Monday, August 9, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - Say Yes to Life: 7 Keys to Living Full Out From Within by Elliott Robertson

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Say Yes to Life: 7 Keys to Living Full Out From Within by Elliott Robertson. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Say Yes to Life: 7 Keys to Living Full Out From Within
Author: Elliott Robertson
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: November 25th 2019
Print Length: 134 pages
Genre: Self-Help
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Say Yes to Life provides you with seven keys to unconditional, abundant living. Each key opens a doorway to experiencing life as a gift.

This book will guide you to the depths of your heart where you long to celebrate life with a wholehearted "Yes!"

You will be led to a place of greater authenticity.

You will be encouraged to take joy in who you are.

Only willingness is needed to embrace yourself with gladness.

With your true Self in the driver's seat and the ego in the back seat, life takes on a new vibrancy.

Now you are present to yourself, to your companions, and the cosmos. The mountaintop appears and beckons you into the fullness that has always been awaiting you.

**The eBook is free only during this tour.**

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EXCERPT:
Take a moment now, dear one, to be with your inner child. Tell this little one, “You are entirely unique.” Let this little one know you treasure this uniqueness. Say, “The way Love flows through you is individual. God’s love flows through no one else in quite the same way as through your soul.”

Give your full attention to the child you used to be. This child lives within you until the end. Tell this one, “I treasure you because you are. And one of the things I love especially about you, little one, is your uniqueness. How I love you, especially you.”

After you have spoken this, aloud or silently, listen simply, without agenda or expectation. Instead of a certain expectation for this listening time, bring expectancy, an openness and presence, a sweet anticipation of this chance to hear what the inner child would share.

Listen to whatever might come forward. Perhaps your inner child will respond to what you’ve said. Perhaps some guidance from on high will stream to you, or maybe you will share a moment of silence with this one within you.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elliott Robertson is a Happiness Coach. He holds an MA in Psychology and has been certified as a Happy for No Reason workshop facilitator. His articles have appeared in several magazines, including Science of Mind and Miracles Magazine.

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GUEST POST:
I wrote Say Yes to Life hoping it would uplift people’s spirits. When we are able to get out of the quicksand of cursing life for dealing us a bad hand, we begin to enjoy the ride more than ever. When we are elevated, the way is opened for us to connect with the hidden river of joy that we are born with and that stays with us until our final breath and beyond.

Looking back on this short book, I notice that it not only provides positive reassurances about the promise of the future for all of us personally and as a society, but it also provides a mirror for us to look into. A mirror that might help us see if we are carrying around a lower vibe energy of cursing or complaining or bitterness or self-pity—habits of disposition that don’t serve us. A mirror that might inspire us to “change our ways” to borrow from the lyrics of “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson.

While this is officially categorized as a spiritual book, it could have been categorized as fiction. One of the story lines in the book is about my spending time with Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the author of the classic book The Little Prince. He died many years before I was born, so my meeting him in person and spending a week with him discussing the meaning of life and his book The Little Prince is fictional.

It is this fictional aspect that provides a mirror. The reader is offered many chances to notice how the characters in The Little Prince responded to one another in his book, to notice how they responded to life and to Divinity. And the reader is invited to look within and see if they are responding to life in ways similar to how the characters in The Little Prince were responding to challenges and all that they encountered on their life journey.

I don’t know about you, but I like being nailed. I like it when someone catches me being spiritually immature. It gives me a chance to course correct. It helps me to be self-aware. In fact, I might read this book again and see if it brings a new Aha moment.

Let me add one more note to this blog. I know not everyone has read The Little Prince. But anyone can pick up Say Yes to Life and enjoy the scenes where the aviator and I are discussing his week on the desert. The scenes from The Little Prince are quoted in my book, with permission.
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GIVEAWAY:
Elliott Robertson will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!
(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway or for its prize. Goddess Fish Promotions is responsible for the giveaway and its prize.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

38 comments:

  1. Do you have a special place where you like to write?

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    1. I have a few favorite cafes. And my house also works sometimes.
      With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. Contact me at elliott@elliottrobertsoncoach.com and we can set up an discovery meeting. As a blog reader, I'm taking 75% off the price point.

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    1. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. Contact me at elliott@elliottrobertsoncoach.com and we can set up an discovery meeting. As a blog reader, I'm taking 75% off the price point.

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  3. Thanks, I'm glad. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. Contact me at elliott@elliottrobertsoncoach.com and we can set up an discovery meeting. As a blog reader, I'm taking 75% off the price point.

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  4. Nice cover. I'm really not a self help kind of reader but this sounds like I would truly enjoy it.

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  5. Nice book tour, looks like a helpful book.

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    1. Thanks. Do visit my Facebook page, Pathways to Joy, to find out about an offer for those who found me on the book tour.

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  6. Sounds like a very good book.

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  7. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  8. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks. I'm fortunate to partner with a talented artist.
      Do visit Pathways to Joy, on Facebook to find out about a special offer just for those who found me on the book tour.

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  9. Love the cover and the excerpt sounds amazing.

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  10. Do you listen to music when you write?

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    1. If I'm writing at home, no. But whenever I go to cafes, they have background music. I'm so focused, I don't notice the music.

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  11. I like self help books!
    And what a great cover.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  12. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. The book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the great excerpt!

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  14. this short self-help book is different. Joy and love move one out of a place of negativism and into the the light of abundance.

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  15. This sounds interesting! Can’t wait to try it!

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  16. Where is your favorite place to write?

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    1. I usually go to a cafe. Sometimes I write at home. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. For those who found me on the blog tour I'm taking 75% off the price point.

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  17. sounds like a fun one

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    1. Thanks. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. For those who met me on the tour, I'm taking 75% off the price point.

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  18. I like the use of mainly blue, yellow and white on your book cover. The yellow star really stands out!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for your kind observations about the cover. I was lucky to work with a talented artist. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. For those who met me on the tour I'm taking 75% off the price point.

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  19. sounds awesome love the book over

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    1. My book cover artist is talented. Thanks. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. I'm taking 75% off the price point for those who met me on the tour.

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  20. How many books do you read in a year?

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  21. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading.

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    1. Thanks. Barnes and Noble has it online. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. I'm taking 75% off the price point for those who met me on the tour.

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  22. What made you decide to write this book?

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    1. I had completed another book and I was continuing with my habit of showing up at the cafe on my way to work every morning with pen and notebook. It caught me by surprise, getting all these ideas about saying Yes to life. I was writing just a little every day and then I realized I could turn it into a book.
      If you'd like to work with me for six weeks, check out my Facebook page, Pathways to Joy.

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