I’ve been staring at the proof of my first book for about a week. Today I decided to check Amazon to see if my book was even listed yet. Much to my surprise, it was and I felt an overwhelming desire to share it with the world. As I’ve mentioned previously I’ve attempted to write a book more than once. About three years ago I wrote a book of poetry that I never published. Every so often I come across the document and vow to self-publish it but I never did. In the past, somehow I couldn’t wrap my mind around the self-publishing steps. I read books and articles but couldn’t get beyond the first step. This time was different. The time was different because I am different.
Now more than ever I feel I have nothing to lose by doing what I want. I don’t answer to anyone. I don’t have to explain my intentions or wait for approval. I’m operating from a different place that is both familiar and unfamiliar. I’d wouldn’t describe it as 100% fearlessness but I’m probably operating at 80% fearlessness. There are moments I still get nervous about what the future holds. Other days I know with clarity that success arrived the moment I took the first step. Holding this book in hand is proof that the life I used to know is no more. A thought I had years ago now lives physically in my hand. There is no going back.
I’ve used affirmations for years, however, I knew moving in a new direction required more than just knowing the definition of an affirmation. It became necessary to go beyond repeating a one line phrase. Affirmations reminded me that I was making the right decision and moving in the right direction. I started to incorporate them in my life like never before. It was my way of talking through my own fears. It was written for me to move forward scared or not. I stood somewhere between proud of myself and scared shitless. I found comfort in my affirmations.
After I left my corporate job, it came to me that I needed to share my affirmations with other entrepreneurs. Seemed simple enough but it took about four months think though the concept and put it on paper. I wanted to go beyond just a one line affirmation. I wanted to share a series of positive statements that could be read, contemplated, visualized and spoken into existence. I divided the affirmations into categories that I thought were most important for entrepreneurs on their journey. The affirmations speak of love, courage, vision, success, abundance, and entrepreneurship. This book begins with love because you have to know regardless as to what happens next you are loved. I spent years working on self-love and that love has been reflected in the family and friends who continue to step forward to support me. Glancing down at the cover, an overwhelming sense of peace finds me. Today I present to the world the gift that continues to push me along as I create my imprint on the world. Affirmations and reflections continue to work in my life and I hope they work in yours as well.
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Peace and Blessings
Wow…. Congratulations on being published and on writing something that speaks from your heart. What an inspiration for usaspiring authors 🌹
Thank you! For years I wanted to write a book and to finally see my name on the front cover was very surreal. That feeling never goes away, it pushes you to fulfill it.