How Gratitude and Visualization Made Me a Bestseller

How Gratitude and Visualization Made Me a Bestseller

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Bestselling Author Kim Staflund’s Story featured on TheSecret.Tv in November 2015

by Kim Staflund

When Australian television producer Rhonda Byrne released The Secret in 2006, it inspired millions of people all across the world from all walks of life. I was one of them.

I read Rhonda’s books then I researched others who had success, and those who didn’t. I wanted to know why visualization worked for some, but came up short for others. A pivotal moment came for me when I saw a video clip of Oprah Winfrey interviewing Jim Carrey in the late 1990s about how he made his own dreams come true using these techniques. Oprah made the comment, ‘Visualization works if you work hard,’ to which Jim agreed, ‘You can’t just visualize and then go eat a sandwich.’ That interview really resonated.

I’ve always believed in the power of love and gratitude; now, I have first-hand experience with the power of visualization and I want to pay it forward. This technique worked for me. It’s not magic. It’s a system of believing. I put my heart and soul into it and two months later, I saw my name on a bestseller list as detailed in my Secret Story of the Week.

Here’s how to make it work for you:

  • You need to feel gratitude for where you are in your life right now. Really feel it. Yes, we all have a road we want to travel tomorrow—but we also have to appreciate where we’re standing today. Give thanks to all you have.
  • Visualize what you love and where you want to go.
  • Once you have that vision, work toward it on a daily basis. This can’t be a random, when-you-feel-like-it approach to life. When you want something badly enough, you work toward it. Don’t lose sight of your intended horizon.
  • Practice gratitude and visualization each day. I intensified mine in the weeks leading up to my greatest milestone—seeing my name on a bestseller list. I practiced sessions twice daily—first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It certainly did the trick.
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As an author, I’m also an entrepreneur. Holding your career in your own hands can be overwhelming, and there are actions each author must take in order to make their dreams come true. But when you have the right perspective—when you know the secret—you can enjoy the journey.

About Kim Staflund

Kim Staflund is the founder and publisher at Polished Publishing Group (PPG) and author of the newly released Successful Selling Tips for Introverted Authors. She is also author of How to Publish a Bestselling Book…and Sell it Worldwide Based on Value, Not Price! released in 2014.

In addition to her book publishing background, Staflund has a substantial sales and sales management history that includes new business development, account and personnel management and leadership experience. Connect with Kim Staflund on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Kim’s books are available in both paperback and ebook format through choice booksellers all around the world. Booksellers can order them in via Ingram Content Group.

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