Monday, November 15, 2010

The Reflections of Light for Daily Living: A Book of Affirmations for the Ambitious

Dr. Tiffany Brown
ISBN: 978-1-4512-3144-1 (hard cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4512-3143-4 (soft Cover)
Publisher: Publish America
Source: E-book from Publisher as part of Blog Tour for Dr. Tiffany Brown

Affirmations for the Ambitious is a daily look at positive life thoughts and affirmations for all. Each day holds a new thought or challenge for the reader. The book is full of variety and topics that are relative to us all as we go about our daily lives. It has the power to change your life if you’re willing to be the catalyst for change. This daily book of affirmations is full of original thoughts, devotionals, and affirmations for life. I have included a few of my favorites below with what I learned from each. I listed the title of the affirmation first and my thoughts/summary second.
  • Unstoppable – the power of positive thinking 
  • Taking Care of Yourself – taking “me” time, time to relax from daily stress. Give your mind a break.
  • Peace – in the midst of chaos, a state of mental calm, something that we work on. Try to rid yourself of anger, resentment, chaos and conflict. Strive for clarity, serenity and peace.
  • Endurance – build it day by day. Endurance is worked on every day, built upon the previous day, leaning on God for understanding.
  • Unique Blessings – realizing your special & unique part. Everyone is different. Variety is the spice of life, hold onto your unique and wonderful special blessing. Chances are people love that most about you.
  • Too Busy – slow down! Being too busy can invite evil into your life if you’re not careful. You lose the time you should spend with God. You aren’t paying attention. Frustrations, delays etc- God could be saving you. Don’t try to understand his purpose-just trust-do your best, allow extra time for him.
  • Panic – its forms, its dangers, how to overcome and slow down. How to pause and rely on God. Great reminders.
  • God’s Promise – a simple reminder of God’s love and promise to follow through.
  • Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Joy – EVER! De-stress, stay focused, pray and rejoice!
  • How to forgive – a simple reminder, yet important to our mental, emotional and spiritual health.
  • Don’t worry – struggles come- the older you get the more worry you seem to have-no one is perfect. Do your best, let God do the rest. 
  • Enabling – be an enabler. Be a catalyst for change. 
  • Counting to Ten – try it. Avoid temper. Re-evaluate, think clear, count to ten.
  • Discouraged – help in overcoming disappointment, “pick yourself up and continue to run” 
  • Mean – think before you do- would you want to be treated in the same manner? Will the outcome have a positive effect? Are you bringing joy? Enabling? Acting as Christ would?
  • Being Prepared – enables you to be focused, unstressed, not rushed, thoughtful, happy etc.
  • Some Experiences are Priceless- a reminder to be thankful for this day, this moment, this event.
  • Losing Hope – an uplifting chat on keeping your hope.
  • Opportunistic – seize the day, in God’s timing.
My hope in showing these affirmations that meant something to me is that you can see the uniqueness and versatility of this book and its' daily affirmations. These few entries do not cover the tip of the iceberg that is this book! There are so many wonderful thoughts, hopes, reminders and tidbits nestled within the pages of this book! One of my readers will have the chance to win a copy of The Reflections of Light for Daily Living: a Book of Affirmations for the Ambitious by entering via the form below. If you would like to purchase this book you can do so by visiting the following links based on your preference. Kindle or Nook.

Dr. Tiffany Brown was kind enough to answer a couple questions to go along with my review/overview of this book.  They are below:
 If people could take away one thing from your book, what would you want it to be?
Never give up on your goals in life but allow God to revise or tweak them into being aligned with his Will. Every failure is not a nightmare and every opportunity is not a blessing. Some failures can be blessings; some opportunities can be nightmares.
Allow God completely into your heart and watch your life begin to expand in the most amazing ways. I trust God in completely different way than before because I now have a testimony that I never had before. There is nothing like spectacular fall to truly give you a new relationship with God.

I love how you have included your life stories onto the pages and you are so relatable; what has been one of your biggest challenges in life and how did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge was bouncing back from my failed mayoral bid that was a disappointment on a professional and emotional level. It was completely humiliating because I was marginalized and misunderstood throughout the campaign. I felt like people didn’t get me; they just stereotyped me.
There were many people that I had supported in the past that didn’t return the favor added to the humiliation. I was very disappointed in people that I had respected and loved in every facet of my life. It definitely changed the way I see the world.
I was able to overcome it all through forgiveness. God forgives us for all our transgressions and I was forced to do the same. All the inspirational stories I wrote are from perspective of a reader; I wrote what I needed to hear at those desperate, heart wrenching times in my life. I wrote to encourage myself and now decided to share it with others.

 What have you learned about yourself throughout the process of writing your book?

I learned not to take things so personally. Most decisions are based on individual personal ambition. Ambition is never right or wrong; it is the inner drive to have something more in your life. But sometimes your ambition can clash with others. You must not take it personally.
I also learned that having just me is enough because of God’s love. I now feel comfortable in my own skin; imperfections in all. I may not be perfect but I am attempting to be a best that I can. And that is enough as long as I try to stay aligned with God.

Thank you Dr. Tiffany Brown for having me as part of your blog tour!

1 lucky reader will win a copy of Reflections of Light for Daily Living: A Book of Affirmations for the Ambitious. There is also 1 smart phone app up for grabs! Enter using the form below.
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Contest ends November 29th at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be announced November 30th. Good Luck!!

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