If you’re like so many other aspiring authors, that book remains inside you, unwritten — or only half complete. Or perhaps you’ve actually finished it, but nobody knows it exists.
What if you could write your book and share your unique message with joy, ease and creative excitement? And what if you knew the secrets of marketing to make it a bestseller?
Imagine how a bestselling book could boost your career and fulfill your heart’s desire to positively impact the lives of thousands.
Rest assured that there are people who need to hear what you have to say. Sharing your wealth of life experience, knowledge and perspective can comfort, inspire and touch others in profound ways. And there is no better vehicle to accomplish this mission than a book, which distills your wisdom into an easy-to-access, powerful and portable form.
A book with your name on it opens the door to instant credibility, and positions you for media interviews, speaking gigs, events, courses and more. A book is the best way to introduce you to people and let them know who you are and the gifts you have to offer. When it comes to establishing a well-paid career doing what you love, a successful book can generate a huge return on your investment of time, energy and money.
Most importantly, writing a book provides you with an invaluable opportunity to express your heart’s truth in a way that can truly benefit others.
That said, the challenges in creating a successful book can feel daunting. Maybe you have problems with procrastination and creative blocks. Perhaps you have fears around marketing — or don’t know how to reach your target audience — so you write and write, but never sell.
The good news is there’s a proven path to writing a successful book that makes a positive impact in the world. It’s a path of joy, creative freedom and artistic integrity. Through your inner voice, it’s beckoning to you now, urging you to access and express the truest, most beautiful aspects of yourself.
By mastering the “inner game” used by successful authors, you can unleash your creative genius from within — word by word.
You’ll understand how to use “flow” and discipline to accelerate the creative process.
You’ll develop the compelling powers of a storyteller to shift minds and bring new ideas to life.
You’ll hone your skills to write in a way that sells, in a way that touches readers where they live.
The skills required to be a bestselling author are not only achievable, they’re not as difficult to acquire as you may think. You CAN discover how to be a creative, engaging and powerful writer — provided you have the right teacher who can guide and mentor you and answer your most pressing questions.
Gay Hendricks is such a teacher, whose proven methods for success have already helped hundreds of students. He’s a whirling dervish of creativity who has joyfully generated millions of words for articles, screenplays, nonfiction and fiction books (40 published books to his credit and counting).
And he doesn’t just write books, he turns them into successes: New York Times bestsellers, award-winning detective novels — and even business plans that win funding!
During The Bestselling Author’s Intensive, Gay will distill a lifetime of secrets for high-output, high-impact creativity that have helped him become a widely admired and successful author.
As a respected psychologist, Gay will share special insights that can be applied to your writing as well as to all the other areas of your life.
He knows that writing is more than techniques, grammar or the perfect proposal. It’s about accessing your depths and overcoming inner obstacles — to free you up for writing from your “zone of genius.”
It’s about allowing the larger soul-force within you to express itself through the written word. Gay has the skills to assist you in overcoming limiting perspectives, self-sabotaging narratives and personal blocks — so your creativity can run free.
Writing a book, however, is only half the equation; without an effective marketing strategy, even the best book can fail to find an audience. Gay’s deep knowledge of the psychology of marketing can help you understand what truly motivates and moves your audience.
Gay will show you how to integrate your authentic soul wisdom with the creative and analytical parts of your brain. He knows that great writers are not only conveying a message, they’re activating an experience that can change a reader’s life, which requires a whole-brain, whole-being perspective.
Gay’s approach transforms the creative process into pure, unmitigated joy. Tapping into the depths of your creative spirit is necessary to produce works of wonder and magic — books that truly impact lives and sell massive numbers of copies.
Developing the skills of a great writer is also a powerful spiritual practice. Your perspective shifts when you discover how to mine the tragedies and triumphs from your life story. Great writing liberates you as well as your readers.
This program provides a unique opportunity to do the deep work that allows you to access the goldmine of creativity that may be dormant in you — and make major strides toward a bestselling book.
Even if you’re merely writing for your own personal benefit, the skills you’ll develop in The Bestselling Author’s Intensive can reap dividends in almost every area of your life. When your writing is creative, authentic and alive, people FEEL your intentions — even through email — and can be moved to connect and work with you.
Enrolling in this Intensive will enable you to:
During this 8-module intensive, Gay will skillfully guide you through the fundamental tools and unique techniques that he’s used to create and sell multiple bestsellers — practices that have been successfully used by his students as well.
We encourage everyone who’s taking The Bestselling Author’s Intensive to be actively working on a writing project throughout the course. Immersing yourself in the writing process will enable you to gain more insight from and connect more deeply with the principles and teachings. You’ll also get more value from Gay’s LIVE Q&A Sessions, where he’ll dive deeply into the individual challenges every writer faces and provide the support you need for moving forward.
In addition to the eight teaching modules, Gay Hendricks will offer two LIVE bonus sessions. In these sessions, driven entirely by your most pressing questions, Gay will make himself available as an expert coach for everyone in the Intensive, sharing his perceptive feedback, tips and strategies. You’ll marvel at how quickly Gay can move through the “noise” and get down to root beliefs. Whether you’re asking the questions or just witnessing, you’ll discover a great deal about how to navigate the inevitable challenges of writing a bestselling book and building a platform to expand your reach and message.
Writing your book begins with a vision for what you’d most like to deliver. Once you gain clarity, you need to find and access the creative voice that’s at the heart of a great book. If your vision is aligned with your deeper self and your voice is true and real, your words and story come to life. If not, they don’t. In this teaching session, you’ll begin by exploring what it takes to clarify your vision. You’ll then examine Gay’s unique system for discovering the right voice that communicates the essence of what you have to share.
In this module, you’ll discover:
In this unique session, which provides the core marketing foundation you’ll need, Gay will be joined by bestselling author, publisher and renowned teacher Arielle Ford to discuss the business of books and how Arielle transitioned to being an author by trusting to write from her heart. This session with one of our country’s most successful book publicists is sure to help guide you toward your bestselling work. Gay will also spend some time exploring some of his favorite writing rituals and routines.
In this module, you’ll:
Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she’s been living, teaching and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She’s a gifted writer and the author of eight books, including Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships, and the international bestseller, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. She’s been called “The Cupid of Consciousness” and “The Fairy Godmother of Love.”
The main challenge for writers often isn’t the actual skill of writing — it’s learning how to deal with the resistance that arises when we seek to express our full potential in the world. This is where the vast majority of writers fail on the path to creating a bestseller; they simply get bogged down in energy-draining patterns.
In this module, you’ll discover:
There are several tools, tips and tricks that can make a writer’s life much easier and more successful. Unfortunately, Gay says, “I didn’t know any of them when I started out. Most of them I had to learn the ‘hard way.’ These are the tips, tricks and tools I wish I’d had 30 years ago, and it’s my hope that sharing them will save you a lot of unnecessary ‘hard way’ learning.” Gay’s tips and tools range from the practical to the metaphysical.
In this module, you’ll discover:
Skilled writers often instinctively follow a pattern of writing that works with both the left and right hemisphere of their brain, engaging the all-important limbic system. When you discover how to consciously do this and apply it to your work, your writing becomes more impactful because it harnesses the natural brain patterns of your readers in a way that “hooks” them in. Gay has created a unique and highly usable formulation of this knowledge in a system called ConExCon.
In this module, you’ll discover:
Writing a book requires a special set of skills; one of the most important is the art of storytelling. It’s one thing to hear a story you enjoy; it’s another to read one that truly transforms. Creating an experience that takes the reader to their depths requires abundant levels of soul-searching, vulnerability and craft. This skill differentiates an author from a bestselling author like no other. It’s what turns readers into rabid fans of your work — and word-of-mouth marketers on your behalf.
In this module, you’ll discover:
In the exciting world of blogs, Facebook and the Internet, expanding your marketing reach has never been easier. Writers are essentially solo entrepreneurs, and those who understand the basic rules and principles of entrepreneurial marketing can turn even a part-time writing career into a lucrative business. This module will complement the core teachings from Module 2 with Arielle Ford.
In this module, you’ll discover:
The Bestselling Author’s Intensive provides you with a powerful foundation of support for your creative process. But then what? In this final module, Gay will focus on the disciplines every writer needs to cultivate in order to sustain their creative momentum and do great work. He’ll share secrets for sustaining productivity, self-care, positive psychology and accountability, and for creating systems of support that liberate your creative genius.
In this module, you’ll discover:
In addition to Gay’s powerful and practical online intensive, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading pioneers in the book publishing industry These bonus sessions will complement what you’ll discover in the course — and take your understanding and marketing savvy to an even deeper level.
In this special session, Gay will be joined by his personal agent of many years, Bonnie Solow, who will answer questions and share tips on how to secure the services of a literary agent. This session is a must if you’re interested in making money from your writing and having your creativity support YOU!
Bonnie Solow, a former journalist and film and publishing executive, established Solow Literary Enterprises in 1997. Acting as a creative midwife and literary manager, she goes beyond procuring book deals for her clients, taking advantage of her background in intellectual property development by leveraging opportunities to migrate her clients’ content beyond the bookshelves and thereby expanding their audiences and reach. Bonnie has helped her clients secure PBS shows, land speaking engagements, extend brands through licensing merchandising rights, and pursue film development deals. She’s committed to representing projects that make positive contributions to the world through information, inspiration and entertainment.
This bonus collection provides you with an additional four full sessions of Q&A with Gay Hendricks that cover a wide variety of inquiries from previous course participants, including questions about marketing your book, suggestions for how to approach your writing sessions, how to organize your content, and more! These audio sessions are an abundant source of diverse topics that will inspire, delight and inform your writing practice and complement your course experience.
In this ebook, Gay shares his personal book proposal template and an example of a proposal he submitted for a book that went on to become a bestseller. He also shares the general template he uses to write his book proposals, which includes sample chapters. With this template and successful example, along with details about his marketing plan, you’ll be set up to craft your own powerful proposals.
This course is a life-changing experience.
— Joelle Kirch, Munich, Germany
Gay’s knowledge, expertise and passion will get anyone inspired to begin writing their book! Hold on to your seat, because you’re about to begin an incredible journey!
— Gloriana Ron Da, San Diego, California
Learning from Gay Hendricks was one of the most beneficial experiences of my life. Within the first 20 minutes of the first class, I got all of my money’s worth and more! He is truly a gifted writer and mentor. Thank you, Gay, for helping me to claim my writing genius!
— MaryJo, Irmo, South Carolina
This course taught me how to go inside for inspiration and guidance, how to feel confident in my talent, and the specific skills — many of them — which turned me from a dedicated amateur into a potentially productive and successful professional writer.
— Barry Hughes, Costa Mesa, California
This program helped me jump-start my writing project. I learned so much about "being" a professional writer as well as the process of writing itself. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about sharing their gift through writing!
— Denise, Brookfield, Wisconsin
It’s a rare gift having such valuable and practical lessons delivered as promised. Gay’s insights into the writing process are invaluable, and now it’s all up to me: Gay has provided the roadmap and I feel encouraged and empowered to go for it from this day forward!
— Marty Gibson, Scottsdale, Arizona
Participating in this course helped me put my creative work where it needed to be, at front and center, as well as helping me recommit to my spiritual practice. Thank you!
— Kathi, Lima, Peru
Since starting this course, not only the quality of my writing has improved, but my also my productivity and the quality of my life. Awesome!
— Angela Guidolin, Folkestone, United Kingdom
It was wonderful listening to Hendricks and seeing him walk his talk with such commitment, integrity and passion. Just by being who he is, he is a living inspiration.
— Suraj Samtani, Hong Kong
Gay Hendricks has mastered the art of sharing his wisdom in simple yet profoundly transformative gateways for those seeking his guidance and counsel.
— Manya, South Africa
The Bestselling Author’s Intensive not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it’s also a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Eight 90-minute Teaching Sessions With Gay Hendricks (Pre-recorded)
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with bestselling author and creative genius Gay Hendricks — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session will help you gain the specific skills and abilities you need to write and sell your book.
Two LIVE Q&A Sessions With Gay Hendricks
As a bonus feature to the course, you’ll have two LIVE 90-minute sessions with Gay in which he’ll answer your most pressing questions and offer feedback, tips and strategies. Whether you’re asking the questions or just witnessing, you’ll discover a great deal about how to navigate the inevitable challenges of writing a bestselling book and building a platform to expand your reach and message.
Eight PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools and answering questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here you can interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Bestselling Author’s Intensive Bonus Collection
We feel honored that Gay Hendricks has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a prolific author and extraordinary entrepreneur whose 30 years of creative successes offer unprecedented insights into how you can bring forth your own creative genius to touch the hearts and lives of others.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Gay’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about liberating your creative genius and unleashing the book of your dreams, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones — and our world — to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Gay Hendricks’ positivity, his love, his genius fill me with hope...
— Geneen Roth, Author of When Food is Love and The Craggy Hole in My Heart
Gay Hendricks is a great role model for true success. He enjoys abundance and a deep connection with his own spiritual essence, and at the same time has lived for three decades in a thriving marriage. Now, he shows us how to do it for ourselves.
— Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and Cracking the Millionaire Code
Gay has the corner on living life well... he is hugely successful. There is no better person to inspire us all to be the best we can be at every level.
— Mariel Hemingway, Actress and Author of Mariel’s Kitchen and Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out
I’m so grateful for the doors that Gay’s course opened for me. He helped me clarify my intention, clear my resistance, learn the ropes of publishing, get my book written and get it in front of his own (fabulous) agent — all leading to my book being published by Hay House, and being a bestseller!
— Marsha Lucas, PhD, Author of Rewire Your Brain for Love
The course with Gay transformed my business of being a life coach, gave me the structure to start my New York Times bestseller, and most importantly, allowed me to feel optimism and confidence as I move forward.
— Michelle Hubbard, Ventura, California
This course has transformed my life on a personal as well as a professional level... This course helped me overcome blocks and beliefs I had accumulated over the years to be easily released. I love the way I see myself and my contribution through the written words I share with the world.
— Dorien Israel, Koh Samui, Thailand
Gay shared his toolkit for becoming a published author, but more than that, he shared himself and his inner processes while inviting us to access our own direct experience of the power of the practices.
I loved The Bestselling Author’s Intensive because Gay Hendricks has so many beautiful and wise things to share and helps his students to really move forward in their professionalism as authors... The course made me jump up to a higher level of myself. And I continue to connect with some very nice people I met on the journey in the course.
— Kristine, Germany
I have nothing but the deepest praise for this course. Gay feels like he’s right alongside you, in your living room, giving you great coaching, tips, understanding, inspiration, advice and motivation. It’s all-encompassing and I feel as if so many layers and angles of the writing process are covered... not to mention the beautiful sensitivity with which Gay guides the “artistic soul.”
— Louise Beker, New Zealand
I would absolutely recommend this course to any authors new or seasoned. The loving, supportive energy expressed and shared within the group has been amazing. Gay’s content is delivered in a fun, exciting, challenging way and covers everything about writing from start to publishing and the publishing process itself. It was more than I expected and has made my journey as an author, a rich, deep, joyful, continuing experience.
— Susie Scicluna, New South Wales, Australia
Gay Hendricks has served for more than 30 years as one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies. Along with his wife, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, Gay is the author of many bestsellers, including Conscious Loving, At The Speed Of Life, Conscious Breathing, The Big Leap and Five Wishes. Gay received his PhD in counseling psychology from Stanford in 1974. After a 21-year career as a professor at University Colorado, he founded The Hendricks Institute, which offers seminars in North America, Asia and Europe. He is also the founder of SuperMindApps.com, which produces personal development apps for iPhone and Android.
Throughout his career, Gay has done executive coaching with more than 800 executives, including the top management at such firms as Dell Computer, Hewlett Packard, Motorola and KLM. His book, The Corporate Mystic, is used widely to train management in how to combine business skills with personal development tools. In recent years, he’s also been active in creating new forms of conscious entertainment. In 2003, along with movie producer Stephen Simon, Gay founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies to subscribers in 70+ countries. He was the executive producer of the feature film, Conversations with God, and has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including Oprah, 48 Hours and shows on CNN, CNBC and many other networks.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
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