Help with living ‘a life of passion.’

1491708069_bHaving trouble getting started with your goals? Can’t seem to get it in gear to build the business, create the service, learn the skill or write the book you know will make a difference? Motivational speaker and accountant Onyx Jones can help.

She knows a little something about change and growth. Once a homeless single mother, Jones now has a master’s degree in accounting and is a motivational speaker.

She’s turned the latter into a book called “The Unofficial Guide to Achieving Your Goals,” which is this week’s giveaway.

“(After) committing to following all seven steps, you will see improvement in your quality of life in just 30 to 90 days,” says Jones.

This slim paperback (66 pages) is designed to “motivate, inspire and provide you with tools for achieving your goals and living a life of passion.” And those seven steps mentioned above? If you’re not the kind of person who likes to follow directions, maybe this book isn’t for you.

(Or maybe you should think inside the box for a change, you crazy maverick, you. What could it hurt?)

Jones requires you to journal your progress or to communicate regularly with a “goals partner.” You’ll also find yourself reading other books, making lists, and meditating/communicating with God (or a higher power).

Those of you who crave structure, or who just need a jump-start, should find this guide quite user-friendly. In concrete and encouraging ways, Jones urges you to live the best possible version of you.

“The world has enough room for your success, my success and the success of everyone else who chooses to operate in a life filled with purpose and goals,” she says.

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PST Tuesday, April 1. (No foolin’!) If I don’t hear back from the winners by 10 p.m. PST Wednesday, April 2, I’ll pick a new winner. So if you enter, be sure to check your e-mail.

This is the third of four books mentioned in “How to be a side-gigger” to go up for grabs. Watch this space for the last one, possibly as soon as next week.

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  1. I would love this

  2. kelly f

    Love all that i have read so far on here. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

  3. Barbara A

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks Donna!

  4. I could use a roadmap. Thanks!

  5. I subscribe via email.

  6. I follow you on Twitter.

  7. Sounds good!

  8. I could use another self-help book!

  9. This looks great. 🙂

  10. I also follow you on Facebook.

  11. I like the idea of this. I also like “slim” self-help books.

  12. this sounds like a good read, and i follow you via email and FB.

  13. I would like to read this book — thanks for the giveaway

  14. I follow you via email

  15. Paula P

    I could really use this book!

  16. Paula P

    I subscribe via email.

  17. Paula P

    I follow you on twitter.

  18. Paula P

    I follow you on fb.

  19. I could really use this!

  20. I certainly could use some help finding my passion!

  21. Receiving your emails

  22. Like on Facebook

  23. Follow on Twitter

  24. I have trouble focusing. Pick me, please.

  25. And another great giveaway, where DO you find these excellent books? I’d love to win this as it’s not available at any of our local libraries and it looks like a book I could DEFINITELY use. Thanks so much Donna!

  26. stephanie grambau

    Hi, love your blog – would love to win.

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  28. Tracy Stone

    I could use this.

  29. Tracy Stone

    I subscribe via e-mail.

  30. Tracy Stone

    I follow on twitter and facebook.

  31. Would love to win this book – thanks for the opportunity!

  32. I’d like to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  33. i subscribe via email.

  34. i follow on twitter.

  35. Definitely what I need. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. I get your emails

  37. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  38. Cathy in NJ

    Sound like a great read.

  39. Beverley

    Hi! I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  40. Beverley

    I receive your emails, too.

  41. Beverley

    And follow you on FaceBook! (Just missing twitter – I don’t know how to use it!)

  42. Catseye

    Yeah, I’d like this book. I’ll take all the help I can get.

  43. Catseye

    Of course, I like you on Facebook.

  44. Melissa F

    include me too, please. thanks and take care.

  45. Becky H.

    Sounds like it would be very helpful.

  46. I would love to read this book. Thank you for the rhubarb cake recipe, it was yummy!

  47. Sounds like a great book from someone who has been there; thanks for putting my name in the draw!

  48. This sounds perfect for right now!

  49. I also follow you on Facebook.

  50. Kim Kelley

    Sounds like a great read!

  51. Terri M

    I am embarking on the next phase of my life. This book would be a great asset in creating it!

  52. enjoythejourney

    I could definitely use some direction along these lines.

  53. I sure could use some motivation and get my butt in gear!

  54. Mary W.

    I would love to win this one!

  55. I follow via email.

  56. Wonderful giveaway.

  57. I would like to read the book to help me with my goals.

  58. I subscribe via email

  59. Gina Bean

    Loving this series!

  60. Gina Bean

    I subscribe via email.

  61. Gina Bean

    I “like” on Facebook

  62. Alissa A

    I’m an email subscriber.

  63. Marty Monterey

    Sounds awesome.

  64. Caroljean

    This would come in handy because I am thinking about a change in my life.

  65. Caroljean

    I’m an e-mail subscriber

  66. Caroljean

    I’m an e-mail subscriber and would like to win this book

  67. Caroljean

    I follow on Facebook

  68. Caroljean

    I follow on Facebook and would like another chance to win.

  69. Jeanne

    Sounds interesting!

  70. This sounds like it could be really helpful.

  71. Catherine

    Count me in, I’m running out of time to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.

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