It’s OK if things don’t go according to plan

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Weekday Wisdom Episode 100

How many times have you had a plan go exactly the way you planned it? Probably less often that you wish. But, as it turns out, this is totally O.K.

It's OK if things don't go according to plan

Back in 2010, I got the idea for a book. And this idea grew into this wonderful, big vision.

However the person I was back in 2010 wasn’t who I needed to be, nor did she have the resources to bring that vision to fruition.

I had a choice. I could either:

  • Give it all up and not pursue my dream. Or,
  • I could take the steps that I could take to start moving that project forward.

Guess which choice I made?

Yes, I moved forward.

I interviewed about 90 speakers for this book that I had called Public Speaking Super Powers. And then for the next eight years, I struggled in getting all those audios transcribed, having the time to write the book, getting an editor, and a publisher … all that stuff. This is my most ambitious book to date and took a lot of research, time, money and effort to bring it to life.

Then, a couple of years ago, everything started coming together. It just snowballed.

I am so happy to say that Public Speaking Super Powers is now available for pre-sale on Amazon.

Public Speaking Super Powers on Amazon

You can get the book in e-book, paperback, and hardback, which, frankly, is well beyond what I thought I’d be able to do with this book. And, I’ve got an audio book in the works, as well as a companion workbook.

And that’s all because I started from where I was and continued to move forward, not losing sight of my vision. No matter how many obstacles got in my way, I kept saying, “I’ve got this vision. I need to go toward it.” And I kept moving toward it.

It turns out that waiting the eight years was the perfect thing to do. I’ve partnered with a publisher, Author Academy Elite. And I’ve got a book coach.

And all these things wouldn’t have happened if I had just gone with what I could do back in 2010 and compromised my vision … or given up.

Yes, things don’t always go according to plan. However, sometimes, all those obstacles that you think are stopping you from getting what you want, are actually things you need to do so that you can get better than what you want.

Therefore, if you’ve got a big vision — it’s lighting a fire in your belly — but you know that you don’t have everything you need in place to make that vision come true, don’t give up! Start heading toward that vision anyway. Who knows what will happen?

If you’re interested in getting a copy of Public Speaking Super Powers, which is a comprehensive book on all the different skills and techniques you need to be an effective speaker. In fact, the tagline is: “Unleash your inner speaking superhero and communicate your message with confidence.” That’s what this book will help you do. All you have to do is go to Amazon.com and search for “Public Speaking Super Powers.” There you’ll be able to preorder any of the three versions: e-book, paperback, and hardback.

I know it’s also listed Barnes and Noble (Nook e-book, paperback, hardcover), but that’s only the e-book version right now. You can find the e-book on other websites, as well. It’s still propagating out across the web in preorder. The book will be dropping on September 25th. I hope that you will be a part of this wonderful journey.

I am looking for launch partners to help me launch this to bestseller. If you’re interested, just drop me a line at Carma@CarmaSpence.com and I will give you the information you need. I still haven’t figured out what the details are, but there’s going to be gifts and prizes. I’m looking for people to:

  • Review the book on September 25th,
  • Preorder the book so that it has lots of preorders,
  • Partners to donate gifts, and
  • Partners to promote the book to their audience.

If you can do any, all or several of those things, drop me a line. I’d love to have you on my lunch team!

And remember: Think outside the box. Believe me, it can totally blow your mind what happens when you step outside that box just a little bit. That’s what made this book a reality.

Spread your wings and fly. That’s what I did with this book and you can do it with whatever big vision you have.

Remember you are capable of more than you know.

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Carma Spence, The Own Your Awesome Mentor, is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Awesome and turning it into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

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