"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." ~Oprah Winfrey
I have lots to celebrate this week! I reached the breakthrough goal I set in August, 2010 at Breakthrough to Success with Jack Canfield ... to write a book and become a best selling author.
At the time I set the goal, I had no idea what I would write about or how to go about achieving best seller status.
I am so happy to tell you that with the help of my teachers, mentors and supporters, I reached my goal! My book, Match Meets the Metaphysical: A Transformational Journey to Light and Love, is published in both paperback and electronic formats and I made it to the Amazon Best Seller List!
The process was transformational in many ways. I faced fears I didn't even know I had and asked for help when I wanted to pretend I didn't need any help. There were times when I almost sabotaged the process; times when I put the project on hold; times when I simply wanted to give up. But with the help of my support system, I kept taking the next right step. I walked the talk I teach to my students, clients and audiences and I got the results I was shooting for.
I will never forget two things about this process; the day I hit send on the final edit and the moment I hit the best seller list. I was sitting on my porch with my cat on my lap and my dog sleeping at my feet. They both opened up their eyes and witnessed my happy tears. Speaking of happy tears, make that three things that I will never forget about this process ... taking the time to celebrate! My book launch party was so fun and it was wonderful to be surrounded by the people who supported me all along the way.
After a couple of days of rest, I spent the day surrounded by the flowers from the launch party answering emails, phone calls, interview requests and opening congratulatory cards. I am beginning to prepare to clarify my next breakthrough goal. Perhaps it will be to get the book produced as a movie. Maybe it will be securing the funding for that teen curriculum I've been piloting for nationwide release. Or perhaps I will get more clarity next week while I spend 5 days in the training room with Jack Canfield.
What's your breakthrough goal? What can you commit to that will quantum leap your career, your life, your success? Who are your support systems to help you get there? What is your next right step? And how will you celebrate the small successes along the way to your breakthrough success?
I am gearing up for an exciting week and would love for you to join me in the excitement!
My first novel launches on Amazon on Wednesday, June 12th! As I've shared, I set the goal to write a book at my first Jack Canfield event in August of 2010 with no idea what I would write about. In the fall of 2011, a pretty profound metaphysical experience with a friend and my neighbor launched me into 3 weeks of non-stop writing, which ultimately became the foundation of my new novel. I hope you will join me for Julia's transformational journey through challenges, changes, uncertainty and toward her true essence ... and I hope you will also share the link with friends! The link is http://www.matchmeetsthemetaphysical.com
Available soon!!! My interview with Mark, the real life medium who, through a shared metaphsycial experience, prompted me to write the book In this casual conversation we each share our perspectives on how a simple cup of tea turned into an event that has transformed the lives of many. Check back here to listen to the interview, which I hope to have ready within the next week or two.
The process of writing this book has led me to countless conversations with people of all ages, coming forth to ask me questions and share their own experiences and sometimes their fear, apprehension and skepticism about all things metaphysical. A few people have even asked me to coach them through their experiences and questions and help them determine how to develop and use their skills to better serve themselves and others.
Thus a new book project is in the works!
I'll be interviewing several psychics and asking them to share about their own psychic development as well as their advice about how to develop and use psychic abilities in day to day life.
I am also interested in stories ... stories of metaphysical experiences, encounters, intuitive flashes, etc. and how they have helped to change the course of life in a positive way. If you or someone you know would like to share a story for potential inclusion in the book, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidentiality will be maintained and written permission to share your story will be obtained prior to being published.
In light of my fascination with the power of the subconscious mind and the need for people to be more aware of how it plays out in their lives, I published my first audio course, At the Waterline: Harnessing the Power of the Subconscious Mind. Check it out and feel free to share ... this is a great way to begin changing your life with conscious and subconscious intention!
And finally, I'm gearing up for another week in the training room with Jack Canfield and the 2013 Train the Trainer class. Looking forward to reconnecting with Jack, the Assisting Team and participants for another transformational week! Stay tuned for pearls and blog posts about this Long Beach experience!
I just got the final proof of my book in the mail! The book launch is well under way and set to go live on June 12th!
I am beyond excited ... and a little bit scared!
Where does that fear come from? Despite all the time, energy and effort I've spent learning how to break through and push fear aside, out of nowhere it still creeps in every once in awhile.
Fear of failure? Fear of success? Fear of something I can't even put into words sometimes? It doesn't really matter ... it is what it is. And I must walk through it to get to the other side. It's part of the human experience that comes along with the joy, I suppose. All I can do is do my best to stay grounded, stay connected to my heart and continue to take the next right step!
In August of 2010, I sat in Jack Canfield's Breakthrough to Success workshop and set a goal to write a book. I had no idea what it would be about; however deep down inside I knew I had a book in me. Maybe more than one. Perhaps a series. I let the ideas flow but it wasn't until a year later that the inspiration for my first book came. It happened while I was sharing a cup of tea with my neighbors and a young woman I've been pretty connected to since she was 12 years old. The experience was profound and from there the story unfolded.
It came over me like a wave and woke me up many a night to write the next chapter or with a new idea for the cover design. Over a three week period, the words flowed and the book wrote me. The wrting part was easy. The hard part was taking the steps necessary to publish the book. And the hardest part ... summoning up the courage to share the story.
It's a story of struggle, romance and transformation with a paranormal twist that will intrigue believers and skeptics alike.
Through the process, I have learned alot about myself, my fears, my blocks, my passion and my purpose. I have developed profound connections with amazing people and have had some mystically wonderful experiences. And, yes, I've been afraid.
It is my hope that the story touches you, helps you transcend fear, opens you up to possibilities and somehow supports and inspires you to be the best you can be!
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
No matter what your goal is and no matter how big or small, breaking them down into into smaller pieces makes it easier to take daily action that leads to achieving desired results.
I tend to to be a visionary. I have big ideas, transformational vision and creative ideas that have the capacity to change the world. I have amazing intuition, keen sensitivity and am well connected to my passion, my purpose, my emotions and my creativity.
However, if it were not for some pretty solid coaching around how to break the big picture down into smaller pieces and some accountability around taking action, I would most likely stay lost in my vision. I would continue to spin around and around in my inner cycle of creativity, would never take focused action and would close myself off from the abundance the Universe has to offer me.
So, supported by a set of wonderful success principles, some solid coaching, a simple daily practice to support effortless success, and accountability partners, I am able to turn my goals into reality.
I can easily get overwhelmed by the big picture. Using the Mind Map technique provides me with an great tool to get out of overwhelm, chunk down the big goals into smaller pieces, develop daily action plans and create opportunities for inspired action that move me to results!
Read more about Mind Mapping in this article titled Chunk Down That Goal and Get Out of Overwhelm by Jack Canfield
Today I'd like to share another article about overcoming fear, titled Build Momentum By Leaning Into It by Jack Canfield. I particularly like this article because it tells the story of Jana Stanfiled, the musician I've mentioned having had the pleasure of meeting at BTS and who's music I use in my work.
What would you do today if you were brave? What would you do this year if you had no fear? What is your breakthrough goal? What are your health, career, personal growth, financial, relationship, fun and recreation goals for 2011? And what daily planned and inspired action are you taking to reach your goals?
Go ahead ... lean into the article and learn how to lean away from fear and move toward reaching your goals at http://www.jackcanfield.com/articles/family-time/item/977.html
For more information about Jana Stanfield, visit www.janastanfield.com
For more information about the transformational Breakthrough to Success 7 day experience, visit the link below or email me at email@example.com
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