The transformative and inspiring book coming in Fall 2020!
Brand new chapters and interviews with international body-mind-spirit experts, clients and groundbreaking positive psychology research into: Cultivating Creativity, True Grit: Harnessing Your Intuition and Logical Mind for the Long Haul, Edgewalking: Dealing with Difficulty…Even Death, Social Media: Tool for Empowered Interconnectedness or Propaganda Weapon?, and Being a World Citizen.
Advance Praise for Creating YOUR Calling®:
“Creating YOUR Calling® is a life-altering book! Lani Kwon, MA’s decades of coaching, writing, research and public speaking experience are what you need to transform your life.”
––Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D., Former Hawai‘i State Representative and Author of Leaving the Gilded Cage
“Creating YOUR Calling®: How to Discover Your Authentic Life Mission offers practical advice that will help anyone looking to live a more authentic life and tackle daily obstacles. The colorful stories from Lani’s personal and professional experiences that are drizzled throughout the book make the book engaging and real. Not only will people read it cover to cover, they will earmark pages and refer back to them time and again.”
––Beckie Kowalski, MS, Publisher, Natural Awakenings Hawai‘i
“I’ve known Lani Kwon, MA for almost ten years, and she never fails to surprise and inspire me. Her work is uplifting yet practical. Her most recent book, Creating YOUR Calling®, will change your life.”
––Lori Chaffin, Publisher of The Hawai‘i Wellness Directory, Magazine and Network, Author and Editor of the book series Messages Straight from the Heart
“‘You’re not alone. Only you can do it.’ Lani’s Creating YOUR Calling® hinges on balancing personal responsibility with an awareness of interdependence. Nobody can build the life of your dreams for you, and, at the same time, your dream life needs to be constructed in harmony with others. Lani has done the hard work of filtering out what works. Follow your own inner knowing with this skillful guide.”
––Clayton Gibson, Founder of MyOutSpirit.com and Author of Shirt of Flame: The Secret Gay Art of War
“Lani is an amazingly inspiring and compassionate coach. She has an incredible drive to help her clients through the transitions of life. You can always be assured that Lani will be fully present, committing all of her energy to what she co-creates with her clients so that every action and interaction is maximized. Lani’s dedicated work on Creating YOUR Calling®is another testament to her passion and determination to serve.”
––Karen Davis, Executive and Personal Coach, Karen Davis Coaching
“We are often brainwashed by society and the media into thinking that we have to be successful and have no problems, else we are failures. In Lani’s wonderful Creating YOUR Calling®, she reminds us of the downside of holding it all in and pretending it doesn’t exist, as well as the upside of examining our issues and coming to terms with them. When you read this book, and do the exercises, you will move closer to showing up in the world as your Authentic Self, and accept the flawed, imperfect and glorious human being that is you! That, in my opinion, is the most direct path to real and lasting Happiness.”
––Jim Smith, PCC, author of Happiness at the Speed of Life
“Lani’s book really puts into perspective the importance of understanding life purpose which help to identify one’s calling. The exercises are practical and relevant. She always seems to know how to meet people exactly where they are to help them get where they want to be. I am planning to start a mastermind group, and we will be reading her book and doing the assignments. Thank you for following your dreams and making them reality.”
––Katrina Jones, Prosperity Life Coach
“Creating YOUR Calling®is quite simply an invitation to your authentic self, to live your life with more meaning and joy. Lani writes elegantly as she shares many personal stories designed to give you insights and light your way. She acts as your guide as you journey deep within the tapestry of your life to find what makes you truly come alive. This is your life, and Lani’s work will help you to build a life that really resonates.”
––Jayne Warrilow, Bestselling Author of The 10-Day Coaches MBA,
“Lani is a gifted author. In Creating YOUR Calling®: How to Discover Your Authentic Life Mission, Lani brilliantly weaves her personal stories with profound life lessons and powerful exercises. She invites us to go deep within so that we can express the truth of who we are with the world. This book is essential for those interested in greatly enhancing their quality of life.”
––Candace Thoth, Spiritual Life Coach
“Creating YOUR Calling® will be a revelation to anyone grappling with the huge questions of purpose and calling. Lani skillfully blends humor and grace into a direct approach that gets right to the heart of the matter. This isn’t simply a book to read, it’s an experience to have. Play full out with the exercises. Dive deep, write it all down, and be prepared to welcome magic into your life.”
––Jennifer Lynch, Adventure Blogger and Authorof Fuck Cancer!:A Tale of Love Pouring in From Every Angle
“In my thirty years as a coach, I have learned that embracing the power of satisfaction, gratitude and the act of serving others are essential aspects in living a good life. You can never truly be yourself without the joy of serving others. You can never be satisfied without connecting with otherness and living with gratitude. In spite of the powerful cultural forces that predicate dissatisfaction as an economic engine, there is a deep part of your soul that knows differently. That part of you knows the essence of gratitude and the magic of living a meaningful life. We must recover the sacredness in our daily lives. We must recover our sense of connectivity with one another and nature. Read Lani’s book. There you will find a sweet invitation.
––Julio Olalla, Founder of Newfield Network
Original Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook published @BalboaPress, a Division @HayHouse in 2013 and available online at Amazon, B&N, Balboa Press websites in hardcover, softcover and EBook versions and all major bookstores and independent bookstores in Hawaii, the continental U.S. and Canada.
The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook:
Embracing the Power of Positive Psychology, Healing Stories and
Explorations to Create the Life You Want ©2013
The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook: Embracing the Power of Positive Psychology, Healing Stories and Explorations to Create the Life You Want ©2013 encourages readers to explore choices, visualize outcomes and set priorities. This workbook is informal and informative, never preachy. It provides readers with the shared true-life stories of past Creating CoPOWERment® clients and body-mind-spirit practitioners, balanced with the scientific results of positive psychology studies conducted over the past 30+ years in the areas of optimism, self-compassion, goal-setting, meaningful work and success. Thought-provoking hands-on explorations at the end of each chapter support readers in discovering their motivations and ideals in planning step-by-step how to change their own lives for the better.
In this book you will discover:
- What motivates you and how to use your strengths to create the life you want.
- How your unexamined thoughts and beliefs are holding you back from achieving your goals.
- How to transform obstacles into lessons and markers of success.
- How to find and align with like-minded-hearted-souled allies, organizations and communities.
- What your life purpose really is and step-by-step how to get there.
Creating CoPOWERment® is a phrase the author coined to describe the empowering interactions that take place when people going through life transitions come together in groups or partnered one-on-one in professional coaching relationships. People who have participated in Creating CoPOWERment® have reported that they are able to identify better life options when they have an opportunity to share their experiences, beliefs and resources with others.
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and in fine independent bookstores in the U.S. and Canada.
Selected Photos from the International Book Tour 2013-2015
Photos: (top row) Hay House I Can Do It! Washington, D.C. 9/28-29/13 and Hay House I Can Do It! Vancouver, B.C. 5/17-18/14; (2nd row); In Other Words Feminist Community Center 5/24/14 and New Renaissance Bookshop Portland, OR 5/25/14; (2nd row from bottom) Hay House I Can Do It! Denver, CO 3/29/14 and Hay House I Can Do It! San Jose, CA 2/1-2/14; (bottom row) Hay House I Can Do It! New York 10/26-27/13 and Hay House I Can Do It! Pasadena, CA 11/8-10/14
Lani was on book tour in the continental U.S. and Canada in 2013-2016.
To view all past book tour events and photo galleries click here.
Excerpt from The Creating CoPOWERment®
It was not until I was 43 that I finally came to understand that I couldn’t expect to find the “right” someone, the ideal job or even lose that last ten pounds so that everything else in my life will then be “perfect.” Instead I knew that I had to find the rightness, ideal and perfection in myself right in every moment and discover that it was there all along. I had to embrace, not push away, all of who I was, including my dark, sad and scary parts. I also knew that I was capable of making choices that were healthy, wise and fun.
When seeking self-acceptance and love, remember it is already within us, though it may take practice to discover, uncover and recover. Based on my own experiences with rediscovering love and compassion for myself, I recommend the following:
1) Ask yourself what you would say or do for your best friend in the same circumstances, then say or do that for yourself.
2) Hang out only with people who uplift and inspire you and avoid critical, insensitive types.
3) Treat yourself to one special thing a day. This could be time to rest or a piece of chocolate or another small treat or doing something you love to do, because you deserve it.
4) Wear clothes and shoes that you like and which fit you properly and make you feel good about yourself.
5) Participate in activities and groups that accentuate your talents and strengths.
6) Keep only the gifts, objects and keepsakes that hold meaning and good memories for you.
7) Connect with others who have integrity, and be honest with yourself about what motivates your interest in others.
8) Say “No” to things, people and events out of alignment with who you are. When you say “Yes!” only to things, people and events that resonate as true for you, then you say “Yes!” to your highest Self, to those in alignment with you and to Spirit.
9) Ask and reach out for support from trusted friends, colleagues and mentors whom you admire.
by Lani Kwon, MA in The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook ©2013
Lani has multiple non-fiction, fiction and poetry publications, see Press.
Contact Lani Kwon, MA at 1 (808) 594-7950
Lani@coPOWERment.com or Lani.Kwon@yahoo.com
for a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute initial consultation.
©2005-2019 and beyond. All Rights Reserved.
Lani Kwon, MA Creating YOUR Calling® LLC