Live the Plan With Me Week of Feb 5

In this Lie the Plan with Me video, reveal a fun mind hack that can help you get more done and have more playfulness in your life! #BlissfulLife #planning #PlannerLove #PlannerCommunity

You may have seen plan with me videos in which someone shows herself laying out her planner stickers. This isn't that.

This video is about me sharing ow my week is going and helping you live the plan...with me.

One tip I share in this video is a m ind hack to help you get more done and make it fun at the same time

Watch the video now. Please leet me know if it helps, and also let me know what else you need to help you live your own plan.

to your #BlissfulLife!

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Dreaming Up Stories Literally!

Strange things can happen in dreams. Here’s how one became a best selling story! #BlissfulLife #WritersLife

Writing is a funny business. I never know what will spark my imagination It could be anything from a line on a TV show to a song lyric to an encounter at the grocery store to a misty morning...

to a dream.

Yep, I have actually dreamed up stories. The Assassin and the Prince, one of my fantasy novellas, is just such a tail...and tale.

While the purrsonality of feline assassin Aree owes inspiration to my former companion, Tica, that's where the connection to anything here in earth reality ends.

Cover of The Assassin and the Prince YA fantasy romance novela by Ronda Del Boccio

My Muse gifted me with an exquisitely detailed dream about this assassin who found what looked like a cush job, a short gig working for a family seeking a security guard to protect their son, who wanted to go on vacation without his parents.

Aree soon regrets her decision to take a job protecting a pampered young prince who seems to her little more than a spoiled brat of no substance.

For his part, the sheltered Crispin has never been around other sentient species, so he has a lot to learn about how to treat those who are different. (So do most humans living here on earth who need only encounter different nationalities and religions...but I digress.)

OK so I guess hat's another relation to reality.

The dream provided every detail of the story, including characters, fight scenes, conflict, and loads of funny bits. It's definit3ely a humorous paranormal story.

I will post an excerpt in a few days. You can read The Assassin and the Prince on any device. It's available both on Amazon and on Smashwords.

You never know what will come of a dream.

To your #BlissfulLife!

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Self Mastery Focus Word:Strength, Jan 29-Feb 4, 2017

My Word for the Year k, I select an aspect of power on which to focus my attention and intention. Read about this week’s word. #SelfMastery #strength #intention

My word for this year is Power. To help me live from my power, I choose a self mastery focus word each week. This week, it's "Strength."

Self-Mastery-Focus-Word

As I go through my life this week, I shall put my attention and intention on how I can doesn't just mean weight-lifting. Strength is about strong character, strong choices, strong nutrition.

Do  you have a focus word for the year? Let me know

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Meet Ronda Del Boccio at 5th Annual Meet the Authors Festival at Kimberling Area Library Sat., Feb. 4, 2017

#1 Amazon best selling author Ronda Del Boccio will be among over 30 authors at the Kimberling Area Library Meet the Author Festival Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 fro 9:30-2 in Kimberling City, Missouri #MeetTheAuthor.

It's so exciting to have a gathering of local authors with their books - to meet them in person, and maybe do some shopping!

I'm elated to be involved with the Meet the Authors Festival at Kimberling Area Library Sat. Feb. 4 9:30-1.

2017 Meet the Authors Festival

I'm a backup speaker in case someone cancels, but for sure you can meet me and maybe even get a book or 2...or 3...from me or any of the other authors.

I'll have books and cards there, plus a chance to win a fun prize.

You can download the PDF and read about all the authors here.

I can hardly wait to meet you!

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A Milliner, a Haberdasher, and a Scrivener Went to a Bar

A friend asked me wat a haberdasher was, and it got me thinking about cool words I haven’t seen since school (decades ago, ehem, ehem) Here are a few I remember. #wordplay

Does that sound like the beginning of an arcane joke?

The other day, somebody asked me what a haberdasher was, and I started thinking about words I haven't seen since school.

I don't recall when I first encountered Haberdasher, but I know  it was in a British story taking place a couple centuries ago. I associated it with gentlemens' hats, handkerchiefs, and the like.  The Canterbury Tales includes 3 of the notions peddlers.

Cool Words ya Just Don't See Anymore

I don't remember my first literary encounter with a milliner, but since ladies' hat-making isn't that big these days, it was also in an older story.

Where I met "scrivener" sticks out clearly inmy mind. IT was in a super-annoying story I had to read in sophomore year of high school, "Bartleby the Scrivener.." Maybe it says something that the story stuck out for well north of 3 decades, but not for the right reason. Scribes back in the day, writers in more modern parlance.

Here are a few other words I first met in grade school that aren't used in the same aspect today.

  • Ginger, as in careful (not the root),
  • Ecstasy as in supreme joy (not drugs), and
  • Elated, as in overjoyed (close cousin to ecstatic).

What out-of-date or out-of-time words do you remember from school? Add them to the comments below.

If you love words, come play Word Streak, Word Chums, or Words with Friends with me.

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Author Resources: Writing Inspiration, Tips, and Tools on Pinterest

If you’re an author wanting writing help, you’ll want to follow my Writing Tips & Skills Pinerest board. Details in this post #WritingTips #WritingSkills #NovelWriting #WritingABook

Looking for writing tips? I have a board called Writing Tips and Tools that's here to help!

If you need help in any of these areas, this is a helpful board to follow:

  • Novel writing
  • Short story writing
  • Character development
  • Plotting
  • Pacing
  • Word choice
  • Setting a scene
  • and more

Please follow my board, because every time I find a great resource, I share it with you

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Happ Mail from Run With Craft Scissors

I share a short video of me unboxing #happymail from Lesley, Run With Craft Scissors #planning #PlannerCommunity #PlannerLove

My "planner sister" & new budding friend Lesley sent me happy mail! She was thanking me for sharing her Etsy shop whenever I show a planner picture that includes stickers or clips I bought from her. Here's the short video.

I love the coffee clip, taco stickers, and coffee stickers I bought from her RunWithCraftScissors Etsy shop.. If you love planning, go check her out.

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Self Mastery Weekly Focus: Presence, 22-28 January, 2017

My self mastery weekly focus is “presence” this week. #SelfMastery #intention #planning #PlannerCommunity

Each week, I choose a focus of intention, and this week, it's presence..

I post my word in my planner just below the calendar. As I use it throughout the week, y word is right there for me. It helps me keep my intention in my awareness.

self-mastery-presenceAs I go through my week, I will put my attention upon being present - on being where I am when I'm there and not letting my thoughts wander elsewhere.

Have you ever had a focus word for the week? How has it worked for you?

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Live the Plan: 2 Easy Ways to Boost Motivation

Do you have trouble finding motivation to make your plans a reality? This video tutorial provides 2 SIMPLE tips to get our excited about living the plan. #BLISSfulLife #LiveThePlan #SelfMastery

I've had such a good time using a paper planner, decorating it with fun stickers, and being creative while I stay on task. But I recently discovered that a lot of people who ove creating a plan fall short on living the plan.

I'm a "plantser." Yes, I plan some things, but I can't be rigid. It just isn't in my nature. I'm also a "pantser" going by the seat of my pants. I think you can be both and have a super happy life, somewhat planned and organized and somewhat free-flowing and intuitive.

One of my planner friends said her issue was motivation. She said, "I have no real excuse."

No judgment here. Please don't call yourself lazy or any similar word if you fall into this category.

I gave it some deep thought, and I think the motivation issue may arise because of being too hard on yourself. Here is a video with 2 quick tips to help you live the plan! Watch now! Continue reading "Live the Plan: 2 Easy Ways to Boost Motivation"

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Living My Weekly Focus: Stewardship

Self mastery isn’t about swallowing a pill once. It means daily focus. Each week I choose a focus word/idea to consider throughout the weekk. Here’s what this week of focusing on stewardship was like for me. #BLISSfulLife #SelfMastery #LiveThePlan

In case this is new to you, each week I'm focusing on a word or idea, and this past week has been all about stewardship.

This was a fantastic focus for me. I considered whether decisions on what to do, buy, and experience was a wise use of my various resources.

Weekly Intention Focus for week of 1/1-7, 2017: Stewardship

It helped me be more thoughtful about bringing into my life experience elements that make me happy and use what I have well.

It affected me in little ways. For example, I was watching a movie I didn't enjoy, and rather than continue being dissatisfied watching it, I decided it wasn't entertaining and meant a poor use of my time resource. Had I been entertained, I would have continued.

I chose against a couple of purchases that, while cool, really wouldn't bring me closer to an experience I wanted, or happiness, or anything else.

What if everything you did moved you into a blissful life? How would that change things?

#LiveThePlan #BLISSfulLife

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Self Mastery Weekly Focus: Nourish, Jan 15-21, 2017

This week’s self mastery focus for me is “nourish.” Check it out and share yours! #BLISSfulLife #SelfMastery

I choose a new self mastery focus for each week, and this week, my word is nourish. Here's the picture of it in my planner.

Nourish: Self Mastery weekly focusThis week I will consider what nourishes me and make choices accordingly.

  • Nourishment isn't only about food. It includes:
  • People
  • Home environment
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Activities
  • Fitness
  • Hydration
  • Nutrition
  • Spirituality

Do you choose a weekly self mastery focus? Tell me in the comments!

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Imperfect Action Inspirational Quote

This is an inspirational quote about imperfect action to help motivate and inspire you! #BLISSfulLife #planning

"Imperfect action is better than perfect procrastination."

-- Ronda Del Boccio, blind award-winning author, artist, photographer, teacher and speaker

A close-up of a pink rose amidst lush greens serves as the background for this inspirational quote: "Imperfect action is better than perfect procrastination" -- Ronda Del Boccio, blind award-winning author, speaker, teacher, photographer, and artist. #BLISSfulLife, website WriteOnurpose.com: Photo by Ronda Del Boccio

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I hope this inspires you to take action in your planning, and in life!

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Don’t Just Plan: LIVE the plan Video tutorial

Did you ever spend a lot of time planning but then not follow the plan? Here are some tips for LIVING your plan #BLISSfulLife #LiveThePlan #planning #PlannerGirl #PlannerCommunity #PlannerNerd

I have learned that a lot of people who love planning aren't that great about making their plans a reality. That loses the point of planning.

Now, I'm a plantser...half planner, half pantser (as in "seat of the pants" in case that didn't make sense). I get most of the things I set out to do done. Not all, of course. Life happens sometimes, but most.

So if you can allow the blind to lead you, watch this video!

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Ronda’s Weekly Focus Intention: Stewardship Jan 8-14, 2017

Each week, I choose a #WeeklyFocus intention and put it in my #planner This week’s focus is stewardship. Here’s how I am applying this focus to my life. #Planning #BLISSfulLife

Each week on Sunday night  I choose an intention to keep front and center in my thoughts and intentions. This word or phrase goes in my weekly planner layout just below the calendar, at the moment.

This week, I am focusing on stewardship.
Weekly Intention Focus for week of 1/1-7, 2017: Stewardship

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Weekly Intention Debrief: What Do I Want to Experience?

I’m choosing a weekly focus of intention. This is how it worked for me last week with “What do I want to experience?” #intention #planning #PlannerCommunity #PlannerLove

Each week, I choose an intention on which to focus , and this past week, I contemplated what I want to experience.

focus on: What do I want to experience

I promised to come back and report on how having this focus affected me as I lived through my week. So here we go... Continue reading "Weekly Intention Debrief: What Do I Want to Experience?"

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Ronda’s Weekly Intention: What Do I Want to Experience? Jan 1-7, 2017

My first #WeeklyFocus #Intention of the new year is: What do I WANT to experience? See how I am working this into mhy life in this post. #planning #PlannerCommunity #PlannerLove #BLISSfulLife

I'm starting off the year with a paper planner for the first time in decades. One thing I decided to do was to hold an intention for the week. This word, question, or idea will be front and center every time I go into my planner to play. I will hold and contemplate this intention throughout each day.

Right now, I'm putting the weekly focus intention in my the far left column of my weekly planner spread, just below the monthly calendar.

focus on: What do I want to experienceThis week's intention

What do I want to experience?

Each day, I will focus on the kinds of experiences I desire, whether in food, time with friends, people, vacations, things, or health.

I don't love exercise, but I love having vibrant health, so after each workout, that is my focus. I want to experience strength.

I am saving pictures of experiences I want to have, such as trips to Hawaii, Ireland and Scotland.

While looking at the photo of me kissing a dolphin, I relive one of the best moment of my life and know I want to have a similar experience again, in the wild this time.

So that's how I'm working with my intention.

Do you have a weekly focus? If so, how is it working for you Please comment below.

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Need Help Deciding Your Planning Style?

In the first #planner post, I asked you to consider “What do I want to track in my planner?” Now, see how to turn that into your planner style so you can get stuff done! #PlannerLove #PlannerCommunity #PlannerNerd #BLISSfulLife

If you'd asked me about my planning style a couple months ago, I would have wondered what in the world you were talking about. I hadn't used a paper planner since the '90s. I went to using Google Calendar for appointments (still do).

While briefly sharing my planner story here, I'll show you how you can choose your own planning style based on your needs.
Dec26-31, 2016 Plan

Size Matters: What size planner is best?

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Ronda’s Monthly Plan for January, 2017

This is myt plan for January, 2017! I’m having fun using stickers to help mark events and add fun. #PlannerCommunity #PlannerNerd #PlannerGirl #PlannerLove #BLISSfulLife

I've just started using stickers and decoration to help me set up my January month-at-a-glance section of my planner.

Jan 2017 Monthly Planner for Ronda Del Boccio

Planner elements:

Make it a great month, and Happy New Year!

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Paper Planners: What Size and Style Do You Need?

Wondering what size planner you need? This post includes popular planner sizes and 4 questions to help guide you to planner nirvana. #PlannerLove #PlannerGirl #PlannerNerd

When I was looking into paper planners, I was struggling to figure out what type I needed. I wanted it small, but not too small. At first, I didn't know what I really wanted to plan either.

Planner-Pic

If you look in the Planner Love category, you'll see posts covering all that. Today is all about size, because...well...size matters!

Too big is cumbersome. Too small is hard to write in. What's your "Goldy Locks" size?

I found this helpful infographic that shows sizes. Click the image or here to see the original source. This isn't my work.

I got a personal size planner, then decided that's good for carrying around, but not big enough to work well for me as someone with limited eyesight and a penchant for decorating my planner!

I got a Happy Planner. This graphic  doesn't have my Happy Planner in it, though. Those pages are 7 x 9.5.

I am (so far...and it's new...) keeping my Happy Planner at home and using it to track everything from the weather and moon phase to gratitude to weekly focus to my writing, blogging and social media schedule. I go through that in a different post, though.

How to decide what planner size you need

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Getting the Most Out of Google Calendar: It’s Not Just for Appointments Anymore

Did you know you can do a lot more than just set up appointments in GOogle Calendar? Learn how to make the most of it in this post #PlannerLove #Planning #TimeManagement #GoalSetting

I have mentioned it before, but in case you haven't met me...I SUCK at time. I mean, I can think I'll come up out of a project in 10 minutes to, say, have lunch with mo, but if I don't set a date and time, I may emerge a couple hours later, oblivious to the passing of time until something outside me brings it crashing down on me.

So I need an electronic calendar to poke me and make sure I know that in 15 inutes I need to be on a call, or walking over to Mom's for lunch, or starting the pressure cooker, or whatever.

I love using Google Calendar for keeping my time on time, and it's not just an appointment book anymore. There are lots of cool things to do with it..

Google Calendar

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Book Review of Break Your Self Help Addiction by Brian D. Ridgway

Welcome to another #BookReview by #1 Amazon best selling author & top #BookReviewer Ronda Del Boccio. This one is a self-help book called Break Your Self-Help Addiction by author, speaker, mentor and #spellbreaker Brian D. Ridgway.

Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. I share well-written books. I highlight what makes each good from the reader’s perspective, and reveal what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers. This time, it's a nonfiction self-help book titled Break Your Self-Help Addiction: The 5 Keys to Total Personal Freedom by Brian D. Ridgway.

Break Your Self-Help Addiction by Brian D. Ridgway is a book to be EXPERIENCED, not just read.

-- Ronda Del Boccio, #1 best selling author & speaker

Hawaii

Here's the book info from Amazon.

Break Your Self-Help Addiction by Brian D. Ridgway

Break Your Self Help Addiction: The 5 Keys to Total Personal Freedom by Brian D. Ridgway

Stop Working on Yourself. Step Into True Freedom. Today.

What if self-improvement is booby-trapped?

And what if there is actually a way to change your life – in all areas, all at once – by finding and shifting the ONE hidden issue that has been creating all of the stuckness all along.

Coming out of an abusive childhood and then living with the outcomes of that on-going pain, the author invested over $300,000, 30+ years and tens of thousands of hours on self-help, personal development, and business/money/success courses – as his life got worse and worse.

Finding himself homeless, desperate, suicidal, and stuck, he experienced an awakening that took him from homeless to living the dream in Hawaii in less than 90 days. In that awakening, he was given the Level 5 Paradigm.

Since that “miracle moment,” he has been able to help people around the world to take their first steps into true freedom.

Break Your Self-Help Addiction: The 5 Keys to Total Personal Freedom will help you to:

Access your Infinite Intelligence, Limitless Power and Ever-Present Guidance

“Shake off” chronic anger, sadness and fear in seconds.

Spot and dissolve the “hidden lie” in the majority of self-improvement work.

End the cycle of hope > investment > disappointment of self-help junkiedom.

Eliminate "the illusion of problems."

Get permanently “unstuck” and begin to consciously create the body, health, business, wealth, relationships, life and world of your dreams.

Is this just another self-help book?

Any book's value is in the eye nad mind of the beholder. I'm someone who has been into self development since my first set of Nightingale-Conant cassette tapes back in the 80s. While I definitely gain insights from everything I read (whether self-help or not), I have to say Brian D. Ridgway's approach is top notch.

My Real-Life Miracle Thanks to Brian Ridgway

I've been familiar with Brian for a few years now. I invested in his first online mentoring program. What I found back then and since with his Level 5 Mentoring is that I was able to uncover and clear hidden beliefs and blocks I didn't even know were there. I've made overnight changes in a relationship with a family member that had been challenging for 30 years. That was downright miraculous to me, and it was all aobut me cutting through STUFF. His teachings helped me more than anyone else's in that situation.

So imagine how happy I was to see that he finally (after some strong nudges from me over the years) published his first book. I don't hand out 5-star reviews lightly. Look at them and you'll see some low stars amongst them...

What Makes  Break Your Self-Help Addiction a worthy read?

Continue reading "Book Review of Break Your Self Help Addiction by Brian D. Ridgway"

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Ronda’s Weekly Focus Dec. 25-31: I Wonder

Do you hold an intention on which to fcus your attentijon during the week? It’s something I’ve started tracking in my planner. Here’s this week’s focus: I Wonder. #PlannerLove #Planning #PlannerGirl #SpellBreaker

One of the things I've started doing in my planner is having a weekly focus. This is something for me to pay attention to throughout the week. It appears just below the month calendar in the left column of my Happy Planner.

I like having a focus written right there for me to see as I mark things in my planner. It reminds me not to lose track of my intention.'

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My inspiration for this week's focus comes from best selling author Brian Ridgway. His new book is Break Your Self-Help Addiction.

Part of his spell breaker work asks you to question, stay curious and open, so this week my focus intention is "I wonder."

This leads my mind to many adventures. Continue reading "Ronda’s Weekly Focus Dec. 25-31: I Wonder"

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BLISSful Life: Paper or DIgital Planner?

Thinking of getting a paper planner, or not sure if you need one? This post gives you a critical question to ask and a specific activity to help you decide. #PlannerLove #PlannerNerd #PlannerCommuinity #PlannerAddict

How do you keep track of your day, the things you need to do, the appointments, and all the muchness of living Do you use a paper planner or an online calendar...or both?

I used to keep a paper planner back when I had jobs with meetings and trips, but I got away from it as an author. A couple months ago, I decided to switch things up and have a paper planner AND Google Calendar to help me keep my life BLISSful.

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I SUCK at time. I can think something happened yesterday and maybe it was 3 months ago. I may tell someone I'll be done in 10 minutes, then get wrapped up in a project (or writing a story) for hours.

That's just how I roll, like it or not. As a friend of mine says, "Time isn't even a magazine in my house." So I need to compensate.

The GREAT thing about online calendars

I use Google Calendar, and I love it. It's great for keeping me on track with specific times I need to do things like:

  • Writing contest . entry deadlines
  • Due dates
  • When to start getting ready or leave
  • Reminders (more on that soon).

I love Google Calendar. It's so versatile. I like the notifications, reminders, and goals available. I'll go into how I use it in a separate post. for now...

Here's what I love about Google Calendar in brief:

  • Color coding events (to match the purpose of the activity)
  • Customizable notifications beore the event
  • Ability to invite others.
  • Remibders
  • Goals
  • And it's free

And all that's great, but I decided I need to keep track of more in my life than just the time I need to do things. I wanted to keep track of things like moon phase, weather, what I accomplished, a weekly focus, gratitude and more. So I got a paper planner.

Here's a key question to help you decide how and why to plan, on paper or online: Continue reading "BLISSful Life: Paper or DIgital Planner?"

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Author: What Is Your Vision for Your Writing?

What is your vision for your author journey? Please partake in this visioning meditation as you plan create your future. THis is my gift to you!

It's good to check in with oneself from time to time and reconnect with your goals and vision that you have for yourself as an author.

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You might ask yourself questions like these:

  • Why am I writing?
  • What do I want to accomplish with my work?
  • What do I consider success?

I did a visioning meditation. I'm giving it to you here. You may listen now or download, but know this...if you don't make an appointment with yourself, you'll just keep being too busy.

Journal As You Dream

Journaling as you craft your ideal future, whether for the coming season, year, or lifetime, is an excellent tool. You can get in touch with your hidden desires, goals and needs this way.

Here are some helpful ihints:

  1. Keep a blank page.
  2. Don't constrict yourself to a certain format.
  3. Write, draw, doodle..let the ideas flow.

So, give yourself an hour to meditate/ponder and plan. Here's the audio. Enjoy!

If you aren't seeing the player (because you're seeing this on another site besides WriteOnPurpose.com), here is the download link.

Download the Visioning Meditation NOW.

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Amazon Changes Review Policies

The big whale Amazon has just changed its policies regarding getting product reviews. Here are the details and links back to Amazon. #ProductReview #Reviews

I've done a lot of product and book reviews. I used to HAVE to disclose it if I received a discounted or free product in exchange for a review. Now, that's a no-no. The review clubs like Giveaway Service and Tomoson also seem to be forbidden too, though I still get offers from them.

Yep...Recently, Amazon just made a GIGANTIC change to their review policies. They didn't change it for books, but they did for anything else. Now, you can't get a free or reduced price item in exchange for an honest review (except a book).

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Here is some of the language from their policies. Full link follows:

Promotions and Commercial Solicitations

In order to preserve the integrity of Community content, content and activities consisting of advertising, promotion, or solicitation (whether direct or indirect) is not allowed, including:

  • Creating, modifying, or posting content regarding your (or your relative's, close friend's, business associate's, or employer's) products or services.
  • Creating, modifying, or posting content regarding your competitors' products or services.
  • Creating, modifying, or posting content in exchange for compensation of any kind (including free or discounted products) or on behalf of anyone else.
  • Offering compensation or requesting compensation (including free or discounted products) in exchange for creating, modifying, or posting content.
  • Posting advertisements or solicitations, including URLs with referrer tags or affiliate codes.

The only exceptions are:

  • You may post content requested by Amazon (such as Customer Reviews of products you purchased on Amazon or received through the Vine program, and answers requested through Questions and Answers). In those cases, your content must comply with any additional guidelines specified by Amazon.
  • You may post an answer to a question asked through the Questions and Answers feature (but not a question itself) regarding products or services for which you have a financial or close personal connection to the brand, seller, author, or artist, but only if you clearly and conspicuously disclose the connection (e.g., "I represent the brand for this product."). We automatically label some answers from sellers or manufacturers, in which case additional disclosure is not necessary.
  • You may post content other than Customer Reviews and Questions and Answers regarding products or services for which you have a financial or close personal connection to the brand, seller, author, or artist, but only if you clearly and conspicuously disclose the connection (e.g., "I was paid for this post."). However, no brand or business may participate in the Community in a way (including by advertising, special offers, or any other "call to action") that diverts Amazon customers to another non-Amazon website, service, application, or channel for the purpose of conducting marketing or sales transactions. Content posted through brand, seller, author, or artist accounts regarding their own products or services does not require additional labeling.

Book authors and publishers may continue to provide free or discounted copies of their books to readers, as long as the author or publisher does not require a review in exchange or attempt to influence the review.

For more information and examples, read About Promotional Content.

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Here's more about promotional content:

About Promotional Content

In order to preserve the integrity of Community content, promotional content - i.e., an endorsement by someone with a financial or close personal connection to what they're endorsing - is only allowed in limited circumstances, and must always be clearly and conspicuously disclosed as promotional content if not obvious from the context.

Because Customer Reviews and Questions and Answers are meant to give customers genuine product feedback from fellow shoppers, different guidelines apply to those features. The guidelines and examples below supplement our Community Guidelines regarding promotional content.

Promotional Content in Customer Reviews

Our goal is to capture all the energy, enthusiasm, and feedback (both favorable and critical) that customers have about a product while avoiding use of reviews to advertise, promote, or mislead.

To help illustrate, here are a few examples of reviews that we don't allow:

  • A product brand posts a review of their own product
  • A customer posts a review in exchange for cash, a free or discounted product, a gift certificate, or a discount off a future purchase provided by a third party
  • A customer posts a review in exchange for entry into a contest or sweepstakes or membership in a program
  • A customer posts a review of a game in exchange for bonus in-game content or credits
  • A relative, close friend, business associate, or employee of the product creator posts a review to help boost sales
  • A customer posts a review of the product after being promised a refund in exchange for the review
  • A seller posts negative reviews about a competitor's product
  • An author posts a positive review about a peer's book in exchange for receiving a positive review from the peer

Although products may be provided to customers for free or at a discount, and those customers may write reviews, any attempt to influence or manipulate reviews is prohibited, including conditioning any future benefit on writing a review or the content of the review. Benefits include but are not limited to: future opportunities to receive free or discounted products, continued membership in a program or club, cash rebates or gift certificates, entry into contests or sweepstakes, bonus digital content or credits, and ratings or referrals that may affect the recipient's chances of receiving other benefits.

Here are a few examples where a review is not permitted:

  • The customer's eligibility to receive free or discounted products or other benefits in the future depends on their review
  • The customer's continued membership in a program or club depends on their review
  • The customer is a member of a review club where sellers or brands give the customer ratings or refer the customer to other sellers or brands based on their review
  • The customer is a member of a review club where they are asked to register their Amazon public profile so that sellers or brands may monitor their reviews of products offered through the club

The following reviews are generally allowed, provided they comply with the above guidelines:

  • A customer writes a review of a product purchased using a discount generally available to all Amazon customers, such as a Lightning Deal.
  • A customer writes a review of a product received for free at a trade show, convention, or other similar venue where the provider does not monitor whether the customer writes a review or condition any benefits on writing a review or the content of the review.

Although promotional content is restricted in Customer Reviews and Questions and Answers as described above, there are other ways in which products may be promoted to customers. In all cases, the poster must clearly and conspicuously disclose their financial or close personal connection if not obvious from the context.

To help illustrate, here are a few examples:

  • An author or publisher may post content in the book description, About the Author, and Editorial Reviews sections of the product detail page. To learn more about these features, visit Author Central. In this case, no additional disclosure is necessary.
  • An author, artist, seller, or brand may submit content regarding their own products to their followers using their official account. In this case, the connection between the poster and the products is obvious, so no additional disclosure is necessary.
  • A relative of an author may submit content to their followers as long as their relationship with the author is disclosed in the content (e.g., "Check out my spouse's new book!").
  • Anyone may submit content to their followers in exchange for compensation as long as it is clearly and conspicuously disclosed (e.g., "I was paid for this post", "I received this product for free in exchange for this post").
  • Anyone may post comments on Customer Reviews or Questions and Answers as long as any financial or close personal connection to the product is clearly and conspicuously disclosed.
  • Eligible vendors and authors may use Amazon Marketing Services to promote their products through Amazon Pages, Product Display Ads, Headline Search Ads, and Sponsored Products, subject to those programs' requirements.

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Anyone have experience with navigating these new muddy waters?

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Ronda Del Boccio

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

PS: IF you're an AUTHOR: before you go - Join NOW for FREE Tools for Writers!

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  • 7 Ways to Earn Money While Still Writing Your Book" special report and video mini-class
  • 7 Ways to Make Your Book Irresistible" special report and video mini-cl
  • Invitations to FREE right-to-the-point classes on everything from book marketing to e-publishing to social media for authors.
  • Free weekly author success tip delivered to your inbox
  • and more!

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