Kat has it all (money, success, recognition, influence) except the one thing she desires desperately: a fulfilled life. A business entrepreneur in the high-end sportswear industry, Kat is driven in relentless pursuit of ever-greater success. The two anchors in Kat’s frenzied life have been her father; a famous baseball pitcher turned team manager, and her son, who is following in his grandfather’s footsteps. When both anchors become unstable, Kat’s life tips dangerously out of balance. The market and her finances flip, and relationships start slipping through her fingers. Eager for solutions, she turns to find uncanny wisdom from places she never expected.
The Observer unpacks the idea of 180-degree thinking, which changes everything for Kat. Now, seemingly impossible goals now come into focus with crystal clear clarity. As Kat focuses on the right things, the impossible becomes her new reality.
This book took me by surprise in an amazing way. I absolutely loved this book and the messaging that was instilled in the story. As I was reading this book, I felt lighter. The messaging made me stop and really absorb the story and the characters more.
While, you might think that with a strong messaging that the story can be heavy or too preachy and that is not the cause at all. The characters are very engaging but thoughtful as well. Mostly Kat as she is the one that really has her eyes opened with the different situations she encounters. To the point that she realizes that she has not been as “observant” as she should or needed to be. Luckily, she still had time to make things right. The Observer by Todd Stottlemyre is a definite five star recommended read!
Todd Stottlemyre is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for 15 seasons most notably as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays with whom he won two World Series championships. He also played for the Oakland Athletics, St Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Awarded for his outstanding integrity and dedication to community service, he received the prestigious Branch Ricky Award and the Lou Gehrig Award.
After leaving professional baseball, he pursued a career in finance building an asset management business at a high-profile Wall Street firm. He is the co-founder and owner of a private equity fund that owns, manages, and oversees a number of companies.
Today, Stottlemyre channels his passion for winning as a high-performance business coach, best-selling author, and keynote speaker. Taking all he has learned both on and off the field, he works to help people achieve unparalleled success in every dimension of their lives.
As we progress in our career and climb the corporate ladder, rung by rung, we try our best to achieve the American Dream. It’s what we live for day in and day out where we put our hope and faith, and why we dedicate ourselves to work hard.