I, like many others, have aways avoided doing something “stupid”, deemed as a failure. At the San Francisco Book Festival May 18th, the overall book winner, “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” by Richie Norton, pointed out our need to fail before we can be successful. We need to develop “failure tolerance”, to get into the habit of seeing failure as a means to an end and not the end itself – both spiritually and in business. We need to get back on that horse that has bucked us off to move forward on our journey, whether it is in business or personal growth.
Some hIghlights from the Festival include participating in a panel discussion, “The Art of Marketing and Promotion”, and meeting wonderful people interested my story and in signed copies. The evening award ceremony included inspiring acceptance speeches while “A Change of Habit” was recognized for two awards: ”Honorable Mention” in the spiritual category in the San Francisco Book Festival and “Winner” in the Paris Book Festival for the same category.
The beautiful setting at the Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco turned out to be very inspirational for a fellow author who gave me his idea for the title of my next book: ”Escape From Nun-catraz”!
Here’s to doing something “stupid” celebrating our spiritual development and future successes.
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