by Monica Cost
“The Things I Used to do to Sneeze! by Monica D. Cost is a self exploration book on defining your personal truth and living an authentic life; aesthetically, emotionally, spiritually, relationally, financially, professionally and parentally. Using the comparison of Monica’s own love of the sensation of sneezing, to that of “sensations” sought after in life, readers are taken on a journey of self discovery, beginning with the identification of desires and understanding of personal values, to live the most authentic, purposeful and fulfilled life possible.
Intimate Conversation with Monica Cost
Brand Strategist, Author and Speaker Monica Cost, knows all too well what it feels like to be stuck, have regret and to be overwhelmed with the noise of external expectations and labels. From her profession to her relationship, Monica’s finances to her spirituality, it was all closing in. Chasing the ever elusive status of “successful” and coveted societal labels became exhausting. She quit her job, made a change in her relationship, explored her spirituality, dug into her emotional wounds, started living beneath her means and otherwise making every life decision according to her discovered personal values. She ventured! She gained! She is free!
BPM: Please introduce us to your current book. What topics are discussed in this book?
The Things I Used to do to Sneeze!: How to Live an Authentic Life with Awesome Sensations is a book that takes readers on a journey of self discovery and leads them to a life free of future regret. The book addresses one’s authentic truth regarding appearance, spirituality, relationships, finances, profession, emotional baggage and parenting. Readers become unstuck and well on their way to true freedom and fulfillment.
BPM: Which character or topic in the book can you identify with the most? Why?
Living your most authentic life. Because for so long I lived the facade of being successful, fulfilled, spiritually sound, emotionally healed, happy in my relationship and professionally satisfied when I was struggling to identify and portray the real me.
BPM: What drew you to tackle the topics in your book?
The hundreds of people that I interviewed and met who are struggling everyday with escaping the label chase. Statistics continue to show people’s dissatisfaction with their lives. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can live fulfilled starting now.
BPM: Who does your body of literary work speak to?
My work speaks to people of all ages who are interested in living their most fulfilled life, according to their own values and free from regret.
BPM: How has your writing evolved?
My writing has evolved into a more relatable body of work with proven how tos on living a fulfilled life.
BPM: Your greatest accomplishment as a writer:
My greatest accomplishment as a writer, to date, has been the number of emails and phone calls that I receive from people whose lives have been changed by the book.
BPM: Do you consider yourself a role model?
Yes! I am delighted to be walking the talk of authentic living. By example and through speaking, I am leading people to a more fulfilled life with less regret.
BPM: Life’s greatest teacher is:
BPM: Success means:
For me it means, making every decision based upon my core values in every area of my life.
BPM: Faith allows you to:
take risks and live fully.
BPM: Criticism makes you:
aware of things to consider.
BPM: The greatest threat to literary freedom is:
fear of expression.
BPM: Will the printed book ever become obsolete?
I relish the thought. Maybe.
BPM: What legacy do you wish to leave future generations of readers?
BPM: How may readers connect with you online?
BPM: Share with us your latest news, awards or upcoming book releases.
I am producing and hosting The L.Y.T.E. (live your truth experience) Talk Show based upon the theme of the book in Winter of 2014.
FaceBook: Monica Hairston Cost
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Primary Topics: Self Help on living your most authentic life free from regret