Yesterday, I went to help my friend Motivatorman move into his new apartment. As we were chatting, I realized that it has been almost four years since I met him for the first time. It has been four years of great friendship and I am very thankful that he is my friend.
The first time I met Motivatorman, I was participating in a workshop out of the city (great place near a lake) and he was one of the speakers. I was not even part of the group he was speaking to, but the title of his speech got my attention. It was: “How to press 'play' when you're stuck on 'pause'. It was a great session. After the workshop, we exchanged telephone numbers; we also realized that our offices were 10 minutes away from each other. The rest is history (now I am a historic figure).
Motivatorman introduced me to his blog “The Adventures of Motivatorman” and I have enjoyed it ever since. I was inspired to start my own blog, after reading his for years. He helped me to start it and since then I have never stopped writing
To tell the truth (not that I was lying before), I did not know how far the blog would go. I started writing just for fun and I did not even want to share my stories (superstars like myself, we like to have our privacy..). It was a few months after I started writing that a friend of mine told me that, after reading my blog, she started talking to her sister after months of hard feelings between them. A week after, another friend told me that she decided to adopt a child in Africa after reading my story. I was like “are you kidding me???” Today I spent an entire hour with my friend Regis (great guy. I like to call him Obama) who kept telling me how I should be on Oprah show!!! I couldn't believe it.
As we say in French “L'appetit vient en mangeant”. The more I received these comments (and I have received a great number of them), the more I wanted to share my stories with the world. In about four weeks I went from 750 friends on Facebook to 1100. I can't even say how the blog opened doors for me with different organizations wanting me to come and speak. I remember one time a lady asked me to speak to the Chinese community and she introduced me as if I could walk on water (in fact I once walked on water but it was frozen. It was in winter).
I have also made great friends because of my blog (the one in Dubbai, I think I am talking about you...). And I don't want to mention names, that is why I won't mention Gentille in Toronto and Nadege in South Africa who are great fans of the blog. They like their privacy lol
Now, I have decided to write a book. Yes you got it right. I am now committed to doing this. A friend of mine in Montreal promised to hook me up with an editor (talking about meeting the right people at the right place at the right time.). I am really excited about this new adventure.
Before I start it though, I would like to ask for help from you guys. I want you (yes you) to be part of my book. I want my book to be yours too.
This is how:
I would like you to send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and please let me know which blog post you liked the most, and why. I would like to include those blogs in my book. Also, some of you may have questions you would like to ask me. Please do so (you won't have to talk to my people so that they can talk to me lol ). You can also provide me with feedback as to how I can improve my blog. I am open to any suggestion. My promise to you is that (if you agree), I would include in my book the names of the people who contributed to the writing process by sending me their suggestions by e-mail(I want you to be superstars as well. It's sad to be alone at the top lol).
Moral of the story? I am looking forward to reading your e-mails
Always a pleasure