Hello friends. My hands are shaking as I type this, and my stomach was in knots of excitement last night. What’s gotten me so worked up, you might ask? On Christmas night before I went to bed, I received an email that said that my book, “The Pearl Perspective: How Changing Your Perspective Can Change Your Life” is now available live on Amazon! Of course, the first thing that I did was navigate to Amazon and search for it. There, among all the other books, was The Pearl Perspective. I stared at the beautiful cover with my name on it almost in disbelief. I’d like to not only tell you a little bit about the book, but I’d like to share my journey with you as well. When you know where something comes from, you can better appreciate the final product.
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Feeling Trapped in the Daily Routine of Life
It was an ordinary late-spring Saturday. I was outside weeding my garden, thinking about how pulling weeds from my garden was like pulling negative thoughts out of my mind. I did a lot of that this past year. You see, I found myself feeling trapped. I had a great family, and my life was not bad, but I wasn’t enjoying it. I couldn’t really tell why either, but I felt like I had somehow lost myself to the daily routine. Have you been there too?
I had been getting up and going through the motions and one day started to blend into the next. I would get up, shower, get ready, complete the tasks that needed to be done, return home, cook supper, etc. The next day was rinse and repeat. Even my weekends had somehow lost their charm. They seemed to be just an extension of the work at home I did not get completed during the week. Sundays, at church, I found myself praying, “Lord, there has got to be more to life than this!” I felt like I had lost the enjoyment of life that I had once resonated with.
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So, I decided that enough was enough. If I was not happy, the only one that could change it was me. I couldn’t do anything about the time that I had lost to the grind of daily routine, but I could do something about what was in front of me. I had changed my perspective. As I pulled weeds, I pondered my personal development journey. I started blogging, but in the course of blogging I started reading again. Since I was trying to change my life, and find my happiness again, I turned to personal development books. As a teen and young adult, I loved reading, and I devoured books. I still enjoy reading, but it took me much longer to finish each book since my life was now filled with more obligations and responsibilities.
What if There Was a Personal Development Book that was a Quick Start Guide to Enjoying Life More?
Most of the personal development books I read were great. They had useful information in them, but it took me so long to read through them. What I needed was more like a personal development quick start guide. I was not only willing to take action to start changing my perspective and my life around, I was eager to do so! I tore through the books as fast as I could (which was not nearly as fast as I would have liked.) and took pages of notes. The local library sent me more than one overdue notice as well before I gave up, returned the book (late) and ordered my own copies of a few. While I was researching and searching for good quick information on personal development, I was also reading tons of blog posts. It seemed like I searched everywhere!
My findings did make my life better. I was able to move from a place of feeling trapped in the daily routine of life to enjoying my life again. But it took so long! What if there was a quick start guide to start enjoying life more? There are quick start guides to other things – why not? A quick start guide to enjoying life more needed to be a quality book, though. It delivers the things that I found to work for me, not just a bunch of fluff. The Pearl Perspective is also fun to read. I love reading, but if a book is not fun to read, and does not hold my interest, I am not going to waste my time slogging through information presented in a textbook like fashion. What I wanted was a quick start guide to happy.
The Small Whisper That Turned into a Burning Flame
“Write one.” A tiny voice in my head whispered. Where did that thought come from?! Me, write a book? Blog posts, ok sure. But a book to publish and let other people read? I’m just an ordinary person! “The Pearl Perspective, “ the small voice insisted. This time I realized that the small voice was not only speaking in my head, but in my heart as well. My mind flooded with a beginning, an ending, and parts of the middle. “That’s crazy” I still continued to protest.
But the thought would not leave me alone. It seemed to always be in the back of my mind, like a kindling spark of an idea and desire. I turned to my journal, and at the end of May 2018, I wrote down an outline for “The Pearl Perspective: How Changing Your Perspective Can Change Your Life.” I was astonished at how easily it poured out. As the days went by, that small kindling spark of an idea seemed to blaze to life. The thought that I should write a personal development book on being happy, and not just on being happy, but a quick-start guide to enjoying life more seemed to be an ever-present thought on my mind.
A Quick-Start Guide on Being Happy
“What if I can help people with this? Maybe I’m not the only one that feels this way.” I thought to myself as I typed the first 2 chapters out. As I typed, I felt alive, like I had discovered a spark inside myself again. My goal with “The Pearl Perspective: How Changing Your Perspective Can Change Your Life” was simple. I wanted solid personal development information, and actionable steps presented in a fun to read compact way. After months of work, and many edits, I think I have accomplished that. I know that your time is valuable. I know that you don’t have time to spend hours reading in order to glean a few nuggets of actionable advice and information.
“ The Pearl Perspective: How Changing Your Perspective Can Change Your Life” can be read in just a few hours. Judging from the reviews that I have received both from personal development coaches, other bloggers, and ordinary people, I have also written a book that draws the reader in and keeps their attention.
Reviews of “The Pearl Perspective: How Changing Your Perspective Can Change Your Life”
Bloggers and Coaches
Lucy Smith – Succeed Now
“This book is incredible, I got hooked and couldn’t put it down. I have read many self-development books and this is one of my favorites. It is full of simple action steps that you can add into your life straight away to start seeing improvements. If you are looking to improve your mindset and life I highly recommend this book.”
Tami Walker – The Inspiration Lady
“This book is wonderful! Jennifer gives practical and useful advice that can help you change both your perspective and your life. And it’s written in a way that holds your attention like a friend is talking to you over coffee.”
Suzi Whitford – Start A Mom Blog
“I read a few chapters, it’s wonderful! Thank you for being brave and sharing your advice with the world!”
Jennifer Winsor – Waves and Willows
“The Pearl Perspective is a beautifully written book that is both uplifting and thought provoking. With both actionable steps and topics for reflection, this book will leave you feeling optimistic and further ahead on your personal development journey.”
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Ordinary People Just Like You (and Me)
Sharon Easterling, Blog Reader
“I have been one of Jennifer’s blog readers for several months now and have always been impressed by her way with words, and her book is no exception! She does such a good job of addressing issues along with self-care and love technics. I couldn’t help but think of the example of the Titus 2 woman in the Bible where Paul talks about the “older” women teaching and mentoring the “younger” women. In The Pearl Perspective, Jennifer uses her real-life experiences along with the Bible to help her readers to be able to live their lives in a way that will help them grow.”
“Reading her book feels like sitting down and chatting with her over coffee. She is real and authentic, and her advice is practical and reassuring in a very personal way that you (her reader) have worth and that she truly cares. Definitely a good read and one that I will be passing on to my friends! Way to go, Jennifer! Congratulations on your first book!”
Nikki W. – Mom and Business Owner
“Lots of good information! The author included tidbits of real-life experience that made for an entertaining and highly enjoyable read. Highly recommend!”
Anna Ledonne – Psychology Major
“ I’ve officially finished reading your book, and I enjoyed it immensely. The writing style is casual and easy to read, yet still knowledgeable and inspiring. The content itself is solid, and I love that you backed it up with credible sources. I still felt like I could relate to a lot of what you said.”
Want to See More about “The Pearl Perspective: How Changing Your Perspective Can Change Your Life”?
My friends, if you have made it all the way to the bottom of this post, you know how much this book means to me, and how deeply I have a desire to help you live your best, most happy and positive life. The Pearl Perspective is intended to be a quick start guide to enjoying your life more. I’m also pretty mindful when it comes to buying ebook and books in general. I want to make sure that I am getting a book that will live up to what it promises.
As my gift to you, the first two chapters are completely free. Just enter your email address in the box below, then, check your email for the password to access my freebie library. This also signs you up to get encouraging notes from me weekly. You can unsubscribe at any time but the first two chapters other content from the freebie library is yours to keep. Gifts should not come with strings attached. I also have a page that shows more information about the specifics of what “The Pearl Perspective” covers.
I’m incredibly humbled that you have read this far. I set out to write a book that would be a quick start guide to finding your happiness. One of my deepest desires is to get you out of the routine of life that holds no enjoyment for you. I have been there and, I assure you, there is so much more! You need to be able to enjoy the time with your family instead of being present in body but a million miles away in your mind.
I want to give you the tools that you need to combat your inner critic and to let go of worry. When you start to change your life, there are things that you must let go of, and things you add to or keep. In a way, it’s like a declutter for your mind and life. Let me show you what to keep, what to throw out, and how to do it. We’ll do it together. I hope to both make you laugh and touch your heart along the way.