I met him at Experts Academy 5 years ago. Back then I didn’t know what my book would be about, or what it was titled or what would be in it. But I had a feeling Morgan James was part of that. So I stood in line where everyone else was pitching their books and I sheepishly said, “I don’t know what my book is yet, but when I have it, I’ll send it to you. I want you to stand here and pretend to hold a book and someday we’ll fill that space.” He said, “Awesome,” and handed me his card (not readily being handed out) and then added, “Send me that picture when you get home.” I did.
I kept in touch with him over social media. I self published my first book (The Time Blueprint for Entrepreneurs) and then I wrote “Make It Happen” a book on success & peak performance applicable for a wider audience. I initially self published that one, too, but I sent it to David with our picture and said, “I’ve already self published this one, but would you take a look at my writing and let me know if you’d be interested in my next book?” He responded within 24 hours and said, “I want this one, but I want you to add 15,000 more words.”
I added more content, rewrote other sections, sent it to three rounds of editing and then when they got the final manuscript, they gave me a publication date more than 10 months into the future.
It’s been a long process, but I’m so grateful for this journey. The picture on the left has been on my vision board since the first day we met 5 years ago.
This week, I got the picture on the right. I still don’t have a physical book yet, (as you can tell that’s just a color print).
But this is happening and I waffle between tears of joy & gratitude to being metaphorically in the fetal position.
Some people ask me why my first published book wasn’t a marketing book. I’ve produced Marketing Mastery, a 4 disk audio & The Social Media Blueprint, also a 4 disk audio (in it’s 3rd revision). There’s a marketing book in me for sure. But my journey started first with understanding, implementing & creating new success practices. Without my own “Make It Happen Blueprint” I couldn’t be a marketing strategist or social media speaker.
While I’m sure this won’t be the end of the story, this brings you to the present.
I hope you’ll be part of this story. I hope that you’ll purchase and read “The Make It Happen Blueprint” and that you’ll be sending me YOUR Make It Happen Moments. Whether they take 5 days, 5 months, 5 years or MORE to come to fruition your goals CAN be realized.
Create your dream, make a plan and make it happen!