Matt Curry Hits Amazon Best-Seller Lists with “The Soul of Success Volume 2”
Matt Curry recently hit six Amazon Best-Seller lists in the United States and Canada with “The Soul of Success Volume 2.”
Chantilly, VA – Oct. 1, 2015 – Matt Curry recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with Best-Selling Author® Jack Canfield, originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, to co-write the book , “The Soul of Success, Vol.2 : The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Core Strategies for Getting to the Heart of Health, Wealth and Success”. The book was released on September 10th 2015 by CelebrityPress™ – a leading business book publisher.
On the day of release, The Soul of Success Volume 2 reached best-seller status in six US Amazon categories – reaching as high as #1 in the “Direct Marketing” category. The book also reached #7 in “Marketing,” #16 in “Marketing and Sales,” #22 in “ Entrepreneurship,” and #25 “Small Business and Entrepreneurship” categories. The Soul of Success became an international best-seller, reaching #10 in “Direct Marketing” on Amazon in Canada. Matt Curry contributed a chapter titled “Using Your Superpowers in Sales and Entrepreneurism.”
Matt Curry has worked in the automotive aftermarket business for over 30 years. He started changing tires when he was 15 and worked his way into management, overseeing seven automotive stores for several different companies, doubling and tripling sales and profits at every store he managed.
In 1997, Matt and his wife, Judy Curry, started Curry’s Auto Service with one shop in Chantilly, Virginia. Curry’s Auto Service ultimately became one of the largest independent auto repair chains in the Washington, DC metro area, with nine shops across Northern Virginia and one in Maryland. Matt and Judy succeeded in differentiating Curry’s from its competitors by offering strong value propositions that highlighted under-represented demographics within the auto repair industry. By instituting prominent ecofriendly, green-focused programs and community outreach, and earning female-friendly accreditation from AskPatty.com, Curry’s actively contributed to the economic, social, and environmental development of the communities in which it operated.
CelebrityPress™ describes the book:
Success is a concept universally embraced but individually defined. Our definition of success truly depends on our individual goals. For example, your goal might be monetary, a physical accomplishment or a moral achievement. To flesh out this topic, we are adding a few comments made by famous and successful people in diverse fields – similar and familiar concepts to those put forward by the Premier Experts® in this book.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
~ Booker T. Washington
You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
~ Napoleon Hill
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
~ Vince Lombardi
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
~ Thomas Jefferson
In our New Economy, the acquisition of success has been reformatted somewhat by business and industry even though its principles remain the same. The Electronic Revolution has changed the economic landscape as much as the Industrial Revolution. We now live more and more in “real time” and expect others to do the same. This era of instant communication has changed the ways in which we communicate and expect responses.
To succeed today, it is useful, perhaps essential, to have a mentor. Errors will be made, but to minimize them will speed up your journey. The Premier Experts® in this book will help you along the way. They have been there and know the road. Who would be better to guide you? They will illuminate your path to The Soul Of Success…
After such a successful release, Matt Curry will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.
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A portion of the royalties earned from The Soul of Success Volume 2 will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.
More About Matt Curry:
In 2010, Curry’s was chosen by the readers of Northern Virginia Magazine as the “Best Auto Repair Shop” in Northern Virginia. That same year, Curry’s was named Motor Age magazine’s Top Shop in North America. In 2011, the company was awarded the prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award and voted Top Shop Finalist by Tire Review magazine. Matt was also recognized as a “Home Grown Hero, Entrepreneur of the Year” by The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
During the recession in 2008 and through 2011, Matt launched a major expansion, growing from four stores in 2008 to nine in 2011. In recognition of this growth, Curry’s was named to the Inc. 5000 list for 2009, 2010 and 2011, moving up about 1000 spots each year. Curry’s opened its tenth store in March 2013.
In addition to being an Inc. 5000 company for three consecutive years, Curry’s was ranked the 126th fastest-growing business in Consumer Products and Services Industries by Inc. last year. Curry’s was also recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the DC region by both the Washington Business Journal and Washington Smart CEO.
In early 2013, Matt expanded his business model, investing in two vertical companies: a computer development company and a technology company called The Hybrid Shop, which specializes in electric vehicle propulsion systems. After only 12 months, in November of 2014 The Hybrid Shop successfully raised $2.5 million through a PE raise.
Matt and Judy made a successful exit from Curry’s Auto Service by selling to a publicly-traded, $1 billion corporation in August, 2013. They now concentrate full time on The Hybrid Shop, the world’s leader in training and education in the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of hybrid vehicle technology and battery conditioning and repair.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND AWARDS
In 2004, Matt raised $209,000 and launched the Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS) league in August of 2006. More than 1,600 area children and teens now participate in the DSYS leagues each year. The Currys continue to advise the organization and help fund DSYS needs, including starting a scholarship and field fund in the hope that DSYS will have its own private playing field someday.
In 2012, Curry’s Auto Service was a finalist for the Washington Area Jefferson Awards for Public Service. Matt and Judy have donated their time and money, totaling over $500,000 to 57 national and regional charitable groups, churches, parent/teacher associations, and youth athletic clubs since they started their company in 1997. They were recognized by The Washington Business Journal in 2012 as among the region’s Top 50 Corporate Philanthropists.
About Celebrity Press™:
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