Retired youth officer Matilda Popo launches new book “Live your dream and realize your full potential”

“Live your dream and realize your full potential” is a book written by retired Youth Officer Matilda Popo and was formally launched at the University of the West Indies (UWI) auditorium on February 5th, 2020.

The author says that the book, which is written with the youth in mind, “aims to ignite the spark of greatness within you”.

Through the skillful intertwining of personal experiences and the inspirational life-stories of others who determinedly defeated the odds and accomplished great things, Popo unpeels the potential and capacity within us all to do the same.

“Though life may be littered with challenges and obstacles, this book encourages you to reach for your dreams,” Popo said. This book, “Live Your Dream and Realize Your Full Potential” was written to persuade people especially the youth; to work seriously in making their dream become a reality and to be dissuaded by negativity, self-destructive words and other peoples negative perception.”

She continued, “Too many times we hear people say, I cannot do it I will fail…we need to stamp that out of our system.”

“Many people have the propensity to do well but they are daunted by doubts, lack of confidence, low self-esteem and fear…so I know that after it is read, understood and implemented, readers will see themselves operating beyond their own imagination,” Popo asserts.

She says the book is “reader-friendly” with the aim of helping people to grow and shine.

“Having that book on the back burner was not helping me with my true potential,” she disclosed.

She described young people as the pillars of society and urged them to dismiss fear and live their dreams.

“I take young people seriously, if they do wrong I will say that and if they do right I will also say that to them…I really want them to live their dreams, potential which calls for determination, concentration and commitment and dismissing fear,” Popo declared.

According to her, in writing that book, three words came to her mind, “Compel, propel and dispel.”

Dr. Valda Henry, President of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Steve Joseph and Jessie Prince also shared some thoughts on the book.

The book is available on Amazon and locally for EC$35.00.

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8 Comments

  1. G.H.R.
    February 11, 2020

    Congrats Sis. You’ve been an inspiration to us all and I pray you continue to reach out to even more people who are in need of your message.

  2. The Truth Be Told
    February 10, 2020

    Congratultions Matilda!

  3. jean marie royer
    February 8, 2020

    congrats! Great way to motivate not only the youth but all of us with locked up potential

  4. February 8, 2020

    Congratulations, Matilda. We at Waitukubuli Writers wish you all the best.

  5. Concerned citizen
    February 8, 2020

    Well done! This book is so timely. We need to empower the youths of Dominica. There is so much potential out there. All the best with getting the message out.

  6. jessie
    February 8, 2020

    Live your dream and realize your full potential is an amazing book!It really helps you to go through that self introspection which is often needed to find strength and confidence within you, that you thought you lacked.It instills in you a positive mindset and gives you assurance that you can conquer the world.I recommend everyone to purchase this book.It is a form of healing for those who are struggling to find their true purpose in life and a guide for those who are on the path of following their dreams.Mrs matilda popo has done justice with this book!#bestsellerslist #phenomenalwoman

  7. bzrc
    February 8, 2020

    where can i purchase this book locally?

    • Matilda Popo
      February 8, 2020

      The book will be available at Jays Book Store from Monday afternoon. You can also call 2256030 for an autograph copy.

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