About Shay


Hello, I’m Shay. I am a successful entrepreneur – founding my first business as a college senior at age 22 – the author of two books, and the founder of the Intellectual Rebel brand. I write about big ideas and provide life advice, written from my first-hand experiences and many shortcomings. I have definitely lost more than I have won. Yet, the losses are what has enabled me to gain such an abundance of knowledge at a young age. In the last few years, learning how to apply the knowledge in productive ways that produced results transformed it to wisdom. Seeing these results instilled within me great confidence to move forward with writing the book I had gradually been writing since 2012. This book, iSin: Upgrade To Life 2.0, was published in early 2017.


The Bad: “Too Loud”

The worst complaint I have had regarding iSin is that it is “too loud.” I do not totally disagree with this comment because my entire heart was poured into writing iSin. I am one of the most passionate people you will ever meet. I strive to live my life “all out” on a daily basis, and I would rather the material be “too loud” than “too subtle.” When I was writing ninety-percent of the material discussed, I kept someone I cared about in mind. Many times, I was writing to a younger version of myself. I openly inform the reader of this throughout the book, along with providing the backstory, to enable the content to become real and relatable.

The Good

I will list a few of the testimonials here because I feel it can seem obnoxious to talk highly of yourself to people you have yet to meet. You can find the full list of reviews on the Volume 2: iSin (2017) Page, and you can find even more reviews by visiting my Amazon Page. The current ratio of feedback from readers is nine good responses to the one bad response; so, you’ve got an estimated 90% chance to find tremendous value from your $3.33 iSin investment! (the price has been reduced from its retail price of $7.95, until I reach my goal of selling 10,000 books) And, if you happen to be in the minority who does not find value from iSin, then I offer you a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. It really doesn’t get any better than this.

“Have you ever had those days when you felt that something was out of place? This book helps you to explore you, your inner reaches. Each chapter is like a treasure map leading the reader to find “gems” within themselves along with pointing out the pitfalls that we all encounter in day to day life. A thought provoking guide to finding the ultimate treasure-a better version of yourself. A must read.” -Amazon Customer

“Awesome, inspiring self-reflective read. I love the inter-active table of contents. The book was instrumental in focusing my outlook to be more positive. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to better themselves and those they love.” (After I, Shay, said, “Thank you for the kind review!”) “The thanks are to you for writing this book and opening my eyes and heart to a better way, a better life for me and my loved ones.” -Jenny Brown

“There is such a noble purpose driving this book! To help us become our best selves. I so enjoyed reading iSin, and the opportunity to reflect while I read. There is so much going on in the world right now, and it can all get overwhelming. BUT, if we focus on loving ourselves, as Dawkins lays out, we can live more fully and be happier! This book is creative, fun, and inspiring! I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to take themselves to the next level in their life.” -Sarah G (Amazon Customer)

“This book is THE book to jumpstart whatever mindset you need to have or whatever you need to do to get where you want to be. It is very apparent how dedicated the author is for the reader to feel the words. From the songs suggestions to the emphasized words, it is definitely a must read.” -Amazon Customer