Today is the first day of Summer, and the official launch of a new storm of work for 2010 and 2011.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter have heard me talk about the new book in progress. It has been welling up inside me like an electrical storm, inspiring me with ideas and themes and stories.
I don’t have a title yet. Or the entire book content shaped. But it is getting close, with the help of my editor and my commitment to creating a cohesive book proposal.
Once that is done, I will sell it. I adore my current publisher Portfolio, and prefer to work with them.
Mostly, I just feel excitement.
Because I know in my bones that there is a really good book in me that will answer:
- Why are we so afraid to move forward with our plans, even if we want to?
- Why do we get stuck living other people’s models of success?
- How do we get the courage to do big things in the world?
- How can we deal with the challenge and hateration that comes with the territory of playing big?
- How can we really feel our own power in such a way that we become great leaders, in our lives, our causes and our companies?
- How can we celebrate who we are, mistakes, flaws and all?
- How can we not only do great things, but have great fun in the process?
I am beginning to develop the content and engage with my community with a 4-week class called Rebuild Your Backbone: Because you are good enough, smart enough and doggone it, people like you. (I learned that not everyone knows the source of my “good enough” reference: for the uninitiated, Stuart Smalley on Saturday Night Live)
There is a big crew already signed up for the June 29 launch. We are going to have fun. Once we get going, I will share some of the things we are working on. If you want to join us, jump in now, since it is almost full.
One of the best parts of writing Escape from Cubicle Nation was the support and participation from you, my dear readers.
If you are ready for me, I am ready for you. I promise this work will build on, not divert from, the base we have built at Escape from Cubicle Nation.
I am totally inspired to jump into this work. And a bit scared because writing a book is a hell of a journey.
Are you with me?