“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
When I was a young girl I did NOT like to read. In fact, I can only remembering reading one book in its entirety and it was “Grapes of Wrath”. I was that athlete that used Cliff Notes for everything and had only one thing on my mind….winning the basketball game or rising to my coaches expectations in basketball practice.
However, my parents would continually encourage me to read Zig Ziglar books and they always had motivational and faith based teachings playing around the house. Eventually, See You At The Top became my hydration drink when I needed to go to the next level. From Zig Ziglar books, I then took on Norman Vincent Peale, Napoleon Hill and others. And today, though my first library burned with one of our homes, today, I have countless books that continue to shape who I am today.
There are countless other reasons to read but none more important than that of a parent bonding with a child. Teach them early. Read to them often. I thank God that my parents eventually made reading motivational and inspirational materials a part of our family values. I am the leader I am today because of the books I choose to read.
“Warriors don’t retreat…they reload.”
As a highly sought after speaker, thought leader, author and singer/songwriter, Staci Wallace’s messages of uncompromising boldness and truth equip leaders to be sent into the marketplace as the hands and feet of Jesus. With over 10 years in Executive Corporate Leadership, 15 in global ministry and 29 years in raising networks into the hundreds of thousands in direct sales, Staci's desire is to support the local church and resource leaders with tools and teams that equip leaders and send them to the four corners of the earth. Her distinctions in business success have enabled her to share the stage with five U.S. Presidents and many other high profile leaders of this generation as well as to be a featured life coach for he featured "Life Coach" for such shows as KTHV's Morning Show, NBC, ABC, FOX and is the current host of the "Warrior DNA" Live Broadcasts.