Darryl Franklin Hits Amazon Best-Seller Lists with “The Soul of Success”

Darryl Franklin recently hit ten Amazon Best-Seller lists in the United States and Canada with “The Soul of Success.”

Santa Barbara, CA – October 15, 2015 – Darryl Franklin recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with Best-Selling Author® Jack Canfield, originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, to co-write the book , The Soul of Success, Vol.1: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Core Strategies for Getting to the Heart of Health, Wealth and Success. The book was released on September 10th 2015 by CelebrityPress™ - a leading business book publisher.

On the day of release, The Soul of Success reached best-seller status in six US Amazon categories - reaching as high as #1 in: “Direct Marketing” and “Marketing in Small Businesses” categories.  The book also reached  #9 in “Marketing,” #15 in “Marketing and Sales,”#20 in “ Entrepreneurship,” and #22 “Small Business and Entrepreneurship” categories. The Soul of Success became an international best-seller, reaching as high as #1 in “Direct Marketing” on Amazon in Canada. Additionally, The Soul of Success reached #8 in “Marketing,” #10 in “Marketing and Sales,” #12 in “Small Business and Entrepreneurship,” and #55 in “Business Management” in the international categories. Darryl Franklin contributed a chapter titled “The Franklin Formula- A Disciplined Approach to Wall Street.”

Darryl Franklin, Ph.D. helps his clients not only dream big, but to bring those dreams to reality as a portfolio manager, planner, and coach.

As a child, Darryl was exposed to a value system that laid a solid foundation of respect for others and building meaningful trust-based relationships. His parents provided a powerful push towards discipline, work ethic, and academic excellence, all instrumental in shaping his financial philosophy.

It is a philosophy shaped by the twists and turns of life.  One such twist occurred in 2001, when he experienced a health–related miracle, causing the direction of his life to change. Searching for answers, Darryl enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Garrett Theological Evangelical Seminary on the famed Northwestern campus in Evanston, Illinois.  This led to his ordination and a two-year stint as a full-time clergyman.  Still not finding all the answers he was seeking, he continued his studies and research at Benedictine University. It was in the writing of his dissertation that some of the answers to life’s puzzle began to emerge.

Darryl’s life path again twisted when his clergy background caught the attention of a recruiter for a blue-chip Wall Street wirehouse brokerage firm.  The well-regardedtwo and a half year training program provided a strong financial background, but also exposed some inherent flaws with the traditional Wall Street brokerage model.  Believing there was a better way, Darryl founded Oakwood Wealth Advisors in 2012 to serve an underserved niche, working women who just don’t have the time to manage and grow their wealth. 

Drawing upon his background as a seminary-trained, ordained clergyman, Darryl aligns his faith with the fundamental need to plan for the future, providing a perspective that others often miss.  Using his technical and research skills, Darryl discovered an approach to investing which minimizes losses and increases gains. The process is built on a rigorous disciplined approach to investment management, one a client affectionately named, the “Franklin Formula.”

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

Success is a concept universally embraced but individually defined. Our definition of success truly depends on our individual goals. For example, your goal might be monetary, a physical accomplishment or a moral achievement. To flesh out this topic, we are adding a few comments made by famous and successful people in diverse fields - similar and familiar concepts to those put forward by the Premier Experts® in this book.

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. ~ Booker T. Washington

You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. ~ Napoleon Hill

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. ~ Vince Lombardi

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~ Thomas Jefferson

In our New Economy, the acquisition of success has been reformatted somewhat by business and industry even though its principles remain the same. The Electronic Revolution has changed the economic landscape as much as the Industrial Revolution. We now live more and more in "real time" and expect others to do the same. This era of instant communication has changed the ways in which we communicate and expect responses.

To succeed today, it is useful, perhaps essential, to have a mentor. Errors will be made, but to minimize them will speed up your journey. The Premier Experts® in this book will help you along the way. They have been there and know the road. Who would be better to guide you? They will illuminate your path to The Soul Of Success...

After such a successful release, Darryl Franklin will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

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A portion of the royalties earned from The Soul of Success will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.

More About Darryl Franklin:

Committed to the community Darryl serves in the local church and as a local District School Board member.   He also shares his unique life experiences in his lectures, teaching, and writing with an emphasis on helping individuals reach their full potential.  In addition, Darryl serves as a business school Faculty Lecturer at Benedictine University where he teaches MBA622-Creativity and Innovation in Business, MBA653-Investment Theory & Portfolio Management, and MBA656-Investment Analysis.

Darryl Franklin earned a B.S.C.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a M.Div. from Garrett Theological Evangelical Seminary and a Ph.D. from Benedictine University.

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Other Titles By Darryl Franklin, Ph.D.

What Women Should Know About Their Money – 8 Practical Steps For Financial Success

You Can Forget Money Worries If You Follow This Simple Bible-Based Financial Plan

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About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1700 best-selling authors to date. 

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