Friday, August 27, 2010

Monroe Mann's Awesome Summer Update

August 24, 2010

Yo Monroe,

Greetings from the state of Maine!  I'm writing tonight from the set of my feature film, "You Can't Kill Stephen King" (AKA Shush or Die).  It seems like ages since I have written to you folks, and I thought now would be an appropriate time to share some inspiration, and to share a little about that latest in my world.  As always, remember, I'm not bragging... I'm just sharing the vibe baby. 

To start with, here's a quick lesson in persistence for you.  Back in 1994, I starred in the play Equus, playing the role of Alan Strang.  I was 17 years old.  I received (according to the local newspapers) "A standing ovation on stilts to young Monroe Mann, who totally amazing performance belies the fact that this is only his 3rd production, the other two being school plays."  That play and those reviews determined my future: I wanted to act.  And more than that, I wanted to be a movie star.  To star in a feature film.  That was 16 years ago. 

How did it all play out?  Completely unlike how I planned.  And yet, in many ways, even better. 

16 years later, I am writing to you from the set of a feature film.  I co-wrote the script.  Am producing it.  Am co-directing it.  And... I play one of the two male leads.  In the words of Matt Damon in a nice Boston accent: "How do you like them apples?"

Truly, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!  I am doing it!   Or rather... I DID IT!  I am starring in a feature film!  Pretty surreal.  Gotta say.

What did it take to get here?  Oh, now that's where it gets interesting.  Let's see: I probably went on over 200 auditions and callbacks over the years.  I got to a final callback to be Michelle Pfiefer's son in "Deep End of the Ocean"--didn't get cast.  I almost got my band signed to Atlantic Records--didn't get signed.   I did get cast in Swimfan... but... that led no where.  I wrote a romantic comedy about wakeboarding, "In the Wake", found my $5 million investor, got every pro wakeboarder on board, and every wakeboard manufacturer, and was ready to start shooting.  A reality show about my rock band, "Running For Famous" was also in the works with the producers of "Trading Spaces".  And then?  I got deployed to Iraq with the Army. My film fell apart.  The tv show fell apart.  My band fell apart.  My business fell apart.  I then spent a year in a combat zone.  A very long anxiety ridden year.  I got back, and tried to put things back together.  Try as I did, my wakeboarding film just never got back the momentum.  But I did end up writing a few more books, and getting onto the college speaking circuit.  I met a fellow author/speaker Peter Bielagus.  In 2006, I joined Bielagus at Book Expo America in NYC.  He introduced me to some standup comic dude named Ronnie Khalil.  Who would have thought that the following weekend, my friend Graham would bail out on me on my trip to Maine.  Who would have thought that none of my other friends could take his place.  Who would have thought I would end up calling up this guy Ronnie on an awkward whim and inviting him away for a nice quiet weekend at the lake.  haha.  well, I did, and we did.  And that weekend, he and I wrote a horror comedy script about Stephen King.   We did it because we were bored and it was raining.  And we happened to have a copy of Final Draft with us.  Who would have thought that over the next 4 years, he and I would stay in touch and continue refining the script, and bring on a 3rd writer (stephen king expert Bob Madia), and that I would end up getting a Masters of Entrepreneurship, and an MBA, and a law degree, and going to film school, and then starting my OWN film school, and then put it all to good use by raising money for the film, and putting together a team (with Ronnie's help) to actually shoot the film, and end up actually making that film come to life? 

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT I WOULD BE WRITING THIS EMAIL TO YOU FROM THE SET OF THAT VERY FILM?  And that we'd be getting interviewed by channel 6 news, Portland Press Herald, Conway Daily Sun, Fangoria Magazine, and the list goes on?  That the feature film I would end up starring in would be one I wrote, produced, and directed?  That I would actually end up having a conversation with Stephen King himself about the film I am shooting about him that I co-wrote?  Um, craziness!

What's the point of all this?  The point is that no matter what, do NOT let your dreams die.  No matter how long it takes.  No matter how much you may have to sacrifice.  I have sacrificed so much for the sake of my dreams.  Many say to me, "Dude, you are running yourself ragged in pursuit of these dreams."  They say it out of concern---but out of their concern for what they think is best for me; not about what is truly best for me.  For me, all we have are our dreams, and as soon as you give up on them, or worse, COMPROMISE or SETTLE ---- whether it's a dream job, a dream girl/guy, or a Barbie dream house --- that's when your soul begins to die.  Yeah, it is undeniable that I have given up a lot to get where I am.  But hey, I guess for me, it was worth it.  I have done what 95% of wannabes in showbiz never do: star in a feature film; direct a feature film; fulfill the dream you once set for yourself. 

So my advice to you?  Don't let the spark die.  Keep up the perseverance.  If what you are doing now is not working, figure some other way to get to where you want (or need) to be.  If the dream is worth it, I assure you, compeltely and without any hesitation: YOU WILL GET WHERE YOU INTEND TO GO> 

It took some reminders from a few friends to help me realize that MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE.  I am starring in a full length movie.  When I sat back and actually realize that I had done it---that I am actually doign what I once set out to do when I was 17 years old, only one word came to mind: H  O  O  A  H.


* FILM UPDATES: So yeah, the film shoot is going great.  We've been shooting for about 15 days, and have another 7 or so to go.  And it looks really really good.  Amazing footage, actors, and performances.  In the words of our DP/Co-director Jorge Valdes-Iga... "HOTNESS!"  After this film, I am directing/producing another comedy feature I wrote entitled, "Outtakes", and continuing the development of my wakeboarding feature, "In the Wake"

* BAND UPDATE: My band is finishing up our latest album, and is in the midst of a name change.  Formerly "Running for Famous" and "Monroe Mann & the Ass Kickers", I'm trying to decide between "Polymath", "The Polymaths", or just "Monroe Mann"  If you don't know what a polymath is... look it up. :)  We should have the full album done with 15 songs in mid October, and up on iTunes and Rhapsody and all that.  If you want to see us play live, we have some upcoming shows planned at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn as well as Sidewalk Cafe in Manhattan.  Potentially good news: Dave Matthews record label asked me to send them the CD when it's done.  Hmmm...  More to come....

* LAW: Yeah baby, I graduated with my MBA and Juris Doctor degree two months ago, and took the NJ and NY bar exams (BARF!) this past July.  I have to wait until November until I find out if I passed, and even then, I'd have to wait a few months before I actually get my law license.  so, in the meantime (I know, I'm crazy), I have enrolled in a post graduate law program (an LLM, i.e. Masters of Law) in Commercial Real Estate investment and development.  That starts September 2nd, one day after we wrap shooting this film here in Maine.  And finally, I am beginning the transition of Unstoppable Artists (my consulting firm) into an entertainment law firm.  More to come on that in the months to come.

* BOOKS: My book Guerrilla Networking (with co-author Jay Conrad Levinson) is now stocked in most Barnes & Noble stores across the country.  That's super exciting.  I am working on a new book now called, "T.R.U.S.T.", which is a book on how to successfully raise money for projects.  The TRUST acronym stands for: Track Record, Return on Investment, Unique Investment Opportunity, Systems, and Team.  If you've been trying to raise money for film, music, or other projects or businesses, this is the book for you.  And if you haven't yet, I hope you'll check out my other books on Amazon and, particularly The Theatrical Juggernaut and Time Zen.

* SPEAKING: By popular demand, I have been invited to again speak (for the 7th time) at AFTRA in Manhattan this fall, so stay tuned for which Tuesday that will be.  I'm also stoked to report that my Swiss alma mater, Franklin College, in Lugano, Switzerland, has asked me to give a speech at an upcoming New York City alumni party.  Molto bene!  Sono molto contento! :)  I also have another speech pending at Writer's Guild, Drama Book Shop, and at a local high school in the city.

* SOME CLIENT UPDATES: My client Jesse Fahay just finished writing her first book, "Which Method" which outlines the four major acting methods performers can use--it'll be published in a month or two.  Anne Marie Stefani, one of the NY Jets Flight Crew dancers, was in Maxim again. Jeff Goldstein's screenplay, "Knock 3 Times" is now a quarterfinalist in a number of screenplay competitions.  Arthur Brown just shot a scene in the soon to be blockbuster, "You Can't Kill Stephen King".  If any of you need help with your artistic or business pursuits---hire me!  I'm here to help you get where you need to go. 

* OTHER RANDOM STUFF: I am now a PADI rescue diver and am starting my Divemaster certification this fall with Empire Divers in Manhattan.  My little sister is getting married this september.  I landed a full heelside 360 on a wakeboard!  I actually saved someone from drowning last week in the lake, and feel really great knowing I was there to help.  I love my mom.
Thanks for reading!  I hope I inspired you in some way.  At the very least, thanks for staying up to date on what's going on in my world.  FYI, for those wondering what the big job interview was... still can't tell you because I have to go back in February for another interview.  If anything comes of it, I'll let you know. :)

No Rules. No Excuses.  No Regrets.

Monroe Mann, JD, MBA, Master of Entrepreneurship, Guerrilla Marketing Coach
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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Monroe Mann & the Ass Kickers - GET OFF YOUR ASS! - live in concert

April 4, 2010

Yo Unstoppable One,

Ever been to a motivational rock concert? Here's your chance.
  And it will be a night you will NEVER forget.
Monroe Mann & the Ass Kickers -- GET OFF YOUR ASS!  A night of kick ass original songs, uplifting motivational speaking, and alcoholic refreshments at NY's most famous cabaret club, "Don't Tell Mama", right on restaurant row in midtown west.

Think of it as a cross between a Tony Robbins seminar and a Weezer concert--except with guitar, piano, violin, and drums... and an inspirational and practical worksheet to help you get control of what you are doing with your life!  If you want to be entertained; if you want to experience intense inspiration coursing through your veins; if you want to hear what Melody Online has called some of the most catchy songs in Manhattan; and if you want to revel in victory with motivational dynamo Monroe Mann at the helm, we heartily encourage you to GET OFF YOUR ASS and reserve your tickets to this uplifting spectacular today.

All 15 songs and speaking topics written by Monroe Mann, who appeared last year on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and has presented motivational talks at colleges and organizations across the country.  His song, "Hollywood Girls"--which you will hear at the show--was once played on NY's hit music station, Z100.  You will also be the first to hear four of Monroe's newest songs, one of which is his personal favorite of all time, "The Sun is Always Shining Somewhere" --which is guaranteed to make you smile a grin a mile wide with renewed faith in all your dreams.

Come on out!

The Band Lineup:
Monroe Mann -- Vocals/Guitar/Speaking
Jonan Keeny -- Drums/Percussion
Brad Gardner -- Piano
Ela Polak -- Violin

TWO Show dates:
Sunday, April 25th, 7:00PM
Friday, May 7th, 9:15PM

You MUST reserve your tickets via the Don't Tell Mama box office:
b) or even easier, just call 212-757-0788 anytime after 4pm daily

Tickets are an unlucky $13 (cause there is NO such thing as luck) plus two drink minimum. Cash only.

The show is at:
Don't Tell Mama (Zagat Rated)
343 West 46th Street (Restaurant Row) New York City
Come early for some delicious food at their highly rated classy restaurant, DTM!

Really hope to see you there. Bring your friends! (They have to RSVP too.)

Monroe Mann & the Ass Kickers <--old band site, where you can hear a few of the original versions of the songs

NOTE: You can find the show as an event on Facebook.  Just search for "Monroe Mann & the Ass Kickers", or find me (Monroe Mann) and either become my 'fan', or add me as a friend.  Any questions, send me an email in response to this email, or call my cell: 646-764-1764.


Monroe Mann, Master of Entrepreneurship, Guerrilla Marketing Coach
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Books by Monroe Mann
Time Zen - The Shortest and Most Effective Time Management & Success System Ever Created
The Theatrical Juggernaut - The Psyche of the Star
Guerrilla Networking (with Jay Conrad Levinson)
Start Your Own Coaching Business
Battle Cries for the Underdog - Fightin Words for an Extraordinary Life
To Benning & Back - The Making of a Citizen Soldier

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Monroe Mann -- LIVE AT AFTRA, Dreams, Time Management, Get Off Your Ass!

March 15, 2010

Yo Awesome One,

I've got some pretty awesome and inspiring things to share with you folks, live and direct from the RoMann Empire.  Yes, folks, live and direct to YOU (a valuable and crucial part of the RoMann Legion).  So read on, and get drunk off the grog of fortune and success.  Whose fortune and success?  YOUR fortune and success, duh!

This is probably the longest email I have sent in a long time, but rest assured, it's chock full of worthwhile reading material.  Enjoy!

Oh, and always remember that you can hire me as your personal one-on-one career, life, or business coach.  I would love to help you reach your dreams, and well, I'm damn good at it.  How do I know? Well, I was hired to write the book on the subject.  ("Start Your Own Coaching Business" by Monroe Mann, 2008).  Call or email to set up a free 20-minute consultation by phone with yours truly. :) 

In this email:
F. BATTLE CRY # 52 (Ayn Rand)


For those rockin' individuals who live in the tri-state, come get motivated and intellectually challenged at my 2-hour seminar ("Producing Your Own Projects") tomorrow, Tuesday, at AFTRA in Manhattan.  For those who don't know, AFTRA is short for the "American Federation of Television and Radio Artists".   Really cool organization (of which I am a member).  If you want to learn the ten steps to successfully producing a film or television project, stop on by at 6PM tomorrow, AFTRA HQs on Madison Avenue.  You'll learn why the script is the most important part; why most people can't seem to ever raise the money they need to shoot their projects; why the smartest actors are PRODUCING actors; and so much more. 
FYI, those that come are invited to an 'after party' of sorts.  It's my tradition to invite anyone who wants to continue the conversation and meet fellow actors, writers, producers, and announcers for a bite to eat/drink afterwards.  And two of my cool showbiz buddies, Christopher Stadulis and Jeff Goldstein, should be there too--and they are both cool guys to meet.  Both are movers and shakers in this biz.

NOTE: You must be a member of AFTRA to get in.  IT IS FREE.  You need to RSVP with Michelle at AFTRA.  If you want to come, but are not in AFTRA, send a text message to me at 646-764-1764 and I can potentially get you in as my VIP guest.

My latest book, "Time Zen - Winners Do It Now" was just released--you can find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

Here's are two inspiring excerpts, "5 Minutes or Bust" and "Winners Do It Now":


But we're not done yet.  The next key is to make sure that no single item on your daily to-do list will take more than 5 minutes of your time.  Sounds weird, right?  Stay with me.

The reason why most people don't get as much done as they would like during each day is because the tasks they ask of themselves ARE WAY TOO BIG AND UNWIELDY!  For instance, you cannot, "Wash the car," in ten minutes; or "Write a book," or "Buy a house."—and yet how many of us put large tasks like that on our to-do lists?  You can't do those tasks in five minutes, but in that same time frame, you most certainly can, "Fill up bucket with water," or "Come up with five potential book ideas," or "Look in the newspaper for local real estate that's for sale."  Does that make sense?  The latter group of tasks are far more likely to get done.  And why?  Because they are doable—they are not overwhelming. 

So you see, the key to a well constructed daily to-do list is not just that it is based on a ten-year plan.  That's only part of it.   The other part is to ensure that every task on your daily to-do list is easy enough for you to wrap your head around.  It may sound silly, but I sometimes find things on my list such as, "Drive to gas station," "Choose a new book to read from the bookshelf," and "brush teeth."  Those tasks get done.  As opposed to, "Get ready for trip," "Become more educated," and "Get ready for bed,"—which I just don't have time for.  But when I break down each task into something I can do in less than five minutes—it's truly amazing how much I can get done, simply because I realize that I 'have the time'.  Another way of doing this is breaking your to-do list down into 5-minute subcategories.  In other words, you list the major task, and break it down into its subordinate 5-minute tasks, i.e.

[ ] Wash Car

                -Buy bucket at home depot

                -Cancel appointments on Saturday

                -Pick out old clothing to wear for the task

                -Drive car down driveway into back yard

Make sense?  In this way, you have all of the component tasks broken down.  Now, even if you just drive the car around back and pick out the clothing for the job, you know that you are making progress.  You can check off those two tasks, and feel good knowing that you are getting very close to washing the car.

Why does this work?  Simple: we often have a poor conception of time.  We think something is going to take us an hour, when in actuality, it would only take us ten minutes.  But we never get started because we think it will take us an hour, and we don't have an hour.  By breaking down everything you do into five-minute tasks, you often end up getting a lot more accomplished in an hour than you normally would because you help your brain realize that you actually do have the time.  While no one has a free hour, we all have 5 minutes to spare.  And this leads to my next point: Winners do it now!™



Look, it's all nice and good if we all can find five minutes to spare, but who cares if we have five minutes to spare if we don't do what we're supposed to be doing during those five minutes?  Makes sense, right?

                So… do it now!  DO IT NOW DAMMIT!

This is the most basic and fundamental time management technique on the planet.  And it is so simple that most people will think it's too simple to actually have any impact on their productivity.  But mark my words: if you take no other advice from this book, take this advice: DO IT NOW.  Don't think.  Just: DO IT NOW.  It will turn your life around.

When to do it?  DO IT NOW!  Now does not mean tomorrow.  Now doesn't even mean 'in five minutes'.  'Do it now' means just that: NOW!  As in, "Stop thinking about it, and start doing it!"  IMMEDIATELY DAMMIT!  Why are you still reading?

                Right at this very moment, think about something you know you should be doing, but you are putting off.  Here's my magical advice: stop reading this book, for a moment, and do what you know you are supposed to be doing!  My gosh, doesn't this make such logical sense?    Becoming better at time management is as simple as making one simple change in your life: Learn how to do it now.  Do it now.  DO IT NOW.  DO IT NOW!  GET OFF YOUR LAZY PROCRASTINATING ASS AND DO IT NOW ALREADY!!!!

NOTE: You can purchase your copy of TIME ZEN at or


Have you still not seen my 10-minute interview on CNBC's The Big Idea from last year?  I was invited on to the show to talk about my Barnes & Noble # 1 bestselling book I wrote with Jay Conrad Levinson called, "Guerrilla Networking".  Where can you watch it?  Right on my company's homepage at   Remember: traditional networking is about meeting people; guerrilla networking is... BECOMING THE TYPE OF PERSON OTHER PEOPLE WANT TO MEET BABY!


1. GOYA (GET OFF YOUR ASS).  Monroe Mann & the Ass Kickers are coming to you live this spring at New York's most famous cabaret club, Don't Tell Mama!   Ever been to a motivational rock show?  Imagine a cross between a Tony Robbins seminar and a Dave Matthews/Green Day concert.  Yeah, pretty awesome.   The three shows are scheduled for the last week of April, and the first two weeks of May.  Stay tuned for specific dates and times!

2. MORE SEMINARS!  I'm gonna be teaching two seminars regularly at 36 Street Studios starting next month.  One will be basic career management for actors and musicians.  The other will be advanced career management for actors and musicians.  Stay tuned!

3. AFTRA IN JUNE: I've been asked to return to AFTRA in June to teach another seminar.  Details forthcoming.

4. PUBLISHING SCHOOL.  You know what?  I believe that EVERYONE should write and publish a book.  Why?  Because it is so damn cool, and talk about a great conversation starter: "So what are you up to?"  "Oh I just published a book.  You can find it on Amazon and"  That breeds interest from ANYONE.  If you are interested in this 3-week TELEPHONE-based course that teaches you how to write, publish, and market your very own book, and all for less than $200, let me know!

5. CASTING FOR MY FILM, "THE QUIET".  Yes, ladies and gents.  The casting for our SAG horror film, "The Quiet" is starting soon.  Probably in early May.  Stay on this email list for all of the details.


I am at an incredible crossroads in my life.  I am in a very strange and (ironically) difficult position: I am being forced to choose between two different dreams.  As my mom always says, "Rejoice Rejoice You Have No Choice!"  But here, I do have a choice, and it's a HUGE choice.  This decision could impact the very trajectory of my life irrevocably.

On one hand, I am nearly done with law school.  6 more weeks to be precise.  I have finished my coursework for my MBA.  I take the bar this summer.  My horror film is going into production this summer.  I have honed my business and marketing skills to such an extent that I know exactly what I need to successfully finish my climb to the top of Hollywood.  If I just continue moving forward... I am assured success.  I don't think I'll get there; I KNOW IT.  But only if I continue on the same path that I am currently traveling on.

On the other hand, a dream of mine that I had ever since I was 21 years old---a dream that I thought was gone, dead, and never to be revived--suddenly reared its beautifully ugly head.  And it's moving forward at full speed. 

This is all good news, right?  Well, not really.  The reality is that I am being forced to choose.  If I choose Hollywood, I am quite certain I'll get where I'm heading, but will I always regret turning my back on this secondary dream?  If I choose this other path---which would take a minimum of three years of my life---it would require me to shut down all my businesses and get out of showbiz completely.  And while I am confident I could regain my current momentum, I would have to abandon showbiz for three years, and I don't know if I can handle that again after my (wonderful) experience in Iraq.

What's my point?  My point is that I don't think I have to choose between dreams.  I think giving up one dream to pursue another is a cop out.   STANDARDS, NO COMPROMISE PEOPLE!   So I am plotting feverishly a way to ensure that on my deathbed, I can say, "I made both dreams come true." 

Is this going to be easy?  No.  It's probably in fact going to be very painful in some ways.  And it is going to require a hell of a lot of work.  But ya know what: I DO NOT TAKE MY DREAMS LIGHTLY, AND MY DREAMS ARE WORTH IT!!!

The big question is: are yours?

F. BATTLE CRY # 52 (Ayn Rand)

This is an excerpt from the book, "Battle Cries for the Underdog" by Monroe Mann

BATTLE CRY: "Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.  Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.  Check your road and the nature of your battle.  The world you desired can be won.  It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours." - AYN RAND

FIGHTIN' WORDS "First, if you haven't yet read the book Anthem by Ayn Rand... go out and read it right now--it'll give you goosebumps.  Second, think back to your childhood.  All of us have at some point wanted to be the superhero, or the war hero, or even just the neighborhood hero.  Unfortunately, at some point between our childhood and adulthood, the word 'hero' merely became a term for a sandwich (and for some people, the word 'hero' doesn't even mean sandwich).  I'm urging you to find that original meaning of the word 'hero', and to once again discover your childhood yearning to be someone amazing.  Rediscover that hero you always wanted to be.  For you ARE that hero.  You have everything within you to be that hero right here, right now; to be what you always knew you could and should be.  And becoming what you always knew you could and should be is certainly a battle worth sacrificing everything for.  Isn't it?  Is so, go forth and propser.  If not, where exactly are your priorities?" - MONROE MANN


And finally, here are some cool things going on in my life right now that I wanted to share with you:

1) Haiti Pictures -- I posted all of my Haiti pics on my Facebook profile.  If you're not my friend yet, friend me!

2) New Awesome Job! -- I'm super stoked to report that out of 25 applicants, 17 of whom were native French speakers, I was the one On Locations Tours chose to be their very first French-speaking tour guide for French tourists on a 'movie bus tour' of Manhattan.  In other language news, I have restarted my studies of Chinese, Arabic, Italian, and German.  Ahh, feels so great.

3) Swing Lesson! -- Yay, I am dancing again.  I have started intermediate swing dance lessons again at Dance Manhattan.  It is so great to once again be on the dance floor.

4) CFP -- I am finally approaching the end of my CFP (Certified Financial Planner) studies at BU's Boston Institute of Finance.  I should be taking the CFP exam in November.

5) BAR EXAM! -- Hard to believe, but I am but 6 weeks from graduating law school.  I just registered for the NJ bar exam, and will be registering for the NY bar exam in April.  Bring it on!!

6) SCUBA INSTRUCTOR -- Finally!  I have begun my training to progess from a PADI Rescue Diver to a PADI Divemaster.  Divemaster is the first 'professional' scuba diver level, and the first 'instructor' level.  I'll be getting certified through Empire Divers in Manhattan.  Check this out: I just found out the owner, Cliff, is also... an attorney!  So needless to say, we hit it off immediately.  ROMP ON!

7) LIFE/CAREER COACHING -- You guys know that I am one kick ass career and life coach?  Whether you're seeking to put together your ten year plan, a personal investment strategy, publish a book, change careers, or just want someone to help put your life into perspective... contact me for a free 20-minute consultation by phone to see if one of my coaching programs is right for you.

Oh, if you need help figuring out the life you are meant to be living, or how to make it happen, I am offering 10% off my 5-week coaching program until Dec 31st.  Instead of $750, pay only $675.  Save $75!  Mention the discount when you call or email me.  I also offer a free 20-minute consultation. 


Monroe Mann, ME, GMC
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Books by Monroe Mann
Time Zen - The Shortest and Most Effective Time Management & Success System Ever Created (December 09)
The Theatrical Juggernaut - The Psyche of the Star
Guerrilla Networking (with Jay Conrad Levinson)
Start Your Own Coaching Business
Battle Cries for the Underdog - Fightin Words for an Extraordinary Life
To Benning & Back - The Making of a Citizen Soldier