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Wife, Mother, Author and Blogger of Life

What I Regret About My Debut Novel (Collab with Mandi Lynn)

February 15, 2018

As a new author, one makes many mistakes; and though I'm pretty comfortable with the idea that nothing is perfect, I'm not blind to improvements that could be made to better a piece of work. This is how I feel about my debut novel, More Than Words Can Say. I love the story, but this book was written nearly 10 years ago, at a time when I knew very little about writing. Since then, I've gone to college, received my degree in English--with a specialty in creative writing and I've learned a lot. That's not to say that I don't recognize the good, in the bad. 

In today's video, I take you down memory lane and share with you how my debut novel was inspired by events from my own life. 

Now, 10-years later, I'm not only celebrating that book, but also my first nonfiction book which I released in 2017. if you want to start aligning with your own purpose, I would love for you to check out my book #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

If you haven’t done so already, I would love for you to follow me on Twitter and Instagram and to like my Facebook page. Through my social sites, I share daily inspiration and motivation on writing and wellbeing.

Till Next Time!

My Morning Routine for Creating Habits | 2018

February 12, 2018

I believe one of the best ways to change one's life, is through habit. Oftentimes, we think of "habits" in a negative way. However, good habits can be life-changing. Good habits can be the only thing you need to drastically transform your life. But healthy habits, the ones that you can use for good, don't just happen, you have to create them.

One useful tool I use to create habits is routines. Creating a routine that I can commit to each day, with the end goal clearly defined, is how I create healthy habits. For example, it was important for me to meditate, to exercise, to visualize and to show gratitude for all that I have. Though I wanted to do these things, I found it hard to come around to actually doing them. Well, I decided to create a routine for these things, and I would commit to the routine until they became a habit, enter morning routine. 

In today's video, I share with you my morning routine which I've been doing since the start of the new year. 

I use the power of accountability as motivation, and by this, I mean that since January 1st, 2018 I've been sharing my journey on my Instagram stories. This helps keep me on track and it's another routine I committed to.

Click below to see how I'm not only designing how my days start, but I'm also designing my life via visualization and daily planning. 

If you want to start aligning with your own purpose, I would love for you to check out my book #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

If you haven’t done so already, I would love for you to follow me on Twitter and Instagram and to like my Facebook page. Through my social sites, I share daily inspiration and motivation on writing and wellbeing.

Till Next Time!

 

 

 

4 Personal Growth Books That Changed My Life

February 5, 2018

I have read many books in my lifetime, but there are few that have impacted my life the way these four books have. These books transformed my life by healing my anxiety, building my confidence and creating abundance--to name a few. To know exactly what I learned and how I've changed, click to watch.

Also, if you want a little help and want to start aligning with your own purpose, then check out my book #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

If you haven’t done so already, I would love for you to follow me on Twitter and Instagram  and to like my Facebook page. Through my social sites I share daily inspiration and motivation on writing and wellbeing.

Till Next Time!

Writing Advice for Beginners: 5 Tips to Improve Your Writing

February 1, 2018

Writing a book is not an easy task, but if you're committed to your goal of becoming an author, then it's 100% doable. In today's video, I've collaborated with fellow author and YouTuber, Sandra the Mom Boss to bring you Writing Advice for Beginners: 5 Tips to Improve Your Writing. I share 5 tips for writing fiction and Sandra shares 5 tips for writing nonfiction. So, if you're in the middle of writing a book, or you've been contemplating writing one, then you don't want to miss today's video. Check it out.

Also, if you want a little help and want to start aligning with your own purpose, then check out my book #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

If you haven’t done so already, I would love for you to follow me on Twitter and Instagram  and to like my Facebook page. Through my social sites I share daily inspiration and motivation on writing and wellbeing.

Till Next Time!

 

Feeling Stuck: 3 Tips to Get You Unstuck

January 29, 2018

Have you ever cooked something using certain ingredients only to hate the outcome? But then, you try it again—same method, same ingredients only to end up with the same result as before, you hate it! Let me ask you this, how many more times will you do this, in the same way, until you finally realize, hmm I don’t like this as is, I need to change something!

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As I see it, navigating through life is much like this. Let us say you are trying to be successful, to reach certain heights in your career, yet you’ve made little progress. Could the reason be that for years you’ve been using the same ingredients? Friends let me, through Tony Robbins, be a beacon of light if only for this moment, “if you do the same thing you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

If you are struggling to get to that next level and you can’t seem to break free from the shackles of disappointment then it’s time to take a different approach. This approach doesn’t have to be something difficult, or costly. It just needs to be different. Remember, work smarter not harder. I know people that work 16 hours a day and they still feel like they aren’t moving.

In order for you to get moving, to stop chasing your tail, here are three simple action steps this week:

  1. Change at least one thing you do in your business dealings. If you send out 100 emails a day trying to drum up business, then maybe pick up the phone and call 50 new potential clients (just an example, this may not be ideal for your type of business). This, is doing something different (different ingredient will get you a different result).

  2. Make a daily to do list and make sure that at least one item is something new, something you’ve never tried before.

  3. Have a cut off time. Working long hours, without some down time, will only burn you out. Walking away from your business for a certain period of time will allow creative ideas to flow providing the much needed change you seek.

My goal in life is to have every single person wake up each morning excited for the day ahead. To live a happy, purpose driven life. This is why I created this blog in the first place. I wanted the same thing for myself. For the last five years I’ve learned methods and strategies that has helped move me in the direction of my dreams, and each day I get closer to living my perfect day. A day filled with sharing posts like this, earning a satisfying living from my writing and changing lives.

I hope you do try these tips and that you find much success in them.

Also, if you want a little help and want to start aligning with your own purpose, then check out my book #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

 

 

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My Character Board For Between Us a novel

January 25, 2018

In today's video I share with you how I created a character board for my next novel Between Us. Having my characters displayed above my desk, as I write, works great for me in terms of inspiration. Plus, having their personality traits at a glance helps me keep my character's actions on point. Want to know what I mean? Check it out.

If you like what you see, remember to subscribe. I post weekly videos, on Mondays and Thursdays. 

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6 HIGH PERFORMANCE HABITS AND HOW I IMPLEMENT THEM IN MY LIFE

January 22, 2018

Happy Monday! I just finished reading Brendon Burchard's High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way and it was pretty incredible. If you've ever wondered how high performance individuals got to where they are, then this book is for you. It may surprise you to find that the habits high performers practice, are simple and easy for the rest of us to adopt. In today's video I share with you the 6 habits and how I've started to implement them into my life.

 

Also, if you want a little help and want to start aligning with your own purpose, then check out my book #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

 
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Till Next Time!

LESSONS LEARNED FROM MY DEBUT NOVEL Collab with Bethany Atazadeh

January 18, 2018

Hi you guys, today I have a very special video for you! I've collaborated with fellow writer and YouTuber Bethany Atazadeh about the lessons we learned from writing and publishing our debut novel.  I have self-published three books and therefore, I've learned very valuable lessons. If you're a writer be sure to watch this video as it could help you in making some final decisions during your own writing and publishing process.

Also, if you want a little help and want to start aligning with your own purpose, then check out my book #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

 

Till Next Time!
 

HOW TO GET READY FOR THE WORKING WEEK/SUNDAY NIGHT PAMPERING

January 16, 2018

A way to have a great start to your working week, is by preparing for it on Sunday night. For me, this often means a night of pampering. In today's video, I share with you my self-care routine that helps me center myself, helps me relax and helps me disconnect from worry. Take a look.

Another way to make sure you're ready for the working week is to read or listen to a book that will get your mind thinking in a positive way. If you're in the market for such a book, I want to invite you to check out my book, #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

 
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HOW TO CREATE A ROAD MAP TO REACH YOUR GOALS 2018

January 11, 2018

The first thing to have when setting goals is clarity. But that’s not enough, in order to reach all our goals we have to be clear on the steps we need take. In today’s video I show you how to create a road map for your goals. Swing by :)

 

 

Also, if you want a little help and want to start aligning with your own purpose, then check out my book #Believe Dammit: 10 Principles for Attracting and Creating the Life You Crave. It's a perfect place to start considering your thoughts and the way you live your life.

 

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