In a Rose garden? With a gorilla? Under the Eiffel Tower? You pick!

written by Bari Tessler June 16, 2016
AOM Book Selfie Contest

Dear community,

I’ve said it before … and it’s probably one of the reasons you’re reading this very email:

I do things a little (OK, a lot!) differently. Our world needs more creativity, more uniqueness, more quirk and art.

I crave art and deep meaning in everything: from how I parent to how I teach to how I run a business. From the color I paint my nails (purple or teal, please) to how I track my expenses (for years I used a gorgeous, vintage cigarette case for receipts) to how I share my teachings with the world … and now you’re invited to join in the creative fun!

I’ve got 4 fun things to share with you today — all creative ways we’re sharing the love about my freshly-published book, The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness.

Submit your wildly creative “ book selfies ” in our new contest!

This is our fun, quirky way of sharing all the love and excitement we’ve got for my new book — now officially on bookshelves! — with the world. Here’s how to join in the fun:

  • Snap a selfie of you with the book
  • Make it creative! Take it on your favorite hiking trail. With candles and wine. Snuggled up in bed with your sweetie. On vacation in Tahiti … make it unexpected, creative, and meaningful!
  • Post it on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram
  • Make sure to tag me, so I see it! @baritessler and #artofmoney
  • Share (and tag me) by this Friday at 3pm Mountain.

Then, we’ll share our favorites … and the top 3 will win!

We’re concocting our winning categories as we speak. Most exotic location? Oddest scenery? Highest d’awwwww cute factor?

We’ll share our favorites with the whole community next week. And the 3 favorites will be crowned winners!

So … what will you win? (Other than everlasting glory and social media fame?) We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves for you … but it’ll be fun, special, and definitely help you along your money journey.

Let your creativity run wild … we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

2. Join the Amazon review lovefest?

Since the book was officially published this Tuesday, the book reviews have been trickling into Amazon — and I can’t tell you how happy I am to read them!

If you’ve received and read the book, could you take a few moments to share an honest, positive review on Amazon? This is HUGE for generating more buzz about the book … which will help it land in the hands of all the people who are aching for it (they just don’t know it yet).

Click here to submit your Amazon review of the book. Thank you!!


3. Cozy up to a Fireside Chat with me + my publisher!

AOM Book Selfie Contest

I adore my publisher, Parallax Press. (Did you know: they’re Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s publishing house!) They get me and my money work: deep, meaningful, and playful. And this live, virtual Fireside Chat + Q&A will be all of those things!

I believe my wonderful publisher herself, Rachel Neuman, will be interviewing me! And since this is live, we’ll also be accepting questions from the community. We’ll talk about the book writing and publishing process, share behind-the-scenes stories, and get honest about some of the fresh content in my book. I hope to “see” you there!

When: Tuesday, June 28 at 3:00pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific
Where: Online! Register for free right here.
Bring: Your questions and enthusiasm about the book … and maybe some friends?

4. Simply the Best! (Self. Magazine, that is.)


AOM Book Selfie Contest


Hot off the presses! Recently, the lovely folks at Best Self Magazine invited me to share some thoughts about Money Shame with them — since this is THE entry into deep money work, for most people.

I’m pleased as floral punch about how the article turned out (plus the fact that it’s kind of a big-deal online publication!).

Read my fresh guest post in Best Self Magazine … and unravel a bit more Money Shame (gently, gently).

Or, you can listen to the podcast here:

Whew! I can hardly stand the excitement. But it is so, so good.

Here’s hoping that some of this grateful, excited, meaningful, playful energy rubs off on you … smack dab where you need it. (Maybe in your money relationship?)

Sending love and excitement for you, for your money journey, and this precious life we share,


P.S. Well, I would be remiss if I didn’t share where you can buy my new book, wouldn’t I? Details + where to buy are on my beautiful new site, right here.

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