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" 7 Steps is a must read for all of our young men and women. It lays out a clear path for success and provides guidance on difficult decisions. As a former major league baseball player, I witnessed many great athletes that would have benefited tremendously from 7 Steps."
Rick Ankiel

St. Louis Cardinals

"As a high school superintendent, I have the opportunity to witness so many young men and
women who with the proper guidance could have identified and chosen the right path. Our
young adults need a roadmap and 7 Steps for Success provides clear guidance and direction. I
encourage everyone to read this book."
Angela Moore

Instructional Superintendent Palm Beach County

"7 Steps of Success is a concise on point guide that speaks directly the youths day to day issues
and how to be successful regardless of where you come from, who your parents are and what
you are individually going through. A must read for anyone who wants the guidance needed
overcome life and succeed anyway."
LaVonne Idlette
Olympian, Serial Entrepreneur

"As the CEO of a successful and growing healthy restaurant business, we inspire to have strong
character and values from all of our team members. 7 Steps for Success provides a clear and
direct path for young adults to succeed in their respective endeavors. I applaud the guidance
this book provides and will make it a must read for all our team members."
Chris Gannon
CEO Bolay Restaurants 

"Buck knows what it takes to be successful in all areas of life – in career, in relationships, and
balancing those with physical and spiritual wellness.  He also has extensive experience conveying his

recipe for success through his many years of leadership of Student ACES.  The evidence is in the vast number of young leaders he has cultivated.  He is an ideal author for a book on this topic!"
Dr. Jennifer Sinclair Curtis
Dean of College of Engineering, UC Davis

"Very seldom in one's life does one come to know a person who is 100 percent dedicated to
helping youth of high school age become all they can be. Buck Martinez is that person. There are over

27,500 male and female student athletes that can attest to the value of knowing Buck, and learning from him. All of his past books, including this latest, are designed to provide detailed road maps of how

to learn, live, and practice the values so essential to a successful and wonderful life. He teaches students how to overcome adversity, and become leaders to train others.

When it come to working with student athletes, Buck is the real deal."
Lieutenant General (retired) Robert Chelberg

"As principal of an all-boys, college preparatory high school with the responsibility of guiding
students to be productive members of society, I appreciate all the effort and dedication that Buck Martinez puts forth to motivate young men.  He understands the difficult challenges that face our youth today and is passionately working to make a difference.   Buck inspires us all by accepting the responsibility of leading by example and challenging young men to live a life of honor and integrity. His 7 Steps for Success emphasizes the importance of the hard work, determination, and motivation necessary to achieve goals.  Buck Martinez offers meaningful and insightful advice and encourages us to define our skills, enhance our values, and promote good decisions."
     David Pugh

Principal of Christopher Columbus High School 

As a former professional athlete and a CEO of a very successful real estate development
business, I have had the opportunity to coach and work with many people. 7 Steps To Success
provides a clear roadmap to young adults and young professionals in all walks of life to pursue
and achieve a successful future. This book is a must read for those that aspire to greatness.
Syd Kitson

CEO of Babcock Ranch

“Unfortunately, many, who are trying to climb the ladder of success, realize too late that they’ve
leaned their ladder up against the wrong building. Seven Steps for Success not only gives you the

“how to’s” to succeed, it also points you toward the right building on which to lean your ladder.”
George McGovern

Chaplain of the New York Yankees

"As the President of St . Thomas University and a former collegiate football coach, I believe it is
of paramount importance to teach young adults about the values and guiding principles necessary

for success. 7 Steps for Success provides outstanding counsel for aspiring to greatness and following a pathway for success. I am excited about incorporating this book into our curriculum. The greatest compliment I can give to anyone is that they not only talk the talk but they most certainly walk the walk. Buck Martinez is a great example of a St. Thomas University alumnus who is walking the walk by saving lives and transforming lives for the better of our society. We are very excited to partner with Buck to continue our mission to educate Leaders for Life at Saint Thomas University."
David Armstrong

President of St. Thomas University

As a captain and a Hall of Famer at the collegiate and professional level, I understand what it
takes to achieve success. The same mindset that allowed me to excel on the athletic fields has
enabled me to develop a very successful construction business. I am thrilled that Buck has

captured many of the principles that I followed in his new book, 7 Steps to Success for Young
Adults. I highly recommend this must read for all future leaders.
Dwight Stephenson

NFL Hall of Famer and President of  D Stephenson Construction

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