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According to MacArthur Fellowship "genius" award winner Bill Strickland, a successful life is not something you simply pursue, it is something that you create, moment by moment. It is a realization Strickland first came to when, as a poor kid growing up in a rough neighborhood of Pittsburgh, he encountered a high-school ceramics teacher who took him under his wing and went on to transform his life.Over the past 30 years, Bill Strickland has been transforming the lives of thousands of people through the creation of Manchester Bidwell, a jobs training center and community arts program. Working with corporations, community leaders, and schools, he and his staff strive to give disadvantaged kids and adults the opportunities and tools they need to envision and build a better, brighter future.Strickland believes that every one of us has the potential for remarkable achievement. Every one of us can accomplish the impossible in our lives if given the right inspiration and motivation to do so. We all make ourselves "poor" in one way or another when we accept that we are not smart enough, experienced enough, or talented enough to accomplish something. Bill Strickland works with the least advantaged among us, and if he can help them achieve the impossible in their lives, think what each of us can do.Through lessons from his own life experiences, and those of countless others who have overcome their circumstances and turned their lives around, Make the Impossible Possible shows how all of us can build on our passions and strengths, dream bigger and set the bar higher, achieve meaningful success and help mentor and inspire the lives of others.
©2007 Alister, LLC; ©2007 John Boswell Management, Inc.; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.
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By Jason on 07-08-09

Beautifully Inspirational

This is one of the most inspirational, motivational, & completely easy to listen book.
Truly proves anyone can acheive their goals and so much more....and that there are good people with warm hearts still left in this world.
Left me feeling inspired, happy, motivated, & appreciative of the things I have.

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By Jackie on 06-12-08

Loved it!

I really liked that Bill Strickland read the book himself & I found his approach to life to be refreshing. The world could use a few more Bill Stricklands!

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By Ms. M. Odavic on 05-26-17

Motivational

Really enjoyed this audiobook, it has inspired me through the many interesting stories. Highly recommended.

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