The Gift of Time by Dennis Labriola
“In every adversity, every failure, every hardship carries the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit” (Napoleon Hill).
During the pandemic, when it seemed the whole world closed down, work and school was thrown into chaos and a remote world which many of us were unprepared for, appointments were cancelled and life, as we were accustomed to, seemed forever changed. Yes, it was a difficult time to say the least. We all were impacted, but, for me, there was also a silver lining… unscheduled time.
Through the encouragement of my wife, Patty, I finally found the “time” to accomplish a life-long ambition to author a book. We all have a story to tell. In my case several stories of events and people that impacted me. I utilized this newfound time to assemble these, often humorous and always faith driven, windowpanes of my life into my book, Seventh-Inning Stretch: Reflections on the Game of Life.
I will share my journey of inspiration, the discovered responses of my readership as similar memories of their lives were triggered as they recall their scenes of the past. I will also provide the practical blueprint that I followed for a first-time author into the publishing universe.
Dennis Labriola is a businessman and men’s ministry coach. A graduate of the State University of New York, Dennis initiated his IT profession in 1973 and founded his IT company in 1980, providing Public Safety software applications throughout New York State. He is a former board member of The Long Island Software Technology Network, as well as the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security. Today Dennis and his wife, Patricia, assist those looking for entrepreneurial opportunities to establish e-commerce businesses. He is the former Men’s Ministry director of his local church and is proud to be a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. Dennis resides on Long Island, New York, with his wife Patricia. They have two grown daughters and four granddaughters.
- Author of Seventh-Inning Stretch: Reflections on the Game of Life by Dennis Labriola
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