For the month of July my book, "Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life" will be available at a special price for the ebook version.
If you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other mobile device, for a limited time you can get your copy for $2.98 instead of the regular ebook price of $5.95.
Simply use coupon code "SSW50" to get your copy. (The coupon is only available for purchases at the www.Smashwords.com website.)
Here's a chapter excerpt:
Creating Your Vision
So, how do you start using these success traits in your life? It may seem difficult at first to adjust to a new way of thinking, but like anything it will take practice. You have to be willing to keep going even when things seem difficult or you have no visible evidence that there are any changes happening. This is what separates those who are successful from those who spend their lives dreaming about it.
Begin by sitting in a quiet place and closing your eyes. Set aside time for yourself so that you can go within and really visualize your dream.
Picture your ideal career, job, business, love, new home…put yourself in the middle of it. Engage all of your senses, not just seeing but tasting, feeling, smelling—all of your senses. Allow yourself to experience everything without judgment. Don’t think about whether this is really possible, or criticize yourself for having these desires.
Just let the pictures unfold and accept that this is what you really want. Start off with five minutes, then 10, then 15 minutes at a time. Do this everyday. Once you have the vision defined, get a notebook and write down what you’re seeing and feeling. Pretend it’s one year in the future and you’re writing about what has happened now that your vision has become real. Describe the entire experience as though you were writing to a friend about how things are now that you are living this ideal life.
If you ever have cause to doubt, go back to your letter and reread it. Feel free to tweak it and make changes if you desire. It is perfectly normal to find that your original thoughts give way to something else once you allow yourself to dream. It’s like peeling away layers—you go you may find there are desires that you had no idea were hidden there.
Be honest with yourself about what it is you want., otherwise, you’ll have conflicting desires and your results will be just as conflicted.
“What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.” -Henry David Thoreau
Excerpted from "Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life" (hard copy available on Amazon.com).
Only until July 31st: use coupon code "SSW50" to get your copy of the ebook version from Smashwords at the special price.
Writer and coach Deborah A. Bailey is author of the book, "Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life." Her company, DBC Communications provides coaching, workshops and books about entrepreneurship and personal development. Deborah is the host of "Women Entrepreneurs Radio," a weekly internet radio talk show where she provides candid discussions with today's top entrepreneurs, authors and industry experts. www.dbaileycoach.com