It's that time of year...again
Black Friday is upon us. I want to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating in my U.S. community.
Best wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday filled with blessings in abundance. We all have so much for which to be grateful.
In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday marketing has become the norm here as well. Every year around this time, as I prepare for the coming year, I reflect not only on the speed of each year passing but on my key takeaways in retrospect.
This year has been a banner year in so many ways. For example, on this day last year, my mom was stable; I didn't know she would pass away four days later, on December 1st. If I were to choose the most significant thing that stood out for me in 2019, it would be the lessons I've learned about PERSPECTIVE. So many things that I thought would move in one direction didn't, and the polar...
I'm thrilled that so many new faces have joined the Art of Authorship Facebook group. If you would like an inspiring group of writers and authors to mastermind with who will support you and help you remain accountable to your goals, you can join us here.
I want to also congratulate all of you who made the decision to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) during the month of November.
I am posting my TOTD (Thought of The Day) LIVE in the Facebook group to encourage our writers to continue. So often, we know deep down that we want to start something new, develop a new habit, but our "paradigm" or belief system controls our behavior. Our old habits of not doing, of remaining comfortable, take over and, we never start the very thing we know we want to do. That is why there is such power in a mastermind, like a Facebook group or the NaNoWriMo initiative, to not just get started, but to KEEP us moving forward.
The start is what stops most...
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For more than 20 years, my communication company represented businesses, artists, theatre companies, and non-profit organizations and helped them gain attention from various media in order to promote their businesses, product launches, theatre productions, and gala events. In my role as publicist, I invested in personal relationships with the members of the media (necessary), and these media professionals shared their frustration with me time and time again, about the quality of the information they receive in the form of poorly organized presentation, poor grammar, lacking coherence and clarity.
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Back then, social media was in its infancy, whereas now it is second-by-second commonplac
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Meet Joey Chandler. He's a purpose coach, video producer, photographer and soon to be author. His forthcoming book Not In My Lifetime, outlines his process for identifying one's purpose in just two questions and then how you can use your life purpose life to address various important areas of life.
He believes that by identifying one's purpose and expanding their ability to share and experience that purpose, one can accomplish whatever goals they decide to achieve; including those that are often accompanied by the caveat, "but that can't happen in my lifetime."
Identifying His Goal in This Lifetime
His book, Not In My Lifetime is based on his Know Your Purpose Program and the reason he's putting almost the entire program in a book is to satisfy his goal to end racism in his lifetime.
He figures racism (along with sexism, homophobia and other biases) simply gets in...
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"I was blindsided. That’s probably the best way to describe how it felt, as a perfect storm of forces was brewing, never before experienced by any of us, and descended it’s wrath that day…and changed everything." - Linda Green, September 12, 2015.
Meet Linda Green, the forthcoming author of Solving the Post Traumatic Stress Brain Injury Puzzle: A First Responders' Discovery & Recovery Roadmap of Curiosity, Courage and Growth
Linda was the Incident Commander on the devastating Valley Fire, which destroyed almost 2000 structures as it burned across 76,000 acres in the CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, and the heartbreak of lives lost. But in the months that followed this life-altering traumatic event she refers to as “her fire”, she knew something was very wrong, even though life seemed to be marching on as always...until it wasn’t....
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Meet Shari Reinhart, author, manuscript consultant, ghostwriter and editor.
When Oprah chose her to read from her personal journals on a post-911 November 2001 Oprah Winfrey show about gratitude, that was all the validation Shari needed to start her freelance writing career.
Reading, writing, journaling and imagining outside the box of her traditional upbringing, Shari was born to work her way to higher states of being and connection with like-minded people.
Today, Shari works with aspiring and accomplished authors to put their experience, expertise and excellence out into the world. She does so by infusing all their knowledge with the heart, soul and sometimes vulnerability that people are eager to read these days.
Her pet peeve? When people say, “Hey, I need an editor, anyone know someone?” No! No! No! – never just hire an editor without understanding what editors do.
Editing is a broad a...
Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you enjoyed a SOUL-FULL day.
Sunday evening is a great time to tap into the feeling of living each day with a little more soul-full intention for the week ahead. It is said that when we know better, we do better, and by taking a few moments at the end (or beginning) of each week to review, reflect and refocus, we are using our thoughts mindfully to ensure we remain the captain of our own personal navigation system.
This week I was fortunate to meet an aspiring author who believes very much in his story. During our call, he expressed regret about the "time it has taken him" to get to this stage of development of his manuscript. This is such a common feeling to have when we have an expectation based on our own sense of time. We interpret a pressure from within, and give ourselves permission to believe the lie that somehow we've in some way procrastinated, or taken "too long" to write. I believe there is no such thing as...