Take it from Me!: Life's a Struggle But You Can Win

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Erin Brockovich, a household name. Millions who have seen the movie Erin Brockovich have been inspired by her gutsy accomplishments. Julia Roberts, who won the Oscar for her starring role, calls Erin Brockovich "her hero." Tony Robbins, motivational giant, calls her "an incredible role model and example about what is truly possible." Without formal legal training - or much education at all, she is now highly regarded by the legal community. Companies like Miller Brewing and Toyota, women's forums, and trial lawyer's associations currently pay her $25,000 a shot for her lectures. She is literally the poster child for proving you can overcome any obstacle if you are determined enough and believe in yourself. With a thriving lecture series, continued work in the legal community as Director of Environmental Research, a talk-show in development, and more, Erin Brockovich is here to stay. To recap her inspiring story: Erin was a divorced mother struggling to raise three kids on $800 a month when she set off the investigation that forced a utility company to pay $333 million for leaking a known carcinogen into the water supply of a small California town. She was rewarded with a surprise $2 million dollar bonus for her efforts, but the real pay-offs were the respect she earned, the self-esteem she built, and the knowledge that she could accomplish anything by calling on her inner strength. Thanks to the movie of her David versus Goliath struggle and victory, Brockovich is now famous, but still fighting. She's currently researching numerous new toxicpollution cases. "We're going to make a difference," she says, "I absolutely believe that." This is what her book is about. In Take It From Me!, Erin herself provides readers with the motivational strategies and tactics that led her to find her inner strength and teaches readers how to use their own inner strength for amazing success. The book helps to answer the question Erin gets asked most often - in her lecture series, on "Oprah," by producers, reporters, and all the people who walk up to her at the supermarket: "Erin, how do you do it?" To succeed against overshelming odds - dead-end jobs, dead-end relationships, dyslexia, you name it - she had to find and free the power and force of her own inner strength, the inner strength that is there in everyone. While her story is wellknown, readers will find her advice surprisingly insightful, fresh, and accessible: * Sometimes you have to do what seems impossible because you have to. I have learned that some "choices" we make aren't choices at all, merely capitulation to our weaknesses. To develop you inner strength, you must push yourself to do your best, especially when you aren't sure you can, because You Can Because You Have To. * If you are so lonely you feel like sitting in the corner and shaking, stop feeling sorry for yourself and use that energy to find someone to share your life with. You don't need to be rescued, rescue yourself. Erin weaves her advice with her own personal stories - many of which she tells for the first time - including lessons she has learned long after the movie events ended. In this inspiring book, co-authored by New York Times bestselling celebrity collaborator Marc Eliot, Erin provides readers with the insight to put them on the path to discover the inner strength to empower themselves, no matter how great the challenge, no matter how impossible the obstacles. Erin Brockovich is more than just a movie - and she's got a lot more stories to tell and advice to offer to all who admire her.

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"It is as challenging a task to comment on Erin Brockovich as it was to portray her. She seems to to defy description. I shall put it simply, because Erin is someone who appreciates a clear point. She is kind and she is tireless. Erin is inspiring and I know the world to be a better place because she is in it." - Julia Roberts

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"Take It from Me brings us the greatest of Erin Brockovich's accomplishments in the lesson that no one starts at the top, and we all have to find the power inside to create lasting change and empowering results." Anthony Robbins, Author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

Thanks to the Oscar-winning movie, "Erin Brockovich" is a household name. But before the money, the movie, and the fame, there was simply Erin Brockovich. Every fairy tale has its villains, heroes, and lessons to be learned, and Erin's story is no different. But unlike most fairy tales, Erin's story is too good not to be true. In Take It From Me, Erin shares her most personal challenges, and shows how anyone no matter how down and out can call on the inner strength that lies within us all to achieve success.

In a battle that climaxed with an astounding quarter billion dollar settlement, the drama that led up to Erin's victory was one that began when Erin was a little girl suffering from dyslexia, shyness, difficulties at school, and a taste for the wild side of life. The journey she took from Kansas to California led her down a road of self-realization, self-improvement, and self-empowerment. Drawing on the moral fiber of her heartland childhood, her inner strength (often her only resource) helped her beat overwhelming odds and overcome painful obstacles such as dead-end jobs, dead-end relationships, and loneliness. She shares her achievements and continuing struggles with life's adversities to offer readers valuable lessons for reaching their full potential no matter how dire the circumstances. Refreshing and inspiring Take It From Me illuminates a path to empowerment, self-satisfaction, and happiness anyone can follow.

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