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Write, Publish, Build: The Power of the Pen Retreat is Coming

Writing a book has been the dream of many people for many years. The thought of becoming a published author is exciting, and how cool would it be to have others read your work for years to come? On the other hand, the thought of writing and publishing a book may be a little scary when you don’t really know where to start.

So, have you ever felt the burning desire to bring your ideas and expertise to life through the power of writing? Would you like to be part of a supportive and inspiring environment where you can immerse yourself in your writing and unleash your creative potential? If that’s a yes, let us introduce you to The Power of the Pen Retreat: Write, Publish, Build. A Hybrid Retreat Experience!

Discover the Power of the Pen:

Yes, we are back for our fifth annual conference and our third annual Power of The Pen writing retreat! This event provides a transformative experience designed to ignite your creativity, deepen your writing skills, and provide the guidance you need to publish your work and build your legacy. It is a haven for authors, aspiring writers, entrepreneurs, career professionals, and wordsmiths who are passionate about their message and eager to refine their skills.

Unplug and Immerse Yourself:

The world is so filled with distractions and constant noise that finding the space and time to focus on your writing can be challenging. The good news is that The Power of the Pen Retreat offers the ideal setting and guidance for you to unplug from the outside world and immerse yourself in an environment dedicated to nurturing your creative spirit. Surrounded by like-minded individuals, you’ll find the peace and tranquility necessary to unlock your imagination and let your words flow.

Guidance from Industry Experts:

During your time with us, you’ll have the invaluable opportunity to learn from accomplished authors, editors, graphic designers, marketing specialists, and other industry experts who will share their wisdom, techniques, and insights. From workshops on storytelling and character development to sessions on the publishing process and marketing strategies to branding, you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge to enhance your writing journey and lay the foundation for new opportunities.

Nurture Your Craft:

The Power of the Pen Writing Retreat provides a range of activities and resources to nurture your craft. Engage in writing exercises, prompts, and brainstorming sessions that will stimulate your creativity and push the boundaries of your imagination. Participate in group discussions and receive constructive feedback on your work, fostering personal and artistic growth.

Inspiration and Connection:

One of the most powerful aspects of the retreat is the opportunity to connect with fellow writers, business owners, entrepreneurs, etc., who share your passion and understand the challenges and joys of the writing process. You’ll forge connections that can last a lifetime through networking, group activities, and supportive discussions. The support and encouragement from your peers will inspire you to persevere, overcome obstacles, and continue growing your skills and business long after the retreat concludes.

Unlock Your Writing Potential:

Our mission is not only to help you become a better writer, author-publisher, and entrepreneur but also to unlock your full creative potential. We believe that everyone has a unique story to tell, knowledge, and experience to share, and we provide the tools, resources, and nurturing environment to help you bring that story to life. Whether you’re a seasoned author or just starting, this retreat will empower you to tap into your inner voice and create authentic, captivating works that resonate with your target readers.

The Power of the Pen Writing Retreat is an extraordinary opportunity to take the time to unwind, clear your mind, network, unleash your creative potential, and take your writing and business to new heights. By immersing yourself in this transformative experience, you’ll gain the confidence, skills, and inspiration to pursue your dreams and create the life and legacy you want.

Don’t let your words remain unspoken, or your stories remain untold. Join us at The Power of the Pen Writing Retreat and embark on a journey of self-discovery, artistic growth, and the joy of bringing your ideas to life through the power of writing. Click HERE to grab your tickets today!

Don’t forget to join the FREE Books 2 Business & Beyond® Facebook Group. Say hello when you get there!

Unlock your creative potential today and experience the transformative power of the pen.

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Marketing Your Message

Marketing your message should be ongoing if you want to run a successful and profitable

business. I know that might seem an obvious statement, but some of the actions of many small business owners indicate otherwise. Many will build a website, create a promotional flyer for social media, attend a few networking events, and then wait for customers to come to them.

Unfortunately, effective marketing rarely works that way. Consistency is the key to keeping your pipeline full of good high-quality leads that you can work on converting into paying clients. At the same time, it does not have to be an all-consuming effort.

Here are four ideas for continuously moving your marketing forward:

1. Study marketing trends and ideas:

There is no shortage of resources to help you with your marketing efforts, including books,courses, groups, etc. Look for the ones that offer proven, hands-on strategies and tactics andnot get-rich-quick schemes.

2. Form or join an accountability or mastermind group:

Get involved with like-minded individuals who care more about your success than theirs and intentionally hold each other accountable. This is not just a group of friends who will tell you what you want to hear but instead support you and hold your feet to the fire as it relates to your actions and results.

3. Attend business events and workshops regularly:

If you go and participate fully, you will often get just as much from the other participants as you will from the talk itself. Brainstorm with those you meet to find out what works for them in their business.

4. Develop a marketing mindset:

Sales can sometimes be scary if you are uncomfortable with selling. Potential customers will pick up on your fear and uncertainty and may refuse to buy. Instead of thinking about selling as an awkward act, change that mindset and try telling the story around your offer to let people know how your product solves their problem.

A recommended suggestion is to get support from a business or marketing coach. They will help you focus, set goals, prioritize, create action plans, and implement strategies for marketing your message. In addition, knowledge-based courses, workshops, seminars, and masterminds are

some of the best investments you can make in yourself and your business. The points listed above and additional support from mentors and subject matter experts can help you shift your mindset and make marketing the major priority it should be so your business can grow!

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What I learned on my visit to Caye Caulker, Belize

I just returned from one of the most inspiring vacations I have ever taken. My sister and I visited one of the tiniest islands off the coast of Belize, called Caye Caulker. We wanted to choose a vacation spot to honor our Mom this year. She passed away 26 years ago on my birthday; coincidentally, my sister was born on her birthday in October, so we intentionally chose to celebrate her life together on an island during their birth month.

Caye Caulker is 5 miles long and less than a mile wide, and you can walk from top to bottom in less than an hour. The roads are made of packed sand, and their modes of transportation are golf carts, bicycles, and feet. By all American standards, this is a poor third-world country, but I saw a group of people that are rich in mindset.

Their way of living is simple yet beautiful. Clean air – no exhaust from motor vehicles; white sand beaches without pollutants; the incredible Caribbean Sea breeze that warps your skin like a fragranced blanket; and food that has none of the additives and chemicals that are included in the ingredients you see on the packages in the US. For seven days, I had no indigestion and no joint pain.

The mindset of these natives is what blew me away. No one cared about what you wore on your back or feet or your designers purses or sunglasses. They lived their lives in peaceful harmony while using every talent, gift, skill, and purpose they were blessed with to support, sustain, and create commerce within their eco-system.


So the fishermen bring in the fresh catch, the skilled cooks have street-side businesses and restaurants, the teachers are in the school system, the nurses work in either of the two clinics, and the creatives draw, paint and make crafts for the tourism industry, etc. I saw every person contributing to the success of that tiny community as they used what they have in their hands – and when asked if they would consider their community poor; their answer was, “Poor is a state of mind, and in our minds, we are wealthy because we have each other.” WOW!


So what is your mindset saying to you? Do you think you are rich because you know that your gifts, talent, skills, abilities, and life lessons will make room for you? Or are you still wondering what you are purposed to do and how to make that purpose work for you?


During the September Books2Business Challenge, I discussed the upcoming Power of the Pen Retreat and talked about momentum. Here is what I know from being in the workforce/business space over the last 40 years. MOMENTUM is that giant wave that surfers use to propel them into excellence.

M = Movement

O = Opportunity

M = Mission

E = Execute

N = Now

T = Time-sensitive

U = Understanding

M = Motivated


With that said, do not let this MOMENTUM pass you by. We want to invite you to experience the POWER of what God will do at the Power of The Pen Retreat. I desire you to create a sustainable life for yourself and your family that will leave a legacy. So I am giving you the opportunity to purchase a General Retreat ticket as a two-for-one deal. This means you pay for one ticket and bring a friend along for free.


There is nothing like partnerships and accountability when doing something new. All you need to do is put their name and email address in the ticket section so we can send them their login information and Retreat agenda. Here is the link for the tickets


This is a last-chance advantage as this is only valid until Wednesday, November 2nd, at 11.59 pm. The General Conference starts on Friday, Nov 4th at 9 am.


If you are interested in the VIP ticket, we also still have those available, and the VIP day is Thursday, Nov 3rd starting at Noon.


Listen, I want to walk hand in hand with you through this process, and time is of the essence

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There are times when we allow golden opportunities to slip through our fingers, don’t let this happen to you. We want to empower you to own your brilliance, build a legacy, and impact lives while creating a sustainable lifestyle with this business in a box.

Even If business ownership is not what you desire, here is your chance to be a self-publishing expert and write and publish your own books.

You have only a few hours left to take advantage of my special Black Friday offer for the Books 2 Business & Beyond Publishing Boot Camp before the doors close.

Don’t wait until the New Year to make a resolution to invest in yourself and create your legacy. Do it now and start getting results by the end of the year.


Just to Recap Here is What You Get:












Here is what you can expect from the boot camp:

In addition to the amazing strategies and bonuses, you’ll get:

  • (2) 90-minute 1:1 coaching session with a VYP Coach based on your needs

  • Weekly 60–90-minute training sessions

  • Training from subject matter experts

  • Workbooks, templates, worksheets, and other resource materials

  • Accredited author coaching certification

  • Private Facebook group with accountability partners

  • Peer sessions

  • End of program event

  • The opportunity to leave the program with a fully functioning author-publishing business

  • Graduation Recognition

  • Super Bonuses

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