Michael E. Payton, MA is a counselor and mental health administrator with over 40 years experience in mental health care from New Boston, Ohio. Michael is a former administrator for the Ohio Department of Mental Health directing both hospital and out-patient services. He is a former professor of psychology and personal development, special needs instructor and currently a group facilitator for a drug and alcohol treatment center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Michael writes periodically for local magazines and newspapers on motivation, leadership and success strategies, the author of two additional books, “Just for Thought-Articles of Motivation,” and “Time to Think, Meditation and Reflection,” a motivation speaker and life coach. Michael has degrees in business administration, education, a Masters in Counseling from Liberty University and is a licensed chemical dependency counselor in Ohio. Michael is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and lives in New Boston, Ohio, with his wife Vicki, sons Adam (Staci), and Nathan (Sydney) along with three granddaughters (Olivia, Callie and Maci).