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that you already are who you want to be . . . 


Uncovering a thrilling world of infinite powers and limitless possibilities for growth, Shay Stone shows us the way to break the mold in a world oversaturated by pressures and distractions. 


Leaving no stone unturned, this book exposes how we already make full use of these techniques in our daily lives, but mostly to our disadvantage.


The results of battle-tested trial and error, her practical real-world examples will illuminate your journey to becoming your best self.  Learn how to rewire yourself from the inside out, and prepare to take your goals into the fast lane. 

Are you ready to unlock the potential inside of you? The call is to Be Better Than You. The result? Becoming the leader of your life.

Available at most major outlets



Shay is an Author, Life Coach and Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

She earned her Bachelor's degree in Computer Animation at Full Sail University and has been working, professionally, in the film, television, and game industry for over 11 years. She's worked on popular features like Hotel Transylvania III, Smurfs: The Lost Villiage, The Emoji Movie, The Last of Us, and The Sims 4, to name a few. In the animation industry, Shay is known for her intangible acting skills which relate to her lifetime obsession with human behavior and psychology. 

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An Open Letter

Hi Everyone,


I wanted to openly share the process of this book with you and my thoughts as you consider purchasing my book. Firstly, I’ll admit, I never intended to write a book, become a writer or step into the space of being a "public figure." It’s always so interesting to me how things you've never imagined happening come together — and even makes sense as it comes. I was never a writer, I wasn’t a big reader and there was never a thought in my mind that I would become an Author.


My Mom used to always say that I was going to end up preaching the word of God one day. She used to say this because during the times we had to miss church, I would set the stage at home for us to have "church." It was all fun and games for me to begin with — I'd grab the remote control, make sure whoever had their bibles, stand in front of the T.V and "pretend to preach." I usually started with reading a random scripture, before getting to my "word." The funny thing is, once I started, I couldn’t stop. I'd get really passionate. I even remember one time my Mom started clapping out of nowhere; and not to patronize me, she was in the spirit. It'd hit me then that we were really in the house having some church. My Mom noticed I had a lot to say for a kid, and growing up — she was surely right. Even as an adult, she never stopped calling the fact that I would preach the word of God one day, and I never stopped denying it. Nothing against it, just didn’t feel like me.


One day, this had to be about 5 years ago, my mom and I were on the phone — I can’t remember for the life of me what we were talking about — but I jokingly said, "I’m gonna write a book." — In that very moment, my mom paused then said, "Okay, that’s the Lord getting ready to use you," in the most serious tone. I’m not going to lie, it scared me a little when she said it, because of the way she said it. Especially with the pause prior.


Even after that, I still had no plans or real desire to write a book. It was way beyond the scope of everything I was and the point of my life at the time. However, because of her reaction, writing a book was forever etched in the back of my mind.


In 2018, I moved to New York from British Columbia to work with an animation studio. During my time there, I was living in a hotel, I didn’t have my car with me and I didn’t know a bunch of people, so — I had a lot of time to myself. This is when I ultimately decided to give writing a go.


I started with thinking about what I’d write about, how could I help people — but the more important question was, "What do I even do?" I knew what my life’s work was, but I never sat down to articulate it. I never needed to. So, that became the challenge and the ultimate goal because I knew I couldn’t help people by saying, "think positive", "be healthy."


The journey of writing this book is deserving of a book itself. To say this process was hard would be a complete understatement. Not because I’ve never written a book before, but because of everything I endured throughout the process. During this journey of being a first-time writer, I was going through the most gut-wrenching time of my life. I was on the journey of losing my best friend, my Mother. Last year, April 5th, 2020, I ultimately lost her for good. To add to this, a pandemic; and moving across the country during so. Not to mention the heart-breaking pain and grief.


For the last few years, I had every reason to quit writing this book and every reason to continue, at the same time. I was emotionally overwhelmed before and after losing my mother. However, I continued writing. I continued to post on Instagram to help people because I was called to — even though I was the one who needed help. More and more during this journey, it grew clear to me that I was literally “writing” into my purpose. That was the force that didn’t allow me to quit. This was meant to be and part of me knew it.


I’m very happy with how this book turned out. In my opinion, it’s the kind of book you study and keep coming back to. That’s my opinion and my hope, as I believe that's how you’re going to get the most out of it. I wrote this book to help jump-start young adults into the real world. Nevertheless, I believe this book holds value for everyone. I truly believe in what’s been my life’s work, my experiences; and I live by everything I share in this book. 


The goal of the book is to ignite your insight, broaden your perspective, and share how to shift your life in a better direction. The writing style is conversational — one thing my Mother loved about it. I write like I speak, and theoretically, I “let the tape roll” —


Disclaimer: this is not your typical self-help book, it’s not an autobiography either. Some have called it a hybrid. I, genuinely, call it an extension of me. I say that because I didn’t intend to match what’s been done or the framework of other authors in my niche. My only goal was to give everyone all of me as much as I possibly could: in the easiest, most relatable way. Sharing my story, experiences, philosophy, and principles of belief to empower someone to become the leader of their life.

I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve you.



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