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How The Years Passed By by Dean Johnson

How The Years Passed By

How a series of divinely-inspired events led to the sport I love and to a successful and happy life

by Dean Johnson

Pages: 294

Dimensions: 6 x 9

Category
  • REL108000 - RELIGION - Christian Church - General

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781545600016

Price : $24.99

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Through a series of interconnected events the author recounts, with stories and more than 300 photographs, how he achieved success in life, in love, in business and in the sport he loves by following and yielding intuitively to what he believes were divinely inspired events. 
 How the sport of table tennis became a “sport for life” 
• The magic of “just show up” 
• When to take a “leap of Faith” 
• How a hobby of pencil sketching and pen and ink drawings  blossomed into a career in graphic arts. 
• How a $25/week internship became a $million business. 
• How the most unlikeable, unlikeliest of people in life  may have the greatest, positive impact 
• When it’s better to “ask forgiveness than permission” 
• How understanding WIIFM is important in both personal 
and business relationships 
• The benefits of turning clients into friends and vice-versa 
• How bad news can turn good, but it takes time 
• How to resolve the challenges of parenting 
• How two years of crippling back pain was resolved 
• Secrets behind a 53-year marriage 
• Stories about how the author was directly and indirectly connected to disparate celebrities like Babe Ruth, Billie Jean  King, Frank Brennan, Sr. and Jr., A&P heir Huntington Hart- ford, Sir Harold Evans, actors Susan Sarandon & Adoni  Maropis, 1961 Miss Universe Marlene Schmidt, legendary pianist Dexter Grey, portrait artist Bill Dolwick, basketball legend Christian Laettner, world-famous “puzzlemaster” Will  Shortz and to two of the most talented American table tennis players of the Classic Age, Marty Reisman and Dick Miles 
• The story of how a 25-year old who just wanted to “be somebody,” in the sport he loves, 60 years later was inducted  into the U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame 
• “Time lapse” photos of how the years passed by 
• Links to highlight videos 

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