In his latest book, Permission to Succeed: The Only Person Who Needs to Give It Is YOU!,  author and motivational speaker Mark Wiggins candidly challenges readers to win the battle he calls “YOU vs. YOU.” Only in so doing, he affirms, can they free their unrealized potential to enjoy success and live the lives of their dreams.

Wiggins also invites readers to stop looking outside of themselves for permission to do what they think they should do and instead to look internally for the permission they need to succeed. He comments, “The fact is, we all have what it takes to achieve success. Remember the old adage? ‘If you allow others to define your success, you give them the right to define your failures.’ It couldn’t be more true.”

Chapter titles in Permission to Succeed range from “Ask the Big Questions” to “Forgive Yourself for Wasted Time” to “Participate in Your Destiny” to “Turn Struggles into Growth.” A motivational section at the end of each chapter titled “Get Off the Bench” invites readers to put the tools and ideas just presented to immediate use.

The book concludes with a chapter titled “Motivational Moments” that contains a variety of illuminating and inspiring quotes from the likes of Aristotle, Confucius, Maya Angelou, Booker T. Washington, and Dale Carnegie, all carefully chosen to inspire readers to conquer fear,  create a plan, and awaken from within the desire and determination to succeed.

For more information, to request review copies or media commentary, to view Mark’s blogs, or to inquire about speaking engagements, email or visit

“I loved the ‘Get off the Bench’ section. It was hard to do, but I did see results and began to feel empowered and encouraged about my success.” ~ Rodney C.

AUTHOR: Coined by clients as an outstanding entrepreneur with the uncanny ability to ignite passion and to motivate others, Mark “The Speaker Man” Wiggins is an accomplished author, trainer, Internet talk show host, and international motivational speaker. With more than twenty years of experience in business and communications, Mark has delivered his message at local and state conventions, to youth and corporate groups, and to the high school and collegiate populace. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and psychology, Mark was a certified speaker with’s Worldwide Making It Count Programs and is a national speaker/trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance. A Master Certified speaker with Moovin4ward Presentations, Mark is also the founder and CEO of Xtreme Effort Speaking and Consulting and the co-creator of Journey to Success and the My Now Leadership series. Mark prides himself on presenting diverse programs to the corporate community, educational institutions, athletes, students, parents, and coaches in an effort to “Move you from the bench to the starting line-up of life.” Other books by the Speaker Man available at include MTXE the Formula for Success (available in eB format), The Power of Leadership: Being the Leader Getting Results, and My Vision My Plan My NOW.

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