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.
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!