Synopses & Reviews
Bill Porter worked for the Watkins Corp., selling household products door-to-door in one of Portland's worst neighborhoods. Afflicted with cerebral palsy, he was determined not to live on government disability and went on to become Watkins's top-grossing salesman. This book was written by the woman who worked as Porter's typist and driver and later became his friend and co-speaker. 20 photos.
"Filled with personal anecdotes from Porters life, this book is a marvelous and moving account of how one mans determination changed many lives in addition to his own
.Porter loves to say, 'Never doubt that your life is important,' and this book proves his point beautifully. Emily Morelli, Bookpage
Bill Porter worked for the Watkins Corp., selling household products door-to-door in one of Portlands worst neighborhoods. Afflicted with cerebral palsy and burdened with continual pain, Porter was determined not to live on government disability and went on to become Watkinss top-grossing salesman in Portland, the Northwest, and the U.S. This book was written by the woman who worked as Porters typist and driver and later became his friend and cospeaker. The ten things” include Mother Knows Best, Persistence Pays Off, and Know Your Limits but Reach Beyond Them. This is an inspiring story with real-life lessons about tenacity in the face of daunting odds.
About the Author
Shelly Brady first worked for Bill Porter as a teenager, typing up orders and delivering the products in her familys car because Bill cannot obtain a drivers license. When she began raising a family of her own, she again came into contact with Bill and resumed a relationship, this time as an all around helper, shopping and running errands for him and making him a part of her own family. Her own dream to be on stage was realized when she and Bill began telling his story at conventions and to corporations, first inspiring other Watkins salespeople and eventually speaking to organizations such as Amway, Calloway (golf clubs), Disney, Homebase, Franklin Covey, Million Dollar Roundtable, and Nike. Bill supports Shelly completely in the writing of this book and will speak with her on its behalf, either in person or via satellite and video. Shelly lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and six children.