Posted by Gail | Filed under Thinking Out Loud
It’s been a while since I caught up with you guys to see how life is going and tell you what’s on the horizon. The beginning of the last month of the year seems like a perfect time. I am full of hope and anticipation for 2013. I hope that all the lessons I’ve been teaching have prepared people for whatever life next throws into the mix. I also hope that those of you who have learned well will pay it forward.
I have been busting butt with production of the new show Money Moron. Slice says it will air in the spring, so I’m crossing my fingers. We have worked with some wonderful people, and some people… well… you can’t win ‘em all. I know you’re going to love the new show. As soon as I have a finalized air-date, I’ll let you know. You can nominate someone for the next season, assuming there is one, through the link in the Gail News box. That’s where I’ll also be telling you about public appearances, book signings and the like.
Which brings me to the new book. Money Rules is now available for pre-order and will officially release on December 18. It is my BEST BOOK YET. It’s full of all those rules somebody should have told you. And it blows out of the water those rules that have no business being rules at all because they don’t do you any good. (They might make someone else record profits tho!)
If you have someone in your life that just doesn’t seem to get the common sense part of money, it may be because they don’t know the rules. My girlfriend, Casey, who read the draft for me (and asked me a question that was the kernel for The Gail Way) says she’s giving one to each of her children. “It’s the first time I’ve ever laughed out loud at a money book,” she called to tell me. THAT made me happy.
I’m doing an extensive book tour January through March for Money Rules, going from coast to coast, if both coasts want me. I’ll be making presentations at university/college campuses and appearing at bookstores. If you want a hug, come get one. I’m looking forward to meeting y’all and hearing your stories.
I’ve being doing my radio show at NewsTalk1010 on Monday nights from 10-midnight (yawn) for the better part of a year. I’m having loads of fun and learning lots from my guests. (Yes, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.) If you know of someone who would make a good guest, or you want to share your story with me on the radio, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with RADIO in the subject line and we’ll try to make it happen.
I’ve been knitting up a storm. All that down-time on set means scarves, gloves, boot cuffs a’plenty for the lovies in my life. I’m not ready to do anything really complicated yet (like a sweater) but that’s partly because I’m not much of a pattern follower. I’m using my knitting as meditation more than as production. The stuff I make is just the side benefit. The real benefit is how it quiets my mind; a good thing given some of the frustrations I’ve experienced this year.
I can’t believe how fast 2012 went by. I’m convinced that as I get older, time moves more quickly. Malcolm is already in grade 11 and will be turning 17 in a few months. Damn! My Boyo will be off to college or university in no time and I will be a complete empty nester. Not so sure how I feel about not having a young’un to care for as part of who I am. But I have about 18 months to wrap my head around it.
I am shopped and wrapped, and only have a few things left to pick up for stockings, so I’m in pretty good shape for the holidays. Alex and I are headed off for a week’s rest in the sunny south just after Christmas. (There were moments in November when I had to keep thinking about this trip as my reward for 57 straight days in a row of working! Hey, not my choice of work schedule. Needs must.) My last new post for the year will be on December 21st and then you’ll hear from me again on January 2, 2013.
Okay, your turn.
How has life been this year for you? If you have challenges you want to share so you can get some feedback or good news you want to brag about, send me a Post (email me at email@example.com) with Post in the subject line, or use the Questions option.
Have you been enjoying the Other Voices bloggers? Most have elected to stay on for another six-month shift, but we will add one new voice to the mix in January. Stay tuned.
Are there any particular topics you would like to see me go into in more detail on the blog? I’ve been doing this now for five years, so I’ve covered a lot of ground. But if there is anything you think I’ve missed, by all means pipe up and let me know.
Any other thoughts or suggestions?
Over to you…