Get Yourself Some Inspiration

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  Hello My Amazing Readers!

Today’s a beautiful day isn’t it? I am seriously happy today, I had tons of fun last night playing paintball with my big bro last night and now I am listening to the Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging¬†(it’s an¬†english movie) soundtrack. The soundtrack is amazing and makes me happy. The sun is shining here in Florida and I am about to head out to Walt Disney World for the day. So yes life is pretty good and I hope wherever you are your day is shaping up to be awesome.

But I wanted to tell you about something pretty exciting that’s happening tomorrow (May 22nd). Tomorrow I have a whole day dedicated to me on www.InspireMeToday.com

So tomorrow go on over to¬† www.inspiremetoday.com¬†where I will be¬†sharing insights from my experiences in an exclusive 500-word article on the best things I’ve learned in life – full of beneficial nuggets for you!

It’s pretty cool that I was asked to write this article and the whole day on the site is dedicated to me and my inspiration. Which is pretty cool and I am very thankful to www.inspiremetoday.com for allowing me this opportunity. So if you want to check out the exclusive article head over to InspireMeToday.com¬†and get yourself some inspiration.

As always thanks for reading, look out for a blog about graduation because guess what? I am graduating next weekend! So if you’re a graduating senior like me, congrats and look out for my graduation post =] Until next time, be blessed, stay strong and never give up,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

Ask Me Your Burning Questions This Monday at 2pm EST!

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Hey Guys,

This is a quick post to let you know this Monday (April the 12th) at 2pm¬†EST I will be doing an interview with Marla Tabaka on her radio show The Millionaire Mindset. Now I do interviews all the time but what’s great about Monday’s show is Marla is allowing call ins. So if you’ve ever wanted to talk to me personally or ask me random questions this is your chance!

You can find out more about the show at¬†¬†http://toginet.com/shows/milliondollarmindset¬†. It should be a good show and it’s your chance to ask me your burning questions.

I hope to hear you on the show and as always thanks for reading this post,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S – Please keep voting for my project on the Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant Program. I am now ranked at 121 but I really want to break the 100 mark so please go vote for me at www.refresheverything.com/missmoxie and vote again every day in April! Thank you for voting. Your support means the world to me =]

Don’t Be The Playdough in Your Relationships

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So Valentines Day is just around the corner and as you know my book “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets; The Girl to Girl Dating Guideis all about dating and relationships so Valentines Day is a big day of the year for me. I go to conferences, I do interviews and in general I get the word out about me and my book.
 
The other day I was doing an interview and as always I was talking about how important it is to know who you are before you¬†enter into any romantic relationship. It’s important to know who you are because when you go into a relationship you are going to be¬†changed. That relationship¬†will affect you whether that be a good or bad thing.
 
 
 
So as I was talking something slipped out I said that if you go into a relationship before you know who you are its kinda like being Playdough. Because you’re mushy, easy to change and easy to mess up. You go into the relationship as Playdough¬†and the guy messes with you, changes you, then the relationship¬†doesn’t work out and you’re left as some weird sculpture (like the one in the¬†photo).¬†All because you were mushy Playdough¬†in the first place! Does that make sense? I thought it was a kinda cool comparison for relationships.
 
 
 
The point of the whole¬†Playdough thing is that you shouldn’t be¬†Playdough. You should already be a sculpture before you enter any relationship. You should know who you are, what you stand for, what you want to be, what you want from the relationship and what your boundaries are. Knowing these¬†things makes you a firm sculpture before you enter the relationship and of course you are going to alter a little but the guy won’t be able to make you into whatever kind of sculpture he wants because you’re already a strong sculpture.
 
 
I hope that made sense and made you think about relationships. It was just a quick interesting relationship¬†tip I wanted to share with you so remember don’t be the Playdough in your relationships. Know exactly what kind of sculpture you are before you get involved in any relationship =]
 
 
Look out for lots more posts from me on the run up to Valentines Day like I said its a really busy time for me so I will be posting like those crazy bloggers who never leave their computers ūüėõ However if you want to keep up with me every minute of ever day (stalk much :P) you can follow me on Twitter @gracehatton
 
 
 
Well thats it for now so until next time, be blessed, stay strong and remember Don’t Be The Playdough!
  
  
  
God Bless,
 
 
Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

Bye Bye 2009 You Were Awesome…But I have Big Plans for 2010

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So I had a wonderful christmas with my family and friends. I hope you had a wonderful christmas as well but the new year is just a few days away. I have to admit the new year always freaks me out a little and the older I get the more it freaks me out.

Simply because I look back at the year and see what I could have done.

However as they say coulda, shoulda, woulda. There is no point looking back at the past year and wishing for the things we didn’t achieve. Instead we should look at the things we did achieve in the past year. 2009 was actually pretty amazing for me, a lot of things changed(my brother moved to california, my sister went to college etc) but at the same time so many amazing things happened. Here is just a random sampling of the awesome things that happened in 2009.

#1¬† – The Release of my book “The Guys The Roses &The Regrets; The Girl to Girl Dating Guide”

On Valentines day 2009 my book “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets” was finally released! I cannot tell you how amazing it was to finally have my work out there. After years of working to get it done it was finally done and then in the weeks of its release it became an Amazon best seller. That was the icing on the cake for me. I was so happy people were actually reading my words and being helped by them. So yes the release of my book was by far the best thing to happen to me in 2009.

#2 РBeing Featured in WOW  Performance Magazine alongside Michelle Obama

 
I wrote the article for the inaugural¬†WOW Performance Magazine in May 2009 and even after I submitted the article I had no idea who was going to be on the cover. Then in July I was attending a retreat for CEO’s in Las Vegas. I knew that the publisher of the WOW performance magazine was going to be there so I e-mailed her before hand and asked about the progress of the magazine.

A week before I left she e-mailed me back and attached the jpeg of the cover of the magazine. I was beyond happy when I saw Michelle Obama on the cover. It was a huge honor to be in the same magazine as the first lady. The publisher also informed me they would be handing out promo copies at the event in Vegas. So when I got to the retreat in Vegas and we got to the day they were handing the magazines out, I was freakishly excited. I got my shiny glossy copy in my hands, flipped to page 16 and there was my article. Then to make it even better people asked me to sign their copies! It was a great experience and a great honor to be featured in the inaugural issue of WOW Performance Magazine alongside Michelle Obama in 2009.
#3 – Being the Featured Author for the Orange County Library System
 
So this happened just a couple of weeks ago but it was pretty darn cool. I got invited to be one of the featured authors for the Orange County Library System so I had posters up all over Orlando, I had an ad in the Libraries Magazine and I was all over the website. I got to do a talk at the Downtown Orlando Central Library about my book “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets”¬† and afterwards I did a book sale/signing. All in all it was a great experience and helped me to get “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets” out into the Orlando community.
#4 – Starting My Own Online Magazine
 
Now this one is still a work in progress so thats why it’s at¬†the end but I did actually start my own online magazine this year. It’s a new magazine for teen girls that encourages them to live a remarkable life by realising their own beauty, developing their character and making a lasting difference in the world. The magazine will be officially launched in the first quarter of 2010 but even getting it started was a huge achievement for me in 2009.
So thats just a few things I got done in 2009 and I am very thankful for everything I’ve achieved. God has blessed me to be able to do all these things and inspire other people along the way.
Yet 2010 is just around the corner and I have some big plans for the new year. Granted life has its twists and turns, who knows if I’ll get them all done but I think its best to shoot for the moon even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.
Some of my goals for 2010 are to publish another book (the follow-up book to “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets”), get my magazine officially launched, go to Uganda in summer for a mission trip and so much more!

There is so much I want to do and the beautiful part is the new years only just beginning. I’ll be praying that 2010 turns how to be just¬†as amazing as 2009 but what about you? What are your goals or resolutions for the new year? Let me know and whatever they are I pray you’ll achieve your goals for 2010 as well.

I will keep you updated with my goals via this blog,twitter, myspace and all the other wonderful social networks I am on but until next time, be blessed, stay strong and I’ll see you in 2010.
Happy New Year,
Grace Hatton

A Very Merry Christmas to You

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Aww Christmas time, I have to admit December is my favourite month of the year. I get my birthday and then two weeks later I get Christmas! Ever since I was little I’ve adored christmas not only because of the decorations, presents and time with my family but I love christmas because of the story behind it. Regardless of your faith, christmas is all about love.

¬†For me as a christian christmas is about Jesus Christ coming to earth for us which to me is the ultimate act of love. He gave up everything in Heaven to come to our earth knowing full well in 33 years he was going to be nailed to a cross. To me thats amazing love¬†but regardless of your faith I believe christmas should be about love. It shouldn’t be about getting the biggest presents or having the best dinner, it should be about showing love to those who need it. Whether thats your family, your friends or the homeless guy living in the street corner.

Christmas started out with an act of love and I think somewhere along the line we forgot that part of the story. So my christmas wish for you is pretty simple I wish for you love. I wish you would receive love but most of all you would have the wonderful experience of showing love to those who need it desperately.

LOVE, get that word into your heart and when your spending time with those you love think about how you could show love. I wish love for you this christmas season. I hope you all have a wonderful christmas filled with love and hope. A very Merry Christmas to you and God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author
http://www.gracehatton.com/

P.S – If you’re still looking for a gift why not check out my book “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets” you can get it on Amazon www.amazon.com ¬† Amazon even has one day shipping available, Merry Christmas =]