In all the excitement of my book launch, it would be hard to top the moment I handed the very first copy of the final book to my Dad. He was a constant source of support and inspiration while I wrote the book (not to mention my whole life), and is even featured in the first chapter. I dedicated the book to him.
Following that sweet moment, I have had countless delightful encounters with readers who shared their personal stories and reaction to the book in emails, tweets and blog comments. I cannot believe how far and wide it has traveled — in addition to all over the U.S and Canada, messages from readers have come from Qatar, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Kenya, Taiwan, Australia and numerous other countries.
I am amazed at how much the global workforce shares a common experience with cubicle life. And I am inspired to hear about entrepreneurs all over the globe who are slowly working on their plans to change the world.
All this connection has come from a common root: this blog. This is the place where everything started, back when my daily readership was my Dad, my sister and my best friend Desiree.
You have all contributed to the content of the book, cheered me on when I was writing it, and sat patiently waiting for new posts as I gallivanted around the country promoting it.
All the hard work has paid off — Escape from Cubicle Nation has been nominated for Best Small Business Book of 2009 from the well-respected Small Business Trends blog.
It is in great company — some of my favorite friends and authors are also up for the award, like Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields, Trust Agents by Chris Brogan, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web by Tamar Weinberg, Me 2.0 by Dan Schawbel and BAM: Bust a Myth by Barry Moltz.
Because the award is reader’s choice, it would mean a lot if you would stop by and vote. You choose your five favorite books from the total 47 nominated.
Thanks for your support!
I wish I had logged on to your site a few days ago. I attempted to vote today only to discover that the voting had closed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I very sincerely hope that you win. It would be so very well deserved. I enjoyed your honest, no “BS” approach that I am FINALLY inspired to get off of my keester and do what it takes to get myself out of the cubicle after 20 long, painful years. Thank you for the inspiration and for being open to acting as a continued resource to those of us that are new to the idea of lining our own pockets rather than someone elses. Much success to you. Lissa
You’ve got my vote Pam!
I had a great time voting for your book because I went over the list of books that were competing with yours and decided which ones to get (I have yours already of course). Some women like shopping for shoes, I have book lust :-).
Congratulations to you and since I love your writing and your ideas, I was quite happy to give you my vote.
.-= Helene Desruisseaux´s last blog ..Why would I care about my life purpose if I can’t pay my bills? =-.
Thanks for the mention! I voted for you. Good luck!
Knowing a bit about all the books, I am confident yours deserves the award. What an honor to be nominated–way to go! Thanks for your faithfulness in working, writing, and sharing all of your stuff with us.
I have to say, though (esp since several of the other books are about relationships, trust, networks and such) that since you celebrate those who have broken away from the big, faceless corporations, it is frustrating that you linked to amazon to show the books. Maybe you weren’t intending your readers to buy them from the cubicle-laden a-zon, but it seems you missed an opportunity to link to Indie-bound, or other links that show were local bookstores are. We who took the dive and started indie shops are dying mostly because folks like the ease and savings of the admittedly extensive services of amazon. But we’ve got the relational customer service, the personal knowledge, the passion and the faces. Help us (as you sometimes do) spread the word that we should support such businesses. You encourage us to start up these passionate little places and then link to our chief nemesis. Sigh.
I’m still votin’ for ya, though, because we like your spunk, and truly think your book is the best of the batch.
Hearts & Minds Books
woooooow must be an awesome feelin to get nominated,
.-= fas´s last blog ..Questions & Answers – Round 4 (General) =-.
You have meant so much to me and my work.
You have inspired and supported me when I was doubtful and timid.
I am grateful to you.
Congratulations on both of these wonderful moments –
handing the first copy to your Dad, and the nomination.
PS You got my vote!
.-= Michele Connolly, Get Organized Wizard´s last blog ..Get Organized For Thanksgiving: Grocery List Template =-.
This is so exciting! Today I’m giving thanks for all of the incredibly smart, generous people who share their knowlege and humor to bring out the best in the rest of us and you are definitely on that list. Near the top even.
.-= Miranda Wilkotz´s last blog ..A taste of home =-.
Congrats on the well-deserved nomination. I notice it’s not nominated for the best BIG Business Book award… they’re probably miffed about the impending exodus of people from their cubicles!
Yes, Big Business is not exactly a big fan of mine these days. But that is OK, we all need each other in a big, complex business ecosystem!
I appreciate your vote!
Very cool! I voted for your book. I bought the book right when it came out. It’s an excellent book and offers very good advice on making the jump from cubicle dweller to entrepreneur.
I’m implementing some of the strategies I learned in the book. I wish you the best of luck!!
.-= Nate´s last blog ..Life Lessons from Steve Jobs: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. =-.
Thanks so much for your support and vote Nate! I really appreciate it.
The best of luck to you too!