You Can't Make This St*ry Up

One message coach,
nineteen clients,
and hundreds of st*ry collisions

...turned into...

almost two dozen chapters that will inspire you as a creative and/or coach.

When St*ries Collide with Intention

After many years of engaging, clarifying, and helping others develop powerful messages as a Student, a Teacher, and a Master Writing Coach, Amanda uncovered her own. The decision to share it with the world launched her on a journey of transformation that quickly made her limited life unrecognizable. Two years later, when she launched True To Intention to support aspiring authors through the process of writing their books, she quickly discovered that her mission was less about keeping the messages on track and more about helping the messengers reveal and heal their own sacredly-coded stories.

As she marveled at the individual journeys, she began to notice something very strange. The messages and their messengers were coming into her life at the perfect moments to support and propel her own personal healing and professional development.

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When St*ries Collide with Intention

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After many years of engaging, clarifying, and helping others develop powerful messages as a Student, a Teacher, and a Master Writing Coach, Amanda uncovered her own. The decision to share it with the world launched her on a journey of transformation that quickly made her limited life unrecognizable. Two years later, when she launched True To Intention to support aspiring authors through the process of writing their books, she quickly discovered that her mission was less about keeping the messages on track and more about helping the messengers reveal and heal their own sacredly-coded stories.

As she marveled at the individual journeys, she began to notice something very strange. The messages and their messengers were coming into her life at the perfect moments to support and propel her own personal healing and professional development.

You Can’t Make This St*ry Up is Amanda and her rabble of clients- turned-friends’ collaborative effort to share their individual and collective stories to help other messengers, creatives, and coaches like you:

Consider alternative reasons for “writer's block”
and find the real force driving that inspiration

Recognize the opportunity for healing that comes
with each phase of creation and/or client 

Discover and savor all of those past, present,
and future YCMTSU moments

If you are feeling stuck and unable to move your project or your coaching business forward, prepare to laugh and cry your way to your biggest breakthrough yet.

What if your message is the answer?

Jon

"An invitation to reclaim the parts of ourselves that were abandoned, shamed, or stifled. Brimming with stories and ideas that illuminate and inspire, this book will help you take the sometimes terrifying steps needed to breathe life into a truer version of yourself."

~ Jonathan Fields
Founder of Good Life Project

Jon

"An invitation to reclaim the parts of ourselves that were abandoned, shamed, or stifled. Brimming with stories and ideas that illuminate and inspire, this book will help you take the sometimes terrifying steps needed to breathe life into a truer version of yourself."

~ Jonathan Fields
Founder of Good Life Project

If you are a creative or a coach,
you are going to love this book.

But as every one of these collaborators will tell you,
“It’s never just a book!”

Inspired creative processes touch every area of our lives,
and they seem to do so with Intention.

Of course, when you’re in the middle of it,
it looks like little more than chaos, overwhelm, and obstacles.

That's why we want to do more than just launch this book:

We want to help YOU complete your own creative project and/or move that coaching business forward.

We have nineteen chapters to prove that if you are really serious about completing
that creative project or moving that coaching business forward,

you are going to need more than a book.

You’re going to need allies.

You’re going to need skills.

You’re going to need tools.

When you commit to helping us launch this message,
you will gain access to all of these and more.

"I’m not sure what I was expecting when I sat down to read this for a friend, but the synchronicity that arose between what I read and where I find myself in this moment is undeniable. Just a few chapters in, I found myself feeling a range of emotions from inspired to gutted – it was incredibly beautiful and moving and so relatable. As I kept reading, in all the stories, Amanda's question, 'What is your story?', it just really resonated.  I have felt like I 'should' be writing more academic, work-related stuff; but my heart hasn’t been in it the way it needs to be to get that work out there. After a few chapters and a short meditation, I realized the story I’m supposed to tell right now and received the title. I can’t imagine that any of this would have come up for me had I not read the chapters I did yesterday and spent some time reflecting on them – I’m so incredibly grateful!!

This compilation on the reality of what it takes to put a message out into the world offers a series of raw, insightful narratives. Exploring each writer’s experience from internal and external perspectives, YCMTSU reveals the innermost thoughts of writers as they vulnerably navigate the insecurities of putting their deepest darkest thoughts out into the world for people to judge, while also learning to celebrate the little wins, and often finding joy and healing along the way. This book is a powerful reminder that behind every story is a flawed human being who makes the choice to push past the fear to share their message with the world."

~ Dimple Dhabalia
Founder of Roots in the Clouds

"I’m not sure what I was expecting when I sat down to read this for a friend, but the synchronicity that arose between what I read and where I find myself in this moment is undeniable. Just a few chapters in, I found myself feeling a range of emotions from inspired to gutted – it was incredibly beautiful and moving and so relatable. As I kept reading, in all the stories, Amanda's question, 'What is your story?', it just really resonated.  I have felt like I 'should' be writing more academic, work-related stuff; but my heart hasn’t been in it the way it needs to be to get that work out there. After a few chapters and a short meditation, I realized the story I’m supposed to tell right now and received the title. I can’t imagine that any of this would have come up for me had I not read the chapters I did yesterday and spent some time reflecting on them – I’m so incredibly grateful!!

This compilation on the reality of what it takes to put a message out into the world offers a series of raw, insightful narratives. Exploring each writer’s experience from internal and external perspectives, YCMTSU reveals the innermost thoughts of writers as they vulnerably navigate the insecurities of putting their deepest darkest thoughts out into the world for people to judge, while also learning to celebrate the little wins, and often finding joy and healing along the way. This book is a powerful reminder that behind every story is a flawed human being who makes the choice to push past the fear to share their message with the world."

~ Dimple Dhabalia
Founder of Roots in the Clouds

Here’s How It Works:

If you commit to purchasing 1 book on launch day,

we will enter your name in a raffle to win one of the 3 Grand Prize Creative Cocoon Kits
and invite you to our very special launch event with all of our collaborators.

If you commit to purchasing more than one book on launch day,
you will get access to content, classes, cl*sters, and connections
from our amazing collaborators.

5 Books

5 raffle entries for the Grand Prize

Value: $500

Digital Content

Give Your Message Wings with Amanda’s pre-recorded training and exercises designed to help you clarify your message, make your content more powerful, begin to understand the marketing and publishing processes, and prepare for the transformational journey of becoming a mindful messenger.

Empower your children to become allies in your efforts to change the world with a sneak peek into the upcoming book, A Religion of Story.

Plan your own flight through the creative process with Ahmondra’s seven steps in The Butterfly Way. Get into the Passenger’s seat and enjoy the ride a whole lot more with an excerpt from Ahmondra’sThe Happy Passenger!

Remind yourself why you gotta keep going with Alyssa’s inspired poetry.

Laugh and learn with Cheryl’s Racing Toward Freedom in Your Business Map.

Prevent breakouts and learn how to Smooth Stress Lines with Ciara's Top Tips for healthy, glowing skin.

Tap Through Your St*ry with Dawn’s guided Emotional Freedom Techniques audios.

Giggle and gain with Jenee’s best productivity tips for creatives and their cl*sters.

Unlock your creativity by accessing all levels of your Creativity House with Lisa’s audios and exercises.

Walk or run off the writing blocks with your loved ones with Lori G’s fun mile-marking map.

Keep children happy through your creative process with Lori B’s “Hints and Hacks for Keeping Kids Thriving in the Chaos of Creating!

Get unstuck with Michelle’s guided “The Obstacle is the Path” meditation.

Clear old st*ry energy and increase your focus with Dr. Niki’s breathwork videos.

Unlock more potential with Renee Beth’s “10 Questions to Change Your Life.”

Stop making resolutions and use Rick’s New Year Recipe ebook to create your ideal life and follow through on the projects that matter.

Use Susan’s “Boundaries for Givers” to help you keep yourself and all of your relationships healthy through the creative process.

Reach the end of your project with less pain and more power with Theddee’s children’s book, “The Invisible Magical Matter-Ring that Makes YOU MATTER!” and an excerpt from her ebook, “My Little Course in Mirror-cles: Finding Freedom in the Reflection of My Suffering.”

Empower your children to take care of their bodies with Torey’s Tips for Keeping Children Safe.

“Camp out” with Ursula and double or triple your sales with her audio training.

10 Books

10 raffle entries for the Grand Prize

Value: $3,000

Digital Content Plus Classes

Uncover and unleash Your Sacred Contribution in Amanda’s 2-day workshop that will help you change the world WITHOUT compromising your sanity or your soul; start to alchemize your story and expertise to create maximum impact on your audience, brand, and bottom line; know the down-and-dirty truth about publishing and monetizing your contribution; and enjoy the beginning of that safe cocoon structure you need for the transformative journey ahead.  

Dive deeper into your own Journey Through Your Religion of Story with Amanda and Aaron in this workshop series, so you and your children can enjoy more story magic than mess.

Dramatically improve your writing and storytelling skills while you discover and begin to heal the st*ries that keep sabotaging your dreams in the 2-hour Healing Through Fiction workshop with Alyssa and Amanda.

Tap Away Your Creative Blocks with Dawn’s 60-minute online workshop.

Clear the clutter out of your creative space and your heart with Lori G’s “What’s the Story in Your Drawer?” 90-minute workshop.

Stretch out the creative kinks and love on your body in one of Michelle’s virtual yoga classes.

Discover Your Unique Potential in this 90-minute workshop and a follow-up one-on-one conversation with Renee Beth, and learn how to leverage your unique wiring for your change-making project.

Release old stories and rewrite the future you desire with Torey’s “Descansos and Desires” workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25+ Books

25 raffle entries for the Grand Prize

Value: $3,000 + the Value of Your Results

Content, Classes, and Cl*sters

Access the experience and expertise you need to get unstuck in one of our “Creative Cl*sters.”

If you are a creative, you know exactly what a “Creative Cl*ster” is, don’t you?

You’re stuck.

Your body isn’t happy.

Your loved ones are looking at you sideways, or worse.

Your project or business is at a standstill and your resources are disappearing fast.

Maybe you even feel like you lost your connection to your Co-Author.

The truth is, it is nearly impossible to find your way out of these cl*sters alone, so we are combining our collaborative experience, expertise, and wisdom to support you.

These Creative Clusters will help individuals get unstuck and create clear paths forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Grand Prizes

10 raffle entries for the Grand Prize

Value: $12,000

And Deeper Connections

60-Minute Consult with Amanda
Reconnect with the true intention for your creative project and create a plan for navigating the st*ries and formulas that are likely to sabotage it. 

60-Minute Consult with Aaron
Create the roadmap of resources and systems your next project/dream needs to launch.

60-Minute Consult with Alyssa
Refine your idea for your logo, book cover, website, or other materials and take that next bold step to put your unique expression into the world. 

30-Minute Consult with Ciara  Identify what is likely impacting your skin and begin to heal it and befriend your beauty. (This includes 20% discounts on any products recommended.)

Cheryl’s half-day virtual “Racing Toward Freedom in Your Business” bootcamp will help you clarify your aim, discover what’s been holding your business back, and create a playful plan to grow your business on your terms.

Ursula's 2X Intensive will help you 2x, 3x or 10x+ your monthly revenue while shaving 10 or more hours off your work week!

3 Accountability Sessions with Lori G. will help you finish the next leg of your creative marathon.

Michelle’s Ayurvedic Assessment and Consult will help you get your body and mind on track to reach your creative goals.

Torey’s Homeopathic Consult will help you reduce inflammation and repair as you release old st*ries.

Renee Beth’s Trusting the Seeds of Change Course will help you deepen your self-trust and find ways to cultivate potential in those around you.

Copy of If Only I Had a Dad, 30-minute Conversation with Rick to talk about writing a memoir, the book, or how to shuck corn!

25% Discount to
Susan’s 90-Day Intensive
Coaching Program

25% Discount to Dawn’s
4 or 8-month Coaching Program

20% Discount to Amanda’s Content Cocoon Program.

 

 

5 Books

5 raffle entries for the Grand Prize

Value: $500

Digital Content

Give Your Message Wings with Amanda’s pre-recorded training and exercises designed to help you clarify your message, make your content more powerful, begin to understand the marketing and publishing processes, and prepare for the transformational journey of becoming a mindful messenger.

Empower your children to become allies in your efforts to change the world with a sneak peek into the upcoming book, A Religion of Story.

Plan your own flight through the creative process with Ahmondra’s seven steps in The Butterfly Way. Get into the Passenger’s seat and enjoy the ride a whole lot more with an excerpt from Ahmondra’sThe Happy Passenger!

Remind yourself why you gotta keep going with Alyssa’s inspired poetry.

Laugh and learn with Cheryl’s Racing Toward Freedom in Your Business Map.

Prevent breakouts and learn how to Smooth Stress Lines with Ciara's Top Tips for healthy, glowing skin.

Tap Through Your St*ry with Dawn’s guided Emotional Freedom Techniques audios.

Giggle and gain with Jenee’s best productivity tips for creatives and their cl*sters.

Unlock your creativity by accessing all levels of your Creativity House with Lisa’s audios and exercises.

Walk or run off the writing blocks with your loved ones with Lori G’s fun mile-marking map.

Keep children happy through your creative process with Lori B’s “Hints and Hacks for Keeping Kids Thriving in the Chaos of Creating!

Get unstuck with Michelle’s guided “The Obstacle is the Path” meditation.

Clear old st*ry energy and increase your focus with Dr. Niki’s breathwork videos.

Unlock more potential with Renee Beth’s “10 Questions to Change Your Life.”

Stop making resolutions and use Rick’s New Year Recipe ebook to create your ideal life and follow through on the projects that matter.

Use Susan’s “Boundaries for Givers” to help you keep yourself and all of your relationships healthy through the creative process.

Reach the end of your project with less pain and more power with Theddee’s children’s book, “The Invisible Magical Matter-Ring that Makes YOU MATTER!” and an excerpt from her ebook, “My Little Course in Mirror-cles: Finding Freedom in the Reflection of My Suffering.”

Empower your children to take care of their bodies with Torey’s Tips for Keeping Children Safe.

“Camp out” with Ursula and double or triple your sales with her audio training.

10 Books

10 raffle entries for the Grand Prize

Value: $3,000

Digital Content Plus Classes

Uncover and unleash Your Sacred Contribution in Amanda’s 2-day workshop that will help you change the world WITHOUT compromising your sanity or your soul; start to alchemize your story and expertise to create maximum impact on your audience, brand, and bottom line; know the down-and-dirty truth about publishing and monetizing your contribution; and enjoy the beginning of that safe cocoon structure you need for the transformative journey ahead.  

Dive deeper into your own Journey Through Your Religion of Story with Amanda and Aaron in this workshop series, so you and your children can enjoy more story magic than mess.

Dramatically improve your writing and storytelling skills while you discover and begin to heal the st*ries that keep sabotaging your dreams in the 2-hour Healing Through Fiction workshop with Alyssa and Amanda.

Tap Away Your Creative Blocks with Dawn’s 60-minute online workshop.

Clear the clutter out of your creative space and your heart with Lori G’s “What’s the Story in Your Drawer?” 90-minute workshop.

Stretch out the creative kinks and love on your body in one of Michelle’s virtual yoga classes.

Discover Your Unique Potential in this 90-minute workshop and a follow-up one-on-one conversation with Renee Beth, and learn how to leverage your unique wiring for your change-making project.

Release old stories and rewrite the future you desire with Torey’s “Descansos and Desires” workshop.

25+ Books

25 raffle entries for the Grand Prize

Value: $3,000 + the Value of Your Results

Content, Classes, and Cl*sters

Access the experience and expertise you need to get unstuck in one of our “Creative Cl*sters.”

If you are a creative, you know exactly what a “Creative Cl*ster” is, don’t you?

You’re stuck.

Your body isn’t happy.

Your loved ones are looking at you sideways, or worse.

Your project or business is at a standstill and your resources are disappearing fast.

Maybe you even feel like you lost your connection to your Co-Author.

The truth is, it is nearly impossible to find your way out of these cl*sters alone, so we are combining our collaborative experience, expertise, and wisdom to support you.

These Creative Clusters will help individuals get unstuck and create clear paths forward.

3 Grand Prizes

10 raffle entries for the Grand Prize

Value: $10,000

And Deeper Connections

60-Minute Consult with Amanda
Reconnect with the true intention for your creative project and create a plan for navigating the st*ries and formulas that are likely to sabotage it.

60-Minute Consult with Aaron
Create the roadmap of resources and systems your next project/dream needs to launch.

60-Minute Consult with Alyssa
Refine your idea for your logo, book cover, website, or other materials and take that next bold step to put your unique expression into the world. 

30-Minute Consult with Ciara  Identify what is likely impacting your skin and begin to heal it and befriend your beauty. (This includes 20% discounts on any products recommended.)

Cheryl’s half-day virtual “Racing Toward Freedom in Your Business” bootcamp will help you clarify your aim, discover what’s been holding your business back, and create a playful plan to grow your business on your terms. 

Ursula's 2X Intensive will help you 2x, 3x or 10x+ your monthly revenue while shaving 10 or more hours off your work week!

3 Accountability Sessions with Lori G. will help you finish the next leg of your creative marathon.

Michelle’s Ayurvedic Assessment and Consult will help you get your body and mind on track to reach your creative goals.

Torey’s Homeopathic Consult will help you reduce inflammation and repair as you release old st*ries.

Renee Beth’s Trusting the Seeds of Change Course will help you deepen your self-trust and find ways to cultivate potential in those around you.

Copy of If Only I Had a Dad, 30-minute Conversation with Rick to talk about writing a memoir, the book, or how to shuck corn!

25% Discount to
Susan’s 90-Day Intensive
Coaching Program

25% Discount to Dawn’s
4 or 8-month Coaching Program

20% Discount to Amanda’s Content Cocoon Program.

"Reading through these stories, it is clear that Amanda uses several well-known and even researched approaches, whether she knows it or not. Polyvagal breathing techniques, centered and grounded mindfulness approaches, cognitive-behavioral modeling, and even some smatterings of psychospiritual methods are intertwined to provide outcomes similar to that of narrative therapy. (And don't forget the dark chocolate -- there is research to demonstrate that it really does help us deal with dementors!)

From the perspective of 'deep psychology,' Amanda’s process emulates that of an ancient, healing pedagogy of storytelling through writing. She encourages others to define what lies outside of our conscious awareness and may even illuminate that which an author may hold in an unconscious space: thoughts, impressions, and feelings which may not have not been previously admitted, even to oneself, including potential collective consciousnesses aspects with cultural and archetypal dimensions.

Amanda’s invitation is in the tradition of depth work -- one in which the participant may observe, grapple with, and consider what it means to really heal, and then share that journey with others who may find connection and even hope through the process."

~ Lonny R. Webb, MSV, LCSW
Clinical and Forensic Social Work

"Reading through these stories, it is clear that Amanda uses several well-known and even researched approaches, whether she knows it or not. Polyvagal breathing techniques, centered and grounded mindfulness approaches, cognitive-behavioral modeling, and even some smatterings of psychospiritual methods are intertwined to provide outcomes similar to that of narrative therapy. (And don't forget the dark chocolate -- there is research to demonstrate that it really does help us deal with dementors!)

From the perspective of 'deep psychology,' Amanda’s process emulates that of an ancient, healing pedagogy of storytelling through writing. She encourages others to define what lies outside of our conscious awareness and may even illuminate that which an author may hold in an unconscious space: thoughts, impressions, and feelings which may not have not been previously admitted, even to oneself, including potential collective consciousnesses aspects with cultural and archetypal dimensions.

Amanda’s invitation is in the tradition of depth work -- one in which the participant may observe, grapple with, and consider what it means to really heal, and then share that journey with others who may find connection and even hope through the process."

~ Lonny R. Webb, MSV, LCSW
Clinical and Forensic Social Work

Your Next Steps

  1. Make Your Commitment in the Form Below

  2. Put the Launch Day Events in Your Calendar

    • Book Purchases @ 9am PST on January 21, 2022
      (You’ll need to send us your receipts to finalize your entry in the raffle.)

    • Interviews with Collaborators All Day between 9am and 3pm PST

    • Special Launch Event with Collaborators and Raffle @ 5pm PST

  3. Stay tuned and enjoy the flight with us!

    • You’ll be receiving regular emails with sneak peeks into the book and our process, as well as links to the podcast interviews with each collaborator!
Price

Your Next Steps

  1. Make Your Commitment in the Form Below

  2. Put the Launch Day Events in Your Calendar

    • Book Purchases @ 9am PST on January 21, 2022
      (You’ll need to send us your receipts to finalize your entry in the raffle.)

    • Interviews with Collaborators All Day

    • Special Launch Event with Collaborators and Raffle @ 5pm PST

  3. Stay tuned and enjoy the flight with us!

    • You’ll be receiving regular emails with sneak peeks into the book and our process, as well as links to the podcast interviews with each collaborator!
Price

"YCMTSU is a great read! It's a collection of stories written by writers from different walks of life who were encouraged to find a message in their messes and share it with others to make the world a better place. Each story is unique, authentic, and stands on its own. All together the book is a heart-warming compilation that reminds the reader we all have our stories and YCMTSU moments and their one purpose is to help one another not just survive but to thrive in this world. It inspired me to get busy and get my story out there. Thanks Amanda... and everyone!"

~ Kathleen Mizell
Author of Goo to Gratitude

"YCMTSU is a great read! It's a collection of stories written by writers from different walks of life who were encouraged to find a message in their messes and share it with others to make the world a better place. Each story is unique, authentic, and stands on its own. All together the book is a heart-warming compilation that reminds the reader we all have our stories and YCMTSU moments and their one purpose is to help one another not just survive but to thrive in this world. It inspired me to get busy and get my story out there. Thanks Amanda... and everyone!"

~ Kathleen Mizell
Author of Goo to Gratitude

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