Monday, January 21, 2019

Milliron Monday: O'Brion 1 21 2019


Pete in his youth, riding in Maine.
Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast, Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

In the beginning of writing Pete's biography, I learned early on that Pete's father, Abbott P. Smith II, was born Abbott P. O'Brion II. An intriguing story of status and change was relayed to me by Pete's siblings, it is retold in the first chapter, Strong Bow...


      Pete told the story of how, in 1929, his father Abbott arrived home from then Choate School, a private college-preparatory board­ing school in Wallingford, Connecticut, for Thanksgiving holiday. As was customary, the butler announced Abbott to a roomful of guests. But the butler called him Master Smith rather than Master O’Brion. Abbott dismissed the butler’s announcement as senility. The following morning when he came down to breakfast, the same butler announced him as Master Abbott Smith.

      Abbott asked his maternal grandfather (Pete’s great-grandfa­ther), who was eating his oatmeal, “What’s this Smith bit?” His grandfather replied without looking up, “Your name has been changed.” Grandfather Smith had enough substance to do what he pleased; not only did he own the local bank, A&P, local warehouse, and whaling business, he also had influence with local judges. So, Abbott was no longer an O’Brion. His mother (Pete’s grandmother) Ruth Smith O’Brion, had divorced her estranged northern Irish Protestant husband, Rand O’Brion, and changed the family name to her maiden name of Smith. Mr. O’Brion was off selling tractors in the Soviet Union rather than raising his children, which was a dis­appointment to Grandfather Smith. This all happened one month after the great stock market crash of October 1929. Grandfather Smith had visited Choate for Father’s Day weekend the Saturday after the crash. Walking on campus with his son Abbott, Grandfather Smith closed his black book and said, “I lost $15 million this week, which leaves only $1 million.”  

Read more in Pete's biography Milliron.
Share your stories and photos of Dr. Smith. 
Email to mondaycreekpublishing@gmail.com 
Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Prepping For Success: 10 Keys for Making it in Life by Anmol Singh


PREPPING FOR SUCCESS
10 Keys for Making it in Life...
A SIMPLE GUIDE TO A BETTER YOU



ABOUT THE BOOK
Prepping for success is a guided journey that equips you with the principles you need in order to take advantage of your innate inner talents to achieve true success.

The 10 keys allow you to not just understand yourself, but they also teach you how to express your best self to others. This enables you to be the best version of yourself.

This book is an inspirational, light-hearted guide to help you put your plans into action. It offers an understandable and relatable step by step approach to discovering yourself and achieving your own personal true success.

In a world where there are so many choices and distractions, this book is dedicated to helping you find a balance through it all.

Are you ready to begin your Journey towards true success?

Click here

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anmol made his name as a High paid consultant in the Trading and Investing Industry. He launched LiveTraders in 2015 which is now voted the #1 Trading Education Firm for three years in a row. He has coached and Trained over 1000+ Traders and Investors. Some of whom have now gone on to run their Own Hedge funds.

He is considered the leading expert in the Trading Psychology space having helped thousands of traders all over the world dealing with Psychological and Behavioural issues that arise when high stakes on are on the line.  He brings a unique view on Success and shows how the same concepts that he has used to Help Million dollar traders are applicable to our day to day lives, irrespective of the industry or career they are in. This is not a business book and this sure isn't a trading book. This book is about achieving Success in Each and EVERY area of your Life.

Currently, he remains an avid Stock Market and Forex trader and spends his day working with Students of his Trading firm Livetraders and continues to Financially back them. He also involved with other Entrepreneurial Ventures and Franchise Stores in Addition to Maintaining a Real Estate Portfolio.

"With this book, I hope to bring to the readers the main key concept that's have helped me in my life and have made me a better and a more productive person; as I too Prep for Success. I am writing a book that I wish someone gave me 10 years ago, Would have made life so much easier." - Anmol Singh



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Milliron Monday: Sunshine 1 14 2019

Monday Creek Stables - Mac & Zubie waiting for hugs.

Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast, Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

Today at the barn early, two amazing people (of many) stopped by. First, Peggy Jo, a former client of Dr. Smith's, drove through the snow into the barnyard. Peggy Jo, an avid equestrian, rode many miles on horseback with Dr. Smith and his family. She attended the famous annual Milliron Clinic Trail Ride and BBQ, riding along with the rest of the guests through miles of Milliron farmland to the cabin where roast beast was the prize. Peggy likes to ride mules. She often talks about their stamina, intelligence, and Dr. Smith's passion for mules. She has fond memories of Dr. Smith and will be submitting one of her Dr. Smith anecdotes for Tails of a Country Vet Volume II

While Peggy Jo and I had a cup of cowgirl coffee, petted the horses, and loved on the cats, Kelly arrived. Kelly is an exceptional artist, attending art school in New York, then settling in the Ohio Valley. She worked for Dr. Smith as an assistant, as well as rode horseback with the Smith family. Peggy Jo and Kelly go way back, and, as forever friends, they enjoyed seeing each other today. Kelly created the art for two of Dr. Smith's books - Tails of a Country Vet and The South High Horseman.

Hanging with fellow horse-lovers is so much fun. Hanging with "Milliron" folks puts the sun in sunshine. After catching up, we jumped in Kelly's Jeep and headed to Logan for lunch. I'm sure the waitress at the restaurant was wondering when we were leaving. We laughed too loud, giggled too much, and argued over who was going to pay the bill (thanks, Kelly, for lunch). We had so much to talk about; Dr. Smith, horses, writing, art, creative ideas, surviving the holidays, family scenarios, etc. Four hours later, we headed back to the barn, promising to get together more often. 

Dr. Smith has brought a lot of amazing people into my life, for which I will be eternally grateful. I'm sure he was smiling on us today. 

If you have a memory to share about Dr. Smith or have a hankering for cowgirl coffee, send an email to mondaycreekpublishing@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you. Enjoy the week ahead.


Read more in Pete's biography Milliron.
Share your stories and photos of Dr. Smith. 
Email to mondaycreekpublishing@gmail.com 
Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

19 Claws by Iraida Sosa


Available in Paperback and eBook!

www.iraidaj6010.wixsite.com/19-claws

19 Claws
By Iraida Sosa

In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary, declawed house cat named Bobo, who may turn out to be the bravest cat of them all. Join Bobo along with Laila on a journey full of wonder, adventure, and danger, as the pair comes face to face with the unfamiliar. Their choices shape each of their days, and ultimately their lives, into what they will be. Only an act of tremendous courage can set him free.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Iraida Sosa is a freelance writer and creator of the children’s adventure book 19 Claws. Born in Pennsylvania, Iraida now resides in the suburbs of Illinois with her husband and three children. She is the mother of two sons and a daughter. Iraida worked in the pharmaceutical field for over fifteen years and is now living her dream of writing children’s books. She is a creative person who loves to make costumes for kids and cats, weird food combinations, and more.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

What Do You Say? by Maiyang Saridjo


Available in eBook!

What Do You Say?
by Maiyang Saridjo

"Achoo!"
"Ring, Ring!"
"Please!"
"Thank you!"

What do your kids say to someone who gives them a triangle shape or when someone sneezes? Teach them the grace and gratitude or what to respond common questions in an imaginative and creative way through this artistic illustration book. Your kids will enjoy learning to show appreciation and to return kindness in a fun way!




Friday, January 11, 2019