First, I think of myself as a mom. I am most proud of being the mother of two wonderful sons. I love and enjoy our family time together. I am so happy to be alive today and to be living such a fantastic life. My family and friends are among my biggest blessings. I was raised in a family that understood the meaning of love. Being the youngest of five girls I had many, fantastic role models. I am so grateful for the strong roots of my childhood. My first book is titled Journey to my Soul Following Divine Navigation and tells my story of putting happiness first and how to tap into our built in navigation system. For almost twenty years I worked as a Sales Manager/General Sales Manager in a few different stores, mostly BMW centers. Today I am a recruiter and sales trainer for MMCO Auto and I hire and train the sales staff for two Audi centers, a Porsche center, and two used car warehouses in the Philadelphia area, and I love my job! As a manager and now as a trainer I witness many people at different levels of sales. Some rise to the top while others can not get out of their comfort zone. Sales is not an easy task, and I respect every salesperson out there that succeeds. Sales professionals face many challenges and need to keep a positive attitude in order to gain success. A few years ago I was given the nickname ‘Fortune Cookie’ due to my enthusiastic, optimistic attitude. My positive outlook came natural to me plus my enthusiasm is over the top! Having trained my brain to keep a positive focus during a long, difficult period in my past, now that my life is great I don’t have to think about being happy anymore, happiness has become a habit. When the nickname ‘Fortune Cookie’ came to me it ignited a passion in me that inspired me to reach out to the world. I see so many people who are unhappy and don’t know how to change. My intention is to assist as many people as I can find their own happiness. As a Sales Manager and Trainer, I’ve coached and trained many people. The experience of someone lighting up inside due to a message I give, amazes me. I am delighted when I experience someone awakening to a new possibility and to see them succeed in sales.. My own challenges in life have given me the understanding and ability to help others in a painful or difficult situation. Coaching someone and motivating them to become inspired is exciting to me. The possibilities in life are as endless as the stream of thoughts that continually flow to us. Our imagination is a powerful tool when we use it in a positive way. My intention is to start a conversation about happiness. Giving energy and focus to happiness will help expand its presence in the world, and the world can certainly use some more happiness. This is my vision and I hope you will join in the conversation about happiness, and please invite as many others as possible. The more people the more power. Together we can change the world, one smile at a time. Michelle March 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm Wow Terri, I LOVE where your life has gone. Working with you many years ago, I found you so inspiring. I truely believe this is the way your life’s journey was meant to be traveled. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Lyn Foster April 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm Dear Terri,You are a person who truly has walked the walk. You always see the positive side of everything. I once read a self help book which said that what you focus on determines what you miss. I think this is true. If you are truly focused on everything that is positive, it leaves little time for negativity. Obviously, the reverse can be true as well. I have known you for a long, long time, since we were six in fact, and have first hand knowledge of some of the difficult hurdles you have had to overcome. But overcome them you did and the adversity did seem to strengthen you more and more.I say bravo! to you Terri and congratulate you on your risk taking in trying out a new path in life. I love you and admire you and you are absolutely the most consistently happy person I know.Your friend always,Lyn Terri Lynn April 25, 2011 at 9:46 am Thanks Lyn!Our history goes way back to the first day of first grade. I appreciate having your friendship over the years. I also admire you for the things you have overcome in your life, the woman you are, and the courage you have. Thanks for being such a great friend to me! firstname.lastname@example.org May 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm Dear Terri,Even as a kid, you were a people person. Your positive attitude and caring towards others made people want to be around you. This is still true today. Even though you have you’re own set of problems, you have time to help others and enjoy life to the fullest. You have alot in your life repertoire that can help others think positively. I’ve enjoyed reading the excerpts from your book and know others will too. We wish you great success on this new path in your life.Love,Your sister,Anne Terri Lynn May 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm Thanks Anne,You have been a first hand witness and supporter my whole life. Thank you for the encouraging words and for your love throughout my life. It is my intention to help others in the world that do not have the loving family background we had growing up, not that our life was perfect, but we certainly had strong roots in love and faith. Your support is greatly appreciated.Love,Terri Ron May 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm We have been friends for a long time ,and even at some of the stress levels you’ve had to endure, you always had a smile and that gleem in your eyes that always told me no matter what obsticle came your way you were going to kick it’s butt. You go girl, you will always own a piece of my heart. Terri Lynn May 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm Thanks Ron,I appreciate your support! You are a pretty positive person yourself…you always have a piece of my heart, too! See you on the dance floor!Terri email@example.com May 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm Terri,I envy your courage to try something new. You are very inspiring and your positive attitude alone will bring you success. Change is not always easy and you have done it with and grace and beauty. Good luck!Carolyn Terri Lynn May 30, 2011 at 9:45 pm Thanks Carolyn,I appreciate your vote of confidence and good wishes. Change is never easy but feels refreshing. Hope we can all get together again, soon! Look for the post on our weekend once I get my computer back…another two to three weeks.Gratefully,Terri firstname.lastname@example.org June 14, 2011 at 7:56 am Never would my life be where it is today if it were not for your constant love and inspiration. Thank you for always being a positive role model in my life and always guiding me towards love, peace, and happines. Your attitude has influenced me to the point where I am no longer filled with only negative thoughts on life. Keep pushing to inspire others and help change the way they think, so they can start being happy! Terri Lynn June 14, 2011 at 10:15 am Thank you Danny.You have brought nothing but love into my world and I am so grateful to have such a wonderful son as you. Thanks for all the kind words.With love always. email@example.com June 14, 2011 at 7:57 am Keep the Message Alive! firstname.lastname@example.org November 25, 2011 at 9:21 am Wow! I solute You for Promoting Happiness as main ingredient for an AMAZING LIFE. Thank you, for your effort, to make the World a better Place. I know, that people like us will make the difference. Best Regards Lyudmila Piker Center of Positive Energy LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Terri Lynn November 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm Thank you Lyudmila. I look forward to knowing you better and to see you website develope. Much success to you. I know you will help many people.