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106: Wendy Keller: I was not physically able to sit up

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106: Wendy Keller: I was not physically able to sit up

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Wendy Keller Show Notes

Wendy Keller was not physically able to sit up because of the terrible injuries from the car accident that claimed the lives of her two young children. That’s when she decided to get involved with Tony Robbin’s Personal Power program. She did exactly those actions recommended in the program. Listen in as Wendy shares what happened.

Wendy was born in Chicago but lived all over the place.

When Wendy Keller was four, her dad took off. She didn’t see him again until she found him when she was 28.

When she was six, her mom remarried. Soon after, her parents joined an extreme Fundamentalist Christian cult. They believed, that the End Times were coming any day, and that women were made solely to serve men.

Despite this, when she was 10 she won a district-wide writing contest; at 11, she won her first sales contest; at 16, she graduated high school and began college. She got her dream job working at a newspaper and won a scholarship to attend Arizona State University.

After her scholarship ran out, she didn’t have enough money to stay. Her parents offered to pay for her education if she switched to the college her church ran in Pasadena, California. That’s where you went if you hoped to marry a minister. She had no such hope. She wanted to be a journalist.

After that college expelled her for claiming her love to a church outsider and labeling it as sexual misconduct, Wendy was devastated. But then, a few weeks later, a handsome guy whose girlfriend had recently declined his marriage proposal started talking to her. She married him less than a year later.

In time, they had two darling, beloved children: Jeremy Winston and Amelia Louise. Her marriage was suffering, but the kids were the focus of their life.

In 1989, Wendy started Keller Media, a literary agency, helping writers sell their book manuscripts to publishers. And in 1991, her family took a vacation to the London Book Fair. While driving down a little country road, her husband forgot to look both ways an intersection and was struck by a car at 65 kph. Amelia died instantly. Jeremy was taken off life support 3 days later. (read more: http://wendykeller.com/meet-Wendy/)

Ever since March 15, 1991, when the children died, Wendy has survived the grief of losing her children and her own horrendous injuries, giving birth again, surviving a divorce, a natural disaster, and a substance-abusing child. And she has persevered.

As of today, Wendy has personally taught +20,000 authors how to get published; and over 7,500 people how to get started as paid, professional speakers. Today, she is the author of 31 published books. She has been a featured guest on 53 television programs, has been a guest on +500 radio shows, and has been interviewed/quoted in hundreds of publications.

Wendy currently lives in Marina Del Ray, California.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“Everyone suffers at 100%.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet

“Everyone suffers their own losses at levels they’re capable.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“Bad stuff happens to everybody.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“You can’t start something twenty years ago; just get started.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“Get out there and start whacking weeds and forging your way.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“That first step is the enormous one, after that things get easier.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“We tend to want to take the easy fun part and blame others with the rest.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“Do you want to grow or do you want to sit there and whine?” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“Being reflective is a really important skill.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“Usually we’re our own biggest obstacle.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“Getting in front of people is how you get good at getting in front of people.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

“Not everyone can be coerced into a model that I would prefer.” -Wendy Keller Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Wendy Keller was not physically able to sit up because of the terrible injuries from the car accident that claimed the lives of her two young children. That’s when she decided to get involved with Tony Robbin’s Personal Power program. She did exactly those actions recommended in the program. Listen in as Wendy shares what happened.

Advice for others

Enroll yourself in a dance class. Take a comedy class. Sign up to speak.

Holding her back from being an even better leader

Time management strategies.

Best Leadership Advice Received

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes all the time. Show more compassion.

Secret to Success

I am a pitbull. You hold on until you get it.

Best tools that helps in Business or Life

My ability to learn anything new – technology, strategy, anything.

Recommended Reading

Ultimate Guide to Platform Building (Ultimate Series)

Web Copy That Sells: The Revolutionary Formula for Creating Killer Copy That Grabs Their Attention and Compels Them to Buy

Contacting Wendy

Website: http://www.kellermedia.com/

Website: http://wendykeller.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellermedia

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wendykeller

Resources and Show Mentions

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