Every experience is an opportunity to grow, learn, and share. But, to really hear them, you have to suspend your disbelief.
A book filled with short stories that are long on wisdom for your journey ahead.
This is the book for your daughters, sons, nieces, nephews. The neighbor kid who cuts your grass and does odd jobs for you, the babysitter that makes your kids light right up when they see them. The barista who always remembers your order, the student who is working their way through 2-year college and building the plan that their high school couldn’t give them. The released offender who has a whole new perspective and will do anything to avoid going back. Or anyone who may want a little more hope, direction, and guidance along the way.
THIS BOOK IS IDEAL FOR...
busy parents who want to share wisdom with their kids.
kids that are seeing the previous generation get hammered.
anyone feeling uncertainty during COVID-19.
anyone overwhelmed by the abundance of choices.
teenagers that just want to be seen.
young adults who want guidance.
anyone that wants more out of life but doesn't know where to start.
"Absolutely phenomenal. It gave me nostalgia reading and reflecting on similar wisdom passed down by my parents and grandparents. It also gave me contemporary gems that I plan on directly applying in my current life for where I'm headed."
- R. BOULDIN
YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO...
turn failure into success.
avoid big mistakes.
deal with change.
hone your skills.
perform at your full potential.
feature your best talents.
Each chapter of this book is a personal account of some life lessons to offer a little guidance, perspective, and hope to young people as they traverse this new World.
Aaron weaves in stories from obstacles, impediments, and stumbling blocks in his life, then offers practical and pragmatic ways so you, too, can break through these challenges to "Suspend Your Disbelief."
This is his giveback to thank the family, mentors, teachers, and supporters throughout his life, then and now, and to give a little extra hope and inspiration to the next generation.
"Suspend your Disbelief, by Aaron Montgomery, is a stinking thinking buster! It was equivalent to having a come to Jesus moment with a wise grandparent. This short read was full of actionable recommendations in the form of life hacks that induce productivity, gratitude, and noteworthy reflection."
- L. ALLEN
"Aaron's gift of 'simplification' is on full display here."
- S. McFADDEN
"I love how each chapter is short, sweet, and to the point, but also very personable. I really enjoyed reading it. [Aaron] portrays confidence and humility, seriousness and humor, and shares lessons that are valuable in your life personally and profesionally."
- T. ULRICH
"These lessons are perfect for the time that children/young adults are coming into their own and told in a way that doesn't feel preachy. This book is nothing like a "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul" — one that parents would buy and children would cringe at. It's real and fun and even funny at times. I love the little comics. They add a playful nature that keeps the morals feeling light and approachable."
- R. CHANDLER-DOVIS
"Your sense of humor (can see the smile as I read) and true insight come through loud and clear. There is wisdom in the pages, and lessons for all."
- P. MOSS
"Parents, aunts, uncles, etc. all seem so busy these days...they don't sit teens down and have meaty conversations with them, and go into detail the way you did in this book. Thank you."
- D. MONTGOMERY
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aaron Montgomery is an innovative leader and entrepreneur with nearly 20 years experience in strategy, operations, sales, and human resources.
Aaron is the Co-Founder of CarLotz, a high growth start-up that is disrupting the used vehicle sales market through its innovative consignment store model and customer-focused culture. Aaron is also an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and a speaker on simplifying complexity, lean start-up, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Prior to founding CarLotz, Aaron worked primarily in the automotive (Gallery Automotive Group, McKinsey Automotive Practice), warehouse automation (Amazon Robotics / Kiva Systems) and wholesale distribution (McMaster-Carr) industries in general management roles.
Aaron holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University. He was a finalist in Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015. He’s a Board Member for The United Way of Greater Richmond.