The second stop on Aileen’s Count Down to the Holidays! is with Jerilyn Willin, President and Professional Speaker of JWillin Consulting and Co-Author of Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still… a guided journey for people who journal (and those that wish they did)
Do you ever wonder where you’re going in life or what’s important? Seeking deeper inspiration for the New Year? Then dip deeper into this fabulous book! This book is a perfect stocking stuffer or a great gift to give to a loved one.
From the moment I picked up the book I found myself randomly picking a page and pondering over the thought-provoking quotes and questions while nodding my head in belief saying to myself, “was this book written with me in mind”. It has made me look deeper into my soul. It made me think of the past but look more towards my future.
In Jerilyn’s opening remarks she states, “We are all so much deeper and richer in experience and wisdom than we acknowledge.” Jerilyn, you are absolutely correct and your book helps me to believe that in myself more. Like you, I too am a life-long learner.
I am not one that journals, even has a wild teenager it wasn’t my thing. But now as a mother, wife and business owner I find myself reflecting on the past and writing my future for my loved ones to one day learn and read for themselves. Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still is a book that sparks that interest and it will do the same for you.
I have the pleasure of knowing Jerilyn and had the honor of interviewing her for my countdown, here is what Jerilyn shared:
What inspired you to write your book?
As professional speaker, I know that it is always beneficial to have something for audience members to buy in the back of the room as a way to “take the experience home”. I love quotes…sometimes the words of another strikes a chord and sends me on a more positive, creative, or insightful path. My good friend Wendy Warden and I collaborated on “Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still” as she finds quotes are inspirational for her as well. Words are very powerful and we both wanted to share positive words with the people with whom we interact (and through the book, those we will never see).
What sparks your creativity?
Gosh…the weirdest things…sounds, smells, bits of overheard conversation. If I sit down and tell myself “today I am going to write three pages” absolutely NOTHING comes. But I can be driving along the highway and the slant of the sunshine or a song on the radio will bring all these ideas crashing forward. I have left myself many voicemail messages to capture ideas for my writing, speaking, coaching and social life!! If I wait until I get home, many times the ideas are gone.
What’s one big thing you want people to take away from your book?
I want folks who read “Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still” to come away with a better understanding of themselves and why perhaps they do (or don’t do) what they do. Most of all I want them to feel like they can influence what happens in their life. Not everything…there are too many variables in the world…but a sense that they CAN take that first step toward a dream, or a relationship, or a career move. So many of us stop before we start. I believe we don’t use half the talents we have been given.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
The perfect reader is an explorer…someone who is searching to mine more of themselves in some aspect of their life or the continual learner, the person who is reflective or curious about what they might discover when they “go inside”. Someone who is struggling with life changes would also find value. I often advise people to give the book to someone they know who may not realize what a treasure they are…someone blind to their own talents and potential.
JWillin Consulting, Ltd.
Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still
133 Chambord Court
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108
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