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What Airline Passengers Don’t Know About What Happens Behind the Scenes with Air Traffic Control and Most Experts Won’t Reveal

TheWashington, D.C. – Each day, an estimated 2,900,000 passengers fly in and out of U.S. airports and most have no idea what goes on behind-the-scenes. They don’t know what is involved to get them safely to their final destination or what decisions are made by air traffic controllers to safely navigate their flight. While most days are usually uneventful, situations occur that can be the difference between life and death, and that’s where people like Andy Watson come in.  

No ordinary pilot, Watson has been flying airplanes since he was eight years old, and has also worked as an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Specialist at many of the busiest facilities throughout the eastern United States for more than 14 years. In fact, he is one of only a select few pilots who has a multi-faceted understanding of aviation, which most pilots never realize. Watson’s experiences both as a pilot in the aircraft and professionally tracking planes on the air traffic control radar scope inspired him to write The Pilot’s Guide to Air Traffic Control, a collection of behind-the-scenes stories that places the reader right in the middle of real-life situations that bring the stress and urgency air traffic controllers deal with on a daily basis to bear.*  

Watson has written more than thirty chapters about his experiences as an air traffic controller with pilots in mind that includes an exclusive peek into an intense world which travelers rarely see, and dispels several myths about the aviation industry. 

#1 – How often does a passenger have to land a plane? Although this has been depicted in film more than once, this is actually an uncommon occurrence, but it does happen. Last month, an emergency took place when the pilot of a single-engine turboprop Cessna Caravan en route to Florida became incapacitated and the inexperienced passenger was doing his best to fly the plane. Luckily, an air traffic controller on duty, Robert Morgan, was also an experienced flight instructor. Once notified of the situation, he sprang into action. Despite himself never having flown this make and model of aircraft before, he was able to access a picture of the Cessna Caravan’s instrument panel to guide the impromptu student step-by-step on how to land the aircraft. “As I reviewed the incident,” Watson noted, “I thought it was absolutely brilliant that controller and flight instructor Robert Morgan printed a picture of the Cessna Caravan’s instrument panel so he could explain to the passenger over the radio exactly where to look in order to control the aircraft. I believe Robert saved the three lives on the aircraft that day!” Similarly, Watson’s book tells the story of another ATC save where the flight crew was suffering from hypoxia – a lack of oxygen – was rendered all but unconscious. A controller was able to get them to descend before they passed out. 

#2 – Why is Spatial Disorientation a Very Serious Inflight Emergency? Statistics show between 5 to 10% of all general aviation accidents are caused by spatial disorientation, 90% of which are fatal. Spatial disorientation was determined to be the probable cause of the crash that claimed the life of magazine editor & pilot John F. Kennedy, Jr. and more recently, basketball legend Kobe Bryant.  Watson remarks, “Spatial disorientation occurs when the body feels oriented in one direction, but in reality, it is oriented in a different direction. Literally, the pilot doesn’t know which way is up! It’s the same feeling kids get when they close their eyes, spin in circles, and then try to stand up straight, usually resulting in them falling down!”

Watson, who has worked in the FAA’s Air Traffic Safety Oversight office in Washington, D.C., has encountered several aviation accidents caused by this condition and says, “I realized I had received training on spatial disorientation as a pilot, but I did not remember any training on it as a controller.” 

#3 – What is a big mistake pilots make? Watson’s experience is that while commercial pilots are quick to declare an emergency when necessary, the pilots of smaller, general aviation aircraft are often more reluctant. It seems to Watson that most of them try to avoid declaring the emergency to the maximum extent possible. “I suspect because they are afraid of the FAA. I can tell you, if the thought of declaring an emergency even crosses your mind, then you probably should go ahead and declare it! I have heard pilots talk around the word ‘emergency’ specifically to avoid saying it. When an emergency is declared, air traffic gets extra help to assist you in whatever means they can. Phone calls for additional assistance are made, options are presented, and whatever else the pilot requests are made available. Don’t do it without good reason, but the FAA and ATC is truly there to help you effect a safe arrival.” 

Andy Watson will be on hand at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the Largest Airshow in the World, for interviews and to personally sign copies of The Pilot’s Guide to Air Traffic Control. The book is also available on Amazon and at While the title may say it’s for pilots, this book also provides a view from behind the flight deck door of how almost three million passengers travel safely each day in the skies over the United States. 

*The perspective and opinions given in the book are that of the author alone and may vary from those of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Can a Stressful Home Life Making to Illness? Don’t Ignore These Five Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Domestic abuse increased dramatically during the 2020 lockdowns. In fact, according to the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice, domestic violence incidents rose in the United States by about 8.1% after pandemic-related lockdowns were imposed.

Phoenix based school teacher, Dr. L.R. Daniel, understands how the stress and impact of toxic relationships had severe consequences for students and their families during the lockdowns. Daniel discovered that teachers across the nation were hearing students’ shocking stories of their lockdown experiences that included economic hardship, physical and verbal abuse, stressed relationships, depression, and losing loved ones to death.

Dr. Daniel decided to do what she could to help herself, her colleagues, her students, and their parents because they were struggling on several levels. She and her peers realized that many of the victims didn’t have any idea what to do to change their situation. That is when she set out to write a book, Trash Can: Stop Being a Receptacle for Toxic People’s Waste, about how to identify the toxic relationships that hurt families and how to cope with them (especially if leaving them is not an option.)

“It’s difficult to recognize when a person is being toxic,” Dr. Daniel says. “A toxic person is never toxic on purpose. They may not have the intention to harm you. It is their internal turmoil that causes a change in their behavioral pattern. In extremely rare cases, a person behaves toxic on purpose but you are not equipped with the right tools to handle someone’s dark emotions.”

One of the first things to do in order to improve the situation is that a person must know how to recognize if they are dealing with someone who is toxic. Dr. L.R. Daniel recently shared says signs and behavioral patterns that help to identify a person with toxic traits in an interview with Sonoran Living

1. They are manipulative. Toxic people will go to any extent to achieve what they want. It’s all about their needs and wants. They will bend the truth, lie, and even exaggerate something completely irrelevant.

2. They like to play “the victim.” A toxic person will always think that they are being victimized. Even if it’s their actions that hurt them, they will shift the blame on someone else. They won’t take any accountability for their feelings. Rather, they find ways to project their feelings onto others.

3. They are inconsistent. A toxic person may say one thing but does something else. Their words and actions never match.

4. They look for drama and conflict. A toxic person can never handle peace and calmness for too long. They are uncomfortable feeling any happy or positive emotion or situation and actually thrive off pain, conflict, and drama. 

5. They are consistently negative. They are never grateful or content with what they have. They are extremely calculative in what they do and make sure that they get the maximum benefit from any situation. Even when they get the most, they complain about how they didn’t get everything they wanted.

Once the traits of a toxic person are identified, Daniel says that it’s important to not focus on the person that’s causing the problem, but take the energy being invested on the circumstance and redirect it toward self care. She suggests, “Own up to what you can work on and set small goals to create a life that will take you on a journey for wholeness.”

Research from 2020 identifies Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) for high school students and young adults as a significant health dilemma in the United States. A multifaceted approach is recommended to protect individuals from abusive relationships and Daniel’s book, Trash Can: Stop Being a Receptacle for Toxic People’s Waste provides steps to not only identify toxic behavior, but also ways to cope in the midst of these difficult situations.

Depending on what types of issues people are facing at home in their relationships, Daniel’s book may be able to help provide guidance and navigate solutions on how to work on the issues that are causing conflict. She says, “This book is extremely personal to me. I know what it’s like to be in this position and feel like there’s no hope for tomorrow. But if I can get out of something toxic, I’m sure you can, too.

Dr. L.R. Daniel has taught middle and high school adolescents for over thirty years. According to Dr. Daniel, “Helping people free themselves from toxic situations and people is essential for me. It was how I managed to finally step into my own power and not waste my energy on people who never truly valued me.” Her book is available at

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Toxic Mistakes Dog Owners Make: Stop Feeding Dogs Table Scraps

CINCINNATI – What pet mom or dad can resist giving their favorite pup a treat? Dog owners love sneaking food to their pets that are begging for table scraps and what may seem like a good idea at the time can, unfortunately, be deadly for dogs. Many people do not realize that dogs cannot eat certain human foods and innocent table scraps could land a precious pup at the vet with a very serious illness or worse.

Melinda Kirk Stenger has been cooking for dogs for over twenty years and she is on a mission to educate pet parents and says, “There are so many foods we eat at the dinner table that are toxic for dogs and you need to know which ones to avoid giving them. These include grapes, raisins, chocolate, and any food containing Xylitol like pre-packaged cookies and muffins or even gum.” 

Melinda, who is known as the Canine Caterer, was inspired to make homemade recipes for her dog, Bella, a Jack Russell mix who had allergies to many dog food ingredients like wheat, corn and soy. Her determination to keep Bella healthy began her journey to become an expert in dog health. Melinda’s passion led her to create PetCakes® that are do-it-yourself kits to easily make healthy treats for dogs. “People think it’s too complicated and time consuming to cook for their dog, so I invented PetCakes® mixes that have NO wheat, corn or soy to make it fast and fun to give your pets healthy, homemade snacks,” she shares. 

Each PetCakes® kit has everything needed to make homemade pet treats including a BPA free and re-usable bone-shaped pan for dogs (or a fish-shaped pan for cats). Just add water to the mix, pour the batter into the pan, and microwave it for less than three minutes. Melinda adds, “The birthday kits also come with a candle to add to the cake. When you cook for your animals, you bond in a fun way that creates lasting memories with them.”  

PetCakes® mixes also have no added salt, sugar or preservatives. Melinda warns, “Dogs specifically should never have added salt or sugar in their food because it contributes to health issues leading to a shorter life span.” 

Melinda Kirk Stenger has dedicated an entire page to a list of toxic foods in Paws & Brunch, a cookbook packed with a collection of delicious dog treat recipes inspired by human food like Woof Waffles, Canine Quiche, and even Barktown Biscuits. “Each recipe is designed with healthy, human-grade ingredients and are so easy, even kids can make them,” she says.

Melinda’s dog, Bella, is the official taste tester, mascot, and inspiration behind the recipes in her cookbook, “Bella was seriously injured in an accident and it required me to cook homemade food for her to help her recover. Cooking for her inspired me to go above and beyond and to make human looking food she’d love. When she got better, I expanded into planning extravagant birthday parties, high-end doggie brunches, and even dog weddings.”

PetCakes® are available online through Amazon or Chewy and you can follow and connect with Melinda on Instagram.  

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Former TV Producer Shares Secrets: How Entrepreneurs Can Get Talk Show Interviews

Los Angeles, CA based Marianne Schwab is helping entrepreneurs crack the code on how they can get talk show interviews to promote their business. Building visibility for a company or product is one of the biggest challenges that an entrepreneur faces and they may seek to increase their brand’s exposure with such interviews. However, the issue is that they have no idea how to go about this. Fortunately, Marianne Schwab is a former network talk show producer and has decided to share some of the biggest insider secrets from the industry on how an entrepreneur can land a TV talk show interview.

“It breaks my heart when I see small business owners and entrepreneurs spend thousands and thousands of dollars on hiring a publicist and get little to no results — let alone land a talk show interview,” states Schwab. She notes that, unfortunately, most entrepreneurs are clueless about the steps they need to take, even though they usually understand how much they stand to gain if they are successful.

This inspired Marianne to launch a free training program to show entrepreneurs exactly what they need to know and consider before they even begin to pitch programs to get TV talk show interviews. In fact, she is on a mission to help experts and entrepreneurs get an edge over their competition and the only prerequisite is that they have a product or service they are ready to promote.

The training covers three things that all entrepreneurs must know to book an interview in order to avoid ruining their chances of actually getting on the show. When it comes to learning how to land talk show interviews, she states that the first step is to help experts and entrepreneurs understand how talk shows work behind-the-scenes. Marianne says, “I am not a publicist, but a producer who helps experts, authors and entrepreneurs get talk show interviews. My approach is as an insider who understands exactly what talk show producers need and want for their programs.”

The strategies that Schwab suggests are based on her experience as a TV talk show producer. Her program has proven quite popular due to her extensive experience in the field. Ngombe Mayunda, author of the book, Thank You America, shared, “I learned new strategies on how to land TV Talk Show Interviews for my book. I recommend this amazing training.”

Marianne’s free training also covers the one strategy that every entrepreneur should master that will increase their chances of getting an interview up to 90% of the time. She give insights on the types of guests that talk show producers need to book on their daily shows and how to become more appealing to them as a prospective guest on programs. She does caution that people can derail their shot at success if they only think how a talk show interview will benefit them instead of thinking about the types of pitches that producers want.

Marianne helps entrepreneurs refine their expert knowledge into talk show segment ideas that appeal to TV audiences. Ultimately the goal is to elevate them from an expert to an authority that will generate more clients and customers in the process. Schwab emphasizes, “Getting the interview is only the beginning. Hitting a home run with your interview is where I come in to ensure that my clients don’t dismantle their credibility with a bad interview.”

Those interested in taking the free training to learn how to promote their business on a TV talk show can connect with Marianne Schwab on Instagram. Through this space, they can make inquiries on the free training to determine whether they can benefit from it and if they’re ready for a talk show interview.

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New York City’s Faith & Fashion Icon Pens Inspiring Opus in a Fight for Her Life

The House of Faith and Fashion: What My Wardrobe Taught Me About G-d releases on May 13th, 2021 and is a collection of essays and conversations that fuse together fashion and faith — two subjects that are traditionally juxtaposed, yet are brought together seamlessly within these pages, as if they had always belonged and had never existed separately. The attention-grabbing cover was designed by none other than Elizabeth Sutton, giving perfect visual representation to the beauty found in the content inside.

Through The House of Faith and Fashion, Tobi works to reveal G-d’s presence in fashion, jewelry, art, beauty, and style through the unique lens of Jewish teachings. She completed the book during the fight for her life against Müllerian ovarian cancer, an aggressive carcinoma requiring equally aggressive medical care.

Through her cancer diagnosis and the challenges of treatment, Tobi created an extraordinary chronicle of faith and fashion that elevates the creative process to divine proportions. Her collection of thoughtful, profound, and sometimes poignant essays illustrate to readers how the creation of fashion and art can become a channel through which to express one’s faith and connection with their spirituality.

“Brilliantly redraws the borders between spiritual and physical beauty.” — Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

The House of Faith and Fashion began as a weekly column for a local newspaper and has since flourished to a robust treasury of essays that weave spirituality into every aspect of the fashion and creative industries. The book continues Tobi’s work with top international designers, fashion editors, jewelers, artists, and influencers like Manolo Blahnik and Carolina Herrera. Tobi weaves spiritual awareness into her work with fashion figureheads at events like the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Exhibit and New York Fashion Week to create an opus that takes a fresh new look at style and spirituality.

“I definitely found my niche, that’s for sure,” Tobi explains. “Nobody else has put together chief Rabbis and fashion editors together to discuss their craft and then bring it all [together] with clear Biblical and Judaic thought,” she says.

The book is clearly organized and divided into five chapters, each with about twelve to fourteen essays. This format is designed specifically to make the book easier to pick up and put down as needed to fit busy lifestyles.

“It’s not really about me; it’s not my memoir,” Rubinstein says. “I became ordained as a path to gaining more understanding and digging deeper. It’s not necessarily a title I go by. I’ve learned that my title is myself and that titles really don’t matter in life. It’s about relaying your message in a way that you can impact people. [I believe] that creativity on all levels is a gift from G-d.”  

“For so many decades, fashion, art, jewelry, and beauty has been looked at in this vain, purposeless, self-contained way,” Tobi continues. “I’m putting a new layer to it, saying ‘No, it’s not.’ In my first essay, The Haute and the Holy, I talk about the fact that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most successful costume exhibit was Heavenly Bodies, about the Catholic church. I refer back to the two chapters in the Bible about the outfit of the high priest, which is the most ornate, couture outfit you could think of, from the jewelry, the lace, the colors, the dying, the patterns, the gold trim, and the placement of the gems.”

In this never-before-seen collection of visceral, thought-provoking essays, readers will discover that faith and fashion aren’t necessarily two separate roads. Biblically, clothing had great importance; purple robes were reserved for royalty because the dye was so rare and costly to make. Spirituality has never taken such a practical turn before, framing the beauty of creation within the lens of the fashion industry.  

Tobi summarizes the book best with a single phrase: “The House of Faith and Fashion” ultimately pays homage to the first master couturier, which was G-d.”


Tobi Rubinstein began her notable career in fashion after being brought into the industry by an exclusive manufacturer for Victoria’s Secret and JC Penney. Tobi then licensed with Nicole Miller for Childrenswear and helped develop Crunch Gym’s popular activewear line. In 2001, Rubinstein and her partners created “Chedda,” an innovative men’s urban clothing line designed for mass-market release at K-Mart.

In 2011, Tobi took a leap into reality TV and a successful lecture and radio series by creating The House of Faith and Fashion. Her goal was to consistently fuse creative outlets like fashion with spirituality. She made media appearances on WABC, WNBC, Lifetime, I24, Huffington Post, Page Six, and other outlets, having the opportunity to fashion icons like Patricia Fields and Badgley Mischka about their faith within their craft.

Tobi found further meaning by in-depth study of Jewish thought and teaching. This led to the combination of both her loves into one solid purpose — The House of Faith and Fashion: What My Wardrobe Taught Me About G-d.


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From Fratire King to Self-Publishing Empire:The POZcast with Adam Posner Shines a Light on Tucker Max

As the podcast industry continues to grow, The POZcast with Adam Posner is at the top of the list. Posner regularly has experts in various areas on his show to discuss serious topics. Now, there is a new episode of The POZcast with Adam Posner, where he talks with Tucker Max. Max shines a light on exactly how he got to where he is today. During the in-depth interview, Posner discusses how Max became a 4x best-selling New York Times author while still balancing his professional obligations.

Tucker Max: Scribe Media Founder  

When people think about Tucker Max, they usually envision the founder of Scribe Media; however, prior to this, he went to school to become a lawyer. After finishing school, he realized that he did not particularly enjoy practicing law. He believes the field forces you to sell your soul if you want to enjoy success, which he was not willing to do.

Even though lots of people are worried about what will happen if they do not put their advanced degree to use, Max knew that he did not want to spend his life doing something he hated. Therefore, he tried to get out before he got in too deep. He moved to Hollywood for two years, which he also hated, as he felt like he was spending time around people who were nothing like him. Eventually, he decided that his calling was to found Scribe Media, which was the first stepping stone to get him where he is today.

His next step was to start a blog on his own website, which is, where he founded a new genre that is now called “fratire.” Originally used by Warren St. John, a writer for the New York Times, this is the best way to describe Tucker’s style of writing.

On his website, Max pokes fun at himself a lot, mocking the life he once led in his 20s. In addition, his website has become popular because of his unique sense of humor. Finally, Max always discusses that he has been both blessed and cursed to tell the truth to people no matter what.

A Unique Approach: Tucker Max and Scribe Media  

The original reason why Tucker Max went to law school was to become someone who could help people. He realized that this was going to be a lot harder than he thought. Fortunately, he now gets to do exactly that as he works for Scribe Media. A lot of his clients are shocked because he asks them to read their books out loud. While this might seem like an unconventional approach, it is actually very important. When someone is actually forced to speak out loud, they can pick up on errors in their writing that they might have otherwise overlooked. It is this type of dedication to his clients that has made Tucker Max the success that he is today. It has also driven Scribe Media to the top of the industry. Tucker Max has written 4 New York Times best-selling books, including ‘I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell’.

The Drive To Change: Discussing the Core Principle of Buddha  

Tucker Max has always worked to free himself from the chains of a “typical” career and, after four decades, he has finally done that, as he has founded Scribe Media. He follows Buddha’s Core Principle, which states that you must do your work first before you can help others do theirs.

In following this principle, Tucker Max has become the person he is today. He knows that real change can be hard; however, he knows that people need to change themselves if they would like to change the world. Now, Tucker Max spends his time pursuing his true calling. This has led him to become a best-selling New York Times author four separate. All of this, and more, is discussed on The POZcast with Adam Posner, one of the newest episodes released.

About The POZcast with Adam Posner  

The POZcast with Adam Posner is an interview show where Posner speaks with some of the top entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders throughout numerous industries including talent acquisition, business, and marketing. The goal of each interview is to discuss topics that have led to personal growth and have changed the industry. By sharing experiences and stories, listeners can benefit from people they might strive to be like. The POZcast is powered by NHP Talent Group, which offers digital marketing insights, learn more on their website.

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The POZcast with Adam Posner Shines a Light on Tucker Max: From Fratire King to Self-Publishing Empire

The POZcast with Adam Posner has quickly become one of the most popular podcasts in the industry. Featuring top guests and serious topics, there is a new episode of The POZcast with Adam Posner that was recently released, featuring Tucker Max. Tucker Max took a unique journey to get where he is today. The POZcast with Adam Posner goes in-depth with Tucker Max to discuss how he ended up as a New York Times Best Selling Author (four times over) with a balanced life.

Tucker Max is the Founder of Scribe Media

Most people know Tucker Max as the founder of Scribe Media. Even though Tucker Max is a lawyer by training, he quickly realized that this was not for him. He hated just about everything about being a lawyer and describes the field as having to “sell your soul” just to be successful in any way. While many people are concerned about not using an advanced degree once they have it, Tucker realized that he needed to get out of the industry before it was too late. He spent two years in Hollywood, which he describes as the worst two years of his life. He realized that many people who live in Hollywood and work in his industry, are sociopathic, soulless, and narcissistic. Because Tucker Max did not want to end up like them, he decided to get out. That caused an abrupt career change, leading him to Scribe Media.

His career took off when he started a blog on his website,, where he created a new genre now known as “fratire.” This word was used by a writer for the New York Times, Warren St. John, to describe the exact nature of Tucker’s writing.

On his website, Tucker mostly shares unique stories from the life he led during his twenties. His writing has become popular because many people like how Tucker makes fun of his younger self, and the partying he did. Tucker has also been blessed (or cursed) with a personality that always leads him to tell the truth, no matter what. This type of “fratire” is discussed in-depth during the podcast.

Tucker Max Takes a Unique Approach at Scribe Media

Tucker Max originally got into the legal field to help other people. Even though he did not get to do exactly what he wanted to as a lawyer, he does get to spend his life helping people at Scribe Media. Many of his clients are surprised because he makes them read their book out loud before he agrees to publish them. This comes from Tucker’s own personal experience. Some people do not realize exactly what they should change about their writing until they are forced to read it out loud. Even though many of Tucker’s clients have edited their work on paper many times, it always sounds different once it is read out loud. Tucker believes he can better help his clients this way. Tucker Max has written 4 New York Times best-selling books, including ‘I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell’.

Buddha’s Core Principle and the Drive To Change

Even though it has taken him more than four decades, Tucker Max lives his life, and runs Scribe Media, by following Buddha’s Core Principle. First, you must do your work. Then, you can help others do theirs. This principle guides all of Tucker’s decision-making and has made him a better person.

It has also helped him change, becoming the person he is today. If you want to see real change, then you must change yourself. Tucker went through a lot of this when he decided to leave his legal training and experience behind; however, he has found another fulfilling career that has made him a New York Times bestselling author 4 times. Tucker Max, and his unique journey through life, are discussed in-depth on The POZcast with Adam Posner.

About The POZcast with Adam Posner

The POZcast with Adam Posner regularly interviews top experts, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs from the world of marketing, business, and talent acquisition. The podcast focuses on the journeys and insights of individuals that have led to personal growth. The goal of The POZcast with Adam Posner is to help others learn from the unique stories and experiences of those who have risen to the top of their fields. To learn more about The POZcast with Adam Posner, check out social media profiles on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Learn more about The POZcast with Adam Posner on the website.

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Female Veteran and Entrepreneur Releases eBook for Service Members Transitioning to Business Owners

(Fayetteville, N.C.) The journey from military service member to small business owner isn’t an easy one. No one knows that better than ShaDonna “Mo” McPhaul. McPhaul spent 20 years in loyal service to the United States Air Force before she made the transition to small business owner. In her new eBook, It’s Not What You Know, It’s the Mo’ You Know, McPhaul opens up about the lessons she learned while transforming her career and launching two successful businesses.

During her time as an active-duty service member, McPhaul gained expertise in Public Affairs, Administrative Support, Knowledge Operations Management, Command & Control, Human Resources & Logistics Management and Religion & Resiliency Support. After leaving the military, she wanted to put her expertise to work and soon started two companies, Mo’s Heroes and The Mo You Know. Now she wants to make her advice and life lessons available to even more people through her new eBook, which will help small businesses gain additional target audience exposure and introduce new audiences to their businesses.

“Unless you’ve made the transition from military to civilian life, you don’t really understand the struggles that it entails,” explained McPhaul. “I’ve learned a lot through transforming my career and building two businesses from the ground up. I knew it would be helpful to share my own experiences with other veterans going through the same thing, or really anyone going through a big transition in life. I wanted to point out some blind spots that they may or may not be aware of. It seems like a missed opportunity to not share that advice with others.”


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New Book from TAJ Consulting & Events Provides Community Leaders with Tools They Need to Succeed

Community leaders or those looking to start a community-focused initiative, a new Book is providing all the tools and personal success stories they need to succeed. The Nonprofit Legacy is a compilation of personal stories and helpful tips from 14 female nonprofit executives. Author and CEO of TAJ Consulting & Events, Tajala Battle-Lockhart is the consultant, educator and public official behind the book. Though she wears many hats, the one thing all of her initiatives have in common is service.


“This Book lays bare the value of collaboration over competition,” explained Battle-Lockhart. “Through the collective experience of these 14 award-winning nonprofit executives, we’ve learned that you can’t do big things on your own. Each of these leaders takes you on a journey of transparency, sharing revelations that led them to success and providing actionable tips and tools. From navigating paperwork to successfully gaining grants and sponsorships, to filling your board and volunteer teams, The Nonprofit Legacy takes you step-by-step through the process.”


TAJ Consulting & Events is a team of hospitality consultants that provide high-quality training for industry recognized certifications and competencies that set clients apart from their competitors. Through these services, the company helps clients build strong resumes that result in long-term employment and promotion opportunities.


For those interested in getting this blueprint to success, visit TAJ Consulting & Events’ online bookstore at