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  • Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine


Tom Askins is a stockbroker, motivational speaker and author, who grew up in post World War II Hawaii as a child of privilege. What Tom recalls more than the upscale tropical lifestyle, material wealth and private school education are the fears and insecurities that go beyond regular childhood angst. Open the Lid! chronicles Tom’s fearful childhood, troubled teen years, his victorious battle with alcoholism, and his subsequent commitment to unlocking the potential of others with his self-esteem building programs. The wisdom he shares about identifying emotional triggers, working through fear and developing self-esteem are insightful and life changing.

Open the Lid! speaks to the metaphor about society stifled in social trappings and insecurities. Author Tom Askins is on a mission to set society free from fear. He dares readers to analyze what is really important in life and to take a spiritual walk out of a self-imposed box of anxiety. HOPE is the key to opening the lid, the process of life-changing self-evaluations which provides the tools and encouragement to maximize individual potential. Laced with Biblical wisdom, a candid reflection of alcoholism, and his own brand of self-esteem building techniques, Askins challenges you to Open the Lid on the box of insecurity where you live. Come on, Open the Lid! and explore the possibilites.

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