"The questions in this journal helped me think about how I can easily change my perspective. For example, the chapter "MAKING MISTAKES IS AN INDICATION THAT YOU ARE STRIVING TOWARDS A GOAL" helped me rethink how I can look at the mistakes I have made as helping me towards reaching my goal rather than another setback. I have tried many times in the past to rethink how I look at my mistakes but have not been able to really make any progress until reading this book. I highly recommend this gem of a book!"
Jodi Bimberg, Story Strategist
"Phyllis has this ability to reach right off the pages and talk to me. Her words are insightful and powerful. I am left with a call to action, producing results."
Carin Mikos, RN, EOLS
The Quietus House LLC
"I wish I'd had this journal when I became a school leader 30 years ago! The leadership mantle can be difficult for women to comfortably wear while maintaining their own sense of self and strength. These reflective questions can help center a new leader or one trying to keep her momentum mid-career or someone like myself redefining goals in retirement. This journal and your answers can help solidify your style and strengths as you move forward in your personal or professional goals."
Jean Jordan, Retired Education Administrator
"Phyllis writes a great tool for actualizing one's dreams and loving the process. I am recommending this book to my clients."
Jeffrey Levine, Chief Strategist
Dr. Get in Focus
"Phyllis' book emulates all that she is—her purpose! I couldn't put the manuscript down. Get ready for a spiritual experience that is destined to help you become the person you want to be. 'So, stop keeping your dreams to yourself. Shout them with conviction, and let your deeds mirror your thoughts. Trust and believe me, others who admire you are watching. They are also waiting for you to invite them into your dream. Without others, our dreams are just unanswered aspirations. You need others to move your dream to reality.' Simply put—OUTSTANDING!"
Stacie Stanley, Superintendent
Edina Public Schools
"This book had me at week one! 'Do you want to be right or be effective?' Having had the opportunity to be in the space of learning and reflection with Phyllis, I will never forget the day she said these words to me. Seems simple right? This book is a gift of insight that everyone needs to reflect on how their actions are impacting their lives, relationships, and effectiveness in achieving their goals."
Janet Gracia, Chief Culture Officer
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
"Be Right or Be Effective, is a great journal guide to help me get to new levels in many areas of my life. Phyllis Braxton gives of herself in a highly vulnerable space, which teaches humility is a huge step towards fulfilling dreams. The 'Wisdom Guides' along with the '5 A's' for each week are great motivation to get up, get started, and get moving in my purpose. Thank you, Phyllis."
Kerri Lewis, Associate Pastor
Faith Tabernacle Gospel Fellowship International
"Beautiful, wise, inviting. This book is a fantastic look at the complex relationship we each have with success and imposter syndrome. Phyllis shares wisdom guides she has developed on these subjects and offers a wonderful peek at some tools we can use to step into our full self."
Jon-Luke West, Director of Engineering
"My favorite takeaways are:
1.) Embrace your unique quirks
2.) Open up to others' gifts
3.) You are not a movement (see #2)
4.) Legacies are important
5.) The Platinum Rule is the bomb
6.) Relationships are what it's all about (being right isn't as rewarding as being effective)
Give yourself the gift of digging into this insightful guide to creating the life you want."
Martie McNabb, Founder & Chief Story-sharing Host
Thingtide Show & Tales LLC
"There is a reason so many people gravitate toward Phyllis Braxton—her charisma and no-nonsense approach to all things is a breath of fresh air! Be Right or Be Effective is a wonderful tool for anyone looking to reflect deeply on how to take control of their lives and establish ultimate happiness."
Roseanne Cheng, Co-founder
"Phyllis' writing comes across as joyful, confident, generous, humble, authentic, vulnerable, inspiring, and brilliant! Dig in."
Omkar Sawardekar, Therapist, Trainer, Intercultural Coach, & Consultant
"Phyllis Braxton offers thoughtful, compassionate, and authentic wisdom in her new book, Be Right or Be Effective: A 30-Day Journey to Mastering Life's Messes and Unexpected Challenges, and it's just what many of us need right now. The '5 A's' in the journal section allows readers to give deep thought and inspired action in creating success. We all go through challenges, and the lessons that Phyllis outlined helped her to create this meaningful and effective wisdom."
Caryn Warren, CEO
SHE CAN DO I.T.
"Guide that engages readers in 30 days to be more mindful of the actions they take to get where they want to go on their own life's adventure."
Donna Adinolfi, CEO