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A New Day by Jon Secada

By Jon Secada

As one of many first winning Latin crossover artists, Jon Secada ruled the pop track charts within the early 90s, liberating hits comparable to simply one other Day and Angel and successful a number of Grammy Awards. As a Cuban shelter, Jon is aware that existence is set beginning anew and embracing possibilities, whatever he by no means overlooked whereas reaching his dream of being a performer and whereas construction new desires whilst existence took unforeseen turns. In his debut ebook, Jon stocks the teachings he realized that made him the resilient individual he's this day. His relocating message reaffirms that knowledge and power comes from consistently reinventing your self and discovering what you’re made up of via doubt and hardships, transforming into from adversity, and having religion in a brand new Day.

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