This Book By Shawn P.West Is Affectionately Dedicated.
To my inspiration and life coach, thank you for teaching me priceless life lessons and sharing wisdom with daily conversation. We truly share unconditional love, – My Mother, Roberta.
And my Father Al (Plato), for your unwavering dedication to providing, and instilling, timeless country truisms that inspire and motivate me.
About Shawn West
As a decorated combat veteran and an accomplished Aerospace Engineer in which Shawn West earned his Master’s Degree, he has a passion for education, personal growth and mentoring. Through experience and observations, he expanded his field of knowledge on the more important issues facing society today—verbal and emotional abuse. Everyone deserves to be successful, yet there are many who are challenged with overt degradation and emotional pain caused by resentment or other upsetting life events. These negative experiences lead to low self-esteem which can reduce the quality of a person’s life in many forms.
The inspiration behind this book by Shawn P. West, “Develop Your Emotional Armor,” was built upon a retrospective view of those who were bullied and taken advantage of as well as those who experienced a significant emotional life event. Over the years, Shawn West witnessed the prevalence of negative influences and how they affect almost every aspect of our lives, from how we think about ourselves to the way we think about or react to life situations. Seeing those who felt traumatized, insecure and socially isolated have encouraged him to intervene on their behalf. He laid the foundation for the emotional armor with his assertion that improving an individual’s self-confidence could not only lead them to success but also help them become resilient and overcome societies negativity.
Develop Your Emotional Armor is about a person’s ability to mount a layer of defense or a psychological coping mechanism for self-protection against verbal abuse. In this book, Shawn outlines the steps and developmental processes to enhance one’s self-worth. He provides practical approaches to address and reduce the impact of PTSD, bullying, verbal aggression, and insults. He finds it important for every person to equip themselves with this armor, making them less vulnerable to negative verbal attacks. He argues that the reason people are affected by bullying is not solely because of their appearance, capability, sexuality or gender but their attitude towards it. Shawn wrote this book to inspire the readers to believe in themselves and to not let negativity dictate who they really are. He looks forward to educating more people by sharing his knowledge about emotional armor and helping them build lasting confidence that will change the way they think about themselves.