Take a Look Behind the Curtain with Don A. Holbrook,
Author of The Next America
About Don A. Holbrook:
Q. What are
your previous occupations?
A. Economic Development Economist and Business
Site Location Consultant
Q. What was your favorite job?
Being an Author
Q. What Highschool and/or College did you attend?
A. Vandalia Butler High School & Wright State University
Who is your favorite author?
A. Steve Berry and Vince Flynn
Q. Who is your favorite recording artist or song?
A. Eagles- Desperado
Q. What is your favorite Movie or TV Show?
A. Arn the Knights
Templar Movie and the Original Highlander movie. Favorite show is 24 and Big
Behind The Scenes
Q. What’s your guilty pleasure?
A. Exotic sports cars
Q. Who is your greatest role model?
A. My Step Father
Q. How do you define success?
is finding that calm feeling that who you are is enough, you don’t have to
pretend to be someone that you think others want you to be. Success means that
you are comfortable with your failures and have learned to appreciate that they
helped shape you and prepare you for the times when you do succeed. Most of all
success allows you time to spend with the people that mean the most with you and
doing the things that create great memories for your own legacy. Money does not
equal success… your stack of positive memories determines your success at
Q. What is the secret to your success?
A. Not knowing
that you have succeeded is your first quality to succeed. You have to plough
ahead in what you believe in no matter what the herd of naysayers tell you. Go
with your instincts not your feelings. Allow yourself to fail with dignity and
then get up and look ahead for what opportunity that roadblocks and failure
create for you next.
Q. If you could live anywhere in the world,
where would it be?
A. In the United States. But I would keep a castle
villa in the mediterranean sea on Malta and have a secret beach house get away
in the St. Barts. And I would keep a quaint little cottage in the hills of
Scotland. But my most favorite would be a small vineyard in Napa Valley.
Q. What’s your kryptonite?
A. Negative people… they are hard
for me to be around and tolerate. I also loath self-absorbed blue bloods that
think they are better than others just because they feel superior. I am not
good at playing the social scene just to be scene I have to enjoy the people I
spend time with or I am completely off in another world while I am in their
Q. What historical figure do you most relate to?
Q. What is your biggest regret?
getting admitted to USMA West Point
Q. What do you consider to be
your greatest accomplishment?
A. My family and children
What is your best advise to people whom look up to you and your success?
A. Be patient and persistent in your journey. Life is about the journey not
the destination so it’s not a race you have to win in record time. Let your
work speak for itself and constantly seek ways to improve your craft. Don’t
allow others opinions of you or your work dissuade you from what you know is the
right course and putting forth your best effort.
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