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New Book Give Away! “The Fred Factor” by Mark Sanborn

Another favorite and recommended book of mine!   In his powerful book The Fred Factor, motivational speaker Mark Sanborn recounts the true story of Fred, the mail carrier who passionately loves his job and who genuinely cares about the people he serves. Because of that, he is constantly going the extra mile handling the mail – and sometimes watching over the houses – of the people on his route, treating everyone he meets as a friend. Where others might see delivering mail as monotonous drudgery, Fred sees an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those he serves.

We’ve all encountered people like Fred in our lives. In The Fred Factor, Mark Sanborn illuminates the simple steps each of us can take to transform our own lives from the ordinary – into the extraordinary. Sanborn, through stories about Fred and others like him, reveals the four basic principles that will help us bring fresh energy and creativity to our life and work: how to make a real difference everyday, how to become more successful by building strong relationships, how to create real value for others without spending a penny, and how to constantly reinvent yourself.

By following these principles, and by learning from and teaching other “Freds,” you, too, can excel in your career and make your life extraodinary. As Mark Sanborn makes clear, each of us has the potential be a Fred.  The Fred Factor shows you how.

Reply to this post to enter to win a new copy of “The Fred Factor”.  Entries close at midnight Friday October 18th.   Winner chosen at random on Saturday and notified by email so please use a valid email address when replying.


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  • Deb Koppit October 14, 2013, 7:55 pm

    This book sounds fascinating. Sign me up, please.

  • sheila j October 14, 2013, 8:23 pm

    I too am a postal worker.

    I try everyday to get my customers their mail in a timely manner. That is my daily goal.

  • Heather October 15, 2013, 3:01 am

    Sounds interesting. I’m in.

  • Kira October 15, 2013, 4:33 am

    Oh please enter me, this sounds like an exceptional book!

  • Kristin October 15, 2013, 6:02 am

    Sounds like a great read!

  • barb October 15, 2013, 6:24 am

    I think I would like Fred.

  • Margaret October 15, 2013, 7:01 am

    I would love toe preadolescent this book!

  • Emma S October 15, 2013, 7:13 am

    Oh yes please! My husband is currently looking for work after finishing grad school and I think this would definitely help him!

  • DianeRN October 15, 2013, 7:25 am

    Yes please.

  • moll October 15, 2013, 7:31 am

    Sounds great!

  • Deanna October 15, 2013, 7:33 am

    I’d love a copy!

  • Floweramon October 15, 2013, 7:38 am

    Sounds like another interesting book!

  • Mae October 15, 2013, 8:06 am

    Sounds like a great read. I would like to be entered to win, please.

  • ShellyLynne2611 October 15, 2013, 8:21 am

    I would love to win this book!

  • Barreleh October 15, 2013, 8:32 am

    OOH, pick me! Pick me!!

  • Elizabeth October 15, 2013, 8:48 am

    This sounds like an incredible book!!

  • Compelled to Respond October 15, 2013, 8:54 am

    Please enter me for The Fred Factor. Thanks

  • Shoegal October 15, 2013, 9:33 am

    I have been looking for a good book to read – and this looks like a good one. Thanks!

  • PhDeath October 15, 2013, 9:46 am

    This sounds inspirational – please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

  • Kathy October 15, 2013, 9:47 am

    It would be wonderful to win this book!

  • Nannerdoman October 15, 2013, 10:12 am

    Oh, please enter me for the Fred Factor drawing. Thanks!

  • Challis October 15, 2013, 11:02 am

    I want this book!
    I hope I can remind myself to look for this to read if I do not win!

  • remi October 15, 2013, 11:24 am

    Sounds pretty interesting, it would be a cool read.

  • Eppie October 15, 2013, 11:26 am


  • CJ October 15, 2013, 12:29 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • amyasleigh October 15, 2013, 1:18 pm

    Heaven forgive me for being a miserable cynic; but I feel that I would HATE Fred. Diligently and cheerfully serving others, is an excellent thing — I fear that I’m just allergic to what I see as the “lauded-to-the-skies goody-goody” phenomenon.

    If by some horrid mischance, I were to win the book — I entreat Admin, to let my winning it be waived; and to please carry out a second draw, so that it would go to an entrant who would appreciate it.

  • Karen L October 15, 2013, 2:00 pm

    “Toe preadolescent”???? Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • annie October 15, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Everyone could use some sunshine on a gray day, sounds great.

  • HANNAH WOLINSKY October 15, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Sounds like a good read!

  • Lisa October 15, 2013, 2:29 pm

    This book sounds great! 🙂

  • Holly October 15, 2013, 2:31 pm

    I wanna win!

  • Anne October 15, 2013, 3:09 pm

    This sounds like such an inspiring book!

  • Kippie October 15, 2013, 3:33 pm

    I would love to read this book!

  • Steve Devonport October 15, 2013, 5:02 pm

    Sounds like a truly interesting book, count me in!

  • abf October 15, 2013, 5:28 pm

    Sounds like a great book!

  • Laura October 15, 2013, 6:46 pm

    If I don’t win this book I will have to buy it—my brother’s name is Fred and he would love this!

  • Carli October 15, 2013, 8:30 pm

    I’d love to read this! Please enter me in the draw!

  • Scott October 16, 2013, 8:22 am

    Sounds like a great read! I’m in!

  • Vandalia October 16, 2013, 8:32 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book–sounds like a good one.

  • scottish_lass October 16, 2013, 1:19 pm

    Sounds like an amazing book, please put me in the draw!

  • Katybug October 16, 2013, 2:31 pm

    Please add me to the opportunity. I would love to read this book.

  • Donna October 16, 2013, 5:30 pm

    Please put me in the draw, sounds like a great book!

  • Rynne October 16, 2013, 6:01 pm

    Sounds lovely 🙂 please enter me, as well.

  • WhirlyBird October 16, 2013, 10:37 pm

    Does sound interesting. Want to know how he does it without getting burned out. A definite read no matter what.

  • Marbles October 17, 2013, 1:08 am

    Sounds lovely.

  • Chrysla October 17, 2013, 9:19 am

    Sounds like a good read – thanks

  • SarahLovesFabric October 18, 2013, 6:29 am

    As a dentist, I try my best to be a “Fred”: deriving meaning and joy from providing a service to my patients, and hoping to parlay some of that attitude back to them, that they feel valued and cared for. I would be fascinated to read this book.

  • Cheryl B. October 18, 2013, 8:54 pm

    Sounds like an interesting read…I would like to enter! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  • Kitkat October 18, 2013, 10:36 pm

    Please enter me in the drawing. I could use a little Fred right now.

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