What are You Going to Achieve in 2018? Without Goals, You’re Stagnant! #inspiration #goals


2018 goals

 

Happy New Year! It’s a brand new year, full of possibilities, adventures and achievements.

 

What are you going to accomplish in 2018?

 

Looking back, I met 90% of my goals in 2017. I tried new things and met some wonderful people. I pushed myself hard and am pleasantly surprised by all that I accomplished. It’s amazing what you can do when you set high goals for yourself.

 

It’s 2018 and I have a long list of goals I want to achieve. Some of them are personal (I resolve to kiss MR N more) while some are professional (I resolve to republish POTL and write POTL 2). I’m stretching myself in ways I’ve never done before. It’s exciting and I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

 

If you’re not into New Year’s Resolutions, then sit down and write out yearly, monthly, weekly goals. I’ve learned through experience that when you have goals for yourself, you reach new heights you never thought possible. Tip: Be very specific in your goals. Don’t just say, I’m going to be healthy and lose weight. Instead say how you’re going to be healthy. My healthy goal includes drinking 64 ounces of water daily and walking four times a week.

 

What’s a goal you want to accomplish in 2018? Share below and together we all can cheer each other on!

 

MRS N

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Strive to Always Improve Through Goal-Setting and Perseverance! #inspiration #motivation


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Are you basking in what you’ve accomplished or are you reaching for the stars?

 

Back in January, I made a group of goals I wanted to accomplish this year. One of the things I wrote down was I wanted to be a Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer. I reached that goal this summer. Did I sit back once I reached it? Heck no! I pushed myself harder and harder.

 

Yesterday, I got a notification that I’m now a Top 500 Reviewer! I couldn’t believe it. I was speechless, jumping up and down with excitement coursing through my veins. I emailed MR N and told him the great news. He’s just as excited as me.

 

Will I stop? No way! I’ll keep pushing myself to be the best reviewer I can, growing and persevering through all challenges. 

 

Just because you’ve reached one goal doesn’t mean you’re done. Life is a constant journey of climbing one mountaintop after another. Some will be easy while others will seem impossible. With each success, we’ll be critiqued by others. Is she as good as she appears? Did she cheat to get to where she is or did she work her bum off? What will she do next? 

 

The secret to life is to keep growing, keep trying new things, keep setting goals and reaching for the stars. 

 

How are your yearly goals going? Share in the comments below.

The Secret to Success in Life is to Have Greater Goals! #inspiration #goals #WednesdayWisdom


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How’s your yearly goals (New Year’s resolutions) going?

 

We’re five months into 2017 and I’m gaining ground on each of my goals. Here’s a recap of my 2017 goals:

 

Personal –

 

– I resolve to panic less. This is something I continue to work on. Stress tends to kick my butt and I move quickly to panic. I know, I know, I should really take my own advice. lol!

 

– I resolve to exercise four times a week.

 

– I resolve to pamper my body/skin. My body does the best it can and the older I get, the more I need to take care of it.

 

– I resolve to snuggle/kiss MR N lots. This is a fun one and something we’re both interested in. lol!

 

Professional –

 

– I resolve to increase our author promotions business by 25%.

 

– I resolve to write four times a week. My muse is kicking my butt and threatening a hunger strike if I don’t start writing again. Time to get back to writing.

 

– I resolve to leapfrog Amazon Rankings in 2017.

 

– I resolve to publish an Inspirational Thought book.

 

So, how am I doing? I’m surpassing all my personal goals with ease. It was a challenge in February to not panic due to the tax bill but MR N helped me in that area. He was the calm in the storm and I clung to him.

 

As far as professional goals, here’s an update:

 

– As of today, we’ve increased our author promotion business by 20%. I’m working really hard to expand our clientele and get the word out.

 

– I’ve been writing at least three times a week. When I was sick with that bad virus, I didn’t have the energy to write. I’m healthy once again so I am back to writing. Princess of the Light 2 is coming along nicely. I’m also writing my inspirational thought book.

 

– Part of our business model is to increase our reputation as book reviewers and so my goal of leapfrogging the Amazon Rankings was a no-brainer. Over the past five months, I’ve worked hard to climb the Amazon Rankings. I’m thrilled with the results. As a happy bonus, we’re also climbing the Goodreads Rankings. My goal is within reach and I couldn’t be more proud.

 

– I’ve been writing inspirational thoughts on this blog for several years and it’s time to publish it. I’m collecting and organizing the thoughts and I’m hopeful for a September release.

 

So, here’s the big question for you to think over today:

 

How’s your yearly goals coming along? Have you already reached it or are barely started?

 

It’s all good, either way. If you’ve already reached your yearly goals, create new ones. The journey to success, like the quote says above, is to constantly create greater goals. It stretches you as a person and you’ll be amazed by the results.

 

If you haven’t started on your goals yet, it’s not to late to get going. It’s only May and you’ve got seven months to go. Look over your goals and recommit yourself.

 

The secret to success is easier than you think. By challenging yourself with greater goals, you’re on your way to immense success. I never thought I’d be where I am today but by goal-setting and persevering, I’m successful. If I can do it, so can you!

 

How’s your yearly goals doing? Share in the comments below and let’s keep each other accountable!

 

MRS N

Plans Change But Goals are Forever… #inspiration #motivation #goals


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We’re nearing the end of the 2016 and my thoughts turn to goals. I peeked at the goals I made back in January and for the most part, I’m fairly successful. Here’s my goals for 2016:

  • Build our author promotions business and gain twice as many clients as we had in 2015.
  • Love each other more than we did in 2015
  • Eat more chocolate
  • Pay down our consumer debt by increasing our payments
  • Donate more to our local food bank than we did in 2015
  • Have fun and enjoy each and every day

One other goal I had was to move up in Amazon Reviewer Rankings. I started the year over 200,000 and am proud to say I’ve moved up to just above 22,000. Sure, my original goal was to make it to being a top 1000 reviewer for Amazon.

Do I feel like a failure? No way! I just had to adjust my plan.

My goal is still the same: get to be a top 1000 reviewer on Amazon; my path getting there may take awhile longer than expected.

Has your plan to reaching your goal(s) taken a u-turn?

Don’t get discouraged. You might just have to change your plan and approach your goal(s) from a different angle. Change the plan, not the goal.

MRS N

Friday Book Round-Up Returns: Motivational Books #amreading #resolutions


Friday Book Round Up

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up! We’re back after our long hiatus and I know many of you made resolutions last Friday. In order to help you keep those resolutions, I’m listing five fantastic books to motivate you. All of these books have motivated me to grab life with two hands and make my dream life a reality.

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1- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Interactive Edition Kindle Edition with Audio/Video by Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey’s the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Interactive Edition explains through infographics, videos and excerpts of teachings the philosophy that has revolutionized life management. For 25 years, Stephen R. Covey’s step-by-step lessons have helped millions from all walks of life lead successful and satisfying lives. A new condensed and transformed interactive edition of Stephen R. Covey’s most famous work, supported with videos, explanatory infographics, self-tests and more, is here to continue those valuable lessons.

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2- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

“Wonderful. . . . Rubin shows how you can be happier, starting right now, with small, actionable steps accessible to everyone.” —Julie Morgenstern, New York Times bestselling author of Organizing from the Inside Out

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.

“An enlightening, laugh-aloud read.”—Christian Science Monitor

This updated edition includes:

 

  • A new extensive interview with the author

 

  • Secrets of Adulthood

 

  • An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin’s new book, Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits—to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

 

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3- Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson

With Who Moved My Cheese? Dr. Spencer Johnson realizes the need for finding the language and tools to deal with change–an issue that makes all of us nervous and uncomfortable.

Most people are fearful of change because they don’t believe they have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Spencer Johnson shows us that what matters most is the attitude we have about change.

When the Y2K panic gripped the corporate realm before the new millenium, most work environments finally recognized the urgent need to get their computers and other business systems up to speed and able to deal with unprecedented change. And businesses realized that this was not enough: they needed to help people get ready, too.

Spencer Johnson has created his new book to do just that. The coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager has written a deceptively simple story with a dramatically important message that can radically alter the way we cope with change. Who Moved My Cheese? allows for common themes to become topics for discussion and individual interpretation.

Who Moved My Cheese? takes the fear and anxiety out of managing the future and shows people a simple way to successfully deal with the changing times, providing them with a method for moving ahead with their work and lives safely and effectively.

 

4- The Healing Power Of Walking: Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off! (Walking For Health, Walking For Exercise, Healthy Living, Benefits Of Walking) by Natalie Johnson

You’re about to discover how to…

If walking is something that is incredibly important, you would not know of it from then on. While babies are praised and encouraged to walk, adults whine and sigh inwardly at the prospect of walking a few blocks to go to school, to work, or to pick up their laundry at the local cleaners. People invented round feet to do the walking for them—wheels on bicycles, motorbikes, cars, and all sorts of automobiles used in public transport. It seems that everybody has forgotten the joys they had when they first walked, and now even more so! People have thus invented door-to-door deliveries, so that you would not even have to get on your bike, car, or the bus. People have come to the point when even the thought of standing up from the couch or the computer makes them whine and sigh.

 

This book will bring back all the glory that comes with walking that has been lost through the ages. In a world with so many complex diseases and conditions now plague mankind, requiring so many complicated modes of treatment, it seems oddly humbling to know that something as simple as putting one foot forward after another is the answer to good health. May this book enlighten you in ways that most of society seems to have forgotten!

 

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  1. The Dangers of being sedentary
  2. Why walk?
  3. Early morning stroll
  4. Grounding

Much, much more!

 

What others are saying about this book ….

Life is about movement, and if you don’t move, no movement is also known as death. This book teaches us the great lesson of walking for fitness. It doesn’t take much out of your day, and walking outside is the first step to moving your body and making ourselves feel good. I’ve since started taking a morning stroll around my block and I feel much better. This book is definitely for everyone.


To be honest I started to feel quite guilty when reading this book as I realized how much my lifestyle changed during the last few years and I that I spend sitting in a chair more time than I should. I will definitely take this advice seriously. Nice book.


Being an athlete all my life and continuously training has taken a toll on my body. This book showed me another option to stay fit and improve my health by doing a simple thing such as walking! It’s important to make time for yourself and stay active, the author does a great job explaining all of the benefits you can get from walking and I highly recommend you take a read.


 

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5- Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams by Michael Samuels

Just Ask the Universe is not a book of New Age gobbledygook filled with empty promises. Angels won’t fly from above and touch you while you’re reading. You will not be asked to practice unusual or tedious rituals. There will be no preaching or sage advice and there will most certainly be no channeling of your inner chakras or dressing like Friar Tuck.

Just Ask the Universe is a realistic guide to personal development. By creating a blueprint for self-growth and commanding your subconscious mind, the Universe will manifest all your dreams.

For over two decades, Michael Samuels has studied and methodically tested hundreds of books on self-improvement, spirituality, and the metaphysical. Just Ask the Universe accumulates the wisdom from “thought teachers” like: Wallace Wattles, Anthony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Joseph Murphy, Robert Collier, and Napoleon Hill, and compiles it under one unified lesson: if your thoughts are clear and in harmony with your mind and the truth of your surroundings, your life can be filled with all the richness the Universe has to offer. As a culmination from these teachings, Michael will show you how to use simple and fun techniques to create a more desirable future. This approach, coupled with real-life stories, will teach you how to achieve personal power to overcome any barrier.

Regardless of what your present circumstances might be, by following the principles in this book, you will be able to gain power over your destiny. The Universe is listening. All you have to do is just ask.

 

What book(s) have motivated you to keep your resolutions? Share in the comments below.

 

Happy Reading!

 

MRS N, Book Addict

Meet Award-Winning Author Michael Samuels #AuthorInterview #selfhelp #books


It’s January and many people are striving to improve themselves in 2016. Award-winning author Michael Samuels has written a series of self-improvement books that inspired me in 2015. His first book, Just Ask the Universe, changed my life. I asked him if he would like to sit down for a candid interview and he agreed. It’s my pleasure to introduce Michael Samuels to the Princess of the Light blog. Take it away, Michael:

 

What book do you wish you could have written?

I really wish I could have written Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.  That book has inspired millions to use their thoughts to manifest their reality.  It was the seed that started it all for a lot of very successful people.  Plus it’s sold millions and millions of copies.

 

Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you?

My list is vast, but off the top of my head the following have been HUGE inspirations for me, especially in writing Just Ask the Universe. Wallace Wattles, Dr. Joseph Murphy, Rhonda Byrne, Anthony Robbins, Thomas Troward, Robert Collier and Pam Grout.  They are my mentors.

 

What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

Besides making unbelievable children, I cannot believe how many people I affected positively with Just Ask the Universe.  My words, written on my laptop, in my den, at night…have touched people all over the world.  There is no feeling to describe it.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Writing screenplays full time that get produced into feature films.  Being paid big bucks by Hollywood Studios to take their ideas and turn them to screenplays.

 

Have you always liked to write?

As far back as I could remember, I’ve always written something. Whether screenplays, stories, poems, lyrics…I’ve always loved to write.  Just took my twenty something years to hone my skills…which I’m still doing.

 

What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?

Steal like an artist.  When you see something you really like – a quote, a billboard, an idea in a magazine – text it to yourself to use in your works.  But don’t plagiarize.  Use the idea and form it to your own verbiage.  I’ve been doing this for years.

 

Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?

I have read every single review for Just Ask the Universe a dozen or so times. I cannot believe I have over 647 reviews and ranked number 4 on Amazon in spiritual.  I never respond to good or bad reviews.  I leave it up to the critics to determine if my work is good or not, which it generally has been. Take negative reviews to heart and lose sleep over them.  KIDDING!  Laugh it off.  When you create something, anything, someone will have something bad to say about it.  It’s normal. It’s healthy. Read it and move on and know that it won’t affect you or your work one bit.

 

Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?

Flying. Ugh, I hate flying.

 

Do you have a favorite spot to write? What is it?

My den. With my laptop on a pillow on my lap.  Travel Channel or Food Network on in the background.

 

Do you write naked?

Nope, but I do write in my PJs.  An Under Armour t-shirt, ADIDAS sweat pants and socks.  So cozy!

 

What is the biggest fib you’ve ever told?

I’ve never told a fib.

 

Have you ever been in trouble with the law?

Nope. I’ve always talked my way out of every speeding ticket I’ve ever had.

 

Characters often find themselves in situations they aren’t sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?

I once made a Supercomputer to get me out of pickle using a paper clip, scotch tape, an ice cream cone, some spit, and some vitamin C tablets.

 

Do you drink? Smoke? What’s your vice?

Never smoked in my whole life. I do enjoy a White Russian once or twice a year when I’m feeling frisky, but I generally do not drink at all.  My life is pretty plain. I don’t eat carbs or sugar. My life is what you call – vanilla. A vice for me is a piece of dark chocolate.  Sometimes I like a good craps game, otherwise I’m an angel.

 

What is your biggest fear?

Flying. Ugh! If I could drive everywhere I would. Being in a metal tube with people I’ve never met, 35,000 feet in the air, is not my cup of tea. I’ve flown thousands of times – I just hate it.

 

What do you want your tombstone to say?

Manifested everything in his life. Except being dead.

 

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

To teleport from NY to LA. Anything not to fly.

 

If you were a super hero, what would your name be? What costume would you wear?

Aerophobia Teleportation Boy. Fear of flight, so he teleports everywhere instead.

 

What secret talents do you have?

I have a massive, enormous tongue. Like Gene Simmons is jealous of the size of my tongue.  I can touch my nose with it.

 

What’s on your bucket list (things to do before you die)?

Sell a Hollywood screenplay and get the movie made. Write a Star Wars movie and get it made.

 

If you could have any name in the world, what would you choose?

Slubberdegullion Blazebeast Embermouth the third.

 

Do you have any scars? What are they from?

Nope. I love my body too much and I’m incredibly cautious.

 

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Title: Just Ask the Universe

Author: Michael Samuels

Genre: Self-Help / Spiritual

 

Book Blurb:

Just Ask the Universe is not a book of New Age gobbledygook filled with empty promises. Angels won’t fly from above and touch you while you’re reading. You will not be asked to practice unusual or tedious rituals. There will be no preaching or sage advice and there will most certainly be no channeling of your inner chakras or dressing like Friar Tuck.

Just Ask the Universe is a realistic guide to personal development. By creating a blueprint for self-growth and commanding your subconscious mind, the Universe will manifest all your dreams.

For over two decades, Michael Samuels has studied and methodically tested hundreds of books on self-improvement, spirituality, and the metaphysical. Just Ask the Universe accumulates the wisdom from “thought teachers” like: Wallace Wattles, Anthony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Joseph Murphy, Robert Collier, and Napoleon Hill, and compiles it under one unified lesson: if your thoughts are clear and in harmony with your mind and the truth of your surroundings, your life can be filled with all the richness the Universe has to offer. As a culmination from these teachings, Michael will show you how to use simple and fun techniques to create a more desirable future. This approach, coupled with real-life stories, will teach you how to achieve personal power to overcome any barrier.

Regardless of what your present circumstances might be, by following the principles in this book, you will be able to gain power over your destiny. The Universe is listening. All you have to do is just ask.

 

Exclusive Excerpt:

Late one night, I saw an infomercial for Anthony Robbins’s Personal Power II program. I knew I wanted to change, but I didn’t believe in buying the snake oil. Here was a guy who lived in a castle in California earning hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and there I was, living in my parents’ house, lying in my unmade bed, criticizing Tony and belittling his success. I was jaded beyond belief, yet I still mustered up the courage to buy the program. Within thirty days, my entire perception of this world altered. My thought process was transformed. The Personal Power II program awakened my thirst for self-improvement.

There was one turning point in the program in particular that has stuck with me to this day. On or about day 14 of the program, Tony asks you to list your goals— personal development goals, “things” goals, and financial goals. At the time of listening to the program, I followed Tony’s orders and wrote down everything I wanted in life.

My goals covered a wide gamut—from the type of person I wanted to be perceived as among my family and peers, to the relationship I wanted to attract into my life. I listed the way I wanted to travel, the homes I wanted to own, and the number of sales I wanted my family-owned business to earn per year. My pen didn’t stop for two hours. I got engrossed in writing down as much as I could. I will never forget those two hours of my life. They’re among those rare times that you think about consistently that make you smile inwardly. I know a lot of people have had such moments, and this was one of mine.

After I had written down everything I desired my perception
changed instantly. I went 
about my life with a brand-new outlook. My new positive mental attitude was not just about accomplishing an
objective but about the value of life I learned on this new road.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Just-Ask-Universe-No-Nonsense-Manifesting-ebook/dp/B0060CJ9DQ/ref=zg_bs_156573011_4

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-ask-the-universe-michael-samuels/1115719944

 

Author Biography:

With a degree in English, a second degree in Finance, and a Masters in Business Administration, Michael Samuels has attracted everything into his life because he followed successful people and their thought ideologies. His first book ‘Just Ask the Universe’ is ranked 4th in the world under Spiritual on Amazon and has sold over 100,000 copies. His second book ‘The Universe-ity’ won Best Self-Help book for 2013 Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards. Michael lives in New York with his wife and two children.

 

Social Media Links:

Website http://www.samuelsbooks.com/

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18846682-just-ask-the-universe

Blog http://michaelsamuelsbooks.blogspot.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Just-Ask-the-Universe-193688950720679/

 

 

What Inspires You? #inspiration #inspirationalthought


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What inspires you?

Every morning, as I’m getting out of bed, I think how lucky I am and I give thanks to the Universe. I’m living the life I’ve always wanted, married to a man who loves me unconditionally and I couldn’t be happier.

January is the month of resolutions, healthy eating and exercise, not to mention cold weather.

If you resolved to get in shape and exercise more, take my advice and write down one sentence that will motivate you.

The day will come when you’re exhausted, the weather is nasty and the lure to skip a workout will be a siren call to you. Instead of giving in, read your motivational sentence and be inspired.

This will become your mantra and it works for more than resolutions. Brainstorm and discover your inspiration. Trust me, it works.

Inspiration is all around you; you have to reach out and grab it. Find your inspiration and let it be your beacon of light.

MRS N

2016: It’s a Brand New Year! #inspiration #resolutions #MondayBlogs


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Happy New Year, everyone! I’m back from vacation and ready to tackle 2016.

Every new year, millions of people around the world make resolutions. 

Do you?

I used to make impossible resolutions and by March, I’d given up on them. I felt horrible about myself, calling myself a failure. Truth is, I wasn’t the failure; the resolutions were.

So now, I create yearly goals for myself. I make sure they are possible to achieve. This year, MR N and I have the following goals for 2016:

  • Build our author promotions business and gain twice as many clients as we had in 2015.
  • Love each other more than we did in 2015
  • Eat more chocolate
  • Pay down our consumer debt by increasing our payments
  • Donate more to our local food bank than we did in 2015
  • Have fun and enjoy each and every day

Goals don’t have to be serious, as you can see from the chocolate one. lol!

What are your goals for the year? If you’d like to share in the comments below, I’d love to hear them.

2016 is going to be a great year! We (MR N and I) hope your 2016 is filled with new experiences, love, laughter and may your dreams become reality. Dreams really do come true… we’re proof of that. 😀

MRS N

What Leads to Success? #inspiration #motivation #success


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Photo Credit: DesignCarrot.co

 

How do I find success?

It’s nearing the end of 2015 and many people (including me) are looking for success. We all want to feel a sense of accomplishment for all of our hard work this year.

Each of us determines what it means to be successful. I have several author friends and when I ask them if they’ve been successful this year, I get different answers. For some, being successful is making it onto the best-seller list. For others, it’s the amount of sales and/or awards won. For many, it’s name recognition.

This year has been a very successful year for me. I wrote and published a romance novella, garnering rave reviews. I started a new business and become an entrepreneur. I’ve made new friends and let go of some others. I grew a year older but am in the best shape of my life. I donated more to the food bank than I ever have before. I’m living my dream life and can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.

How did 2015 become so successful for me?

Look at the graphic above. Every single thing around the word success I did in 2015. By themselves, they don’t seem like a big deal but when I combine them into my daily life, success is the result.

Success is a natural by-product of the following:

Teach

Inspire

Goals 

Motivate

Lead By Example

Mentor

Team Work

Vision

Incorporate them into your life and you’ll soon be successful!!!

MRS N

 

 

Goals are the Road Map to Your Dream Life #inspiration #motivation #goals


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What are your goals in life?

Many of us make goals/resolutions at the beginning of the year.

How’s that going for you?

For me, it’s going pretty good. I just published my second book in two years. I’m healthier now than when I was at the start of the year. I launched a small business and am happy.

Setting goals is a great way to make your dreams come true. It’s not too late to start a new goal.

Today, write down 1-5 goals you’d like to achieve. They can be short-term or long-term. Keep this handy so you can look at it many times a day.

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.

MRS N

It’s 2015 and Here are my Rockin’ Resolutions #ASMSG #MFRWAuthor #Resolutions


2015 resolutions

2015 is finally here and I am excited to see what will happen. It’s a new year full of possibilities and I am ready to hit the ground running.

What are some of your goals/resolutions for the year?

I resolve…

1. Wake up each morning cheerfully and ready to take on the day.

2. See the world and all it has to offer through the eyes of a child.

3. Flip my perspective and let stressors slide off my back like water on a duck’s back.

4. Write book two of Princess of the Light.

5. Add at least four new editing clients.

6. Blog every work day and concentrate on writing/editing articles.

7. Leave my past where it belongs (behind me) and forgive those who have wronged me.

This year I am all about forgiveness and spreading the Light. The world is filled with darkness and needs Light spreaders.

Will you join me?

😀 MRS N 😀

2014: The Year of New Feats #reflection #goals #dreams


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Photo credit: http://marissapick.com 

The year is coming to a close and as I reflect back, it has been a year of new feats, detours, dreams coming true and such an overabundance of joy!!! My life just keeps getting better and better! So let’s go back in the time machine (don’t ask how I got it) and travel back to the first blog post of the year:

https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/happy-new-year-welcome-2014/

“May Light always surround you;

Hope kindle and rebound you.

May your Hurts turn to Healing;

Your Heart embrace Feeling.

May Wounds become Wisdom;

Every Kindness a Prism.

May Laughter infect you;

Your Passion resurrect you.

May Goodness inspire

your Deepest Desires.

Through all that you Reach For,

May your arms Never Tire.”

― D. Simone

 

Happy New Year!!! It’s the first day of 2014 and I am filled with hope, joy and Light!  A brand new year to discover new adventures and experiences.  A brand new year to be the best You ever!

 

I love the quote above because it is what I wish for you!  I wish that all 365 days of 2014 be filled with living your life to the best of your ability.  Whether you make resolutions or not, setting goals for yourself to living the life you have always wanted is a good way to kick off the year.  Here are my goals for the year:

 

-Write every day in my blog, concentrating on the craft of writing.

 

-Write a weekly blog post for PVB Daily

 

-Sign with a Publisher/Literary Agent and schedule publishing (or get published) of my first book, “Princess of the Light”

 

-Write Book Two in the “Princess of the Light” series

 

-Continue to walk every day to stay healthy in 2014

 

-Show kindness and Light to every person I encounter either online or in person

 

-Open my eyes to all that life has in store for me and relish in the simple pleasures

 

-Live in the moment and inspire others to do the same

 

-Love my beloved MR N unconditionally and show unconditional love to all (even those who have hurt me in the past)

 

-Eat chocolate every day (hey, I gotta live my version of the perfect life, right?)

 

I wish you the very best of 2014 and I can’t wait to share with you all my exciting adventures this year!!!

These words are filled with hope and it makes me smile. The end of 2013 was absolutely horrible and the Ice Storm almost doused my Light. I looked to 2014 as the year where it couldn’t get any worse, right?

As I look back, I am proud of all I accomplished. Here is a summary:

  • I expanded my blog and wrote every day. I concentrated on the craft of writing and doubled my followers.

  • I signed with a publisher and parted ways, ending up self-publishing my debut novel, Princess of the Light. The journey to publication was filled with ups and downs but I wouldn’t trade it for all the gold in the world. I learned so much about the publishing industry, my internal strength and what it means to be a professional author.

  • I am writing book two in the Princess of the Light series and I am excited to get back to it come January.

  • I am proud of my walking feats. Over the past year, I walked every day (sometimes more than once) and am in the best shape of my life. I continue to lose weight and I am filled with energy. 🙂

  • Spread the Light is my mantra and I tried hard to embody it. Everyone I met or encountered this year, I tried to see the best in them and showed kindness. It wasn’t easy but it was a great learning experience. I found myself being happier and more positive.

  • I tried a lot of new things this year and opened my eyes to all that life has to offer. I wasn’t afraid as much as I used to be and that is a HUGE thing for me. 🙂

  • No matter what was going on in my life, I cherished the simple pleasures. Little things like holding MR N’s hand while relaxing out on our solarium watching the world go by, watching a good movie, listening to music and savoring good eats.

  • 2014 was the year of living in the moment for me. I wasn’t worried about the past or the future. I chose to live in the moment because tomorrow I could be dead. With that perspective, I relished my little corner of the world and experienced amazing freedom.

  • I love MR N with my whole heart and my love for him grew by leaps and bounds this year. It just keeps getting better and better.

  • The last one was the easiest to keep. It’s a tough one but I ate chocolate every day. 😉

What have you done this year? I suggest you go back to your resolutions and reflect. I think you’ll be amazed how much you did and how you are a different person than you were in January. You’ve grown and become wiser. 🙂

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Until tomorrow,

MRS N