GIVEAWAY: The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention by Pamela Mitchell

I’ve been keeping the Attitude of Gratitude going post-Thanksgiving by reflecting on dreams that have already come true. For me, that list keeps growing and I’m forever grateful for everyone in my life who’s supported, encouraged, and loved me unconditionally in order for me to follow my dreams. Because of the good things that have come my way, I want to “pay it forward” by doing a series of giveaways starting this week.

I’ve mentioned this umpteen times before, but one of my very early interactions in one of my many career changes was with Pamela Mitchell. Pamela’s seminar was a turning point for me and is something I would refer to at many moments of indecision over the past decade. Thankfully, Pamela has turned her guidance and success stories (you can read mine starting on p. 124) into a book and I’ll be giving away not one, but TWO copies of it this week (to U.S. residents only for now).

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If you’re interested in snagging one of these FREE copies (valued at $16 on Amazon), please leave a comment below or e-mail me (click on “Contact” page for address) by 10pm ET Wed, 11/30/16 with the following:

  1. Your big dream for 2017.
  2. How you will “pay it forward” if your dream comes true (this could be in time, energy, or money).

Recipients will be selected at random and announced on Fri, 12/2/16. Best wishes and happy dreaming!

Note/disclaimer: This is not an ad. These are new items I’ve purchased with my own funds and want to give away in hopes of passing along encouragement and positivity to others. In doing this giveaway, I acknowledge a complete release of WordPress by each entrant or participant and that this is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, WordPress.

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This has been one of the toughest weeks of my life, and that’s saying a lot after having survived my year-long dietetic internship (blog post on that coming soon). For many reasons, which I will go into detail at some point in the future, I reached the end of this week feeling quite downtrodden and in need of some cheering up.

Usually, when I’m feeling low, I watch or listen to something that makes me laugh; but, this week, that wasn’t enough. No sooner did the sun peek through on my mood than the dark cloud started creeping back over me again. I began to realize that comedy was a bandage over my wounded heart and soul. Instead, I needed to be resuscitated, to be motivated, to revisit and be reminded of my will to move forward. So, I cracked open some of my old self-help books, bought some new ones, re-watched TED Talks on emotional and physical fortitude, looked at photos from my vacations, and read through many of my journal entries over the past dozen or so years.

Doing my best to honor the pain and sadness I was feeling at the moment, I also started focusing on my future endeavors and reflecting on my past achievements. I don’t often give myself props for much, but I can honestly say that I’m really proud of myself. I’ve taken a lot of chances and risks over the course of my lifetime and sometimes things went terribly wrong and sometimes things lined up perfectly; but, I can never say that I didn’t try.

And, so, try I will again to gather the strength to let the light back in so I can share, pay it forward, and shed some on others who may need it more than I do. Perhaps a part of my story will resonate with you or maybe you just need a little cheering up yourself right now, so I invite you to listen to a two-part interview I did earlier this year with Pamela Mitchell, founder and CEO of The Reinvention Institute, for her podcast, the fittingly titled, The Liftoff Project.

  • Click here for Part 1
  • Click here for Part 2

I met Pamela over a decade ago and she has helped shape and guide me as I navigated the many twists and turns my life has taken since then. In keeping with the theme of shaping, guiding, and cheering up, I plan to do a giveaway of her book The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention the week of November 28 over on my Instagram account, so please keep an eye out for it if you’re looking to pursue a little reinventing of your own.