I was contacted last week by a publisher asking if I would be willing to review a book for my blog. Reading the detail about the book I agreed. It certainly seemed an interesting read and has been given great reviews by Roger Black MBE and Steve Backley OBE.
The book is the personal story of entrepreneur Rob Goddard. It documents his roller coaster of a ride through life with it’s many ups and downs. Life takes him from doing well to having nothing. Becoming a top 1% earner in the UK, losing it all again. Then moving to Dubai and getting close to taking his own life and finally through to being a very successful entrepreneur.
Suicide is the biggest killer of males under 50, my Step Brother unfortunately is one of those. I too have had many thoughts of it in the past. Rob is passionate about helping men fight depression and anxiety and wants to encourage men to talk, share and listen to each other in order to learn how to manage their depression and become successful. It’s a journey I’m on myself and the whole reason I write my blog.
At his lowest point Rob very nearly threw himself off of the 163rd floor of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. He was saved by a locked fire door and then finally the the advice and support of his friend Alex.
One stand out thing about this book is the 50 numbered spaces towards the front of the book. These are for each person to read the book to sign it in solidarity, leave a message on one of the blank pages in the back and then pass it on. The idea is to spread the word around the world and to give people confidence to know that they are not alone.
There is a link below to purchase the book if you wish, all profits go to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a leading movement against male suicide. I would also like to do my part, I will sign the book and compose a message If you would like to receive my copy of the book please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or private message me your name and address on social media and I will pick somebody at random to send it to.
Let’s also keep the message going, feel free to leave comments, named or anonymous below.