Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a self-love advocate, blogger, life coach but really I’m just a girl learning how to love herself and helping others do the same through my blog posts, books, and courses. So far I’ve self-published 3 workbooks on Amazon, all geared towards mindset, self love, and taking inspired action towards your dreams.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent book is called The Inspired Action Map. It’s a guided workbook designed to help you take massive action towards your big dreams now rather than someday. It includes a monthly inspired action map with journaling questions to help you figure out which goals you want to focus on for the month ahead. It also helps you get crystal clear on what inspired action steps you’ll need to take to achieve your goals.
On a daily basis, there is a worksheet to fill out that helps you stay motivated and focused on the right tasks. Gratitude, self-care, and celebrating your daily wins is a part of this daily process because I do not believe in having to burn yourself out in order to become successful and create a fulfilling life.
I was inspired to create this workbook, because I’ve been using my own printable version for the past couple of years and wanted a bound version I could use. My coaching clients have also enjoyed using it, so I knew other women might find it useful too!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Hmmm, I’m not sure about this one! I do have a routine now where I go to local cafes to write. I pretty much always order a smoothie or a hot tea depending on time of the year. I’ve found that my environment needs to be cheerful and relaxing in order for me to feel inspired and be productive.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love to read all kinds of books, but since I write self help mainly I’ll share the authors from that genre who’ve inspired me the most. One of the first self help books I read was You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. It changed my life, and helped me to see that no matter what you’ve gone through things can change simply by choosing to create new beliefs about yourself. The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz helped me to stop taking things so personally and let go of worrying so much about things I can’t control.
I also adore everything Paulo Coehlo writes. The Alchemist is one of my all time favorites.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on a self care workbook for women. I want to create something that goes beyond self care being a bubble bath or getting a massage. I want to help women who feel burned out set better boundaries and make time for their passions rather than continuing to put their dreams on the back burner.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I promote my books through my blog and my social media profiles. I also run ads through Amazon and I’ve done a few paid promotions on other book sites. As a new author, I’m honestly still figuring out how best to optimize my book marketing efforts.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I wish I had self-published sooner now that I’ve gone through the process. I really made it out to be a much bigger molehill in my mind that it was in reality. We live in a time where we are really blessed to have all of these options to get our work out there. Take advantage of it! Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good. You have something worthwhile to share, otherwise you wouldn’t have the desire to write a book!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t take advice from someone who hasn’t achieved what you want to achieve.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Right now my main focus is creating content for my blog, LifeasBritny.com, but I’d love to continue creating a couple of books a year. It has become a fun way to express myself, help others, and also make some extra money!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, and Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding – that way I have something for every mood 😉