Praised as a modern day Dale Carnegie for how to be influential, Jill Lublin authored Get Noticed . . . Get Referrals and is the coauthor of the national bestselling books, Networking Magic and Guerrilla Publicity. She is the founder of GoodNews Media, Inc. and hosts the television program, Messages of Hope, and the nationally syndicated radio show, Do the Dream. Jill is a popular international speaker who teaches powerful publicity, networking, and influence strategies. She offers these techniques in her training program, which includes two CDs, three DVDs, a workbook, and card deck. Jill trains companies in innovative strategies to improve the bottom line as chief executive officer of Promising Promotion, her strategic consulting firm. Over the past twenty years, she has worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, and other national media outlets, and knows what they want. Jill has been featured in The New York Times, Women’s Day, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Inc. She also has appeared on ABC and NBC radio and national television affiliates.
Q. What has been the most challenging part of your path?
A: Integrating spirituality into daily life. When I lived in a faith community, I meditated every morning and still do at weekend retreats. However, active spirituality is not about going to workshops, it’s about walking the walk every moment. I see my life as a moving meditation that infuses spirit into everything I do, e.g., my business, personal relationships, everyone I touch. No matter how busy I am, I always make time to say a prayer of gratitude.
Q. If you had thirty seconds with someone in an elevator, what three things would you tell the person to do to be joyful, peaceful, and whole?
• Find a ritual that works for you. For example, I schedule time to be with my spiritual teacher, and others, who nourish my connection to Spirit.
• Do things that bring you joy, e.g., exercise, talk with friends, etc. I take kitty hug breaks.
• Ask for help. Sometimes people don’t ask because they think it means they are broken. They are not. I have a network of people I can call for support and they, in turn, can call me. We are all one.
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