Throughout my life, I’ve been in the business of empowering people. From emPowering teams to motivating volunteers in communities across the nation (and now, emPowering authors), I’ve contemplated changing my middle name to … well, emPower. (Okay, just kidding, but seriously, I think emPowerment is in my blood.)
After working in the communications industry for more than 15 years, I had this weird itch to do something crazy. (You know what I’m talking about because you, too, have that itch.) I never expected to write a book, but something within me told me that the world needed a message I had to share. And I couldn’t shake the itch until I made this newfound dream a reality.
Days before the book launched, my book coach requested that I present my launch plan to her coaching cohort. So I pulled my thoughts together and in the middle of my favorite cafe, I put on my headset and did a virtual presentation on my launch plans. Immediately after my presentation concluded, my phone rang. My book coach and my publisher were wanting to connect with me. And pronto.
I thought I was in trouble.
Instead, it was quite the opposite.