I’ve interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs about what works and what doesn’t. I’ve interviewed public officials and politicians. I’ve followed business trends and emerging models and incorporated them into my business and helped my clients incorporate them into their businesses.
2000: New York City Editor
In 2000 I was happy and everything was going my way. I was newly married to a great guy. I had a sweet job as a New York City editor at a travel magazine. Free trips, good salary and benefits.
2007-2010: The Girl Revolution
My purpose became empowering girls and their parents and advocates with a website and a movement: The Girl Revolution. I wrote 1,000 blogs, made it to Today.com and New York Times Magazine, wrote Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories.
I helped millions of parents and daughters and even some sons.
Purpose = Life
2014: The Year of YES!
In 2013 I did a life experiment in which I said YES! to everything my Soul told me to do. And I mean everything. I kept a journal that year and published it—RAW. And yes, I posed for this cover. It’s full of spiritual symbolism, though bold and somewhat shocking.
2014: Sioux Ink
In March of 2014 I was at a Hay House conference when I looked down and saw “Tracee Books” written on my hand. I laughed at the silliness of writing my own name on my hand. I had no memory of doing it.
Later in the conference I looked down at my journal and read, “You’re going to start a publishing company.”
“Maybe someday,” I thought.
That year I was investigating how I wanted to publish The Year of YES! and I realized that traditional publishing is a bad business decision for authors. You pay for your own marketing, someone else owns your copyright so you can’t repurpose the content, you make about .50 cents a book and it takes from 3 years to never to find an agent, get a publisher and get the book on shelves.
I also looked at self-publishing didn’t like the idea that I wouldn’t have 3rd party credibility.
So, I by October I had launched a publishing company, Sioux Ink.
My Soul is always right. So is yours.
2015: Write Soul vs. Ego Smackdown in 2 Days
In November 2015 I went to a Northern Colorado Writers retreat with the intention (publically declared), “I’m going to write a book.”
30,000 words in 2 days. Published in about 2 weeks.
This simple plain-language handbook teaches you how to tell which is your Soul and which is your Ego.
2014-2017: Published 6 books in three years
Once I published The Year of YES! I was on a roll. I couldn’t stop. I just kept writing and writing and writing. I published six of my own books in three years. I also edited and published quite a number of other author’s work.
2016: Be Happy
My word for this year is Happy. I’m due for some happy. As I’ve traversed the spiritual path I’ve learned a few things.
Law of Attraction works, but what do you want to attract? You might think you know, but maybe your chasing something your ego wants.
Following your Soul will get you what you really, really want.
This year my goal is to find out just how happy I can get.
what looks like magic, is a lifetime of practicing the word craft
After (and during) my journalism career I went into marketing, designing websites, copywriting and social media campaigns. I still take a few clients a year, especially coaching and author clients, offering them complete marketing platforms for a great price, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
My Soul made me do it. I did a life experiment—say YES! to everything my Soul told me to do for one year—and published my diary, The Year of YES! What if you said YES! to everything your Soul told you to do for one year?
I wrote Soul vs. Ego Smackdown: How to say YES! to your Soul and tell your Ego to Suck It! in two days. TWO DAYS! I had it designed, edited and published within two weeks. This book really, really wanted to be born. It answers the #1 question people ask me, “How do I know when it’s my Soul?”
Sioux Ink: Soul Purpose Publishing is thrilled to showcase Winston Hampton’s inagural book of mystical love poetry, Rumi Would Have Laughed.
I am honored to have published first time author Janna Phillip’s memoir/love story, Out of the Blue: A Psychic’s Memoir.
Forbes.com featured me in an article about using Law of Attraction to network, The Art of Accidental Networking.
New York Times Magazine featured The Girl Revolution in a feature piece in 2012. In which, the writer said, Tracee is pretty and well-put-together, wearing a burnt orange blouse that matched her necklace and her bag … started a blog, the Girl Revolution, with a mission to revolutionize the way we think about, treat and raise girls.
The Today Show featured me as a mothering expert and Ainsley’s purple hair.
Featured as the life coach expert in NoCo Wellness about how to have a good attitude. Page 40.
The Dirty Little Secret of Divorce: It’s Awesome! was an Ignite Fort Collins speech about how to have a happy divorce. I also spoke at Ignite After Dark Fort Collins.
I Ghost Wrote wrote Airb$b Investor Style because the author was simply too busy.
The author of this real estate book submitted transcripts of spoken ideas. I made a book out of it.
I finally—after eight long years—published The Girl Revolution Manifesto. I was terrified of mean girls on the Internet. True Story. So it sat on my desktop taunting me.
Sioux Ink edited and formatted it’s first crime thriller. I took a good story with flat characters and transformed it into a really good read.
Sioux Ink published its first Lesbian Romance Novel. It’s a beautiful love story.
I wrote a handy little book teaching potential authors how to write a book. It’s useful!