Episode # 323 Risaria Langley
Natalie: Hello, everyone! My name is Natalie Ledwell and this is the Inspiration Show. Today, I have, my special guest has a very inspiring story of how she was able to apply some of the information that she learned through the Ultimate Success Masterclass and her life experience to create some incredible success for herself through an amazing book that she has written. So, please join me in welcoming Risaria Langley. How are you Risaria?
Risaria: Very well, Natalie. Good to see you.
N: Great to see you as well. I’m so grateful that I get to share this success story with our community to show what’s possible when you apply the information that you learn to be able to create success in your lives. So, why don’t we start first of all with your story and your background on how you got to, and the motivation behind writing a book?
R: I started writing on this book about 5 or 6 years ago. I started it as a film script because that was what I really enjoyed writing. It just, it was getting interesting but it never seemed to quite work and then I did a (1:21) course on how to realize your purpose, find your life’s purpose and she suggested you had a project. So I wrote the book in a month rather than a film script. But it still wasn’t happening. So I did the USM course, and then 2 of the writers who came to my workshops completed their books and got it as a best sellers and they said they’ll help me with mine. And in May, we launched the book and I must (1:54-55) and it went straight to number 1 in the UK. And I was absolutely thrilled and I also now got a film proposal for the trilogy of dragon books I’m writing. And it just feels like it’s all the USM tools I’m using are really helping that.
N: That’s awesome. So tell me about the book, what’s the book all about?
R: It’s about a young girl who is a dragon keeper. She doesn’t realize she is at first because it’s kept from her. As the secret unfolds, she’s living in a land where fire is banned and all the dragons have been slain. And it’s her task to bring dragons and magic back into the world.
N: Awesome! So tell me, you actually have the outline for the movie but you ended up writing the book instead…
R: (overlaps with Natalie) Yeah.
N: So what do you think is holding back the (2:59) from finishing it? And what do you think helped you get over the line, like what life lesson or success (3:05) has actually helped you get from, not finishing it to actually getting it done?
R: I think a lot of it was self-worth. It was that lack of confidence and belief. And I began to attract who were encouraging me and supporting me to finish it, and believe it’s a best-selling book and being a film as well. And doing the gratitude and using the subliminal success accelerator, is that the correct term? The ssa?
R: Using those subliminal audio sounds, I have them playing on my computer when I’m writing. And I’m now, I do the gratitude all the time. It feels like they expanded to my day. And it just makes appreciation a natural thing. And it makes, it helps me to learn to appreciate what I’m doing as well and be satisfied with the way I’m working.
N: Yeah, that’s a big thing, I think when we can get to a point when we believe that it’s possible for us and sometimes if that means getting into our positive vibration and being grateful for what we have and then you know, again, realizing that we have that self-worth, that we are worthy of the success. And especially in a situation like this, when you have an amazing gift to share with the world, I think it serves the purpose for you to hold it inside, especially when you are aware that this is something that you can really share with the greater audience so it is awesome. So tell us about the process of writing the book, I realized that it took you (4:55) time to do that?
R: Yes, once I was in the flow, it took me about a month to write it. But it took a longer time to edit it and publish it. But it’s like the second book I’m writing, I’m already a third of the way through it and I think I’ll be finished by the end of this month. I’m just enjoying the process more and more, I’m just going with it. And when I started writing a few years ago, I used to be going around to writing groups and asking for opinions and I realized that now you have to start satisfying yourself first.
N: Absolutely. You can be asking lots of people but really in the end, it’s you that needs to come across the line.
R: Yes, yeah. And I’m getting that satisfaction from it.
N: So have you always been a writer? What did you do before this?
R: No. I was an archaeologist for 20 years. So, I was digging up the past (laughs). And for a short time, I worked as a lawyer, then I realized that I was more interested in people’s stories than practicing law. It took a crisis in my life, I had an illness that it made me decide what I really want to do in life. And I started writing, and I think, I always feel that I have success those two years of writing to make me realize that I can do it, because it meant that I didn’t give up. And years in between when it was more a struggle, I just thought, no I know I can do this. And this is what I want to do. And I’ve been through crisis, challenging times and I realized that it doesn’t need to be like that.
R: I want, my life can be an easy flow.
N: Right. So when did you realize when you started writing was a passion or how did you discover that?
R: I discovered that when I was writing in bed and I just realized that I could write a story about anything or anyone, I just got the process. It was just great. I love the blank page where I can start a new idea or a new story. And I found that people actually enjoy that. And that’s the best feat that I have (7:50), coming an age book. But so far, the feedback I’ve had were from adults who get a lot from it and I think the second book feels like it’s more of the law of attraction in action in that young girl’s life and her adventures.
N: Yeah. So there really is a positive message in the book, it’s not it’s not just merely fiction, but there’s a positive message. Is it focused towards young girls? Or who is the market that would really benefit from reading the book?
R: I think it would be anyone who wants, I’ve written a book that I enjoy reading myself. And I’m surprised that men also like reading it, and young women. So I’m suppose, I’m targeting people like myself who are on a journey and I feel, especially as I am moving on with it, I’m breaking new ground in terms of story-telling because I don’t want to have a book that’s all blue and gloom. And I want to be able to write an exciting story. It doesn’t have to follow the traditional story of crisis and problems, it’s not that there aren’t in it, but I think that there are other interesting things in life and this is what I’m exploring in my writing now.
N: Right. And the other thing that I really appreciate, you had a couple of careers before now. I don’t want to specifically ask what your age is but what decade are we talking about?
R: (laughs) I’m in my 60s now. I had a writer come into one of my workshops, and she’s actually writing a factual book on the rights of the feminine and we were just saying that women are now having a golden age when they’re over 50. That opportunities are here for us to really have a completely new outlook on career and this is what I feel, I’ve got my family, my daughter’s in America now, my son is in England, they both have careers they enjoy and so I feel they’re independent and that’s given me an independence as well.
N: Yeah. Isn’t it amazing, I have met several people here in the US who are in their (10:36), and retirement is not even a word in their vocabulary. They are like, I really love what I get to use, so why do I have to stop? What I love about your story and the inspiring part of it is no matter what age you are, you can start something new especially if you’re passionate about it. And in this day and age with the internet, in a way where we can reach a bit wider market, really the world is your oyster and if it’s something you are passionate about, it’s never too late to start.
R: It means I am also being bold about other things because I have discovered that there is no celebrations for world peace day in September, last September in my area, in fact, in England. There was only London and Bristol that had events. So I’ve started organizing an event, which is actually getting really big, and I’m really getting excited about it. It’s attracting the people who are passionate and want to pro-create something and we’re linking it with the American networks like the shift network to do this. And that feels, it feels like there are no limits.
N: Yeah, there are no limits (laughs). Risaria it’s been an absolute pleasure to having you here on the show. And like I said, we’re grateful to be able to share your story. And hopefully this will inspire other people to, if they got this little inclination that really make their hearts sing and a little afraid to approach, that hopefully your story will inspire them to start taking actions. So thank you so much for joining me today.
R: Thank you, Natalie. It’s been a real pleasure.
N: Now, also, before we go, where can we send people if they want to get their hands on your book?
R: Yes, it’s available on amazon, amazon.com. Death of the Dragon Keepers by Risaria but it’s also available, will be available through my website fruitfulvoices.com.uk and we’re running a special offer for you to coincide with the Inspiration show for USM people. Hope people will enjoy it.
N: Wonderful. If you click on the banner to the side, you’ll go straight to Risaria’s site from there. So guys, I encourage you to share this video. You can do that by clicking the Facebook and the Twitter share buttons on this page. Also, download the app if you haven’t done so already, so that you can watch the shows on the go, you don’t necessarily have to be in front of your computer. And make sure you leave your email on the box on this page because I would love to send you the manifesting with the masters video e-course. It is actually valued at $87 and I would love to send it to you for free. So until next time, remember live large, choose courageously and love without limits. We’ll see you soon.