Live Your Peace interviews Jim Donovan

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Don't let an Old Person move into Your Body

Jim Donovan, Don't Let an Old Person Move Into Your BodyMany years ago, after working for two major television networks, I started my own business. I was cool. I had the fancy cars, my own company, glamorous girlfriends and all the trappings of so-called “success.”

The problem was I also had a lot of very unproductive habits and an out of control lifestyle. These habits combined with my success became “my ego run wild” and led me to spend 10 years on a downward spiral.

Being raised in New York City, I decided to move to Boston and, after a few years, moved to California, looking for a better life. While there, I lived in 11 apartments in four years, and finally wound-up back in New York City where, sinking as low as I could stand – I was living in what was one of the toughest areas in New York City – I finally reached out for help. I had hit my bottom. I surrendered the care of my life to a Higher Power, who I choose to call God.

During this time I had endured every imaginable indignation yet never saw myself as being responsible for creating them. At one point, I lived in a car. I slept in Battery Park, something I do not reccommend, and SRO’s (single room occupancys) in Manhattan and the Bronx. These are places where you live in a small room and share a bathroom with several strangers. Quite interesting.

I believe it was the hand of God that pulled me from what would have surely been the end of my life and started me in an entirely new direction, one that would take me to heights I had never even dreamed of.

A little at a time my life got better. I went from collecting welfare and food stamps to earning a decent income and then, once again, started my own business. This time with a much better perspective on things.

For me to learn what really mattered in life, I had to first lose everything. Only then would I give up my denial and open my mind to a higher order of living.

During this time of rebuilding my life, I became a student of personal development and self-help, reading hundreds of books and listening to audios and, later on, attending seminars.

After doing this for several years, and seeing how, as a result, my life kept getting better and better, I started writing as a way to share with others some of what I was learning. My simple newsletter “Jim’s Jems” grew and, over time, became the basis of my first book Handbook to a Happier Life.

I had found my purpose and my life’s mission.

I continued writing and giving seminars to a vast variety of groups, delivering my simple message that,

“Within you is the power to change your life.”

Today I have written several books which have been published in more than 20 countries and have created personal development audio programs.

I am a certified small business coach and help people learn how to create quantum growth in their business by harnessing the powers of the law of attraction and other universal laws. And I am privileged to speak to groups of people from every walk of life, sharing my message of hope and possibility.

Whether speaking for corporations, associations or non-profit agencies, I am passionate about helping people create the life that they were born to live.

I’ve delivered seminars and workshops for small businesses, chambers of commerce, hospital administrators, nurses, women-owned businesses, trade associations, school faculty, government employees, high school and college students, network marketing companies, and others.

To say that I am blessed is a huge understatement. Today my life has meaning and purpose and I live what I can only call a “magical life.”

What’s important about all of this is, I know deep inside, that anyone can have a better life.

All it takes is a belief, a vision, an action plan, and the “faith of mustard seed.”

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Ruth Anne Wood, Creator of Live Your Peace seriesRuth Anne Wood the director of Scripting for Success, a publishing and production company dedicated to help her clients set and achieve specific measurable goals around sharing a personal vision and key message of hope, peace, healing, creativity, community, innovation and entrepreneurial transformation in the world. Through the “Live Your Peace” movie, interviews, live events and online community Ruth and her team brings together a wealth of resources from peace makers in our local and global community.

Since the first “Live Your Peace” workshop was conceived in October 2009 right after the announcement of Mr. Barack Obama’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Award, “Live Your Peace” has attracted the passion, resources and vision of Bill Jersey an Emmy award winning film maker, Twilight Wish, a national award winning 501c3 who honors and makes dreams come true for seniors, a two time Oprah guest, Patricia Gallagher who created the “Team of Angels”, best selling authors and speakers such as Dr. Judith Orloff MD, Scott Blum, co-creator of DailyOM,  Hay House authors; Jude Curivan, Alan Cohen, Karen Drucker and many other talent in her local and international community. In preparation for the Sundance Film Festival, Live Your Peace is hosting a special event to feature even more powerful conversations with peacemakers including how to use your passion, vision and expertise to profitably share your vision of peace on the world stage. These conversations will be featured in the hour documentary Live Your Peace.

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3 Responses to “Jim Donovan”

  1. Rickie Frascella 24 November 2010 at 2:21 am #

    I came across your web site whilst researching for something distinct on Bing and yahoo about topics related to movies, but I had the chance to read this blog post and I found it extremely interesting certainly.

  2. Ruth Anne Wood 26 November 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Jim is quite a guy and a good friend of mine. I love the message he’s bringing to the world about health, mindset and success at any age! Rickie, glad you enjoyed it! -Ruth

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