Book Promo ~ Money Does Grow on Trees

Shoe Salesgirl Turned Millionaire
Shares Her Secrets on
How to Find Money Growing on ‘Trees’

Money Does Grow on Trees:
The Myths We Create and Live By

Once there was a hard-working shoe salesgirl who, in her own words, “despised money” and all that it represented. Not exactly the backstory you might expect from someone who became a millionaire and now wants to help you do the same. But Esra Banguoglu Ogut is now convinced that the only things standing in our way are our own self-created limitations. She spells it all out in her new book, Money Does Grow on Trees: The Myths We Create and Live By.

ABUNDANCE AWAITS TO BECOME YOU…

We have been told over and over again:

We have less because others have more…Really?
If we are materialistic, we can’t be spiritual…Really?
The rich are the root of all evil…Really?
If we are not successful, we are not worthy…Really?
Only this way works…Really?
Money doesn’t grow on trees…Really?

“It is kind of ironic that what limited me and what I despised the most, money, ended up being my access point to realizing how powerful each of us are in creating our own realities,” Ogut writes. “We are like mini-gods in action all the time, whether we realize it or not.”

She awakened to her own power to create prosperity when she finally realized that she was unconsciously going out of her way to limit it. At that moment, it dawned on her that abundance is a matter of choice for each of us. People choose it or reject it based on what they have come to believe about money.

Ogut is part of a new generation of prosperity leaders. Her unique approach to manifesting abundance and dismantling self-imposed limitations travels to the core of who we are and why we make the choices we do.

In this book you will find stories — both successes and failures — from her life and many other examples from clients she worked with over a decade.

She encourages us to take responsibility for having created our own limitations, which is the first bridge to finding the true inner power needed to transform them … ultimately giving birth to our sovereignty.

About the Author

As a transformational coach and yoga teacher, Esra B. Ogut has helped people worldwide discover their power to live the life they choose. She shows them how to experience their own abundance through one-on-one coaching and workshops. Along with her husband and business partner, author and transformational coach Aykut “Ike” Ogut, Esra pioneered transformational coaching in Turkey.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Turkey’s Bosphorus University and a film and television certificate from UCLA, and she is also a certified instructor of kundalini yoga. Esra resides with her husband in Los Angeles and Kauai, where they work online to train coaches around the world while continuing to write.

For additional information, please visit www.ikeandesranow.com.

Money Does Grow on Trees: The Myths We Create and Live By

Publisher: Ayra
Release Date: September 6, 2021
ISBN-10: ‎1735593419
ISBN-13: 978-1735593418

Available for pre-order on Amazon.com

Benefits of Private Adoption

Adopting a Child?
The Benefits of Going Private

Celebrities Gary and Cassie Chapman
Discuss Their Journey

For many married couples, there comes a time when having children becomes the first priority. Often, the urge to create life and see it into the world becomes overwhelming.

But that urge can put many couples on an unpredictable journey, especially when they decide that their love, time and resources can be best put to use through adoption, says award-winning singer-songwriter Gary Chapman. He and his wife, former Nashville Wives star Cassie Piersol Chapman, say they were open to whatever God had in store for them.

“We knew it was time to give our hearts to a child,” says Gary, 56, a five-time Grammy-nominated, seven-time Dove Award-winning artist who recently released his first album in a decade, The Truth, (www.garychapmanmusic.com).

But, while the decision to have a child was made, conceiving was taking awhile. Gary, who had reversed a vasectomy and is 23 years older than Cassie, has three grown children.

“During this period, I got a call from a friend telling me about a woman who was four months pregnant and looking for a suitable adoption family,” says Cassie, who is proactive in multiple charity groups which facilitate a legal alternative to going through an agency. “It was as if God knew where this child needed to be after the birth. I immediately understood that this would be our path.”

Through private, or independent, adoption, the Chapmans received their blessing, a baby girl they named Eva Rose. Gary and Cassie talk about the benefits involved in private, or independent, adoption:

• Parents can begin bonding with their child more quickly after birth: Private adoption allows for the newborn infant to bypass foster care, which is typically required by state-run agencies. Most babies adopted between private parties go home from the hospital with the adoptive parents.

“In our case, the birth mother had a 10-day grace period starting from time of Eva’s birth,” Cassie says. “While that was tough, I think it offers more peace of mind for birth mothers.”

• It allows for more control, more collaboration and more choice:Independent adoption gives all parties greater autonomy in making important choices about the baby and each other. For many, the opportunity for the birth mother and adoptive parents to meet adds reassurance that decisions are being made in the best interest of the child. This dynamic doesn’t exist in the more common state-run agencies.

“I think some folks actually prefer a more anonymous approach,” Gary says. “Let’s admit it – these can be some of the toughest decisions in a woman’s life, and she may not want a relationship with adoptive parents.”

• Better access to information: What’s the child’s background? Should you anticipate medical issues down the road? What if a child wants to know more about his biological mother and father, including their spiritual background? Private adoption allows for direct communication between the two parties.

“Birth mothers may not even know if they’ll want contact with their child 20 years later,” Cassie says. “If adoptive families go this route, they ought to collect as much relevant information about the child’s birth parents as they can.”

• Adequate safety measures: Like other types of adoption, private adoption is governed by state laws. In addition, if a child is brought from one state to another, then the provisions of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children apply.

“Folks should understand that private adoption isn’t like the Wild West; it’s just a less bureaucratic method of adoption,” Gary says.

About Gary & Cassie Piersol Chapman

Gary Chapman is a veteran musician in the contemporary pop, country, Christian and southern gospel genres. His Dove Awards include Male Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, and he’s written hits including I Prefer the Moonlight for Kenny Rogers and Finally for T.G. Sheppard along with songs for Alabama and Wynonna Judd. He was the host of TNN’s hit show Prime Time Country for four years and founded the record label that launched current Disney music mainstays Everlife, among many top performers.

Cassie Piersol Chapman starred in TNT’s 2014 docudrama Private Lives of Nashville Wives (from the Real Housewives creators). She grew up on her family’s West Virginia farm and was active in 4H and other agricultural activities. She also sang in a choir, modeled and became a star cheerleader in high school. She won two national cheerleading titles at Morehead State University in Kentucky. She has appeared in music videos, commercials and printed work. She works with her husband, Gary, on A Hymn a Week, a popular online devotional.