Tommy Breedlove’s book, From Pawn to King, exposes a secret corporate America doesn’t want you to know. The secret: Our highest achievers are being duped. Corporations shower our best and brightest people with power, prestige, praise, and financial rewards, convincing them they’re kings because they have a big office, fancy cars, and bulky bank accounts. In reality, they’re just pawns handcuffed by the trappings of their success, pressured to perform, and feeling like they have no choice but to continue living the same depressing day over and over again. This continues for years until they lose their personal identity and purpose, burn out or self-destruct, succumbing to substance abuse, adultery, depression, and even suicide. They stay because they feel like they have no choice. After years of decline, these once-promising high-achievers become nothing but a sorry statistic.
Tommy Breedlove was there. He started from nothing, even landing in jail as a young adult before turning his life around to climb the corporate ladder in the competitive world of corporate accounting and financial consulting. For nearly two decades, he worked his way up the ladder, succumbing to pressures that led to selfish, destructive behavior. On the surface, he thought he was a king, but inside he knew he was just a pawn in king’s clothing. Over time, he realized the corporate world had deceived him into giving up everything important to him based on the promise that more power, prestige, and money would make him happy. But it was never enough. Happiness was always one quarter, one deal, or one meaningless corporate milestone away.
Devastated by the realization that he had been duped, Tommy left the corporate world, and committed his life to exposing this secret while helping corporations and high-achievers become true kings. Utilizing his background as a corporate leader and international financial consultant, Tommy helps companies and high-achievers through three necessary steps toward success: rediscovering their true brilliance, achieving meaning, and utilizing those skills in a meaningful, financially-viable way.
There’s no reason the same can’t be true for you and your company. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in business or how high up the corporate ladder you’ve climbed, you’re ultimately going to be one of two things: a success story or a sorry statistic. From Pawn to King is your roadmap to becoming a success story.