This past weekend I was leafing through my book, Success with Soul-- Loving Your Livelihood, Living in Balance, in preparation for my book reading next Saturday, April 26th, at Know Knew Books in Los Altos, CA. I’d been saddened last Friday to read of the death of Gabriel Gárcia Márquez, whose amazing novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, was a lightning flash in the realm of world literature when it was published in Latin America in 1967. Its creative language of “magical realism” and unequivocal stance again the dictatorships of Latin America, or anywhere, made a powerful impact around the world.
Suddenly, I opened to page 30 in my book, and there, in print, was one of the most incredible examples of the value of risking rejection to live out a dream that I’d ever heard about. Did you know that:
“Gabriel García Márquez’ iconic novel One Hundred Years of Solitude . . . suffered fifty-six publishers’ rejections before it was finally published in 1967” and that “ultimately, it was awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982”?
Is there anything you’ve deeply enough desired that you kept persevering towards even as you were rejected over and over again? In Success with Soul, I note that:
“Being ready to risk rejection works best when you’re committed to going for something deeply important to you. When you really want something enough, your energy soars and you feel inspired to go forward towards it. In fact, it feels like an opportunity to dare to live out something vital from within yourself. It feels like air you’ve always wanted to breathe.”
I invite you (and others you know who’d be interested) to join me this coming weekend for a free reading from my book, Success with Soul-- and discussion that connects aspects of my book with your own curiosity and desire for professional and personal change:
When: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 2 - 3 PM
Where: Know Knew Books
366 State St., Los Altos, California
I look forward to seeing you there!