Excuses Be Gone

Personal Note

When I was in my twenties and doing the bar scene I talked about writing a book someday. Having a drink and daydreaming about writing isn’t the same as doing it. By my 40s (and long past the bar stool days) I started putting pen to paper. The Greatest Change of All came out in 1999 and Intentional JOY in 2009.

I’m really excited and proud to let you all know that my friend,Maureen Minehan, has just released her book, Wisdom to Wellness. Maureen is an R.N., expert healer and an Oakdale, CA resident.

I want to encourage local support for her book. Buy it!! (See review and more info below) I’ve watched Maureen’s steady, patient, determined efforts to write about the healing process she developed, find an agent (we shared Nancy Rosenfeld for awhile) select the right publisher and finally be able to hold the finished product in her hands. Congratulations Maureen, and to all authors.

Writing a book is like childbirth, you don’t know what you’re getting into until you’re there. Then you breathe and trust that the pain is worth it!! It is!

Feature Article

Excuses Be Gone!!

Imagine you’re 80 and looking back at your life. Do you feel a sense of accomplishment or regret? Well, 80 will be here sooner than you think. If you have unfinished dreams, perhaps a book that is crying to be written, a new career, going back to school, doing more volunteer work, making more $$ – what are your excuses for not starting? Do any of these sound familiar?

I’ll do it later
I’m too busy
I’m too tired
I’m too old (or young)
I can’t afford it
I’m too scared
I don’t know how

Wayne Dyer, author of Excuses Begone, says that to leave excuses behind ask these empowering questions:

1) Is it true?
2) What’s the payoff? (This is a great?)
3) What would my life look like if I couldn’t use these excuses?

In order to change self-defeating habits we need to be honest and look at what’s not working, make a new decision and START – now. I wrote Intentional JOY by tricking myself into writing for only 15 minutes a day. That 15 minutes often turned to 30 or 60. It took 5 years but it got done.

Coaching Challenge: Pretend you’re 80 – what are you regretting not accomplishing? Go through the above questions and create a plan to start.


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Money Magic Workshop – Stop Financial Stress Now!!

If you want to THRIVE and not just SURVIVE in this Economyyou need specific strategies to:

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Wisdom to Wellness by Maureen Minehan

As I said above I’m very proud to announce Maureen’s new book, Wisdom to Wellness. For anyone that wants them there are plenty of interesting case histories, including famous people and specific, practical strategies to supporting healing. Very good – love it!!

Wisdom to Wellness offers very specific insights and strategies for dealing with specific illnesses from a holistic/energetic perspective.

"For those who already know or intuit that self-love is the primary path for healing illness, this book absolutely nails the practical steps to get there from here. Practitioners in all modalities owe it to themselves and their patients to digest this book."~Lee Glickstein, Founder and President Speaking Circles International, www.speakingcircles.com

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, andwww.MaureenMinnehanJones.com.