Happy Friday, everyone! Your responses to yesterday's prompt (what life skill has been most important to your success?) have been brilliant -- I'd highly suggest going back and reading through them for some great personal development inspiration! It's been a challenge blogging every day this week -- but there was something refreshing about making it part of my daily routine without the procrastination that usually sets in from "What day should I post? What should I write about? Is my draft ready yet?"
Before I share our last giveaways (plural!), a few more links to my thoughts around the web:
- Business Insider: Contribution to the "In the Start-up World, Nothing Goes According to Plan" series
- Productive Flourishing: Video and thoughts on How to Host a Creative Day of Genius
- Tanya Geisler: Video interview on Finding Your Thing (part of a broader series) -- Tanya's warmth radiates right through the screen!
- Think Traffic (from earlier in the week): From Blog to Book: the Nitty Gritty Pros, Cons and Considerations
A recap on what I’m up to this week: September is one of the big months for book publishing, and as a thank you for being such great readers I’ve got some awesome books to share with all of you! I’ll post an entry each day this week (bear with me, email subscribers!) and you’ll have until Friday at 6pm ET to enter to win a copy of each book by answering that post’s question prompt. I’ll choose the winners via Random.org early next week.
Giveaway #1: Blind Spots by Alexandra Levit
Alexandra Levit is one of the pioneers of the after-college book market -- I remember reading her first book, They Don't Teach Corporate in College, and thinking "Wow -- if I could only have half of her success as an author and speaker in this market I would be thrilled." Alex has been gracious and generous with her time since I first reached out almost two years ago, before I had an agent, a book deal, or even a book.
Her latest (SIXTH!) book is called Blind Spots: 10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success. From the book website:
Don't let blind spots push you off the path to career success - especially in today's pared-down, back-to-basics business world, where the rules have radically changed.
In Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success, Alexandra Levit reveals what's different about the post-recession world and dispels popular business and career myths - like "any visibility is good visibility" and "do what you love and the money will follow" - that were never true to begin with.
The job market is more competitive than ever, and you can't afford to waste time. Throw away the myths and learn the timely - and timeless - truths that will send you to the top speedily and safely, making the most of your journey along the way.
Giveaway #2: Life After College by Me!
Okay, okay, I sort of cheated -- but it's been a long time since I gave away my *own* book and I was inspired by all these others to send one of you a copy!
While we're at it, I have this silly thing with round numbers...
I currently have 74 Amazon reviews (huge thanks to those 74!) -- if you're feeling generous and you've read my book, would one of you take a gander at being review #75?
My original goal was 100 within launch week, and even though that passed -- I'm hoping to get there by the end of the year :) Thank you SO much to everyone who already left reviews -- sometimes I read through them when I'm having a rough day. It means so much to me to know how my book has impacted people -- a result I often fantasized about but never knew would come to fruition in such a beautiful, out-of-this-world way.
To enter to win a copy of either of these books (they will go to two separate winners), answer the following question in the comments:
What are three features of your ideal day? I know this isn't directly related to the books -- but it's one of my favorite questions :)
Have a great weekend, everyone!