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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 trying to be superior to your former self.
Mr. Brian Shell is an author, engineer, and musician. He first started writing in 1993.
Brian's list of his published books: www.amazon.com/author/brianshell
For professional inquiries, please contact Mr. Shell via LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/briankshell
Enjoy Brian's many Spotify playlists - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Fi5HXYRBtPzDPowTwLjdy?si=tox2ekWXQKGS9ti_Xv8Tbg
When asked what kind of books he writes, Brian likes to live a chapter of life and report back on what he's learned.
Brian Shell's published paperback books:
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
Celebrating Women's History Month 2024
"Erane Jefferson Success Story"
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. Erane Jefferson is her name, and she possesses an amazingly inquisitive mind. This is her story of overcoming tough odds.
The paperback book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S66MW5Y
Video: Mr. Shell performs percussion on djembe along to the Steve Vai backing track for Mr. Vai's song Juice
Brian Shell's percussion song mentioned October 2018 on The Tonight Show:
Eat Some Vegetables
He does so while strolling through Matthaei Botanical Garden in Ann Arbor, Michigan - 9:00 video
Cover image to ESV is at the northern-most point of Lake Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!
3/16/2023 - Enjoy the newest song single release by Brian Shell - 3:10 duration
Mr. Shell is its singer/songwriter and percussionist.
He also plays piano, congas recorded in a cathedral, and 3 layers of ukulele with a glass slide.
Filmed 12/1/2023 - "The Zen of Sports" - 5 minute CTN cable TV video
"The score is merely a time-keeping device."
"What matters is that you love the game you play each moment while you play."
Instead of one 60-minute workout, consider 60 1-minute workouts.
This exercise philosophy keeps your metabolism's
windmill spinning all throughout the day.
Squats are an excellent and efficient choice for working out wherever you are.
Use the stairs rather than taking an elevator helps too. Each extra activity counts. Each adds up.
Isometric flexing of your abs from side-to-side works if you happen to be seated. Dance in your seat too. Smile!
From Student to Engineer
This textbook creates a freshman college course that presents "The Journey of the Engineer."
Describes the "decision-tree" freshmen might make as they progress in their engineering education.
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"
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.
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.
On this 2014 8000-mile 20-day road diary, Brian gives gratitude to all of his former mentors.
Going across the country to give them gratitude while silll alive, in person, only offers no regrets now.
This journaling journalist's road trip spans giving gratitude: 1/31/2014 - 2/19/2014.
Flashback 10 years - 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
"To forgive is to let go"
5-minute video filmed on Friday 4/14/2023
https://youtu.be/YEKGIPn-uKI - Ann Arbor cable-access CTN "Soapbox" given by
Brian Shell on forgiveness, letting go, and harboring no grudge.
https://youtu.be/mSScE63IpxU - Brian Shell explains his "Addiction Theory" (habits and resolutions) in this 6-minute cable access TV 'Soapbox' video about replacing bad habits with good ones - which was recorded Friday 1/13/2023 in Ann Arbor's CTN studios.
On Friday August 11th, 2023 this 6:38 duration video was filmed at Ann Arbor's CTN studio:
In this video, Brian Shell talks about Mental Health and its Perspectives.
Brian Shell discussed his screenplay, "Distortions," on Oct. 21, 1997 in Seattle, WA
https://youtu.be/pRps96rKAOQ - this 15 minute video shows his unique writing style.
The whole premise of this movie script idea was using mirrors as a dimensional portal.
This divine intelligence then intervenes in the lives of four characters - Distortions
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.
It asks many questions which explore who he was as a Human Being...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y66S - Kindle eBook link
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
and wondering "what if the artists gave the backstory behind each piece of their work???"
Cover photo taken within Michigan's "The Grand Hotel"..."Somewhere in Time"