I’m recovering from my ICD implant procedure quite well, despite minor annoyances and discomforts. I’ll spare you those details!
Dude, where’s my book?
I feel as though this is THE million-dollar question. The ball is in my publisher’s court, as I await the next steps for getting the ball going for a 30-day promotional sale on Amazon. All of this should be happening ANY DAY now and I am eager to get this par-tay started.
The good news is that YOU ALL will receive your paperback books before anyone else is able to do so. Stay tuned!
What’s been exciting about this recovery/limbo period is the exclusive focus on marketing. I’ve got a 6-month plan in the works, including:
Making lanysha.com live by the end of next week
Sending out the official Press Release announcing Me Power
Kicking off the Me Power Book Tour
Launching the Me Power PR Campaign
Me Power Events & Speaking Engagements
Write Women Book Fest on October 8, 2022 @ 10 AM Eastern in Glendale, MD. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-write-women-book-fest-2022-tickets-288300343087
“Empower is Me Power” on November 3, 2022. Time TBD. (Virtually) First-Gen Virtual Summit
Me Power Book Launch Party on November 5, 2022 @ 11 AM Eastern at BrickRose Exchange in Baltimore, MD. RSVP: https://lu.ma/mepowernov5
“Me Power Principles & Productivity” on November 10, 2022 @ 9 AM Eastern. (Virtually) The PhD Life Raft Symposium
“Three Dimensions of Life: Connecting Global Events, Local WorldViews, and TESOL Practices” on November 11-12, 2022. Time TBD. The 42nd Annual Maryland TESOL Conference at Salisbury University. RSVP: https://www.marylandtesol.com/event-4955384
Me Power Virtual Book Launch Kickoff on World Kindness Day, November 13, 2022 @ 9 AM Eastern. (Virtually) Clubhouse
Me Power Virtual Book Launch Party Kickoff on November 13, 2022 @ 6 PM Pacific. (Virtually) Edlinguist Solutions DC Office
Me Power Book Launch Happy Hour on November 14, 2022 @ 6 PM Pacific
“Me Power Planning” on November 15, 2022. Time TBD.
Beers & Books Featuring Me Power on November 16, 2022. Time TBD.
Me Power Book Launch Extravaganza on November 17, 2022 @ 4 PM Eastern. (Hybrid) Venture Cafe in Philadelphia, PA
Me Power Hour Workshop on November 18, 2022. Time TBD.
“Me Power Planning to Close Out the Year” on November 19, 2022. Time TBD. (Virtually) Your Black News
UK Book Club Feature in January 2023
3 Reading and Signings in February 2023 in Southern California
Three ⚡️ in 31 Seconds
⚡️ Today is World Gratitude Day, a day to stop and count your blessings, extend your gratitude to those around you and let the lighter side of the universe shine through so that you can truly enjoy this day. It's also a great time to reconnect with good friends and family who have been lost or forgotten in the passing of time. Gratitude is a powerful tool for positive change. It shifts our focus from what we don’t have to what we do have and from the past to the present moment. Gratitude helps us appreciate the good in our lives and makes us happier people. Why does gratitude have such positive outcomes? Because it has a direct impact on our health and well-being. Studies show that gratitude reduces stress, improves sleep quality, lowers blood pressure, and even increases our immune system functioning. I’m grateful for life and the cognitive ability to write to you, dear reader. What are you especially grateful for, today?
⚡️ Check out the new 40-second Me Power Promo video:
⚡️ “We are the solution that we’re seeking” - Martin Pratt @LMJPratt #blacklinkedinisthriving
On a much smaller scale, I had the day off yesterday. Usually "day off" really just means that I'm not at my day job--every other obligation/appointment/whatever stays on the calendar. Not yesterday. For the first time in a long time, I had absolutely zero to do. And it was wonderful. I'm really grateful I'm in a place where I can do that every once in awhile.