Intention, Attention, No Tension with Marci Shimoff

OMG!  So excited to announce the Keynote Speaker for the Make Publishing Fun Summit: Marci Shimoff.

Marci Shimoff is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a world-renowned transformational teacher, and an expert on happiness, success, and unconditional love.

Marci’s books include the runaway bestsellers, Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, and six titles in the phenomenally successful Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series. Her books have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide in 33 languages, have topped all of the major bestseller lists, and have been on the New York Times bestseller list for a total of 118 weeks. Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time.

Marci is also the host of the national PBS television special called Happy for No Reason, is a featured teacher in The Secret, and is the narrator for the award-winning film Happy.

Marci currently co-leads a world-wide program called Your Year of Miracles with thousands of participants from 42 countries – for living a life of miracles.

Marci has inspired millions of people around the world and is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives. Please join me in welcoming to our show today, Marci Shimoff.

To learn more about Marci, please visit her website or

In this interview, Marci allows us to Embrace the Power and the Impact of Being an Author.  Listen:

Marci also has been generous to offer a freebie (that will also get you on my list to hear more about the summit).  It is her 28-page AWESOME Happy For No Reason Workbook. You can get your own copy here.

Here are the fun nuggets from our interview:

Fun nugget #1: If you can finish this sentence: “I have something to share that is really important, that will help others, and it is___________”… You know that you are an aspiring author

Fun nugget #2:  If you want to amplify that message and have a burning desire to spread that message, you know that you are an aspiring author

Fun nugget #3: You have to know your “avatar”– who are you serving? (See questions below)

Fun nugget #4: Know how you are there to serve that avatar (what are their pain points?)

Fun nugget #5: You must love the topic that you want to write about (because you will be immersed in it for a LOOOONG time)

Fun nugget #6: Follow the success formula that Marci’s explains:  Intention, Attention, No Tension, an incredible formula that also makes sure that you avoid burnout. 🙂

Questions to ask yourself:
1. Who am I here for (who am I here to serve)?
2. How am I here to serve (how can I help?)
3. What do I care the most about? (your passion/your calling)

More Questions specific for authors:
1. what am I going to write about?
2. how am I going to take care of myself while I write
3. how do I write?
4. how am I going to market this book

It’s time to turn your story/expertise into a transformational book. The Make Publishing FUN course with Carol Kline and Kathryn Kemp Guylay is a comprehensive online training program. It allows you to gain clarity on your nonfiction (self-help or memoir) writing project to efficiently and effectively write a profitable, page-turning inspirational book. You’ll learn the formula for success and receive many other invaluable resources from Carol and Kathryn.

Enroll in this course on Teachable now and save 50% by using the code SAVE50

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  1. Sheena says

    Great interview Kathryn and Marci … I found the inspiration for a ” gap” that has had me stuck in my writing. Thank you both so very much for this!

    • says

      Shenna- thanks for listening! I am SUPER excited for your writing journey. You are going to LOVE the summit with the other 26 speakers…coming soon. 🙂


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