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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Teratineka Thomas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1981 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Teratineka lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Teratineka "Million Dollar Gurl" Thomas, a twenty nine year old Chicago-native, that has always had a passion for the creative and fine arts - especially writing. One interesting explanation of why she goes by the name "Million Dollar Gurl" revolves around her beliefs that people can be rich spiritually just as well as financially. She has experience working in a variety of facets including corporate, marketing, city government and not-for-profit organizations. She holds a BA in Psychology and is a motivational speaker, networking liaison, life counselor and a marketing genious. She is an avid volunteer and has participated in numerous charities and organizations including, the State of Illinois "Teen Parent Services" program where she gives back since she was once a teen mom. Her specialty is in Communications where she has helped and advised numerous individuals with career, personal relationships and goals for many years.

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Titles At Your Library

If You Knew Better, You Would Do Better: a Realistic Guide to Self-help, Motivation and to Doing the Ultimate You
ISBN: 1452044805

AuthorHouse. 2013

If You Knew Better, You Would Do Better, is a comical, witty and down-to-earth read that puts a refreshing new twist on self-help and motivation. In "If You Knew Better, You Would Do Better" Teratineka gives hilarious scenarios that hit close to home and gives MEN and WOMEN a simplified guide to understanding relationships (both friendly & intimate), sex, finances, self-improvement, coping with stress and other issues that most people deal with on a daily basis. She gives guides to maintaining composure under adverse conditions, making better decisions and being accountable for one's own self. Her motivational sarcasm is ingenius! This book is so real that it will have you laughing at your own mistakes, but making you more motivated than ever. Teratineka's inspiration was derived from personal goals and life lessons, as well as those of her peers. This book provides you with the tools you'll need in helping to get through life's common problems. Whether you're dealing with a fake friend or needing to follow your first mind, "If You KNEW Better, You Would DO Better" will teach you how to overcome obstacles and recognize life's warning signs, while instilling the importance of self-confidence. You will learn to "DO YOU" by learning to put yourself first and by making better yet more rewarding decisions. With a new spin based on true-life experiences, Teratineka has conquered the power to help people overcome unhappiness in a society filled with stress. She hopes that her book will help readers navigate the 21st century with self-actualizations. "If You KNEW Better, You WOULD Do Better" is the perfect reference tool to avoiding life's pitfalls. A Special Thanks to Karla Pope of & Victor Partee Photography

Speaking Engagements

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