I am excited to introduce the artist who designed the awesome cover of my book!!!! David Trumble!!! He was invited to speak at the recent TEDxYouth@DesMoines- David Trumble- "The Journey to Indifference and Beyond" - I will share more on how we came up with the beautiful cover and it's meaning later... Enjoy this video!
I would like to share a little bit of my book with you. I have set up the book as a 365 day journey to discover, design and then actually begin living the life of your dreams! You can simply take a few minutes each day to read one page of inspiration, information and an action step.
Day 1 Dream
Everyone has a dream. You may not be able to describe it. Maybe you have forgotten it. You may even think your dream is no longer possible. But it is there, waiting to be discovered. Try to recall the dreams of your childhood. Spend a few minutes with a five-year-old child, and you will get the idea of how to let go and really dream! Ask him or her, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The ideas come so easily for a child: a firefighter, ballerina, secret agent, doctor, teacher, professional athlete... One of the most important rules of happiness in life is to do what you LOVE. But discovering that dream, your contribution to the world, that perfect job, or what you are meant to do in life isn't always so easy.
What I mean by dream is following your heart's desire to what you truly love to do, your passion. Dream BIG, and describe it in detail. Find something that you want so badly that you wake up in the morning thinking about it and can't wait to get up and do. Dreams are the WHY that drives you - fuel for your soul. Dreams can be big or small, tangible or intangible. With out vision or a dream, we are not going to truly live; we will only survive. Dare to dream! Your dream may be to work in a certain profession or live in a particular place. Or your dream might involve simple things: to have more time to work in your garden, spend more time with family or friends, have time for walks, or to read books. Keep a journal, and create a dream or vision board: add to it and look at it often. Follow your passion, and you will be following your purpose.
Action: Spend some time meditating, praying, and thinking about your life. Purchase a journal and begin writing down your thoughts and dreams.
Yeah! Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m. at The America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri I sold my very first book!!! I am so excited and anxious to find out how my book will add value to your life! It was a wonderful experience, chit chatting and signing books, taking pictures and hearing your stories! Thank you all so very much for buying my book! Now CONGRATULATIONS for buying my book! I KNOW if you follow the concepts and activities YOU WILL be living the life of your dreams soon!!!!
PLEASE connect with me! I really, really want to be with you during the 365 day journey of This Is Your Year! As we all connect, we can encourage others to join us and create a Dream Life Revolution! The more people who are pursuing God's plan for their life, the better place the world will become!!! How does this happen? One person at a time!
Let's connect! How? Please leave comments here, on the Blog & sign up for the RSS feed...
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Twitter: I am just getting into tweeting so I hope you will try Retweeting... @shellyaristi #YourYear
My email is ShellyAristizabal@gmail.com & my cell # 239-777-3807.
I think Social Media is a fabulous way to connect with people! Please keep in touch. I truly believe by sharing our personal stories, kind words, feelings, struggles, victories and more - we can inspire someone else to do the same. I know we can make a difference - one "starfish" at a time!!! "See" you on the web!!!
I am so thrilled to thank all of the wonderful people who took a chance and bought my book!!! I sold 100's more than I ever dreamed possible and I pray that the words inside will make an impact on your life.
Please don't just read the book! Interact with it. Underline it. Write down your own thoughts in the margins and make notes. Make it YOUR book. Personalize it! I know the books that have helped me the most are the ones that I reacted to, not simply read.
As you have discoverd, the book is a 365 day journey. I took 52 "topics" and I spend 6 days covering different ideas, thoughts, philosophies, inspiration, motivation, information, stimulation and then offer an action step each day to help you create an emotional connection with the topic/point/tip I am sharing. Every 7th day is a reminder to keep your dream in front of you...
PLEASE share your open and honest thoughts as you dive into this journey to discovering, then designing and finally living the life of your dreams!!!
Thank you again - I appreciate that you made the decision to trust that I had something important to offer you!
Lots of Love,
Rex Crain is an amazing inspirational & motivational speaker, Life Coach and Author of Life Lift! I met him and his beautiful wife, Katrina, several years ago when he was the Keynote Speaker at an event I attended.
I sat next to Katrina at lunch and simply began chit chatting. I asked her if she was involved with Rex's speaking business and she told me she had just launched her new magazine at the Miss USA Pageant - www.UnlockMagazine.com . As she shared about how she created this magazine to empower young women to unlock their true potential, I just knew I wanted to be a part of it! So Katrina asked me if I was a writer, and I said I enjoyed writing and that I had always wanted to write a book. She said why don't you send me something, she would love to have me participate.
I went home and wrote my first article - she liked it exactly as I had written it!!! WOW! I've submitted many over the past few years! So, as you can see, I am VERY,VERY grateful to both Rex and Katrina Crain! They truly launched my hidden passion for writing and here I am a published author of a book!!!
Isn't it amazing how, if you are truly on the path to the plan God has for you, doors are opened, people show up, the road is sometimes effortless and miracles happen everyday!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Love you both!!
My first look at my completed book!! I arrived in St. Louis, MO Thursday morning for the MonaVie International Convention (I am one of the top leaders of this incredible Community Commerce company and they welcomed me to launch my book at this event with 7000 people)! I waited, and waited all day for the books to arrive and just as we were being picked up by the limo to attend the Black Tie event, I received the call that my books had arrived!!! Ed & I rushed over so I could get the first look at my book!!! WOW! My heart was pounding and I was very emotional!!!
It is SO cool to work hard and share something so important and very personal (with, of course, a chance that maybe no one will like it) then actually see it, hold it and now share it with the world!!! I've spoken with several other authors and having a desire to write a book is similar to the feeling of birthing a baby...
So, here it is, my baby!!! I hope you order it and PLEASE share with me your open and honest thoughts!
So excited!!! The books look awesome! I have to pinch myself to know that I am awake!!! It is amazing that I had a Big Dream to write a book, I believed that God had given me the talent and skills and the favor to complete it. I took the daily action to do the research and write it and here it is!!! I am posting photos from the official launch in St. Louis, MO on Facebook - Shelly Pryor Aristizabal & Shelly Aristizabal and Twitter @ShelllyAristi #YourYear and I will begin posting on this site when I get to my computer!!!
Thank you for your support & I hope you will enjoy the book!!!
I have always been a very avid reader. I loved to read of adventure and mystery novels - when I was a kid Nancy Drew was my idol! I just knew someday I would travel the world as a super sleuth!! Ha!
The very first book I read that really made an impact on my future was given to me by a stranger on an airplane. I was 20 years old and had just started my career as a Sales Representative in the Golf & Tennis industry. It was very much a male dominated industry - men sales reps selling to men golf pro's - so here I was a young, naive girl, fresh out of the corn fields HA HA HA!
I was on a flight to my first sales meeting with the company who was willing to take a chance on me (I was paid 10% commission and I paid 100% of all my expenses - what did they have to lose?) I sat next to an older gentleman and we chatted the entire flight. He gave me some great advice about creating success in sales, he opened up his briefcase and pulled out a beat up copy of The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino and gave it to me. Over the years I have re-read the book several times - I enjoy the philosophy of creating habits that will lead to a life of abundance and success with the message of "do it now"!
Mandino composed The Legend Of The Ten Scrolls. They are:
Scroll I - The Power of Good Habits
Scroll II - Greet Each Day With Love In Your Heart
Scroll III - Persist Until You Succeed
Scroll IV - You Are Natures Greatest Miracle
Scroll V - Live Each Day as if it Were Your Last
Scroll VI - Master Your Emotions
Scroll VII - The Power of Laughter
Scroll VIII - Multiply Your Value Every Day
Scroll IX - All is Worthless Without ActionScroll
X - Pray to God for Guidance
I hope you will read this great classic!
I am not brilliant. I listen to and read and learn from brilliant people. Everything shared in this book is some of my best thinking done by others…I included in the back of This is Your Year a list of my “mentors from afar” and I encourage you to read books and learn the life lessons from the greatest thought leaders of all time! I write and share a lot of thoughts and ideas from them, simply put into my own voice, because I feel as though I need to learn the information as much as anyone. We learn more, the more we learn!
I really, really wish I had been exposed to this information when I was in my twenty’s…
How do you define success? Earl Nightingale says "Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile goal or dream." Success is not all about making tons of money - a stay at home mom, a teacher, a volunteer, a social worker... if happy and fulfilled is a success in life.
I believe success is doing the things you know will benefit you and the people you love. Following your passion and doing what you love and having a sense of accomplishment everyday creates success in life. So you may say that success is determined by your daily agenda, today matters – you are either preparing or repairing… I also believe success is based on your personal growth - physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and financially - it needs to be intentional every day.
Finally, success is determined by your attitude. A positive attitude of gratitude to start your day will create a mindset of success. If you have a dream, if you believe, then take action, you will achieve success! You can do it!
This is Your Year... To Design & Live the Life of YOUR Dreams!
Community Commerce Leader, Author, Speaker, Nutrition & Fitness Coach
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