse Hanson Namaste Carson, Thanks for including me among your friends. Here's wishing you the best in all things.

If you have any interest in spirituality, I'd like to invite you to consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man, for your reading list.

Truly, jesse s. hanson

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Ed Rambeau Thanks for your friend request, Carson, which I happily accept. You seem like an interesting person, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS. If that genre appeals to you, you may like it.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

Carson My pleasure - how are you?

All the best!


Pamela Hey Carson...Thanks for accepting my friendship.

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