I am delighted to say that first of all – the F-Factor is my second published book, within seven months!
I really have to pinch myself that I am now a published author – full stop! It has been my dream since childhood and when I saw my first book ‘Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life’ in print, for the very first time – I cried happy tears solidly for 5 minutes, as it was literally the culmination of so many desires, dreams and wishes for me.
Quite simply I was born to be a writer, but for long years and decades, it was ‘just’ a dream, floating in and out of my consciousness, never to be realised. I knew I could write, but I never took any action, until one day when I absolutely knew, with complete certainty that the time was right. Within 2 minutes I had a concept and a title and so I set myself a challenge to write a ‘love letter to life’, every day for the Valentine month of February. Within a year it was published, and life has never been the same…
Now I know that I have always had the desire and talent to be a writer, yet I wonder without Damsels in Success if this ever would have actually happened? Life has many possibilities, yet I know that my book ‘Peachey Letters’ is most definitely the result of my being a Damsel in Success member and Director!
Why? When I had the idea to write, as a ‘Damsel in Success’ I recognised all the signs that said, ‘this is right, this is your time’ and I also knew what the obstacles would be – mainly that I would not take action and follow this through. So I set myself a public challenge and started posting my daily ‘love letters to life’ on a blog.
And I have had hundreds of ideas for books, films, poems, songs, etc, etc run through my brain in my long life time… But never had I dreamed of writing about such personal issues in such a public domain. Yet the time was right, the subjects were right and still… Still I feared being judged, still I feared being seen as some mad middle-aged woman spilling her emotional guts to a world that wouldn’t be interested.
So the first people I shared my letters with were the Damsels in Success community – we have a private online Forum, and on midnight of the day I wrote my first letter, I gingerly posted the link and went to bed cringing about airing my ‘stuff’, yet knowing that I was compelled to do it.
The next morning I woke up to a whole plethora of comments… I had written my first letter to my dear dad, who left this life 30 years ago, and here are just some of the responses I received that day on the Damsels Forum…
“Wow, that letter to your father is so touching. Brave writing Sandie.
Sandie this letter to your Dad is so beautiful I cried … I thank you for your wonderful open hearted letter
I shouldn’t have read that, I now have a wet face… My dad … I love him dearly and this beautiful letter is a reminder of all of the good stuff to be treasured. Thank you – blubbering of South Wales.
Wow, what a wonderful letter to your Dad, Sandie. I last wrote to my Dad a couple of years before he died … I’ve had a bit of a blubbery morning of it so far (good stuff!) so thank you! Blubbering of Cambridge (wonder if that means I’m related to Blubbering of South Wales!)
That is such a beautiful letter to your Dad, Sandie – made me shed a few tears …
Wow, Sandie, that is fabulous, and I love that picture of the two of you together, such a picture of a strong man, giving you the support to be you!
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous – thank you for sharing Sandie, such a beautiful idea, these letters will make an amazing book.”
And there it was on day one, after only one letter – people were telling me that I should publish a book!
A year later ‘Peachey Letters’ was published and featured widely in national and local press. Then, a month or so later, along with my sister Directors, I started work on the Damsels in Success Book…
This was a very different experience… The first one was written on my own – now 9 authors were sitting down to write one book! I was excited and curious to see how it would all unfurl, and unfurl it did… This time I had one chapter and some other bits and pieces to write, and it was all effortless and completely joyful. At Damsels in Success one of our mantras is having ‘success with ease’ and it was all that and more.
I chose which theme to write my chapter about and that was ‘choice’! I am passionate about women having the realisation that they really can live the lives they choose to and to give them the tools and support to make their dreams come true. I realised my own dreams of becoming a writer and a coach, and I demonstrate how I did this in my part of the book.
Times this formula by 9 and it creates magic! And it is not just about the writing – nine women and our supporting team have collaborated on every aspect of the book – we all had a say in the cover, we all proof read each other’s chapters, to mention but a few of the processes that go on behind the pages. It has been a gorgeous exercise in creating within a co-operative – with ease, with joy and with shared momentum and excitement. And it is our gift to the world of women…
What IS the ‘F-Factor’ then???
The F-Factor provides the blueprint for you, as a woman, to live your life to the full. It will reveal your truly feminine heart – allowing you the permission and freedom to live as you choose, while giving the best possible love and support to those around you, too.
Nine extraordinary women have come together to share one special message – how to have ‘success with ease’ – as a female entrepreneur, and in all other areas of your life.
“If you are about to or have taken that amazing leap of faith into an ocean of possibilities and potential, then this book is your navigator… be prepared for an exciting adventure”.
~ Abi Griffiths: TV Presenter for BBC 2, Channel 4, etc
Part wisdom, part philosophy and part support, The F-Factor is also packed full of learning and practical exercises. At the very core of the book too, are the life stories that shaped the women behind the fabulous female phenomenon of Damsels in Success – showing us that with the right strategies and support, women every where can live the deeply satisfying lives they choose.
“The F-Factor is a delightful book filled with heartfelt stories from ordinary women who decided to choose extraordinary. It’s filled with inspiration and it is packed with food for thought, which will get you thinking and will be a perfect ‘anywhere and anytime’ read for women who know that there is so much more to their lives.
~ Sarupa Shah, The Soul Agent. No. 1 best selling Author, intuitive Business Coach and Spiritual Teacher. www.sarupashah.com
The F-Factor combines the wisdom of not just the authors, but a whole national community of Damsels in Success members – women who come together to share learning, love and support. Now for the very first time, this wisdom has been distilled into print – to reach out and touch a whole new audience.
“Reading this book is just like being in a Damsels in Success meeting. These vivacious women share their own experience and their wisdom to help us to live fulfilling, authentic and successful lives. From the deepest connection with ourselves, to the job we do and what we wear, we are shown how we can make liberating choices. If you are a woman who thinks there could be more to life, this book is for you.”
~ Harriet Stack: Writer, Lawyer and Damsels in Success Member. www.harrietstack.com
On 13 September Damsels in Success are hosting a series of F-Factor Master Classes and will be celebrating the launch of the book with networking and champagne (of course) in London.
Attend ‘Find Your F-Factor’ and discover how to attract in those things you have always wanted – what are they for you??? Clients, Relationships, Money, or Opportunities???
This book launch is NOT like any seminar or event you’ve attended before.
During this live event, we will share:
- What makes the difference between success and failure
- How to tap into your dreams and take the right steps to achieve them
- How to position your gifts and get your message out to the world
- How to transform your life in a very positive way
- How to make your work or business work – even if everything you’ve tried before has failed
You’ll also take away something that can change your life forever…
“SUCCESS WITH EASE!”
The 9 authors, including Damsels in Success CEO Lucie Bradbury, and myself, will be presenting your Master Classes:
Lucie Bradbury is my mentor, friend and the UK’s Feminine Potential Expert, and last but not least, Founder of Damsels in Success (DIS). Damsels in Success don’t do business like anyone else and our mantra is ‘Success with Ease’. With the help of her team of DIS Directors, Lucie supports the female entrepreneurs to live their dream lives – as thought leaders and change makers in the world.
Lucie also founded the ‘Women Inspiring Women Awards’ to recognise the achievements of women who are fabulous role models, and brings together the UK’s most inspirational & aspiring women at the annual summit IGNITE! Lucie is wife to Dan (together they are making a big impact in the world of personal & business development), mum to Summer (4) and Jenson (2), and has mentored many women to create & grow feminine lifestyle businesses… All this, & she only works 1 day a week!
In her ‘Find Your F-Factor’ Masterclass, Lucie will be showing you how you can create the first class cultural conditions to give you The F-Factor to attract everything that you want in your life (clients, men, money, opportunities)
Sandra Peachey (me!)
I am a writer, Business coach, and Director of Damsels in Success Burton on Trent. The F-Factor is my second book following the publication of ‘Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life’ in February 2013’. I work with Corporates, Womanpreneurs and small businesses, ensuring that they reach their goals, targets and live out their dreams. I also write for magazines and regularly appear on BBC Radio. ‘Peachey Letters’ received rave reviews in local and national press, including Psychologies Magazine, The Lady and Best Magazine.
During my ‘Find Your F-Factor’ Masterclass, I will be giving my insights into what freedom of choice really means for the way we live our lives and what magic can happen when we choose to fly!
And that is just for starters, there will be MORE master classes, networking and celebration within a fabulous high vibration group and environment.
To find YOUR F-Factor – you can sign up for a copy of the book, celebration, champagne and master classes for just £59.00 or you can choose the VIP Upgrade – all of the above, plus loads of extras AND an additional workshop with Lucie Bradbury, revealing how we created the phenomenon of the F-Factor…
The F-Factor Launch will be a day where you will learn, celebrate and connect, and it could just change your life…
With warm regards, laughter and excitement.
Coach, Author and Director at Damsels in Success
Check out my book – Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life as featured in Psychologies, The Lady & Best Magazine
Winner at the 2013 ‘Women Inspiring Women’ Awards
Nominee in two categories in the ‘Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers & Consultants’ Awards, 2012 & 2013
Tel. 07921 494363