WIlmington, DE, February 21, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- March 2008 is Reclaim your Life Month at Empowering Everyday Women Online Magazine (EEW Magazine), the #1 Online Magazine for African American Christian women. The publication has more than 250,000 subscribers (www.eewmagazine.com) and receives 6,000,000 hits per month. In honor of its Annual Business Issue, Author and Christian Life Coach, Valorie Burton, has teamed up with Dianna Hobbs and EEW Magazine to inspire business women and entrepreneurs to reclaim their lives and their time, with her new book: How Did I Get So Busy?, The 28-day Plan to Free Your Time, Reclaim Your Schedule, and Reconnect with What Matters Most (Broadway Books/Random House).
According to the Women’s Center for Business Research U.S. Bureau Census Statistics, firms owned by women of color are growing at five times the rate of all U.S. firms. As of 2006 there were an estimated 849,430 firms in the U.S. 50% or more owned by African American women, generating more than $36 billion in sales (http://www.cfwbr.org/assets/619_womenofcoloroverviewwebco.pdf.)
With this recent explosion in growth, African American women are in need of solid practical strategies to assist them in managing their businesses and their lives. Valorie Burton’s How Did I Get So Busy? is an effective tool for accomplishing just that. “When I first read How Did I Get So Busy? I was expecting a time management book,” says Dianna Hobbs, also Vice President of Hobbs Ministries, an International copywriting and ghostwriting firm. “Instead, I received a life management book chock full of great strategies to help me effectively handle numerous entrepreneurial, as well as, personal demands.”
In response to thousands of emails from EEW Magazine readers requesting advice on how to find balance in their lives, as well as, ways to start, grow, and manage their businesses, Dianna Hobbs, Founder and Editor-In-Chief, launched an annual Business issue, devoted to providing entrepreneurial advice to African American Women working to catapult their businesses to the top of their industries. The special issue features an exclusive Top 10 Women to Watch List, showcasing successful African American Christian women entrepreneurs, plus expert articles and resources to fuel business growth and development. Valorie Burton has been chosen to top this year’s list.
Burton is a sought-after life coach and speaker, and is also the author of Listen to Your Life, What's Really Holding You Back? Rich Minds, Rich Rewards and Why Not You? 28 Days to Authentic Confidence, all published by divisions of Random House, Inc.
Organizations such as American Airlines, Toyota, O, The Oprah Magazine and Ohio University have hired her as a speaker. She has also spoken at events for some of the nation’s largest churches, including The Potter’s House (Dallas), Lakewood Church (Houston), and New Birth (Atlanta). Burton is a frequent media contributor and has engaged in hundreds of interviews with media such as CNN, ABC Radio, The 700 Club, Focus on the Family, Psychology Today, InStyle Magazine, Self, Essence, and the Los Angeles Times.
As a special offer to its readers, when women share their stories detailing why they need to reclaim their lives this year, they’ll be automatically entered to win their own spread in EEW Magazine, plus a complimentary copy of Valorie Burton’s book, How Did I Get So Busy?
Empowering Everyday Women Online Magazine is a new media property that falls under the umbrella of Hobbs Ministries, an international Christian copywriting and ghostwriting firm. It is a division of Training for Reigning Inc. The privately held corporation is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.