I was more excited for my client than I was for myself...
So last week while I was celebrating reaching #1 and loving and responding all of the beautiful comments from my latest book, I got a message from my client that literally made me scream and shout and cry in pure joy.
It's one of those moments where everything seems worthwhile...
See, she got a book deal.
But not just any book deal. When we started on this journey a year ago she'd submitted her book to several publishers and got nos. In fact, she spent more time writing proposals than working on the actual book.
So, when she came to my retreat, it was because she'd finally claimed that the book would be published no matter what.
It wasn't an easy journey, leaning further and further into her discomfort - between myself and her other coach, we didn't accept an ordinary book.
And it became an exceptional book.
So exceptional that last week she got this "Great news! Our editorial board met just now and very heartily endorsed your new book. We will send the Agreement very soon. People really liked the Hero’s Journey model, clear and practical content, stories and your background in this work...We are all eager to work with you on this book and expect great things!"
Her response.. "I am struggling to put into words, the gratitude that I feel in my heart right now."
And her news was SO MUCH BETTER THAN REACHING #1 for myself. Watching this project come full circle...there are no words to express how amazing it feels to witness.
So this is a simple brag to tell you, that everything we imagine is possible... even when it feels impossible so you take a different path and wind up exactly where you had most hoped to be.
And to tell you how much I admire her and how much she rocks.
And to tell you how much I clearly rock too since I will forever take partial credit for this particular miracle in action.