Jerald Simon
Contact details:
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P.O. Box 1000 Kaysville, UT 84037
Business phone: (801) 444-5143
Business cell: (801) 644-0540

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Publication type: Book (paperback) with 222 motivational poems, 154 pages
Published by: Music Motivation®
Publisher's website: http://musicmotivation.com
Date of publication: 2016

Brief Description: The As If Principle: Motivational Poetry by Jerald Simon features 222 original motivational poems written to inspire and motivate men, women, businesses, organizations, leaders, mentors, advisers, teachers, and students. The poems were written to teach values and encourage everyone everywhere to do and be their best.
Cost: $16.95 (paperback), $3.95 (ebook/pdf book), $9.95-$21.95 for the audio book (also available on Spotify)
The poems are currently being turned into short motivational messages (short poetry movies featuring the poem read by Jerald with video footage to portray pictorially what the poems are describing). Everyone can watch these for free on Jerald's youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9eocDI3QWNj6vF4OIyGnWcl9Ef8xvivv
How to purchase: The As If Principle: Motivational Poetry is available as a paperback book, an ebook/pdf book, and as an audio book from most online bookstores and music stores including the primary stores listed below (several brick and mortar stores carry the paperback book as well):

Amazon in paperback: http://amzn.to/2H1pXtH

Amazon as a PDF book: http://amzn.to/2ExopJC
It is available as a PDF/ebook from all online book retailers, and an audio book from the following sites:

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/as-if-principle-motivational/id573029727

Amazon http://amzn.to/2EVVRra

Barnes and Noble (Paperback): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-as-if-principle-jerald-m-simon/1111900065

Barnes and Noble (nook/ebook): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-as-if-principle-jerald-m-simon/1111900065?ean=9780983556848

The Music Motivation® Website: http://musicmotivation.com/shop/motivationalself-help-books/the-as-if-principle-by-jerald-simon/

Sample poem:
Act as If…

Act as if you are confident – even if you are not.
Confidence, you will find, is a state of mind,
the fulfillment of attitude evolving with time.

True confidence is a trait of character,
not a boastful or prideful talk.
Always act with sincere humility,
then with true confidence you will walk.

Act as if you are affluent,
even when you’re the beggar in need.
Wealth you will find, will often leave you behind,
if it’s attainment will make you unkind.

True wealth is not measured with money,
but with love, and knowledge and health.
Act as if you’re least of all men,
and then you shall find true wealth.

Act as if you are noble,
even if your nobility’s numb.
Act as if you are a servant,
even if your own kingdom has come.

When you act “as if”
you are foretelling your fate,
your future is already known.
Act as if it is possible,
and the seeds of fulfillment are sown.

Copyright © 2012 by Jerald Simon – All Rights Reserved


Here is another poem from the book:
Where Are the Men?

Where are the men who valiantly fought,
for freedom and virtue and truth?
Where are the men who are honest at heart,
who are pure as the innocent youth?
Where are the men who openly weep
with women when they mourn?
Where are the men who are strong as an ox,
and gentle as a newborn?

Where are the men of character,
stalwart, faithful, and true?
Where are the men who love their wives
and never their vows would undo?
Where are the men of substance,
of honor, and pride, and self worth?
Where are the men with courage,
to stand up and challenge the earth?

Where are the men with manners,
with morals, and values, and heart?
Where are the men unafraid to be men
who are willing to do their part?
Where are the men who are manly men,
gentle, noble, and true?
Where are the men who know
what it means to be men?

Are there really so few
who know what real men do?

Let us be men, courageous men
unafraid to do our part.
Let us be stalwart, faithful, and true,
with morals, and values, and heart.

Let us be men with standards,
convictions, faith, and love.
Let us be good men and great men,
with assistance from above.

Copyright © 2012 by Jerald Simon – All Rights Reserved