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A Little Boy’s Fears Sparked a Pivotal AHA! for Bridgette Laird, CEO of Wings for Kids

Bridgette Laird was working as an after-school counselor at Wings for Kids, a program that teaches kids the social and emotional skills they will need to be successful in life. When wupoint.fr she got engaged, she couldn’t wait to share the new with the kids. They were all very excited for her, except one little boy. Instead of being excited,he was afraid for her. His reaction to the news sparked an “aha” moment that defined Bridgette’s career path.

AHA! trigger for Bridgette: Understand the perspective of others

 

 


An AHA! Can Point You Toward the Perfect Career — The Story of Steve Call

“What do I want to be when I grow up?” That sure can be a difficult question to answer. Steve Call was a senior in college when an “aha” moment answered the question for him. You can read Steve’s story at this link. And as a total tangent, check out this fun video of Steve and the members of his jazz band playing an impromptu concert for a herd of cows.


Relationship Quiz Helps Eliminate Valentine’s Day Blues

Valentine’s Day can be a challenging holiday for people who aren’t in a relationship and for those who are, but aren’t satisfied with it. Donna Hartney, Ph.D., author of an “aha” moment self-help book, has created a free, downloadable relationship-readiness quiz.

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CONTACT: Donna Hartney, 716.655.5094, Donna@DonnaHartney.com

Buffalo, NY – February 14, 2013 – Because Valentine’s Day can be a challenging holiday for people who aren’t in a relationship and for those who are, but aren’t satisfied with it, performance consultant and “aha” moment expert Donna Hartney, Ph.D., has created a free, downloadable relationship-readiness quiz.

“Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love. It’s also a perfect opportunity to examine the state of your relationships. How satisfying are they? Do you find them fulfilling? As you pause to reflect on the connections in your life, you might discover a whole new perspective that has a profound impact on your relationships,” says Hartney, author of The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career, the first research-based self-help book to teach readers how to prime themselves for pivotal “aha” moments.

A Valentine's Day quiz by Donna Hartney, Ph.D., author of "aha" moment self-help book

Unlucky at Love? A Quick Quiz and 4 Turn-Around Tips

“Unlucky at Love? A Quick Quiz and 4 Turn-Around Tips” is a brief assessment that helps pinpoint relationship trouble spots and offers tips for navigating around them. It is available at http://www.donna-hartney.com/?p=1192.

The quiz is based on Hartney’s more than 10 years of research into what can trigger pivotal insights — those moments of clarity that have significant and lasting impact on a person’s life and career. Contrary to conventional wisdom, her research revealed that people can proactively prime themselves for pivotal “aha” moments, and she isolated the steps to do so. Hartney has found that momentous insights can have significant and lasting impact on many areas of a person’s life — relationships, career, health and well-being, finances, spirituality, etc.

The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career offers strategies for creating pivotal realizations to help people gain the focus and motivation they need to achieve goals that are important to them and live the life they want to live.

 

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Does It Sometimes Seem that You Have Bad Karma When It Comes to Love? Test Your Relationship Readiness with This Quick Quiz.

A Valentine's Day quiz by Donna Hartney, Ph.D., author of "aha" moment self-help book

Click on the filename to download the quiz: Relationship Readiness Quiz

Happy Valentines’ Day!


Get In Shape – A Complimentary Fitness Quiz Created by Donna Hartney, Author of “Aha” Moment Self-Help Book

Getting in shape is one of the three most frequent resolutions but is a difficult one to keep. Performance consultant Donna Hartney, Ph.D. and author of  “aha” moment self-help book, has created a free, downloadable fitness readiness quiz.

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CONTACT: Donna Hartney, 716.655.5094, donna@donnahartney.com

Buffalo, NY – February 11, 2013: Because it’s so difficult to follow through on a resolution to get fit and stay fit – researchers have found that more than a third of people struggle to keep their resolutions after just four weeks – performance consultant and “aha” moment expert Donna Hartney, Ph.D., has created a free, downloadable fitness readiness quiz. “Shape Up! A Quiz to Test Your Fitness Readiness” is a quick assessment that helps pinpoint trouble spots and offers tips for navigating around them.

“Getting fit and staying fit can be a real challenge, but there are things you can do to greatly increase your chances of success,” says Hartney, author of The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career, the first research-based self-help book to teach readers how to spark pivotal “aha” moments.

Author of "aha" moment self-help book creates quiz to test readiness to get fit and stay fitThe quiz, available at http://www.donna-hartney.com/?p=1180, focuses on three key predictors of success:

1.    Choose the right time to get fit. Anytime is not necessarily the best time to focus on fitness. Trying to get in shape before the time is right can be difficult if not impossible. A person’s motivation to become more active and the realities of one’s current situation are key factors to consider.

2.    Take care of the basics that can make the difference between success and failure.  Becoming fit won’t be easy. It will require focus and effort. Considerable planning and follow-through are cornerstones for success.

3.    Recognize when a change of perspective is required. Difficult goals, like getting in shape, often require a new way of seeing things. An “aha” moment can make all the difference between success and failure. In a moment of clarity, the reasons to focus on fitness can become crystal clear and make it easy to follow through on the commitment.

Hartney spent more than 10 years researching what can trigger pivotal insights, moments of clarity that have significant and lasting impact on a person’s life and career. Through her research she found, contrary to conventional wisdom, that people can prime themselves for pivotal “aha” moments and has isolated the steps to do so. These are steps a person can take to spark moments of clarity that will help them get fit and stay fit.

The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career offers strategies for sparking those pivotal realizations known as “aha” moments that can help people gain the focus and motivation they need to achieve the goals that are important to them. For more information, please visit www.DonnaHartney.com

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Do You Want to Get Fit? Test Your Readiness with This Quick Quiz.

Author of "aha" moment self-help book creates quiz to test readiness to get fit and stay fit

Would you like to get fit and stay fit? You’re not alone. Researchers have found that getting in shape is among the top three resolutions.

Test your readiness to achieve your fitness goals with this quick quiz. Click on the filename to download the quiz: Fitness Quiz.pdf


It’s Februrary! How Are Those New Year’s Resolutions Coming Along?

An aha moment can help you keep your New Year's resolutions says author of moments of clarity self-help bookIf you’re like me, you’re asking, “How did it get to be February already?” Soon we’ll be half way through the month. Before long it will be spring!

As the time ticks by, how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions that you made for 2013? If your resolutions could use some pumping up, check out this live chat on “Making resolutions reality” that I participated in on Canada.com right after the first of the year. Here are some of the questions that we discussed:


Minta Reviews The AHA! Handbook

Minta of MintasCreations blog reviews The AHA! Handbook - the "aha" moments self-help book that teaches readers how to spark their own life-chaning moments of clarityMinta of MintasCreations blog recently posted a review of my book,The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career. She concluded her review by saying:

“So if you don’t know who Donna Hartney is, she is the author of this amazing little book called The AHA Handbook! You can find her book here.  Take a moment and check it out, relax, and put your feet up, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and be prepared to have a good read that could potentially be life changing!”

Thanks, Minta, for your positive words aboutThe AHA! Handbook! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it!

You can read Minta’s full review here.