Master of Ceremonies: A Male's Guide for a Successful Life

Master of Ceremonies: A Male's Guide for a Successful Life

by Jonathan Harris

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Time is lifes most precious gift. Life is made up of moments, and they should not be wasted with the wrong people or doing the wrong things. In Master of Ceremonies, you will learn about ways to take ownership over your life. The author takes you down the different avenues of your life while sharing some of his own experiences and leaves you with tips to master that area. This self-help guide consists of two sections, Master of the Kingdom and Master of the Jungle. Master of the Kingdom focuses on how to make the best choices in areas dealing with you and your inner circle including self-esteem, spirituality, friends, family, and love just to name a few. On the other side of things, Master of the Jungle teaches you how to handle the outside world and its challenges including independent living, job searching, finances, personal branding, handling emergencies, and more. The journey to success is not overnight, it requires maximizing your potential. Most importantly, success requires taking ownership over your own life and this book will help guide in you the right direction. Your life is a celebration and you must be the Master of Ceremonies for your own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514473009
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 03/24/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 369 KB

About the Author

Visit for all updates Jonathan C. Harris was born a leader. Raised in Fort Washington, Maryland, he has served in leadership positions his entire life, from being manager of the school store in elementary school to president of the Homelessness Awareness Club in middle school to president of the National Honor Society in high school. During his time studying statistics at the University of Delaware, he also served as a resident assistant, freshmen year experience peer mentor, and tour guide to help students feel at home. Jonathan currently works at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania as a Residence Hall Coordinator where he oversees two male residence halls. He has planned and presented at numerous seminars and conferences related to issues on college campuses. He has received several honors and awards including High School Valedictorian, Residence Hall Coordinator of the Year, Dean’s List, Residence Life’s People Choices Award, Resident Assistant of the Month, Kiwanis Club Citizenship Award, and Sigma Alpha Pi Excellence in Service to Students Award. Jonathan recently launched his own business called “Judicious Life” where he hosts community workshops, provides individual life coaching, and makes weekly inspirational videos called “Words for Wednesday.” He hosts his own weekly radio show called “Thinking Out Loud,” where he speaks on issues in the community. In his spare time, he enjoys walking, reading, spending time with family and friends, mentoring students, volunteering in the community, and watching movies. For information about book talks, author visits, and workshops, contact him at

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Master of Ceremonies: A Male's Guide for a Successful Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased my copy from . Master of Ceremonies: A Male’s Guide for a Successful Life is the book that all older people wish existed when they were teenagers. The book is a very easy read since it is less than 100 pages and the words are easy-flowing although there are some tougher vocabulary words that the author even defines for the reader. The book not only gives you encouragement but real world skills including some very easy and affordable recipes. The author also has reflective activities in the book so that readers can practice what they just learned. I appreciate that each chapter is independent of the others in the sense that I can read chapter eight without having to have read chapters one to seven first. In a person’s life, they may be in a place where they need a lot of help with their finances so they can skip straight to that chapter and come back to the others later. At the end of the book, there are a lot of tips that cover all aspects of life spanning over money, education, hygiene, dating, and so much more. This book is a great guide for college staff, high school guidance counselors, correctional/probation officers, youth court judges, mentoring programs, but most importantly, parents to help their students. Our culture has changed tremendously over the last few decades and youth of today do not deal with issues that people from the 1980’s and before dealt with. Online bullying has increased and as a result, suicide and depression rates have skyrocketed. Outside of just mental health trends changing, the author also reminded readers that trends such as cellphone usage, social media, student loans consuming most of your paycheck, have all changed. We need more books that promote positive self-esteem that also relate to our current type of youth and I am glad that this book exists. I liked that this book is not for one type of person. This is a book that regardless of the reader’s race, income, sexual orientation, or religion, they can still relate to it. In fact, I would actually recommend that females read it too even though the book is for guys.
KennyB333 More than 1 year ago
The book Master of Ceremonies is an autobiographical self-help book on how to make the right choices and excel early on life. It touches on everything from giving your car a tune up, to managing your self-esteem. It explains how having a positive mind set is conducive to living up to your full potential. The work focuses on the trials and obstacles faced by many young males in today's modern society. In this social media charged world, people are connected now more than ever. The youth of today possess unparalleled technology at their finger tips. This technology can either enhance one's life or hinder it. Choosing the right path early on can save many young people from the hardships and suffering that arise from life in the real world. It'd be nice to have some kind of guidance when it comes to growing up and adapting to a perpetually changing world, especially when considering many young males lack the proper guidance of a father figure. While Master of Ceremonies can never replace a parent or guardian, it does serve as a sort of "North Star" in regard to pointing young people in the right direction. The book gives the reader a chance to learn from mistakes that they may not have even made yet. The author draws on his own life experiences and in the process, gives the reader something to relate to. While the author's own personal experiences may not be the same as the reader, it does give them the opportunity to make correlations and draw their own conclusions in regard to their own life. Think of Master of Ceremonies as reference guide for young people living in the hear and now.