Sunday, January 16, 2011

I Did Not See That Coming Happy People!!

Greetings Happy People,

Have you ever had one of those moments where you told yourself, “I did not see that coming?”

In life, there are moments that take us by surprise by coming out of nowhere and hitting us like a right cross punch. I am having one of those moments Happy People.

Two months ago today, I became a published author. I wrote a book entitled “Greetings Happy People – The Positive Words and Wisdom Through the Eyes of Mr. I-I-I.” Getting the book published was a personal goal of mine. I kept this goal for the past year, went through different options, and finally got it done.

While accomplishing this goal was fantastic, what happened afterwards went far beyond what I could have ever seen. People were amazed that I got my book published. I received congratulations, I got some impressive “Wows,” folks were asking where they can a copy, and others were asking for autographs. All of these things hit me so hard, my head was spinning. I did not see these things coming Happy People.

Another amazing thing happened when I went over to Lancaster, California for my first ever keynote presentation speech. The night before the presentation, I spent some good quality time with the local Division Governor David and his wife Leona. Throughout our time together, Leona spoke about the different stories that were in my book. Again, I was knocked out in amazement for she enjoyed the book and gave me a pretty good review. That not only made me feel good, it made me feel AWESOME!! When I got back to the hotel, I went to bed with tears of amazement. I did not see this coming Happy People.

After I did the keynote presentation, I had people tell me that I should bring copies of the book to different Toastmaster functions. After all, other Toastmasters were able to donate their books as raffle prizes. In the back of my mind, I did not think of doing that. Now, I think I will give it a trial run.

First, I will order more books and start placing one of them in the Area Contests of the Toastmaster clubs I belong to (I hope you are listening Sunnie, Angelina, Kathy, Wanda, and Michon). If that goes well, I will plant one book as a raffle prize in every Division Contest in the District (I hope you are listening David, Richard, Darrell, Tim, Jenny, Maria, Arlene, and Mary). If that goes well, I will probably get a few more for the District Conference this May. Who knows what could happen from this?

What started off as a personal goal became something more than I can imagine. I guess the actions of one can really affect many people. Nevertheless, I am still blown away by this. Whenever I decide to I write a second book, I will prepare to see what comes ahead. Man!! I still did not see any of this coming Happy People!!

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse I-I-I

1 comment:

Daniel Brenton said...

Jesse --

I'd go straight to offering the book as a raffle prize. Why not?

-- Daniel

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