LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT 2017

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Happy New Year to my friends and followers!

I’m looking forward to a great year in 2017.

Last year, I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish. I made all my goals and then some. I made my reading challenge for the year. I published another historical novel, “The Wentworth Legacy” and started a new project, a nonfiction book to be published in late fall this year.

This year, I’ll be more focusing on my marketing efforts. I have expanded my email lists to include all the people I know from all aspects of my life and that can mean over a thousand names. It’s a great way to start. When I was in real estate, I was taught “marketing is a number game”. This applies to anything you do. The more you reach out, the more you will be known.

I also started a quarterly newsletter, “Writer’s Musings & Reflections”. It’s not your typical marketing newsletter. It’s more about me, my thoughts and useful tips I want to share with my followers. To subscribe, email me at RosalindaRm@comcast.net. It’s a great way to build up your sphere of influence, a real estate lingo. I remember I used to send out 300 snail mail newsletters every month when I was in real estate. It’s expensive but it got my name out there and it paid off. I was one of the top producers in my office. With the internet, it is easier. With one click, they will be out there and will still leave me with more time to do my writing and other things.

I plan to stay active on social media. I’ll keep on blogging and tweaking my website to keep up with the trends.

I plan to keep on reading and learning new things. To be a good writer, you have to constantly educate yourself. I’m a self-taught writer but I love to read and I learn a lot just by reading. I have no time to go to seminar or conference since I am a full time caregiver of my husband who has acute kidney disease. I write at home and in solitude.

To break off from my writing, I garden. I tend to my 70 roses and other plants. Looking at those beautiful blooms and getting my hands dirty and taking care of God’s acre as I call it is the most satisfying and relaxing feeling of all. I recommend it highly.

Happy Reading and Stop and Smell the Roses.

Rosalinda, “The Rose Lady”

Author and Garden Writer

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

 

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Motivational Monday – Dec. 26, 2016

 

Perhaps there is no more important component of character than steadfast resolution. The boy who is going to make a great man, or is going to count in any way in after life, must make up his mind not merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

 By Theodore Roosevelt

 

 Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda R. Morgan, The Rose Lady

Author and Garden Writer

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Motivational Monday – December 12, 2016

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time-not tomorrow, nor next year, nor in some future life after we have died. The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year. Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life. Today should always be our most wonderful day.

Thomas Dreier

 

 Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda R. Morgan, The Rose Lady

Author and Garden Writer

All my books are available at Amazon.

You can also find me on Smashwords.

Sample or purchase my ebook at Smashwords.

 

Motivational Monday – December 5, 2016

 

The chief thing you are seeking in this world is happiness; and happiness does not depend upon good health or money or fame, though good health is a large factor. It depends, however, principally on one thing only; your thoughts. If you can’t have what you want, be grateful for what you have. Keep thinking constantly of all the big things you have to be thankful for instead of complaining about the little things that annoy you.

Dale Carnegie

 

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

 

 

 

Motivational Monday – October 24, 2016

 

Things cannot always go your way. Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity and consume your own smoke with an extra draught of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints.

Sir William Osler

 

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

 

Motivational Monday – Oct. 17, 2016

The last words of Steve Jobs

 

I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.

 In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.

 However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.

 At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.

 In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.

 Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.

 It should be something more important:

 For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.

 No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.

 God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.

 I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.

 This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.

 Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.

 What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.

 You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.

 Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.

 Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.

 Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

 Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.

                                                                       

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

 

Motivational Monday – October 10, 2016

We can all endure disaster and tragedy, and triumph over them – if we have to. We may not think we can, but we have surprisingly strong inner resources that will see us through if we will only make use of them. We are stronger than we think.

Dale Carnegie

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

 

Motivational Monday – October 3, 2016

 

Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

Edgar W. Howe

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda Morgan, The Rose Lady

Author and Garden Writer

Author of “The Wentworth Legacy”, “The Iron Butterfly” and”BAHALA NA”

 

 

 

Motivational Monday – September 26, 2016

 

Everyone should have a deep-seated interest, or hobby, to enrich his mind, add zest to living, and perhaps, depending upon what it is, result in a service to his country.

Dale Carnegie

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Motivational Monday – Sept. 19, 2016

A leader has to have the confidence to think that his decision will be proven correct. While trying to retain humility, you must accept that the reason you’re making these decisions and other people are not is because, for now, you’re in charge and they aren’t. You do no one any good if, like Hamlet, you cannot carry the weight of your convictions. Yes, you must guard against arrogance; but if you’re doing your job and putting your motives and conscience through their paces, accept that maybe you really do know better and can see a little further down the road than others.

By Rudolph Giuliani

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer