- Month: July 2015
Quote of the Day: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within myself there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
Guest of the Day: Jersey Shore Indie author Mandi Bean, writer of Her Beautiful Monster, shares with listeners how it was her weaker moments that revealed her doggedness as a writer.
Passion: Mandi says, “I’ve wanted to be a writer since the third grade.” She started with poetry and evolved in high school to larger projects after reading Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and It, by Stephen King. It is here that she decided she needed to “…pursue her dream, no matter what the cost” and write work for others to read.
Challenges: Mandi knew she needed a career, so she chose one that would compliment her love for writing: English and education. This process took time away from her “singular goal” of being a writer, so in order to complete her novel during college she had to forfeit many college-life festivities.
Disappointment: Even though by many standards Mandi started writing early, she wishes she had started sooner. She also states, “I didn’t have enough courage to do it. To just dedicate my entire time to writing.”
Success Moment: Printing out the first complete draft of her novel, and getting great feedback from her mother that included suggested edits, which lead to a publishing contract three months later.
Learned About Self: “That I am talented and I am worthy of people reading it, and that I’m tougher than I think.”
- Stephen King’s On Writing
- The Writer’s Market
To Become a Writer…
Envision: Open up a blank journal and start writing, envision filling the page.
Explore: Search Google for literary agents and publishers to determine niche.
Execute: Finish whatever you are working on because no one wants to look at an incomplete manuscript.
Advice to Listeners: Listen to yourself because people may find what you’re doing weird because it’s different from the norm. People can be jealous of what you are doing because they may be too afraid. “Be ballsy.”
Today’s Motivational Go-Do!
How many times have we allowed the opinions of others to change our direction? What would you be doing if no one was looking? Write it in a journal or post it on our Facebook page…let’s get “ballsy” together! The first step to accomplishing is to envision, so what would you be doing and how would it feel?
How Motivate Me! Ultimate Support System can rally around Mandi:
Facebook: Writer Mandi Bean
And, as always, on the Facebook page: Motive Me! The Ultimate Support System
CLICK HERE to purchase Her Beautiful Monster
CLICK HERE to listen to podcast Episode 001.
CLICK HERE to view a blog entry inspired by Mandi’s Interview.
If you enjoy MM!, a review on iTunes and Stitcher would be much appreciated!
Quote of the Day: “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” –Buddhist Proverb
Guest of the Day: I am Lynette Renda, a motivational coach, speaker, writer, wife, and mother. I would like to take a moment to share how the proverb above represents me and my journey. Its message coincides with the thoughts of Dr. Wayne Dyer, renowned self-help speaker, author, and motivator who believes: “Our thoughts are everything.” Understanding this seemingly simple concept is what has inspired change in me and brought me to you.
“I’m all about bringing the passion back!” My goal is to help listeners discover/rediscover a passion and learn how to incorporate it into their life. This is done by learning from the journeys of the show’s guests, and from becoming a part of the Motivate Me! with Lynette Renda – Ultimate Support System Facebook page.
Today is about learning what to expect from the guests on the show. They will…
- describe their passion and share how it began
- talk about the challenges that held them back along the way
- be transparent and discuss the disappointments with which they were met
- reveal their success moment – the moment they gained confidence
- analyze what they learned about themselves in this process
- suggest resources (books/Internet) they find meaningful
Keeping it simple: Three simple steps to motivation…
Envision: Learn how to see yourself in a new role (as a writer, painter, photographer, musician). Allow yourself the title – it’s empowering – believe it!
Explore: Research a field – start with the Internet, go to the library, speak to people, look at lessons or educational opportunities. Gain knowledge.
Execute: Act! Take a baby step or take a leap… whatever that means for you.
Life is a Process: Knowing that we are never done, guests will share with you how they are taking where they’ve been to where they’re going. Here is what I shared: Able to stay in the home I live now because my new business is successful. My life is going to be exciting because I am meeting new people all the time and I am interviewing new people all the time, and I am getting messages that this show has changed people’s lives. That people are happier because of it and that their life is more exciting. That the Motivate Me! Ultimate Support System Facebook page has become an awesome support network for people.
Advice to Listeners: Each show, guests will leave you with parting words of advice. Today I would like to leave you with this: “If we’re not enjoying our lives, what are we doing?”
How Motivate Me! Ultimate Support System can rally around Lynette:
Facebook: Motive Me! The Ultimate Support System
CLICK HERE to listen to podcast Episode 000.
CLICK HERE to view a blog entry inspired by Episode 000.
If you enjoyed, a review on iTunes and Stitcher would be much appreciated!