One of the principles of True Wealth is that you learn to hear the Voice above the Noise.
After we released that chapter a few weeks ago there was an intense reader response.
Clearly, I had hit a chord with people, some of whom shared how they make a space to hear the Voice, and others sharing that they were unclear exactly how to do that.
Each of my books have sprung from the one before it, like a branch containing a leaf which also contains the image of the tree. Two other events converged while I was traveling to indicate to me that the new book should really be about how to hear, and discern the Voice above the noise.
Suddenly, I felt like I had grabbed a wire full of a positive, almost kinesthetic charge, and I wrote nearly 20 chapters in a period of twelve days. It seemed to flow through me, as if I was a bell being clanged…or a trumpet being played….or a bird suddenly knowing how to fly.
So, the True Wealth book has merged and emerged into the context of the larger question of Voice over Noise. At the same time, it turns out that there is talk with the publisher of having a 25th year anniversary edition of Jesus, CEO. The woman who actually discovered the Jesus, CEO manuscript, presented by my agent at the time Julie Castiglia, was an editor at Hyperion who convinced the publishing team to take a chance on an unknown author. She championed Jesus, CEO into being, as well as five of my subsequent books. She eventually left to work at Disney in the digital children’s book division, and we lost touch.
Recently my team reached out to the publisher to discuss international rights on my current portfolio of books. We were informed that we would be contacting someone whose name was familiar to us—Mary Ann.
Mary Ann has now risen to be Vice President of Publishing for the entire company, which means, actually, that she runs the show.
As one of largest publishing companies in the world, Mary Anne’s journey represents over two decades of her diligent work and talent in all areas of publishing.
Imagine our delight to rediscover one another again at such a time as this. Let’s just say, we have begun a fascinating dialogue about the future.
So, that is where things are right now.
The True Wealth book will not be released as a separate book, but is now being merged into a larger entity.
Those of you who are Winds understand this concept perfectly. Those of you who are Earths may be scratching your heads, wondering “How can she just do that?” You Waters may be thinking “I wonder how she feels about all of this.” And you Fires, well I know what you Fires are thinking. “Get on with it!” And that is exactly what I am doing.
Trust me. It will be worth it.
Blessings to you all, and thank you for staying with me lo these many years.
The best is yet to come.
Live. Breathe. Joy. ~ Laurie Beth