Clyde Heath provides motivational messages to young children through yo-yo tricks as part of the NED Show through All for KIDZ Inc., and also with his recently published children’s book, “Kids Have Ups and Downs Too!” The Hemet resident has encouraged more than a million kids throughout the world in the decade he has been performing with the group at school assemblies.
Who knew? It’s been 6 years since I’ve been on stage sharing The NED Show with elementary kids throughout the globe. During these six adventurous years I have sought my heart & soul about the call on my life. Sure, delivering 4,000 lbs of uniforms daily was a blessing. Sure, being the branch manager of a landscape outfit with no experience (being “green” to the industry as they say, “HaH!) was a challenge but was still a blessing.
I still kept asking God, “What is it you want me to do? Do I continue writing my kids book series #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo ? Lord, if I’m not to minister to kids and hop on an airplane to do it then what would you have me to do?” Well, at the end of Tami and I’s 21 day fast I received a text from the founder of www.thenedshows.com . I never saw that coming. But after a few conversations God confirmed the direction for my life – that I wasn’t through with his call on my life to write and to minister to kids.
God will reveal to me the purpose of the last six years and I will share that with you when he does. For now, I will gladly share this wonderful message with kids throughout the world and encourage them to choose a positive mindset on their mission in life. #BeTheBuddy “Promoting Literacy of the Heart and Mind will Cultivate the Landscape of a Child’s Future!” #HaveARomans1513Day
Stay on the path! Life will distract you. When I was performing my last school assembly in England in 2013 I stopped planning and allowed the event in finding a new career distract from the career I really wanted – being an author. I reached 1.6M kids in six countries and thirty-five states as a NED Show performer so why wouldn’t I continue reaching kids in a positive, character-building way? How many more kids can I reach through books than in person? It’s exponential especially with today’s multimedia and social media opportunities. I met Tim with Blue Fish Web Design in Post Falls, ID today … Today I began planning my next career as a kids book author. Kids Have Ups and Downs Too the first book in the series, as well as the second book subtitled, “A Bully’s Journal” are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Remember “Promoting literacy of the heart and mind cultivates the landscape of a child’s future”. #BookerWeed #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo #bethebuddy
Making Booker Weed America’s next household name is a huge undergoing. I’m just a former aerospace supervisor who got laid off and thought, “What am I going to do the rest of my life?” Screenprinting from my garage didn’t work so well, loading UPS trucks gave me tendanitis, and customer service at a Shell gas station made me fat eating the snacks that surrounded me to stay awake.
When God speaks to you it may not be something you hear but it penetrates your heart and soul as it did mine the week following the end of my aerospace career. I simply asked, “God, what would you have me do?” His reply: “You’re going to minister to kids and have to fly to do it.” I became a yoyo professional and for the last ten years I have been blessed to speak to more than 1.3 million kids worldwide and encourage them to become champions in school and in life as a NED Show performer for All For Kidz, Inc.
Inspired by my notorious childhood and the word God spoke to me I have wrtten my first book in the series, “Kids Have Ups and Downs Too!” starring Booker Weed. For me to minister to kids and continue to fly to do it Booker Weed must become a household name. If I can reach over a million kids in person imagine how many more kids I can reach with a successful series of kids books. Please Like my Fertile Ground Creations Fan Page to learn more about Booker Weed and me. Sharing on Facebook is huge so thanks for that!
I work a full time job. It’s a fun job and the only thing that could be better than encouraging 4000 kids weekly around the world is to be a full time kids author. That’s the purpose of writing the series, #Kids Have Ups and Downs Too starring Booker Weed, the character I created on a napkin at a Denny’s restaurant in 1979. The most difficult is developing that perfect business card, that perfect website, not having an #agent. I am determined that God will complete that good work He started in me some 34 years ago. God gave me a word that I would minister to kids and have to fly to do it and I have been flying around the world performing The NED Show at 400 elementary schools annually to over 1.3 million kids over the last ten years. How many more kids can I reach through a successful series of kids books. Kids Have Ups and Downs Too is available online at Barnes & Noble as well as Amazon. Book No. 2 entitled Kids Have Ups and Downs Too – A Bully’s Journal is due out this Spring. It takes a look at bullying from te bully’s side.
Billy learns to footbag from Booker Weed. Billy will learn to be a buddy not a bully … and no matter what is happening at home, in his neighborhood, or with his friends he has what it takes to make good healthy choices.
My second book from the series “Kids Have Ups and Downs Too” is coming this Spring from MindstirMedia entitled “A Bully’s Journal”. It takes a look at bullying from the Bully’s side. Often the emphasis is on the kids getting bullied and I wanted to take a look at why kids become bullies. I don’t think they are born that way -look at a cute little baby, heck what do you think?
Book No. 2 – A Bully’s Journal
“Kids Have Ups and Downs Too! … A Bully’s Journal” will be out this Spring and takes a look at bulying from the bully’s perspective. Follow Booker Weed as he befriends Ill-Will Bill – Please stay tuned … THX!