Tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th, I am going to launch my first book on Amazon called “A Shift toward Purpose” which will come with a FREE Audiobook!!
I am VERY excited and nervous – it has been a long journey to creating it! If you think that you or someone you know may benefit from this book, I invite you to buy it on Thursday, September 17th, for the extremely low promotional launch price of only $0.99 (kindle version)! Also, I would really appreciate it if you spread the word about my book because I KNOW it will HELP MANY people! Follow this link to the PURPOSE book on Amazon.
Now, allow me to share with you my ‘behind the scenes’ story about writing this book.
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Have you ever had the nagging feeling like “What is my ‘song’ in this life? What will be my legacy”? I have… and more than once! I’ve felt the urge to plant a tree, raise a child and write a book. I have planted many trees, raised a child, but never expected to write a book (much less a series of books!) When you have a dream or a vision, watch out because it may just happen!
One day, as I was sitting in my corporate office working on a big project that had no inherent personal meaning to me except for the large paycheck, I had a clear and uncomfortable voice inside me whispering: “You are not ‘living’, you are drifting through.” This feeling of living an ‘unlived life’ started growing with time…. Like many people, I am afraid of changes, especially big changes, so I was resisting the growing emotional discomfort for a while… until I could not resist it anymore. The painful sensation that I was dying inside became so uncomfortable that I could not pretend that ‘all is fine’ anymore. Thus, my journey toward purpose began!
I started LISTENING to my desires, interests and values and OBSERVING my body’s reactions. I realized that I was craving more fulfillment, acknowledgement, meaning and freedom in my life. I wanted to create a Life of Prosperity where I would do work that I love – work that is aligned with my talents, passions and values – and make a great living doing it! I was told that I could be a great interior designer, or a business manager, a full time investor, or a psychologist…. But I was looking for an ‘AHA!’ in my gut, while observing, visualizing and journaling. I considered many options but felt the most alignment with two – business and psychology. I chose to proceed with business, which resulted in me applying and getting accepted to one of the most prestigious business schools in the country.
My expectations for the outcome of getting an MBA were as high as its cost…. When I graduated and my expectations weren’t realized, my confidence, passionate drive and zest for life faded all at once. I didn’t know WHERE I was going, my WHY became as blurry as my WHAT & WHERE and I stopped asking the WHEN question because it was just too painful. Have you ever experienced these feelings or, maybe, know someone who has? I know many people who have had a similar experience. It can be excruciatingly painful, especially after you put in so much effort and achieve so little (or so you think)!
Mandy Hale said “Growth may be painful. Change may be painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” My growth and change process was quite messy and it is often like that for many people. I am sharing this experience with you because if you or someone you know is going through a ‘messy phase’ of growth and change, it’s normal – stay the course! Walking along YOUR unique path comes with challenges and rewards. You need to equip yourself with a lot of Patience, Self-Love and Faith to get to the other side of this transitional phase. I wish I knew then what I know now….
When I finally realized that I must ask for help (both human and Divine) things started to shift. As I began working with a transformational life coach who was able to see things ‘from the outside’, my healing commenced. During this time, I also had insightful conversations with my daughter and met and spoke with many women who have experienced similar turning points in their lives. Thus, the idea of the book was born. The sensation of being ‘pregnant with the book’ was so profound that I forgot that ‘I am not a creative type’, that English is not my native language and that I am a ‘techy’ educated (physics and business) professional, not a writer. I didn’t care!
I wanted to write a book for all the women out there who may be going through a similar experience and share with them my message of HOPE, DREAM and PERSEVERANCE. Yes, it is possible to live in integrity with your dreams and I am a living example of it. I achieved a Life of Prosperity – freedom, acknowledgement, fulfillment and financial independence – in my life and so CAN YOU! Every master was once a disaster, right?!
Here is one of many amazing responses I received from the women who listened to the FREE Audiobook I offer: “Hello Millen, I heard your book last night and I must say I loved it. It’s everything that I have been taught and what my mentors tell me. It’s just nice to hear it again from someone that does not know you. Your book really spoke to me… I will be listening to it for the next 2 weeks!! Thank you so very much you don’t know how much your book touched my life.”
Thank you again for your support and kind attention! Let’s join together in helping women of all ages everywhere live a life of Prosperity! Click on the link to my book on Amazon PURPOSE and pass it forward!
With Love and Gratitude,