Interview with nonfiction/self-help writer Jesse LeBeau

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today is memoir writer Jesse LeBeau to share a bit about his book Among the Giants.

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Jesse LeBeau is one of the premiere trick
artists with a basketball in the world. He has entertained millions in
commercials, movies, and televised games alongside top celebrities like Allen
Iverson, Kevin Durant, Heidi Klum, and Justin Bieber.
Undersized and overlooked his whole life,
Jesse was able to overcome the odds and go from a remote island in Alaska to
the Hollywood big screen. He continues to use his talents, speaking
engagements, and new book Among The Giants to inspire other to live life to the

Welcome, Jesse. Please tell us about
your book.

Among the Giants is a self-help memoir for young and old
alike! I tell my inspirational story (the story of a self confessed
“underdog”), with hopes to inspire and motivate the you, the reader, to challenge yourself toward your own dreams and aspirations. I clearly define the success
principles every young person needs to follow, not only to pursue their goals,
but to pursue a full and rewarding LIFE!
Watch the trailer
What inspired you to write this book?
I was speaking to kids around the
country but I was only able to give them so much in 45 minutes. I realized if I
wrote a book, I would be able to give them a resource that could really make a
difference in their life long after I left. That was my motivation to take the
time to write Among the Giants.
Excerpt from Among the Giants:
You probably aren’t going to like this, and maybe you won’t
even agree with me, but I’m here to tell you this today: if you aren’t happy
with your life, it’s your own fault. We all possess the ability to create the
life we want. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, and make your life what you want
it to be. Stop blaming other people. Stop making excuses. Imagine if you took
that wasted time and energy and used it to change your circumstances and fix
the things you don’t like. What kind of life would you have then? I’d be
willing to bet it would be a lot better. The highest achievers don’t blame
others and make excuses. They don’t expect someone else to make them happy, and
they don’t have a sense of entitlement and expect everything to be handed to
them on a silver platter. They make it happen. They start taking different
action steps to get different results. This attitude is what makes all the
difference between those who are great and live happy lives and those who
There is only one person who is responsible for the quality
of your life, and you guessed it: that person is you. Everything that is
happening in your life is the result of your previous actions or lack thereof.
That makes you the grand master in charge of the current state of your life. Our
human nature conditions us to blame external factors that are out of our
control to give us a scapegoat. But the truth of the matter is, it all comes
back to how we choose to respond to each event that determines our outcome.
Like I mentioned before, we can’t always control the things that happen to us;
the only thing we have the power to control is our attitude and how we choose
to respond. The choice is yours. Take charge of your life. Think better
thoughts. Visualize more positive outcomes. Take the action necessary to get
what you want. This will determine everything for you and your life. Stop wasting
your time being unhappy. Choose wisely, and take 100 percent ownership for your
What exciting story are you working on
Right now I
am focused on speaking and promoting this book and getting ready for a possible
tour with the Globe Trotters!
When did you first consider yourself a
I think everyone has a story to
share that can entertain or help others, they just have to take action on it. There
are all sorts of resources today that can help anyone write and publish a book.
If you want to do it, there is nothing stopping you!
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
My full-time
gig is my speaking business and in the last 3 years I’ve been making most of my
income as an actor. I’ve been in lots of commercials and movies and you can
check out some of my work online at
As a child, what did you want to be
when you grew up?
All I
wanted to do when I grew up was be a basketball player, and I’ve found a way to
do it even though I am not an NBA player. I entertain people in commercials, games,
and movies and then do tricks as part of speaking routine.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
Attitude is everything! I hope my
book will inspire your readers to life a live according to their passion no
matter what obstacles they are facing. To keep tabs on me and to get free
resources they can check me out at my website
 and follow me on Twitter. If they want a digitial download of my e-book What Allen Iverson Taught Me About Life
and a download from my DVD for FREE they can text the word “Giants” to 58885 or visit my website.
Among the Giants on Amazon.  
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