Author: many of Brian Shell's paperback books on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S66MW5Y - Erane Jefferson Success Story
https://www.amazon.com/dp/149043643X - Single Mom Daily Devotions
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1517382629 - Daily Common Cents
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1505215919 - Gratitude Miles
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1507828349 - Cubicle Cardio
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1484109902 - Dessert First Diet
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519785151 - From Student to Engineer
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1518679641 - Crossing through Career Crossroads
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1986162397 - Student Study Cave: A Guide to Get Great Grades
You've reached Brian Shell's PassionHero.com
A PassionHero is an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances who exudes a
passion for life even amidst great odds and tries to make the lives of those surrounding them
a better place because they're in it... as true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Mr. Brian Shell is an author of over 30 Kindle eBooks and about a dozen paperbacks.
Mr. Shell's profile on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/briankshell
Brian's bibliography of books: www.amazon.com/author/brianshell
Mr. Shell's 200+ YouTube videos: www.youtube.com/user/passionherodotcom
32 minute podcast - Brian and Diane Wing discuss Brian's supernatural screenplay - "Distortions"
Brian Shell's sister, Aryeh, travels through eastern Europe to retrace their mutual family roots.
This 7:44 video contains festive drum circle music along with Aryeh's awesome photography.
Enjoy and Namaste! https://youtu.be/EU8oIRoQF5U
"Retracing the Roots of Our European Ancestors" - https://youtu.be/ijOhB77UckY
This music video is a brother-sister collaboration by Brian and Aryeh Shell.
She is on a pilgrammge to visit the homelands of their ancestors.
Brian uses a song he recorded with a montage of her photos.
Her blog about this trip can be found on AryehShell.com
This 3:10 music video showcases the arwork of Hava Gurevich - https://youtu.be/q0zH5XvIETM
These 30+ images were displayed at Matthaei Botanical Gardens: July 2, 2022 - September 11, 2022.
This 4:40 drum-trio version features longer durations of each image: https://youtu.be/0ptO55SKjCQ
Ann Arbor drum circle song and kaleidoscopic dissolves of Hava's art - https://youtu.be/IJrVIdpaPq8
Hava's actual acrylic paintings on display at Matthaei - https://youtu.be/RU5NsfZocsQ
(Editing and music done by a grateful Brian Shell with gracious permission from Hava Gurevich.)
On this 2014 8000-mile 20-day road diary, Brian gives gratitude to all of his former mentors.
What makes this journey even more memorable is that 5 of those mentors have now passed away.
Going across the country to give them gratitude back then, in person, only offers no regrets now.
Note: this 8000 mile journey began 1/31/2014 at 5:15 p.m. EST
It completed 2/19/2014 at sunset... around 6:12 p.m.
Flashback 8.5 years - some of Brian's Gratitude Miles videos filmed in February 2014
1) Taking the snowy scenic route north of Elko, Nevada
2) Wyoming and Exit 89 - a tunnel is at the 2 minute mark
3) Windy Idaho plains sleet - 2/16/2014 bucket list state
4) Idaho free range cows - 30 miles north of Nevada
5) Pony Express and its first post office - Nebraska 2/18/2014
6) Indiana-Michigan border and gratitude - 2/19/2014
7) Cadillac Hotel Venice Beach Boardwalk memories - 2/8/2014
Paperback Print Version: Student Study Cave
Contains tips and tricks to learn to earn superb grades.
Written by a high school valedictorian...
...who earned full-ride scholarships throughout graduate school.
Good education teaches the great student to learn how to learn.
Brian Shell's percussive song mentioned 10/1/2018 on The Tonight Show:
Eat Some Vegetables
He does so while strolling through a botanical garden - 9:00 video
Cover image to ESV is at the northern-most point of Lake Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!
Enjoy percussion by Brian Shell along to the "backing track" version of Steve Vai's song: "Juice" - https://youtu.be/D34PyfQJmN4
Deferred joys purchased thru sacrifice are often the sweetest.
Published by Brian Shell in February 2022, this is a fictional coming-of-age story about an African-American young lady who grows up in South Central Los Angeles but moves to Ann Arbor, Michigan with her mother after her Dad dies. Erane Jefferson is her name, and she possesses an amazingly inquisitive mind who goes on to graduate from the University of Michigan and then attends their gorgeous gothic Law Quad as a grad student. After getting accepted to law school, she sits inside their walled-garden sanctuary with her Arabic boyfriend, Boaz. UofM’s key groundskeeper smiles & says, “It’s for lovers like you that we keep this place pristine.” Admirably she then aspires to educate herself into practicing Law more. So, her early yearnings earn her the desire to better herself - daily. Passes the bar exam. She goes from LA’s “The Jungle” to becoming elected as a legal judge. Maybe we can call it “Judge from ‘The Jungle.’” Better yet we can call it “From ‘The Jungle’ to Judge.” Just spit-ballin’ alternative titles, y’all. Really though, this is just a noble modern-day success story.
May its inspirational loosey-goosey transformations bring you tingles.
Here's the link for the paperback book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S66MW5Y
Instead of one 60-minute workout, consider 60 1-minute workouts.
This exercise philosophy keeps your metabolism's
windmill spinning throughout the day.
For example, parking far away enables more steps to your inner daily pedometer (and there's
always plenty of parking), weeding your garden by doing a squat (instead of bending at the waist).
Using the stairs rather than taking an elevator helps too. Each extra activity counts One. Each adds up.
Isometrics are another example, like Kegel flexing. While driving I flex my abs from side-to-side: mini-crunches.
Apply the 1 minute workout principle, several times, all day long!
Daily Common Cents
366 daily inspirations present tips and tricks to make your $$$ last longer.
Pinch your pennies so that your dollars add up.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015G2AZ5G - Kindle eBook
This book's manuscript was hand-written in a day-journal so
that the page's-length kept each daily inspiration concise.
Transcribing that journal to Word was its first edit.
Dessert First Diet
Savor the food you crave the most when you are hungriest
so it tastes best and then get back to work eating right.
"Cure the craving before it blossoms into a binge."
This is a bend-don't-break food philosophy.
Kindle eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006E0T3VC
(In 2012, this eBook reached #1 on Amazon during its 4th of July freebie!)
366 daily inspirations targeted towards single mothers.
The original manuscript for this book was hand-written in a day journal
so the length of page kept each day's inspiration concise.
It was a romantic way to write it... by candleight.
It started with brainstorming all 366 page titles.
Then, the inspirations were written in random order.
Transcribing its content to Word became its first editing pass.
Paperback version of Single Mom Daily Devotions
Kindle eBook version of Single Mom Daily Devotions
This is the book that began it all for Brian...
...its content was his first published book in 2009.
From Student to Engineer
This textbook creates a college course that presents "The Journey of the Engineer."
Weekly topics include undergrad, graduate work, teaching, intellectual property,
money concerns, corporate engineering, mid-sized firms, & start-ups.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0196XBM3U - Kindle eBook
FSTE Paperback book - print version of "From Student to Engineer"
Engineer a Path to Your Destiny and
Aviod Living a Life of Quiet Desperation
Re-calibrate to re-appreciate the crossroads Life
tends to send along the path of least regret.
'"Learn your instrument." - Stanley Clarke
"I've got music to play! - Sir Mark Copeland
"A mentat needs his data." - Frank Herbert - DUNE
"A quick 'No' is better than a slow 'Maybe.'" - Joe Marr
"You have to live Life in order to express it." - Oscar Wilde
"The life which is not examined is not worth living." - Plato
"No matter where you go; there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
"You don't need an instrument to practice." - Ndugu Chancler
"The happiest people I know are creative on a daily basis." - Dr. David Bressler
"The price of anything is the amount of Life you exchange for it." - Henry David Thoreau
"Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it." - Lee Iacocaca
"If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow, sleep late." - Henny Youngman
"I've stood with the trees in the storm to keep them company just so someone will have done it." - H.D.T.
"It doesn't cost a dime to be nice to someone." - Sparky Anderson
Engineering Student Paths - Coursepack
Perfect for homeschooling, this digital education package presents
15 lesson plans for teacher and student.
Targeted to Grades 9-12 and Undergrad students:
Content contains plentiful pathways to become an engineer:
undergrad, grad school, PhD paths, corporate engineering, mid-sized firms, start-ups,
teaching it as a professor, intellectual property, and financial realities engineering affords
A photo eBook of all the art Brian Shell created with flavorful details
and colorful commentary about the origin and inspiration for each piece.
It was inspired by a 2012 visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Cover photo taken within Michigan's "The Grand Hotel"..."Somewhere in Time"
Enjoy this 32-minute enlightening podcast on supernatural spirituality between
Brian Shell and Life Path Coach extraordinaire: Diane Wing
Mr. Shell also describes in detail his supernatural screenplay: "Distortions"
(supernatural suspense drama screenplay
that started it all for Brian on July 9, 1995)
Finished in Seattle 1997 where Mr. Shell scouted all of its Washington film locations
It places a supernatural entity in mirrors that shows us our inner truth
in the mirror's reflection when we are at a crossroads and
need a subtle sign to pivot and shift towards our destined True Selves.
"snoitrotsiD" the Kindle eBook
Distortions - 1997 First Final Draft
Finished in Seattle 11/11/1997
Logline: A supernatural entity uses mirrors as its portal and distorts mirror reflections to
alter the lives of four characters for serendipity to nudge each into a new chapter of life.
While traveling in 1999, this initial version had its digital file lost,
so during 2020's Covid-19 quarantine Brian hand-scanned its only printed draft.
Thus, this Kindle "eBook" contains all jpeg scans of the original 1997
film script's courier-font printed pages written and set around Seattle, Washington.
Brian Shell shows an alternate way of drawing film storyboards (like football plays): https://youtube.com/shorts/irY8rZcdaHY?feature=share
Filmed outside the University of Michigan School of Music - August 2022.
(Video's duration is 1 minute.)
Received Wisdom about Right Conduct
Set inside a House of Mirrors, 4 people represent 4 emotions:
Pride/Ego, Anger, Grief, and Love in this stage play on Serendipity.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4ME - Kindle eBook
This is an expanded version of The House of Mirrors from
Brian's supernatural screenplay titled "Distortions"
It contains all the film pre-production preparations Mr. Shell made for
his "Distortions" script which shows our inner truth in the mirror's reflection.
It contains character profiles, soundtrack suggestions, marketing ideas,
actor packaging, location scouting, concept explanation, and
alternate versions of The House of Mirrors crescendo.
Daily wintertime inspirations help keep you warm as a Kindle eBook.
99 cent "seasonal" Kindle eBook
Kindle eBook of daily inspirations for the single mother
just as Spring begins to sing & bloom.
99 cent Kindle eBook
This Kindle eBook delivers daily single-mom-centered inspirations so...
Savor the dreaded triple-dog-dare-ya seaonal days/daze of Summer.
99 cent Kindle eBook
Brian Shell on Spotify:
Made in 1993 - Brian Shell returns to a tape he made in L. A. with songs his new friends suggested
Brighter Horizons - Brian's Cinco de Mayo 2022 playlist
Oh Father My Father - made 2/15-24/2022 - it contains 34.0 hours of GREAT music & 405 songs
Top Songs of 2021 - Brian's top 100 songs he played on Spotify in 2021
Deep Memory - Begun 9/27/21 each song is an EPROM (electronic programable read only Memory)
Back from Toronto - 2003 in November 3 familiar friends shared a reunion from 1999 Venice Beach
30 Hours in NYC - Compiled in June 2007, this mixtape playlist gets refreshed in September 2021
Nostalgia Becomes a Balm - Like Proust's madeleine-memory, these songs still evoke deep emotion
A Clean Slate - Made this mixtape on 3/7/2007, this Spotify 2-hour playlist got compiled 6/12/2021
Journeys to Justice - Playlist began 5/24/2021 and runs abour 4 hours - dedicated to mentors
A Sunday in Brentwood - - 4/23/1995 at the corner of Barrington Place and Sunset Boulevard
Reflections - Made on 9/28/1995 prior to a trip to Hawaii and eventually the island of Kauai
Lost on the Edge - Starry night drives south of Kansas City - made 10/6/1996 - chasing a dream
Dancin' on Mountaintops - Daily drives east on I-90 to Snoqualmie Summit - mixed on 3/17/1997
Rock Bottom Seattle 1997 - On 1/25/1997 this tape's inspiration was Rock Bottom restaurant Seattle
Naivety Letting Go - Mixtape made on 11/9/1996 prior to driving from Detroit to KC to LA to Seattle
Rockin' & Jammin' - When Brian was an engineer in LA, he made this 2/12/1993 Redondo Beach
Workout Tape 1990 - Functional, made before Brian began to title & date each mixtape
The Songs of the Manly Man - Created on 11/9/1996 with plenty of bawdy innuendoes
25 Years of Fiction's Reality - Compiled on 3/29/1996 in Marina del Rey, California
Launch 2021 Gratitude - Begun 1/31/2021 on Gratitude Miles 7-year anniversary
Transformational Changes - 7/20/2011 was the birth day for this playlist
2021 from 1995 Odyssey - Movie mixtape soundtrack made 9/17/1995
Autumn in Black River - Mixtape made in Autumn 1995 - compiled 12/21/2020
My Top Songs 2020 - These are the top 100 songs Brian enjoyed during Covid-19
Winds of Change - Made this cassette mixtape on 7/6/1995 in Los Angeles
Funkity Fusion Funk - 18 hrs. 25 min. and 215 tunes - Begun: 3/16/2020
Cool Tunes at Age 52 - Brian chooses 152 songs for 12 hours of tunes
Distortions the Soundscape - soundtrack for his supernatural film script
Past Friends Present Tense - This list consists of songs former friends liked
Slick! - funk and prog rock listened to as he scouted locations for Distortions
Some of This... Some of That... - made in autumn up in northern Michigan
Ahhh... Venice (memory) - memories of Venice Beach and Brian's mural
New Faces... both Young & Old - Marina del Rey walkabout mixtape
The Trip of 3 Great Lakes in a Day - Superior, Michigan, Huron
Renewed Belief - Pure muscular hair metal with a few to ruminate about
Spring Fever - Starts out solemn and then packs a passionate punch
Almost There - Prog rock and metal MDR memories from 1996
Reunited and Feels So Good - Made 1/14/2000 with a dash of melancholy
Joshua Tree Palm Springs - Windmills, snowy San Jacinto, and 1/6/1995 romance
Journey to Light - Soundtrack for a space-based love-story - created Oct. 1996
Belief - Mixtape made in Marina del Rey - December 1995
Introspection - Inspired by Brentwood in December 1994
Cabin Fever! - Inspired by: songs from films
Rumination and Tears - 11/5/1995 playlist
Exclamation - Made June 2, 2000
Gratitude Miles - 5/14/2014
To 2020 Vision - 1/2/2020
Changes - 10/10/1996
Freefall - 2/21/2020
Pre-Celebrity Jesus: The Man Beyond the Messiah
Written after Brian's "22 Short Stories about Teenage Jesus" screenplay,
this book ponders and hypothesizes possible scenarios Jesus Christ may have lived
during his unknown years in order to proclaim his gospel parables years later.
Moreso, it ponders Jesus' humanity before he became "famous."
Had he walked out onto a frozen lake and claimed that he'd walked on water?
Did he ever get drunk, obnoxious, egotistical, and/or hung-over?
Example did he fart? Did it stink? Did he ever joke that it didn't?
Did he experience infatuation and/or a romantic kiss?
Would he ever use sarcasm or pull any pranks?
12 Disciples: like a movie star's entourage?
It asks many questions which explore who he was as a Human Being...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y66S - Kindle eBook link for Pre-Celebrity Jesus
Twenty Two Short Stories about
Film script of 22 shorts stories that explores Jesus' unknown teenage years.
Each acts as a "circle of illumination" gestalt to different facets of Christ's youth.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4JW - Kindle eBook
Brian Shell wrote the first draft for this script in 7 days of 2004's Lenten season.
Never before had he felt "inspired" as when these words and stories were written.
Its structure is similar to the film "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould"