See what everyone's been saying about Being Grateful, Being Determined, & Being Happy....
...This book reads like my personal life because these are my core values. These are also the things I tell my students all the time! But you put these values on steroids and encapsulated them in such a way , it is an easy read. There are so many people who need a road map, and this is one! I would gladly tell anyone who is in a life struggle to read your book and take an inventory of their life and see what adjustments they can make. They may find some words of wisdom to live by. And for coaches, this book can be a well to draw from when coaching young athletes and trying to motivate them.
- HENRY (football coach, CA)
In all honesty, it's fabulous. I found it smart and motivational without being preachy. Every section offered a new way of seeing things or a refresher of how I've forgotten to live. After reading it the first time, it was one of those things, I wanted to send to a few people saying, "see the light now?"
- KELLEY (high school English teacher, AZ)
My attitude has not always been so positive [...] I took a hard path to learn what it was to be grateful and happy. My 11 year old has been scaring me because she shows the same attitude. I am going to have her read your book in an attempt to save her from traveling the same roads as me. Thank you for giving me this option....I was literally at wits end [before] this.
- NICHOLE (charter school math teacher, AZ)
I love it [...] It is easy to follow and written so any level reader could enjoy it. I especially like the acoustic concept. It makes each idea easier to remember. It is filled with wonderful and very applicable quotes. I especially love the fun way it read using the quotes and "dotted" through out with your personal stories. Those personal insights gave the book its character and life. As well as pulled me into [...] the author's own experiences and made me feel warm and welcomed into [her] "world" of gratefulness. This is a book for all ages. Anyone at any age can learn to truly be grateful and live their life to the fullest. The world needs to remember [the] 13 points daily.
- SAMMIE ( retired nurse, AZ)
Captivating from the beginning. I found the idea about a journey with [...] the author unique and exciting. The introduction had me wanting to explore and take a chance. This made the upcoming journey challenging. From the outset, I, as the reader, felt that [...] the author [and I] had a connection. Throughout the writing, [she] explains and demonstrates excellent points of perception that made my eyebrows raise! Also, the stop and thought-provoking style along with the humor was striking. [Janice] hit reality with compassion and solutions. This book is worth reading over and over.
- ELLEN ( retired law enforcement officer, AZ)
After reading Janice's book I felt more aware and empowered. She has the gift to describe the thoughts and feelings that can weigh one down after a long day while also making those same thoughts feel lighter. I love how each section was bite-sized and had an interactive exercise at the end. When reading it I felt like I was talking to a friend who had a large library of inspiring individuals and a whole lot of life and love in her bones.
- DIANE (public relations, NV)
This book, Being Determined is truly motivating and inspiring. We all have goals and dreams however, often times, we allow life to get in the way, causing us to alter our plans or lay them aside. Being Determined is an easy read which provides several steps, as the author calls "ways', to hold fast to your goals and dreams. Janice provides 15 Ways to stay on course toward achieving success and completing what you set out to do. Way #10, Run With Precision, was truly a pivotal chapter for me. I am one that has always thought I was determined. I had began eliminating excuses. I always remained busy. I thought I was focused. However, I wasn't focused on the bullseye. As more and more ideas come into my mind, I begin throwing darts everywhere. I start going in so many directions and lose sight of what I was initially aiming for. I learned that I have to be precise.
If you have goals and dreams. If you have an idea of what you want to do or who you want to become. Read this book and Be Determined to reach all of your goals and dreams. The author provides 15 ways for us to do just that. Which one will resonate the most for you? Read this book and find out!
-SHARONA (entrepreneur, CA)
I just finished reading your inspiring book Being Happy and feel as if I just had a long, loving visit with you over a cup of tea. I just keep thinking that your books should be available at every Boys and Girls Club, public library, and counseling office. How your sage advice about living could make a difference to people on a difficult road paved by poor choices!
I love that you have continued to sprinkle your commentary with Scripture verses and quotes and use your real life examples that support your points.
I love you style. Very inviting and engaging. It’s a book I would highly recommend.
I enjoyed the prayers, the suggested reflection points and additional points to ponder. There are many sections I saved and will reflect on more.
Loving everything about your book so far. Love your clarity and flow. Love the quotes and how well they fit into your information. Feels like being in school with a great teacher.
Definitely enjoying your book. You really brought out a lot of pertinent solutions, skills to improve a reader’s outlook and suggestion on how to live a happier life.