Today on the Social Scene with JZ, she has author of Celebrate Life, Marcello Pedalino!
With summer officially here, it's a great time to stock up on good reads for the beach, the plane, family road trips and everything in between.
Marcello Pedalino- lifestyle consultant, nationally award-winning DJ, Executive Director of MMP Entertainment & Event Production, and author of the new motivational book, "Celebrate Life:How to Live it Up, Discover Fulfillment and Experience the Joy You Deserve."
True to his trademarked company motto, Marcello has been in the business of helping his clients Celebrate Life for over 25 years.
A 3-time recipient of the coveted DJ Times Magazine International DJ of the Year title and the ADJA Leadership award, Marcello is a highly sought-after marquee event host in the special events industry. Whether it’s an exclusive corporate event in Sun Valley, an elegant wedding reception in Palm Beach or a fabulous Bah-Mitzvah in Costa Rica, Marcello is known in his industry for making extraordinary celebrations happen.
Taking the most crucial business (and personal) lessons he's learned throughout his career and compiling into a seven chapter nuggets of wisdom guide, Marcello teaches readers from all walks of life how to celebrate life on their own terms.
Whether you need a push to get into shape, book that trip you've always wanted, muster up the courage to ask for a raise, or develop deeper relationships with your loved ones, the Celebrate Life guide has it all. For questions, to interview Marcello, or to review a copy please contact me at the information below.
June 2016: New York, NY - Pace Public Relations is proud to announce its newest client, Marcello Pedalino, Executive Director of MMP Entertainment & Event Production and author of the new motivational book, “Celebrate Life: How to Live it Up, Discover Fulfillment, and Experience the Joy You Deserve.” A three-time national DJ Entertainer of the Year, Marcello and his company have helped clients have the time of their lives at their Weddings, Bat Mitzvahs, and countless other milestone occasions- so it’s only fitting that he would coin “Celebrate Life” as his company motto. Celebrate Life® is a federal trademark and now an exciting new book designed to inspire humble and hungry individuals from all walks of life.
Marcello has achieved astounding personal and professional success as a celebrity in the exclusive private events and entertainment industry. In addition, he is a well-respected lifestyle consultant who outlines his personal formula for achieving fulfillment and designing a life you’ve been longing for in Celebrate Life. Far from your standard cookie-cutter self-help guide, Marcello's book alternatively gives us an up-close-and-personal glimpse into his own rocky and ultimately rewarding journey---complete with twists and turns, mistakes and milestones, and the lessons that matter most in the end.
By recalling significant people, places, and experiences from his path down the road of hard knocks, Marcello beautifully captures a message of hope, courage, and the importance of having an unrelenting spirit. Part photo journal, part workbook, and part road map, Celebrate Life showcases his down-to-earth humor and wisdom, making this book ideally constructed for readers of all ages. It will resonate with everyone from the stay-at-home mom to the millennial to the stressed-out executive.
Marcello is a living example of going from good to great as a business owner. He places an authentic and endearing spin on how compassion, hard work, and a positive attitude are what truly matter in business and life. An unconventional entrepreneur since childhood, Marcello lays out a specific action-oriented blueprint that will inspire you to take the first step of living a daring yet purposeful life- far from the status quo, beyond the nine-to-five, and way outside your comfort zone!
He sums up many of the concepts with thought-provoking reminders to celebrate life in little snippets throughout the book cleverly dubbed “Marcello’s Message." The end of each chapter includes a CELEBRATE LIFE section that features practical advice designed to motivate the reader to put down the book and go make things happen.
Instead of offering generic “carpe-diem” style advice, he focuses on reminding us of life’s most important yet easily forgettable rules. Marcello then wonderfully sums them up into a seven-pillar philosophy. In Celebrate Life, he devotes a full chapter to each pillar where he uses personal anecdotes to share simple yet effective tips.
Chapter 1- Take Care of Yourself: Marcello stresses why physical health and fitness are at the top of the seven-tier pillar: If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of your loved ones or your clients! He credits a vast amount of his success at work and at home to his firm belief in this simple philosophy. He shares his tricks to eating your favorite foods without putting on the pounds, he lists some of his go-to healthy on-the-road snacks (not your run of the mill Cliff and Luna bars!), and he highlights the importance of understanding the dangers of emotional eating. He also shares sample menus from his food journals and strength and conditioning workout plans.
Chapter 2- Keep Good Company: This chapter breaks down the reasons why you MUST distinguish between VIPs (Very Inspiring People) and VDPs (Very Draining People) in order to be successful. Our fulfillment in life can easily be affected by those with whom we surround ourselves, and Marcello encourages us to think about creating a circle of influence by identifying people who are driven, gracious, and worldly. He then advises us to remove ourselves, gracefully and respectfully when possible, from the company of negative influencers and detrimental situations (and most importantly to NEVER look back).
Chapter 3- Do What You Love: In this chapter, Marcello dives deep into his past and reveals how it allowed him to develop a personal philosophy of what it means to “Go All In." He challenges us to ask ourselves if we've ever wanted something so badly that we were willing to put our creature comforts on the line for it. He discusses the trap too many of us easily fall into--- a mindset of mediocrity, settling for less than what we deserve, and ultimately making the huge mistake of believing “it is what it is.” Finally, he provides concrete steps on how to approach people who do what they love, how to live with less, and how to minimize the things that steal joy from our lives. He closes by encouraging us to develop an explorer’s mindset and go about learning what actually brings a person fulfillment.
Chapter 4- Travel:
A trip around the world might not be in the budget and you may not have the nerve to lace up your Nikes and go run across the country like Forrest Gump-- but fear not! Just start by getting as far away from your zip code as possible. Marcello offers several examples on how to select the perfect destination, keep costs down, and stay healthy while on the road.
Chapter 5- Make a Difference:
This chapter delves into the critical reasons why paying it forward is essential to living a fulfilled life. He encourages readers to immediately start doing even the smallest acts, since sometimes doing whatever you can within your means and ability is much better than doing nothing at all. In a nutshell, if you want to feel good about yourself, be good to other people.
Chapter 6- Let it Go: Marcello serves up a huge dose of reality in this chapter as he reminds us that everyone at one point or another in their journey gets burned, screwed over, knocked down, disrespected, kicked below the belt, stepped on, or treated like a second class citizen. As a result, it's tempting to hold a grudge bigger than Mount Everest! This chapter is a gentle reminder that the ability to forgive, but not necessarily forget, is truly vital. Marcello advises against dwelling on the part that hurts so much and instead promotes harnessing the energy attained from surviving such an ordeal to rise like the phoenix from the ashes.
Chapter 7- Evolve: This affirming chapter is perhaps the most important message that sums it all up and asks the question: What’s getting in the way of your personal evolution? Marcello provides his philosophy on conquering life’s adversities and rebuilding, refining, and reigniting your desire to move onwards and upwards.
Marcello's words drive home the message of what makes a life well-lived. His book is the doorway to an eye-opening discussion that is bound to awaken your inner giant and rescue you from what could be a life-draining rat race.
Marcello preaches that time is life's most precious commodity and that we need to savor every second. He wakes us up to the reality that we can't wait until retirement to start enjoying every minute of our existence and that the time to Celebrate Life is now.
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Pace Public Relations to help promote the inspiring movement known as Celebrate Life," says Marcello Pedalino. “Our business was founded on the basic principle that life should be celebrated, not merely lived. We hope to instill a burning desire within readers to spark change and embark on a journey toward personal, professional, and financial fulfillment."