"Mary Beth Carlson has a unique ability to connect with others. In Words of Wisdom, her refreshing style of writing illustrates bridge-building insights to bring our relationships to a more fulfilling place. Revealed is her remarkable spirit and story reflecting true grace, empathy, healing and love."
- Patrick W. O'Leary, Pediatric Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
"Mary Beth Carlson, songwriter, performing and recording artist, author and inspirational speaker, was selected from a nationwide search to be featured in Words of Wisdom ... Experts Share Strategies for Mastering Life and Business Relationships. Words of Wisdom is among a highly successful book series from Insight Publishing. In addition to Mary Beth's contribution, also featured are best-selling authors Dr. John Gray (Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus) and Brian Tracy (Million Dollar Habits). Carlson, Gray, and Tracy are joined by other well-known authors, health experts and speakers, each offering time-tested strategies for success in life and business relationships.
Wouldn't it be great to have words of wisdom tucked away, ready to pull out when you are preparing to meet a challenge? Between the covers of this new book you will find many words-and phrases-of wisdom that can give you a boost just when you need it most. The authors in Words of Wisdom have gathered their expertise from the "school of hard knocks"; daily life. They have each learned the artistry of turning a challenge into an opportunity to learn and grow. You'll find that Words of Wisdom is a valuable tool for you to use whether you consider yourself successful or if you're seeking success. Find the words of wisdom awaiting you from these esteemed authors. I know I did!"
David Wright, Publisher
"When contacted about contributing to a book called Words of Wisdom ... Experts Share Strategies for Mastering Life and Business Relationships, my first questions were, "How did you find me, and why would you assume I'm an author? I write music and lyrics. But thank you for your consideration." I'm neither an "expert" on relationships, nor am I consciously cognizant of "strategies" to build those relationships. I'm not a sociologist or a psychologist, but I sure do love and care about an awful lot of people, value lifetime relationships, and thought I could give this a try. I'm glad I did because I enjoyed the entire process! I titled my segment "Sustaining Meaningful Relationships ... A Pathway to Harmony". Grateful to learn a lot about myself throughout this project, I found that I'm better equipped to offer practical applications and help with relationship-building skills than I realized. It was a wonderful opportunity to personally assess these skills and consider how to share what I've learned from my own life and business experiences. I also discovered I'm more resilient and perseverant than I gave myself credit for. These are two of many character qualities to which I referred in the book that are strong indicators of whether a relationship endures the test of time and its many challenges. My experiences with life's seasons of adversity have been the best teacher in developing and honing these attributes.
I am so very thankful for your faithful support of my music endeavors through the years, and I'm excited to record another CD in the near future. I hope you'll enjoy this new writing venture. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading the exciting variety of viewpoints and creativity of the other authors, and I think you'll agree with me that Words of Wisdom is a great read!"
Mary Beth Carlson