Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Paula Renaye - Choice, Consequences, Purpose & Passion

By Paula Renaye

I've talked a lot recently about how many people are feeling an internal push to do something on some level--to make changes in their thinking, their lives or both. Some are very clear on what to do, and are pursuing their goals with deliberate action and passion. For some, their true desires are coming to the surface and they're enthusiastically defining their dreams and goals. Others are redefining themselves--inside and out. Still others are trying to find the courage to take that first step toward claiming their potential, purpose and passion.

It does indeed take courage to step out of the familiar--to look at yourself in a way you've never dared--to be more than you ever thought possible. It takes courage to stand up for yourself and say, "This is who I really am. This is what's true for me. This is what I really want." 

Simply making the decision to honor your truth and your authentic self--particularly when it isn't in keeping with the norms of your family and friends--is huge. It's also a risk, because for every choice, there is a consequence.

Now, consequence is a funny word. It seems to automatically imply a negative outcome, but that's not the case. Consequence is really just another word for result. If you choose to free your true potential and live your purpose and passion, there will be consequences--there will be results of that choice. Many will be positive, of course--feelings of freedom, joy and fulfillment, to name a few. Other results might not be so positive, such as judgment, criticism, pressure to conform, shame and guilt for not living according to other's expectations, or even rejection by family, friends, groups or even your spouse. 

Because of those possible results, you could find yourself in an internal war between the yearning to follow your heart and the paralyzing fear of what will happen if you do. You may ache to be authentic, yet you will conform rather than risk losing a particular person or situation. You will stay stuck in limbo, trying to keep things the same while wishing they were different. Until you find the courage to step up into your highest good and take responsibility for your choices, you will stagger drunkenly on the line between discontent and fear, yearning for more and terrified of having less. 

Take the risk, honor your truth and your true desires, and allow your life to adjust accordingly. Be your authentic self--be the best you possible--and trust that the situations and people who honor and support that will show up. Claim your potential, purpose and passion, and start living the life you love--today!

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Paula Renaye is The Tough Love BFF Coach, empowerment speaker and five-time award-winning author. Her new book, Living the Life You Love--The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation will be in stores in September. Read more at


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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom



Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife


My Soul Slippers

Blog-A-Licous - Textbook Mommy

Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

Blog-A-Licious - tbaoo



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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

Rediscovering Domesticity

Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

Blog-A-Licious - Cori's Big Mouth

Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun


Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Toby & Max

Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry


My Awards - September 2010

My Awards - September 2010
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My Awards - May 2011

My Awards - May 2011
Awarded By Alejandro Guzman

My Awards - May 2011

My Awards - May 2011
Awarded by Kriti Mukherjee

My Awards - April 2011

My Awards - April 2011
Awarded By Roy Durham

My Awards - June 2011

My Awards - June 2011
Awarded By Sulekha Rawat

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