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Jim Markham Launches an Inspiring Memoir/Entrepreneurial Self-Help Book

ColorProof founder, beauty industry icon, former celebrity stylist and award-winning entrepreneur, Jim Markham, adds author to his long list of life-long achievements. Big Lucky: Serial Entrepreneur Jim Markham’s Secret Formula for Success gives a behind-the-scenes look into Jim’s extraordinary life and accomplishments while providing readers the tools and inspiration to seize their moment.

With five successful companies to his name and across six decades, Jim has built a legacy of innovation that has forever changed how people care for their hair. But the path to success wasn’t foregone, obvious, or easy. In his early years, nobody would have wagered on his success. Armed only with sheer determination and confidence that he was meant for something bigger, Jim fought to make it from the bottom to the top — more than once. Jim’s close friend and client Paul Newman once told him he was “Big Lucky.” But there’s more to it than just luck. Speaking from personal experience, Jim breaks down the logistics of starting a business and building an empire with exploring the art of dealing with rejection, winning and losing. With Jim Markham’s 22 Key Ingredients to Long-Lasting Success, belief in yourself, and a positive view of the world, you can be Big Lucky, too.

Big Lucky is available on Amazon.com for Kindle and Audible with the print version available April 2020. Big Lucky was chosen as Audible’s #1 New Release for Business Memoirs.

"An inspiring story of triumph over trauma, BIG LUCKY will leave readers believing anything is possible and that it’s never too late for a new beginning.” --Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Perennials

“Jim Markham's career has been fascinating to watch, and I had a front-row seat for an important part of it. As Jim took over Sebring, my association with him had a major impact on my life, career, and success. BIG LUCKY is a perfect example of how you can create your own luck with determination and grit.” -- Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, Past President National Speakers Association

“Rarely have I come across a more unimaginable life story than Jim Markham's. He takes us from the depths of his fear as a ninth-grade dropout with a pregnant 15-year-old wife to his triumph as an award-winning hairstylist to the stars like Steve McQueen and Paul Newman to his journey as a visionary serial entrepreneur in the hair care industry. His raw and inspirational story and his determination to manifest the life that he longed for will inspire all those dreamers out there to keep believing – no matter how many times you get knocked down.” -- Kathy L. Murphy, founder of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, who named BIG LUCKY one of her 2020 top picks for her 800+ chapter book club