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Life Lessons from the Little Red Wagon

15 Ways to Take Charge and Create a Path to Success

Published by Maxwell Leadership
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Who would have thought that one of the most popular childhood toys held so many of life’s answers.

In The Little Red Wagon, prolific business leader and public servant Ron Simmons invites you to leave ordinary behind and glide into the richly meaningful life you were intended to live.

From his humble beginnings in the rural South to the heights of influence as an entrepreneur, finance executive, and three-term member of the Texas House of Representatives, Simmons mines the depths of his triumphs and travails to provide a wealth of applicable insights.

Whether you’re out front holding the wagon’s handle, shifting the direction from inside, riding along as cargo, or pushing from the rear, the place you occupy will set your course toward more of the same or to bold adventure.

Simmons has learned that it isn’t a lack of talent or ability that often holds us back. It’s the lure of the safe, comfortable path that threatens to keep us stuck in a rut of fear and negativity, speeding along with no clear destination, or passively catching a ride instead of taking initiative and action.

About The Author

The Honorable Ron Simmons served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives. He served on the Appropriations, Transportation, Elections, Homeland Security, and Business & Industry Committees while in the Texas House. 

In business, Ron was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Retirement Advisors of America (RAA). RAA is a wealth management company and, at the time of its sale to another investment firm in 2019, managed over $3 billion for approximately two thousand retired commercial airline pilots from all the major airlines who resided in all fifty states and multiple foreign countries.

In 2019, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Ron as chairman of the board of Texas Mutual Insurance Company, an exclusive worker compensation insurance provider located in Texas with over $1 billion in annual revenue serving over seventy thousand companies located in Texas. Simmons is an advisor to the CEOs of The Heritage Foundation and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

Ron is the son of two public school teachers and has been married to his wife, Lisa, for more than forty years. He and Lisa have three children: Justin, an assistant US Attorney in the Justice Department; Daniel, who is on the autism spectrum and a fantastic artist and hard worker; and Allie Beth, a podcast host (Relatable), author, and speaker. Their crowning achievement, though, is their five grandchildren!

Product Details

  • Publisher: Maxwell Leadership (March 21, 2023)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9798887100050

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