The first is always a special thing – being first, the first kiss, first date, the first time. There are songs about it, poems to celebrate it and everyone has a tale to tell about it. There just isn’t that excitement about being second.
Yet, here I am really excited about my second Book. I was pretty excited about Change or Die the Business Process Improvement Manual – my first book, and now I am over the top about Book 2.
Change or Die is my head book. It captures all the thoughts in my head about Business Process Improvement and documents all that I have done in that field. It captures all the things that I did, saw and heard during all those projects. I was driven to document the events, to develop templates which anyone could follow and replicate my successes without the trials of my errors.
Book 2 is my heart book. This is about me and how I feel about the people that I have worked with and offers a different way to lead a team. It comes from my heart and is filled with positive intentions for the teams that I have lead. Readers are invited to mimic my best efforts and learn from my mistakes.
Book 2 will have a wider audience since it is less technical than Change or Die, and so I get to engage with even more people than I did with Change or Die. The thought of hearing from more people all over the globe excites me since each exchange gives me new insight.
Book 2 has brought me confidence. It says that my dream of being an author is not a one off chance, it is no longer a dream, and it is my reality. All doubts were removed when the publisher easily accepted my proposal and said “We accept less than 10% of the manuscripts that we receive”.
Book 2 is due by March 31st 2014. I work at a full time job and spend nights putting my thoughts on paper. The more I write it’s the more that I like what I am writing. I have no doubts.
Book 2 is here and it is going to be published in 2014.