The fact that I’m publishing my second book in my mind is short of another small miracle. In the introduction of my first book Wisdom Whisperer, I talked about how I had to overcome Imposter Syndrome, and leverage my top StrengthsFinder 2.0 strength of positivity to become an entrepreneur and author. Mission accomplished!
One of the driving forces behind why I continue to craft and produce content is because I am so passionate about helping and leading others in the workforce. I did not have an ‘official’ mentor when I was climbing up the proverbial business ladder. I sure wish I did. In my first book, the story on “Who’s Your Mentor” reinforces the importance of having others support and mentor you.
What you may not know about my second book is how it has evolved over the last two years. When I first started blogging, I never imagined I would turn my writing into a book. Not to mention a second one! Truth be told, as of January 2020, I will start writing book number five. Yes, that’s right, my fifth book. So, if you like this one, and I hope you do, in 2021 and the years following it you will have more of them to read and to be thought provoked, encouraged and learn from.
After I published my first book, I never imagined it would open up so many new doors of opportunity for me. One of them was being asked to join the University of Maine Business School Advisory Board (Undergraduate and Graduate). This was followed by being on a series of radio and local area television shows to talk about my book, and professionally speaking around the country about what I had written about, via workshops and conferences.
In May this year, I was asked to become the Chairwoman of a local area women’s conference (Merrimack Valley Women’s Conference). In July, I launched my first TV Show and podcast called Murf & E Unfiltered – Zero BS Biz Talk. These are only a few of the opportunities that my book Wisdom Whisperer provided me. My point is that these activities will fuel and shape the contents of my other books, and allow me to continue to serve as a “virtual mentor” for people all around the globe.
Speaking of our world, nothing makes my day brighter than when I hear from people who are positively impacted by my writing. Although my book is currently only in English, I regularly hear from people in places you might not think I would. These are the countries who regularly read my blogs and interact with me outside of the United States. They include Africa (Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda), Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe (Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom), Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, the Middle East (Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), India (Bangladesh, Bhutan), Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia (Kyrgyzstan), St. Kitts & Nevis, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago and Vietnam. Someday it would be amazing to meet all of these people in their respective countries. Of course, this includes all of my readers in the United States too!
Based on assembling this list, perhaps a cross country or across the globe book and speaking tour is in my future? Or, perhaps a nationally or internationally syndicated show? Don’t worry, I’m planning on this, but I might need some help from my professional “tribe” who serve as my mentors. Yes, I have a number of mentors too.
The other driving force behind my writing is to help inspire, engage and motivate people. If you are not familiar with my writing style, you will learn that I challenge and take people out of their comfort zones. I also ask them to consider thinking or acting differently. If you are wondering, yes, I’m talking to you!
For those of you who are challenged with finding time to improve your personal or professional life, and are looking for leadership and your own virtual mentor, you found one. Me. Welcome to my second book called “Evolve” from the Wisdom Whisperer. I’m glad you found me.
I am the Wisdom Whisperer, and I’ll be on this journey with you. Now let’s get you started.