IT'S UP TO ME is a practical guide that demonstrates how easy it is to become a winner if you have the right tools, the correct information, a positive mind set, and a never-say-die attitude. It helps you the reader to understand, that your potential to become a winner is unlimited. To potentiate is to actualize your capabilities, no matter what the conditions. As the "manager" of your life, you must take ownership of the challenges, opportunities, threats, risks, failures and successes you will encounter, if you want to be a winner. The Author takes you through the horrors of personal loss and tragedy, demonstrates how to take the hit without getting knocked out, and how to dig deep into the inner recesses of your being to overcome them and win. Losers, when their troubles come along, tend to wallow in self pity and fall deeper into the depths of misery and despair. You will be shown how to avoid following that path. Pointers are shared to enable you to use the so-called stumbling blocks of your trials and tragedies as stepping stones, allowing you to arise out of the ashes, like the legendary phoenix. Follow the true stories shared by the Author who has had to overcome numerous challenges to become a winner. Try the concepts he suggests, covering areas including personal motivation, effective speaking, time management, leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, decision making, playing to win and more, which have helped him to achieve success. It is our hope that after you have read and digested this book, that you will be motivated to go as far as you can, utilizing your unique gifts and talents to the full. If you can do that, you will become a winner at work and in your personal life.