And The Winner Is…

MBCollection-Vol1First of all, we would like to extend an enormous “thank you” to everyone who bought volume one of the new Martha Beck Collection so far! To paraphrase the great words of Sally Field (who will never, ever live it down), “You like it! You really like it!” Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, we hope you have enjoyed reading these fan-favorite essays, all in one handy-dandy place. 

For all of you that also took the time to submit your name for the drawing via email or snail mail, wow! Thank you for sending verifiable proof that you value Martha’s work! We were all so giddy, receiving your receipts or postcards, it felt a little like being Santa Claus on Christmas morning: the anticipation and excitement of selecting the winners was practically killing us!

So without further delay, here are the winners of our “Martha Beck Collection” drawing*…

Grand Prize Winner: Elizabeth Morant
Elizabeth will get a free, 60-minute phone session with Martha Beck herself. Enjoy, Elizabeth!

Second Prize Winners: 

  • Amy Pearson
  • Anna Brindley
  • Kate DeSmet Kulka
  • Stephannie McGohan
  • Wendy Allen

These lucky folks win a copy of Martha’s entire digital audio library,  which includes over 50 hours of content with Martha and her Master Coaches. If the winners start listening now, they can create a better life by Friday!

Thank you again for your ongoing dedication and support to creating your right life. We love the Team and are so glad to share this journey with all of you!

Much love,

~The Martha Beck Inc. Team

Martha, Bridgette, Jessica S., Jessica R., Sandra, Abigail, Jennifer, and Jill

 * Winners were selected using a sophisticated random number generator. Getting to use it was the highlight of our geeky lives.

Regarding The January 15th Live Video Event

Greetings to all my readers!

I just want you to know that the technical issues with today’s video conference all came from the service provider, which was chosen by my publisher. My deepest apologies to you all. Please email with questions and to receive information about a follow-up conference call. 

I don’t want to sound all snippy, but I have to say that the technologies of magic I learned from jungle friends work a helluva lot better than certain magical technologies that shall remain nameless!

I had a spoon ready to bend and everything…

I hope to hear from you all soon. Thank you again for your kindness and attention.



P.S. Needless to say, we will not be using the same service for my upcoming telecourse, “Wild New Year, Wild New You”. We’ll be going a bit “old-fashioned” for that one with a regular teleconferencing system and a telephone line!

Are You Ready to Share “A Wild New World”?

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

Hello, Fellow Wayfinders!

Many of you have been reading – and rereading – Martha’s latest book, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, and telling us how much it has touched and transformed your life and the way you live in the world. We’ve heard how incredible it was to recognize yourself in just the first few pages of the book and how you finally felt seen and understood in a way you’ve never felt before. (And for those of you who worry about being on The Team – believe this: if you read the book and resonated with the material in any way – or with Martha’s other works in general – you are on The Team!)

Because the exercises in this book are meant to be put into practice in your life and are all intended to work together, we’ve created a book discussion guide to help deepen your experience with the book. It also gives you a great way to share it with others, including ideas on how to organize and promote your discussion. We’ve found that there is nothing more exhilarating than sharing the magic of Finding Your Way in a Wild New World with fellow members of The Team – like experiencing Wordlessness through the path of play, bending spoons, cracking puzzles, or sharing how you’ve learned to wayfind your way through the day.

>Download the Finding Your Way in a Wild New World Book Discussion Guide Now!<

Be it as an in-person book club party or a virtual Facebook group, we hope you enjoy sharing this book with others. In the spirit of sharing, please feel free to add your local book club event to the comments of this post in order to promote it with other members of The Team.

Please include:

  • Your first name & last initial (e.g. Martha B.)
  • Your location (e.g. Phoenix, AZ)
  • Event date(s)
  • A 2-3 sentence event description
  • The event type (e.g. online, telephone, in-person)
  • A link to the event where applicable (i.e. your personal website or blog, meetup, a Facebook group, or Eventbrite)
  •  Your contact information (email only).

We do moderate comments, so please allow at least 24 hours for your comment/event to appear. If your information doesn’t meet the guidelines above, it won’t be included.

Have fun!

~The Martha Beck Team

Martha Beck: “Books for a Better Life Awards” Finalist

Finding Your Way in a Wild New WorldMartha Beck’s new book, “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World” was nominated by The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society  for the 16th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards.

While Martha has been nominated before for The Joy Diet and Steering by Starlight in the past, this is the first time she has been nominated in the “Spiritual” category, which she says, feels a lot more like home.

Find out more about the awards and the nomination on the National MS Society’s website.


“Expecting Adam” is Target’s Current Book Club Pick!

Expecting Adam Book Cover

Exciting News!

The Target Book Club has chosen Martha’s book, Expecting Adam, for their current book club pick.

It’s a special paperback edition that includes an all new afterward with an update on Adam and Martha.

Martha is thrilled to be selected and we wanted to make sure you all were among the first to know.

You can purchase the book online or pick it up your local Target store

You can also find recent videos of Adam in the “Adam Zone” on Martha’s Expecting Adam page on her website.

Martha Beck and Seth Godin discuss the future of publishing

(Pam Slim here once again to give you a sneak peek into a discussion between Martha and Seth Godin.  Both are doing a lot of thinking about the future of the publishing industry, as well as the emerging role of author as coach and leader. Enjoy, and please share your reactions in the comments below!)



Drawing and painting were used to convey images before photography, so representational art was considered most valuable.  When photography was invented, realistic images could be replicated easily and accurately, so the value of drawing/painting as representation collapsed.  Impressionism and other non-representational genres emerged as “valuable” art.

For centuries, the only way you could hear a musical piece written by a certain musician was to write down the music note for note and get another musician to play it exactly as the first one had. When recording equipment was invented, replication was easy and accurate.  Immediately, jazz and other improvisational forms became highly valuable.

You see where I’m going with this, right?  Since Gutenberg, the printed book was the cheapest, quickest way to transfer a large block of written work.  With Internet technology making replication quick and cheap, publishers everywhere are seeing themselves become unnecessary.

Question:  What is the literary equivalent of impressionism or jazz?

Because that’s what’s going to become valuable in what has always been the book world.  I have a few ideas of my own, but I’m dying to hear your take on this.



Painting and music moved in two different directions because of technology.

Painters discovered that in order to succeed, they needed to become more human, more emotional and less like cameras. Pushing to the cutting edge and being personal were the two ways painters thrived over the last hundred years. When you see a painting, you probably know who made it.

Musicians discovered that in order to succeeded, they needed to create music that would spread, recordings that would be shared and talked about and bought in bulk. They didn’t write on commission for the king, they wrote for the radio. Ideas that spread, win.

Writers are discovering that a book that tells people how to do something is obsolete. Knowledge no longer needs to live in an arcane format like a book. And facts are free, because they spread easily.

So, writing that is worth paying for is either encased in a souvenir-like rarity, like a limited edition, or a reading or a conference…or it’s delivered quickly and personally so that the convenience and exclusivity is worth a premium or it’s personal and direct… almost bespoke.

The last is the biggest opportunity. Our tribes need leaders. We need people who will assemble and introduce and connect and lead. People who will help us get to where we want to go. Writing (at least a certain kind of writing) is now more like coaching or governing or teaching. And there’s a real shortage of that and we’ll happily pay to be part of this tribe if someone will only step up and lead us.

Seth Godin blogs at His new book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? hits shelves today.

What Matters Now — and Tomorrow

This is Martha’s long lost blog editor Pamela Slim stepping in for a moment to let you know about a cool project that Martha just participated in with Seth Godin.

What Matters Now is an e-book filled with delicious one-page essays like Elizabeth Gilbert on ease and Daniel Pink on autonomy and Tom Peters on excellence.

And our very own Martha Beck on world healers.

It talks about dignity, vision, enrichment and sacrifice.

And how you recognize enough.

The eclectic group of 71 authors will stimulate you to think and feel and question your beliefs.

All so you can change your corner of the world.

So download a copy at this link.  It is free. Read it. Pass it on. Share it with your friends. Talk about it.

What Matters Now says “big thoughts and small actions make a difference.”

What are yours?

Martha in the News


New book defends quitting as a valuable life skill
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Martha Beck Joins Sister Jenna to Discuss Finding Your Way in a Wild New World
America Meditating” Radio Program

Nationally-known life coach & O Magazine columnist Martha Beck on being happy
WTIP North Shore Community Radio

The 100 Most Influential People In Fitness, Health, and Happiness

The Merchant of Just Be Happy
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This year, resolve to make yourself, your world better

Best Ways to Turn Money Into Happiness
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The Power of Disconnection

Do you want to tap into your true power?
how she really does it with Koren Motekaitis

Go Staight for the joy and follow your purpose
SUCCESS Magazine

The Armature of Success
The Huffington Post

Concepts to Calm and Comfort
The Chopra Foundation

Creating a Life You Love

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Christine Upchurch Show

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The Laura Longley Show

How to Switch Off
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Turn On Your Inner Light
Debbie Mandel Radio Show

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The Dr. Pat Show

Interview with Martha Beck: Author, Coach & an Inspiration

Keeping active, engaged
Arizona Republic

Secrets to Becoming Confident

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Where is Your Heart

Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit Books

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Mind Body Spirit

Martha Beck in Conversation with Suzy Greaves

Martha Beck’s Whistle- Stop Tour of London
Piatkus Books & News Blog

Discover Your Passion
HEALTH Magazine

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Conscious Talk Radio

Finding Your Way In the Wild New World
the aware show

Finding Your Way In the Wild New World
the aware show

Finding Your Way In the Wild New World
Duct Tape Marketing

Are You In Service To What I Serve?
Owning Pink

Recording of How to Change the World with Martha Beck, Lissa Rankin & Amy Ahlers
Owning Pink

Women On Leading, Mentoring and Changing the Face of Business
Duct Tape Marketing

Getting Positive Energy to Go Viral On the Energy Internet

Author, life coach Martha Beck inspires others to conquer fears
Arizona Republic

Tracking Your Right Life: Interview with Martha Beck
Escape from Cubicle Nation with Pam Slim

How to Keep Your Vision Alive
John Jantsch of Ducttape Marketing

Interview with Martha Beck
The Dr. Pat Show

The Wayfarer: An Interview with Martha Beck
HuffPost Healthy Living

Into the Wild
The Sunday Times UK

Get Out of Your Head and Find Your Way
How She Really Does It with Koren Motekaitis

Interview with Martha Beck
Allergy Moms

Martha Beck & Regina Brett on Positively Incorrect!
Positively Incorrect!

Martha Beck talks to Piatkus about her inspirations and what the future may bring
Platkus Books News & Blog

3 books on self-improvement
The Washington Post

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World with Martha Beck
Garden of the Soul Talk Radio

Martha Beck Interview: Finding Your Way in a Wild New World
Have Fun, Do Good

Why Everything is Possible-An Interview with Martha Beck
A Multitude of things


Sarah Ferguson meets with Dr. Martha Beck to create a vision board for her ideal future.

Oprah’s Life Coach on Achieving Your Goals by Jean Fain
Huffington Post

Romney’s Mormonism up for debate?
The Washington Post