How I Motivated Myself to Succeed by Shelley Wilson #BlogTour #Self-help @ShelleyWilson72

I am delighted to have been invited by Shelley Wilson to take part on her Blog Tour for her new book HOW I MOTIVATED MYSELF TO SUCCEED.

Top Motivation Tips for Life, Happiness, Changing Habits, and Releasing Fears from the author of the popular Motivate … (How I Changed My Life In A Year Book 2)

How I Motivated Myself To Succeed: Top Motivation Tips for Life, Happiness, Changing Habits, and Releasing Fears from the author of the popular Motivate ... (How I Changed My Life In A Year Book 2) by [Wilson, Shelley]


If you’ve ever felt like life is passing you by at a startling rate, or you just exist day to day rather than living life to the full, this book will share honest, straightforward, and realistic techniques to help motivate you to make powerful changes.

From setting goals and organising your life, to freeing yourself from fear, Shelley shares the unique story of how she planned, prepared, and executed the year of challenges and life-changing events brought about by her motivational, award-winning blog.

How I Motivated Myself to Succeed is full of practical tips, exercises, and real-life stories of success, including advice on how to trust yourself and celebrate achievements, as well as manage your time and balance your life effectively.

Shelley’s first book, How I Changed My Life in a Year, became a bestseller in self-help and memoir as it struck a nerve with the thousands of women looking to make a difference and be the best they could be.

Dubbed as the sequel-that’s-not-a-sequel, this book can be enjoyed before or after reading How I Changed My Life in a Year.

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I wish to welcome Shelley on a GUEST POST for my Blog. Please read for tips on how to combat Self-Sabotage, which we have all given way to at times. There are some brilliant tips here how to help.


Overcoming Self-Sabotage. Guest Post by Self-Help Author, Shelley Wilson (@ShelleyWilson72)

I love the entire process of writing a book. From the initial spark of an idea right through to the edits, you are on a developmental journey that tests your skill as a storyteller and your resolve as a writer. Of course, as every writer will testify, self-doubt can plague this journey at various stages and sometimes prevent a work in progress ever being completed.

I have a terrible habit of listening to my inner voice when the self-sabotage begins. I try to block it out, but it just shouts a bit louder. I’m fairly certain anyone reading this will be able to relate to this situation. You may have started making progress as you work towards a goal only to slide back down the slippery slope of non-serving behaviour.

When I started writing How I Motivated Myself to Succeed I had a huge inner conflict and binned 30,000 words, giving up on the entire project. It took a fair amount of self-work before I could pick up the idea and begin again. What I realised during this painful time was the emotional freedom I longed for was on the other side of this self-sabotage.

We hold on to unhealthy thought patterns and behaviours which only drain our physical energy and our emotional dreams. Those feelings of unworthiness may stem from a childhood issue or situation, but we’ve dragged them, like an oversized suitcase, into our adult life.

To complete my book I knew I had to make drastic changes. I had to find the reason behind my self-sabotage so that I could rethink how it impacted on my decisions, thoughts, and life. I dug deep until I uncovered the negative beliefs I have about myself and the simple fact that I didn’t expect to succeed as a writer. By believing this, I was depriving myself of a lifelong dream.

Instead, I looked at the evidence. Yes, any writer will have a few poor reviews as you can’t please everyone, but my first non-fiction book has gathered over one hundred five star reviews, it also attracted the attention of Penguin Random House, and I’ve been booked to give talks on changing your life at various events across the UK. When I tune off that negative inner critic and look at the real statistics, I can overcome the self-sabotage and enjoy being a successful writer.

Think about the way you talk about yourself and the language you use. Is it negative or positive? Try being nicer to yourself and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

Huge thanks to my lovely host, Susan. Thank you for reading and be sure to check out the other host spots for more inspiration, motivation, and a sprinkle of fun.

If you would like to find out more, then take a look at Shelley’s new release, How I Motivated Myself to Succeed, out now in paperback and eBook, and packed full of information on self-care, freeing yourself from fear, organising your life, and much more.




Shelley is a multi-genre author of non-fiction self-help and young adult fantasy fiction. Her latest release, How I Motivated Myself to Succeed is being dubbed as the sequel-that’s-not-a-sequel to her bestselling book, How I Changed My Life in a Year. She writes a personal development blog ( as well as an author blog ( where she shares book reviews, author interviews, and random musings about writing. Shelley was thrilled to win the Most Inspirational Blogger Award at the Bloggers Bash in 2016, and to scoop second place in the same category in 2017. She is a single mum to three teenagers and a black cat, loves pizza, vampires, and The Walking Dead, and has a slight obsession with list writing.



Shelley Wilson
Author, Blogger, Book/Blog Coach

Within you’ll find information about my books, special events, news, and contests I run from time to time, as well as a few fun surprises along the way.


Writing Blog:


Motivational Blog:


Twitter: ShelleyWilson72


Facebook YA: FantasyAuthorSLWilson


Facebook Non-Fiction:
WINNER of Most Inspirational Blog Award 2016
Second Place in Most Inspirational Blog Award 2017



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