January 2009

THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
From Rita Emmett
Author of The Procrastinator's Handbook
The Clutter-Busting Handbook and
MANAGE YOUR TIME TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS:
A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled &
Overwhelmed

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January Quotes to Ponder

And now let us welcome the New Year
Full of things that have never been. -- Rainer Maria Rilke

You are the same today that you are going to be five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read.
--- Charles Jones

We would be well on our way to perfection if we could weed out one vice from ourselves each year. ---Thomas a'Kempis

"Year by year the complexities of this spinning world grow more
bewildering and so each year we need all the more to seek peace and
comfort in the joyful simplicities." --Woman's Home Companion, 1935

WISHING YOU A YEAR THAT BRINGS
True enjoyment in each moment,
True fulfillment in each goal,
True contentment in your heart,
And true delight within your soul

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Message from Rita

YIPPEE! YIPPEE! YIPPEE!
Yep, my new book "MANAGE YOUR TIME TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS: A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed" is out at book stores TODAY! (I'm just a wee bit excited)

Barnes & Noble is putting it up on a special display of new arrivals in their stores until January 12, to test if they "consider it worthy". If it sells well, they will continue to display it.

The book costs only $13 and if you decide to start off the new year buying a copy, I beg you to purchase it at B & N BEFORE January 12th.
Web goddess Mickey tells me that you can order it from B & N online AND that it is only $11.70. (She is VERY good at finding bargains.)

If you buy your book at Barnes & Noble by January 12th, simply reply to this Tip Sheet and let us know and we will be happy to send you these free gifts:
1. a special downloadable audio of me being interviewed about the subject of Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress.
2. A Special E-Report "While You Take Care Of Others, Who Takes Care Of YOU?"
3. 20 Great Tips for Self Care
4. 21 Tips to Help Kids Become Clutter Busters

Everyone else wanting to receive this special offer has to send me their receipt, but you readers of this Tip Sheet are so cool and have been so loyal & so much fun, I will just trust you.

SO if you purchase my book at B & N by January 12th, click reply & tell us the date of purchase and the location of where you bought it and you can download FREE, our very first audio interview on this subject as well as all the other special e-reports.

If you don't plan on buying it, it would be a wonderful favor anytime you are in a book store if you would ask if they have it in stock. This is what publishers call "Creating a Buzz." Thank you for any kind thoughts or support you are sending this new book.

Now let's talk about another product that was released recently: "THE PROCRASTINATOR'S GUIDE TO AUTHORSHIP"

We want you to know we did not share your name & email address with anyone. A fellow named Daniel Hall wrote up the email announcements, sent them to me and to Mickey (our web goddess) who then sent them out to you. I was afraid he was sending too many emails to announce it, but I know nothing about marketing and Daniel does, so we did it his way. He wrote the info page as if it was written by me because if he wrote it in his name, none of you know who he is.

I received a call this week from Misha, who is our daughter-in-law (and also I'm lucky to say, my very good friend). She saw our info page for the Authorship program and because she knows me well, she was astonished at "my new writing style".

She called to tell me that she's freaked out over my new "Sales Persona". I told her, no, I wrote the text for the program, but a fellow named Daniel Hall wrote the description page and all the emails. In fact, Daniel designed the whole description page, he even picked the shade of green.

She said she was outrageously relieved. I asked what had gone through her mind.
She had me roaring with laughter as she described her mental image. She imagined me drinking a Red Bull, then eating a brownie, then another Red Bull, then a hot fudge sundae, then another Red Bull; then burning up the keyboard as I banged out my high-powered-description page and emails.

She said, "Mom, I really thought you were more hyper than we've ever seen you. Then once I saw the high intensity green you picked, I was seriously scared."

She knows my favorite color is green and that I wear it whether it is in style or not. She called the vivid green on the web page of the "Authorship" product: "Beyond-the-realm-of-Rita-green"

So for those of you who think I've developed multiple personalities, no, I've just partnered with someone who is doing my marketing just for that one product.
Everything else is still "laid-back-marketing". And that's no Red Bull.

This month's Tip Sheet is getting way too long, so let me close with a few of the questions pondered in MANAGE YOUR TIME TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS: A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed.
Ask yourself:

1. Do I work excessive hours because I'm passionate about my work or because I'm scared not to?
2. Right now, is my work exhausting or exhilarating?
3. Do I have some source of joy in my life?
4. Am I trying to control something that is beyond my control?

For all of you, we wish you in 2009 great health and wealth, and the time to enjoy love & laughter with family and friends.
Warmly,
Rita

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Live in the Chicago area? Want to meet Rita?

Rita will present a
Mini-Seminar and book-signing for her new book:
Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress: A Handbook
for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed

January 27, 7:00 pm
at
Anderson's Bookshop
123 West Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540
630-355-2665

AND
February 19 at 3:30 pm
at
The Bookstall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-8880

She always shows up an hour ahead of time, so come early to introduce yourself and spend a few minutes chatting with her.
Here us a very nice review of MANAGE YOUR TIME TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS in the 12/17 issue of Publishers Weekly.
"A buoy for those drowning from too much to do, but not enough time in which to do it, Emmett (The Clutter-Busting Handbook) focuses on developing self-care and time management skills. Warning that people should don their own oxygen mask before assisting others, the author argues persuasively for taking responsibility for one's own needs and happiness. A mantra of excellence over perfectionism drives many of the book's lessons, and work sheets and the author's fresh voice make this slender volume a quick and thoughtful read."

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Please share this Tip Sheet with 2 or 3 friends who would be interested. And feel free to use this message in your blog or newsletter, as long as you include my bio and contact info:
Rita Emmett
Author of The Procrastinator's Handbook
and The Clutter-Busting Handbook
2331 Eastview
Des Plaines, IL 60018
www.ritaemmett.com
REmmett412@aol.com
847-699-9950

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No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message,
but a significant number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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