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New Blog Launch + WINNER of the Book Giveaway Announced!

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UPDATE 10/20/15: To view my new blog and find out who won the Blog Launch Book Giveaway, click here!

It’s been quite a while since I last posted, but I have excuses reasons!

A lot has been going on lately.  In the past six months, I have:

  • Gone through a (thankfully temporary) health condition that put me on a Medical Leave of Absence from work
  • Made the decision to resign from my high-powered corporate job – and actually did it!
  • Found out I was pregnant (surprise!) with my 3rd child
  • Begun building a freelancing/writing business

Phew!  Makes me tired just thinking about it.  But boy – it has been super exciting and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.

My new blog will be launching on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.  It is called Leap of Faye and will chronicle my journey from 8-5 Corporate American to new Freelancer/Writer.  It will include my thoughts and experiences on earning money, saving money, leaving my “regular” job, parenting, pregnancy, and all of my other favorite topics.  I will continue to post here as well, but hope to make Leap of Faye my new primary personal blog.

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I am excited to launch, and am hosting a Facebook contest to celebrate.  The contest will run until October 18, 2015.  One lucky reader will receive two of my favorite books:

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham

This fascinating book includes an online test to help readers identify their top 5 personal strengths.  It then goes into detail discussing each of these strengths to help readers better understand their goals, motivations, and how to best leverage their strengths for success.  I love this book and activity, and have conducted it with many teams I’ve led in the past.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) by Timothy Ferriss

This motivating book explores a change in perspective as to how we think of work and making a living.  It discusses the many options available to move away from a rigid 8-5 job to building your own income streams in the pursuit of greater flexibility, more time, increased fulfillment, and greater income opportunities.

Of the many books I have read over the years about making the leap, these have been the two that have resonated the most.  They are also the top two books that I continue to come back to time and time again.  I hope they inspire and motivate you as much as they do me!

You can enter the Facebook contest by clicking here: Leap of Faye Book Giveaway!  If you prefer not to use Facebook, you can still enter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway.  You will receive 1 entry for Facebook interaction, 1 entry for a Twitter follow, and 3 ENTRIES for subscribing to my new blog.  Good luck!  The contest ends on 10/18/15, and I will be announcing the winner upon the launch of my new blog on 10/20/15.

And although I will continue to see you here, I would love to have you join me on my new journey as well!  Please go to Leap of Faye to subscribe to my new blog,  or to join me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.  I hope to see you there!

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