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Get A Leg Up - The Learn Earn Give Toolset for Teenage Purpose and Optimism
by Manny Padro
Being successful down the road means identifying your purpose—and values—now. In Get a LEG Up, Manny Padro shares how he’s achieved a life of happiness and fulfillment by learning to recognize his purpose and value system through behavior modification. Growing up in a low-income neighborhood, Manny relied on mentors to point him in a successful direction. Now, along with insight from dozens of other mentors, he’s sharing what he’s learned as a toolkit for young adults to gain a jump-start on a successful life. With exercises, anecdotes, and strategies for living each day with intention, this is the workbook you need to create healthy habits and commit to the future you want.Order Today
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I'm Manny Padro
MANNY W. PADRO moved from Puerto Rico to north Philadelphia when he was five, learning English as a second language and eventually following his entrepreneurial drive by delivering newspapers in his neighborhood. After graduating from Penn State, Manny worked as a park ranger for the National Park Service before transitioning to self-employment as a Certified Financial Planner™. Manny lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he enjoys spending time with family as a husband, father, and grandfather.
It's my mission to share with at-risk teens what I have learned over my lifetime that has helped me be successful in my business life and personal life. This knowledge from thirty years of actively learning is something I wish I would have had in my youth to help me achieve more and reach higher.READ MY STORY
"This book is an act of love, hope, and determination on Manny’s part. The process he has developed is one that took him much of his life to fully actualize. By sharing it with young adults, we know it will make an incredibly positive impact on their lives, and on the lives of their families and communities.
Learning, earning, and giving will change the lives of youth, and therefore change our world."
- Doug Lennick, think2perform
"Manny Padro has provided a great framework for students who want to better their lives, as well as for teachers who want to help students do just that. His personal story is inspiring, and his model of learn-earn-give is accessible, practical, and memorable. Filled with thought- provoking questions, engaging stories, and hands-on tips, this book is a must-read for teenagers and those who work with them. I found myself immediately thinking about how I could implement Manny’s ideas in my own classroom–something that any educator who reads this book can do right away. Our students will be sure to benefit when we do!"
- McKinlee Covey, author and educator
"In Get a LEG Up, Manny Padro outlines a plan and path for helping teenagers living in low-income or poverty conditions build a foundation of purpose. Manny chose this target audience because he was this target audience. The simple tools Manny provides in this book will help teenagers get out of poverty and embark on their journey to success."
- Dan Sullivan, President and Co-Founder of Strategic Coach
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