18 results for 'Yvonne Wu'
I wrote my first book, Starless Sky at age 15 and published it in January of 2010. My second book, Seven, was published February 2011.
Whenever I write a book, it has to be something that I would want to read if I picked it up from a shelf. Seven is unique and it makes you think. It has suspense and thrill, romance and friendship, and characters that readers can relate to. The story slowly crescendos and then goes out with a bang. “We are all born with profound greatness, as immense as the sea. Every day is a choice on whether or not we live up to our potential.” The rest of the book... (more)
Many entrepreneurs come to me looking for suggestions and advice. I’m afraid I disappoint them most of the time because they are usually looking for the magic or secret that will instantly propel their company and product to success. And it doesn’t exist, overnight business success doesn’t happen. What they need more than anything is inspiration. They need to know the challenges they are encountering are not unique to them, that they can work through them and prevail. Friends and colleagues encouraged me to write a book because they like hearing the stories about start-ups and what it is really... (more)
Has someone ever said or done something that made you feel bad? Well, unless you have pointy ears and your name is Spock, the answer is yes, you've had a negative emotional response to the words or actions of another. And if it was an intense reaction, you may have even felt like you'd been zapped with an emotional-chemical cocktail from the dark side, and before you even consciously realized it, you were giving someone a piece of your mind, or physically taking things into your own hands, or both—it was automatic.
Sure, there are plenty of reasons to get angry and do what needs done.... (more)
I started to write simple articles in the second year I was running my internet marketing business as a way to generate prospects’ interest, exposure and credibility. I found that I tremendously enjoyed writing as a way of expressing my unique abilities to teach others about online marketing and constructing websites, that I ended up continuing to write articles. One day in 2006, a colleague suggested I put all of the answers to questions I was being repeatedly asked by clients into a book format, so I could spend less time with clients, and also give clients something to refer to repeatedly.... (more)
Statistics Canada recently released a report Canadian Social Trends that reflects the steady increase in the work from home population. With 3.6 million at-home workers, 1.8 million of these being self-employed workers and the other half made up of corporate employees, it's becoming increasingly important for these workers to apply strategies to make working from home an effective and productive work environment.
Working from home or a virtual office is more viable than ever. Technology has paved the way for the non-traditional workplace. Anyone can work just about anywhere providing... (more)
Unlearn Your Pain began with a single patient who was referred to me about 8 years ago. This woman had severe pain in her back and hip. Despite two surgeries, pain medications, injections, and physical therapy, she continued to have pain and walked with a cane. She contacted me after reading a book by Dr. John Sarno entitled The Mindbody Prescription. This book gave her a completely new and different view of her pain and after reading it and applying its principles, she began to feel better. Her pain resolved within a matter of weeks.
Her story led me on a path of seeking to understand... (more)
Shakespeare said, “The entire world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
I see life only slightly differently than Shakespeare did—as a large book with lots and lots of pages and chapters to fill with experiences. All our friends and family members are characters that help fill up the novel. And, of course, we are the heroes of it all. We write our destinies.
As a writer, my philosophy of life is that it is one great big adventure after another. The adventures can be uplifting, sad, dangerous or just plain enjoyable. I take them in stride. They are what make up... (more)
It’s Monday. You are living the dream; you have your own business. You started it for reasons you can’t exactly remember, but they must have been good ones, because you are not impulsive. Your friends and family eye you enviously because you work from home, so you don’t really work. You can stay in your jammies all day, drink coffee straight from the pot, and have a beautiful meal on the table when your adoring spouse and children come home after their difficult day out in the ‘real world.’
So, why do you feel so bad? Why do you feel like a failure or that today is the day the world... (more)