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  • Auto CEO and Leadership Author Preview of New Book on Success, what's ahead in the auto world.

    The 12-Steps to Boundaryless Success

    As the nation fiscally picks itself up from a very shaky foundation for the consumer and customer, Brett Oubre, Auto CEO, provides principles for any economy.

    I want to empower those in the business world, to be the best business leader, I want to help Moms, Dads, employees, or entrepreneurs.”
    — Brett Oubre
    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, July 13, 2022/EINPresswire.com/ -- As the nation fiscally picks itself up from a very shaky foundation for the consumer and customer, Brett Oubre, Auto CEO of the six top-performing dealerships in the Southeast United States and new book author of The Twelve Steps to Boundaryless Success provides principles for success in any economy regardless of one's past or current circumstances. Oubre states..."My businesses arrange to finance and get the most for the trade, with more than three-quarters being preowned vehicles. The consumer demands more information. We have to serve our customer; we have to serve the consumer."

    Oubre, a leadership expert and new author of The Twelve Steps to Boundaryless Success, to launch September 1, 2022, comes to the forefront of the business world as a leader, speaker, and new book author. He wants to reemphasize and exhibit a way forward for everyday working-class people who have become complacent with a life less than they desire and move them to their future tomorrow. Oubre continued.."I want to empower those in the business world, to be the best business leader, I want to help Moms, Dads, employees, or entrepreneurs."


    Oubre concluded... "It is a proven fact that thinking is one of the top drivers of success. Why? Because what we think influences what we believe, the decisions we make (or do not make); and most actions of individuals. I have identified through my work with individuals and research that many people feel powerless when it comes to thinking. They are either unaware or unintentional of what goes on in between their ears. In step two of The Twelve Steps to Boundaryless Success, I focus on how to retrain your thinking going from being an unintentional thinker to becoming an intentional thinker."


    Endorsed by John Maxwell, Oubre survived a private plane crash, a brain tumor, and paralysis. He shares his story of hope and resilience in his new book. From humble beginnings to being fully equipped and leaving a footprint of impact on this world. Oubre seeks to serve the customer, and the consumer and to lead, train and motivate leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit.

    ABOUT BRETT OUBRE:

    Making his Mark on Society -- From moving cars to motivating people, a life well-lived in Louisiana

    It’s easy to look at Brett Oubre’s numerous successes and assume that he always envisioned this life for himself. Although Oubre didn’t come into his own until much later on, his blueprint for success manifested itself at a very early age.

    By the time he was eight years old, Oubre was a budding salesman, selling Christmas cards door to door in his Lake Charles, Louisiana neighborhood. Within a short time, he became one of the top ten Christmas card sales people in the country. By the age of eleven, he was operating his own lawn service company.

    Oubre spent years chasing different ventures until he found a career with autotrader.com. After listening to a speech by the company’s VP of sales during orientation, Oubre knew he had found his purpose and went straight to his room to write a list of goals.

    Through sheer drive and determination, Oubre became autotrader.com’s #1 sales person within his first year of employment. He spent four years advancing within the company, leaving in 2003 to become an equity partner with a dealership.

    Within six weeks, Oubre took over management of a car dealership that was not performing well. Within 60 days, the dealership increased its sales by 800%.

    Oubre owned and operated the dealership with seven partners until 2007. From there, he purchased adjoining property and built a shopping center. That venture would soon consume most of his time, so he sold his shares in the car dealership and focused on the shopping center which he operated until 2013.

    During that time, Oubre was diagnosed with a brain tumor and a seizure. Following surgery, he lost the use of his left arm and had to undergo intense rehabilitation.

    Four months after his surgery, Oubre spoke with a colleague in Orlando, FL and learned of a car dealership for sale in Ferriday, LA. With his arm still in a sling, Oubre drove straight to the lot and purchased it on the spot. Within six months, Oubre earned back all of his initial investment.

    While successfully operating his collection of dealerships, Oubre continued to focus on motivational speaking and outreach. On average, he had about ten speaking engagements a year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Employing his drive for success, Oubre then began writing a book, the next leg of his mission to connect with those harboring an entrepreneurial spirit and attempt to give them a sense of direction. His idea is, “Everybody has somebody they relate to,” and he wants to create resources for those searching for a sense of direction who could potentially relate to his story. Oubre has a YouTube channel as well, where he publishes motivational content.

    As his entrepreneurial career evolves, Oubre’s motivation remains the same. He divides his time between his six successful car dealerships and his thriving motivational speaking career. Oubre also has an impending book release, a continuation of his mission to reach as many entrepreneurial minds as possible.

    ABOUT 12-Steps to Boundaryless Success:

    12-Steps to Boundaryless Success is a book written to provide practical steps forward in the lives of people who have gotten stuck in the middle. The middle is defined as a complacent place of getting by or just making it when one has a desire or dream for more. This book has been written to inspire, challenge and empower the reader to grow beyond excuses, limiting beliefs, and bad experiences that have limited them from realizing their potential. We primarily utilize Brett's relatable challenges in life to connect with the reader. Woven together with his remarkable path to success to inspire the reader. All these works together to empower the reader to understand and become equipped to take action towards their purpose.

    Eden Hill
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  • Author, Leadership Coach Mark S. Lewis Changes the Frontier of Hiring With a Highly Successful “Unthinkable Approach”

    Cover of E-book

    The e-book’s interview techniques inspire users to quickly discover a future employee’s potential and whether they are a good fit for the company.

    Portrait of Mark S. Lewis Holding his Give A Damn book

    Mark Lewis is an author, executive coach, inspirational speaker, and business leader dedicated to providing other business leaders with tools for pursuing more compassionate practices and a stronger awareness of core cultural values.

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    Lewis’s cultural movement is known as “GIVE A DAMN,” which he considers an attitude of selfless service to others with designs for a kinder, more constructive culture.

    Lewis's latest e-book, “The Unthinkable Approach to Hiring,” describes itself as a “a unique and special interview tool" that "builds a stellar work culture..."

    Anybody who's got this message has been very successful in finding the right employees for their company.”
    — Mark Lewis
    NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, June 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Hiring the wrong person can be very costly. Thankfully, a revolutionary technique has saved many companies this cost. Mark S. Lewis, Amazon-bestselling author of "Give a Damn!: The Ticket to Cultural Change," offers a new and highly successful tool to business owners and leaders with his e-book, "A Unique and Special Interview Tool to Build A Stellar Work Culture That Promotes Teamwork & Comradery." The e-book helps organizations implement a better method and strategy for hiring and guides its readers to find those that best fit the company culture and are true to its core values. The e-book is now available for purchase on Lewis's website.

    The e-book contains a variety of strategic prompts to use during the interview process to reveal a candidate's motivations, personal values, and ways of thinking. The 1-2+ word prompts allow for a more open-ended approach. A hiring manager can get an informative snapshot of how interviewees solve problems, manage their stress, work with a team, and interact with new ideas. With this tool in the hands of leaders, they can learn details about candidates they might not realize until after hiring, like their ability to collaborate, the level of their communication skills, and how they fit into a company's culture.

    "In talking with CEOs, I mention this; It's highly important, and it's a real quick phrase: 'Hire for culture, train for skill," Lewis told Dr. Johnathan H. Westover during a webinar hosted by Human Capital Innovations, LLC, "You can pretty much train anybody for skill if they have the right attitude. But it's hard to change someone's attitude and whether they fit into the culture."

    "Anybody who's got that message has been very successful in finding the right employees for their company," Lewis said, "That's what really excites me. This process has been so successful and excites me so much because of our impact in helping people find the right employees for their organization."

    "A Unique and Special Interview Tool..." continues the message of Lewis's foundational work for his movement, "Give a Damn! The Ticket to Cultural Change," which has a five-star rating on Amazon and is one of the top bestselling titles in the "Business Ethics" category.

    Business leaders from various industries have already praised "A Unique and Special Interview Tool..." Tony Romanos, Co-founder of Louisiana Technology Group, said, "Mark's technique takes a fairly unusual approach to normal interview questions. By using the prompts in his interview book, I believe we asked the right questions to hire an employee that best fits out work culture and who will embrace the way we operate as a company." James Moak, President of Gulf South Technology Solutions, also had high marks for the guide: "We have used many techniques for trying to hire the right people for our company. Mark's interview technique is really awesome and quite revealing when it comes to understanding how a person thinks and would fit into our culture. We've used it twice recently, both with great results. Both hires fit perfectly into our culture. Hiring is always a pain, but this tool makes it a little more fun and easier."

    "Unique and Special Interview Tool..." is available on Mark's website here, in addition to his other books, tools, and products for leadership success and re-integrating compassion into the business world and the world overall.

    Mark Lewis is a best-selling author, celebrated executive coach, inspirational speaker, thought-provoking business leader, and successful serial entrepreneur. He is the owner of Communique, his business coaching and consulting firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and organizations accelerate their growth through developing and using strategies that benefit all business functions. He's helped hundreds of individuals and CEOs grow personally and professionally. His winning philosophy offers strategies for people to enhance their mindset, become more positive and selfless, and serve others with gratitude and compassion. He calls this attitude a "dare" to "GIVE a DAMN." His goal is to create a Give A Damn revolution that consists of ONE MILLION+ members.

    For more information on the "Unique and Special Interview Tool to Build A Stellar Work Culture That Promotes Teamwork & Comradery" or the "Give a Damn" movement, visit marklewsisllc.com or contact Mark at mlewis@marklewisllc.com.

    Mark S. Lewis
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  • Press Release: Brett Oubre, CEO, speaker, author recognizes the everyday heroes this Father's Day.

    Brett Oubre, CEO, of six top-performing auto dealerships, in Southeast U.S., recognizes the leaders, teachers, mentors, and fathers who exhibit the way forward.

    Tell your children what they need to hear, that's the true test of love.”
    — Brett Oubre
    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2022/EINPresswire.com/ -- As Father's Day will be recognized this Sunday, June 19, Brett Oubre, the CEO of the six top-performing auto dealerships in the Southeast United States, wants to recognize the leaders, the teachers, the mentors, and the fathers who exhibit the way forward for everyday people and their future tomorrows.

    Endorsed by John Maxwell, a well-known leadership expert, Brett Oubre is a speaker, mentor, and author of a new book 12- Steps for Boundaryless Success to launch in Fall 2022. He is a self-taught leader instilling, exhibiting, and advocating for the way forward. Oubre, surviving a private plane crash, a brain tumor, and paralysis, brings his story of hope found in his new book, on the principles of faith and true patriotism with his "Made in America" brand from humble beginnings to being fully equipped and leaving a footprint of impact on this world. 

    Brett Oubre stated... "I am a father first. Tell your children what they need to hear, that's the true test of love. As we all faced the uncertainty of the pandemic and today's ongoing news headlines, the culture of our future is raised on shaking the bottle, taking a pill, a microwave pulse of instant gratification with an iPhone Blue Light addition which society teaches success equals arrogance. My failures taught me more..." 

    Oubre has overcome the odds and remembers a much simpler time in our nation from mowing the grass as a kid to being raised as a Pastor's kid. Today, he leads from within, looking out for his employees no matter the cost, as he is the CEO of the top 6 auto dealerships in the Southeast United States. He leads, speaks, mentors, and guides through tragedy and opportunity. 

    Brett Oubre concluded..."We the father, the mother, the grandparent, aunt, and uncle, no matter the cost must ReImagine a 360-degree of ourselves, Painting a New Picture, Finding the Passion, Tapping into the Energy that comes from living your passion... with a new way forward."


    ABOUT BRETT OUBRE:

    Making his Mark on Society -- From moving cars to motivating people, a life well-lived in Louisiana
     
    It’s easy to look at Brett Oubre’s numerous successes and assume that he always envisioned this life for himself. Although Oubre didn’t come into his own until much later on, his blueprint for success manifested itself at a very early age.
     
    By the time he was eight years old, Oubre was a budding salesman, selling Christmas cards door to door in his Lake Charles, Louisiana neighborhood. Within a short time, he became one of the top ten Christmas card salespeople in the country. By the age of eleven, he was operating his own lawn service company.
     
    Oubre spent years chasing different ventures until he found a career with autotrader.com. After listening to a speech by the company’s VP of sales during orientation, Oubre knew he had found his purpose and went straight to his room to write a list of goals.
     
    Through sheer drive and determination, Oubre became autotrader.com’s #1 salesperson within his first year of employment. He spent four years advancing within the company, leaving in 2003 to become an equity partner with a dealership. 
     
    Within six weeks, Oubre took over the management of a car dealership that was not performing well. Within 60 days, the dealership increased its sales by 800%.
     
    Oubre owned and operated the dealership with seven partners until 2007. From there, he purchased adjoining property and built a shopping center. That venture would soon consume most of his time, so he sold his shares in the car dealership and focused on the shopping center which he operated until 2013. 
     
    During that time, Oubre was diagnosed with a brain tumor and a seizure. Following surgery, he lost the use of his left arm and had to undergo intense rehabilitation.
     
    Four months after his surgery, Oubre spoke with a colleague in Orlando, FL and learned of a car dealership for sale in Ferriday, LA. With his arm still in a sling, Oubre drove straight to the lot and purchased it on the spot. Within six months, Oubre earned back all of his initial investment.
     
    While successfully operating his collection of dealerships, Oubre continued to focus on motivational speaking and outreach. On average, he had about ten speaking engagements a year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    Employing his drive for success, Oubre then began writing a book, the next leg of his mission to connect with those harboring an entrepreneurial spirit and attempt to give them a sense of direction. His idea is, “Everybody has somebody they relate to,” and he wants to create resources for those searching for a sense of direction who could potentially relate to his story. Oubre has a YouTube channel as well, where he publishes motivational content.
     
    As his entrepreneurial career evolves, Oubre’s motivation remains the same. He divides his time between his six successful car dealerships and his thriving motivational speaking career. Oubre also has an impending book release, a continuation of his mission to reach as many entrepreneurial minds as possible.
     

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    Eden Gordon Media, LLC
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  • Envision Podcast Studio Rentals Expands its Services to Include Professional Audiobook Recording Services

    Envision Podcast Studio Rentals is a locally-owned and operated Denham Springs, LA podcast studio.

    Envision Podcast Studio Rentals is a locally-owned and operated Denham Springs, LA podcast studio.

    Jim Chapman, Envision Podcast Studio Rentals owner and host of award-winning Local Leaders: The Podcast, a podcast where local business owners tell the story behind their business.

    Jim Chapman, Envision Podcast Studio Rentals owner and host of award-winning Local Leaders: The Podcast, a podcast where local business owners tell the story behind their business.

    Denham Springs, LA podcast recording studio to include both studio rental services for audiobook recording and professional narration services.

    I started this business because I want to help people share their message with the world, and I know that Envision can provide the quality and service that is needed to make that happen.”
    — Jim Chapman - Envision Podcast Studio Rentals Owner
    DENHAM SPRINGS, LA, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Envision Podcast Studio Rentals is the only podcast studio in the South Louisiana area to provide both audio and video production options of up to 4K quality for your show.

    They are expanding their services to include both studio rental services for audiobook recording and professional narration services.

    They provide a soundproof podcasting booth, state-of-the-art lighting, and the industry’s highest quality audio and video equipment.

    Envision Podcast Studio Rentals is dedicated to providing top-notch service at affordable prices that give you everything you need for all your broadcasting needs.

    They will help you take care of every detail so that all you have to do is relax, enjoy yourself, and focus on creating the best content you can. Their new audiobook recording service is perfect for anyone looking to produce a professional-quality audiobook.

    They have a wide selection of microphones and audio software to choose from, and their knowledgeable staff will help you get the most out of your recording session. And, you’ll be able to work with their professional narrators to produce an audiobook that will stand up to the other best-selling titles on iTunes and other digital stores.

    Their narration service is ideal for anyone who doesn’t have the time or expertise to produce a full audiobook themselves. Their narrators can help you take your written content and turn it into an exciting listening experience. They will help you take your written content and turn it into an exciting listening experience with professional narration services.

    Envision also offers equipment rental options to help you create the best content possible for your podcast or live stream. You can also rent their studio itself to record your show, interview guests, or create other content. Their prices are highly competitive, and they are always willing to work with you to find the best solution for your budget and needs.

    "We are excited to offer professional audiobook recording and narration services that will give our clients the ability to create high-quality content," said Jim Chapman, owner of Envision Podcast Studio Rentals.

    "Our mission is to provide a one-stop-shop for all your podcasting needs, and we are constantly expanding our services to make sure that we can provide the best services available for those in the Greater Baton Rouge area."

    Not only does Envision offer these services to authors, but they also offer them to businesses and professionals who want to create marketing or training materials. Envision also allows podcasters to record their podcasts in a high-quality studio setting. In addition, they provide podcast hosting and editing services for those who want to take their podcasting to the next level.

    Using Envision Podcast Studio Rentals will bring your show to the next level.

    Their team of professionals is dedicated to helping you provide high-quality content that helps improve the lives of others.

    "I am a firm believer in the power of podcasts and their ability to change lives," Chapman said.

    "I started this business because I want to help people share their message with the world, and I know that Envision can provide the quality and service that is needed to make that happen."

    For more information, please visit envisionpodcaststudio.com, visit their services page, or call (225) 443-5520.

    Learn more about the author of this press release.

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  • Best Selling Author, Mark S. Lewis, Promotes Unselfishness in his book, GIVE A DAMN - The ticket for cultural change

    Author makes plea for people to get vaccinated stating it is not about mandates or vaccines, it's about GIVING A DAMN about others.

    I don't buy the excuses for not wearing a mask or refusing the vaccine; I know it's the right thing to do.”
    — Mark S. Lewis
    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, November 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- As we approach 2022 and all of the challenges we will undoubtedly face, Mark S. Lewis, best selling author of the book, GIVE A DAMN, wants us to take our temperature as a nation. Since March of 2020, he notes that we've been fighting a double pandemic of the COVID-19 virus and a culture of self-centeredness that's developed around it. He reminds us that while the information and reporting on the subject can be confusing, as science unfolds in real-time, at least two certainties are true: masking and vaccinations, slow the spread of the virus to others.

    Even though these simple protections have been tested, approved, and authenticated by an overwhelming majority of the world's scientists and researchers, there are a significant number of people who refuse to wear a mask or get a shot because they view it as an attack on their personal freedom. This type of thinking fails to address the fact that individual liberties are protected by all of us working together, not by one person alone. Those who GIVE A DAMN understand that protecting others from catching a potentially deadly virus is supporting the right to "life," which is required before you can even begin to exercise "liberty."

    "I'm sick and tired of people discussing constitutional rights when it comes to the topic of wearing a mask or getting the vaccine. Do you want to know the real reason why mask mandates are being enforced? It's because people cannot move past their self-interests. They don't seem to care enough about others to take simple, freely available measures to keep the virus from mutating and bring case numbers down. Instead, they use this so-called 'violation' of their constitutional rights as an excuse and stage to perform their arrogance and ignorance," Lewis says.

    Lewis explains that the reasoning he has heard from the unvaccinated is that they do not want to wear a mask because they don't want the government telling them what to do; citing it is their constitutional right to refuse to wear a mask or be vaccinated. "This group fails to realize that this type of thinking suggests that they do not GIVE A DAMN about others, exemplifying their self-centeredness and selfishness. If most of us insist on acting selfishly, then the representative government we've elected must mandate masks because you couldn't be bothered to take community action and protect the rights of others by protecting their health as they should yours. This idea that our government is infringing on personal liberties is a false justification because someone can't think about doing the right thing, such as wearing a mask and getting vaccinated. Not everything is about you; it should be about the people around you. It's as simple as that," he says.

    He further explains that this attitude is yet another stop on the road that our country is currently traveling dow. Lewis refers to this attitude as a "toxic stew that is one part disregard for our fellow human beings and two parts more of a concern about our rights, privileges, and feelings". He asks us to self-reflect on "What happened to our social contract with one another or the duties and responsibilities we have as human beings?," and wants to know, when that "social contract" suddenly went out the window.

    "Yes, we must take care of ourselves first, but it's about what we can do to save lives and protect others through wearing masks and getting vaccinated. I don't buy the excuses for not wearing a mask or refusing the vaccine; I know it's the right thing to do. The facts are there: a combination of protective masks and higher vaccination rates slows the spread of disease and saves lives. It's as simple as that," Lewis says.

    Lewis' goal is to have the philosophy behind his book, GIVE A DAMN - the ticket to cultural change, become a movement whereby people are inspired to do the right thing instead of trying to justify doing the wrong one. "Maybe we'd see some improvements in the world around us if we all opted to GIVE A DAMN," Lewis says, "Do whatever you can to act outside of the self-centered domain and always consider what's best for everyone. People working together with this attitude is the only way this world will flourish."

    ABOUT Mark S. Lewis
    Mark S. Lewis is a best-selling author, thought provoking business leader, and succcessful serial entrepreneur, who has helped individuals and CEOs grow personally and professionally. His winning philosophy is based on creating strategies that engage people in a positive cultural environment along with a GIVE A DAMN attitude. He is a powerful speaker and motivator and his goal is to help improve human interactions and society as a whole.

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