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Change Happens … It’s Time for a Do Over

Change is an everyday occurrence. It happens, whether by choice or involuntary.  Some changes arise from chaos; some form crisis; some from not have the skills to tackle a job; and some are just created from the roll of life’s dice. Some change is gentle; others with hurricane force.


Here are 4 tips to navigate your way through change.

1.       People … your relationships weigh heavy in dealing with unwelcome change. Friends, Colleagues and Family become your tether lines.

2.       Skills … what are yours? Most of us have already acquired the necessary tools to carve through the waves that are encountered. If you need to acquire new ones, get signed up.

3.       Remain True …what brought you to where you were before the change came into play? With no exceptions, be myopic about who you are, be true to you.

4.       Action deal with it. Burying your head; or fantasizing about the “good old days” does nothing.  is here. Acknowledge what has happened and start asking, “What’s next? If I had a magic wand, what would I really like to be doing? What tools do I have that I can use to find a plus? When change hits, huge growth can happen.


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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing signature-full TRNabout and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.

Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2016, the dates are June 23-25th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for “AuthorU – Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at .

Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and Judith Briles – TheBookShepherd on Facebook. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at


header-logo1.pngAuthor U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre, during and post publishing of their books. Join today.

 If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code 1239874444 … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen

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