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The Gift of Work

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The Gift of Work

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Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.
Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life!

The word “work” often has a negative connotation because it suggests that you’re always busy, you always have deadlines to meet and things to do. But this isn’t necessarily true.
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Hosts Caiseen Kelly and Asya Gonzalez look at the “whys” of working hard to achieve goals. They interview award -winning author Brooks Olbrys about his book series, The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob. This colorful and inspiring early chapter book series provides young readers with an introduction to timeless principles of achievement. Brooks encourages us to follow our hearts and passions to discover our purpose, then, work will be fulfilling and joyful. Reporter of Book It!

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Courtney Cheng, discusses  the novel, Motherland, a story about a German mother caught in the middle of WWII and what working meant to her family. Having work could simply be your own way of keeping yourself busy, your mind sharp, your body active. Asya Gonzalez tells how she became a child entrepreneur and how the hard work led to her being awarded one of five top teen entrepreneurs of 2015 and winning the Dan Danner Leadership Award providing an additional $10,000 scholarship to fund her  college dream.

“Don’t forget!  In this life, you are never alone.
You need not do everything all on your own.
With your purpose now set and your vision so clear,
you can act on your goals and watch wonders appear!”

– Wallace the walrus in The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Journey Begins, Winner of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Children’s/Juvenile Fiction
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– Brooks Olbrys
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– As a lifelong student of achievement philosophies, Brooks Olbrys was inspired by his young son to make these philosophies accessible to children in the storybook series, The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob.
– A graduate of Stanford University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, and the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Brooks is the founder of Children’s Success Unlimited and a managing director at investment bank Ion Partners. He lives with his wife and son in New York City and greatly enjoys escapes to the North and South American coastlines.
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Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences. Dare to care!

Be the Star You Are! charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today. Buy books and shirts.

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Come visit our Be the Star You Are! booth at the Pear and Wine Festival on Sept. 26th from 10-4pm and pick up a copy of The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob.

Visit Express Yourself!™ at the Faire

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Visit Express Yourself!™ at the Faire

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Moraga Community Faire:
May 9th
Rheem Shopping Center,
Moraga, Ca. 94556

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Get your Passport stamped, receive FREE goodies including the hardcover children’s book, The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob (while supplies last)  meet Cynthia Brian, Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio Reporters, author Pete Crooks (The Set Up), and authors of Daddy Look at the Be the Star You Are!® charity booth at the Moraga Faire festivities on May 9th from 11-4pm. Enjoy violin concert by our volunteers. Free book mark and mask making activities for children,  book sale,  Meyer lemons, and organic fresh eggs available for purchase. Cynthia and other writers will be autographing their books.


HONOR YOUR MOM WITH BY DONATING BOOKS TO THE SCHOOL OR LIBRARY OF HER CHOICE WITH HER NAME ON THE BOOKPLATE! Donation of $95 sends a case of brand new books valued at $720 with a 100% tax donation receipt to you!  DONATE here and we’ll contact you for details.

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Generously sponsored by Brooks Olbrys, Children’s Success Unlimited, and Michael VerBrugge Construction.
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Be the Star You Are! charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today. Buy books and shirts HERE

Starstyle, Be the Star You Are, and Miracle Moments are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian

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