A couple of weeks ago my third book was published. It’s the second one I wrote for the German publisher Iwanowski and it’s called “101 Kanada Westen - Geheimtipps und Top Ziele”. It is a travel guide, but not a traditional one describing routes and “hard facts” - it highlights extraordinary experiences and the stories behind them.
Anyway - it was a lot of work to write it, but I loved every minute of it. Needless to say I’m pretty stoked about it and I carry one of my author’s copies around with me at all times…
And sometimes, when I show people, they say: “Wow, that is a *real* book”. You know, like they were expecting something home-made. Like when I tell them that I wrote a book, they think I sat down and started drawing something…
I went offline for three weeks and got a lot of shit done! Well, I kinda went offline - since a lot of the work I do includes managing Social Media for clients I was there, but not really. Doesn’t make sense? That’s fine - let’s move on.
I read a fabulous book this month - Brene Brown’s “Daring Greatly”.
The book begins with Roosevelt’s quote - which explains the title, sets the tone for the book and summarizes it in a few words.
Show up and let yourself be seen. Dare to be uncomfortable and deal with it. Act with honesty and integrity and choose respect and accountability over “fast & easy”. Engage rather than disengage and act like the adult you want your children grow up to be. Distinguish shame from guilt and be all in.
I’m going offline for the rest of the month!
I got things to do, places to be, books to read, meetings to attend, book releases to celebrate, a basement to renovate, an office to get!
After 10 days in Vegas and not writing for my blog I can’t even think of a decent opening sentence to this post and I didn’t even drink (much)…
Anyway - I made it through month 3 of my Personal Revelation Revolution and through our Vegas vacation and I actually learned a few things.
We’re on our way to Vegas and that means my 2013 Self-Portrait Project has begun.
For every day during our 11-day trip I will take one or two duckface pictures and some other selfies, whenever the mood strikes (no, not those kind - believe me, you could not handle it).
I’m excited about this!
And to celebrate I am writing this blog, sitting in the hotel room (our flight leaves tomorrow morning), having my favourite beer ever - Fat Tire - which is not available in Canada. So needless to say I am a happy camper right now - but see for yourself: