KEY WORD: Excited!!
This morning I followed my usual daily routine, woke up, brushed my teeth, fixed myself a hot cup of herbal tea, sat at my desk and responded to some of my client’s emails…then, I get a text from one of my bff’s asking, “Is your book out yet? Where can I get a copy?”
I was so ecstatic that I was finally going to sale a copy to my first customer, (Yay!)
I know there are some people out there who think writing a book must be easy, but it actually takes a lot of hard work, patience, and persistence. Especially when it takes up mostly your whole day to write your own personal biography to share it with the public in order to attempt in inspiring and motivating others to make positive changes in their daily lives in your own words.
To tell you the truth, before I even started to write the book, I hesitated so much to publish it because this was the first time I was going to share some of my personal life stories out to the public! Then on one particular day, after I had it all typed up and ready to go, and was still sitting in my USB drive, a friend of mine called me up saying, “if you believe your message will help inspire others to change their lives the same way you changed yours, then what’s stopping you? Publish it already!”
Exactly! Nothing was stopping me except myself. So, that was the day I published it. I wouldn’t say it’s based on my whole life story, but only significant events in my life that helped open up my eyes to see the world in a different perspective. And the knowledge I gained from my great-grandmother about herbal remedies, had also helped me tremendously which I also share to my readers as an alphabetical glossary at the end of the book. Not all herbs are listed, just only the ones I’ve used that I have found helpful and beneficial to my health.
In October of 2012, my father passed away due to Kidney Failure (had to go through Kidney Dialysis treatment - which was not fun), Clogged Heart Arteries (wore a heart pace-maker to keep his heart pumping), Diabetes (both of his legs were amputated due to it) and throughout all of that, I was prepping my meals, and followed a strict workout regimen in order to keep my promise to him that I was going to compete in a Bikini Fitness Competition no matter what happened.
Sadly, he passed away before my competition date, November 2012, but I knew he was there in the audience congratulating me for a job well done. I didn’t place, but doing something that I had thought was beyond what I was capable of doing was a major accomplishment for me.
A few weeks after the competition, I fell into a sorrowful depression to where I was eating my feelings away mostly due to the loss of my father. That's when I gained my wait back. And before I even decided to write my book, I was diagnosed with Anemia which had shocked me entirely not knowing what to expect from the disease. I don’t blame it on anything or anyone except myself. And after recollecting the traumatic experiences my father had gone through before he had passed away, I decided to get back into following healthier lifestyle by improving my eating habits, working out regularly, and obtaining a spiritual balance. In other words, it was time to focus on my health and on “me” for a change.
That’s when my whole career outlook started to change as well. I was persuaded by another friend of mine to obtain my certification as a holistic life coach that maybe perhaps I would shed some light or at least some sort of motivation/inspiration to help those who might be suffering in their lives and/or need to break free from their life struggles/tribulations.
She thought I would be the perfect person for the job. Since then, I have never looked back. I am now a certified life coach and have been for a while now, teaching others to improve their way of eating and living by using different methods & resources given to me by mentors I had met throughout my lifetime. In addition, I also gained knowledge and experience in becoming an Interior Decorator, Entrepreneur, Author, Writer, and Blogger. However, that’s only the beginning. I have many more future career plans ahead of me that I would like to accomplish. I am currently in the process of writing a Young Adult Fantasy novel, and maybe possibly even launching a magazine. And that's not the half of it. I have much more in store for my readers, customers, and clients in my near not too distant future. That’s what life is all about right? Enjoying Life and the Journey.
For those of you who have purchased my ebook and/or a paperback copy of my book, I really do appreciate it by the way, a huge THANK YOU TO all of you times a million!!!
Those of you who have not read it yet, I AM Super Excited that it is finally available to you on Amazon and Nook! I’m hoping you will enjoy reading it as much as my other readers have enjoyed it.
Once after you read my book, I will really appreciate it immensely if you leave your positive feedback and reviews. I am so thankful I have your full support throughout my writing career. It’s a true blessing that we now have the capability to self-publish our own books on the Internet, especially now that we have I-Pad, Tablets, and Nooks. Isn’t it amazing to know how far we’ve come?
To give you a sneak peak of my book, I figured I would share with you a few paragraphs of what to expect:
This is an excerpt from Chapter 2, Making A Commitment To Positive Change of Section 4 from my book titled, “Holistic Life Journey: Break Free From Your Cocoon & Reach Your True Potential”.
Making A Commitment To Positive Change
"Have you ever wondered why you have trouble waking up in the mornings to work out? Do you have a tendency of prolonging your goals or task lists due to lack of motivation or you wait in anticipation in hopes that it will take care of itself? Well, that is the monster that lives inside of us all doing everything in its power to prevent change. The monster will lead you to procrastinate and force you to come up with excuses for not using different tools and resources to help you gain success. This dark energy is comfortable where it resides and builds a survival mechanism to protect itself from positive change. That’s the reason why change is so difficult for us and why positive thinking always fails.
What we believe in a subconscious level determines what we make of our own beliefs. Alter your belief and you can change the reality that you experience. Convince yourself in a subconscious level that you have acquired everything you want even when your present situation does not appear that way. In your mind, you become that what you imagine yourself to be.
What we believe is based on our perceptions and what we perceive depends upon what we look for; and what we look for depends upon what we think. If you keep telling yourself that you are having a bad day, then that’s how your day will turn out. So, if you’ve been told all of your life that you will never amount to anything, then that is what has been welded into your subconscious and that’s the reality you will experience.
You must believe within yourself that you deserve happiness, success, love, wealth, and good health. Don’t feel the least bit guilty about obtaining those feelings and emotions. For many of us, we all have an unconscious gift about being happy and you need to remove those feelings from your subconscious once and for all.
Why do we feel guilty about being happy? Well, it’s because somewhere along the line, our parents, our schools, our churches, or our friends have instilled in us beliefs that we have to suffer in order to be happy, we have to pay a price to obtain happiness, or we can never be happy because those happy days will always crumble to being miserable. Well, I’m here to tell you, all of that is complete nonsense! People say those things to you because they, themselves, have those same beliefs of lack and limitation. They believe in a core level that they don’t deserve happiness or success, so why should anyone else?
Most people believe happiness results from being successful, wealthy, or of good health, when in fact, the reverse is true. Happiness is not something that is earned or deserved; it is simply a state of mind by which our thinking is positive in a good share of the time. If you wait until you feel deserving of having pleasant thoughts about your life, you’ll end up convincing your subconscious that you are undeserving of happiness which will result with you being unhappy and unsuccessful in most of your undertakings.
Regardless of your present life situation, please keep in mind that it is not selfish or wrong to be happy. Happiness is a means to an end, success, and well-being. Happiness is not something that magically happens to you, it is a feeling you cultivate, determine, and control. If you are waiting for happiness to happen to you, you are going to be waiting for a very long time.
The solution is to ACT and BE HAPPY, even when you are not in the mood, when you are ill, or when the day is gloomy. Being happy is what winners do and is also what you should do as well." Copyright © 2015
Head over to THIS LINKKKKK to order your own personal copy of the book or ebook. You will finally get the chance to read it and use it as your own personal reference guide. I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally share this book to all of you!!! I am sooooo beyond appreciative of your continued support.