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Motivational Guru Shawn Anderson Offers Tips to Escape the Funk

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/14 -- Motivational author and speaker Shawn Anderson has a mission of empowering one million people to lead a more passionate and purposeful life. Often that means helping others escape what he calls the "funk." "We can fall into routines that strangle all passion from our lives," Anderson states. "When that happens, we coast for months and years before we're hit with the 'I wish I would have!' realization."

Recognized for having interviewed hundreds of people who have re-defined their lives after experiencing tragedy or failure, Anderson shares three funk-escaping tips to help people once again live a life they love.

TIP #1: Choose to quit living in a funk.
"If you're unhappy with your life, look in the mirror. You created your life dissatisfaction, and you can un-create it, too," Anderson states. "Want out of the rut? Quit making excuses, pointing fingers, and waiting for a hero to rescue you out of your funk. Be your own hero."

TIP #2: Don't expect overnight miracles.
"It's impossible to reinvent yourself over night. Massive change just doesn't happen that way," Anderson states. "But transformation does happen when we take small steps towards change daily. Single change steps daily add up to big changes eventually."

TIP #3: Don't wait for the perfect moment.
"Waiting for the perfect scenario to unfold before we make changes only prolongs our existence in the rut," Anderson states. "Don't wait for the stars to fall into perfect alignment. Live and live now because tomorrow may never happen."

The author of six motivational books, including A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over and Extra Mile America: Stories of Inspiration, Possibility and Purpose, Anderson is also the Founder of Extra Mile America. Last year, his organization led 444 cities to declare 11/1/13 as Extra Mile Day... a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change in ourselves, families, organizations and communities when we "go the extra mile."

Anderson's "juice" in life is helping others maximize their potential and create happiness in their day-to-day existence. "We get one life," Anderson concludes. "Why would we ever choose to waste a single breath living in a funk?"

For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Shawn Anderson, please call (310) 402 - 4826 or email [email protected].

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