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The thrill of the game of life is charting a course, facing challenges head on, making the most of it!

Background Information


I have been steeped in self-development since I became of age.
Growing up as a second daughter, it was tough competing with a brilliant older sister. My father taught us that there is no such thing as “can’t.” I learned to persevere, and was sometimes referred to as being stubborn. In the long run,
that is what pays off—perseverance--persistence, determination, and hard work.

My greatest joy is knowing that somehow I helped someone else to
succeed. For example Toastmasters in the District I led to
reach President’s Distinguished District #1 in the world said to me,
"We didn’t think we could do it, but you believed in us and we did it!”
One reader of my book Take Charge of Your Life wrote that it literally
saved her life. That gives me a thrill. She was an abused spouse.

My first book 101 Ways to Improve Your Communnication Skills Instantly was written to support a speaking career. The 5th Edition is now available in the Kindle store as well as and other bookstores. This book is sold by publishers all over the world who have translated the book into 12 languages, including Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. I chose that topic because I needed to learn more about it. English was a second language for my parents who spoke French. I felt insecure about my ability to communicate effectively and sometimes could not find exactly the right word to express my thoughts. Researching and writing that book with Bennie Bough was a great beginning for me. I have since presented many seminars on effective  communication skills and find it very rewarding.

Take Charge of Your Life shares the benefits of my personal journey from vision to victory—from single-again with a part-time job, to supervisor at Army Headquarters in the Pentagon, to business owner and corporate executive. I have presented seminars on this topic in New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, and many other cities. I signed the book for the Barnes and Noble store in Rockefeller Center, New York City. Articles based on the book have been published articles in magazines such as Toastmasters, Real Estate Professional, BizLife Magazine, Biz2Biz, Credit Union Executive Society (online) and a host of others. I have been quoted in Woman's World and featured as Real Simple magazine's "Wise Woman." 

I began writing my third book, From Book Signing to Best Seller, by dictating ideas into a digital recorder as I was returning to Los Angeles from a 12-city book signing tour. John B. Slack added his experiences of being on the road. The book was named "Best Writers Reference Guide" by the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.



Birth Place
San Antonio, TX USA

US Department of Commerce Commercial Services Export Achievement Certificate for Accomplishments in the Global Marketplace, 2007 Ford Motor Company and Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce award for Outstanding Business Women, Toastmasters International Presidential Citation in 2005, Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service by Secretary of the Army, Togo West; Board of Directors, Toastmasters International; District Governor, Toastmasters International (#1 ranking District worldwide 1991-1992); Master of Science in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Additional Information

New podcast show producer and host, Expanding Horizons - Building Confidence. Now available on iTunes, and Stitcher Radio, and other distributors of podcasts. Please subscribe, rate and review. I was honored to be a panelist for Session 2: The Mastermind Alliance for Nightingale-Conant's audio recording of Napoleon Hill's 17 Principles of Success. Other panelists were Don Hutson and Joe Dudley, Sr. Wrote and published a consumer's guide, "How to Avoid Pyramid Schemes and Find a Good Network Marketing Opportunity." I did the study and can assure people that network marketing, or multilevel marketing as it is sometimes called, is a legitimate business model. You can request a fax copy of the guide from 1.800.775.9293. The report is also on Kindle. Also recently updated and published the 5th Edition of our popular book 101 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills Instantly., Watch for upcoming conference call seminars: Topics: Master Mind Groups; How to Reinvent Yourself; and Writing, Publishing, and Marketing Your Books Jo's books are distributed to bookstores nationally by They are also available online, some are downloadable eBooks. The books are used in training programs of international corporations, consulting firms, colleges, and network marketing groups. Take Charge of Your Life: Dare to Pursue Your Dreams! (paperback) Revised, second edition of A Millennium Primer: Take Charge of Your Life. Take Charge of Your Life was recorded by the author in an abridged version and is available in the Authors Den,,, and libraries and book stores in the U.S. Of course, you can still order directly from Author: A Millennium Primer: Take Charge of Your Life Coauthor: 101 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills Instantly which has been translated into ten languages Coauthor: From Book Signing to Best Seller: An Insider's Guide to Conducting a Successful Low-Cost Book Signing Tour. This book was judged 2001-2002 Best Writer's Reference Guide by the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.

Contact Information
GoalMinds, Inc.
P.O. Box 100903 
San Antonio TX 78201-8903   USA
Contact Author: Jo Condrill
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Free communication tips and interactive self-assessment. Articles and reviews, too. Download "How to Form a Master Mind Group," From Book Signing to Best Seller," and "Take Charge of Your Life" from the "Tool Shop."

Publish and Prosper
My journey into the realm of writing and self-publishing books. Tips and links that can cut months off your learning curve and even show you how to get your books into foreign markets--found money, they call it.

Expanding Horizons - Building Confidence
This show provides interviews with people of all ages from all over the world who have overcome obstacles and expanded their horizons. They serve as examples to all of us, especially those who are discouraged. If you would like to be a guest or know someone who would be a good guest, please email information to First, please listen to an interview, then subscribe, rate and review it. You can later unsubscribe at any time. Guests include Michelle Rosado who was on the 95th floor of Tower 1 on 9/11, Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, Past President of Toastmasters International and author of The Path of the Genie. Many other interesting and exciting guests.

From Book Signing to Best Seller
Book signing is still good business! In this eBook you have first hand experience, advice and anecdotes from several authors. The paperback edition of the book is under revision at this time. The product is also downloadable.

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