Recently, I had to face some hard facts. During the past three years, ever since my mother died, I’d become a pack rat — worse than I’ve ever been. And all those mounds of papers, decorative objects and various doodads were dragging me down. Uh-oh, it was time to get organized!
The words, “How Organized are You?” on a thermometer remind you that now is the moment to get things in order, straighten out your mess, and create a process or system to keep things tidy, clean and neat.
Recently, it hit me that I’ve been stuck in an organizational predicament. All that STUFF has been keeping me stuck and holding me back from my cherished goal, which is to help exasperated sugar junkies and carb addicts break free of their addictions and Crush their Crazy Cravings™ (as I put it).
Sure, I’d made lots of progress. For three years, I’ve spent many hours — often with the help of others — wading through, saving or tossing thousands of Mom’s photos, mementos and many other things that I’d stored in four places in three cities.
But for the last two months, as both the anniversary of Mom’s death and the Jewish High Holidays drew near, I ramped up my organizing. I’ve become determined to clear my massive amounts of clutter.
Why get organized? Because clearing clutter is freeing, and it moves you forward.
You reap many benefits from getting organized and clearing clutter.
In the upsetting episode, actor Patrick Dempsey’s beloved fictional neurosurgeon character—aka “McDreamy”—did something appallingly inappropriate and incongruous for a talented brain doctor on TV (or a real M.D., for that matter).
Dempsey’s Dr. Derek Shepherd drove while distracted, which triggered his untimely death.
More specifically, after rescuing and helping four people from a massive car wreck that he witnessed, he leaned over to hunt for and then answer his ringing cell phone.
But in those few seconds, he didn’t pay attention, a huge trucker sped towards him.
McDreamy’s stupid split second decision to pick up his cell phone cost him his life. The four-wheeler came blazing out of nowhere and smashed into him, leading to his demise hours later.
In today’s world you need to be social even if you’re not naturally gregarious or extroverted.
To spread the word about your book, program, product, or professional expertise, you have to be active in social media in a BIG way, using such tools as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your blog, Pinterest, etc.
But what if you’re feeling decidedly anti-social, because you’re facing a grueling Dark Night of the Soul?
Should you continue to post regularly on Facebook, Twitter, and your blog when you’re enduring an existential crisis like a terminally ill parent or spouse, the breakup of your long-term marriage, or the death of a cherished loved one?
In fact, my publisher, Hay House, ran out of books and had to rush back to press!
In the U.S., for instance, as the screen shot below illustrates, Beyond Sugar Shock hit # 2 in Hot New Releases in Healthy Living in this country, second only to a new book from actress/health expert Suzanne Somers.
Thankfully, wonderful people at Hasmark Services gracefully coordinated the many elements of my book launch and carefully tracked Beyond Sugar Shock as it climbed a number of bestseller charts. Thanks to Hasmark’s diligent eye, I can share some bestseller screen shots with you.
For instance, here’s the screen shot showing how it hit # 2 in healthy living in the U.S.
The # 1 spot was taken by a new book from actress/health expert Suzanne Somers.
Much to my joy, while Beyond Sugar Shock was becoming popular in the U.S., it also was captivating Kindle readers in France, where the book soared to # 1 in six different categories!
Classement des meilleures ventes d’Amazon: n°818 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Nutrition
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Healthy Living
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss
n°1 Dernières nouveautés en Nutrition
n°1 Dernières nouveautés en Personal Health
n°1 Les meilleures ventes en Diets & Weight Loss
For instance, here’s the screen shot that illustrates how Beyond Sugar Shockhit # 1 under Diets and Weight Loss in France.
Over in Canada, Beyond Sugar Shockreached #1 in Hot New Releases in Healthy Living. (It also grabbed the # 3 spot at the same time.)
It also reached #2 in Hot New Releases in Personal Health in Canada.
How suprising it was the book also did so well in Germany, where it hit a # 10 slot.
Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 4.116 in Englische Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Englische Bücher)
Nr. 10 in Englische Bücher > Gesundheit, Geist & Körper > Persönliche Gesundheit > Gesund leben
Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, it hit # 26 in Books: Healh, Family & Lifestyle Books > Health Issues > Popular Medicine.
Now, it’s with great gratitude that I extend my heartfelt thanks to the many supporters of Beyond Sugar Shock.Over at Barnes and Noble, Beyond Sugar Shock also sold well, reaching #10 in Trending.
I’m filled with profound appreciation for the following people, who were kind enough to spread the word via email, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn:
Ann Louise Gittleman
A path to change
Applying the Law of Attraction
Book Tour Radio
Change for Good-Scott Sulak
Cheri & Peter John Lucking – Bilbo’s Adventures Series
Christy Goldfeder – Delicious Life Health Coaching
Doris Helge, Ph.D.
Dr. Caroline Manuel
Dr. Carolyn Dean
Dr. Houston Vetter
Dr. Irina Koles
Dr. Jennifer Howard
Dr Joe Rubino
Evelyn Roberts Brooks
Felicia Bender, Ph.D.
Healing Mother’s Spirit!
Holistic Health News
Jeffrey Morrison, MD
Joan Marie Verba
Judit Mueller-Kiss – CreativitySage™
Ken Druck, Ph.D.
Kimberly Palm, C.M.I.
Lyndelle Palmer Clarke
Matthew C Cox
Paul Cika Emekwulu, The Dreaming Mathematician
Powerful You! Women’s Network
Rhonda Joy Eagle
Rosalie B. Kahn
Sheri Kaye Hoff
Spirited Lady Living
Tracy Lee Nash
Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics
Well Beyond Cravings
Wow, what a lot of wonderful supporters!
Again, thank you, amazing partners, for making Beyond Sugar Shockan international bestseller.