The Changing Face of Poverty
Once Upon a Time When I wasn't Me

A Great Day All Around

On this GREAT DAY - it only seems fitting to make a GREAT announcement about a new book. You knew it had to be about a book, didn't you?

Let me tell you a story, first. Once upon a time I started a blog, this one, to market my book, and to continue helping website businesses sell to women. I had some hopes that the blog would help sell my book - and it has, a little. I also had some hope that it would help me build a mailing list - which I left by the wayside and need to revive. What I didn't expect and what has been a pleasant surprise, is that it's connected me to people from all over the world. And, yes, it's brought me business.

I recommend blogging to every business professional. I also recommend writing a book.

One of the first people I met online was the so delightful, so charming, and so smart Rosa Say of Say Leadership Coaching. Rosa has a book, also. Because I met Rosa, and we struck up a friendship, I got to meet - dozens of other really outstanding bloggers. I cannot say enough about the community of bloggers at Rosa's site - about the mix of professions and the varying personas. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to know so many intelligent, personable, friendly people. Many who have books - which you should buy.

One of the people I've met via Rosa is a marvelous - no, a great-tastic, guy named Phil Gerbyshak. Phil is the embodiment of happiness. He spends his days sending a big smiley face - all over the net. Well - my friend Phil has just come out with a book. I was introduced to 10 Ways to Make it Great some time ago and it proved to me that having a good day just isn't enough. We deserve to have a GREAT DAY! Phil says so, and Phil knows whereof he speaks! Greatdaybook

My story continues to this day. I meet new people via this blog all the time. I have a worldwide circle of friends. I hope all of them will click those links in the paragraph above and buy Phil's book. He worked hard on it - but that isn't important (except to Phil). He slaved over it - but that isn't important (except to Phil). He stayed up late many a night writing and rewriting - just to get it right - but that isn't important (except to Phil).

What is important is that this book can really, truly help you make it a GREAT day - every day. Why settle for a good day when a GREAT day is waiting around the corner for you? If you want more ... check out the Table of Contents...


  1. Begin at the End and Work Toward Today
  2. Learn About Yourself As Much As Possible
  3. Use the 80/20 Rule As A Key to Your Success
  4. Never Stop Learning!
  5. Surround Yourself With Those Who Can Help You
  6. Feed Your Friendlies
  7. Dream Big Dreams, Do Big Things!
  8. Work Hard Now...Or Work Hard Forever!
  9. Recharge Your Batteries
  10. Finish What You Start...and Just Get Started

Now, in the best Phil Gerbyshak voice I can muster I say: go Feed Your Friendlies and buy this book. Don't make me ask you twice.

Then, go enjoy the fireworks. Happy 4th of July!


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Yvonne DiVita

Rosa, I have learned so much from so many, via the blogosphere. A favorite poem of mine goes like this: "Through this toilsome world, alsa! Once and only once I pass; If a kindness I may show, If a good deed I may do, To a suffering fellow man, Let me do it while I can. No delay, for it is plain, I shall not pass this way again."

My little posts are just a whisper to the big, crowded blogophere - but they're cheers and shouts for my friends.

I thank my lucky stars for friends like you and Phil.

Rosa Say

Wow Yvonne, wow.

Mahalo nui loa for me, and for Phil, and for all of us who learn from the way you write with such profound aloha and lokomaika'i, generosity of spirit.

What success you have enjoyed from blogging and from writing comes from the heart you share with the rest of the world so openly. The blogs and the books are the expressions of that, and of you.
Me ke aloha pumehana,

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