5 Biz Lessons Learned by LáTanyha Boyd, #RockYourBrandCEO

LATBOYD Brand Knowledge added value nw (8)What is your #1 Life/Biz Lesson Learned? One of my greatest lessons learned early on in Business/Life is to “Work Smarter-Not Harder!”We all need a system in place to stream line our daily activities and/or work.-Listed below are some of my suggestions, that I find to be very helpful:

Social Media Automation

Social media Automation is ‘KEY’- This free’s up your time, yet allows you to be consistent in giving your Brand a Voice.

  • Automation Software and Apps: The easiest way to automate social media is by using automation software and apps. These include HootsuiteBufferSproutSocialHubSpotSocial Oomph and Social Flow. Each tool may have unique features of their own, but essentially they all allow you to schedule social media posts in advance and monitor your accounts when someone mentions your brand or leaves a comment. Tools like Zapier and IFTTT. Basically, these resources make it possible for apps, systems and websites to talk to each other. For example, you can create a “zap” that automatically posts new WordPress posts into your Facebook page.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: As a Marketing Book Coach, I find myself answering the same questions constantly from clients. What I started to do was, create a PDF  File list of frequently asked questions to refer my clients to. This will save time for you to be productive in other ways in your business.

By way of a recommendation I would select one tool and see if it’s a good fit for your business needs. Bonus if you’re on the go like myself most of these tools have apps allowing you to stay up-to-date with your community.

Taking Mini Breaks

  • Break-Free & Take-Time-For-Self: Give yourself a break every once in awhile throughout the day to restore your natural state of harmony/calm and to rekindle your creativity. Structure your day to take advantage of your peak performance times.
  • Healthy Meals & Exercise and Fresh Air: Eat healthy meals, drink plenty of water, even go for a walk. You may even take 5-10 minutes during lunch time and get some fresh air. With a bit of exercise during the work day, you can help you actually focus longer during the day.

Guard Your Time

  • The Power in Saying No: You are the only one who can guard your time. There are only a certain number of hours in a day, and you can’t fill them up with things that don’t benefit your business. It’s hard for some people to ‘Say No.’ Instead, you might find it easier to say no, because you’re saying “yes” to something else more important. You have to guard your daily calendar like a guard dog, or you won’t be very efficient.
  • Learn To Delegate:Outsourcing is a great in working smarter not harder- Try a virtual assistant or hire a freelance writer to do some of your tasks to free yourself up for revenue-enhancing work. Delegate tasks to interns are applauded as the driving force behind a successful company. They learned that working smarter not harder is essential in business.

Daily Task Rituals

  • Peace Be Still:  Allow time for self care by practicing daily journaling, meditation, prayer, exercise or some other form of quiet time just for you where you can go to reflect, plan, relax and envision your day ahead.
  • Daily Task Manager: Arrive early to the office this will allow you to relax from morning travel-getting the kids off to school-etc. Before starting your work, begin your day with a ritual that will help ease your mind. I do a breathing exercise (Breathe In-Breathe Out this helps to clear the morning clutter of stinkin-thinking) This could also be a time that you enjoy a cup of tea, coffee, read the paper or just relax outside for a few minutes. At the end of the day, you should have a closing ritual too. Make a list for the next day, straighten your desk or back up the computer.

Good Night’s Sleep

  • A Restful Evening: Small breaks and power naps can never replace a good night’s sleep. A suggested six to seven hours of sleep at night is deemed best in order to work at peak productivity. A tired body and mind may not get work accomplished, as well as a rested body and mind can. While there might be times you need to get up early, you may want to counter that with an early bedtime to protect your sleep.

 

lt-hs-nw-bwjewelsEmpowerment Coach | Missionary |CEO of #RockYourBook |Founder of #RockYourBrandCEO|4x’s International Bestselling Author | International Talk-Radio Host | Social Media Specialist | Marketing Branding Book Coach |Publicist

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Where it all began .. By Lurissa Lawson

Jump Start Your Day! Where it all began .. A Story of Hope – Perseverance – and a Dream – Read this encouraging story! 

More than a Hairstylist

She was 19 years old, a teenage mother of a 1-year-old baby girl. She sat in the bathroom of her boyfriend’s apartment contemplating suicide .

“What are they going to think of me?”, already feeling like a huge disappointment to her parents and unfit to be a mother as the tears fell down her face and she stared at the positive pregnancy test. Pregnant again?–Being a preachers kid, the pressure to live up to a certain standard was high.

The look on her parents face would be even more unbearable. She already didn’t graduate from high school on time, ran away from home, had a baby out of wed lock, and now this. She felt like the black sheep of her family, and an embarrassment to her parents, so what was the point? Not seeing the future to be anything worth living for she found the closest thing to a razor and began to…

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5 Tips to #RockYourBook Signing

 

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Book Signing Tips for Authors:

One great way to tell the world about your book is to meet them in person at a book signing event. Here are some of the things that I’ve learned during my first book signing in NYC. One key component to keep in mind when designing and implementing a marketing plan for your book signing, is that every piece of your marketing plan must be a strategic way to tell the public about you and your book.

Show off your book during a book signing event with eye-catching promotional items:

  • posters
  • fliers
  • postcards
  • banner
  • business cards
  • book marks
  • promotional pens

These attention grabbing solutions will create awareness for your book and increase your book sales no matter where you host your event. As an author there is nothing like meeting face-to-face with new and current readers and seeing their enthusiasm not to mention hearing their excitement over your book.

Put information about your book at the fingertips of readers with these great autographing tips:

Have book business cards on hand: Some people may look interested but not buy a book. In that case hand them a card with the book cover, a short blurb, maybe where to buy, and most importantly your website address on it. It’ll remind them when they’re in the mood to buy a new book.

Take some bookmarks: Bookmarks make for a nifty gift, and they may pass it on to someone else when talking up your book.

Have a note pad on hand: When you are a debut author there is so much excitement within; that you may find yourself misspelling your own name at least once. You never know when your ears will start misinterpreting words, and you get a person’s name all wrong. Always ask people to spell their names, even if you know them. The number of ways to misspell names like Tanyha, Tonya, Tania, or Tanya is mind-boggling. When that happens it’s best to have them spell it for you and write it down. Sometimes they’ll look at you funny when you ask them to spell ‘Caryn.’ But better that than making it out to Karen!

Sign on the title page: If you are signing an anthology, sign on the first page of your story.

Beverages: Have the following on hand bottled water, mints and for the female author lip gloss.

Added Touch: Have individual wrapped candy mints and a nice bouquet of followers.

Have about three stock signature phrases: A signature phrase varying lengths that you can rotate when personalizing books. Your message can also be memorable and should fit within the space allotted. When I’m not pressed for time, I sign my books: “I pray that you will be empowered to jump-start your day” or “Wishing you abundant joy and success.” If a line of people are waiting I simply write “Best wishes.”

Practice your signature: Remembering my first actual book that I signed was as if a chicken signed it. So accustomed to being behind a keyboard, I didn’t spend a lot of time physically writing. For that I had to practice, and practice some more to have a legible signature that I was pleased with.

Use a good pen: You want a pen which won’t smear. (permanent pen with archival ink.) Some pens have a little bit of acid in the ink which causes things to degrade. To avoid that, when buying your pen look for ones that say “Acid-Free” or “Archival Safe.” If you choose to autograph the cover or inside cover, a good Sharpie will probably be your best choice.

Be engaging! Be different! Don’t just sit at the table they have for you. Reach out and touch someone! Don’t wait for them to come to you. This will always get your supporters| readers | fans attention. Walk around the store with several copies of your book and introduce yourself to everyone. Bring your own name tag, one that let’s people see who you are and what you do. Make it special.

Do an Author Read: I found this to be intriguing to fans & potential readers. Read an excerpt or chapter from your book. Pending on the type of book, become one of your character’s within the pages.

Have stock on hand: Another great idea is to request at least a dozen books for your table to illustrate you have plenty available. If those you introduce yourself to show the least bit of interest, hand them a book. They will almost always take it. Tell them to look at it and bring it back to the table when they are finished.

Thank You goes a long way: After your event is over, take a deep breath, but don’t stop there. Offer to donate a signed copy of your book to the venue and sign additional copies they may have purchased. Write personal notes to everyone who helped you – your friends who sold books, a reporter who interviewed you and the venue host or hostess. Anyone and everyone who assisted you before and during your event should receive a thank you note and/or appropriate gift. You want to leave a good impression and hopefully receive a return invitation.

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Wishing you all the best on your first or next book signing!

Have you ever done a signing before? Do you have tips to share? If you have attended signings in the past do you have any thoughts on how an author can make those at their event feel comfortable and appreciated? We would like to hear from you leave your comments below.

 

LATBOYD HS BLUCURLYFounder of #RockYourBook and Rock Your Brand CEO| Missionary| Empowerment Coach| Inspirational Speaker| International Radio Host| Blogger| Book Marketing Branding Expert|Publicist| Award Winning-International Bestselling Author Lá Tanyha Boyd, is living her dream and walking in her calling to empower, and inspire others in“Living in the Now;” the abundant life. Author Lá Tanyha, has traveled around the world via the airwaves as an Inspirational Speaker delivering messages to jump-start your day and vision, all the while infused with Faith,Hope, & Determination leaving you with a mindset of I CAN DO THIS! Challenging others to Take Action to go higher in their careers, fulfill their goals and walk in their purpose. Là Tanyha Boyd, Bestselling Author of ‘Rock Your Book: 10 Ways To Market Your Book Like a Rock Star!’and Spiritual Food for Thought: 31 Inspirational Quotes to Jump-Start Your Day along with an effective audio teaching she shares powerful tools and strategies to Jump Start Your Day in lighten that “Mental Load-of Stinkin-Thinking” that has kept you bound.–Visit her Jump Start Your Day Inspirational messages at: www.latboyd.com

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#RockYourBook Lessons I Learned As An Author! with International Award Winning Author Sheldon D. Newton

 

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Leading Industry Expert Ezine Articles Writer Diamond Level Expert Author| International Bestselling Author | Inspirational and Motivational Speaker |Conference Teacher|Seminar Lecturer|Minister of the Gospel|Bible Teacher

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Leading Industry Expert Sheldon D. Newtown Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorsheldondnewton Blog: http://www.sheldondnewton1.blogspot.com Amazon Author’s Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sheldon-D.-Newton Twitter: @sheldondnewton

Sheldon D. Newton is a Bible Teacher, Pastor and Inspirational Speaker. He has been sharing Biblical Principles of true success and victory for over thirty years, travelling both locally and abroad. He believes that every person born into this world has worth and value. His mission is to share with others keys which will enable them to discover their true purpose, overcome life’s challenges and live victoriously. As an Ezine Articles Expert Writer, he has written over two hundred articles on various issues of life. Sheldon is the senior pastor of Jesus Christ Centered Ministries International, located in Nassau, Bahamas. He is the prolific author of ten life-transforming books, including: Be Ye Transformed; My Name is Jealous; Humility & the Honor of God; The Positive Power of Biblical Affirmations and Refuse to Live the Common Life. His most recent release: Diligence The Master Key to Achieving Your Dreams; and Lessons I Learned As An Author. Sheldon lives in Nassau, with his wife and two children.

Sheldon, what is your goal when it comes to your writing,

“My books range from Christian Discipleship to Motivational Principles, all of which are geared to helping people find purpose and fulfillment in life. Writing is an art! Writing is something that burns within and you have to have a passion for it.  Most of my books are of a Christian genre my passion is to help people know what it is to live for Christ, and know what it is to live victoriously…and so- I write from that vantage point. I also like to see people succeed and obtain things that they sometimes thought were impossible to obtain…I write inspiring books. That’s where my book ‘Refuse To Live The Common Life,’ came from. I want to inspire and motive people to go where there trying to go.”

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Listen to #RockYourBook {The Series} Podcast with Host Marketing Branding Coach | Book Publicist Lá Tanyha Boyd and Leading Industry Expert International Bestselling Author Sheldon D. Newton sharing Lessons Learned As An Author!

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Do you desire to write a book, but need plain advice as to how to do it? Maybe you are already an author struggling for success. Perhaps you need help with advertising your book. In this ground-breaking, strategic and practical resource, best-selling author and speaker Sheldon D. Newton removes the mysteries surrounding becoming successful as an author and shows you exactly how to do it. Here is a guide to writing a book of substance, which can impact the lives of others. Engaging and very user-friendly, Lessons I have Learned As an Author will give you keys to fulfilling your dream of becoming an author. Like a coach, he reveals the principles you need to get your book completed and probably quicker than you thought possible. Sheldon goes further by motivating you to take the steps towards getting your book done. Then he shows you how to get it published and market it effectively as well.

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This Summer Drink Water and Stay Hydrated!

LTB QUOTE WATERAs the summer arrives, make a conscious effort to increase your fluid intake to counteract the warmer temperatures and elevated humidity.

Be sure to check in on the elderly and pets.

A good starting point for anyone would be to Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day.

Tips for staying hydrated

  1. Keep a bottle of water with you during the day. …
  2. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.
  3. Be sure to drink water before, during, and after a workout.
  4. When you’re feeling hungry, drink water.

Know the Signs- Avoid Dehydration

If feeling thirsty, your body is needing fluids. Listen to your body and drink water throughout the entire day during the hot summer days. Always watch for potential signs of dehydration:

  • Dark yellow or amber-colored urine (urine that is clear or very light in color is an indicator that you are hydrated).
  • Constipation
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Constant fatigue or sleepiness
  • Headache or lightheadedness
  • For infants, no wet diapers for three hours
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#RockYourBook “When I Stopped Being Angry With God” by Bestselling Author Robin M. Sample

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author | Motivational Speaker| Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Victim Advocate | Community Health Outreach Worker| Missionary | Visionary|

Robin M. Sample is a new author; however, she is no stranger to writing.  She began journaling at a very young age, which gave birth to her first book, “When I Stopped Being Angry With God”.  She was born and raised in Cambridge, MD, where she currently resides.  She is a two-time college graduate, with an A.A.S Degree in Paralegal Studies from Chesapeake College and a B.A. Degree in Psychology from Washington College.  She is currently employed by For All Seasons, Inc. in the Rape Crisis Center as an Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She has also worked as a Victim Advocate and Case Manager for Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence as well as the Caroline Counseling Center as an Addictions Counselor.  Robin believes she was called to serve in each of these employment capacities due to her personal life experiences.  She sees her work as paying it forward.

Robin believes that everything she has gone through was not only about, nor was it only for her, which has led to her strong desire to become a motivational speaker, giving hope to those who have experienced or who are currently experiencing situations such as those that she has overcome.  Robin is committed to paying it forward and if she can save at least one person, than her life has not been in vain.

Robin, Tell us about your book   

My book is a depiction of my life, beginning at the age of five (5) years old, giving examples of the hurt, pain and trauma that I suffered throughout the course of my life and how I dealt with it ineffectively, by blaming God and ultimately becoming angry with Him and turning my back on Him.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

I came up with the idea for this book by compiling journal entries that I had written over the years.  That was the structural idea.  The foundational idea stemmed from my having become an addictions counselor and it was concreted when I became an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  It was at that time that I felt a need and desire to share my story with the world in an effort to pay it forward to others who may be experiencing what I have experienced or who have been where I had been.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

The most difficult of writing my book was going back to the painful places of my past and reliving those moments so that I could tell those stories.

Why do you write?

I write because it is therapeutic.  I find it easier to express my feelings through writing than by verbally expressing them, especially feelings of hurt, pain and/or anger.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

The main things I want readers to learn from my book are that everything that happens to us do not define who we are, we define who we are.  And also that God often times uses us to speak to others and also to bless others, therefore, everything that happens to us during our lifetime is not necessarily for us, but also for others.  Therefore, we have to count everything to joy because even though we may experience some very traumatic experience events throughout the course of our lives, how we react and respond to them and how God blesses us and brings us through them is the witness that someone else needs in order to make it through their storm.

Who are your favorite authors?

My favorite authors are Kimberla Roby Lawson and Steve Harvey.

What book(s) are you reading now?

I just finished reading “Think Like A Success” by Steve Harvey and I also just finished reading “Who Am I When I’m Under the Limelight” by Tasha M. Wilson.  I am not currently reading anything right now.

What books have most influenced your life?

“The Purpose Driven Life” and “Think Like A Success” have influenced my life the most because they have given me the desire to be a better person and go after my goals and dreams.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I would consider Steve Harvey a mentor because I can relate to him on a lot of levels.  From listening to him on his talk radio show, especially from 6:00am – 6:15am, he talks in detail about his struggles and how God transformed him into the person He is today.  He doesn’t hide the fact that his life has been turbulent along the way or that he has had a lot of setbacks, he celebrates those times and has used them as stepping stools to elevate himself to higher heights and I can totally relate to that mindset.  He is real, he is genuine and he is passionate about paying it forward to others who he sees struggling trying to make something out of their lives and anyway that he can help them, he will, and that is my passion, to do that very same thing.

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?

My advice is, if you have a story to tell, no matter how big or small, tell it; you never know who that story may help.  It just may be the story that turns someone’s life around or brings them into closer relationship with their Higher Power.  More importantly, your story, just may be the one that saves someone’s life!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

“When I Stopped Being Angry With God,” gives an account of the life experiences of the author, Robin M. Sample, who takes her readers on a very intimate and detailed journey of the highs and lows she faced throughout her life.  Robin, having been a victim of teasing, bullying, rejection, abandonment, domestic violence and sexual assault, spent the majority of her life suffering from low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, lack of self-worth, poor body image and severe depression. Robin was introduced to the church at an early age by her grandmother, Laura, “Bunch”, as she was affectionately called. Although Robin knew who God was and watched her grandmother faithfully serve God in and out of the church, Robin did not adopt the same feelings towards God that her grandmother had.  Because of the pain and trauma that Robin suffered, she began to blame God and often times found herself asking Him why he created her only to have her suffer the way she had.  As years passed by, Robin became increasingly angry with God and refused to attend church or even acknowledge God in her life.     As you read this heartbreaking, yet uplifting account of Robin’s life, you will see how Robin gradually emerge from victim to victorious.  Having overcome alcohol dependence, surviving multiple suicide attempts and escaping a near death experience as a result of a domestic violence situation, she is living proof that every test gives way to a testimony!

Get your copy today:  When I Stopped Being Angry With God
by Robin M. Sample

Book Review If you have read the book, please we do encourage posting book reviews on Amazon.com and other online bookstores.

21 affirmationsABOUT THE BOOK

21 Affirmations for Forgiveness and Healing is a book comprised of affirmations and scriptures (NLT version) that Author Robin M. Sample has come to rely on to bring her out of some very dark and lonely places over the course of her life. Robin believes that affirmations, prayer, meditation and scriptures are what kept her from giving up, as she has come pretty close to giving up on several occasions, as she so transparently shared in her first book, “When I Stopped Being Angry With God.” Often times, life tosses us some unexpected curve balls that take us off course, causing us to land in unfamiliar and frightening territories. It is during those times that we feel alone, abandoned, scared and uncertain of what to do or where to turn. But when we turn to God during those times, He reminds us that He has been with us all along, watching over us, leading and guiding us, and even carrying us when we get too tired to take another step. When we learn to let go and let God, we can begin to experience the beauty of freedom to live, love, laugh and enjoy life without being held hostage by our past hurts, pain, trauma and resentment. It is Robin’s hope that this book of 21 Affirmations For Forgiveness and Healing will help readers look to God in times of sadness, loneliness, sorrow, hopelessness, helplessness, and even during times of anger and frustration.

21 Affirmations for Forgiveness and Healing by Robin M. Sample

Book Review If you have read the book, please we do encourage posting book reviews on Amazon.com and other online bookstores.

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#RockYourBook ‘Diaries of an Elect Lady: I CHOOSE 2 LIVE,’ by Anika Stewart

Anika stewartABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author | Substance Abuse Counselor | Associate Pastor| Motivational Speaker

Lady Anika is dedicated to encouraging women to be inspired through Jesus Christ. She teaches women to develop a greater relationship with God while standing firm on his promises for their lives. She teaches them to be content with his peace and grace in their minds, always knowing through their growth in God only. They’re equipped and empowered to overcome all trials; to be triumphant.

Lady Anika is a substance abuse counselor, motivational speaker, author, and Associate Pastor

Anika began her spiritual journey with Christ as a young child. Her mother, Pauline Smith, attended church under the leadership of the late Overseer, Rosie L. Johnson, of Holy Tabernacle Church of Love. Overtime, at the age of twenty-three, Anika was born again by receiving salvation and was filled with the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in other tongues. She is presently under the leadership of Apostle D. Roach III of City of Refuge Inc. and has been there since 2007. As a result of Anika accepting God’s call upon her life, she immediately began to work for the Kingdom of God by serving in various capacities in ministry. She has served as secretary, usher, missionary, and praise and worship team member. She has also served as a licensed evangelist, elder, and currently associate pastor of The Lord’s Church. Most importantly, Anika embarked upon the vision God placed in her heart to serve women of all ages. In the year of 2009, Embracing Your Inner Woman was established.

Embracing Your Inner Woman offers many services to the community such as: counseling, social events and support meetings called L.I.V.E. Anika graduated as Valedictorian in the class of 2008 of B.E.R. Christian Academy. She attended Delaware Technical Community College and was on the Dean’s List several times for academic excellence. As of May 18, 2015, Anika accepted her degree as a drug and alcohol counselor. Furthermore, she continues her education at Wilmington University studying to earn her Behavioral Science degree as well as applying for her CADC; certification to be an Alcohol and Drug Counselor of Delaware.

Anika’s purpose reflects the Prestigious Award she accepted in 2008 which was the Lady of Excellence in Leadership! She is being an example to women. She lives by her favorite scripture found in 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (KJV), “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”

Anika, tell us about your book?

My book is about forgiveness, healing, accountability and hope. This book is about a young lady who was experiencing the worst challenges of her life while ministering to Gods people. I had just got married to my husband in the year of 2009 and he was asking for a divorce in 2010. In addition, while attempting to manage my life with four children as a single parent again it was brought to my attention one of my children could possibly have a Mental Health disorder. Through this time of loneliness and feelings of despair God revealed unto me my purpose in life. I learned overtime that I had to completely rely on the strength of God and begin to allow him to do the work in me as a mother, wife and leader. I had to do the thing most people don’t want to do which is embrace my insecurities and barriers that were hindering me from maturing as a lady. It was during this time I had to accept acknowledge and own my flaws, my past and my mistakes. I could no longer hide behind my smile but remove the mask and allow the healing to manifest within me so I could effectively minister that others may be inspired to Live.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

As a child in school I always enjoyed writing and English class. Therefore I would always keep a journal and write my thoughts, feelings and concerns. This was my way of releasing my thoughts without any judgment and I felt safe and secure when writing.  Overtime once I begin to develop in my adolescent stages I grew out of journaling until I was faced with the troubles of my marriage and motherhood.  I began journaling again and found it to be therapeutic for me while I was going through these trials. I would find peace in writing.  Then one day God told me the title of my book, and this was surprising to me because I never thought about writing a book.  I knew I had to be obedient so I decided to move forward with the idea God had given me.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

The most difficult aspect for me is not being aware of individuals reactions based on my truth; the fear of being judged. In the church culture there’s a false impression of the leader and/or First Lady being perfect in a sense. The first lady always has to smile, look beautiful, says all the right words but this was not my truth. It was easy for me to pray, minister, advice, encourage everyone else but I was dying inside. There’s a false illusion that you must have it all together but when you don’t have it all together, what do you do? I had to learn that it’s okay to be broken as a leader in the church but I must deal with the brokenness not suppress the brokenness. It’s okay to be transparent about your life and the circumstances God had brought you out of presently and not just the past situations.

Why do you write?

 I write because it is therapeutic to me. When writing you’re able to release the hurt, pain, guilt and shame. Writing will give you a sense of peace and understanding that everything will be alright some day. Sometimes you can’t talk to nobody but you can write out your thoughts and God   will hear them. God says acknowledge him in all your ways, it doesn’t always have to be verbally just get your notepad and pen and just write and release.  

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

I want people especially women in leadership and authority positions to implement accepting, acknowledging and owning their insecurities, barriers and flaws in their lives. When you’re accepting you are no longer in denial about the barrier that’s hindering you. You will begin to embrace the barrier by accepting that you have this problem and you have to do the work to conquer it. Next, when we are acknowledging our barrier or insecurity we are beginning to change our pattern, behaviors, language and perception concerning the issue. We will begin to decree and declare your freedom and own it. When you are in the owning stage you are consistent in doing the work daily. We will not succumb to our emotions but live in freedom.

What book(s) are you reading now?

I am currently reading Elevate Your Faith. Elevate your faith is a 31 day devotion about faith and hope. Also I am reading another devotional book titled Speaking his Words. This book is about making confessions over certain areas in your life. I believe in feeding your spirit daily with his word as well as speaking over your life, circumstances with positivity.

Who are your favorite authors?

The bible has influenced my life in so many ways. It’s empowering and full of substance. As a child I didn’t like to read and not much changed as an adult while attending college. However, the word of God captured me and it fills me up along with reading devotional book.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

If I had to choose a writer to be my mentor, I would not have to choose because he walks beside me and his name is Dr. Ira D. Roach III. This man is wise and full of knowledge. He leads by example and has taught me so much in life. He encouraged me, pushed me and never judged me.  And I could never replace him in my life. He is the author of Speaking His Words and founder of B.E.R. Christian Academy Schools.

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?

The advice I would give aspiring authors is to be diligent, focused and just write. Allow the words to flow and come together. Don’t be exhausted with fear or doubt just believe God and allow him to do the rest.

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ABOUT THE BOOKDiaries of an Elect Lady

I (Lady Anika) was experiencing the worst challenges of my life while having to minister to God’s people. I was desolate, scared, alone however it wasn’t until I owned, acknowledged and accepted my flaws, shortcomings and began to deal with me. It’s easy to minister, advise, and encourage everybody else but what about when you need encouragement, advice and strength?
Will you utilize the same words of wisdom to bring yourself out of the situation?
We can no longer hide behind the titles of prestige and power but remove the mask. Healing, deliverance and freedom begins within us first in order to exude through us that others may be inspired to LIVE.

Get your copy today:  Turned Diaries of an Elect Lady: I CHOOSE 2 LIVE  by Anika Stewart Link: https://amzn.com/B01G24Y9WC

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#‎RockYourBrandCEO What Does Your Head Shot or Branding Image Say About You?

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Leading industry expert Tawana Cox, Owner and Photographer of ETC Studios Tweet: @ETCStudiosTX Visit: http://www.etcstudios.net/

Tawana Cox, Owner and Photographer of ETC Studios Tawana is a native Houston photographer with a heart for documenting life with a camera. Her passions include photography, graphic design and mentoring. She always looks to bring out the best in people.”Her philosophy is to live life to its fullest without leaving the most important people behind. Never stop growing, never stop giving, never stop learning and find benefit in every relationship that you encounter.”

Tawana, what is your goal when it comes to the lens of a camera?

Greetings, my name is Tawana and thank you for taking time to get to know me! Houston, Texas is my home but I shoot all over the world.  Theres an intangible element in the way I capture people through my lens that make perfect moments unforgettable.

I spend a lot of time studying my craft making sure that my skills are autonomous and second nature. When its time to allow the magic to happen, Im not bounded into the technical aspects of catching the perfect photo. During your session, my primary focus will be capturing the emotions that bring out the exquisiteness in your eyes and the special connection between you and your love. Im a hopeless romantic and I believe in love and true passion. I am captivated by the essence and raw emotions that I get to freeze in time.

I am aware that pre-wedding research can get a little overwhelming, so enough about me, let s talk about you! You are creative, outgoing, fun and very particular to details; you have a vision in mind and are careful with who you trust to pull it off. Together you and I will MAKE IT HAPPEN! We will write the vision and make it plain through proper planning to make the most magnificent images that reflect your unique style and personality. I’d be honored to capture the precious moments of your life through my lens.

5 Tips for Producing a great head shot on a shoestring budget:

1. Use Good Light when photographing with your IPad or Cell Phone
2. Ask a friend for help. This is not the time for selfies.
3. Be mindful of distracting wardrobe, revealing neckline and fly away hairs.
4. Practice in the mirror
5. Use colors that compliment you

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A Brand Is Not Built Overnight…It Takes Work #RockYourBrandCEO

latboyd-quote-brand-built-overngt-2One of the Biz Key Lesson’s I learned early on is…Brand is everything! A brand is consistent across all touch points, whatever the media. Your brand is a representation of a companies principles and passions. Understanding the power of branding and what it can do for you is an important factor in your company’s success.

Developing a brand is much more than just deciding on a name or picking some colors. A brand is the sum of all you do.  A brand is inclusive-

Brands are the culmination of

  1. who you are,
  2. how you’re different from your competition, and
  3. why a buyer should do business with you.

When it comes to Branding on social media you need to have a Brand Strategy- A branding strategy is a plan devised in advance with the intent to increase a company’s brand visibility in the consumer market place.

Building a Brand Consist of

  1. Consistency,
  2. Swag (personality)
  3. Deliverable(s)

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Founder of Rock Your Book & Rock Your Brand CEO | Missionary| Empowerment Coach| Inspirational Speaker| International Radio Host| Blogger| Book Marketing Branding Expert|Celebrity Publicist| Bestselling Author Lá Tanyha Boyd, is living her dream and walking in her calling to empower, and inspire others in“Living in the Now;” the abundant life. Author Lá Tanyha, has traveled around the world via the airwaves as an Inspirational Speaker delivering messages to jump-start your day and vision, all the while infused with Faith,Hope, & Determination leaving you with a mindset of I CAN DO THIS! Challenging others to Take Action to go higher in their business, and journey of life, to fulfill their goals and walk in their purpose. Là Tanyha Boyd, Bestselling Author of ‘Rock Your Book: 10 Ways To Market Your Book Like a Rock Star!’ and Spiritual Food for Thought: 31 Inspirational Quotes to Jump-Start Your Day along with an effective audio teaching she shares powerful tools and strategies to Jump Start Your Day in lighten that “Mental Load-of Stinkin-Thinking” that has kept you bound.– To connect with Lá Tanyha Boyd website,Visit: La Tanyha Boyd Social Media

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#RockYourBook ‘Sophomore Mom,’ By LaCricia A’ngelle

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Author | Motivational Speaker| Entrepreneur|

LaCricia A`ngelle is the National Bestselling author of Girl, Naw! Positive Deception, and It Ain’t Over, Inspirational novels published by His Pen Publishing. In her fourth novel Journey to Love, also published by His Pen Publishing LaCricia A’ngelle delves into the Romance arena with a message of love and hope. Her fifth novel entitled  Sophomore Mom is scheduled for release in the Spring of 2017. A Chicago native, currently residing in Atlanta, this wife, mother, and top selling author is on the rise to the top!

With a writing career that began when she was just a child, LaCricia A`ngelle quickly realized that God had blessed her with an unrelenting love for the written word. She has taken her childhood talents of writing songs, short stories and even a non-fiction book as a teen, and evolved into a powerhouse novelist who has matured in her craft thanks to God’s continued grace and HIS pen, which helps her put the words together.

When asked about her genre of choice, LaCricia A`ngelle responds: “As an Inspirational/Romance Author, my goal in every piece of written work I produce is to entertain, uplift and encourage my readers. My characters face real situations, and I write so that anyone who reads my work can get something out of it.”

Whether young or old, when you read a LaCricia A`ngelle original, prepare to laugh, cry, pray, and stop to say “hmmm.”

LaCricia A’ngelle, tell us about your book?

I am National Bestselling Author, LaCricia A’ngelle. I am the author of five novels, including my newest release Sophomore Mom. Sophomore Mom is a novel loosely based on my experience as a teen mom. At the age of 16 I noticed there was a huge buzz concerning teenage pregnancy. It was all over the television, in magazines, newspapers etc.

The thing I noticed most was that there were a lot of adults talking about teen pregnancy, most of which had not experienced it. Being a teen mom myself, I decided I would be a voice for teen mothers. I started to write a non-fiction book entitled Teenaged and Pregnant, a teenager’s story. Out of fear, I tossed the book aside.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

I later began my career as a novelist. With all of the books I wrote, the teen pregnancy book never left my heart. After much prayer, I decided it was time for me to become transparent, and to finally tell the story. My work as a novelist allowed me to adapt the story into one that could be read, and understood by people on all levels of life.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

My hope for Sophomore Mom is that it will impact the lives of many. I desire to discourage teen girls from becoming pregnant. Encourage those that currently are pregnant to know that they still have a future, and to let those that may have been a teen mom know that although it was tough, they made it. Many women are walking around burdened because of their role as a teen mom. I hope Sophomore Mom will be a tool to help them to forgive themselves, and to move forward. Finally, I would like to bring awareness to sexual abuse in children.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Fifteen year old high school sophomore, Lianna Champion, deals with the same everyday struggles of classwork, peer pressure, and special projects as the other teens walking the crowded halls of Triumph High School. The similarities end once the bell rings signaling the end of the school day when she heads to the daycare center to retrieve her baby girl.

Overcome by both verbal and non-verbal attacks regarding her pregnancy, Lianna reveals her history of sexual abuse to her teacher. Her revelation sets off a firestorm leaving her mother angry and seeking revenge while Lianna struggles with life as a teen mom. Will she have the strength to move forward amid the chaos, or will she succumb to the predictions of the naysayers and become another statistic?

Get your copy today: Sophomore Mom by LaCricia A’ngelle Link: http://a.co/65x9xr6

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