Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life: A Creative Toolbox to Rapidly Activate the Life You Desire

Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life: A Creative Toolbox to Rapidly Activate the Life You Desire

by Jackie Ruka

ISBN: 9781630472405

Publisher Morgan James Publishing

Published in Self-Help/Happiness, Self-Help/Motivational, Self-Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction

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Book Description

Get Happy and Create a Kick- Butt Life addresses why your happiness matters and how we can get more of it!

Job dissatisfaction, time imbalance, divorce, lack of emotional fulfillment, and economic downturn, weighs heavy in today’s complex world. Life has a way of kicking you down! To which Jackie Ruka says: “ It’s time to kick- butt and create the life YOU truly desire.”

This is not your typical “how to” self-help book. It is a call to action for men and women who desire to be the architect of their own destiny, and experience massive positive transformation in a inspirational manner.

Sample Chapter


We are all here to be happy and learn unconditional LOVE!!!

During our life paths, we all experience small and large instances of feeling challenged, vulnerable, and unprepared. I term the more significant of these episodes as RUDEwakenings. This is when you experience a profound change in your life that interrupts the sleeping cat within and can, frankly, turn your world upside down.

Why do these things happen? Typically, it is an outer force, God, or your personal guide that has a higher purpose in store for you. Perhaps a current part of your life has reached its term. Every one of us has at least one major life change that gives us no choice but to pick up and rebuild, reinvent, reorganize and, my personal favorite, RENEW! When change and your RUDEwakening occurs, your world seemingly has one, two, or even three layers that ripple and fall away, leaving you raw and alone.

Perhaps you:

· Lost your job and home or lost a parent or loved one

· Are going through divorce and/or a financial loss

· Have experienced an unprecedented health issue

· Feel unable to align with your life’s purpose or personal niche

· Or, find yourself starting over and rebuilding at a time in your life when you expected to be settled down

My own multi-layered collapse lasted almost two years. It began the day that my car careened out of control. As the car slowed down to a final stop, it actually landed between not one, but two eight-foot Buddha statues. The universe was trying to tell me to slow down and take a good, hard look at my life.

As I lay flat for almost six months, recovering from back trauma and dealing with the pain that comes with several other long-term debilitations, I had no choice but to walk away from a six-figure career to rescue my own well-being. When faced with our own mortality, human beings truly begin to understand how much we take our lives for granted.

My life had changed in an instant. One moment I was crazy busy, always running with barely any time at home as I scurried around to please everyone else. The next moment was an MRI scan followed by endless physical therapy, doctor visits, and trips to the pharmacy. Ceaseless pain was my companion every day, as was the ominous scrutiny of an insurance company that believed everyone commits fraud, including me.

After the accident, my world lacked any familiarity and I lacked any type of enthusiasm. It took all I had to crawl out from underneath the covers and I was unable to function without pain. I was in a perpetual state of unhappiness. As a self-help and healthcare professional, I was stunned to be in a place where my body and my life were crumbling around me and I was unable to stop it. Had I just turned into a poster child for the chronically fatigued and emotionally exhausted? This does not happen to me, I thought. Yet from these feelings that came from this experience that has led to the toolbox I have created and now teach. It contains my own emotional recipes and “soul-utions” designed to claim personal growth and become fearless. To heal and cope with initial positive challenges, I found the place to start the rebuilding process:

Whatever you are seeking is seeking you. A good way to remember this is by turning ON your BOLD. B.O.L.D. = Believing Opens Life’s Dreams.

It is action that encourages breakthroughs. This is a no-matter-what attitude combined with the knowledge that you will keep moving forward. The process of moving forward, mentally and physically sparks a forward attitude on an emotional and spiritual level.

We are much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. Your RUDEwakenings are confirmation of your will and determination where possibility lies. There is always a window that opens when a door shuts in our lives.

We have the power to turn those RUDEwakenings into AHA-wakenings!

Negativity. Self-Doubt. Fear. These strong emotions don’t have to overtake your outlook. The truth always surfaces – and that truth is we are born to WIN! Like mine, your collapse could be calling in disguise. It’s a time when your unique destiny is ready to emerge. The old must fall away so the new can enter. That is often when we experience.

Unfortunately, when tragedy hits our lives and loss occurs, it is a painful experience and redefines our perception of gratitude. I have learned that with loss, you begin from believing in miracles to relying on miracles. And soon, impossibilities become possibilities of fulfillment that you can’t begin to fathom.

The AHA moment brings us face-to-face with this conscious choice: Would you rather walk through life, kissing butt and waiting for something good to happen, or would you prefer to be kicking butt by creating and claiming your true heart’s desire?

By awakening to our own consciousness, we recognize that life is not happening to us; life is responding to our “vibrational” energy. It is a time to reclaim your own happiness and live with fierce moxie (a term denoting determination and where the fearful become fearless). It will be your positive vibration that attracts the world to you. When you survive major change, you must be willing to live out and to your full potential and dream bigger than you ever have before. You must make a conscious effort to overcome your fear and become fearless to turn your dreams into a reality. Will there be discomfort? Absolutely! This is how you know you are living. Part of the dream is the stretch beyond the limitation of self, as we know it.


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Author Profile

Jackie Ruka

Jackie Ruka

Jackie Ruka, “America’s Happyologist” and Lifestyle Expert is on a mission to transform the status quo of professionals and corporations toward a more positive quality of life in which we live and work. Jackie experienced a (literally) back-breaking situation and almost collided into Buddha himself. She was forced to walk away from a six-figured career to save her own life, which set her on a profoundly personal journey to meet her authentic self and discover a true calling to inspire others. Jackie is an award winning Marketing and Sales Professional, trained Art Psychotherapist and Founder of Get Happy She leads life enhancement courses and lectures nationally.

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