BreakingThe Stupid Mold: Overcoming Self-Sabotage And Limiting Beliefs, So You Can Live An Extraordinary Life.
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I was born in Toronto, the youngest of five kids. I was a long-time show host of Today’s Shopping Choice, formerly known as The Shopping Channel. I took time off in 2017 to realize a dream and finish my book. Now I am a motivational speaker, life coach, and an online music radio host for Maple Music Café. I have been master of ceremonies for numerous fund-raising events and award ceremonies. I was also one of five community champions competing in the Dancing with Mississauga Stars 2016 fundraiser. One of my many passions is helping youth realize their career dreams by breaking down their limiting beliefs -so they can lead extraordinary lives.
What inspired you to author this book?
In 2006, I was the victim of a violent attack by a stranger. The attack was so violent that the police believed someone was hired to kill me. Although it was an awful experience, it taught me a lot about human behaviour including my own. I realized how hard I was on myself and that I had many limiting beliefs affecting all areas of my life. In the process, I went to work to identify and breakdown barriers preventing me from living my best life. I strongly believe that what I learned and how I was able to heal is now part of my life’s mission to share, and to help others do the same.
I imagined the design of the book cover as an abstract shape with irregular edges representing a mold that can be shaped and formed in many ways. I wanted a strong break through the center of the mold to signify change and a breakdown of the whole. My cover designer was terrific in bringing my vision to life.
Who has been the biggest influence on you personally and as a writer? I have been influenced and inspire by the teaching of Wayne Dyer . I consider him to be at the forefront of thought leaders and deeply connect with his writing style and teachings.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written? The biggest obstacle I had to overcome in writing my book was being vulnerable and sharing my personal experiences. I am a fairly private when it comes to my personal life but in order to help others, I felt it was essential to be authentic, speak my truth and step out of the familiar territory.
Tell your readers about your book.
In this book, I unpack childhood behaviors and wipe out limiting beliefs that at one time made me feel unworthy and not good enough. My book is a self-help book with insights and practical strategies that will help you destroy the limiting beliefs, self-defeating and self-sabotaging behaviors, and falsehoods you have been conditioned to believe are truths. I uncover the subconscious thoughts, patterns, habits, and beliefs or what I refer to as a mold, a false identity that controls every aspect of our lives and prevents us from living to our full potential. A mold is created from the repetition of negative thoughts, habits, patterns, and beliefs. I examine why you do the things you do, why you repeat the same behavior patterns, and why you are getting inferior outcomes, and not living the extraordinary life, you were meant to live.
Who is your target audience and why?
My target audience is mostly middle-aged women but certainly not excluding men. As adults, we have many limiting beliefs born from childhood insecurities and beliefs. We must learn to breakdown these falsehoods so we are no longer negatively controlled by them.
Having the tenacity to move forward despite challenges even when I had no idea if or how I could do it. We must progress forward to achieve success of any kind.
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How do you overcome writer’s block?