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Book Review 

PERPETUAL MOTIVATION
By: Dave Durand

Book Review by: Dan Smith
SmithPublicity@aol.com
215-943-5062

HOW 'FEEL GOOD' ADVICE IS CREATING GENERATION OF SLACKERS
OR: The Sins of Self Esteem

WAUKESHA, WI - Do you think it's always a good idea to tell teens to love themselves and be proud of who they are? Do you believe self-esteem in kids should always be promoted, valued and nurtured?

According to Dave Durand, you're completely wrong. Author of the new book Perpetual Motivation, Durand is stirring up controversy in the motivational industry with his "kick in the pants" message that takes direct shots at popular motivational philosophies.

"We tell kids to always feel good about themselves, and to not associate with people who make them feel bad," says Durand. "But what if a teenager should feel bad about himself because of his behavior or attitude? Feeling ashamed of oneself can be a good thing."

In Perpetual Motivation, Durand bucks the trend of popular "fell good" motivation and discusses:

- How self esteem becomes self worship; resulting in inflated egos and self-centeredness

- The death of shame - Why parents shouldn't be afraid to use shame as a motivator.

- How the over-praising of children and moral "dumping down" of America is creating a generation of disrespectful slackers.

- Why promoting self-love creates obnoxious kids.

"America has become the 'me' country, where universal acceptance and tolerance is the standard," adds Durand. "The antidote for this epidemic of runaway self esteem is a gentle but firm kick in the backside."

Durand is a second degree black belt, fitness video producer and renowned motivational speaker. By the age of thirty, he was a "Hall of Fame" business award winner and international sales record breaker. Perpetual Motivation is available for purchase at Amazon.com, or by calling -800-247-6553.