2019 Reflections

2019 Reflections

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I'm known for the reflections game, whether it's for a year, a single party, or a vacation. I love to do reflections.

After a vacation I want to know:

What was your favorite experience? 
What was the most beautiful sight? 
What was your favorite meal? 
What would you have skipped if you got a do-over?
What will you remember more than anything?

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NSA Influence in Denver with my Speakers with Impact Mastermind group.

After a party I want to know:

Who was the most interesting person?
Who was the least interesting person?
What would you have done differently?
What was your favorite part?

For the year, I reflect on my business, my health, my relationships, and my home. I have a template you can use here.

This year, I went to Starbucks and got my favorite iced coffee and then spent the afternoon in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel (fewer distractions than a coffee shop, cozy, and made me feel abundant). I went through my primer book, page by page, to see how I changed and what happened or didn't happen. My primer book is something that I look at almost every day and is taught by business coach Shauna Van Bogart. Unlike a static vision board, it is a living book. I have active pages I am writing in (a little like a journal) and have different page spreads for family, health, marriage, speaking, coaching, travel, etc.

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My brother Todd flew in from Indiana, and we met the third member of our Cheer Squad, Lilly Ferrick, at Bean Traders coffee for Habanero Chocolate Lattes and shared our reflections. Tears were shed, fist bumps were given and lessons earned gave perspective.

Bean Trader Freedom Journal

Sample Business Reflections:

  • Biggest Brags 
  • The biggest lesson earned was hiring someone who was is skilled in one area and assuming it would transfer to another.
  • Which relationships strengthened the most? Lilly Ferrick and Janet Boudreau, my Vistage Chair.
  • Smartest business decision – hiring Jessica Coscia to help with my book PR and moving to LinkedIn only.

On the last Saturday of December, my husband and I went to Full Bloom Coffee for cinnamon cold brew (hmmm….I'm seeing a pattern I didn't realize!) to do our yearly reflections for business and personal. It was exceptional in that I wouldn't have known some of the things he shared or even thought to ask. 

I love this exercise and encourage you to do it for yourself, with business colleagues, and with your family. It's enlightening and always a learning experience. When I reflect to someone, they may have a different opinion or a way to look at it. My friend Lilly was discussing her sabbatical, and I pointed out that if she worked for a company that they would have a specified time frame, they would pay her. This gave her an idea about mini-sabbaticals throughout the year. She changed my wording from a lesson learned to lesson earned, which I like much better.

It's not too late to do your reflections for the year, the holiday season, a vacation, or a party. If you don't know where to start, hit the lessons first. You earned them.

No Book Launch Blues

No Book Launch Blues

Have you ever done anything that you were so excited about, you almost felt afraid to share it because other people may not feel the same way?

Have you ever created something so personal that, if you shared it with the world, you might open yourself up to opinions about how you live your life that you may not want to hear?

My latest book, Work Well, Play More! Productive, Clutter-Free, Healthy Living – One Step at a Time, launched on November 18. I wrote it as the ultimate guide to productivity, decluttering, and health, set up in a twelve-month format, using micro habits.

I picked up Work Well and Play More expecting to focus on the productivity section, fully believing I’d polish what I considered to be solid productivity habits at work. In addition to patting myself on the back for the productive habits I do have (like using Offline as my default setting in Outlook so I can control the flow of emails into my inbox), I was reminded of productive habits that I’d lost (like batching and scheduling my tasks). What was total bonus for me were the household productivity and clutter tips! I have a new motivation to try healthy new foods and to declutter my home space. This book overflows with PRACTICAL, DOABLE strategies for instilling better habits for your mind, your home, and your desk!

– Wendy Gates Corbett – Amazon Review

I put over 180 hours into the book just leading up to launch day (of course…I tracked it!) and was in super Mission-Critical-Only mode for eight weeks. I have never put anything into my business like this. 

Launch Morning

Book Launch Day

Launch morning arrived, and I packed up my car and drove to the gorgeous City Club Raleigh to have my launch open house from 9-12. I was already feeling hyped-up because I didn't know how many people would attend, and I had 35 RSVPs on a Monday morning! 

At a stoplight, I thought…this is it. People will love it or hate it. I will change lives or not. But it's out there for all the world (or hopefully at least a few hundred people) to read. I started to get a little choked up and said, “Self, don't you ruin your makeup. You have photo opps today!” and put those tears to rest.

Results

Result – BEYOND EXPECTATIONS – on all fronts. My village of supporters came out, and I actually had to kick people out at noon. The event space was perfect with the view of downtown. Many people who helped make this book happen by contributing, editing, or beta reading were there. I was able to recognize people, pull snippets from the book, and make connections for people to work with each other. Several times I looked out and started to get teary-eyed (but then quickly remembered – mascara!). My husband attended and played the ‘tambourine' (a reference to Chris Rock's latest poignant stand-up on Netflix) even though he was sick.

Work Well. Play More! belongs in your library next to Steven Covey, David Allen, and Jack Canfield.

In Work Well. Play More!, Marcey takes a different approach from many productivity authors by offering specific targeted behaviors and habits that are actionable. She starts by explaining how she got to the point of writing this book. Her story is entertaining; her writing is energetic and appealing. She pulls you into the book quickly. I finished it in two days – taking notes throughout.

VLAdmin – Amazon Review

We had a quick lunch, and then I went for a 90-minute massage and sauna session and got home at 5 pm. I have no idea how many books I sold on Amazon because they only show books shipped, not sold. I had several people send their order screenshots to Rea and thousands of dollars in bulk orders for teams as gifts and for one entire company, so I know that the numbers beat my goals.

Another high-five – I was able to have a successful launch without vomiting email campaigns all over my community – three in six weeks – (which even that gave me hives!) and using LinkedIn only. I asked who was willing to help me market the book by sharing the news, and people stepped up and said: “how can I help”? 

Work Well. Play More Book Buyers

Post-launch is not like post-wedding blues. There are none. I still have much to do, and launch doesn't end. I'm gearing up now for my masterclass to lead people through the steps. It's so exciting. I can't wait to begin.


Thank you to Emily Crookston, Lee Heinrich, Charlotte Sinclaire, Jessica Coscia, my beta readers, and so many others who contributed to this success.

A valuable “Choose Your Own Adventure” to help anyone move the needle!

This might be the first (or more likely, the sixth or twelfth) book on one of these topics that you'll read, and what sets it apart is how no two people will use it in the exact same way. The Novice, Pro, and Mastery level options of each step helps you up level to the place that you want to be, in the areas you care about the most. It's a “Choose Your Own Adventure” in the best self-development way possible.

Annette Adamska – Amazon Review

Massive hugs to Rea Donato, my Happiness Specialist, and who the book is dedicated to, for all the work she has done behind the scenes, or as my friend Sara calls her – the wizard behind the curtain. Her sister Rizza also stepped in to send over 450 individual emails and a ton of research.
If you bought the book or wrote a review, send the screenshot to reviews@workwellplaymore.com for an exclusive video Show Those Bad Habits Who's Boss! If you're interested in the masterclass to walk you through the steps in the book, you can learn more here before completing an application. The class begins in January.

An amazing ROI in work/life from this book!!!

This review is unlike any other I have ever written. Because this book I've been “doing” while “reading”. Not yet finished and incorporating important hacks and adjustments in my routines that I'm getting a really mega huge R.O.I. for reading the book!

Keith Drayer – Amazon Review

High Fives and Fist Bumps!

Productivity and Health Expert, Marcey Rader, Publishes New Book

Productivity and Health Expert, Marcey Rader, Publishes New Book

Work Well. Play More! gives simple, actionable steps to transform daily habits 

Raleigh, NC – November 18, 2019 – Nationally recognized speaker, best-selling author, productivity and wellness expert, Marcey Rader, has published a new book titled,  Work Well. Play More! Productive, clutter-free, healthy living – one step at a time available on Amazon.com on November 18.

This practical “how-to” guide provides tangible tools and practical steps for gaining time and decluttering the body and mind in three key areas: productivity, organization, and health. 

Marcey Rader is a nationally recognized productivity and health speaker, best-selling author, coach, and founder of Work Well. Play More!®, where she helps teams and individuals climb the ladder or build their business, without sacrificing their health. 

“I lived through the experience of a complete and wholesale life renovation. The steps that I outline in the book saved my life and my sanity and are the foundation for my coaching program. I wrote this book because I want to continue to share these skills with others to help them redefine what health, wealth, and success truly mean.” 

– Marcey Rader

To learn more about Work Well. Play More! Productive, clutter-free, healthy living – one step at a time visit https://www.workwellplaymore.com/books


About the Author: 

Marcey Rader is an Amazon best-selling author, sought-after productivity coach, accredited health and wellness expert, and renowned keynote speaker. As the founder of Marcey Rader Coaching and Work Well. Play More!®, she helps individuals and businesses kick their lifestyles back into balanced gear – without sacrificing health. She packs presentations with actionable advice and real-world wisdom, decluttering the mind, body, and business, one habit at a time. Her speaking roster's alive with engagements for Fortune 100 companies, startups, and everyone in between. Audiences from North Dakota to Dubai, manufacturing to biotech, learn to escalate their energy, conquer the calendar, master tasks, and extinguish email. To learn more, visit https://www.marceyrader.com/

About the Book:

Work Well. Play More! Productive, clutter-free, healthy living – one step at a time is an easy to use and adaptable guide that provides readers with practical steps and tangible tools for balanced, healthy and productive living. Available on Amazon.com

About Work Well. Play More!® 

Whether you’re a team of two or a 500-person department, Work Well. Play More!® offers productivity, health, and performance workshops, along with coaching and training on-demand tailored to your team, department, or the entire company. Work Well. Play More!® delivers interactive, engaging workshops that can change your company culture on the spot – for the better. We go way beyond theory to provide practical, real-world, in-the-weeds application. To learn more about Work Well. Play More!®, visit https://www.workwellplaymore.com/

Review Copies and Media Interviews:

For a review copy of Work Well. Play More! Productive, clutter-free, healthy living – one step at a time or an interview with Marcey Rader, please contact her here. When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address. If you would like to receive this information as a PDF document, please let us know. 

Pre-order Work Well. Play More! Book to Kick Health and Productivity into Gear

Pre-order Work Well. Play More! Book to Kick Health and Productivity into Gear

New book helps readers transform daily habits and become more productive, without sacrificing their health.

RALEIGH, NC – November 13, 2019 – Amazon best-selling author Marcey Rader to release a new book entitled Work Well. Play More! Productive, clutter-free, healthy living – one step at a time which offers practical steps and tangible tools for balanced, healthy, and productive living based on proven methods and first-hand wisdom. 

“I lived through the experience of a complete and wholesale life renovation myself. The steps that I outline in the book saved my life and sanity and are the foundation for my coaching program,” Rader said. “I wrote this book because I want to continue to share these tips with others to help them redefine what health, wealth, and success truly mean.”  

A nationally recognized productivity and health expert, Rader has written three books – including an Amazon bestseller and her latest book, which comes out on November 18th, is now available for pre-order.

As the founder of Marcey Rader Coaching and Work Well. Play More!®, she helps individuals and businesses kick their lifestyles back into balanced gear – while improving health and productivity.  

Rader’s latest book has become an instant hit with business leaders and entrepreneurs, hailing its ease of use and practical advice. Companies and business owners have pre-ordered the book for use in corporate training programs and end-of-year gifts for staff. 

Readers who reserve their books, by pre-ordering now, will receive a video tutorial, hosted by Marcey Rader, that provides an inside look at why most people fail at habit change and is a foundation for the Work Well. Play More! Masterclass launching in January 2020.  

To access bonuses:

Learn more about this book and place your order at www.workwellplaymore.com/books


About the Author: 

Marcey Rader is an Amazon best-selling author, sought-after productivity coach, accredited health and wellness expert, and renowned keynote speaker. As the founder of Marcey Rader Coaching and Work Well. Play More!®, she helps individuals and businesses kick their lifestyles back into balanced gear – without sacrificing health. She packs presentations with actionable advice and real-world wisdom, decluttering the mind, body, and business, one habit at a time. Her speaking roster's alive with engagements for Fortune 100 companies, startups, and everyone in between. Audiences from North Dakota to Dubai, manufacturing to biotech, learn to escalate their energy, conquer the calendar, master tasks, and extinguish email. To learn more, visit https://www.marceyrader.com/

About the Book:

Work Well. Play More! Productive, clutter-free, healthy living – one step at a time is an easy to use and adaptable guide that provides readers with practical steps and tangible tools for balanced, healthy, and productive living. Available on Amazon.com

About Work Well. Play More!® Whether you’re a team of two or a 500-person department, Work Well. Play More!® offers productivity, health, and performance workshops, along with coaching and training on-demand tailored to your team, department, or the entire company. Work Well. Play More!® delivers interactive, engaging workshops that can change your company culture on the spot – for the better. We go way beyond theory to provide practical, real-world, in-the-weeds application. To learn more about Work Well. Play More!®, visit https://www.workwellplaymore.com/

Review Copies and Media Interviews: For a review copy of Work Well. Play More! Productive, clutter-free, healthy living – one step at a time or an interview with Marcey Rader, please contact her here . When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address. If you would like to receive this information as a PDF document, please let us know. 

Productive, Clutter-Free, Healthy Living – One Step at a Time.

Productive, Clutter-Free, Healthy Living – One Step at a Time.

If you're ready to become more productive, declutter your spaces, and embrace healthy living, continue reading.

If you're all set, don't feel the need to change and are good with the status quo. Click away. 

Engaging in just one unhealthy behavior can decrease productivity in all areas of life. About a decade ago, I decided I wanted to change 100 things in my life in the areas of productivity, clutter, and health. Sound daunting? It wasn't. Because along the way, I became obsessed with reading every book on habit change I could, even becoming a National Academy of Sports Medicine Behavior Change Specialist, downsized my house twice, and started a business helping others do the same.

Oh yeah…and when I thought I was the healthiest person in the room? That decade in my 30s of kicking ass on the trails and in my job turned itself on me and kicked me in the ass, to the tune of three autoimmune diseases.

And need I mention I went into menopause at 36?

In the six years I've had my business, this is one of the top three things I'm most proud of. I've written the ultimate book for real-life, no-jive, actionable steps to transform your body, mind, and physical and digital spaces.

This easy to use and adaptable guide will show you how you can kick your productivity into high gear — while Working Well and Playing More!

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Looking for clear steps, goals, and habits, without feeling restricted? Look no further.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to uncomplicate your life in three areas: productivity, organization, health & wellness
  • How to make step-by-step behavior changes that fit your lifestyle
  • How to use a whiteboard or an app to stay motivated and committed to change
  • How to keep notifications from being a distraction throughout your day
  • How to process email like a task
  • How to increase focus and get more done
  • How to boost the productivity of meetings
  • How to create healthy boundaries
  • How to declutter your desktop (both virtual and physical)
  • How to organize key spaces in your home
  • How to increase mental clarity by decluttering your brain
  • How to implement simple, healthy eating habits
  • How to make movement a regular part of your life
  • How to create healthier sleep habits
  • How to practice mindfulness

The best part is you can approach this book like the menu at your favorite restaurant. The habit changes are sorted by category (productivity, decluttering, and health) and level of difficulty (Novice, Pro, Master). Go ahead! Pick and choose, mix and match, and, above all, do what works for you. 

Opening my first author proof of the book.

Coming up after the launch

I have a photo shoot scheduled in February to do a new cover that I'm excited about but didn't want to wait that long to release the content. I'm too amped up for it.

Besides the hard copy and Kindle version, I'm releasing it on Audible. It will be my first foray into the audio world, and I want to make my listeners happy because I know not everyone enjoys reading. But here's how I made it better than other books….I can't stand when I'm listening to the audio, and the author refers to links or resources that I can't write down and don't want to rewind to find that mark later (I could be running or driving!). So, I made a hidden bonus chapter online with all of that. Complete with discounts. Sign-up for it when you get the book.

Marcey Audio Recording
At Warrior Sound recording the audio. It's not as easy as it seems!

I recorded on Halloween and had a special message for the ghosts and goblins.

The book launches November 18 but you can pre-order it here

If you pre-order the book or buy it on November 18, send your order number to reviews@workwellplaymore.com to get exclusive access to the video – Show your bad habits who's boss – a foundation video for the Work Well. Play More! masterclass.

Most authors would do a massive email campaign. I'm not. It's against every fiber in my being. I'm sending out no more than four campaigns and will rely on those, LinkedIn posts and my awesome pre-launch readers to share with the people they know would benefit.

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