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What's Self Love Got To Do With It?
"What's self love got to do with it?" is your go-to guide for overcoming feelings of unworthiness, how to move away from those feelings, find your worth and achieve your wildest dreams even if you don't believe that you can. More Details
The Real Journey of the Empowered Mom Boss
This book is filled with vulnerable, raw, courageous stories from 19 empowered female business owners. Each story is punctuated with brilliant tips and inspiring lessons learned. These women persevered in the midst of extreme challenges to reach a place of peace in their work and family lives. More Details
Follow It Thru: Obstacles Equal Opportunities
Each story in this book will guide you to dig deep, look inward, and love yourself enough to change, so you too can find a similar outcome as the co-authors. They found and longed for: happiness, security, and clear direction.
Our wish for you is that no matter what obstacle you are facing, you will discover the lessons and opportunities within these stories that will help you on your path. Remember, your journey only begins when you meet the obstacles on that path. It starts with one small step towards the life you have dreamed of and deserve.
Compiled by: Susan Ackerman
Tragedy. TRIUMPH. Adversity. OVERCOMING. Darkness. LIGHT. Defeat. VICTORY. These are the words that describe and epitomize a group of brave and fearless women whose stories comprise this highly inspirational and powerful book. Fourteen women based out of the city of Reno, Nevada, who experienced multiple challenges, obstacles, and hardships throughout their lives, but chose to do something about it--they chose to RISE.
Reno Rising is not just a book. It is a movement, a way of life. Real women who made the decision to believe in themselves, grab their inner power back and stand up for what they were truly about. These stories are written by every woman for every woman. Reno Rising is the blueprint for rebuilding new paths, adventures, callings, and mindsets.
Fourteen courageous women invite you to become part of their stories, to rise above your own circumstances. Reno Rising is more than a compilation--it is life. Be part of the evolution. Come rise with us.
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Money Matters Compilation
What is your money story?
Do you have a money story? One that has stopped you from living your best life? Have you overcome that money story and would love to share it as a published author?
This is your time to share that story. We all have a story. Sometimes those stories are simply things we tell ourselves and truly believe about money. Those stories we can be used to help others overcome their own money stories so they can have the life they desire, too.
My story really stemmed from self-worth issues and thinking that certain things and more education was my key to success, but I only landed myself in a deep load of debt. Thankfully, opportunities blossomed around me once I changed my story about money and realized I was worthy, deserving and open to receive what I wanted and to build the business I wanted. The thing was I did know enough to be successful and I was worth it.
Most importantly, I needed to teach my children that very lesson. I did, however, wonder where my money story came from?
I never lacked for anything growing up; however, my family was not rich. We were rich with love and had enough money to buy what we needed. My dad was an entrepreneur and worked tirelessly to make an income to support his family. I remember spending many appointments at the bank because my mom and dad were always buying new equipment for their business. My mom would always tell me they borrowed money from the bank to make the business better.
I don’t ever remember hearing we don’t have enough money but I do remember listening to conversations about some months my dad had less business than others. I was taught what work ethic was and how to have one early in life, and I knew I had to work to earn the money for the education I needed, the clothes I wanted, and the gas I needed to put in the car I was given as we lived in the country.
In retrospect, my story was simple this: I had to work hard with long hours to make the money I wanted so I could live the life I wanted, even if it meant going into debt because I knew there was more coming in each month.
Having that mentality can get a person into trouble quickly if they don’t pay that debt off monthly.
After I began my entrepreneurial journey 3 years ago, I got swirled into the online space of hiring high-end coaches so I could learn how to make the big money quickly. Needless to say, I have learned so much of what not to do as you start a business, and I created quite the mess for my family financially, which I am happy to say I have recovered from it finally. Now, my business is doing well and growing thankfully. There is no quick scheme to get you to where you want to go except putting in the work and doing it smartly.
The thing is, our money stories are created from mindset, what our parents beliefs were and how we filtered those beliefs, our own belief in our self-worth, and what we believe we can do in our lives. The GREAT news is all of this can change. This is exactly why this compilation book is one to be a part of as it will change the way people look at money, their business, their income from their career, and their lives.
In this book, there will be real stories shared, expert opinions and strategies taught to help our readers bust through their money stories, get out of debt, find freedom from a scarcity mindset, and learn how to create the abundance that we all want.
Apply today to be one of our inspirational authors if you have a money story that needs to be shared with the world.
Balance Schmalance- Can you really have it all?
Can you really have it all?
Some say yes and some say no! Which one are you?
Do you have a story of a breakthrough you had that has allowed you to truly master having it all? What was your success recipe?
Or do you disagree with the idea of having true balance, yet you do have a happy functioning household?
Or, are you none of the above?
Do you believe balance is achievable in this busy world?
If you have a story on either side of this topic and would love to become a co-author in my next compilation, this is your time!
I grew up in a household where we did eat dinner each night together. This nightly routine was very normal for our family. My mom worked outside the home and my dad was an entrepreneur and worked very long hours.
My life was balanced as far as I knew it growing up. However, as I married, worked full time, and began raising our three kids, the ideology of balance faded very quickly. Between demands of careers, kids activities, volunteer commitments, meal prepping, and all the other day to day things that crept in, I began to think of myself as a failure. It seemed that I could not do what others managed to do so seamlessly. This was before the days of social media, and I know what impact that has had on striving to have a seemingly “balanced” life.
Then, the true test day happened. My husband got his deployment orders. He was a United States Military reservist who had been recalled to go to Afghanistan. Our kids were 8, 5, and 3 at the time, and I felt like I had been throat punched. I was already busy...what was this going to be like? I figured I could do it all because that is what we do. That lasted all of 3 months! I was tired, stressed, and worn out. And did I mention I gained 20 lbs during those 3 months? Because I did.
I knew regardless of what anyone thought, I needed to reclaim my life for the sake of myself and my family. That was step 1 toward finding my balance. I emptied my calendar and took my kids out of all activities until I could reset and regroup. The short version is I implemented boundaries, asked for support, and was very clear with my friends of what I could do. Things changed, and I was restructuring my life to suit my needs for my health and new family situation.
I also learned balance was just a word and was different for each person and each family. We can not, and were not meant to, live in a box or live like everyone else.
The strategies and mindset I implemented almost 10 years ago have been daily practices in my life since then and most recently have been tested over the last 2 years as I have grown my business by 95% in 8 months. During that time I have also doubled my team while still working part time in my career, which I wholeheartedly love.
Is balance possible? There are many moving parts like beliefs, mindset, boundaries, communication, and overall life perspective. In this compilation, we are laying it all on the table with expert opinions, psychological insights, and opinions of what works and what does not.
If you’re ready to share your thoughts and experiences in regards to finding true balance, apply today for your interview to be a part of this life-changing truth compilation.
Obstacles Equal Opportunities Vol. 2
It is our hope that through the second Obstacles Equal Opportunities, you will feel the connection with yourself as well as with the other co-authors as you weave together a beautiful compilation of stories into one perfectly woven book.
You’ve been sitting with the idea of sharing your story for so many years wondering if your story is worthy enough or interesting enough to be shared.
Well now is the time. It’s time to take a step forward!
It’s time to share this moment in time with other co-authors who have experienced similar obstacles and have come out on top, just like you.
It’s time to take on this challenge and allow yourself to open up what can be done with your story - look for those opportunities that have come from your obstacle.