How to Discover Your Passion & Make It Your Work by Sheree Keys

 

First of all. Let’s redefine work. Or should I say “passionate work”… From now on, I want you to seek work that fulfills you and allows you to live your passion. Because when you do, you will feel more alive and attract more abundance than you ever have in the JOB that you do just for the money.

So now that we have redefined work, I want to leave you with a step-by-step plan (and a back-up plan of sorts) because as you know… change doesn’t happen over night. It can happen really fast though the more you listen to the intuitive yearnings.

Step One – Identify Your Dream

Write out your dream. Can be short or long… but it has to make you be so excited that you are willing to lose sleep over it and you forget to eat! Not that I want you to do that all the time… I just want you to be that excited. 

Example:

“My current next dream is to have my own yoga/painting studio.”

Step Two – Visualize Your Success

Write out what this dream will look like. The more specific the details, the better.

Example:

“The name of my studio is Global Art Academy. My studio will have enough space to hold large classes of at least thirty people at a time. The space will be comfortable and beautiful. There will always be free fruit and fruit/mint infused water similar to the spa experience. I will hold daily/weekly classes for the public as well as train emerging professionals. I will also hold gallery exhibits for emerging and professional artists.”

Step Three – Move in the Direction of Your Dream

Take a concrete step towards the dream. Big or small. Doesn’t matter. Congratulate yourself!

Example:

“I trademarked company name and have delegated the logo design. I am currently taking yoga certification and I am painting regularly as well as taking online art classes too.

Step Four – Turn Your Concerns Over to God

This is the most important step. And you may need to do this step daily. All the doubts that pop up… say a little prayer to God about them and then let the doubts go.

Example:

“I will never be able to do a headstand or remember all this chanting! How on earth am I going to teach yoga!”

“God… I know you will help me improve each day and learn everything I need to be and do so I can inspire others in my yoga classes.”

Step Five – Follow the Guidance You Receive

Follow the divine guidance you receive… remember, these often come in the form of A HA’s and Downloads. They tend to be whispers, not shouts. So pay attention and move slowly through life when possible.

You will also know you are receiving divine guidance if you have a sense of calmness and certainty that at least the next step is a good direction. Not saying the rest of the steps (especially the unknown ones!) won’t give you a little anxiety—they might. But the next step is exciting and you are ready.

Intuitive divine guidance tends to be repetitive also… have you received this guidance before in your life?

And finally, opportunities will begin to flow in and open up for you when you are experiencing divine guidance.

Step Six – Surrender & Trust

Mama said there would be days like this. Remember to keep all the channels open (refer back to previous lessons) and to use all the “brains” in your body (head, heart, and gut) to help guide you along this very important journey.

Example:

“I am total student right now in all that I seek to teach down the road. That’s ok… I am in this for the transformational journey and I am ready to be molded no matter how uncomfortable this gets. I’ve been the student before and I accomplished so much by surrendering and trusting while in the rabbit hole!”

Step Seven – Appreciate and Enjoy the Life You Have

“I call gratitude the beginning and the end, because it is the most powerful way to start everything and the most humble way to end anything. Gratitude expressed for the things you have and the people you love informs the universe about what you desire to keep and what you want to bring into your life.”

- Kaarin Alisa

Kaarin says it perfectly I think. So every time you access your intuitive voice (we will talk more about accessing intuition in lesson 10) give heartfelt thanks for its presence in your life. Simply thinking or saying the following will do the trick. “Thank you God for bringing clear intuition into my life.”

Finally, it is also important to be grateful not just for your own voice, but also for the intuitive voices of others. Every time someone gives you advice and you hear the voice of intuitive wisdom expressed, thank them for the help.

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This article was excerpted from Sheree Keys program, Intuition 365 at http://intuition-institute.com/join-now. You may share this article as long as this paragraph is run with article. 

5 Reasons You Should Think About Publishing A Co-Author Book

Hello Divine Creators,

How are you? I hope you are doing wonderful!

Since we are about to close down registration on our new course Co-Author Book Publishing Secrets and I know how busy you are… I thought I would share “5 Reasons You Should Think About Publishing A Co-Author Book” because who doesn’t love a list!

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Reason One - You Want to Network & Build Life-Long Relationships With Other Professionals

One of the best parts of publishing 4 co-author books (over 120 authors!) has been the professional relationships that developed. Make sure you read the bottom of this page to see what I am taking about.

Reason Two - You Would Love to Have Other Amazing Souls Out In The World Marketing You and Your Brand

When I teach people how to build a network of over 80,000 people online, I always tell them about my little marketing angels-my books!  And co-author books are books on steroids because the marketing power is exponential compared to when I am publishing one of my books where I am the only author.

Reason Three - You Would Love to Manifest Money (95% of it Profits!) On A Project At Least Six Months Before The Project Needs To Be Completed & Expenses Incurred

These co-author projects are no-brainers when it comes to the numbers.  It costs me next to nothing to produce them and put them out into the world and people pay me thousands of dollars months before we publish to be in the book. I can’t think of a better project business model… can you?

Reason Four - You Love The Power of the Written Word & How It Can Inspire & Change Lives for Decades

One of my favorite stages of the entire process is reading and editing the chapters that the authors write on topics I chose that were close to my heart. When I went through a divorce… I worked on a book called Embracing Transitions. When I saw that we were leaving the Information Age and entering the Spiritual Age, I worked on a co-author book project called Finding Fulfillment in the Spiritual Age. Being able to make big profits with these books is just part of the reward. Changing lives indefinitely is a much bigger reward.

Reason Five - You Would Like to Leverage A Group of Promoters to Create a #1 Best Selling Book in Multiple Countries

And finally, it goes without saying, there are only a small percentage of people in the world who can say that they have a #1 best selling book under their belt or that they have been in a #1 best selling book series. Talk about a resume booster. With these co-author books, you have a chance at making this happen not only for yourself, but for all the authors too.

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If you haven’t checked out Co-Author Book Publishing Secrets course yet… you should before we are completely full-we estimate about 5 more days before we are full

 

Big hugs!
Sheree Keys

 

Creative Inspiration for the Week

 

 

Supporting You-One Transformation At A Time,

Sheri McConnell 2012

Sheree Keys – CEO, Author, Speaker, Painter

 

How to Publish a Co-Author Book (or Book Series) – Now Open

How to Publish a Co-Author Book (or Book Series) for Big Profits

And A Steady Stream of Leads for Years To Come

Welcome to a brand new 5 lesson program where I am going to share all the details on how I published 4 co-author books over the last four years that made me well over $150,000 in co-authors fees as well as they continually market my brand and send me leads. In fact, these little marketing angels will continue to bring me and my authors business for years to come!  

In addition, these books bring in residual income for me when I sell the books to consumers and the co-authors themselves who then turn around and resell them.

The most exciting part and where I make the most amount of money (hundreds of thousands of dollars) is when people buy these books and then end upcoaching with me, coming to my live events, and enrolling in my online/offline programs.

Unlike publishing your own book, a co-author book has a much better chance of doing well on the promotion side of things for the general author/publisher because you have many authors promoting the book at launch and for years afterwards.

And when you begin this co-author book project, you also get paid (essentially creating your own advance!) upfront 6 to 9 months before you even have to produce and promote the book.  

What this means is that I have leveraged (deposited in bank) anywhere from $30,000 to over $60,000 per book in author fees alone months and months before I even publish the book.

Two of the four co-author books I published since 2010 even hit #1 and stayed there for a while in multiple countries on Amazon using the marketing materials I provided for my authors.

In case you don’t know who I am, my name is Sheree Keys and I was the CEO of National Association of Women Writers for over 10 year. I learned a lot about how to write, edit, market, and publish all types of books (including co-author books) fast and easy. I also learned know how to keep my projects fun for the authors while creating a book that gave them career leverage.

In fact, my authors feel so blessed when they publish with me they end up being great friends, business colleagues, and they send me business by word-of-mouth for years to come too. See a few of their testimonials at the end of this page. I can’t wait to teach you how I do all of this!

Learn more now and hold your spot at 

http://www.shereekeys.com/publish-a-coauthor-book/

 

Why I Think Selfies Are Healthy

Hello Divine Creators,

How is your week so far?  It has been a busy one in my world… and just like “old friends”, I am dying to catch up with you on all the happenings because I know at least one of them might change your mindset or dare I say life for the better!

First, my new “limited access” program How to Publish a Co-Author Book (or Book Series) for Big Profits and A Steady Stream of Leads for Years To Come will open up on Monday

As many of you know I published four of these types of books over the last 4 years and made over $150,000 just on author fees alone. I am finally telling the public all the details and steps on how I do this. You will receive an email on Monday and registration is only open to the first 100 people and will not be offered ever again at this price. AND this program will only be $250. So make sure to watch for that email on Monday, June 23rd.  After the first 100 people, the price of the program will double when and IF I offer it again. 

Second is what we will call “A Selfie-bration!” (Thanks to Jenny G. Perry for this yummy title).

Here is a little background. Someone from my past (like 20 years ago) said something negative on the social networks about how many selfies I post. And honestly, it didn’t phase me because I know that negativity projected on to another is always a sign of un-love a person has for themselves. So I feel sorry for them in a compassionate way and remove them from future contact. But I started thinking about how other people could be easily swayed from celebrating their own beauty and they might shrink.

Here is my take on selfies… Sometimes, I love myself so much I take selfies. (It wasn’t always this way) but these days I am grateful that God created me and loves me and I think that it is perfectly fine to honor the divine beauty within myself.

In my opinion, only people who are struggling with their own self-love have a problem with selfies. To them I say, come here and let me tell you how amazing you are and how beautiful your soul is. Make art of yourself you amazing beauty!

 

 

I mean it! I challenge you right now to take a selfie and post it and show how much you love yourself. I don’t think it is healthy at all to judge people who love themselves. It just means somewhere along the way you were taught to shrink. I know because I was taught that too. I want to go against the anti-selfie movement and help people love themselves. One selfie at a time! I just want for people to stop the judging madness. If you ready to be part of the Selfie-bration, go to this Facebook thread and post your selfie along with all of these amazing women  who are also celebrating the divine within. 

 

Creative Inspiration for the Week

 

 

Supporting You-One Transformation At A Time,

Sheri McConnell 2012

Sheree Keys – CEO, Author, Speaker, Painter

PS

Did you download our brand new FREE Intuitive Business and Marketing Planner yet?  Please share with others too.  You can grab it here:  FREE INTUITIVE PLANNER or click on the graphic below.  ENJOY!

Success is Boring! Who Knew.

 

Hello Beautiful Souls,

You know why most people aren’t accomplishing their goals. Because FOCUSING can be boring. Yep, it is true. Dreams don’t work unless you do. Every. Single. Day.

As a person who has written or edited seven books now (including the new one below!), I can tell you that finishing a book project like this takes vision and consistent work for months. So remember, success looks exciting when you see the end result… but what many don’t tell you, is that is can be really boring getting there. I typically have many projects going on at once so I can have some excitement in some areas. Sometimes, I like to reward myself with the more exciting projects after I meet my deadlines for the day on the more boring projects.  Hope this strategy helps you reach your goals.

Did you grab your copy yet of The Power of Letting Go?

If you do plan on getting a copy soon, we would love for you to grab it today so my authors and I can reach #1 on Amazon sooner than later. ;) Thanks so much and just click on the link below to jump right over to Amazon and view the table of contents and more. This book was so healing for me and was such a joy to edit. I know you will love reading these stories too. 

  

 
Big hugs!

Sheree Keys

PS Here are just a few Excerpts from the book so you can get a taste of what you are going to experience when you purchase this book. Enjoy!

A Few Excerpts from The Power of Letting Go:
“As you live, you learn. As you learn, you grow.” – Alissa Jones-Duhon

“The bigger the transformation, the more we need to let go.” – Nicky Rolland

“Learning to let go develops a core resolve in one’s soul. I will not explain the brain chemistry of it all here, but what I do know simply, is this, that by letting go, you grow. You expand. A door closes on life in one way, making that choice completely unavailable now, so you must forge a new path. You must carry on and find a way to process your traumas, your transitions, your challenges and your “whys” in life. Sometimes you don’t ever get the “why” answered. How do we let go when we don’t understand? When we wonder, how could God let this happen? What was the purpose of this event, this trauma? Why me? When we let go, we allow ourselves, in turn, to receive. Receive something stronger, something greater. When we have open, empty arms they are now able to embrace something greater than our human lim itations. Whatever the object of our “clinging”, whether it be an unhealthy relationship or a business partnership we anxiously grip as it slips through our fingers, isn’t so much the issue as is the more important question, what are we now going to turn to? It’s called faith.” – Annette Filmer Landers

“Becoming aware of how you think, feel, and take action for yourself, lets you know how you can change to be extraordinary. If you criticize, judge, and treat yourself harshly, unconsciously you will replicate that same behavior towards others. If you feel that somehow you are not worthy enough, you will do too much for others to win their attention and love and become resentful and burned out in the process. You might also find yourself being too boastful, especially about your wealth, accomplishments, and centering the conversation on you. Similarly, if you are feeling unlovable, is it difficult to attract and keep a lover who treats you as the most cherished one in the world. Instead, you attract those who put you down, adding to your feelings of inadequacy.” – Mamiko Odegard, Ph.D.

“Who hasn’t gazed into the face of a newborn baby, examined the intricacies of a flower, taken in the smell of spring after a long winter, or bitten into a delicious piece of fruit and at some level recognized the delight that can only be an expression of divine love.” – Saira Priest

“When we step into our calling, we embrace with the infinite, where the imagined possibilities transform into reality. Each of us, being divine sparks ourselves, carry the same potential for delighting the creator when we let our flavors burst forth when called upon to carry out our mission.” – Saira Priest

“One significant aspect of letting go is embracing your vulnerability. I have found that most people do not inherently enjoy feeling vulnerable. Our society, specifically American culture, values strength, courage, and independence, often viewing vulnerability as a fundamental sign of weakness and the inability to persist. In reality, vulnerability is an integral part of intimacy, creativity, compassion, advancement, transformation, profoundness, resilience, wisdom, joy and emotional intelligence.” – Tanya Mundo 

 

Creative Inspiration for the Week

 

 

Supporting You-One Transformation At A Time,

Sheri McConnell 2012

Sheree Keys – CEO, Author, Speaker, Painter

PS

Did you download our brand new FREE Intuitive Business and Marketing Planner yet?  Please share with others too.  You can grab it here:  FREE INTUITIVE PLANNER or click on the graphic below.  ENJOY!