Friday, February 20, 2009

Pay It Forward

I just have to tell you all about having my faith in human nature restored. Having previously been in the corporate world, I must admit that I got a bit jaded. Okay, a lot! But what can you expect, I was in SALES!

Since Melissa and I have started
By The Book: Caring For MY Kids and more recently, this blog, I have "met" the nicest people. I put "met" in quotations, because most of these folks have been through email and/or phone contacts. I'd love to REALLY meet them someday and give them a big hug!

Writing, publishing, and marketing our book has been a HUGE learning experience for us. Every time I think I've got it down, I get thrown another curve ball. But I love it! One of the first mentors I found was
Stacey Kannenberg, an author, consultant, motivator and all round great person. She helped us in so many ways, I don't know how I would have gotten such a jump start without her. And since then, I have met dozens of retailers, wholesalers, authors, manufacturers, PR experts and so many others who have helped us. And I don't mean just an idea here or a price quote there, I mean REALLY HELPED.

So we're starting to get more comfortable in our business and we figured, why not start a blog? Melissa can do most of the writing, and I'm technical enough to figure out the internal workings of it. Right? Um, in a word, NO! But once again, somebody who was once a total stranger, came to my rescue.
Nicole Ibarrondo has been FABULOUS, making sense of computer lingo that looks like greek to me!

So I've come to a conclusion: People really like helping other people. I know, you've heard it before. But now, I really, truly believe it. No, I really, truly KNOW it.

So here's a hug and a high-five to Stacey and Nicole and everyone else who has helped us on this journey. Thanks, girlfriends!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the sweet words!! I am only "paying in forward" from all the wonderful people that helped me along the way! My mission has moved way beyond selling books; it's really about helping each other, make the world a better place! Ironically, I was thinking about you as I stumbled across a lead for a St. Louis television show wanting guests...join the free site: to see it!!! Hugs - Stacey