Hello friends, I trust that you are fine. Just two weeks ago, my first book “Keepingfaith” was released for download and mehn! the feedback has been so awesome.
I’m glad the step was taken.
What many people don’t know is that “Keeping faith” is a segment that I started two years ago on my blog to share God’s word in simple, interesting and “out of the box” ways.
Today, I would be sharing with you:
“7 life lessons” from publishing keeping faith book. These lessons would give you fresh perspective and help you on your purpose journey.
1) Today’s reality is a product of yesterday’s vision:
Do you know that most times, great things don’t “just happen”. I mean, all of a sudden, fall from the sky, no planning, just boom!
Not at all. Take a look around you, every reality in your life right now, from job, to school to marriage happened because of some steps you took yesterday or some years ago.
I was going through my jotter from November 2016 and I realized that I had written “Publish Keeping faith book collection”. So 2016 passed,nothing happened, 2017 passed and it didn’t happen but this month; March 2018, the book became a reality.
Write down your vision and ideas no matter how unrealistic it is in that moment. It may take time, but with God’s grace and diligence, it would surely come to pass.
2) Be very flexible and adaptable to God’s leading per season:
So, I knew I wanted to publish a book in 2018 and I started working towards it, but guess what? That book wasn’t the keeping faith book. It was along the line that I felt led to pause that one and work on Keeping faith book first hence, changing my original plan.
Also, at the last minute, I was led to add “11:38 pm GMT chapter” to the collection. Funny enough, it turned out to be many people’s favourite chapter.
Now, imagine I didn’t add 11:38 pm GMT or didn’t publish Keeping faith because “I wanted to stick to my original plan?
Be flexible and attentive to God’s leading per season.
3) Start right here with what you have:
This one is very straight forward. I know that there are things you want to do and you feel you don’t have all you need yet, with zero connection and a slim purse lol.
But here is what I’ve learned.
You may not have everything yet, but you have something. So instead of wishing you were that other person, born into the royal family with wealth on every side.
Ask yourself, what do I have, right here, right now?
Torch light phone – then start with it.
Look at the seed in your hand right now, don’t waste another moment wishing, go and plant it.
4) Aim for excellence even in the little things:
So yes, we have agreed that you should start with the little in your hand. However, please do not take this advice as permission to go about doing very substandard things.
Even in the small things, aim for excellence and package it to suit the eye as much as your means allows.
5)Don’t be “ashamed” to hype your work:
See, I know humility is good and you just want to be called “Sister Humi”, never speaking loudly or talking about her skill in public.
That is good, but then, there really is “no humility in denying strength.”
It is your book, song, product. Put it out there and speak of it as the best that exists. Praise it and make people eager to give it a try.
Sooner than later, you would learn that for people to believe in you, you need to first believe in you.
Many people confessed to have read “Keeping faith book” because of the reviews I shared consistently online. It made them eager to see for themselves.
So let’s imagine that I was so shy and all I did was whisper into the ear of a few friends. Hmm bad idea!
Do you have a skill or product? Don’t be reserved about it. Put it out there and be intentional about reaching lives.”
6) Don’t try to be everybody else:
Keeping faith book is such an original and unusual book. When I gave it to my editor- Pipeloluwa Ikuomola, she noted that it had many slangs but she did not over-edit them so as to not tamper with the originality.
The book broke some already set laws of what a book should be and I am really happy that I didn’t force it to fit into an undersized box.
Don’t force yourself into boxes that don’t fit, be you, be original.
Look around you. Who do you share your dreams and plans with? Do you leave the conversation feeling like you can take over the world, or you leave feeling like you cannot do what you initially thought was possible?
I cannot begin to expatiate on the role people played in bring Keeping faith book to life.
Value the people in your life and make sure you have dream nurturers, not killers around you.
There is so much more to share but I don’t want this post to be unduly long. I hope that you pick these lessons and run with them.Download the book and have a beautiful week.
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