Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are!

“Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are!” – Sheri Riley

When Sheri Riley was a young girl in Kentucky, she told everyone that when she grew up she would work at a record label and live in Atlanta. No one believed her, but through hard work, persistence, and prayer, Sheri became the senior director of marketing at LaFace Records in Atlanta. While she was there, she introduced the world to some of the most influential multi-platinum artists of the nineties including TLC, Toni Braxton, and Usher.

Sheri was successfully living out the dream she expressed so many years ago – and then she gave it all up. Sheri may have been successful by most people’s standards, but she wasn’t happy. She was spending all her time on work and she had no time or energy to devote to anything else. This realization eventually led her to the principles that became the foundation for EXPONENTIAL LIVING (Released February 7, 2017; NAL Hardcover; 9781101989029; $26), a guide to making the most out of your whole life, not just your work life. EXPONENTIAL LIVING is not a book about work-life balance. It’s about pursuing peace, choosing clarity, and living courageously. Work does not define 100% of who you are, so stop spending all your time on 10% of yourself. The book outlines nine principles that are the steps we can use to move forward in pursuing a happy life.

Some of the principles that will help the busiest goal-oriented people integrate their professional success with whole-life success are:

  • Healthy Living Is More than Just a Diet: the most important aspect of healthy living is actually relationships – with ourselves, our loved ones, and with our spiritual center. There are no quick fixes.
  • Happy Is a Choice, Joy Is a Lifestyle: Tragedy need not permanently affect who you are and the energy you bring into a room
  • Build Lasting Confidence: Pushing out of your comfort zone on a regular basis will give you the confidence to handle whatever new challenges come your way
  • Exponential Living: Don’t try and do everything. Every day, focus on the two or three things you are really good at. Your potential is exponential.

Sheri has used these principles to help herself and her many well-known clients find peace and fulfillment in their lives. EXPONENTIAL LIVING features interviews with many of Sheri’s influential connections including actor/rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and a foreword by her personal friend and mentee, Usher.

Sheri Riley is a true force of nature who practices what she preaches. The lessons in EXPONENTIAL LIVING are hard-won and come from experience; readers will find they have a life coach on every page!

Sheri Riley is a wife, mother, daughter, and entrepreneur, and we all know this is not easy, but she’s discovered how to make it simple. As an empowerment speaker and life strategist, she works with busy individuals on how to make choices that lead to less stress, more clarity and inner peace. Riley is a founding partner of John Maxwell’s global coaching, speaking, and teaching team and serves on John Maxwell’s President’s Advisory Council. She has served as a personal development coach of record for Steve Harvey’s Radical Success Institute. She has been the keynote speaker at Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success Conference, Prudential’s Leadership Forum, CVS Health, the NBA Wives Behind the Bench Conference, the National Black MBA Association Leadership Retreat, Atlanta Tribune’s Moving Your Business Forward Conference, and the Walker’s Legacy Foundation Power 50 Brunch, to name a few. She’s a columnist for and, and she has been a columnist for She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and she has served on the host committee, advisory board, or board of directors for the California Women’s Conference, the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, the BronzeLens Film Festival, and the Georgia Entertainment Gala, to name a few. Riley loves to read, exercise, travel, and spend time with her husband and two daughters.

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