Today is my Birthday! It's the perfect day to share BIZ NEWS.

It's been a very interesting year so far, wouldn't you agree? Today, I proudly celebrate another trip around the sun (my 57th!).

It has been a very creative time over these last eight weeks, and I am beyond grateful. I've been keenly focused on the growth of my business, as well as implementing a big goal that I believe will help increase the success of my students and clients.

I notice that although many aspiring and emerging authors are ready to commit to writing and publishing their book, many others are hungry for knowledge and want to learn all they can about the pathway to publishing: how to acquire a toolbox filled with navigational strategies to write and publish books as well as create brands and build businesses.

One of the most important anchors I hold true to is offering clients and students a personalized, human experience - unlike any other publishing company. People doing business with people and for the benefit of other people. Oxygen embodies excellence,...

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From my window seat at 40,000 feet

For many people, flying is a passive exercise of getting from one location to the next.  For some, it's the perfect time to catch up on reading or work to be completed.

My flying experience is purely meditative. 

I like the window seat.  I prefer it for comfort, I can legitimately lean in on one side, and somehow feel I have just a little more privacy. Maybe it's an illusion, but I thought the comfort was the only reason I preferred it. Turns out, it's a much bigger picture.

During one of my trips last year where I changed seats to help a passenger, I found myself sitting on the isle.  During the flight, a very smooth one, I felt uncomfortable; ill at ease. I couldn't figure out why.  I have plenty of books in my bags to read, and I have my meditations to listen to, but I knew I was missing something, but let it go. 

On my return trip, where I once again sat at my window seat at 40,000 feet, I understood.  

Perspective

I use my flying time to...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Roaring into The 20's!

Happy New Year! Are you ready to ROAR?

I'm grateful for the transformation I (not so willingly?) accepted to face last year to be ready to charge into this decade with roaring passion and discipline and achieve my goals and mission. Many people have expressed to me that 2019 was a year for disrupting old thought patterns, letting go, and allowing change. It was a year to ditch comfort zones to reach new levels of awareness. I agree!

We must always be willing to give up something of a lesser value to gain something of greater value.

It was a year of action and what I believed was the path for growth only one short year ago, turned out to be the essential spark I needed to propel me forward. 

What's so beneficial about using the previous year as a springboard into the new one? Your accomplishments are the evidence and conviction that you are on the right path.  Last year prepared me for my BIGGER Vision for my personal, professional, financial, health, and wealth goals...

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Foresight or hindsight? What's YOUR 2020 Vision?

We are nearing the holidays and the year's end. I'm looking forward to time with my extended blended family and just allowing this season to settle in - mostly because I didn't really see it coming!

What are you looking forward to most as this year draws to a close? Are you looking forward to saying farewell to the last 12 months, or are you ready to gear up and grow into the dawn of a new decade? The good news is that no matter where you've been, you are entirely in charge of where you are going!   

What's Your Story? Your Vision Holds the Key 

What does the expression hindsight is 20/20 mean? This saying says that "it's easy to know the right thing to do after something has happened, but it's hard to predict the future."  I don't agree. We are in control of how we think and so many of the corresponding results. If you're paying attention, in a state of awareness, you will witness the connection. We create our reality from the inside out. 

One of the...

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Does your thinking take you down the rabbit hole?

We've all been there. 

We think on energetic frequencies, and the moment we assign an emotion to a thought (whether that emotion is wanted or unwanted), we immediately create momentum. One thought picks up another just like it, and before you know it, you've imagined a catastrophic event that will likely never happen. Our fears take over and we're down the rabbit hole trying to find a way out. 

Fear and faith both ask us to believe in something we cannot see. Why do we insist on choosing fear? 

My faith formula 

There is a Law of Gratitude, which is one of the universal laws that govern our life in magical and magnificent ways.  But how does committing to this essential life elixir, seeing life through the gratitude lens, improve your life today and ripple waves into tomorrow and your future? Gratitude is contagious. 

But what does that mean? 

We all feel the uplift and altitude of this emotion when we feel joyful and happy.  But did you...

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[FREE WRITERS GROUPS] Aspiring or Published Author? JOIN US every Wednesday starting November 6!

The month of November is marked on most writers' calendars as their end-of-year push to begin (or finish) writing their book.  If  you are familiar with NaNoWriMo, you will know how writers use this annual challenge to accomplish their end of year goals, whatever genre they are writing. 

What is NaNoWriMo?

"National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November. Now, each year on November 1st, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. You may know this mass creative explosion by the name National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo—but that's not all that NaNoWriMo is!"

To learn MORE, click here

I want to support every writer who dreams of publishing their book; sharing their story, growing their brand and business and truly making an impact in the world. It's...

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Birthing Books and Birthing Babies! AUTHORS unite for a CAUSE.

Birthing Books and Birthing Babies. What's the connection?

Presenting the Author Fest Fundraiser Connection!

Earlier this year, I was pleased to become a Partner for Care to support the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation, who have the health of the West Island Community in their heart every day. Their mission is to offer healthcare excellence close to home to an ever-growing population.

Please HELP ME to help the Lakeshore General Hospital by contributing to a creative fundraising initiative. All proceeds will support the ongoing family care innovation at the Birthing Center at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire, QC. This event will take place on Saturday, October 5th at the historic and stunning Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

My Why

If you've had coaching and published your book(s) with me and my outstanding team, we often refer to the Author Odyssey - the book writing-creating-editing-designing-promoting-publishing process of...

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SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT to Oxygen Publishing House

Publishing your book just got a whole lot easier!

Founding Partners Carolyn Flower and JP Martel accept manuscript submissions at Oxygen Publishing House.

SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT HERE

OXYGEN Publishing House is co-founded by authors Carolyn Flower and JP Martel. They are headquartered in the picturesque and artistic town of Hudson, Quebec and officially opened their doors last month.  Oxygen is an integrative, client-driven publishing company devoted to discovering, cultivating and developing emerging and known authors internationally and sharing their stories with the world.

Now accepting manuscripts submissions in both official languages.

Oxygen Publishing is now accepting manuscript submissions in English and French on their website.

At OXYGEN, no book is left uncovered.  

OUR WEBSITE

Flower and Martel lead your team of publishing professionals who offer a breath of fresh air in an industry that often classifies a book simply as a product, instead of elevating...

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Webclass Wednesday LIVE! Your Author Brand (Part II). Build A Massive Author Brand and Create A Location Independent Business.

There’s NEVER been a better time to be an entrepreneur ~  or for aspiring and emerging authors, an "authorpreneur". 

The opportunity and ability to go from random idea to a profitable business is easier and quicker than ever before.

And even more so for those of us who have Knowledge Commerce businesses, because we don’t need expensive inventory or additional real estate, but instead leverage our ability to serve clients around the world and sell course content, expertise, digital products and information.

According to a report released by REUTERS in June of last year, the already booming "E-Learning" industry is expected to reach a $275-Billion-dollar valuation within the next 4 years!

So if there ever was a time to launch your brand and online business teaching others what you know and love, that time is now. Seriously. 


So what does a picture of a beach and a business have in common? They are both achievable by becoming an author, building your...

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Webclass Wednesday LIVE! Your Author Brand (Part I) Back to Basics

"To be, or not to be, that is the question.." is the opening phrase of a soliloquy in the "Nunnery Scene" of William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. This world famous quote asks a question, and I believe this question has a distinct answer, and it lies within you.

TO BE is a positive life force statement that allows us to complete it with our own “brand” of being, offering the world a glimpse into who we are, what we stand for (or against), the standards by which we guide ourselves and how we view the world.

Because...it really is...all about you. 

You ARE your brand

Truth: You only get one chance to make a great first impression.  

As a PR and promotional strategist for much of two decades of my business, the expression really is noteworthy. As a forthcoming author, you want to be incorporating these principles now, not when you publish your book. Here's a great article by Jennifer Maloney from Entrepreneur,  4 PR Strategies You Should Be Using...

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