Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A Special Gift from Robin Jay, Author of THE ART OF THE BUSINESS LUNCH

As everyone knows, I run Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Book Tours. And I'm sure everyone knows how much heart and sweat and blood and tears I put into my little business on the net. And everyone knows by now that this is my life.

I was slaving away yesterday doing my "trying to get everything organized as it was the first day for the July authors to go on tour" thing and I got a very special package in the mail.

I was expecting Robin Jay to send me her book, The Art of the Business Lunch, so I knew immediately what it was. However, there was a little special something in there that really made an impact on me.

I knew she either made jewelry or franchised on her website at http://www.robinjay.com/, but never in all my dreams would I have thought she would have thought of me to include one of her pieces of jewelry in this package. Actually, it was two pieces of jewelry - one was a beautiful silver and copper(?) bracelet that had hearts running all around it (exquisite) and, another one, and this is the reason for my blog post today.

This other bracelet was silver and had a little smiling sun charm hanging off of it and is just the most beautiful thing, but it is the engraving that really made it super special.

Running around the entire length of the bracelet were the words, "Let go of yesterday, work on today and dream of tomorrow."

You know, as a writer and now as a tour coordinator, it's hard to stop and smell the roses. And, I think that's what a lot of writers experience so I know I'm not alone. But, these words really did make me feel great because I know I am living this philosophy. I have already let go of yesterday (with the exception of coming to terms with my mother's death many, many years ago and which I hope to solve when I go to California in September), and I still have dreams of tomorrow because I have goals which everyone should have to keep them motivated, and I am definitely working on today to achieve those goals.

My goals are simple. I want to be financially independent.

What that means is that I don't want to be an ordinary Joe Blow, trudging to that 9-5 job. I want to be that woman who is control of everything. And, I know it takes time and a lot of work to get there, but that is the goal I am working on.

Robin Jay's book, The Art of the Business Lunch, while I daresay I'll have those business lunches (of course, who's to say I won't?), teaches me how to take control and that's how you become the best you can be. I can't wait to start in it.

She also sent a book, The Power of Mentorship: The Millionaire Within by Don Boyer. Definitely a must-read sitting out under the trees in my swing this afternoon.

And, you know, this is what life is about. It's about happiness and striving to find that ticket to happiness that is there, only you just have to find out where you put it last. You used to be happy. I know you did. We all can look into our past and our present and remember what really made us so damn happy, we didn't know what to do with ourselves.

Capture that again.

Anyway, Robin Jay will be visiting Boomer Chick next month and I cannot wait.
If you want to visit her tour page (she's a wonderful and kind-hearted soul who knows what she wants and goes out to get it), visit http://virtualbooktoursforauthors.blogspot.com/2007/06/art-of-art-of-business-lunch-virtual.html.
Meanwhile, head over to www.robinjay.com/media/Robin_video.wmv and watch this classy lady in action.

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2 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful gift, and a wonderful gesture! I hope your dream comes true.

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  2. Dorothy, Robin is my sister and she sent me your link. I would be honored to help you connect to your mother to help resolve your grief. My web site is www.TerriJay.com

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