Anjalon Edwards, Self-published author, PS10 Radio host- No Gain No Pain! It's a Yes. Be Encouraged! #AMA

Positive Steps10
Mar 12, 2018

My passion is to encourage. If you have a story- write it. Turn your experience into a lesson for others. From blogs, articles, and essays to writing workbooks, ebooks, manuals, and novels. Develop yourself and your writing style. I am a social worker by trade, an Author, and a Mentor- just a few of the many hats I wear in life. With these experiences I write and encourage. My first book was self-published in 2008 "Reality Check: Stepmother Chronicles" it took 2 years to complete it. How did I get started? From my personal experiences, journaling events, my perserverance, passion, and self-determination.  My second book "Love Conquers All" was published in 2010. After becoming a published author, I pursued my next dream as CEO of Positive Steps10, LLC- a self-help organization at www.positivesteps10.com. I am the host of PS10 Radio on blogtalkradio.com/positivesteps10. I focus on parenting, stepparenting, and self-care. As I develop myself, I learned to offer my encouragement and support to other authors and entrepreneurs along the way. I watch others and I am encouraged by their success. Become the best author that you can be. Your gift was meant to be shared not hidden. In fact, you could even share it on our show. Now, what is your passion? Ask Me Anything

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What are some small things that make your day better?
Mar 18, 2:14PM EDT1
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Mar 18, 7:15AM EDT1
How different was your life one year ago?
Mar 17, 12:48PM EDT0

Hi,

A year ago, I was waiting for something spectacular to happen "To" me. And this year, I decided to "create the life I want to live"! So I am making more things happen for myself. You are the only one who knows what brings you true happiness and contentment each day- once I accepted that, I've been content ever since!! 

Mar 18, 3:25PM EDT0
What have you only recently formed an opinion about?
Mar 16, 3:40AM EDT0

Good question! 

As a woman, I have come to terms with the fact that Life is Too Short to be unhappy with an unhappy person living an unhappy life. We deserve happiness! If you are not treated well in ANY relationship, kindly "exit left" and open yourself to a better life being happy with someone who treats you well!

Mar 18, 11:45AM EDT0
What elements of pop culture will be forever tied to pleasant memories in your childhood?
Mar 14, 8:43AM EDT0

The classic family shows... my childhood seems like it would've been incomplete if I didn't watch "Little House of the Prairie", "Different Strokes", "What's Happening" "Family Ties" "The Cosby Show" etc. I'm sorry but those shows were the Bomb!! And it made you want to be in a family with the different elements they possessed.

Mar 14, 8:37PM EDT0
What is one passion you have yet to pursue in your life and what holds you back from it?
Mar 14, 5:33AM EDT0

Private Practice. I personally want to help my children navigate the "wonder years" before I plunge into doing this. And I'd like to take a few more courses for certification in a couple areas before I commit.

Mar 14, 8:53PM EDT0
What advice do you have with regards to people fearing to live their lives?
Mar 14, 3:44AM EDT0

"Just Jump"! Throw yourself out there and no matter what happens next, you atleast can live with No Regrets!

Mar 14, 8:54PM EDT0
What did you like and dislike about where you grew up and why?
Mar 14, 3:44AM EDT0

I grew up in a very safe neighborhood and at the time, it seemed like there was always something fun to do or get involved in. At the same time, the diversity in those activities was to be desired. My parents put me in alot of activities growing up- dance, tennis, piano, figure skating... those activities developed me into a well-rounded individual but also gave me the experience and confidence to stand out and to try new things even if no one I know is doing it! Be you

Mar 14, 8:57PM EDT0

DEAR ANJALON... ENCOURAGING INTRO FOR REST OF THE CREATIVE COMUNITY... PLEASE, CAN YOU DISCRIBE TO US WITH A BIT MORE WORDS, 'NO PAIN, NO GAIN" POLICY IN LIFE?... IS IT BY YOUR 2 BITCOINS, NECESARY, OR THERE COULD BE A DIFERENT WAY?... BLESSINGS FOR HOSTING... 

Mar 13, 9:56AM EDT0

Hi, thanks for the question. I'm ALL ABOUT ENCOURAGING others to pursue their passion, especially if it will ultimately help someone else! A lot of lessons learned in life have been taught through a painful or uncomfortable experience. But you don't have to wallow in your troubles. Your pain has a purpose! 1. Is to Learn from it 2. Is to drive or develop a passion to address it 3. Is to put that passion into action and share it with others! And when you are helping others you in turn help yourself. A Win-Win situation!

That's the No Pain No Gain I'm referring to 

Mar 13, 3:28PM EDT1
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Who do you believe was the wisest person in your country’s history and what were some of the obstacles through which they persevered?
Mar 12, 12:09PM EDT0

Honestly, the wisest person to me was Martin Luther King, Jr. It may be "cliche" to some but he overcame being threatened, beaten, arrested, taunted, and hated. Most of us, especially in this day and time, would have resorted to retaliation or just quit out of discouragement but he kept up his perseverence until the tragic end to his life and his efforts and gains are still being sought after and recognized today!

Mar 12, 8:11PM EDT1

BRILLIANT SELECTION OF WISE HUMANS THAT WALKED THIS EARTH... IT WAS TRULY MAGNIFICANT BEING PART OF THIS MOVMENT FOR FREEDOM IN GENERAL, AND KNOWING WHAT MLK KNEW.. ALL ALLONG... 

DARK FORCES DIDN'T SWAY HIM FROM HIS TRUTH... TRYING TO BRIBE... EXHUMILIATE... DERAGATORIES.. CHARACTER ASSASINATIONS... ALL KIND OF FILTH ON HIS PERSONALITY.. SIMPLY TO AVOID AND DISRUPT PEOPLE FROM HIS TRUTHFUL MESSAGES... 

I CAN TELL YOU WHEN HE WAS EXECUTED, WE CELEBRATED... WE DID NOT MORN... WE DID NOT SURRENDER...

AS HE KNEW IT IS COMMING AND ONLY THEN HIS WISDOMS AND KINDNESS OF GOD WILL BE HEARD AND UNDERSTUD IN FULL...

'THAT ONLY WE, FREE HUMANS CAN TAKE OUR HUMANITY IN OUR HANDS BY ACTING FREELY IN ANY RESPECT OF THE GOD GIVEN GIFT: HE CALLED IT " FREE AS A BIRD... ON THE WINGS OF FREE WILL TO SPEAK AS YOU WILL..." or SIMILAR.. IT WAS LONG AGO... SO MY APPOLOGIES.. 

BLESSINGS TO YOUR KINDESS TOWARD TRUTH AND WISDOM... PSG.. 

Mar 14, 5:27AM EDT1
If you could give the leader of your country guidance, what would it be?
Mar 12, 9:11AM EDT0

Stop Tweeting. Start listening. Stop spreading hate. Spread knowledge of how to build wealth. Don't call yourself a Christian. BE a Christ-believer and act like one.

"One nation, under God..."

Mar 12, 8:12PM EDT0
Whose advice do you follow more, your parents’ or your friends’ and why?
Mar 12, 8:11AM EDT0

Ahhh, now that I am a grown up, I sure do miss my parent's advice but I remember it well and actually try to practice it. But my friends are great listeners and I'm surrounded by some pretty inciteful and caring individuals. So I do find value in their advice!

Mar 12, 8:14PM EDT0
What three pieces of advice would you give to your children?
Mar 12, 5:16AM EDT0

1. If you want to be happy, change something that you can control. You can only control Yourself.

2.Actions speak louder than words. Be a man/woman of integrity and honesty.

3. Believe in Yourself. If no one else pumps you up, then you do it. Find something you do well and build on it. Learn from your mistakes and do better than the You you were yesterday

(I think I rolled many into those 3, lol)

Mar 12, 8:18PM EDT0
What early experiences and influences proved pivotal to you becoming a writer?
Mar 11, 12:24PM EDT0

I used to write stories when I was a teenager and my friends and I would add chapters back and forth. I always knew I wanted to write a book. Then after college, I took a Children's writing course. I went through that thinking I would be writing for children...I have yet to write that children's book but I've got time. Writing is a process and its always an option!

Mar 12, 8:22PM EDT0
How would you compare your work to that of other writers?
Mar 11, 10:08AM EDT0

I call my two novels "Reality Check: Stepmother Chronicles" and "Love Conquers All" Reality-based novels. Because I got many of the scenarios and storylines from real people who lived it. So I was able to insert real feelings and people's real thoughts at the time into the story.

Mar 12, 8:24PM EDT0
Anything you find hard about the writing process? And what are your methods?
Mar 11, 10:03AM EDT0

Organizing my thoughts! They come pouring out like a faucet and after I get it out, I find myself having to back track and go back through to make sense of it- sequencing, story connections, developing characters. Its fun to get it all out but organizing can be a pain... oh well. I just get it done.

Mar 12, 8:26PM EDT0

Which authors/writers have left their stamp on you, and how?

Mar 11, 6:32AM EDT0

Carl Weber! I met him at a book festival and got one of his books signed! I love the way her writes... which is what drove me to write an adult novel before I wrote my children's book

Mar 12, 8:27PM EDT0
What is your opinion on the importance of roots, traditions, respecting originals and sources?
Mar 6, 10:11AM EST0

We must have a foundation. No matter what life throws at us or what path we take, our foundation should be solid. It may include roots, traditions, etc. Its always good to be able to look back, stay grounded, and give respect where it is due. If we taught the importance of foundation, we may have less confusion and chaos around us, eh?

Mar 6, 11:13PM EST0

When did you first get into radio?

Mar 5, 8:02PM EST0

At the end of last summer, I took the plunge! A few years ago my best friend and I were working on a radio show but due to our schedules it didn't happen. I was ready and I'm happy I did... I may join with my friend for the other podcast in the future though

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Mar 6, 9:57PM EST0
How would you describe the radio landscape in your market?
Mar 5, 6:38PM EST0

Its versatile because for the self-help podcast I focus on stepmom, blended families, parenting issues, and praticing self-care. The multi-faceted topics allow for different audiences at different times but all information is relevant and resourceful for all. Many times what I currently discuss does overlap. Being on an online station allows flexibility and a central location

Mar 6, 9:55PM EST0
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