October 28, 2010

Self-Starters are Creative

Lori Pappas has quite a story to tell! She lives nine months each year in a tent with the last indigenous tribe in Ethiopia, the Hamar. Her traititude is creativity. Read her story in my new book, Secrets of Self-Starters. This video gives you insight into her life’s philosophy and her definition of success.  

October 27, 2010

Ginny Ruffner: Creativity in Bloom

Well, Ginny is at it again. My self-starter, Ginny Ruffner (Traititude: Positive Thinking)was just featured in The Seattle Times (Sunday, October 24). She was profiled in my book, Secrets of Self Starters, which launched last week.

Ginny has an exhibit at the Bellevue Art Musuem. Please go see her glorious work!

October 26, 2010

Secrets of Self-Starters Is Launched!

Hurrah! We're launched. Here I am with Tom Douglas of Tom Douglas Restaurants. His traititude is risk-taking. Read his amazing story in my book.


And here's Sunny Kobe Cook, the mattress queen. Her profile is so inspiring!

October 19, 2010

PNBA Convention; How to Sell Your Book

The book business is an amazing machine. I attended the booksellers' convention in Portland, Oregon in order to pitch my book to independent book sellers and to hear from talented writers such as Ivan Doig. Scads of people were there--authors, publicists, author representatives, etc. It's quite the scene.

October 9, 2010

Welcome to My Self-Starter Blog!


You might be asking yourself, why self-starter? I would like to share my "self-starter story," and encourage you to pursue your dream and maximize your potential. I am an author, speaker and business writing expert whose goal has been and continues to be inspiring people.

Throughout my blog I will introduce key attributes of self-starters, defining ways you can embark upon a path toward achieving your goals! Learning these characteristics will make your life more exciting, fulfilling and lucrative!

For the past 30 years I have taught over 600,000 professionals how to write for a specified audience, utilize concision and ultimately how to be business appropriate through text.

My passion for people is the root of my business; I believe that you have an infinite potential just waiting to be realized.

Ignite your passion today!




October 8, 2010

Book Launch This Coming Week!

Well, it’s finally happened—my book has arrived in Seattle! It will be officially celebrated at my book launch this coming Wednesday. Many of my Northwest self-starters are attending:

Tom Douglas, restaurateur
Arnie Prentice, Director, Kibble & Prentice
Ginny Ruffner, international artist
Dr. Pepper Schwartz, relationship guru
Dr. Gloria Burgess, author and entrepreneur
Francia Russell and Kent Stowell, Artistic Directors, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Kathy Casey, Kathy Casey Food Studios, also catch Kathy on TwitterDishing with Kathy Casey Blog, or find Sips & Apps on Facebook (@KathyCaseyChef),
Sunny Kobe Cook, mattress maven
Dr. Lana Staheli, author and philanthropist
Ricardo Sanchez, LEAP founder
Phil Smart, Sr, Philanthropist
Bob Walsh, Creator of Goodwill Games

October 6, 2010

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Convention

Well, I'm off to the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Convention in Portland, Oregon. This will be my first chance to showcase the new book, Secrets of Self Starters! I will meet booksellers from around the Northwest--this is a huge opportunity and I'm very excited!