Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Seductive Slayers of Success by Rosalinda Rivera

About the Book

Book:  The Seductive Slayers of Success
Author: Rosalinda Rivera
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living/Women’s Interests
Release Date: November 19, 2019

“I am not a neat nut. Let me start with that confession. Don’t let the title of this chapter, Clean the Clutter, fool you into thinking I have all my ducks in a row. If I had ducks, they would not be in a straight line. Or all accounted for.”—Rosalinda Rivera

The snooze button on your alarm clock. The “brilliant shortcut” that makes you late. The unwritten to-do list that you follow from the time you get out of bed till the time you crawl back in it, making each day seem like the last.

These are some of The Seductive Slayers of Success—the little things that add up and try to stop you from moving forward and realizing your dreams. Rosalinda Rivera has been there and she knows just how to help you get up, move on, and Harness Your Strengths to Take Control of Your Destiny.

Using stories from her own life as well as Scripture, Rosalinda offers encouragement to help you kick the negative aspects of life to the curb and jump start your way to a brighter tomorrow. Like a close friend, she gives inspirational, down-to-earth advice with a dash of humor thrown in.  

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My Review

This book was perfect for today as it's sure to jump start some Biblically centered, practical resolutions for the new year. This book offers anecdotes, Scripture, and some practical ways to achieve your goals and find/follow God's plan for you life. Topics included range from decluttering, dressing for success, not meddling in sin, making big changes, and more. The author manages to do this in a relatable way and I did not feel like the author was showing herself as superior to the reader. This book would be easy even for the non-reader to get on the right track for the new year, or if you just feel stuck in a rut. I recommend this for those looking for a big change in life, just starting their adult life in college perhaps, or who is lost and turning over a whole new chapter of life. A few issues I had: the title. Seductive just was not the right choice of word- I would have gotten the point with just "Slayers of Success." I feel like the "seductive" gives it the wrong connotation especially for a religious book- let me just say that there was nothing I found that was sexually inappropriate inside. Also, I felt like there was a missing element when looking at mental health- from some of the author's anecdotes it made it seem like becoming a Christian and knowing Scripture and being a good Christian would solve all problems with past abuse, trauma, and more- while I don't know the author's full view on this I would have liked to see her point out the need for treatment and psychological counseling of some kind as a need as well. Overall, I felt this book was a really down to earth, non judgmental, and practical way to start the new year with your eyes on Christ and taking care of yourself.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.

About the Author

Rosalinda Rivera is both outspoken and passionate about helping others change their lives and accomplish their dreams. She is a sought-after speaker by major companies, non-profits, and ministries around the world for her high energy, humorous, and down-to-earth motivational style. She is the executive director of New Life For Adults and Youth, Mercy House, and Mercy Moms House, a place for single mothers to find hope and healing. Rosalinda has been reaching out to families in crisis, poverty, and hopelessness for over twenty-five years. Using her business skills, she developed a model of social enterprise to sustain the nonprofits she leads by creating businesses that train people in job skills and leadership. Rosalinda is the founder of Bella Women’s Ministry in Richmond, Virginia, which hosts annual conferences for over five hundred women. She is also the author of Dare to Begin Again: Let God Write Your Best Future and Wonder Women: Becoming a Hero for Christ. Rosalinda has been a featured presenter at various events nationwide and has ministered throughout the world. From the White House to the local community, she has been nationally recognized for her impact in bringing hope to the hopeless. Rosalinda was appointed to the Board of Governors of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Style Magazine selected her as a “Top 40 under 40” leader for her impact in Virginia. Rosalinda is the daughter of Victor Torres, an ex-gang member from the streets of New York, and his wife, Carmen, the founders of New Life For Youth and pastors of New Life Outreach International Church. She served as an associate producer on Victor, a movie about her father’s journey from drugs and gangs to Jesus and redemption. Rosalinda and her husband, Carlos, have three children: Alana, Gabriel, and Victor.  

More from Rosalinda

Shoot Your Snooze Button Time doesn’t stop and allow us to make up for minutes wasted. Procrastination is not preparation, no matter what we tell ourselves as we reach for that seductive slayer of success. Think I’m being dramatic? The snooze habit is a symptom of a much bigger problem—one that seeps into many areas of our lives. The struggle is real. Delay is the destroyer of dreams. It reduces our resolve. Procrastination is the poison that paralyzes our potential. How many opportunities are you hitting the snooze button on? Putting it off until tomorrow can easily become the habit that defines our lives. Instead of building the life we hope for, we are adding another log to the fire of future regret. Right now, you may recall specific life-goals that have fallen by the wayside. In what areas of life have you chosen to roll over, closing your eyes to what your inner dreams require of you? Look at your gifts. Your talents. Are you harnessing your strengths to propel you in the direction of your desires? Or are you letting that power go to waste? You’ve likely heard someone say, “She has potential.” Sounds like a good thing, right? In truth, it’s a compliment with a caveat. To say someone has potential is like looking in their pantry and noting there’s ingredients in there to make a cake. It does not mean there’s a cake. It doesn’t mean they will ever bake a cake. It just means this person could make a cake, if they so desired. If you want to have your cake and eat it, too, you have to do something with what you’ve been given. If you want red velvet deliciousness in your future, remember: it’s not going to bake itself. Potential is pointless until it’s proven in performance. Are you ready to see your possibilities manifest into something tangible?

Blog Stops

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Simple Harvest Reads, December 28 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, December 29
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My Devotional Thoughts, December 31 (Author Interview)
A Reader’s Brain, January 1
All 4 and About Books, January 3 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Rosalinda is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and finished copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your book with us. I think we all enjoy hearing about new books we previously didn't know about. Also, thank you for the giveaway.