The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. —J.K. Chesterton

Life lessons, Gratitude, the year in reviewSharing lessons learned and what I’m grateful for about 2011

For lessons learned in 2011, I’d call it the year of the “goodbyes.”

Sold my house.

Left a finance career of twenty-five years.

Lost my beloved pet.

Selling my home was a difficult decision. It took me three years to arrive at a place of “certainty” about doing it. What I learned is that I don’t miss owning it. I don’t miss 99 percent of my possessions which are now in storage. I don’t miss the upkeep and maintenance. The only thing I miss is the view as the house was built on the crest of a hill.

Saying goodbye to my career in finance wasn’t too hard. I’d outgrown that business long ago. The only thing that had been keeping me in the business was the paycheck. The funny thing is, when the paychecks started shrinking after the real estate bubble burst, the last little spark of interest I had for the business went out entirely.

Taking my little kitty, Stevie, to the veterinarian to be “put to sleep” was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. It was so much harder than selling a home I loved for nine years. I miss hearing his little “mews” and him greeting me at the door when I arrive home. He visits me in my dreams now. It’s not the same but, I’m always overjoyed after dreaming of him.

I have much to be grateful for in 2011

Powered by Intuition grew by leaps and bounds. I’m so very grateful to every reader and visitor for this. Thank you all so very much.

PbI was honored with three awards this year:

WE Magazine’s Woman Blogger to Watch in 2011

Top 50 Psychic Blogs Award

Top 50 Personal Development Blog Award

Each of them came as a wonderful surprise too. I want to say a big “thank you” to Steve Aitchison for all the work he did organizing the “Top 50 Personal Development Awards.”

I published my first Kindle book, “Navigating by Intuition – How to Follow the Signs.” (I want to send out a big thank you to Farnoosh & Andy Brock for their technical help with this.) The book has done very well considering I haven’t done much marketing on it.

Made my very first video and put it on You Tube this year. This was the video book trailer for, “Navigating by Intuition.” I was very pleased with how it turned out as well. I’m sending a big “thank you” to Mary Jaksch for her lovely comment on my video.

I started recording Podcast interviews with bloggers and authors for PbI. I found that I love doing it too. I took a little break to finish the final edits on my new book. You can look forward to more audio recordings in the near future though.

Wrote my very first ebook, “The Intuition Primer – Practical Lessons to Launch Your Intuition” I’m currently giving it away to subscribers as a “thank you” for signing up for my newsletter. (It will be coming down from the sidebar soon though.)

I’ll be publishing my first physical book in  few weeks, “The Intuition Principle – How to Attract the Life You Dream Of.” I began writing it in March and just finalized it earlier this week. I’m so looking forward to sharing it with all of you. A pre-sale page will be available soon.

Contributed to four ebooks this year:

Great Life Philosophies Thank you to Joe Wilner for  including me.

31 Days of Kindness  Thank you to Alex Blackwell

Self Love Series  Thank you to Evelyn Lim for including me.

The Positive Living Handbook  Thank you Zeenat Syal for including me.

I also completed a new mini-course titled: 7 Days to Sharper Intuition that will be out soon and a workbook and guided meditations to go along with The Intuition Principle. (An ecourse for The Intuition Principle is next on my to-do list)

I also started a second blog: with friend and business partner, Rosemarie Monaco. This blog focuses on my other passion – self-publishing (as if you hadn’t guessed from all my books?). Hope to see you all over there!

There are many, many people to thank for the success of PbI. So many readers are wonderful bloggers who comment and share my posts on social media. I want you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of you.

Thank you all for making this a terrific year for PbI.

Blessings and Best Wishes for a Successful, Happy & Healthy New Year to all.


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