A Prime Influence

What Made Comeback Kid Come About?

Negativity in the workplace haunted me in 2011 and 2012. My old days at Riesbecks Food Markets were marked by negativity from anyone thirty and over. Sure, they weren’t bad days for me, but to this day when I walk inside the regional-chain store in Wintersville, Ohio, I see the same people in the place.

 
Unless they’re young cashiers or baggers, nothing changed. Middle-aged cashiers are all still there. Ditto for the front desk, produce, grocery, and dairy people.

 
Guys, it’s been seven years since my first day on the job there. Well, almost seven, and almost six years since I left.

 
What motivated me to pursue personal training for the foreseeable future back then?
Pure negativity and unhappiness.

 
I knew personal training could impact people and remedy positivity in a world of negativity.

 
Now, I look to take the skills I learned as a personal trainer on the small scale and evolve it into a writing career while still working as a trainer for the foreseeable future to pay my bills.

 
Again, because I believe writing, while still only serving a small cluster, will impact more people. Start a site, a blog, gain a following, grow an audience, sell information. Sure, my blog information is free, but it’s different than what’s in my upcoming trilogies, Lord of Columbia come September and Comeback Kid come Hallmark Christmas Movie season.

 
I talk about motivating and eliminating negativity as I relate it to a political landscape the world finds itself in. At the end of the day, negativity is created.

 
So, what’s Comeback Kid about? What’s my elevator pitch?

 
This one’s about a down-on-his-luck, jealous twenty-seven-year-old watching everyone grow around him while he not only stagnates his growth, but regresses.

 
The reality is many find themselves in such a predicament. So, I thought I’d write a book on it. Unlike Lord of Columbia, Comeback Kid is in the inspirational genre, though it can still classify as new adult, like Lord of Columbia, yet it’s rather ‘G’ rated and all audiences can get a taste of what it offers.

 
I compare it in a way to The Traveler’s Gift, by Andy Andrews.

 
My purpose with Comeback Kid is to inspire, and no matter how much you’re down, there’s always hope to claw your way out of any situation. It’s something anyone who feels negativity and stress from such negativity should read. It’ll provide light in a world of darkness.

 
As for those still enslaved at Riesbecks, you’ve all earned my respect. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t stay in such a negative situation longer than thirteen months. Sure, this posting would likely end any likelihood of me ever going back there, but it’s cool.

 
What my time at Riesbecks did do was motivate me to write a short story called Comeback Kid, and in turn I wrote a manuscript out of it. Though, as I’ve cited in previous articles, it may’ve been a good story, but it wasn’t written the way readers demand it be written today.

 
So, I tore up the manuscript and am in process of giving it a makeover as Lord of Columbia is three months away from launching.

 
I’d like to thank my readers for coming across this article. Please come back soon.

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