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Great Gift for Single Moms - Motivational Book - 12 Principles to Empower Your Life | Buy Online | Best Quotes

Updated on November 7, 2013

Carolyn Gable, the author of Everything I Learned as a CEO, I Learned as a Waitress, has been the recipient and the giver of many a miracle. The single mother of 6 children, the CEO of a successful transportation company, the creator of the Expect A Miracle walkway along Geneva Lake and the list goes on. Carolyn is an inspiration to the world. Her book is the essential guide book on what it takes to succeed. Her common sense approach and quotes throughout the book are memorable and motivational.

Carolyn Gable's success stems not just from her work ethic and determination but from 12 fundamental principles she learned and mastered when she was a waitress. Drawing upon real life experience and detailing the life lessons learned, Carolyn has provided very succinctly a road map for our individual successes. Whether we are raising a family, working as a waitress or a struggling entrepreneur or struggling to find a job or simply trying to maintain a job in a cubicle, the 12 lessons Carolyn shares with us are brilliant flashes of genius.

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst...a spark that creates extraordinary results.


Throughout the book are comical sketches from Nick Galifianakis which keep the reader engaged and lives up to the very first chapter of "Have Fun". Carolyn truly share with us life is a journey. Each step is a new lesson.

This book is for all - it is a book of help for all. Her ending lesson is gratitude - gratitude of God - "never forget to say," Thank you, God."

"I will take attitude over aptitude any day of the week." Carolyn Gable

Carolyn Gable and Family

expect a miracle family on the beach with the ocean in the background
expect a miracle family on the beach with the ocean in the background | Source

As a former Finance Director, I lobbied hard to always, always hire the very best. Sadly, often I had to look beyond our industry in order to find the best attitude. Yes, it takes more time to hire, and yes, it takes more time to look beyond your industry, but the effort is time well invested in the organization.

Looking outside the box and finding the "best of the best" lead our team to a new level of excellence. Attitude is contagious. Remember, when you are hiring you are hiring a team member, not just a person with technical expertise, you are putting in place an anchor, a human anchor if you will - IF the anchor has a solid attitude, the anchor will hold fast and keep the team together. Hire the very best, take the time and hire a great attitude. Look beyond the industry especially in these changing times. The linear background is pretty on paper but may not best serve your team.

Carolyn's words of wisdom are needed more than ever in this new business climate of accountability. Her emphasis upon honesty, her high standards of excellence to be your own person, mind your own business all support very funded and well built optimism to "Expect A Miracle".

Carolyn Gable

Carolyn Gable  Owner, President and CEO  New Age Transportation, Distribution and Warehousing Inc.  Lake Zurich, Illinois
Carolyn Gable Owner, President and CEO New Age Transportation, Distribution and Warehousing Inc. Lake Zurich, Illinois | Source

Quotes of Inspiration

If you are an entrepreneur,

always pay attention to your own

thoughts and how badly

you really want your business to succeed.

And always, always keep going.

Carolyn Gable

A self-imposed dress code says you

care night about your job,

your company, and yourself

to look good.

Carolyn Gable

To love what is,

now and forever, is to

live and rejoice in each

moment along the way.

Carolyn Gable

Always, in All Ways: Expect a Miracle.

Carolyn Gable

Your Sphere of Influence by Carolyn Gable

Celine Dion - Miracle

Single Mom Inspiration - vision Statement Video

12 Principles of Excellence Including Look Your Best

We are a visual society, like it or note,

and we prefer dealing with well-groomed,

attractive people.

So, look the part.

Carolyn Gable

In her book Everything I Learned as a CEO, I Learned as a Waitress, Carolyn Gable shares her wisdom of

Carolyn walks her talk. When I met her she was near her walkway. A hot day where my make up was literally melted off and yet Carolyn looked very cool and crisp. Her personal energy was shining through but with no sign of the heat exhaustion that I was feeling. Best yet, she talked with you. She asked insightful questions and listened for the answers.

She was amazing because she knew exactly who I was. I had signed her book a couple of times. I never expected that she really read my replies. I knew the walkers would but the real woman behind the gate of Expect of Miracle! Wow!

As a mother myself, I appreciate the chapter "Look Good to Feel Good" not just for myself for also for my children. Society "accepts" any appearance. Raising the bar for children and their personal appearance is always a challenge.

Additionally, all of us, men and women and children alike have such demands upon our lives. The electronics is very intrusive - a complete

Motivational Book for Single Moms | Buy Online

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.

~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, M*A*S*H, "Identity Crisis,"[1]

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. 

~Robert Brault [1]

Great Gift for Family - Especially Single Moms

If you have a family member or coworker you need to buy for and a motivational gift is on your radar, one of the very best gifts you can give is a gift that will bring them cheer and inspiration throughout the year.

This little book is a great gift. It offers us words of wisdom and encouragement that all of us need. It relates the journey of life and its traumas and how we can overcome the obstacles and become a better person at the same time.

It is a must for single mothers because it is written by a single Mom. Carolyn Gable has lived through difficult times and conquered the worst and shows you step by step how to keep a great attitude an expect a miracle.


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      Kelly Kline Burnett 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Hi starstream,

      I love your hubs and the uplifting attitude you have. Motivation is what we need - daily! I must visualize daily for positive achievements!

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      Dreamer at heart 4 years ago from Northern California

      This review is a valuable article for those seeking a great motivational book. I agree attitude is so important everyday of our lives.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      I completely agree. I feel that books are gifts that keep giving - from knowledge to motivation. It is one of the greatest gifts of all but IF we can add in a smile and an encouraging word - now that is a real winner.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing - I greatly appreciate it. I have always admired your nickname - I LOVE your moniker - "readabook" - short and to the point and great advise.

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      readabook 7 years ago

      Great inspiration here which is always the greatest gift from one person to another.