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Julie Fast
Works at www.JulieFast.com
Attended Punahou School
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Hi! I'm a mental health coach here in the states and have many ckients in Africa who find me through social media! You can do it! Julie
 
Introduction: I am an entrepreneur in Africa, I know that social networking will not attract customers to me, since is still news in our continent.I am Using this platform just to learn. Need your advice.Thanks.
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International Football

As all of my friends know, I'm a football fanatic. I not only love watching the matches- I'm also very interested in the way football affects the world and how football also affects the lives of so many athletes who often aren't prepared for the spotlight or life without football once their bodies give out.

I believe we can all learn from the incredible skills of professional footballers. Here is a video that shows what I mean!

There are many paths to greatness- from using our intellectual ability to start a business to using our heads to create beauty!

Julie
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My husband is a huge Real fan.  So anything with Ronaldo is okay in my book!

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Call for Master Class Presenters.

I work with a professional speaking group here in Portland,  Oregon. We present a series of master classes every year on topics ranging from speaking skills and booking conference keynotes to social media marketing and creating products for sale.

If you have a presentation topic you feel would help high level speakers increase their skills in the areas of speaking, business or marketing, please send me an email and we can go from there.

Please note that this is a local gig for local presenters.

Thank you! Julie
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Absolutely! I want to start a few circles regarding ecommerce in the publishing world as well as memoir writing. Are there particular topics you would like? Julie

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Hello! I'm new to Google + and love getting all of the friend requests. If you send a request and we don't know each other, please send me a short note to say hi and we can go from there! Julie
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My name is Hope K, and I'm writing a blog on losing weight while taking medication for bipolar disorder. OK, then, hi!

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What is the difference between a memoir and an autobiography?

Remember when memoirs were called autobiographies? Times have changed.

An autobiography covers the life of the person.  It's a grand and sweeping story from birth until the present. 

A memoir usually represents a moment in time- such as Angela's Ashes or Eat, Pray, Love.  Memoir is simply the author recounting their memories of a period in time.  Memoirs can be controversial if you don't understand the genre.

Memoir is a personal memory- which means that my summer of 1987 in Japan while I was manic will be very different if I write it as compared to my poor mom!

Do you want to write a memoir?

Start with a story in a certain period of your life and go from there!

Julie

What is your favorite memoir? I can say that I didn't like Eat, Pray, Love! ;)
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I've had a eCommerce site since 2002. The google+ revival is making my work fun again! My challenge to myself: get my site back om page one. Not my pr or being interviewed_. But my actual ebook sales site. I will keep you posted. Thanks for the info Mark! Julie
 
Google +1's and Higher Search Rankings: New Study

Here's the thing that many will miss if they don't read +Cyrus Shepard's post carefully. It is not the +1's themselves that are causing the high rankings of posts but the fact that most +1's on a site result in a shared post on Google+, which creates a followed link back to the post. It's instant organic link building.

Cyrus has just brought to Moz what I wrote about in my most-read post ever: http://bit.ly/gplusseohowto Google+ pages, profiles, and communities have PageRank. Thus not only getting lots of +1 shares helps you, but getting some from high-authority Google+ users helps even more. This is why people who have built strategic networks with Google+ influencers have a huge legup in their SEO.

Because people will misread a post like this, you are going to see a whole new wave of people gaming and selling +1's. But they are wasting their time and money. The real takeaway here is to do all the to-do's in Cyrus's post (which I have always told you to do) AND work hard to build a strong network here on Google+. It's that network of people who love your great content and will share it out here that builds the SEO power of your site's posts.

Recommended: If you want to take the real deep dive on this topic, I highly recommend reading the extensive series by +Joshua Berg on Google+ SMO (Social Media Optimization). The link below is to Part 6; scroll down to the bottom and follow the links there to read the other five parts: http://goo.gl/N0xhD
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Posting Help Requested!

If I want to highlight a person's account in my post, do I put a + in front of their name? Not sure how this works.
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Anxiety!

Just here working on my email. The anxiety is kicking my behind- but I just have to keep going. So many people suffer from anxiety and don't even know what it is. I'm very interested in working with top athletes in dealing with mental health issues.  It's much more out in the open than even just a few years ago.

Do you deal with anxiety? How do you keep working around it?

Julie
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Are you a mental health writer? I'm starting a new circle called the Mental Health Writer Rock Stars! I'm looking for published authors and or speakers who would like to talk about the craft, getting gigs, ePublishing, eCommerce and mental health in general! Send me a note- tell me about your work and let's go from there!  If you don't know, I write books on bipolar disorder and depression. My next project is about psych medication side effects. Hmmm. Wonder if we need help managing side effects!

I started selling my eBooks online at www.BipolarHappens.com in 2002. And it's still going strong. I'm here to answer any questions about selling your books online. I love to share info! Julie
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AHSA INTERNATIONAL promotes mental health awareness around the world!

I love being on the board of ASHA International.  Founder and director Gayathri Ramprasad has been a friend for many years!

As she always reminds me- no matter how far we go in our careers - or how many successes we have- we have picked each other up off the floor during some pretty tough times. 

Mental health disorders such as my bipolar and her depression and anxiety don't care about anything. They are equal opportunity destroyers!  Our work is to stay well and help others stay well. 

Gayathri's memoir will be out next year.  I will keep you posted.

For now, she continues to be my #1 support in the industry. Thank you Gayathri!

You can read Gayathri's amazing story on the www.MyAsha.org site.

I'm in the video on the home page. It looks like a squirrel nested in my hair.

No matter how serious your subject matter or how many people  you help, how you look on a video always matters!  :)

As you can see, Gayathri doesn't have this problem!

Julie 
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Writer (mental health), publisher (eMedia), Speaker
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  • www.JulieFast.com
    Writer (mental health), publisher (eMedia), Speaker, present
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Currently
Portland, Oregon
Previously
United States - Alabama, Connecticut, Idaho, South Carolina, California, Washington, Japan, France, Hawaii and currently Oregon
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Bipolar disorder writer, speaker and coach.
Introduction
I'm new to Google + and will add new info daily! Here are the basics:

Sites:

www.JulieFast.com
www.BipolarHappens.com
www.BipolarHappens.com/BHblog

Books:
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner
Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder
Get it Done When You're Depressed
Bipolar Happens!  (on the Kindle for just .99!)
The Health Cards Treatment System for Bipolar Disorder
Tips for Talking with Health Care Professionals

BP Magazine Columnist
Sharecare.com mental health specialist.  Dr. Oz site.
Board member www.MyAsha.org

Coach for partners and family members of people with bipolar disorder.

Keeping it together as best I can!

Julie
Bragging rights
First manic episode at 17. Diagnosed with rapid cycling Bipolar Disorder II in 1995 at at 31. Still alive!
Education
  • Punahou School
    high school, 1979 - 1982
  • Auburn University, Western Washington University, Seattle Cetral Community College and finally... the University of Washington. It's a bipolar thing!
    BA English and a big time degree in getting things done while dealing with bipolar disorder!, 1982 - 1990
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