One of the worst things happened last night. Basically I typed this long blog post with all types of information just for me to...(yes) accidentally delete the entire post and worst the undo would not work...talk about frustration I just wanted to scream almost tore up the laptop(just kidding(...lol...
Everything happens for a reason and due to my inability to remember the deleted post details I decided to go another route and make it short and hopefully sweet :)
The Good news is I stayed true to my word and went to the library to turn in the application for the reservation of the conference room but I had an outstanding fine from 2006, that was a total of...(brace yourself for I sure had to)...$118.00. So until I get that fine situated I am unable to reserve the conference room :(
Also I have (in regards to the success stories being updated weekly) realized that I have dropped the ball in that regard...but the good thing is that I have since picked the ball back up and intend on having those stories updated by next week and ongoing from then on
As some of you may know I recently published a book which is a name sake of the company “inspired2prosper”...For which I was so happy and excited about, for I never thought it would ever be possible for me to write let alone publish a book. I did not think I could afford a proper editor so I did the next best thing… asked the person who I looked up to when it came to literature and such to edit the book. Because she was not receiving payment immediately I asked her would she still take this seriously and of course she stated that she would so I thought it was a done deal.
Well fast forward to Wednesday 14,2012 I was contacted by a friend who wanted to give me his review on the book. Though he said it was a great read there was a “but” that followed…Yes that infernal “but”… he felt that the errors overpowered the book, then proceeded to say “at least your next book will show growth because you will have the money to get a real editor”. Wow, I felt betrayed the person I entrusted to edit it obviously did a terrible job. initially I was grieved, embarrassed, and angry. I felt so betrayed because I felt like a fool, a idiot and worst of all know one else brought this to my attention (to the extent that he did). Receiving that bad yet constructive criticism was hard for me. It’s still hard because it is so fresh and I’m still trying to put the pain to words so please bare with me.
Okay I thought here I am trying to inspire people to live life to their potential when I have a book out there floating around with all kind of words used out of context. The sad thing is that I did not deliberately put those words there they were initially misspelled and the wrong word must have been selected during spell check. I was afraid that I had become a joke! This means so much to me…Inspiring and motivating people no matter the race, age, or gender. The desire to help one realize pursue and obtain their God given dream, vision, or goal is a burning passion in me, because when one has no hope they have no life. To me it is important for people to know that no matter how deep the pit, how dark the road ahead, or how gone you think you may be as long as you are breathing there is an opportunity for change.
For the first time I was given negative comments and it had an extreme adverse affect on me to the point where I almost wanted to give up…but…(there’s that “but” again)…thank God for I will not give up…I am here, I am walking in my dream, I have put myself out there, and I refuse to look back. No that was not what I wanted for my book but I will make it work to and for my advantage and most importantly I was glad to hear the real though it hurt it helps. Now I am a little better prepared mentally to receive the negative and constructive criticism.
So despite that situation and the doubts it created I somehow was able to find the positive. To quote Erykah Badu “I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my sh!#@t” LOL
Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying, then again there’s nothing wrong with a good cry…Sorry I missed the mark for it was not short but hopefully it was sweet…
Until next time…Be inspired2prosper…
This is my life unimpeded, unafraid and unashamed, on a journey from impoverishment to prosperity in every area!