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#WriterWednesday: How to Get 10,000 Fans, Publish a Book, and Make $100,000 in 18 Months

TribeWritersHave you ever thought about how you might “escape 9-5 and make a living doing what you love.”

You might hear these stories and roll your eyes or think “I’ll never be able to do that.”

Maybe you are right. Maybe you aren’t one of the lucky ones. Maybe you aren’t one of the chosen few.

Or maybe it doesn’t take some extraordinary stroke of luck. Maybe you are already chosen.

Maybe…just maybe it’s possible to do what you love and get paid well for it…without being Superman.

Jeff Goins proves that. Even though he followed the advice he heard, none of it seemed to work. He’d start a blog and no one would come. So he’d get frustrated and start another blog…and another…and another…

Then something happened, and he discovered a breakthrough that helped him get his first 10,000 fans, land a publishing deal, and crack six figures. And Jeff is just a regular dude who was trapped in a J-O-B just like you might be. He has no superpowers (that he or I know of) and he isn’t descended from royalty.

And yet, he has built a massive platform and a successful business.

He is going to share exactly how it happened–good, bad, and ugly.

Register here for the free live webinar:

He’ll answer the question he is asked so often: “Jeff, how’d you do it?”

How did he build his blog?

How do he get people to listen to what he has to say?

How did he get his books published?

How does he make a living doing what he loves?

And most importantly, he’ll teach you how you can do the same.

Specifically, he’ll cover:

  • Practical strategies you can apply to get your message heard.
  • How to grow your audience without having to be slimy and salesy.
  • How to make a living from your message without selling your soul.

You will walk away with practical action steps you can begin implementing right away.

So c’mon and join Jeff and me.

See you there!
Leigh

P.S. Space for these webinars is going to fill up fast. No, that is not some false scarcity trick to get you to sign-up. Only sign-up if you plan to attend and learn from it. Just make sure you do it fast!

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Women's History Month Spotlight: Pauline Houle – Psychotherapist, Author & Researcher

ph_couleurName and Occupation:
Pauline Houle, psychotherapist, author and researcher. My story is that I have found out a link between our PMS symptoms and our Subconscious !

What do you love about being a woman?
I feel We have a cycle of femininity that is a powerful took in letting us know what has to be done and looked at in our life to heal.

What do you hate about being a woman?
That in some phases or areas of life, I am not believed because I wear a woman’s body.

Who influences you?
Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Joan Borysenko, etc…

Something about you that would surprise people?
I have been a cop in my early years.

Anything else you`d like to add?
If my research interests you, I have written 2 books stemming from my research on PMS.

Learn more at – www.pmscramprelief.com

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The Power of the Written Word

The impact of an expertly crafted piece of writing should not be underestimated. History has shown that opinion, motivation and learning has been moulded by a series of great pieces of writing throughout the ages. The impact of writing an idea, thought or opinion is often far greater than vocalising those same issues. The written word has saved lives, inspired revolutions and furthered human development. Learning the art of writing is a vital skill and every human being’s right which shouldn’t be underestimates

Using the written word to ensure human rights.

The beginnings of modern-day democracy can be attributed to the Magna Carta; a document that signalled the beginning of contemporary law and basic human rights. This awe-inspiring text not only laid down a crucial set of basic rights; its inspirational use of language gave the idea of freedom an aura of gravitas that was wholly apt. The Magna Carta served to inspire the human spirit, and it is still a hugely significant piece of writing.

History is replete with examples of inspirational works which have served to inspire huge shifts in human thinking and endeavour. Martin Luther was able to communicate his thoughts and beliefs with regard to the Catholic Church in 1517 by using one of the first examples of movable type. This incredible example of powerful written thought was enough to inspire many of medieval England’s subjects to challenge the establishment. The Protestant Reformation resulted, and Luther’s ninety-five theses were credited with reshaping almost an entire nation’s dogmatic sensibilities within a few decades.

United States Constitution

The United States Constitution is one of the most striking examples of how a great piece of writing can inspire millions of people. This document was written over two hundred years ago, yet it still inspires American citizens. This incredibly powerful text still forms the basis of all American laws. The advent of the telegraph in the USA, together with huge printing presses, transformed the way people formed their personal opinions. Daily newspapers gave people unbiased accounts of international news for the very first time, and these publications suddenly had power to rival the most powerful governments. The ability to share opinions in this efficient way inspired various revolutions around the world. 

The Written Word Today

Despite the continuing development of technology, it is still the power of the written word that is continuing to change the world. The recent uprisings in several Arab nations have been fuelled by social networks. Heartfelt pleas for solidarity by ordinary citizens have brought people together in a way never seen before. Detailed written accounts on sites like Facebook have conjured up vivid images in the minds of oppressed people; these images of freedom and a brighter future were the driving force behind the recent citizen’s revolts. 

The Skill of Writing

The skill of writing is often taught to people in terms of rules. There are rules governing the correct use of grammar, punctuation and structure; studied by many in an almost scientific manner. However, writing should not be seen as a science. The best examples of literature, copy and texts are incredibly easy to read. Thoughts should rise from the page in a natural and effortless way. If something is easy to read and comprehend, it is highly likely that a great deal of time and effort has been put into it. Of course, many of the rules that apply to the art of writing are necessary, but the emphasis should always be on comprehension and style. The only way to ensure that written works will endure is by engaging with readers; the power to change the future of the human race lies in the hands of the world’s greatest writers. 

Learning the art of writing is a vital skill. This article was written in partnership with Faber Academy. You must feel not that you want to but that you have to write – Hitchens.

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Dangerous Lee Interviews,Tina Nies, Author of “40 Day LoveFest”

What prompted you to write this book?  

I worked as a life coach for a few years and helped a lot of people as I shared about positive thinking, owning our choices, and tools to be happier. Yet, while I was pretty happy most of the time, I often felt like I was on a roller coaster. I wanted to find something that would make it easier to be happier without having to work at changing negative thoughts to positive… to get me off the roller coaster.

What I discovered was that I wasn’t really loving and accepting myself completely – mistakes, flaws, and all! No one had really taught me to love myself, I had been told to love others, love God, love my parents, etc. but not much about loving myself. So, during Lent last year, I guided to practice loving myself every day for 40 days… the 40 Day LoveFest. So, I used some tools from my coaching practice and added in specific love practices and it worked! At the end of the 40 days, I had changed, my thoughts were naturally more positive and I naturally made better choices.

40 Day Love Fest is a bestseller. Congrats! How has your career changed?  

WOW! Developing the 40 Day LoveFest program and becoming a bestselling author has swung open doors that I’ve been knocking on for years. Luckily, during those years, I had kept on knocking, kept on helping people and developing relationships, but now more people listen.

Those open doors have allowed me to focus solely on sharing my message and teaching others how to love themselves, how to build a foundation of self-love that will increase one’s happiness and success.

Why is it so hard for people to love themselves? 

There are SO many reasons why it’s hard to love ourselves and I’m already writing additional books specific to some of those reasons. But I believe the most significant reason is that we are simply not taught and encouraged to love ourselves. Self-love is often confused with egotism and selfishness; self-love is almost discouraged! Another major issue is that we look for some future event to happen, then we’ll be happier such as when we make more money, lose weight, get married, retire, when the kids are grown, etc. etc. There is always an excuse why we don’t take time to love ourselves and create happiness now.

It may be corny, but I believe that what the world needs now is love sweet love. Why is it so hard for people to love others?  

I completely agree – what the world needs now is love! It’s hard to truly love others in an unconditional way when we don’t love ourselves first!! If we are constantly looking for fault in ourselves, that is what we also look for in others.

We are told to love our neighbors as ourselves, so that is what we do… the problem is that most of us don’t love ourselves much. How we treat others is a reflection of how we treat ourselves.

My mission is to help people with a practice of self-love that takes just minutes each day!

Where can we buy your book?  

Locally, Pages Bookstore and Family Christian Bookstore, both in Flint. Online they can find it at Amazon, in both paperback and Kindle, and at Barnes & Noble in paperback.  

Website:

http://www.40DayLoveFest.com

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Black History Month Spotlight: Daya Devi-Doolin

Name and Title:  Daya Devi-Doolin: Dir. The Doolin Healing Sanctuary

What do you do and why? I have a national center for helping (aligning) with others for their own self-healing with vibratory energy work with them. The systems I use are non-invasive and help balance and rearrange one’s body, mind and spiritual vibrational rate to one of healing. I know what it’s like being in pain and stressed out because of it. I also know what it’s like to be free of pain and how that feels. I desire to see people realize they don’t have to live that way and that there is a “better” way to live. I am also and have been a singer/songwriter, musician and recording artist with my husband and partner for many years after meeting on the streets of Philadelphia, where I was a “street musician”. We make up the Duo, aka Level Seven and perform original and cover music at fairs, festivals, clubs, concert halls and do Radio/TV interviews. We are members of the Recording Academy and our CD, Smile America was considered for nomination to the Grammys. A few of my books have received national book awards and best-selling status. I have written six books in the category or motivational, self-growth and inspirational. I was inspired to learn the guitar after being exposed to music by my father when I was a child. Music was around us through records, him singing as he painted and listening to him play the piano, ukulele and guitar for us.

What mark have you left on Black history? I started writing poems in college and wrote a short play that was put on. I got a lot of enjoyment seeing my thoughts and feelings transported onto paper and then dance into action. My words made me feel good inside and outside. It was like the feeling you’d get seeing a beautiful butterfly land on your finger or hold a newborn baby.

When I graduated, I distinctly said to myself “I am never going to read another book in my whole life again!” What did I end up doing? I ended up writing books twenty years later and accepting speaking engagements. It was not a goal of mine to write, let alone read another book. I agreed with Spirit to write because I felt and saw the need to answer people’s questions about things of substance. I was impressed by a still quiet Voice to do so.

Once I started writing without fussing about the direction given me by this comforting Voice, I found how satisfying the process was. I’m glad I listened and acted. The results have been far more reaching and fantastic than I could have ever imagined.

As President of The Doolin Healing Sanctuary, I give talks on metaphysical topics to my participants. Some have stayed after my workshops and lectures to talk with me and one time, a student asked, “Daya, what do you think is the most important thing we as humans need to know or need to learn?” I said, “People have to learn that the thoughts we have are our Word made flesh. Thoughts are our inherited gifts that become our reality and that no thought is neutral. I told her people need to realize that the thoughts we hold in mind (Heaven) become manifested on earth (the body).” Her expression revealed she was stunned at my answer! Spirit informed me that I could answer that question in book form and it would reach far more people. People, regardless of their race, nationality, creed, need to remember they are responsible for everything they see and do and experience in their reality.

My greatest victory is in several different chapters of my life as a writer. In one chapter for example, two of my books received the same prestigious award in two consecutive years with the NABE Pinnacle Best Book Achievement Award. In another chapter of my writing life, victory was receiving an award from a black national award-winning online magazine, the EDC Creations Literary Award in the self-growth category while Jack Canfield won it for his Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. We both won the same award but for different categories. Overall, my greatest victory is taking myself from a non-writer status to being a sought after author-speaker. Seeing my thoughts, efforts, feelings expressed in book form is a fantastic gift. I see a win-win situation for me and the reader of my books.

I have been blessed to read and learn from hundreds of authors whom I lovingly call my mentors whether alive or not. They know the truth about universal principles and how to apply them to our lives as a human being in order to experience the best that life has to offer. They know what is possible when you are conscious of what your thoughts are and how they become “things”. If I were to have the opportunity to have lunch with any one author, I would choose to have lunch with Dr. Maya Angelou.

I have authored six books and each one is my favorite. They each have their own life, their own energy and quality of substance. The Only Way Out Is In: The Secrets of the 14 Realms to Love, Happiness and Success has been my most successful because of the motivational, healing and inspirational principles the reader has picked up on and applied to their lives. People write books because they feel what they have to say is valuable, important to the health of others, motivational, inspirational, educational or funny. They feel they have learned a valuable lesson and want to help someone else. I know I have valuable information and my intention is to share that and leave it as my legacy with mankind.

People ask me how they should begin writing. I say enjoy the journey and try not to figure out what is the next thing. That will present itself naturally when you are ready. The pieces will fall into place for you. My advice to writers regardless of color who are just starting out is to meditate first. Be quiet, breathe in deeply and slowly. You already have the information within you and it will come pouring through. Trust yourself and trust your inner being.

Why is celebrating Black History important to you? All who have gone on before us and left us a legacy of strength, fortitude, persistence, perseverance and a sense of adventure to go and do, to go and be the best we are meant to be. It’s important to me to be of service by BEING in and of your passion that lifts up someone else (adult or child) and lets them know, they can overcome anything whether it be physical, spiritual, mental, emotional or medical. We have many examples of men and women who were doctors, nurses, lawyers, ministers or simply laypeople who wanted to make things better for themselves, which affected all people regardless of race, nationality or creed. I am honored to be able to celebrate them for having been my ancestors by living and leaving such inspirational gifts for me to carry on with for my children, family and country.

Who or what do you honor most in Black History? Dr. Maya Angelou for being a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. She is a poet, educator and historian. In a recent interview by The Authors Show TV, I was asked who would I love to have lunch with and why? My response was, “I have been blessed to read and learn from hundreds of authors whom I lovingly call my mentors whether alive or not. They know the truth about universal principles and how to apply them to our lives as a human being in order to experience the best that life has to offer. They know what is possible when you are conscious of what your thoughts are and how they become “things”. If I were to have the opportunity to have lunch with any one author, I would choose to have lunch with Dr. Maya Angelou.”

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