Book Launch: Habits of Successful People Motivates You to Redefine Your Narrative - Celebrity & Influential Leaders’ Insights on How Changes in Habits Can Change Lives
Chicago author Shawn Nowotnik’s third book Habits of Successful People is a master class in habits and success. It skips the ra-ra and helps the reader take control of their life. Based on his own story of weekday welder to weekend Hollywood flights to pitch his entertainment agency, he also sought insights from Hollywood’s most influential people on their habits of success. He used these habits to reach his dreams but also help him recover from a devastating loss - and find his true path.
What makes this book unique? It’s based on Mr. Nowotnik’s own story of working during the week as a welder in a steel factory to flying out to Hollywood each weekend to pitch his entertainment agency. Along his journey, he asked Hollywood’s most influential people for valued perspectives on their habits of success. In time, Nowotnik (utilizing these habits) became a Grammy member, marketed films for all seven of the big film studios, and became a celebrity liaison.
Those same celebrity insights later proved to be critical and what he’d rely on to help him recover from the devastating loss of his son to suicide. He explained, “I was forced to reevaluate my own narrative when I lost my son. My life radically changed from having incredible Hollywood moments to having it all shattered. It was their prized habits that helped me to find my true path as a mental health therapist and author.”
Habits of Successful People is packed with a 20-year collection of research and illuminating perspectives he gained from the biggest names in Hollywood, sports, and business. He shares how leveraging your internal capabilities, life experiences, and consistent habits are fundamental to having a successful and meaningful life. Nowotnik firmly believes, “Greatness and success are completely within everyone’s reach.”
He added, “When I walked away from everything in Los Angeles, there was a lot of uncertainty about my life. In becoming a mental health therapist, I realized it was ultimately my true calling. That’s when I knew the perspectives these incredible people imparted on me could be a real game-changer in other’s lives…and the reason why I wrote the book.”
Then, he boiled it down to what’s real. “Honestly, the fear of change is always worse than the reality of the task that lays before us. Growth requires patience, so it’s not always easy to start. With patience, you can persevere. As basic as it sounds, when you choose to change your habits, there is no doubt you can change your life.”
Habits of Successful People illustrates that there is nothing stopping you from succeeding: no matter who you are, where you come from, or how others may view you today. The only question is what are you waiting for?
To celebrate, Mr. Nowotnik is launching his national book tour locally and in person at the Arcada Theatre’s Studio 64 in St. Charles, IL on May 13 from 6 – 10 pm. Experience a meet-and-greet with the author along with a book discussion and signing. Because this is a free event, an RSVP is not required but recommended. Simply visit www.shawnnowotnik.com/contact.
About the Author
Shawn Léon Nowotnik, MSW, LCSW, is a Chicago-based author, therapist, and artist. He understands firsthand how loss, mental health, and addiction can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Today, Shawn focuses his energy on empowering others as a therapist, helping them embrace who they are, and developing new treatment programs. He continually immerses himself in research and writing to find more groundbreaking, innovative solutions. Shawn is the creator and illustrator of two other inspirational/motivational quote books - Louder Than Bombs and Mighty Words from Mighty Women - through Am-Biv-A-Lent, LLC.
Diane Busman – Publicist for Shawn Nowotnik