I feel like celebrating! It's been that kind of week ... rather that kind of year ... for me and there's more of it coming up!
As I end another amazing school year and join the class of 2013 in celebrating their success and preparing for the next step in their journey, I feel immense gratitude for the honor of sharing in the lives and the stories of so many young people through my work in the classroom, the clinic and the community.
I am packing up for another week in the training room with Jack and my colleagues on Jack's Assisting Team and I can already feel the excitement course through my body! I am honored to help Jack facilitate the process of human transformation and the development of human potential!
On a personal note, this week marked the completion of a huge goal for me with a very successful launch of my best selling first novel on Amazon! I am happy to announce that the e-book version is now available on Amazon as well!
I love celebrating success and giving gifts ... and in honor of everyone who is looking to create more passion, purpose, success, love and magic in their lives and for new graduates everywhere who are just beginning to create their own journey ... I would like to share Julia's inspirational story of transformation.
Get your FREE electronic copy of my best selling novel Match Meets the Metaphysical at http://amzn.to/11jXfeV
Feel free to share the link with your contacts, family and friends!
And finally, I am grateful to the young people I work with ... who have got a handle on the latest in technology and taught me that you can, indeed, download Kindle books to your laptop, PC, tablet, iPad, and even your smartphone! Amazon provides the free tool right on the order page!
Keep in mind that I love hearing from my students, clients and readers, so if you like the book and are so inclined to post a review on Amazon, that would be much appreciated!
"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?
Even though I am told I have a powerful presence in front of an audience, I don't really enjoy being the center of attention. I guess being passionate is like that! When I am captured by the passion of my topic or helping my students connect with their own passion, I am powerful and confident ... But when I am put in a position that I am the center of attention at a social gathering, I tend to be rather shy.
That was up until now!
I was encouraged by a couple of friends to have a book launch party to honor the release of Match Meets the Metapysical. I succumbed to their offer to host and coordinate the gathering. I am so glad that I did!
On the eve of the book launch, surrounded by friends, family, mentors, supporters and students as well as several of my book characters, contributors and my editor, I quickly realized that gathering in celebration is an important part of achieving a goal ... not only for me, but for everyone involved.
I am profoundly grateful and humbled to share the excitement of my book launch with the many people who have supported me along the way. The evening was full of great food, excitement, a mix of emotions, powerful conversations, tears of joy, amazing energy, lots of books to sign and a wonderful atmosphere of celebration of our accomplishment. It was also an opportunity to fully acknowledge that my effort to share the personal story of my intuitive and psychic abilities and how I learned to trust and use them to create an amazing life would certainly serve others in doing the same!
Below are a few of my favorite shots! Special thanks to MaryJane Weigert Beatie for capturing the event in pictures, Su Stacey for coordinating the event, Michael and Penny Hathaway for hosting the event and to Mikalya Cerney for helping me with all the details so I could bask in the amazing energy of the evening!
And if the book launch party wasn't already amazing enough ... the next day, Match Meets the Metaphysical hit the Amazon Best Seller list ... sharing the Amazon Top 10 Best Seller page with my all time favorite inspirational book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Such an honor!
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 email@example.com. 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!
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