"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 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!
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.
Foundations of Success Series: 21 Principles to Guide You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
_ The year 2012 is thought to be a year of great transformation. If you're looking for some guidance or structure around your own personal transformation, I highly recommend Jack Canfield's Success Principles.
It doesn't matter how you define success ... whether it's making more money, improving your relationships, having more free time, creating more fulfilling work, or whatever else you imagine as success ... these principles work if you work them!
Over the next several months, in between other articles and posts of interest, I will be be presenting articles, audio, video and other content highlighting 21 of the success principles that Jack Canfield recommends to support transforming your life from where you are to where you want to be.
Here's an overview of the first 7 I'll be starting with:
1. Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
2. Be Clear Why You're Here
3. Decide What You Want
4. Believe That It's Possible
5. Unleash the Power of Goal Setting
6. Release the Brakes
7. What You See is What You Get
Stay tuned tomorrow for the first lesson in the series, "Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Life with E + R = O"
If you want to accelerate your progress or explore a program that is more tailored to your individual needs, feel free to contact me about private coaching by email or phone at 603-452-7350.
_I simply have to repost this promotion! Today is the last day to save 30% in the Jack Canfield Success Store. Statistics tell us that most people are not happy with their careers. Teens and young adults are becoming more and more disenchanted with the old educational models. They are graduating high school, going to college and coming out without a clear direction.
With that in mind, I highly recommend my favorite products below for the teens and adults on your holiday list. who are looking for transformation in the New Year or the kids of all ages who simply enjoy creating and envisioning big dreams for their future.
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For the kids, teens and adults on your holiday list with Jack's Vision Board Collection ... these kits are beautiful, fun, effective & deeply discounted for the holidays!
For teens, The Success Principles for Teens book comes highly recommended by a large group of teens who reviewed the book for me this fall. Teens love the stories, quotes and practical content. (And I am soooo excited to be developing a curriculum for teens based on this book!
For the adults in your life who are looking towards 2012 with a vision of personal and/or professional transformation, check out The Success Principles 3o day audio course and The Success Principles white book.
As you may know, I have been an avid student of Jack Canfield's over the past year and a half. The Success Principles have literally transformed my life and I have been incorporating the Principles into the teaching and coaching I do with teens and adults alike! No matter how we define success, these principles apply and serve to activate the Law of Attraction in our lives to accelerate our progress and create measurable and magical results!
I am excited to have the opportunity to continue working with Jack as my teacher, coach and mentor in 2012. My big goal is to work with The Canfield Training Group to bring the Success Principles to teen and young adult across the country.
What If? Imagine the Possibilities ...
I just returned from spending a week training with Jack Canfield in San Diego. What an amazing and transformational experience!
I love Jack Canfield's vision for the world! Care to join me in making it a reality?
What if everyone in your family gave up complaining, took full responsibility for themselves and their lives and started creating the life of their dreams? What if every one in your company practiced these principles? What if every member of your softball team approached life this way? What if every high school student in America knew these principles and put them into practice in class, on the playing field and in their social life? What if every man and woman in prison was to learn these valuable principles before they were released back into society?
It would be a very different world!
Imagine a world where everyone would take 100% responsibility for their lives and the results they produce or don’t produce. Where everybody would be clear about their visions and their goals. Where nobody would fall victim to the criticism and abuse of others. Where everyone would persevere in the face of hardship and challenge.
Men and women would band together in teams to support each other to become all that they could be. People would ask for what they need and want and feel free to say no the requests of others when it is not right for them to respond with a yes. People would stop whining and complaining and get on with creating the life that they want. People would tell the truth and listen to each other with compassion because they know that peace, joy and prosperity would flourish if they did.
In short, the world would work!
For more information and to get your copy of the Success Principles white book, Success Principles 30 day Audio Courseor the Success Principles for Teens today, click here ... it's the gift that can help us all create endless possiblities!
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Thanks to the power of social media, email and cell phones, I've been getting daily updates, inspiration and golden nuggets from my friends and colleagues who are attending Breakthrough to Success with Jack Canfield.
It's amazing how the energy from BTS continues to live on in my heart and soul and in my daily life and how the transition and transformation toward living on purpose continues!
Here's one of my favorite nuggets from one of Jack's Success Coaches, Sean Smith. He shares the wisdom found in the music of Jana Stanfield ... the official musician of BTS. She calls herself the Queen of Heavy Mental ... and for very good reason!
I've adopted this song into my daily life as well as the work I do with both adults and teens:
See Sean's BTS Golden Nugget here.
Listen to What Would I Do Today If I Were Brave? by Jana Stanfield here.
For more information about Jack Canfield's work click here.
Click here to learn more about Transition On Purpose coaching packages for teens, adults and Mastermind Groups or call 603-452-7350
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