10 Life Lessons from Superman

New Jersey: Perhaps it’s not surprising that “Ten Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned from Superman” (and, How They Changed My Life Forever) is the chapter that NJ-based executive Eric Taylor contributed to a new book titled “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life.” The book was released in late May. Taylor hosted a book signing in The Atlantic Club at 1094 Atlantic Avenue in Manasquan on Friday a week before the release of Superman Returns across the Atlantic.

Here’s the background: After his devastating accident, Christopher Reeve, the actor well known for his portrayal of Superman, was passionate about sharing the hard-won understanding of the lessons he and his late wife, Dana, acquired during their journey through life. Few were more affected than Mr. Taylor who, in 2004, had arranged for the wheelchair-bound Superman to deliver his message of hope and inspiration to a gathering at BlueClaws Stadium. Ten days later Chris died.

“I think about some part of the Superman life lessons every day,” said Taylor, who is the Chief Transformation Strategist of the Empowerment Group. “And each time I take away some new insight. With this book I hope to share with many more people my understanding of the Chris’ belief in each person’s enormous potential.”

Taylor and Superman will be in good company. The book was edited by David Riklan. Also included is wisdom from such other world class experts as Les Brown, Leo Buscaglia, Barbara DeAngelis, Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins and Laura Schlessinger.

Guests at the book signing are also invited to make a donation to the Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF) and receive a set of CRF tags embossed with the famous Superman logo and the “Go Forward” motto. Celebrities such as Robin Williams, Ray Romano, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diane Sawyer and Wilmer Valderrama were sighted wearing the tags.