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
What is your rousing or uplifting identity that tells others who you are? Maybe you want others to know your call in life or maybe your cause? I want others to see how I try to live like Christ spoke the Truth because He was the Truth speaking. I want Christ to be my anthem. I may hit a wrong note at times but the conviction of my heart sets me back on track. I write & illustrate kids books because the anthem of #BookerWeed is sharing with kids that no matter what’s happening at home, their neighborhood, or with their friends they have what it takes to make #goodchoices.
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
The After-School Program in Santa Ana, CA where I went to school for a brief period of time offered Duncan SpinTops as an activity. I worked hard and after several months qualified for the state championship by becoming the Santa Ana City Champion. The After-School Program was my safe place because I never wanted to go home. Many times my mom wouldn’t return for days due to work and her poor choices so I tried to occupy my time with running the neighborhood, riding my bike past dark, or learning new tricks with my spintop. If it weren’t for the After-School Program I never would have learned to spin my top and wouldn’t be a yoyo professional today speaking to more than 3,800 kids weekly and over 400 schools worldwide. Get your kids involved with something … it could lead to a great opportunity and challenge them to be the best they can be. “Kids Have Ups & Downs Too!” coming soon from www.MindstirMedia.com