Life After College by Jenny Blake {My 1st Giveaway!}

Hi readers! I am really excited to announce my first ever blog giveaway!! That’s right! My first giveaway is dedicated to the beautiful, inspiring, and extremely motivational Jenny Blake. She is the author of Jenny Blake’s Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want. One lucky reader will win a signed copy of her book and a bookmark too!

The book is geared toward recent college graduates with quotes, two cents from Twitter, tips, advice, and coaching exercises designed to help prioritize and guide the reader to find direction in their life. It gives practical advice and helps you see the big picture. She doesn’t preach or lecture, she genuinely wants to help her reader find clarity.   Chapter categories include life (values, goals), work, money, organization, home, friends & family, dating & relationships, health, fun & relaxation, and personal growth. The best part? It’s a workbook — yes, you are supposed to write in it!  Put your love into it! Highlight and mark it up! Get all that you can out of it! You might just even recognize some of your friends in the advice and Twitter section! This book is more than just good advice. It is a guidebook to help all recent grads find their way through their twenties and the real world. Jenny’s mission “is to provide simple, practical tips that help you focus on the BIG picture of your life…not just the details!” I think this book should be a mandatory read for students about to graduate.  It is that good!

Ok, so I actually met Jenny Blake at BiSC back in May. She was one of my Internet idols and when I introduced myself to her in Vegas, my heart was racing. I probably fumbled over my words and looked like a bumbling idiot. I already owned her book, so to meet her in person was almost like meeting a celebrity. Truth be told, I had already purchased two copies; one for me, and one as a graduation gift for a friend. (What a perfect gift!)

When I heard she was going to be giving the Sunday morning Keynote at the 20SB summit this past weekend, I forced myself to wake up in time to hear her speak. I knew that Jenny’s keynote was going to be interesting and informative, but I really didn’t know just how inspirational and impactful it would be, not only for me but everyone else in the room, as well.  Not only did she smile the entire time (that alone was impressive!) she had made the entire room confident that we could make that leap we’ve been too scared to face all within 5 minutes.  I thoroughly enjoyed Jenny’s keynote and walked away with a renewed sense of hope, optimism and confidence.

Just imagine what her book can do! After feeling so empowered from Jenny’s keynote, I wanted to host a giveaway on my blog so that I could  take what I learned, help spread her advice and to make a difference in someone else’s life. I promptly bought my 3rd copy so I could share it with you! She signed it just for YOU!

  •  You can purchase your own copy on Amazon here. Buy it, I have now bought three! It’s worth it. Wait, don’t buy it quite yet! Enter my giveaway for a free signed copy! 🙂
  • Connect with Jenny on her blog or by following her on Twitter.
  • Learn more about the book: http: www.lacbook.com

You have 5 chances of winning – each option below gives you one chance but be sure to comment one time per entry. I will announce the winner at the end of the giveaway period and ship you the book. 

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Let me know in the comment section at the bottom of this post indicating that you’d like to win.
  2. Follow me on Twitter. Even if you already follow me, (Thanks!) leave a comment here letting me know you’ve done that.  Follow me on Twitter
  3. Re-tweet this post by clicking the tweet button below or by creating your own Tweet and leave another comment saying you’ve ‘tweeted’ it.
  4. Sign up for the blogs RSS feed/Subscribe to A Day in the Life. If you do already, fantastic, you rock!  Either way, if you are a new or old subscriber, please leave a comment indicating that you are a subscriber.
And for a BONUS ENTRY: Please leave a comment on this blog post answering the following question: What is your best piece of advice for people graduating college, or your biggest lesson learned since entering the real world? (1-3 sentences)
So that’s actually 5 (FIVE!) really easy ways to enter! The contest is open until September 4, 2011 at midnight CST. Please share this with others who may be interested! If you already do any of the above, you don’t have to do anything EXCEPT leave a comment saying you already do. For example, if you already follow me on twitter, just leave a comment here saying you do.

Good luck!!! 

Disclaimer: The winner will be chosen randomly at http://www.random.org and contacted via email.  This contest is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents only.  I will email all winners with in three days of the end of the giveaway. If the chosen winner does not respond with in two days of the winning email being sent I will choose an alternate winner.  If you submit all five entries as one single comment, that will count only as one entry.   You get one entry for every comment. To be clear: Simply following on Twitter, without leaving a comment on the blog indicating that you do so, will disqualify that entry.  LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS HERE, ON THE POST ONLY for all entries!
 
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UPDATE:

 THE WINNER IS: Jennbizzle!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’ll email you shortly to arrange delivery. Enjoy this fabulous book!

Jennbizzle 
August 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm   I love you and Jenny! This is fantastic. I’d love to win the autographed copy!
 
 
 
*I used Random.org to generate the winner.  Due to technical difficulties, I could not get the widget to work properly so I cannot show you the proof of selected winner here on the website.  I sincerely appologize for the inconvenience. However, if you would like to see the proof, please do not hesitate to email me and I’ll gladly send you a screen shot of the True Random Number Generator. *
 
 
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Author: Caryn

Hi! My name is Caryn. I'm a midwest transplant living on the east coast. I love games, asking questions, making lists, and sunshine. I dream of someday owning an antique car, starting my own charity, and traveling the world. Welcome to my Blog!

34 thoughts on “Life After College by Jenny Blake {My 1st Giveaway!}”

  1. What is your best piece of advice for people graduating college, or your biggest lesson learned since entering the real world? (1-3 sentences)

    -Even though I have no graduated yet, someone once told me to always keep in touch with career services at your university. You never know when you are going to need them and their services are for alumni, too.

  2. Oh I would love to win! I follow you on Twitter – that’s how I found out about this! I hope I win ^_^

    Q: What is your best piece of advice for people graduating college, or your biggest lesson learned since entering the real world? (1-3 sentences)

    A: If you’re a social outcast in college – you’ll definitely make friends when you get out. College is NOT the end all be all of the human experience – there’s more afterward!

  3. I think, in this day and age, the most important thing to remember after graduating college is to be patient, not complacent. It’s going to take some time for that excellent dream job opportunity to come your way, but don’t get stuck in a rut. Don’t sit on the couch in your parents house eating ice cream and popcorn all day. Get out there and make something of your life. Have amazing experiences and share what you’ve got to offer the world!

  4. Who wouldn’t want to win this? I just graduated so I think it would be a good read… and if you say it’s inspirational, it must be. Count me in!

  5. CARYN!!! Thank you so much for doing this giveaway (your first, wuhooo!), for your incredibly kind words, and for buying THREE books!!! You are amazing!! Seriously — this post just completely made my day (if not month). I was so nervous about delivering something keynote-worthy, so it means the world to hear that it had an impact on you. Thank you for all of your support — I’m so glad we got to spend more time together last weekend. Looking forward to hanging out more at all future 20SB-related events!!

    Have an amazing weekend — thank you doesn’t even really begin to cut it…I’m so moved.

    xoxo!
    Jenny

  6. My biggest piece of advice to those just graduating from college is to not take yourself too seriously. The transition to the “real world” might be hard and you may make mistakes along the way, but there’s plenty of time to figure out who you are and what you want. Make sure to have some fun with it. =)

  7. My best piece of advice… Ask yourself, what will I regret more: doing ___, or NOT doing ___? In most cases, I knew I’d regret what I *didn’t* do, so I took those chances and some really great things came out of them. Don’t waste opportunities even if it’s sometimes out of your comfort zone!

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