The Story Behind I Would, But My Damn Mind Won’t Let Me! by Jacqui Letran

How many times have you thought or said something along the line of, “I can’t control how I feel. The fear, sadness, anger (or insert your own emotion here) is just too strong.”  Because you didn’t know you have the power to control and change how you feel, you have allowed those negative feelings to grow and eventually to overpower you. Over time, you learn to believe that you are powerless against your feelings and that is “just the way you are”.

Now, what if I told you that you are wrong, and you do in fact have the power to control your thoughts and feelings?  What if I also told you that it’s easier to do than you’ve ever imagined?  Would you be interested in learning how to do this so you can take control of yourself and your life?

In 2006, I decided to stop prescribing medication for emotional health problems.  I left a thriving medical practice in pursuit of more holistic options that could help people overcome their problems and take control of their lives instead of just managing the symptoms.  In my quest for knowledge, I learned something very simple, yet very powerful, “Change your thoughts, change your life!” The more I practiced these new holistic options, the more excited I grew, and the more committed I became. I was on a mission to learn all I could about the mind and how to transform limiting beliefs into healthy, positive, and empowering ones.

Throughout the past seven years, I have helped hundreds of clients reclaim the power within themselves by teaching them how to take control of their thoughts and feelings.  With every first session, I would help my client set up a solid foundation for success by teaching them about their mind, how their mind works, and how they can start reprogramming their mind. It’s a lot to absorb, so many clients asked me to send them a written summary as a reminder. After so much client feedback, the obvious next step was to document that information in a book.  As the writing began to take shape, I became more excited at the possibility of reaching many more people through a published book — to help anyone who wants to learn how to understand and control their thoughts and feelings.  And even though the information contained in the book applies to anyone, whether they are young or old, whether they are male or female, I wrote it for the teen audience because I have a passion for working with teens.

You don’t know what you don’t know, and when you find out how your mind works and you actively practice taking control of your thoughts and feelings, your life will never be the same. You have the power to create the life you want!

About the Author

Jacqui Letran is a passionate and energetic leader who is truly gifted at helping teens transform into confident, happy and successful young adults. Jacqui teaches teens that success and happiness are possible, regardless of their current struggles or circumstances.

Jacqui is an International Best Selling Author, National Speaker, and Founder of Teen Confidence Academy. She has 17 years of experience in Adolescent Health as a Nurse Practitioner, Success Coach and Teen Confidence Expert. Jacqui is passionate and committed to guiding teens to achieve remarkable success in their academic and personal lives.

She is also the winner of the:
2016 Literary Classics Lumen Award and Gold Medal for Youth Non-Fiction
2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Award for Young Adult Non-Fiction

When not working with teens or writing, you can find her traveling in her RV, hiking with her dog or spoiling her three cats. She now lives in Asheville, North Carolina.




About the Book:

Literary Classics’ 2016 Lumen Award for Best Young-Adult Non-Fiction book of the year, “I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t Let Me! is recommended for home, school and public libraries and for use in clinical settings.”

Do you believe that life is unfair or that change is impossible? Are you unhappy and frustrated with your life? If you answered yes, you’re not alone! Teen Confidence Expert, Jacqui Letran, is here to show you a quick and easy path to a happier, healthier life. You can learn to create permanent changes for the better!

Your past can cause you to believe that making positive improvements requires a miracle. In Letran’s award-winning book, I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t let me!, you will learn the simple steps to overcome your obstacles and struggles. Once you understand how your mind works, you will have the knowledge and power to take control of your thoughts and feelings. The power to challenge your old negative patterns and create the exact life you want is in your hands.

In this book, you will discover:

  • How to challenge old negative beliefs and create positive new patterns
  • How to stay calm and in control of even the most difficult situations
  • How to keep unhealthy thoughts at bay and replace them with positive ones
  • How to use the power of your mind to create the success you deserve
  • How to create positive life experiences and much, much more!

I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t let me! is a groundbreaking guide to help you take control of your life. If you like real-life advice that works fast and doesn’t talk down to you, then you will love Jacqui Letran’s game-changing book for teens and young adults. This book is recommended for teens, parents of teens, professionals working with teens, and anyone who is interested in learning how to take control of their mind.

Get the award-winning book today to give yourself an unfair advantage in life!

I Would, But My Damn Mind Won’t Let Me!

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