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You Got This!

October 5, 2015

Have you ever had a time in your life when you’ve just felt stuck? You lose clarity and find yourself making decisions that you normally wouldn’t make?  Maybe things aren’t going your way and haven’t for quite some time and you begin to lose steam, and maybe, just maybe, you begin to give up on your dreams…Don’t do it!! 

It’s just time to adjust your sails, to regroup, reprioritize and take a look at:

  • what you are doing that isn’t working
  • what you did before that was working
  • what you need to do now to get back on track and moving in the direction of your goals and to;
  • develop a written action plan to propel you forward and follow it

Make the decision to thrive, make a commitment to not give up no matter what!  And in the words of Dr. Wayne Dyer…”he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

As you begin to take affirmative action you will notice you are gaining ground once again and that what may have looked like defeat was only the opening of another door, another plateau of growth, and another opportunity to build character!  You are, each and every day, becoming the best version of yourself.  There is no success without failure, and no real personal growth without the overcoming of challenges.


Copyright 2015

Robin O’Grady

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Ghost Writing Services

August 8, 2015

Are you passionate about your experience and work?  Do you have an area of expertise that you want to share with the world?  Have you considered writing a book but don’t have time?  Robin O’Grady is  a talented and creative ghost writer who can organize your thoughts and vision to create your book and help you develop an income generating tool!  Call Robin O’Grady directly at (360) 731-2313 or email for more information.

Here are some examples of what others have said about Robin’s   Ghost Writing Services;

“When I became compelled to write a book, I knew I would not have the time it takes to get it done.  As a busy speaker and business professional, the passion was there but I needed help.  I was having such a hard time organizing all of my thoughts, stories and the content I envisioned for The Hope Factor.  When Robin O’Grady came into my life, she had the very skills needed for me to get my book done.

I didn’t really understand how  ghost writing worked at the time and I was worried that my message might somehow get lost in the process but that was not the case at all!  Robin made sure every step of the way that I was completely satisfied with the results and she made the process easy! 

Robin is professional and extremely creative and talented. I literally trusted her with my life passion and so I am so glad I did!  The turnaround time from start to finish was very quick and my book has become a launching pad for my career and an income increasing tool for my business.  If you need help writing your book, I highly encourage you to make the call and talk with Robin O’Grady!”           

-Sue Mocker, Hope Consultant, Author of The Hope Factor


“When I first met Robin I knew instantly I had found the perfect person to make my dream of writing a book a reality. I didn’t know the first thing about how to write a book, how to organize my stories, thoughts and feeling and turn them into a book. Robin took my dream and vision to paper and brought my story to life. She has a special gift of hearing what you say and turning it into something even more incredible on paper.  
Robin truly cares about her clients and dedicates herself wholeheartedly to make your book the best it can be. I felt safe with Robin as I shared some of my deepest secrets with her in order to create the book I most desired. I’m forever grateful for her hard word, dedication and compassion. I highly recommend Robin to anyone to be their ghostwriter. They would be lucky to have her!”
Jennifer Witten, Author of Goodbye, Short Bus


“In May of 2014 I partnered with Robin O’Grady to be my ghost writer for my new book “Go For Your Gold”. We were on a very tight timeline to have my book published and in hand for an event in November a short five months away.  Had I not chosen to work with Robin I never would have made my deadline.  I found her a joy to work with and I truly felt like her heart was into making my book the best it could be.   

Robin knew how to extract information from me in our interviews together and lay it out in a format that was easy for me to keep moving forward.  I am forever grateful that my new book was published and in my hands ahead of schedule! If you are searching for a ghost writer to help you with your book publishing project I would recommend Robin O’Grady. I simply can’t say enough good things about her.  She is a rock star!”

–Kieran Murry, Author of Go For Your Gold


I am a talented ghostwriter and can organize your inspiration, thoughts, ideas and passion to help you create your book!  Call (360) 731-2313 or email for a complimentary informational session.


Your Future Belongs to You

June 28, 2015

When I was young and invincible and my dreams were fresh and  alive, no one  ever told me that the world was my pearl or that I was the creator of my life with each thought and action. I remember when I was nine years old, I wrote a poem called “What Love Really Is.”  Even at nine years old, I had the heart of an optimist but it wasn’t until I was much older that I had the wherewithal to believe in myself and to follow my own dream of publishing a book and creating time and financial freedom for myself and my family.

I dreamt for years about writing a book that would inspire, motivate, and help others achieve the life of their dreams, find their purpose and live their passions.  I remember the day so clearly and the way I felt sitting in the spot where I meditate each morning as I held my published book in my hand.  I cried tears of joy and realized from the top of my head to the tips of my toes that I can do anything I put my mind to, that I am responsible for the creation of my future, and that it is my calling to help others do the same.  I am living my dream today.  There are many nights I go to bed smiling because my heart is full and I know I am choosing my own destiny.

What is your dream?

What is holding you back from living your passion?

Have you found your purpose?

You can do anything you put your mind to.  Grab your dream with both hands.  Don’t waste one more day wishing or saying I would of, could of, or should of.   What is it you will regret in the end?  Those are the opportunities waiting for your attention today!  I can help you get from where you are now to where you want to be!  If you like my blog, you will love my book The Optimist’s Edge! Get ready for that breakthrough to the next level!  Your amazing future is waiting for you!  Email of call me for more info about how to begin living your dream and for your complimentary 30 minute coaching session.  I would love to hear about YOU!

Copyright 2015         Robin B. O’Grady

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Constructive Criticism

May 4, 2015

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As hard as listening to constructive criticism may be, it is an opportunity to see yourself or your work from an outside perspective.  This perspective can be invaluable to you if you are interested in your own personal growth. You don’t have to like constructive criticism in order for it to work in your favor either.  As long as you are willing to hear it and use it to assess the situation and take stock of your strengths and challenges, constructive criticism can be a springboard for your success!  Here are a few things to remember when the opportunity to receive constructive criticism arises:

  • Stay open and listen even though it may feel uncomfortable
  • Accept the constructive criticism (doesn’t mean you have to agree with it necessarily)
  • Acknowledge the truth if applicable
  • Own your deficiencies and develop a plan to be aware of them when they crop up
  • Develop new strategies to overcome the deficiencies
  • Ask for help from people you respect to develop strategies for change if necessary

You can use constructive criticism to your advantage anytime you are willing to let go of your ego and stay open to feedback. Though hearing constructive criticism may sting, it is a great opportunity for change and personal development.

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.  It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body.  It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill

Copyright 2015  Robin O’Grady

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Become the Best Version of Yourself

February 20, 2015

 SONY DSC  What does it mean to become the best version of yourself?  Becoming your best is a very personal concept and it involves using your own yardstick to measure your progress rather than comparing yourself to others.  Becoming your best means that you, in any moment, are doing the best that you can do and that you have the tools and foundation you need to continue growing, changing, and learning so that you can experience the success you are capable of!   Here are some tips to help you on your journey toward becoming the best you possible:

  • Face your fears and begin to welcome change: of change; accept change as part of life and an opportunity to grow.
  • Choose to be a lifelong learning.  Keep an open mind to new ideas and suggestions.  Consider yourself as much a follower as a leader because every great leader knows how to follow when necessary.
  • Make time for personal development!  Attend trainings, seminars and retreats that can help you build on your strengths and build up your skill-set so you can have the BREAKTHROUGH you want that will get you to the next level.
  • Develop an action plan and start working toward your goals, one action and one day at a time.
  • Make your own success a priority.  Practice good self-care and your mind, body, and spirit will thank you!

You will find that as you work toward becoming your best, you will be a light for others.  Your optimism will become contagious and people will gravitate toward you because you shine like the sun!

If you like this, you will love my book The Optimist’s Edge!  If you’re ready for that breakthrough and you want more love, joy, money, and better health and relationships in your life, this book is for YOU!  Click the “Pick up Your Copy” box on this site for more information.

Copyright  2015  Robin B. O’Grady


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Happy Valentines Day

February 11, 2015

What is it about romantic love that makes it so spicy and delicious and in the same breath, so challenging and bittersweet?  One moment your thinking about the impossibility of anything feeling better than being held close in the arms of your beloved, and the next moment you’re plotting your escape.

Sometimes when a relationship has seasoned, it can feel like a combination of both fulfillment and ambivalence but why the conflicting feelings? The answer is because love really is ALL things!  Love in all of its forms ebbs and flows like a river, changing with each season.  The question then becomes; How can you appreciate and enjoy your romantic relationship regardless of the intermittent negativity, annoyance and complacency that can accompany long-term commitments?  Here are some helpful strategies;

  • Quit making your partner and/or your relationship wrong – When you stop making things wrong in your relationship, you are able to stand on equal footing.  There is nothing wrong with your partner and nothing wrong with you!  Everything does not have to be an issue.  Relationships don’t have to be “hard work” unless that’s what you want.  Let your partner be and focus on yourself!  Assume that you are both doing the best you can.
  • A wise woman told me once that if you can’t accept your partner the way they are, walk on!  You can’t change anyone but you and falling in love with someone’s “potential” is a set-up for disappointment and not fair to your partner.
  • Become the partner you want.  Do you want a partner who is loving, kind and affectionate?  Then be that person.  Pointing out what you partner is not isn’t fair.  Instead, lead by example.  Being the best partner you can be  also brings out the best in your partner.
  • Practice forgiveness.  No one is perfect and nobody likes to be judged especially when they make a mistake.  Most people are harder on themselves than anyone and being scolded by someone else just makes matters worse and puts distance you.
  • Treat your mate like you want to be treated.  Do you want to be nagged and controlled by someone?  Then don’t do it yourself.  Lift your partner up verbally every chance you get.  Point out their positive qualities and if your sharing with friends about your relationship acknowledge the good stuff instead of complaining about the bad.

Remember, what you focus on expands and gets bigger.  If you constantly point out the negative in a relationship and your partner, they will only be more glaring to you and cause long-term damage to the relationship but like wise, if you focus on the positive, they will expand and grow and support a happy, joyful,and fulfilling relationship and isn’t that really the goal  of being in a relationship in the first place?  Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope you do something special for your mate on this special day and if you don’t have a mate, do something special for you because you deserve it!

If you like this, check out my book; The Optimist’s Edge, Moving Beyond Negativity to Create Your Amazing Life.  It’s full of great ideas and strategies for personal development and is a roadmap for success!

Copyright 2015      Robin B. O’Grady

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