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Is it Time to Refresh Your Spirit?

August 9, 2017

I had a most interesting thought yesterday: “I need to take three weeks off and refresh my Spirit.”

Wow! What does that even mean?

At first, I was really confused by this “intuitive hit.” After all, I didn’t feel like “escaping” for a few weeks from everything that I have going on. In fact, I really appreciate where my life and business are right now. So, what was this all about with “refreshing my Spirit?”

As it turns out, I just need – and want – time to do nothing but reconnect with myself and my friends, make new friends, chat over coffee, chat over a great glass of wine and just C-H-I-L-L! My Spirit just wants to BE…no pressure, no time restraints…just, plain old-fashion connection, day after day after day!

I’m not talking about going to a Spa and relaxing…that happens when I’m feeling over-taxed. I’m not feeling over-taxed. That is why, I believe, this seems so paradoxical to me.

The more I thought about refreshing my Spirit, I realized that as much as I enjoy the path my life is on right now, I have only paid a little attention to my Spirit…My free-spirited little Ruthie. The one that would go to Disneyland right now, if I had a fun friend to go with. The little Ruthie that wants to go on the new train extension from Santa Monica to downtown LA, randomly get off at a stop and be open for the adventure that unfolds.

Uncovering this even further, I realize that my life is quite structured. It’s not that all my time is planned out from morning til night. The truth is, I have a lot of “open” time most days from 4pm on and almost all weekends. So, it’s not about pulling away for more time.

Here’s my question to you: “What is your Spirit saying to you right now?”

Not your ego, that says you “have to” be practical, etc., but your free-spirited self? And, are you open to refreshing her/him?

Until next time…be Brilliant and Courageous…Why Not?

Are you Living on Purpose?

June 22, 2017

I’ve been a little “pushed” for time in the last two days. This is what happens when I have two trips planned within a few days of each other. I just came back from NY for the Book Expo and the trip was one of the most productive and fun trips to NY in a while – and I am so grateful for meeting such great literary agents and book publishers!

I can tell you unequivocally that publishers are looking for new and fresh work, new authors both for fiction and non-fiction. In fact, my clients with me in NY found several interested publishers, asking them to send them their book proposal…wahoo!!!

Writing a book is such a sacred opportunity to share a story, share your life, and share your message so that others may be entertained, helped, healed or uplifted in some way. Read More

Act “As If”

May 21, 2017

Is it time, yet, for you to create the story of your life that you want…regardless of your thoughts and beliefs that tell you differently?

What you believe has a major impact on your experiences. In my new book, Generation Why Not®? I continue to see how this Generation moves forward towards their goals, in spite of doubt and overwhelm.

I have a few questions I would love for you to consider: “What if you already reached your most recent goal? What would that feel like? What would that mean for you? For others? What are your thoughts now? What do you now believe to be true?” Read More

What is a Book Brand?

May 9, 2017

Down and dirty, a Book Brand is one that is consistent with who you are, your story, your experiences up until now, the pivotal moments in your life and how you and your story are different…so that your readers are motivated to read your book.

One of the most confusing aspects of being an author is in creating a strong, influential and authentic Book Brand. You have to give the reader a reason to pick up and purchase your book. Then, you need to give them a compelling reason to share it with their friends.

One of the reasons that seems so difficult, is that you really need to know the answers to some important questions. Read More

Bees and a Hummingbird…a Natural Eco-System

April 27, 2017

On my walk the other morning, I stopped at these gorgeous purple plants and saw bees swarming through them, plus one beautiful hummingbird. I thought, what a beautiful and natural eco-system. Both species are enjoying nature’s delight, and using them for different purposes.

And, everyone is getting along harmoniously.

Then, my thoughts went to Time…how can I harmoniously enjoy nature’s bounty of time, even though I have several different projects (species) of work to do?

Well, most recently, I offered a complimentary teleseminar on my new Daily Schedule, simply called 2-4-3. Let me be clear…simplicity for a writer doesn’t happen easily. Read More

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