Recent Reviews for John Paul Carinci
Better Off Dead In Paradise (Book) - 5/6/2011 4:03:54 PM|
An excellent stand alone book with nonstop action, August 26, 2008 -
John Paul Carinci has one of the best self-help books out there - The Power of Being Different - his fiction is just as captivating - Better Off Dead in Paradise is a sequel to Better Off Dead. If you are a follower of series, as I am, don't be worried about getting this book without having read the first book - Carinci has added enough back-story to bring the reader up to date with the plot and characters without you scratching your head. I will probably go back and read Better Off Dead, just to enjoy the characters.
Frankie Granstino, a Brooklyn life insurance agent, becomes involved in the Mafia. When he finds he is next in line to be killed by said Mafia, he, with the help of the FBI, fakes his suicide. He and his FBI/love have entered the witness protection program and are relocated to Paradise - the Cayman Islands. Not a bad place to have to live - until...
Frankie, now Mario and his wife Alicia (the ex-FBI agent) feel safe in their new surroundings - until their parked rental car was involved in an 'accident' - it blew up - meant for them to be in it! This was a professional job. When they contact the FBI, the couple find that no one is to be trusted and they take it into their own hands to protect themselves.
The action is nonstop, with doses of humor and always remembering this couple who went together, leaving their families, their lives behind, because of their love for each other. It also shows how hard it must be to be in a situation to be placed in the Witness Protection Program.
The Mafia proves a formidable opponent and there are enough fights and explosions to keep the most seasoned thriller fan on their toes.
One thing that touched me - Mario's relationship with his father - you see, his Dad has crossed over - yet Mario feels his father's love and faith in him as he (Mario) literally tries to keep his wife and himself alive. It brought tears to my eyes - only because it is beautifully handles and reminded me of my Dad, whom I lost a few years ago.
You will enjoy Better Off Dead in Paradise. It is fast, furious and you'll find yourself rooting for these wonderful characters.
John Paul Carinci is adept at both fiction and nonfiction.
The Power Of Being Different (Book) - 5/6/2011 4:01:43 PM
John Paul Carinci is a Renaissance man - he is not only a successful business man, he is a poet, song writer, screenwriter, author of many works of fiction, and the author of one of the most profound and useful 'self-help' books I have ever read.
The Power of Being Different is amazing. In its simplicity, it will show you how to transport your life into one that is not only productive, but filled with exploring your potential in every facet of your life. Big words, but it works.
I have a dear friend who is a success in the investment market. One of his favorite sayings is 'Dare to be a Daniel, dare to stand alone.' I am sending him a copy of Carinci's book - he'll love it.
You see, you can eek out an existence by being just another head in a crowd. To get noticed, you have to stand out - to be different - and thereby having your ideas noticed, your path cleared.
Carinci dots his book with quotes from some of the greatest minds of our time - bits of information to chew and digest - His sound, thoughtful words will be those you will use and relate to.
I have 'dog-eared' many pages of The Power of Being Different so I can relay some great ideas/thoughts with you - it is something I do not normally do - dog-earing - but wanted to share with you - am looking at my copy and nearly every page is dog-eared. Not enough space to share everything I wanted to share!
The way you use your time each day can be a critical factor in your success. Your thoughts and how you handle yourself are part of your success. In other words, harness the power you have within you and you can literally move mountains to achieve your goals, personally and professionally.
Time management, sending positive thoughts, ideas to yourself are parts of the keys. How many of us wake up and dread going to work - knowing we'll get pounded in some form during the day, shrinking at the thought of having to endure another day of the same harrassment from the boss and/or co-workers in the dog eat dog daily grind we call work? I've been there done that - Carinci in simple easy to follow techniques help alter our approach to handling things making harsh situations bearable and even triumphant is brilliant.
My father was the blueprint of the American Dream. Son of an immigrant, he worked his way through college, overcoming hardships where some would have given up and taken lesser roads. Instead he persisted, and became an executive in the automotive industry - and he was sought out for not only his dedication for excellence and quality, but how he practiced what he preached. He cared not only for the product, but the people who produced the products. His techniques in business are still being practiced today. If my father was alive today, I can guarantee you he would give a copy of The Power of Being Different to each and every person under him, as well as family members. I think his dedication and caring to help and give of himself paved the way for successes of his family and people he touched. He and John Paul Carinci would have been great friends. Every page I read, I knew this was what my father embraced. And that is the highest compliment I can give this book.
Small suggestions, such as finding 15 minutes each day to start investing in yourself, writing down your dreams of success, having a mantra of sorts - a rallying 'cry' to focus what you want and to achieve - focusing in on what is truly important and zeroing in on how to attain it.
All this John Paul Carinci lays out in this book.
You are your best supporter, or worst enemy. Which will you choose? To self destruct, or rise to be the person you want to be? So easy, so amazingly presented, all you have to do is follow through. Follow through - that is another of my Dad's sayings - you can have great ideas, but unless you follow through with them, all they are, are great ideas. Not tangible success.
You may not become a Gates after reading this book, but if you follow the principles of this book, whether you are an executive in a company, or a blue collar worker in the fields, or a student, whatever, wherever you are, your success is in your hands. All you have to do is step out and be different - make a difference - and that gives a power you will find amazing.
I plan on sending copies of The Power of Being Different to many of my friends. I believe in the ideas of this book, and am working to make myself a better person by implementing the ideas Carinci lays out for us.
Reviewed by - Ellen George
AN ALL-CONSUMING DESIRE TO SUCCEED (Book) - 5/6/2011 3:56:49 PM
Review of An All-Consuming Desire to Succeed (A Success Formula) by John Paul Carinci
I am convinced that John Paul Carinci is this generation’s Dale Carnegie.
His works of inspiring the individual to reach higher, farther, to look at your life’s goals and see how to succeed in them are well known.
His latest book, An All-Consuming Desire to Succeed A Success Formula is a tour de force in his books to help Everyman succeed and excel.
Repeated many times in the text is the phrase “We Are Each Born into This World Destined for Greatness!” Should you not read anything else, contemplate that quote. Inside us is the spark that can propel us up or if we ignore that spark or let that spark be extinguished, those sparks of potential greatness sputter out and dies.
Mr. Carinci uses common sense methods of how to obtain success, frequently using quotes by noted individuals, who emphasize his thoughts.
Teddy Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, Abraham Lincoln, and countless others who were born to succeed, even overcoming barriers in their lives are featured, and stand to be examples of where we need to be heading.
There is a quote I think attributed to Edison that has always affected my life. It states that we are so busy looking back at our mistakes or lost opportunities; we forget to look forward and see the road to greatness before us. I read that at a low point in my life and it helped me turn around and face the right way and right path.
Reading this amazing book can literally get you on the right path.
Mr. Carinci has affirmations, and examples of success and successful people. Anyone can glean this information and be uplifted into becoming what they want to be and helping them go towards success.
Life doesn’t give you The Golden Ticket – you clearly have to earn it. By preparing yourself, and giving yourself the right tools to succeed, and the will to work to make your goal, chances are you will uplift yourself and be on that road called Success.
I was at Church and looking at the Liturgy book following along, as in my Church some of the Liturgy is in Greek, and some is in English. I am blessed to know both languages.
A passage reminded me of Mr. Carinci and this wonderful book. “Share within our hearts, Loving Master, the pure Light of your Divine Knowledge and open the eyes of our minds that we may comprehend your message.”
Mr. Carinci speaks a mantra or prayer each morning, re-emphasizing his goals and hopes.
He kick starts his day and has given himself the gift of reminding himself that “We Are Each Born into This World Destined for Greatness.” So can reading and studying this book can do for you. A major read.
review by Ellen George
More Than A Man (Poetry) - 8/23/2008 6:46:18 PM
Lovely poem inspired by someone that has touched your soul. Sometimes someone just touches us so, and we cannot help but be inspired by their mere spirit. I enjoyed reading this poem, welcome to the den, and may you have many more inspirations while finding a niche here.
Much peace, love, and light,