Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway - Life On Your Terms: How to Get What You Really Want by Tanya Russell

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for Life On Your Terms: How to Get What You Really Want by Tanya Russell. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book. 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!
Title: Life On Your Terms: How to Get What You Really Want
Author: Tanya Russell
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: May 31st 2021
Print Length: 156 pages
Genre: Self-Help
What a shame it would be to come to the end of your life and look back and say, "That was it?"

Life on Your Terms is a practical blueprint for how to feel fulfilled while creating the life you imagine. No matter what situation you find yourself in today, there is a bright future waiting for you. Applying the skills and practices in this book will launch you to that place and beyond, faster than you ever imagined possible.

In this practical guidebook, the author compresses decades of lessons learned from her wins and failures as a businesswoman and single mother into actionable steps to achieve the life you truly desire. Once bankrupt but now financially free, her courage, faith and strong desire for something more for herself and her children have driven her to seek out ways to create exactly that.

Don't live the same day every day and call it a life. Apply these foundational principles and rewrite your future today.


A healthy mind is a grateful mind. There are a reason and purpose for all the things you are going through, good or bad. It’s often hard to see them when we are in the middle of the bad stuff, but if you can focus on the things in life that you are grateful for it makes the hard a little easier and the good feel great. When we can view a situation as happening for us and not to us, it helps keep our attitude more positive. “In everything give thanks” (KJV 1 Thes 5:18).

What to Avoid

To keep your mind healthy there are a couple of things you need to avoid. One of them is elevator people. No, I’m not talking about the doorman or those who ride up and down the elevator with you every morning. I mean those negative types that immediately take you to the bottom floor. Their words and actions do nothing but bring people down. These types of people are toxic to your growth and infect your mindset. Now you may say to me, what do I do if one of my family members or coworkers is an elevator person? Limit your contact with them. It is critical to stay away from constant negativity. This sounds harsh, but I have had to restrict contact with certain people for my own well-being. If you are an elevator person yourself, go back, reread and apply the lessons in this chapter.

Another source of constant negativity is the news. I never watch or read it. I can’t remember the last time I had the news on my television. The majority of it is untrue and rarely, if ever, do they put a positive spin on anything. For the most part, none of it even applies to my daily life, so I choose to avoid the extra negativity. I am certain that if something happens that will directly affect me, I will be informed in some way or another, without having to subject myself to all the negative things that don’t.

Stretch Yourself

Once you have incorporated the tips above into your life, you may find that you hit a plateau in your growth process. If you are not progressing and cannot figure out why, it may be because you have a misguided belief in one of the areas. For example, you may believe you forgave someone, but your words or actions do not support that. You may believe you have a positive attitude, but others may not see it that way.

This is where having input from others comes in. I recommend a coach, mentor or very trustworthy friend. Caution on the trustworthy friend though; they are often afraid to truly tell you what you need to hear. The job of the coach, mentor or friend is to help you see what you are not seeing. They are there to stretch you beyond your comfort zone. Ask them to hold you accountable for your goals and actions. They can guide you on a path to achieving what you want from life. Ask for honest feedback and ask often. The key here is to choose someone who has your best interests at heart. Most importantly, you must not take offence at the feedback they provide.
Tanya Russell is a successful multi-business owner and life coach. Her passions are her family, continued personal growth, and empowering others to live their very best lives. Tanya enjoys fast cars, motorcycles and travelling. She is currently enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle in Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Tanya Russell 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, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility for this giveaway.)
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  1. I love the title. Gives me thoughts of what I should have done in earlier years. Best of luck with the book.

  2. Sounds great, thank you for sharing.

  3. Neat and helpful book to learn about.

  4. Sounds great, I like self help books.

  5. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  7. Life On Your Terms: How to Get What You Really Want by author Tanya Russel sounds like an informative book that would be helpful for many people.

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  8. Do you prefer ebooks or solid books?

  9. I could sure use this self help book!
    Thank you for sharing it.

  10. This sounds like a very helpful book.

  11. Do you do a lot of people watching?

  12. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

  13. Cover looks awesome! Excerpt is intriguing. Great work!

  14. Do you take holidays as time off from writing?

  15. Have you ever been to a Twitter party?

  16. Do you prefer writing in the cooler weather months?

  17. Do you carry a notebook with you when you are out to jot down thoughts about the book you're writing?

  18. Sounds like a really interesting book. I look forward to checking it out.

  19. looks like a fun one

  20. This sounds like a book that would give you some skills to help in life. Thanks for the information on this book.

  21. Have you always wanted to be a writer & what helped you to decide on it?