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You Can You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner
You Can You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner by Joel Osteen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I would highly recommend this book,! I’m not exactly sure what made me like exactly. A lot of the book features replays of some of Osteen’s TV sermons (with some new material). Normally that would turn me away in a book. All of that “positive psychology” along with material that I already heard before would have made me close the book. Strangely, it didn’t. Joel’ s infectious optimism coupled with practical advice drawn from the Bible and stories, kept me reading. Joel’s book is designed to get you in a positive mood.to do at least one thing that can improve your life.

Compared to the first book, it was a little more nuanced. It was more confident, more action-oriented, and more focused. As other reviewers have pointed out, it’s also more lecture than story. The difference is in the confidence with which Joel tells the story. It’s also less about “Do Step 1, Step 2, ” and more about “these are the qualities you should seek with a story and a Bible verse why you should seek it”.

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Karen Rowe is a ghostwriter and editor. Today on Lynn Serafinn’s Spirit Authors blog, she talks about the many ways authors deceive themselves.

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Originally posted on Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine:

By Cameron Conaway

“Grip, Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma, Consumption, Catarrh, Malaria, Fevers, Chills and Dyspepsia, of whatever form, quickly cured by taking Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey.” 1

- 1902


Wrapped Up In

What’s worse? I asked.

Fire brighter. Cold wins

She drummed words

out between beating

teeth. Body of bone

bundled in the ashes

of her skin then sealed

in the dazzling beads

of needing and sweat.

Her eyes are swathed

in jaundice yellow

but reach like ears

far beyond the bush 

to the crushing hum 

of the waterfall mask. 

A blanket of sound

that hides the way 

freezing now has her

heels denting dirt.

Please try to hold still

the doctor whispers.

Warm rag on forehead

like a kiss too brief

and barely too long.

I am she says as I will

Birdsong along the river.

A drum signals dinner.

The waterfall explodes.

Chickens cock-a-doodle.

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I get a lot of email from authors asking for my help. I love it, really.  The whole reason I do what I do is to help authors get their books into the hands of more readers. Any time I can help an author reach more people, it makes me happy. However, many of the emails authors send me are written in a way that makes it hard for me to help them. Reaching out—the right way A big part of my success has been the ability to surround myself with people who are way smarter than I am. Input from other au

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Finding new readers and growing your audience is often the most difficult and perplexing part of the author platform process. In my book Your First 1000 Copies, I define Outreach as simply “moving people from not knowing you exist to knowing you exist.” The vast majority of people don’t know that you and I — or our books — even exist. So what’s the answer to this problem? The fastest way to grow your own audience is to tap into someone else’s. We know this on a fundamental level. It’s why everyone wants Oprah to recommend their book. It’s why they want a spot on the Today show. Or to have a big name blogger review their book. If you’re able to do any of these things, your audience grows because you’ve been introduced to an existing audience. These are the fundamental truths of finding new fans of your work: You have to move people from not knowing you exist to knowing you exist The fastest way to do this is to get introduced to existing groups of people It sounds simple enough.

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Karmic Freedom

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Each turn of the karmic wheel,

brings smiles and tears of pain,

One moment we’re up, the next we’re down

Oh, how the Immortals must laugh at this game!

 

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