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How the Tortoise Became Fast: A Fable to Follow to Achieve Your Goals

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Everyone knows that tortoise beat the hare in the race.

Very few people know how the tortoise prepared for that moment.

Join Tommy the Tortoise on his journey through the six goal setting steps that transformed him into the "fastest" creature in the forest.

The same six step process that works for tortoises has been proven effective for humans as well.

Like any journey, howe
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Paperback, 98 pages
Published December 23rd 2013 by Createspace
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K.S. Thompson
Apr 17, 2014 K.S. Thompson rated it really liked it
I was very happy to learn that I had won a review copy of this book! I write Faerie Tales and thus any book that utilizes fables in order to illustrate a point is something that piques my interest.

Seminars, DVD’s, audio books, traditional books, discussion groups, social media – there are so many tools available to us now. No matter what the topic of interest, it’s easier than ever to communicate what we have learned and learn from others who have walked the same path – no matter how slowly at f
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Books On Fire Tours
May 31, 2014 Books On Fire Tours rated it it was amazing
I have to be honest! This book is a difficult read. In between the beautiful story where little Tommy's friends help him reach his goal, there are activities to do, personal anecdotes shared, motivational posts and so much more to help you. It's very unsettling in a way to jump from an almost children's fairy tale into facts and actions, but personally I could not find another way in which this book would have worked. It is necessary to write such a book in this manner, as each step in Tommy's ...more
Maci
Feb 10, 2014 Maci rated it liked it
This book was about setting goals and accomplishing them. It gives you step by step ways on how to get to your goal/goals. It also has a nice fable to go along with the steps, showing how to put them into action. It breaks them down into doable steps.

I have found myself thinking about the steps to accomplishing a goal and being able to relate them to things that I do everyday. If you are looking for a book that will tell you how to accomplish your goal, this book is a good one.
Kimberly DuBoise
May 16, 2014 Kimberly DuBoise rated it it was amazing
This was a book that truly excelled at teaching a timeless truth and I am so glad to have come across this book. It creatively explains the power of belief and thoughts, the value of action stemming from intent. I loved this book more than words can say for its potential to change the lives of those who read and apply what it says. If you like twists on classic stories and are into creating a change in your life or especially with children... This is for you!
Carl Sampson
Apr 06, 2014 Carl Sampson rated it it was amazing
How the Tortoise Became Fast A Fable to Follow to Achieve Your Goals
By Nathan P. Mercer

I'll be honest I have never read a motivation book before. This one, the first for me, caught me out and surprised me with its simple clear programme and obvious efficacy. The book provides a story of a young tortoise who wants to beat the local hare in a race. The fable touches the reader at one level as do Mercer's personal stories with touching accounts of events in his life. The fable alternates for most o
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Ashley
May 22, 2014 Ashley rated it liked it
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The story of the tortoise and the hare is a classic from Aesop’s fables. The two creatures, with very different strengths and weaknesses, decide to race. In this story the hare, the obvious favorite due to his speed and agility, becomes overconfident in his success and does not take the task seriously. The tortoise on the other hand takes the race very seriously and chooses to devotedly continue straightforward the best he can, a behavior which ultimately coined the phrase, “slow and steady wins ...more
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Nate currently lives in Cranberry Twp, PA with his family, pet cat, and pet bird.

He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, having served with the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the USMC Reserves, 2nd MP Co out of Pittsburgh PA. During Desert Storm, he served in the largest prison camp in Marine Corps history and performed customs checks for Marines traveling home.

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