May 9, 2012

First there was Birthday Week, Now There’s Launch Week

Our family decided a few years ago that we were going to have birthday weeks, rather than birth days.  Trying to pack everything into a single day was just too much pressure.

photo credit chatiry girl

We decided to do the same with my book.  Yesterday, May 8th, was launch day, and it was rather magical day, but we decided early on to have a launch week, and I’m really glad we did.

My only problem is — usually I am fairly prompt in returning e-mails, and thanking you for your kindness.  This week, there will be some lag time…as my capacity to say thank you is lagging behind your outpouring.

In the meantime, I am excited for you to read some really terrific posts about dreaming:

Group 1:   Contributors to Dare, Dream, Do:

April Perry posted on the Power of Moms website “Dare, Dream, Do” and “When You Dare to Dream“: her essay in the book is titled “Mommy is a Person.”

Macy Robison posted, “Dare, Dream, Do” — you can read about my playing piano for Macy on the Harvard Business Review blogs The Essence of  a Great Presentation.

Chrysula Winegar posted “When Dreams Become Reality” about her first guest — Oh My Goodness, I Left My Voice on the Bus; she’s making some pretty remarkable things happen.

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Group 2:    Companion stories to Dare, Dream, Do

Carrie Koens wrote “Dream If You Dare” — a terrific post.

Lauri Rottmayer penned “Inspiring a Dream” — it is VERY moving.

Molly Page wrote about how she’s already taking the dare:  “Inspirational Read: Dare, Dream, Do“.

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Group 3:    Leadership:  Dreaming by Example

Do you Dare your Employees to Dream by Tanveer Naseer (doesn’t he look like Tim Allen?)

Great Leaders Leverage Employee Dreams by Chris Edmonds

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Group 4:  Dare to Dream team

Cindy Crosby, a doula by profession and guest blog alumna, writes “Dare, Dream, Do … available now“.

Christine Koh, one of my PivotBoston friends who also blurbed the book, tells her own poignant story of derring-do: “Dare, Dream, Do“.

Linda Eyre, NY Times bestselling parenting author and expert, posted, “Dare to Dream“:  if I had a parent on my personal Advisory Board, it would be her.

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Group 5:   Publishing trade secrets

And for you book diehards, you can read this from my agent Josh Getzler about how he’s been stalking the Amazon rankings “Going Against My Own Philosophy” — after he told me not to.

P.S.  I’ll probably say this again, but Lolly Daskal, who also blurbed the book… has been INCREDIBLY generous in tweeting about the book…

  • http://whenyouwakeupamother.com Chrysula

    So, so, so happy for you! What an incredible beginning. So proud of you and so honored to be a tiny part of all this! And thrilled you enjoyed my post on the book, delighted to be part of the illustrious voices also linked on this post. Brava!!

  • http://www.jennysdailyblessings.blogspot.com Jenny

    Again, congrats Whitney! What great success on day one!!

  • http://www.wilderpresentations.com claudyne wilder

    Whitney, This is a fantastic beginning….I love your idea of birthday weeks. And how about calling this year—book and speech launch year.

    At the book launch your talk was so motivating! All the woman there were so excited about the possibilities they could see through your sharing.

    You’re irresistible when your talk about dreaming and throwing down your pom poms and getting in the game.

  • http://gooddisruptivechange.com/ Susan Alexander

    Well done, Whitney.

    Such an exciting time for you.

    Can’t wait until my copy of the book arrives!

    So looking forward to your event in NYC. Please let me know how I can help with it – I’m always happier at those things when I’m given a little job to do. Nothing is too insignificant – I prefer being useful and busy to milling around socializing :-)

    Susan

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