Wednesday, October 9, 2019

"Some Days, Here" by Tricia DeJesus Gutierrez. An Interview with Tricia De Jesus Gutierrez by Jason E. Foss.


                                                                          TRICIA DE JESUS GUTIERREZ

                                       "Great Poets have a way of connecting to people.  Their words create different emotions that the Reader will always remember. They can tie it to themselves with their own life experiences.  And when they are done reading some of their works they say to themselves, "Me Too.  I feel like I can relate to this Poet".  Tricia De Jesus Gutierrez is one of these Great Poets.  She is so full of Color.  She's so full of Life.  Her positive energy is beyond her Poems.  Poetry is something that can make you Feel again even when you thought you never would.  She let us know what motivates her."


                                                                                                    Jason E. Foss


Jason:                             "What motivated you to write "Some Days, Here?""


Tricia:

                                       "“Some Days, Here” was in a certain way a culmination point of almost fifteen years of actively writing poetry as a way of recording my life’s events, my experiences, what I had learned from these experiences. When I had the opportunity to read back and begin to catalogue these poems, common themes begin to emerge, like childhood memories and growing pains, and love and loss. It was like a lightbulb popping and an almost audible “yes!” within my head. The time to collect and publish this body of work had arrived. An epiphany? Maybe, but more akin to a truth that these experiences I wrote, they are universal, shared by us all, timeless. It brings us closer in this increasingly impersonal world."


Jason:                            "You are very good at what you do and there are a lot of qualities one must have to be successful.  What do you feel is the best characteristic to have in order to be successful?"


Tricia:

                                        "Success is constant, fearless and honest doing. As long as you always possess and hold yourself accountable to that honesty, you are successful."


Jason:                             "You are a very talented Poet.  What is the name of your Favorite poem you ever wrote and why does it mean so much to you?"


Tricia:

                                        "Oh, wow, I’m going to have to delve hard for that one!  We, as creatives, can be the biggest critics of our own work, so the crafting and editing may be never ending, and we are hard pressed to pick a favourite. I can tell you which poem perhaps that I feel the deepest; it is a poem titled “Teach me How to Come Up for Air (imperfect thoughts in the throes of grieving)”—I wrote it about a month after the passing of my beloved dog, Marbles. It was...a lesson, an ongoing lesson in the messiness of the mourning process, on life in general, how we process our grief, how we move on, how we perceive and extract strength and meaning from the situations with which we are presented."


Jason:                               "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Tricia:

                                         "I am tinkering around with another collection of poems. It is siphoning my life now through a more mature lens, how it relates to what women are facing today, how recent occurrence, personal and more global, colour this perception and what I take away from it."


Jason:                            "You are very motivating.  For those that would love to read your book what is the best way for them to buy "Some Days, Here"?"


Tricia:  

                                       "Thank you so much, Jason! My book is available in Kindle format and paperback through Amazon."


                                  Link:         https://www.amazon.com/Some-Days-Here-Pebble-Ripple-ebook/dp/B079657C4K/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=tricia+de+jesus+GUTIERREZ&qid=1570576375&sr=8-3



                                                                                     CLOSING

                                     Tricia De Jesus Gutierrez was motivated by that moment when she realized that she has enough Poetry to publish and share it with the world.  My favorite thing about Tricia is her openness to others.  She has a giving nature about herself that reflects in her Poetry.  Her creativity reflects that and because she is so relatable in her poems she is able to touch us with her words.  We can all learn from eachother.  And it was nice getting advice from her to stay honest and hold yourself accountable you will be successful.  She describes Success as being constant.  Also it is important to be Fearless.  To find what you want to succeed at it and keep going for it until you achieve your dream.  Because once you stop the momentum slows down.  So be Fearless in your actions when it comes to getting to where you want to be in Life.  And one day, if you haven't gotten there already, you will look around and say to yourself, "Wow, I made it."  Click on the Link above and buy "Some Days, Here"."


                                                                                               Jason Foss
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

"If Everyone Is On Their Mission Than Everyone Can Be Successful." Zhila Casas. An Interview with Zhila Casas by Jason E. Foss.


                                                                                   ZHILA CASAS

                                       "Great Leaders are open minded.  They live and they Learn.  They succeed not because they are all about themselves but they are Passionate about helping others.  And ironically by their determination in helping others to succeed, they Succeed.  If you have your heart set on a goal and you have a purpose for achieving that goal that's worth fighting for, there's not much that will be able to stop you.  That's what Great Leaders do.  They are Passionate about their Goals and they go after it.  Zhila Casas is one of these Great Leaders.  She lets us know what motivates her."

                                                                                                                 Jason E. Foss



Jason:                           "What motivated you to become a District Sales Manager?"


Zhila:

                                       "I fell into Retail by accident.  I wanted to be a Physician but I had a hard time with certian smells.  I finished College.  I did so well in Retail that I was promoted rapidly.  I'm a people person.  I was able to sell anything from Clothing, Furniture, to Health and Wellness.  I'm able to Identify with what people need.  I enjoy helping people to live their best life."

                                      "Being a Physician is about helping others.  Retail is the same.  Helping others is in my DNA.  Who can I help along the way?  Who can I bring along with me?  That's why I grew as a Manager!

                                      "I wanted to influence as many people as I could.  I'm Passionate about it.  It comes from the heart so it's easy."



Jason:                         "What do you feel is the best quality to have to be successful at what you do?"

Zhila:

                                   "You have to have a good attitude and look at everything with a curiosity as if you were a child.  If you ever come across someone that feels like they know it all, that's a big mistake.  You have to experience life with a growth mindset not a closed mindset.

                                   "If you don't have a good attitude you won't be successful.  Even if you attain some success you will eventually lose it.  Because if you have a bad attitude no one will want to work with you."

                                  "Hold yourself accountable and you will get your Dream."

   

Jason:                        "What would you say to those that admire how hard you work and want to be successful like you?"


Zhila:      

                                  "You have to have a vision for your life.  You have to know exactly what you want to do.  You have to be able to listen to feedback.  Learn from people you admire.  Learn from other people's mistakes so you make less mistakes of your own.  Learn from their advice.

                                   "Books are important too.  Books that feed your mind and soul.  Find the right questions to ask yourself then seek the answers to them.  You have to have a Big Why!  Why are you here?  What do you want?  Things don't happen by accident.  You have to work for it.  There was a time when I wrote to myself things I would achieve in 5 years.  I checked years later and almost cried because I accomplished every single one of them."

                                   "What is your mission?  Be very Intentional and very clear about what you want.  Your subconscious goes to work because your intentions are so specific."

                                    "You have to give to recieve.  Money doesn't bring Happiness.  Love is important.  If you're happy you can love better."



Jason:                         "Do you have any other Passions or Life Goals that you enjoy?"


Zhila:

                                    "Dancing.  I love Ballroom dancing!  It puts you in such good spirits.  It brings such great joy.  The three main things I connect with are being Healthy, Successful, and Happy.  Dancing gives me complete joy and bliss.



Jason:                         "For those people that read this and are inspired by your Leadership qualities, great personality, and incredible work ethic, is there any way they can support you or stay in contact with you?"


Zhila:

                                     "You can connect with me on Linkedin.  I'm well connected with so many different people.  Pray for me.  Pray for my Health.  I start each day with gratefulness.  And remember, if everyone is on their mission, everyone can be successful."

                                                                       Linkedin

                                   https://www.linkedin.com/in/zhila-casas-73429012


                                                                      CLOSING

                                  "Zhila Casas is motivated by her Passion for helping others.  She wants to see others succeed.  My favorite thing about her is when she said to have a vision for your life.  When being a Physician didn't seem to be the right fit for her she found what works for her.  She is a people person and Retail was the perfect fit.  So if you don't know what you want to be, keep looking.  Eventually you will figure out what your passion is.  Don't be afraid to try new things.  If you are having a hard time figuring out your life goals don't hesitate asking for help.  Speak to your Friends, your Family, or to Great Leaders like Zhila.  Someone else might see something in you that you may not see in yourself.  If you focus on finding your mission in life and pursue it, your actions will lead you towards success.  Stay inspired and take Zhila's advice.  If you work on your goals with a positive attitude and a growth mindset, you will get your dream. Click on the Link above and connect with Zhila Casas.

                                                                         
                                                                                               Jason Foss
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"Without You" Elise Bellew. An Interview with Elise Bellew by Jason E. Foss.


                                                                                    ELISE BELLEW

                                                                                  "WITHOUT YOU"

                        "A couple was fighting at a restaurant because the BoyFriend was late again.  He works a ton of hours and he has a major flaw.  He is always late.  At work.  You name it he waits the last minute all the time.  This time he got up an hour early and he wanted to surprise his girl.  Long story short he shows up at the Restaurant 30 minutes Late.  Out of embarrassment of waiting so long yet again she was fed up.  He shows up with Flowers and she slams a white Napkin on the table and said "Not this time!  I'm taking the Train Home!"  On the Train Ride Home she sees one of her Girlfriends and starts to vent, crying.  Her girlfriend said.  "Wait.  Your last boyfriend was a jerk.  Your new boyfriend didn't cheat, he has a car, a good job, and you stormed off because he is always late!  Girl, you don't know how good you have it.  I'll take a good man that is late over a jerk anytime!"  The rest of her train ride home she was miserable.  She felt like she made a mistake and doesn't know how to fix it.  As soon as she left the Train there he was.  Her boyfriend with the same Flowers.  He smiles at her and says, "You know nothing is fun without you.  Im sorry, but I'm on time this time, get in!"  She smiles and just like that he was on time eversince.  On their way home Elise Bellew's song "Without You" comes on and it's their song now.  Great Singers like Elise Bellew keep people's love alive and creates beautiful memories.  She let us know what motivates her."

                                                                                                                   Jason E. Foss


Jason:                                 What motivated you to write "Without You"


Elise:

                                           "I never really “intentionally” set out to write a song – for me, it begins with a more subconscious process. Especially in the last three years, I write almost all of my songs in my sleep – sometimes just the melodies, and other times both the melodies and the lyrics. For “Without You”, I woke up with just the vocal melody in my head, and then developed the lyrics over time. In general, the song is about finally letting go of an old relationship, and embracing a new one. So it’s really a love song, but also a song about letting go of the past and moving forward."


Jason:                                  "You have 33 or more songs out and they are all very amazing songs.  What is it about "Without You" that means so much to you?"


Elise:

                                             "Without You marks an important time in my life where I had finally let go of a past relationship that was haunting me and holding me back. So Without You is somewhat of a “declaration of independence”."

                                             "Also, when I wrote the song initially, I thought it was going to be a ballad. But when I presented the song to my producer Bryan Steele, he immediately put a dance beat to it. So the song ended up becoming my first-ever EDM song, although I like calling it “Ethereal EDM”."


Jason:                                  "As a Singer/Songwriter which is more fun to you?  Writing the songs, recording the songs, or performing the songs, and why?"


Elise:

                                              "Oh my gosh, that’s such a hard question because I really love all three!"

                                              "There is definitely a “magic” that happens during the songwriting process… When I write a song, I feel like it comes to me from a mysterious place. Like the song already exists and I am just “receiving” it. I can be sound asleep at 3 am and a song will literally wake me up – melody, lyrics, music, everything! I have to scramble to sing it into my phone fast enough before I forget the parts. I remember an amazing quote by Bono of U2 about the songwriting process with his band. He described it as if “God walked into the room”."


Jason:                                   "So far as a Music Artist what was one of your biggest compliments from a fan?"


Elise:

                                              "For me, the biggest compliments from fans are the ones where they say a song touched them or helped them in some deep and meaningful way – that the lyrics “spoke” to them and helped them through a hard time, or made them feel not so alone."


Jason:                                    "For your Fans and Music Lovers, what is the best Link for them to buy your new Single "Without You"?"


Elise:

                                                "“Without You” is available on all digital platforms, but here are some links below to the most popular ones including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and iTunes."


                                                                                                Spotify:

                                              https://open.spotify.com/album/7u8PDUyftosDhOMfnv4FzO

                                                                                            Apple Music:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/without-you-single/1479123569?app=apple%20music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

                                                                                             Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Elise_Bellew_Without_You?id=Bxuypztvkye6qmqpat7zhpjppre

                                                                                                iTunes:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/without-you-single/1479123569?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


                                                                                               CLOSING

                                         "Elise Bellew was motivated by moving on from a Past Relationship.  This talented singer has the ability of coming up with melodies and song ideas in her sleep.  There are so many things I love about Elise.  Her Passion for making music is incredible.  Over 30 songs and showing no signs of slowing down.  Everytime she speaks about her music she is so excited.  "Without You" is a song about starting new.  This is her Declaration of Independence.  She inspires us all that if you need a fresh start to take care of ourselves first.  Once you are happy and rejuvenated you can love again.  No matter what type of music you like you are in good hands.  From "Your Loving Arms, to "Orbit, all the way up to her new release "Without You" she has music for whatever mood or situation you are in at the moment.  What better way then to start with her new release.  Click on the Link above and buy "Without You".


                                                                                               Jason Foss
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

"Prioritize, Set a Timeline, and go for it!" -Zalime Diaz. An Interview with Zalime Diaz by Jason E. Foss.





                                                                                     ZALIME DIAZ

                                        "Great Leaders defy the odds.  It doesn't matter the situation they are in.  There is something inside of them that not only gets them through it but they flourish.  They take control of their environment.  They adapt.  They lock in on their goals and there is nothing that will stand in their way.  Failure is not even a thought.  Only what do I have to do to get to where I want to go.  Zalime Diaz is one of these Great Leaders.  She let us know what motivates her."


Jason:                                "What motivates you as the Store Manager at Brooks Brothers?


Zalime:

                                          "Three years ago Brooks Brothers reached out to me on Linkedin.  I'm motivated by the fact that I can be a huge part of someone's life.  Whether it is for a wedding or any type of special event I'm making a difference in their life.

                                          "I was into retail ever since I was a little girl.  My mom and I would go in downtown Manhattan to purchase clothing in bulk and resell it.  That sparked up a partnership between my mother and some investors in Queens, NY.  And that's how I developed a Passion for Retail"

                                          "At 18 I worked at AutoZone.  Even though I was the only Female I was promoted very quickly.  It wasn't the greatest environment to work in being around so many angry men.  I was young and everyone doubted me.  I had to prove myself that I deserved the Title of Manager and I did.

                                       
Jason:                               "You are very good at what you do and there are a lot of qualities one must have to be successful.  What do you feel is the best characteristic to have in order to be successful.


Zalime:

                                          "Success is different for every person.  It can be lots of money, happiness, or more time with family.  For me success is the amount of connections I built over the years.  Being heavily involved  in people's lives is important to me.  Yes, we are Professionals.  We work together forty hours a week.  But we feel like we're Family.  It's a competitive environment but we support eachother.  We make sure we're all okay.

                                         "For me, it's all about giving back to the community and the Relationships I have gained throughout the years.  Outside of the job I like to be involved in charities.  I raised money for Wounded Warriors.  We also raise money for Red Cross.  Even this weekend we did the St. Jude walk.  I'll be doing Pride for Orlando to show support.


Jason:                             "Do you have any other Passions or Life Goals and if so what are they?


Zalime:

                                       "I am embarking on a new journey.  I am working for a Credit Repair Business and helping people to get back on their feet.  I would love to be the  Ambassador of a Company.  I also love to Model.  I am currently competing for the Cover of MAXIM Magazine."


Jason:                            "For those that are inspired by you and would like to chase their dreams and achieve their Life Goals what advice would you give them that would help them to be successful?"


Zalime:

                                        "Identify what your goals are.  Create a list of the goals they want to accomplish.  Prioritize.  Set a Timeline.  Then go after it.  Don't stop!  Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it or that you're not good enough.  You're going to have setbacks.  You're going to lose Friends.  There's nothing worse than not going for your dreams.

                                         "Recently I was competing to be on the Cover of MAXIM Magazine. I had Professional photos done of myself wearing bathing suits, and other types of photos.  The current Company I worked for disapproved of some of photos because the photos didn't uphold the Company Brand's Image.  I had to choose between upholding the Company's Image or chasing my Dreams.  I chose to chase my Dreams.  I had to disassociate myself with the Company, Colleagues, and Friends that I have gained over the years working for the Company.  I use that as my Fuel.  I keep it in the back of my mind to keep moving forward.  These things needed to happen to see who really has my back."



Jason:                                "You are very motivating. For those that would love to support you how can they do so and what is the best way for them to contact you?"


Zalime:

                                              "Social media is a great way to reach me.  Instagram.  Linkedin.  If anyone needs help with their credit feel free to contact me.  You can vote for me to be on the cover of MAXIM Magazine.  I would appreciate it.  If you know of any Sponsors that would also be a great help.  Thank you."


                                    Link:  https://maximcovergirl.com/2019/zalime-diaz

                                    Link:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zalime-diaz-78805485

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                                         C: 407.552.1891

                                         E: diazzalime@gmail.com



                                                                                 CLOSING

                                               Zalime Diaz is a force to be reckoned with.  Not because she has all of these goals and ambitions.  But because she wants to build Relationships with people so the people around her achieve their goals too.  You can believe money is what makes you Successful.  A lot of people do.  She chose connections.  Even as a kid she built partnerships with her mom and someone else to sell men's clothes.  Now she's at Brooks Brothers making sure people look their best for that special occasion.  And she is helping people build their credit.  Everything about this Creative Professional is working toward her Life Goals and helping others along the way.  She calls her Co-workers Family.  Her whole Life she was in situations where she had to prove herself and time and time again she prevailed with her head held high.  Let's support this Leader.  If you are inspired by Zalime Diaz below is a Link to Vote for her to be on the Cover of MAXIM magazine.  It's free to vote and you can vote daily."


                                                                   
                                                                                               Jason Foss
                                                                                               Life Coach
                                                                                               954 743 8670
                                                                                               Jason_foss23@yahoo.com


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"BONUS OCTOBER" by Jason Foss


                            "BONUS OCTOBER"


                  Today is the beginning of Bonus October! If I asked you if you know anyone that's going through a lot of stress in their life who comes to mind?

                 This month I would like to help that person and at the same time show you my appreciation. Stress is affecting people every day. It attacks people we care about. Today we fight back!

              How can we do that? By replacing that person you are thinking about's stress with overwhelming kindness.

           Having a low rate of just $120 for a full year of Life Coaching is not enough. After Interviewing and speaking to some of these Great Leaders on Linkedin I realize I can do more. I need to meet you halfway. Literally!

            So by you trusting me by Referring one person I'm giving you a $20 Commission and a $40 Bonus. So you will not only be helping a Friend or loved one that is dealing with stress but you will make $60 dollars a person just for giving someone the support they need.

            Use that $60 dollars for Halloween decorations, save it, take someone out, or give it back to the person you are worried about.  You made a difference in that person's life so you deserve to decide.

          And that person you send my way will be in good hands.  I'm going to give them my eBook "The Hourglass", and my two motivational eBooks that are available on Amazon, for Free too!

         I have 24 concepts and motivating tactics that I will give them all throughout the year.  They will be so focused on improving their situation that Stress will no longer be in control.  They will.  Have a nice October!

                                    Jason Foss
                                    Life Coach
                                    954 743 8670
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Monday, September 30, 2019

"It Makes Me Happy To See Others Succeed" - Jessica Sieli. An Interview with Jessica Sieli by Jason E. Foss.



                                                                                      JESSICA SIELI

                                    "Great Leaders work hard to get to where they are.  Their Journey to Success was not an easy one.  There are steps they needed to take.  There's sacrifices they needed to make.  When they finally achieve their Life goals there is something unique about them.  They don't stop at their own Victory.  They look to find others that are on their own Journey and they look to put them in a Position to win.  They work with them.  They let their Team know "I've been there".  And Great Leaders don't stop until their whole Team is successful.  Jessica Sieli is one of these Great Leaders.  She is the Assistant Store Manager at Tuesday Morning.  She let us know what motivates her".

                                                                                                        Jason E. Foss


Jason:                "What motivates you the most about being an Assistant Store Manager at Tuesday Morning?"


Jessica:

                           "I am motivated by the great team of people I have the privilege to work with everyday. I enjoy developing and motivating my team to be the best they can be.  I started my retail career as a sales associate, so I always look for ways to get my employees to the next level."




Jason:                  "You are very good at what you do and there are a lot of qualities one must have to be successful. What do you feel is the best characteristic to have in order to be successful?"


Jessica:

                            "To be successful as a leader you need to have confidence. It doesn't mean you think you're better than other employees or have to act superior. It's about believing in yourself and in the decisions you make for your team. Every decision you make might not lead to the outcome you were looking for, but you have to have the confidence to try.  As Henry Ford said, " Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.""


Jason:                   "Do you have any other Passion or Life Goals and if so what are they?"


Jessica:

                               "My goal  in life is to make a difference and motivate others. It makes me happy to see others succeed."


Jason:                    "For those that are inspired by you and would like to chase their dreams and achieve their Life Goals what advice would you give them that would help them to be successful?"

Jessica:

                                "Find something you are passionate about and commit to it 100 percent. Success will look different for everyone.  Life is too short to be in a career you don't enjoy. Everyone deserves a life of happiness and you shouldn't settle for anything less."


Jason:                     "You are very motivating. For those that would love to support you how can they do so and what is the best way for them to contact you?"

Jessica:

                                  "You can message me here on Linkedin or by my email jsieli91@hotmail.com"

                                       Link:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-sieli-04a900124

                                     
                                                                                    CLOSING

                                     "Jessica Sieli is motivated by helping others.  I really enjoyed her selfless attitude.  Everything she wanted to achieve in Life had something to do with her Team or seeing others succeed.  One of the best ways to become a Great Leader is to learn from them.  Deep down inside there is a Leader in all of us.  If we can build off of our strengths there is no telling where your ambitions will take you.  So take Jessica's advice and find something you are Passionate about and commit to it 100%.  Give it all you got!  Once you know what drives you begin your Journey with a humble confidence.  Humble enough that you help others along the way.  And confident enough to believe that you have what it takes to be Successful.  Because in Jessica's own words, 'Everyone deserves a life of happiness and you shouldn't settle for anything less.'   Click on the Link above and connect with Jessica Sieli."


                                                                                                                      Jason E. Foss
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Click That Changed My Life " by Victoria Vorel. An Interview with Victoria Vorel by Jason E. Foss



                                                                                    VICTORIA VOREL

                                          "Great Authors have an incredible gift to turn words into magic.  They can touch your heart with the stroke of a pen.  They can bring life to a memory and touch our hearts with a book.  Sol Muller who writes with the pen name Victoria Vorel is one of these Great Authors.  She let us know what motivates her."


Jason:                              "What motivated you to write "A Click That Changed My Life."


Victoria:

                                        "Something happened to my life that changed it completely, I was so happy, I wanted to share my experience."


Jason:                             "Which characteristic of the main character Victoria can you relate to the most and why?"


Victoria:

                                        "I am that woman. It's my true story, word by word."



Jason:                             "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe "A Click That Changed My Life.""


Victoria:

                                       "The book is about two people that met on Internet. Both had horrible marriages. They were in their 50's and decided to never give up on finding true love."



Jason:                            "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Victoria:

                                      "Yes, I'm working on a totally different book, It's about a portal someone finds, deep into a forest."





Jason:                             "For those that want to read your book what is the easiest way to buy "A Click That Changed My Life?"


Victoria:

                                        "Amazon https://t.co/m4amkvE35X  , but also on many digital websites.


                                                                           CLOSING

                                        "Sol Muller was motivated by something that happened to her that made her happy and she wanted to share it with the world.  She found true love.  My favorite thing about Sol is how her and her husband never gave up on finding that 'special one'.  Especially having bad experiences in the past.  People write amazing books and fairy tales of romance at its best.  Sol Muller was able to create a romance that is a based on a true story of her life finding love.  Her bravery and her willingness to share her story is able to touch many hearts everywhere.  She found love with the click of a button.  She inspires us to take chances and gives validation that many things are possible as long as you are willing to take the chance.  Click on the link above and buy "A Click That Changed My Life.""


                                                                                                                      Jason E. Foss
                                                                                                                      Empowered-individuals.blogspot.com                                                                                                                                 954 743 8670
               
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

"Shadow of the Taj" by Lara Bernhardt. An Interview with Lara Bernhardt by Jason E. Foss.


                                                                                 LARA BERNHARDT

                                         "Great Authors write stories that give the Reader the feeling they are walking in the main characters footsteps.  Each book they write not only matches the last but they continue to bring words to life and take you inside the story being told.  Their growth is evident in each chapter.  The time they took to perfect their craft shows in every word.  They can open your eyes to the realities of the world.  One of these Great Authors is Lara Bernhardt.  She's always up for the next challenge.  When she writes a book her imagination takes over.  It knows no bounds.  Her writing was so well received that it demanded a sequel.  A book two being just as good as the first is not an easy feat yet she pulled it off what seemed effortlessly.  When someone writes with Passion once ink hits paper their words are not the beginning of a book rather a Journey for your mind's imagination.  She let us know what motivates her."


                                                                                                               Jason E. Foss


Jason:                              "What inspired you to write Shadow of the Taj?"


Lara:

                                          "Many years ago I had the opportunity to spend about half a year in India. I met wonderful people, learned about a fascinating culture, was served some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, and toured many beautiful, historic sites. The time I spent there was enriching, informative, and eye opening. It was also sobering. Decadent opulence counters extreme poverty, of a depth we have a hard time fathoming in the western world. While there, I witnessed many horrific things that I could never forget. I also read any English-language newspapers and magazines I could get my hands on – and learned about the horrifying reality of human trafficking and sex slavery. The stories I read stayed with me, haunted me.  I tried to research the issue more after returning to the States, but found little information. I needed to write about this, to share it. The characters in my book are not drawn specifically from one character each, but are amalgamations of stories I actually read. I’d like to say the horrors in the book are inventions of my overactive imagination. Sadly, they’re real. Millions of our sisters on the other side of the world live this horror."


Jason:                                   "One of my favorite things about you is the excitement you show when your new books come out. What is one reason why this book means a lot to you?"


Lara:

                                               "Though this isn’t my first published book, it is the first book I ever wrote. It developed slowly over many years. I questioned whether or not it was even my place to write this book. But I didn’t see one like it, and the story wouldn’t let me go, so I committed to bringing it to life. I put in many hours of research to ensure I got it right. I started attending conferences and workshops, learning the craft of writing a novel. Telling this story, speaking out for the helpless, has become paramount to me. I hope that shining a light on this issue may one day improve someone’s life."


Jason:                                     "Which character can you relate to the most and why?"


Lara:

                                                 "I’m going to go with Leslie, the main character, though she is a fictional character and not actually based on me. She is shocked by some of what she witnesses in India and longs to reach out to help those who find themselves in grueling situations. She could be any of us, and embodies many of the challenges and abuses women face navigating their daily lives. I wanted readers to identify with her, to recognize themselves in her as someone who shoulders responsibility, supports her family, and does whatever needs to be done - often without recognition. And some readers may even nod along as they read about issues Leslie has endured that they’ve experienced in their lives. She doesn’t possess superpowers or preternatural skills. She isn’t perfect, but she reaches deep and finds the strength and determination to help a little girl gravely in need of saving."


Jason:                                       "For your fans and book lovers, briefly describe Shadow of the Taj."


Lara:

                                                    "Leslie Matthews, an elementary school teacher, travels with her husband to India on a research trip. She has little to do and few for company. But everything changes during a visit to the zoo, where she witnesses a young girl forced into shameful and humiliating acts for money. Pained by her own dark memories, she follows the girl, hoping to help, and is soon drawn into a bitter world of abuse and systemic sexual slavery."

                                                      "Forced to confront the guilt and shame that surfaces from the abuse she suffered in her past, she resolves to rescue the girl from the brutal and sordid underworld, whatever the cost. In her fight to save another, she risks her safety, her marriage, and ultimately, her life."


Jason:                                             "For those who want to read your book, what is the easiest way to preorder Shadow of the Taj?"


Lara:

                                                          "Shadow of the Taj is available for preorder in eBook and print at Amazon and Barnes And Noble, and eBook at Kobo. Thank you!"

         
                                                 Link:  https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Taj-Lara-Bernhardt-ebook/dp/B07W65NSJ7/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=lara+bernhardt&qid=1568961186&s=gateway&sprefix=lara+ber&sr=8-1


                                                                            CLOSING


                                                           "Lara Bernhardt was motivated by her half a year in India many years ago.  My favorite thing about Lara is even though she is an amazing writer she is so down to earth and giving Readers new experiences is very important to her.  She is just as excited that her new book is coming out as  her fans are.  That type of energy is special.  Those that read her books are never disappointed because they know she will always give them her best.  Her previous works has book lovers anticipating her next.  In less than two weeks they will be able to read another one of her great books.  Click on the link above and Pre-order "Shadow of the Taj"."


                                                                                                                      Jason E. Foss
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"A Leader That Builds You Up Towards Success" Trisha Palmieri. An Interview with Trisha Palmieri by Jason E. Foss.


                                                                                  TRISHA PALMIERI

                                            "Great Leaders don't need the title of a Great Leader.  They have this quality of trying to find the best in others.  If they see you almost have what it takes they will help you build your qualities until you are ready.  They serve others with great advice, motivation, and positive feedback.  They take a chance on you when everyone else looked the other way.  And if they stood next to someone that was a Leader with a high rank in status and no care for others while they were considered a Leader for their belief in helping you to succeed, when they both walked their separate ways from a crowd of people, the people will follow the one that cares.  Trisha Palmieri is one of those Great Leaders.  She is a Talent Development Professional that has your best interest in mind and wants to bring the best out of you.  She let us know what motivates her."

                                                                                                           Jason E. Foss



Jason:                                  "What motivates you the most about being a Talent Development Professional?"


Trisha:

                                              "I am motivated by looking for innate qualities people demonstrate in their actions and work. Taking risks on people!  Looking for clues they give to support their capacity for more. Being able to provide a platform for them is the ultimate motivation to support their development. As leaders, it’s important to remember that someone took a chance on all of us at one point in our career. I like to pay that forward."


Jason:                                    "You are very good at what you do and there are a lot of qualities one must have to be successful. What do you feel is the best characteristic to have to be successful?"


Trisha:

                                                "There are so many qualities that are weaved together to make up a successful person. If I were to think of what one action makes the difference? It is how you show up for your team when things aren’t going as planned or you are working through a challenging situation. These are moments of true leadership. People notice and respond to a leader who shows up for their people. Even when it isn't the popular thing to do or a tough decision needs to be made. Success is about earning respect through your actions."


Jason:                                     "Do you have any other Passion or Life Goals and if so what are they?"


Trisha:

                                                "I think I have learned throughout my career and life that no matter what passion or goal I am going after, I have to be happy in the direction I am heading. Sometimes that may be making a different turn, rerouting, or venturing off in a new territory. Whatever direction, personal happiness has to be part of the equation."


Jason:                                     "For those that are inspired by you and would like to chase their dreams and achieve their Life Goals what advice would you give them that would help them to be successful?"


Trisha:

                                                "Slow down, forget comparing, and everyone’s path is different. Have a plan and do things to work towards your dreams but, understand that happiness will be the ultimate measurement of your success. So much easier said than done. That is why it is good to have a mentor to remind you and keep you focused on your goals. :)"


Jason:                                      "You are very motivating. For those that would love to support you how can they do so and what is the best way for them to contact you?


                                                            My YouTube community"

                                              https://www.youtube.com/user/RolaP100
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                                        "Trisha Palmieri is motivated by the way people work and by their actions.  You can have great ideas and all these good intentions but success is not about what you think as much as it is about what you do.  Your actions in the right direction can do wonders.  My favorite thing about Trisha is that she is willing to take a chance on people.  With her mindset she is responsible for a lot of people's success.  She gives us great advice.  One being to earn respect and show up for your team not just when things are running smoothly but during the challenging times.  It are those very moments that your Leadership qualities can help your team to grow.  So take her advice and stop comparing yourself with others.  Instead set your goals in the path that brings you happiness.  A happy journey along a path doing what you love is worth much more then choosing a path you are not passionate about.  Trisha inspires us all that success is in our grasp all we have to do is have a plan and go for it.  Click on the link above and subscribe to Trisha's Youtube channel."


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

"The Other Gloria" by L.A. Villafane. An Interview with Lori Villafane by Jason E. Foss.


                                                                                L.A. VILLAFANE


                                   "Great Authors always have something unique about them.  They don't want to give a Reader what's been done before.  They want to give them more.  Something different.  They want to tell that story that's never been told.  They don't compete with the other Great Authors instead they appreciate them.  They learn from them.  And because of this Authors continue to bring us amazing books.  For that I am grateful.  It doesn't matter what genre they love it is their Passion that pours from their words.  They connect to the main character and their story takes on a life of it's own.  And from there the Reader connects to their book.  It's a Beautiful thing when someone can open our eyes to a Book that stretches our imagination from beginning to end.  Lori Villafane is one of these Great Authors.  She let us know what motivates her."

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Jason:                       "What motivated you to write "The Other Gloria"?"


Lori:

                                  "I'm a hopeless psychological thriller fan.  I kept waiting for someone to write a novel with a protagonist I could really identify with.  When that novel never came, I decided to write it myself."


                                  "Since this was my first book, I knew I was going to need help and advice.  I worked with talented authors, editors, and agents over a two-year span to bring "Gloria" to fruition."


                                   "When I say, I was looking for a protagonist I could relate to, it's because I live with a condition called dissociative disorder.  I have seen books written on the subject, but never one that I could relate to, personally.  So, I guess you could say, that was my motivation."


Jason:                         "What characteristic of Gloria can you relate to the most and why?"


Lori:

                                     "I relate to Gloria's journey, living with the traumas which lead to dissociative disorder and dealing with the challenges that go along with it, (the severe memory loss, confusion, deep regret, and having to find that other part of yourself--the one you never knew existed)."


Jason:                            "For fans and book lovers, briefly describe "The Other Gloria."


Lori:

                                       "Gloria's story begins on one fateful night that will set her life on a collision course between her past and her future.  On that dark January night, Gloria finds herself ripped away from her beloved fiance, Rick, and flung into the arms of her dangerous ex-husband, Charles once more.  She discovers that to escape this time around with her life and the life of her two young daughters, she will have to meet the one she never wanted to meet, the one who harbors unspeakable secrets from Gloria's past--The Other Gloria.  For Gloria, it's a dangerous journey of self-discovery that she may not survive."


Jason:                              "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Lori:

                                          "I am working on another novel in the same genre.  It's in the early stages right now, but as I seem to do, I have written the ending first.  After that, I allow the story to develop organically, and I'm usually as surprised at the finished product as anyone.  I think not knowing exactly where the story is going to go, adds to the pleasure of writing it."


Jason:                              "For those who want to read your book, what is the easiest way to buy "The Other Gloria"?"


Lori:

                                           ""The Other Gloria," will be available at Amazon, on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited, as well as Barnes and Noble, October 15, 2019."

                                  Link:  https://www.amazon.com/Other-Gloria-L-Villafane/dp/0998949671/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=lori+villafane&qid=1568763341&s=gateway&sr=8-2


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                                              Lori Villafane was motivated by the fact that she read books on her topic of interest before but not one that she could relate to.  That's one of my Favorite things about her.  I love when an Author realizes that the story they were waiting for never came and they decided to do it themselves.  I appreciate that so much because they are going to give us something original.  She is a psychological thriller fan so you know she is going to give us something with a twist.  She doesn't compete with other Authors.  Instead she works with them.  She also worked with Editors and Agents amd appreciates them.  When someone does things like that they are not writing for themselves.  They want the Reader to experience something special.  That type of energy brings great results and that's something we all can look forward to.  Click on the link above and buy "The Other Gloria".


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