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Following Your Passions Through Every Bend In The Road

Feb 15, 2008
Debra Poneman, a woman whose passion had always been making a difference in people's lives, founded "Yes to Success" to help people create true success and prosperity, enjoy deep and lasting happiness, and how realize their biggest dreams. Her seminars started small with only 10-12 participants, but took off in a very short time with thousands of participants.

Debra was becoming a regular on radio and television talks shows, and she was even in negotiations for her own television talk show. On the outside, it seemed she had it all. She was very successful, but success doesn't necessarily equal fulfillment, as she would soon realize.

With the birth of her first child came the birth of a new passion for Debra: being a stay at home mom. With phone call after phone call of people asking her to come back to work, she knew her hectic life needed to be put on hold. She didn't feel as if she was throwing her dreams out the window. She was simply taking a detour to reach them.

Debra joined a popular work at home company called Melaleuca, a business that prides itself on allowing moms to fit work into their family rather than fitting family into their work. Instead of sleeping night after night in a lonely hotel, she was tucking her children into bed.

As her children got older, Debra Poneman still dreamed of doing what she had always wanted to do, writing an inspirational book. One night, her son brought her one step closer to that reality. He simply asked her to watch a televised talent show with him.

Debra wasn't particularly interested in watching a talent show, but she loved spending quality time with her kids, so of course she said yes. What she saw wasn't just any old talent show. It was the first season of the highly successful reality TV phenomenon, American Idol. In no time, she was hooked.

Marci Shimoff loved with the show as well. Marci, a successful writer of inspirational books including a couple of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, was one of Debra Poneman's dearest friends. One night while discussing the outcome of an episode, like they had done so many times before, they suddenly realized the perfect title for a new book: "Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul."

American Idol contestants know all about living the dream, picking yourself up when you fall, and never giving up. That's exactly what Debra had always done, and it was exactly what she wanted to express to others. She didn't give up on her dreams just because she became a mother.

Debra tells the stories of several of the contestants in her book, "Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul." It's a testament to people's belief in themselves, and it's a way to show ordinary people doing extraordinary things. So what if you're not a singer? Debra wants people to realize they can be the best at whatever it is they want to do. Just don't give up when the Simon Cowell's of the world knock you down.
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