Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Interview with lifestyle specialist Maisha S. Wynn

My special guest today is Maisha S. Wynn. We’re chatting about her motivational and inspirational non-fiction book The Wynning Way: A Guide to Creating Success Your Way.

During her virtual book tour, Maisha will be awarding a $15 American Express gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!

Lifestyle Specialist, Maisha S. Wynn, gives credence to the mantra: “a changed mind is a made-up mind.” She is the driving force behind Live to Wynn, a boutique lifestyle firm that provides aspirational and practical guidance for individuals who desire to live their lives more abundantly. The Live To Wynn brand is on a trajectory for global exposure as Wynn has made appearances on WGN-TV and WFLD-TV, developed content for various national publications (including Ebony Magazine, Heart &Soul Magazine and Uptown Magazine), led holistic self-empowerment seminars at venues like Bloomingdale’s and the legendary Drake Hotel Chicago, and inspired thousands through motivational speaking. With a personal journey that includes a massive self-transformation from a size 20 to a size 4, Wynn is able to share her personal philosophy and resilient mindset to inspire and impact change in others.

Welcome, Maisha. Please tell us about your current release.
The Wynning Way: A Guide to Creating Success Your Way shows you how to develop your own winning lifestyle through exercises that inspire self reflection and strategies for creating the mindset of a winner. Throughout the book, Wynn shares her personal journey from tragedy to triumph and offers inspirational nuggets on the power of prayer, the effect of positive thinking plus affirmations to help you live abundantly!

Get ready to transform your existence by digging deeper to unveil the power that truly lies within you! Your time for wynning is NOW!

What inspired you to write this book?
My inspiration for writing The Wynning Way: A Guide to Creating Success Your Way came after overcoming two major life events: First, I lost my beloved mother to a myriad of health issues (from stomach cancer to diabetes) much too soon. Second, I received “my freedom papers” from a six-figure career in advertising sales. Even though I generated millions of dollars in sales for my company, I too was a casualty of the great recession. In the midst of my personal storm, I made a conscious decision to share my journey of tragedy to triumph to inspire others to continue to live up to their God-given potential no matter what they might be going through. There is truly light at end of the tunnel. I'm a living witness of the light! 

Excerpt from The Wynning Way: A Guide to Creating Success Your Way:
Chapter 5: Visualize Your Victory 
One of the greatest methods to achieving the life you were designed to live can be found between your ears! Yes, your ears. Your two beautiful, bright pupils hold the power to help you accomplish whatever you desire in life. What you see in your mind is not only manifested in your actions, but also in your thinking and speaking. 
If you desire to be a business owner, it begins with your sight. If you desire to be a senior vice president at your corporation, it begins with your sight. If you desire to be a great journalist, it begins with your sight. If you desire to be a world-renowned opera singer, it begins with your sight. If you desire to be wealthy, it begins with your sight. You are literally just a glance away from the life you dream about morning, noon and night. I know it sounds simple, but what you achieve daily has a positive connection on what you spend your time and energy focusing on. 

What exciting story are you working on next?
I’m elated to announce I will be featured in the upcoming Feb/March issue of Heart & Soul Magazine. This is a national publication that educates, informs & inspires the physical, spiritual and mental well-being for women of color. Their editor-in-chief, Anita Kopacz, is doing an in-depth Q&A with me for Women's History Month. Within the piece, I will share some of my wynning tips from The Wynning Way: A Guide to Creating Success Your Way to inspire greatness in their readers. 

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I first considered myself a writer, when I began writing poetry in high school. I had a true love for words. 

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write? 
I am not a full-time writer. By day, I am a Lifestyle Specialist with Live to Wynn. I don’t find time for writing, I have learned to make time for it. Writing for me is like breathing. It so necessary for my “wynning” lifestyle. 

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Thanks for being here today, Maisha!

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

MomJane said...

This really sounds like a book I would love to read.

Mai T. said...

What book are you reading right now?

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like an extremely helpful book! I'm looking forward to reading it, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Loved reading all about you. :)

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the interview and I must say that your book sounds like it would be very beneficial! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the release!