Wow, What a Week – Thank You!!!
Have you ever worked hard on something really important to you and worried if anyone was going to notice when you finished it? I think most of us have had that experience. To be really honest with you, I had that experience a couple of weeks ago as we counted down to the launch of my new book, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. What if I released the book into the world and nobody noticed?
Like so many things I worry about, it turns out that that was wasted energy. As we wrap up the official launch week of the book, I am humbled and overwhelmed by the response to it. Earlier this week, Overworked and Overwhelmed was the number one best selling book on both the stress management and workplace culture lists on Amazon. It hit number four on Amazon’s business motivation and self improvement list. The last time I checked, there were 13 five-star reader reviews on Amazon.
I’ve been so fortunate to share perspectives and takeaways from the book with executives and professionals in corporate presentations this past week and with coaching colleagues and clients, friends and family at a book launch party last night. (You can see as many guests as we could squeeze into the frame in the picture that accompanies this post.)
We’ve had an amazing social media launch team that has done a fabulous job of spreading the word online and have been so fortunate to receive great coverage in the press and on some of the major blogs. Here’s the latest sampling:
- Leadership Freak – How to Rise Above Overwork and Overwhelm
- Leader Lab – How Mindfulness Yields Better Leaders And Better Lives
- The Globe and Mail – Forget Fight or Flight, Try Rest And Digest Instead
- Entrepreneur – Be Strategic. Set Aside Time to Set Daily And Weekly Goals
- Great Leadership by Dan – Why Mindfulness Is for Leaders And Not Just Monks
Like I said, all of that worrying was wasted energy. (What a great lesson in mindfulness for me! Just because you write a book on the topic, that doesn’t make you perfect!). Thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive these past couple of weeks and months by helping me spread the word on Overworked and Overwhelmed and to everyone who has bought the book. I hope you enjoy it and get great value from it.