Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pump it Up Blog Tours: It's a Freebie Kind of Day: Who Wants a Book Like No Other? Life Choices Is The One

Today at the Belle we are featuring Life's Choices by Judi Moreo. This is a collaborative work by 26 authors who pulled together under Judi's amazing tutelage and shared how they made their dreams a reality one brave decision at at time. One lucky commenter will get a free print addition of this book and this is international. Without further ado Life's Choices


If you have ever had a dream that you wanted to pursue but didn’t have the courage, if you’ve ever wanted to do something that you didn’t think you could do, if you have ever wanted to go somewhere but didn’t believe it was possible… READ THIS BOOK. Twenty-six authors share with you how they pursued their passions and made their dreams become reality.

Read an Excerpt

“It was one of the most magical moments of my life  The following Monday I went back to my day job and a co-worker walked up to me and said, “Congratulations!  You are so lucky to be able to get up in front of an audience and speak like that.
Lucky?  I wanted to explode.  Well meaning, she saw the end result.  She did not see the beginning.  So many people think you are born funny or not….that you are born a great speaker or not.  There is that one percent that are.  I hate them too!  For the rest of us, it is a process.”
“It was disheartening.  Even as I raised this issue with our senior leadership, no one was prepared to listen.  I felt that remaining with this company was compromising my integrity.  Yes, I could continue to work there but was that simply selling my soul for money???”
“The first and greatest hurdle was to allow myself to say, “I am a writer.”  It took some courage.  Who was I to write a book?  People study or write articles for years before they dare.  They enter hundreds of contests for short stories and enroll in workshops and writers groups.  I skipped all that.  I didn’t have time.  But I did keep in mind what those brilliant Greeks said 2500 years ago,
Be what you wish to seem.”
“This is madness,” I muttered into my helmet.  I raced down a dirt road, going 90 plus miles per hours, and at 53 years of age, found myself competing with people 30 years younger.  The bike and I roared through the desert, a rooster tail of dust in our wake. 40 miles previously, I took a trip over the handlebars as the front wheel dug into some silt at 50 miles per hour and catapulted me to the ground.  Now I was riding with a broken collarbone.
“He asked if I could sing and if I knew Marilyn’s songs.  I said yes to both and started to list which of her songs I knew.  He asked me to sing, “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” so I did.  By now, I wasn’t even nervous.  I was comfortable singing a capella.  I had never really sang any other way.  I had never even sang outside of the shower.”

Judi doesn’t just talk about success…She Lives It!  In 2003, the US Business Advisory Council named her “Nevada Business Person of the Year” and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce awarded her company, Turning Point International, with a “Circle of Excellence” Award.  In 1986, the Chamber also honored her as “Woman of Achievement – Entrepreneur.”
As an international business leader, Judi knows first hand what it takes to be successful…especially amidst political, social, and cultural differences.  In 1991, she moved to South Africa and became an executive in South Africa’s most prestigious media group. Today, she lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and serves as President of Turning Point International, a performance improvement company with offices in Las Vegas and Johannesburg.  Her client list reads like a Who’s Who of the World’s Most Prestigious Companies and Organizations.
Judi served on the Boards of Directors of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council, the Las Vegas Professional Speakers Association, the World Modeling Association, the International Association of Model Agents, and  Women in Communication.  The American Women in Radio and Television awarded her their “Outstanding Achievement and Community Service Award.”
A speaker of both substance and style, Judi combines her wealth of knowledge and expertise with the inspiration of a motivational speaker and the humor of an entertainer to bring you a program guaranteed to enrich the lives of all who hear her.
Her latest book is Life Choices: Pursuing Your Passion.
You can visit her website at

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